MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2016: Experience Tomorrow`s Medicine Today


For the third time, the German Association for Internal Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin, DGIM) is organizing the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE, together with the Messe Düsseldorf. This conference offers participants a unique opportunity to gather and exchange information about new technologies and their medical application in the framework of an advanced scientific training course during the world trade fair for medical technology, MEDICA.
The event will keep the motto "Science meets Medical Technology" in 2016, even though there is a new conference president: Professor Dr. Stefan Frantz, Director of the University Hospital and Polyclinic for Internal Medicine in Halle, took over from Professor Dr. Hendrik Lehnert, President of the University of Lübeck, who has held this position for the past two years.

With the focus on individual topic areas each day and a range of different courses, for example on laboratory medicine and emergency medicine, the conference wants to attract interested medical professionals from all specialties – from clinics and practices – and anyone interested in medicine and medical technology in science, research, development and manufacturing. Scientifical lectures offer depth or overview, practical sessions teach expertise that can be used by doctors for the daily care of patients.

A core aspect of all events is the reciprocal exchange between doctors and industry representatives in order to highlight the needs of both sides. In addition to the interdisciplinary offerings, the conference also provides an international information and networking platform: the choice of events held in English was increased due to high demand; high-caliber speakers and interlocutors include several from abroad.

Each of the four days of the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE, taking place from November 14 to 16 in Düsseldorf, has an individual thematic focus. On Monday November 14, the focus is New Operative Techniques in Surgery. In addition to innovative techniques and future visions, current standards of surgical methods will be presented in diverse and compact form.

Tuesday November 15, 2016, addresses Imaging and Interventional Procedures such as magnetic resonance tomography and sonography. These procedures find application throughout medicine in diagnosis and therapy and are important elements of daily outpatient and inpatient clinical patient care.

The third conference day focuses on Internal Medicine: Future Technologies and Remote Patient Management. What does telemedicine mean for chronic diseases such as diabetes? To what extent can digital solutions such as remote monitoring in case of heart failure help to avoid a hospital stay? Experts will ask themselves these and other questions on Wednesday November 16.

The scientific program of the event´s final day looks at Diagnostics in Internal Medicine, Laboratory Medicine, Toxicology, and Hygiene. Goal-oriented determination of laboratory parameters, correct interpretation and connection to individual clinical symptoms can be key factors that determine the course of many diseases. In addition, gram-negative and gram-positive pathogens, for example, are an omnipresent, interdisciplinary topic of discussion that will be addressed on November 17, 2016.

Day passes can be purchased for the conference. These tickets entitle the visitor to check out MEDICA the same day. Participants thus have the opportunity to be inspired by further innovations in the fields of science and medical technology in the MEDICA trade fair halls. The conference was structured to end at 3:30 pm on all four days. It is just a short walk to the neighboring fair halls where new technological worlds await. For the second time, MEDICA is taking place from Monday to Thursday.

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Press contacts:

Anne-Katrin Döbler / Stephanie Priester
Postfach 30120
70451 Stuttgart
Tel.: +49 (0)711 8931-605
Fax: +49 (0)711 8931-167

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Press office MEDICA 2016
Martin-Ulf Koch / Larissa Browa
Tel.: +49 (0)211 4560-444 / -549

Düsseldorf, 16 March 2016