MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2015: International Program

The MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2015 is ready to start: the interdisciplinary and international advanced training event of the German Association for Internal Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin, DGIM) together with Messe Düsseldorf will take place from November 16 to 19. Over four days, 168 speakers will offer a comprehensive program in 56 events. Many of the events are addressed to an international audience and will be held in German and English.

Speakers from England, Holland, Sweden, Austria and Poland held symposia on the four main focuses of the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE, and interesting lectures will also be translated synchronously into English. The common thread is the connection between science and medical technology.

The first conference day on Monday November 16 will start with the focal theme Surgery and new Surgical Techniques. In the Transcatheter Valves symposium, experts will discuss current trends in minimally invasive gentle transcatheter aortic valve implantation and, in addition, if it should be used for young patients in the future. Latest research results in the field of surgical robots will also be presented on this theme day, as well as hybrid intervention rooms and new techniques in the field of visceral surgery.

On Monday November 17 everything revolves around Imaging, Endoscopy and Intervention. What progress can be made in diagnostics by fused image series, a technique in which image series from different image modalities over overlaid? What should the doctor keep in mind during preparation and analysis? Novelties about imaging in neurology and cardiology will also be presented on this theme day. Often there are big hurdles for medical technology innovations that prevent fast market approval. How doctors can support and promote clinical evaluation will therefore also be a subject addressed by the speakers.

Geriatrics, Palliative and Nutritional Medicine are on the program for the third conference day on November 18, 2015. Medical care in old age but also at the end of life is gaining more and more importance in an increasingly ageing population. Speakers present approaches from nutritional medicine but also inventions of gerontotechnology. The aim is to maintain older peoples´ mobility and body functions as long as possible or, for example after a stroke, recover them.

The fourth conference day on November 19 offers insight into such interesting topics as establishment and necessary standards of biobanks for clinical research, drug analytics and addiction medicine, human genetics of the future and the still highly topical question of an optimal defense against infection in clinical hygiene. The focus of this day is on Infectiology, Inflammation and Laboratory Medicine.

You can find the complete program of the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE online at www.medica.de/mec_programm2015. There you can also register directly using the link www.medica-tradefair.com/mec_shop2.

Addressing an international audience, the conference follows MEDICA - the world trade fair for medical technology takes place at the same time and attracts more than 4800 exhibitors and over 130,000 visitors from all over the world. The doors of the fair halls are also open for the conference visitors to take a look at the innovations of the medical technology from around the globe. Please note the modified duration: for the first time, the MEDICA fair and the conference will both run this year from Monday to Thursday.

You can find further information on the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE online at www.medica-tradefair.com/mec2.

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Press contact for inquiries:

Press office DGIM /MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Anne-Katrin Döbler / Stephanie Priester
PO BOX 30 1 20
70451 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 (0)711 8931-605
Fax: +49 (0)711 8931-167
E-Mail: priester@medizinkommunikation.org

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Press office MEDICA 2015
Martin-Ulf Koch / Larissa Browa
Phone +49 (0)211 4560-444/ -549
Fax: +49 (0)211 4560-8548
E-Mail: KochM@messe-duesseldorf.de