In celebration of its 250th Anniversary, Semmelweis University is launching a series of interactive, public health-themed programmes called Semmelweis Health Days. Between September 2019 and June 2020, a total of ten events will be open for families, students, university staff, and Hungarian and international visitors to attend. Event days will alternate between Fridays and Saturdays.

Friday programmes, taking place every two months, will offer presentations, interactive programmes, lectures, and screenings for families and individuals of all ages. Saturday programmes, also held in alternating months, will focus on a narrower field of expertise, allowing for a more personalized consultation with participating physicians and practitioners, as well as health screenings.

Semmelweis Health Days 2019/2020

SATURDAY – 14 September 2019
Semmelweis Health Days 1. – Mental Health Day
Semmelweis University Basic Medical Science Center (EOK)1094 Budapest, Tűzoltó utca 37/47.


„Art Brut” Exhibition and Guided Tour

  • Time: ongoing
  • The works of “Art Brut” artists immediately captivate the visitor; the pictures are as strange as they are uplifting. The shockingly frank and courageous depictions of spiritual suffering evoke compassion and admiration, and the expression of extraterrestrial delights can evoke a sense of joy in the viewer.

“It would be great to have someone to talk to…” Mental Health Chats

  • Time: 10am-2pm (every half hour, 1 person/mental health professional)
  • Minimum age: 14
  • During the Mental Health Chats, a team of trained mental health professionals are ready to support individuals who come to them for help and who find themselves struggling with personal difficulties and emotional distress. Through this discussion, individuals have the opportunity to mobilize resources and possibly find a new balance that can help improve their psychological well-being.

Memory Booth

  • Time: Ongoing
  • We provide information on the types, risk factors, genetic background and symptoms of dementia. We are looking forward to seeing you at our booth throughout the event.

ADHD Booth

  • Time: Ongoing
  • Receive valuable information about the various treatment options for ADHD.

Innovative Community Healing Booth
(Awakenings Foundation, Semmelweis University Community Psychiatric Centre)

  • Time: Ongoing
  • What is Community Psychiatry and Addictology? What innovative, powerful opportunities does it offer? What are the benefits of self-help groups? How can we tackle stigma? Can you be a volunteer? You have questions, and we have the answers! Join us as our booth, and download our ASSZERTIVIA app.


A little morning music…

  • Time: 10:30am and 11am
  • Turns out music and medicine are not so far apart! The third-year medical student and singer, Regina Molnár, will be accompanied by Barnabás Németh, electrical engineer. Their program includes hits of domestic and foreign performers in an unplugged performance.

A little afternoon music…

  • Time: 4pm
  • Félix Takács, student of the Faculty of Medicine gives a flute concert. His program will consist of works by Ersnt Krähmer as well as Antonio Vivaldi.

A little night music… Performance by “Valami Swing”

  • Time: 8pm
  • Turns out music and medicine are not so far apart! Dr. Kata Kiss, lead singer of the band, is currently a resident pediatrician at Bethesda Children’s Hospital. “Valami Swing” created their own style, which they like to call “Hot Jazz & Cool Swing”. Their music stems back to the streets of Paris in the 1920s. This is the original European jazz. It is a virtuosic combination of American jazz, swing, hot club, chanson, including hits, folk music and traditional gypsy music.

FRIDAY – 4 October 2019, 3:00-10:00pm
Semmelweis Health Days 2. – Health Sciences in Daily Life

Location: Semmelweis University Faculty of Health Sciences – 1088 Budapest, Vas u. 17.


Examine the patient! – Clinical simulation in a realistic setting, practice without risks

  • 4 pm onwards
  • Minimum age: 10
  • interactive demonstrations are held by the simulation of the functions of the human body. Participants can ask questions and take an active part in the basic examination of the “patient”, a simulation dummy. They can use the stethoscope to listen over the heart, lungs and the intestines, measure blood pressure, feel the pulse points of the body and learn about life-threatening conditions.
  • Attendance on “first come first served” basis

Crisis management of mass accidents – simulation (Boston marathon)

  • Time: 7 pm-7.30 pm
  • Minimum age: 10
  • The simulation shows a real-life event that happened in Boston in 2013: detonations at a running race leave a huge number of people injured. The injuries require immediate medical attendance and the accident scene needs to be cleared as soon as possible. Live human simulation.
  • Attendance on “first come first served” basis (max 100 people)

SATURDAY – 9 November 2019
Semmelweis Health Days 3. – First Aid in the Family

Location: TBA

FRIDAY – 6 December 2019, 3:00-10:00pm
Semmelweis Health Days 4. – From Molecules to Surgery in Space

Location: Semmelweis University Basic Medical Science Center (EOK)1094 Budapest, Tűzoltó utca 37/47.

SATURDAY – 4 January 2020
Semmelweis Health Days 5. – Oncology Day

Location: TBA

FRIDAY – 7 February 2020, 3:00-10:00pm
Semmelweis Health Days 6. – Buda Health Days


Semmelweis Health Day 7. – Prevention in Paediatrics


FRIDAY – 3 April 2020, 3:00-10:00pm
Semmelweis Health Days 8. – Healing from Head to Toe

Location: In various locations in the University’s Outer Clinical Block

SATURDAY – 25 April 2020
Semmelweis Health Days 9. – Family Sport Day and Semmelweis Staff Picnic


FRIDAY – 5 JUNE 2020, 3:00-10:00pm
Semmelweis Health Days 10. – Medicine Up-close

Location: In various locations in the University’s Inner Clinical Block