MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2015: Medical Expertise Meets Technical Know-How

Foto: Traing course participants in front of microskopes

Foto: Traing course participants in front of microskopes; © Messe Düsseldorf GmbH

The connection between science and medical technology produces fascinating results that are of great benefit to patients. These results will be the focus of the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE taking place November 16 to 19 in Düsseldorf, in parallel with MEDICA, the world´s largest trade fair for medical technology. Like last year, the German Association for Internal Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin DGIM), together with Messe Düsseldorf, is organizing the conference, which is intended as a professional development event for all medical fields and for representatives from both academia and industry.

This year, the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE offers unique, interdisciplinary insight into medical topics and an even stronger focus on innovations from medical technology and engineering. The physical and timely proximity to the MEDICA trade fair is deliberate and allows for exchange between physicians, scientists and industry representatives. Numerous international and national speakers will help conference participants to look beyond disciplinary borders. The events present future visions and current standards in a diversified and compact way.

Each of the four days of the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE focuses on a different theme - this makes selective participation at the conference easier for day visitors:
• surgery and new operative techniques (November 16, 2015)
• maging, endoscopy and interventions (November 17, 2015)
• geriatrics, palliative medicine and nutritional medicine (November 18, 2015)
• infectiology, inflammation and laboratory medicine (November 19, 2015)

Day tickets for visiting the conference can be purchased.

Each day, the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE offers participants three parallel events taking place at the same time (meetings) and two courses that fit the theme for the day and that will last the whole day. Because of this time structure, visitors will be able to compile a personal conference program.

The MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE day ticket entitles the holder to visit the MEDICA trade fair on the same day. After attending a conference day, participants thus have the opportunity to let themselves be inspired about further innovations in the fields of science and medical technology in the MEDICA trade fair halls. The conference time structure is created in such a way that the final events end at 4:00 pm for all four days. Then it is just a short walk to the neighboring fair halls to take in the fascinating world of technology. The MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE takes place this year for the first time from Monday to Thursday.

On April 20 at the 121st Convention of Internists in Mannheim, the press conference for the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE will provide an outlook on the conference and its four key topics. Interested persons can find further information on the conference and a video with images from the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2014 at

Contact for inquiries:

Anne-Katrin Döbler/Stephanie Priester
PO BOX 30 1 20
70451 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 (0)711 8931-605
Fax: +49 (0)711 8931-167

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