MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE

"Science Meets Medical Technology"

For the third time, the DGIM is organizing the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE together with the Messe Düsseldorf according to the motto “SCIENCE MEETS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY”. This conference offers the 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.

With the focus on individual topic areas each conference day and the offer of most various, partly internationally certifi ed workshops such as ACLS resuscitation or DEGUM sonography, 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. The number of events held in English with a focus on medical technology was increased due to high demand. Numerous internationally renowned speakers could be gained.

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14 - 17 November 2016

Monday - Thursday

CCD Süd / CCD South
 

MEC Program 2016

Image: Cover and content page of the MEC brochure
With the focus on individual topic areas each conference day and the offer of most various, partly internationally certifi ed workshops such as ACLS resuscitation or DEGUM sonography, 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.
To the MEC agenda with all lectures and speakers
Porträt

Prevention - Physical Activity as Important as Cancer Drug

Estimates indicate that about 70% of all treated diseases in industrial nations are based on lifestyle factors such as obesity caused by poor diet and lack of exercise. A healthy lifestyle represents an essential preventive factor and must be strongly supported in health policy, demands one expert in the run-up to the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2016. Avoiding not only medical but also serious social and economic consequences is crucial.

“Protective Acid Mantle” for Medical Devices

Inspired by the natural protective acid mantle of human skin, an innovative coating with transition metal acids could kill bacteria on the surface of medical instruments and thus reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections. The inventor presents his product at the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2016 which takes place from 14 to 17 November in Düsseldorf.

Thursday, November 17, 2016, between 2:10 pm and 3:30 pm
Diabetology: Diabetology and WearablesHygiene: Groundbreaking approaches for infection control in healthcare

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High-tech OR a bad investment?

More and more hospitals in Germany are modernizing their operating rooms. These so-called “Hybrid ORs” enhance the workplace of a surgeon with imaging techniques such as angiography and computer tomography and sometimes even provide a robotic assistance system. This “high-tech” equipment, however, can quickly become a bad investment if the personnel are not able to use it due to a lack of training.

Thursday, November 17, 2016, between 2:10 pm and 03:30 pm
Hospital Engineering: Workflow-driven Hospital and Clinical Engineering

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Foto: MEC - Course participants in front of a sonography monitor

Organisation / Contact Partner

Scientific program

Conference president 2016
Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Frantz
Direktor der Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin III
Ernst-Grube-Straße 40, 06120 Halle (Saale)

Conference secretary 2016
Dr. med. Moritz Hundertmark, Assistenzarzt
Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin III
Ernst-Grube-Straße 40, 06120 Halle (Saale)

Contact persons

Conference secretariat 2016
Michaela Jaeger
Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin III
Ernst-Grube-Straße 40, 06120 Halle (Saale)
Tel.: +49 (0)345 557-2846
E-Mail: michaela.jaeger@uk-halle.de

Press office DGIM
Anne-Katrin Döbler, Stephanie Priester
Tel.: +49 (0)711 8931-115 / -605
E-Mail: doebler@medizinkommunikation.org

Düsseldorf Congress Sport & Event GmbH
im Aufrtag der Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Conference Management
Nina Dilly
Tel.: + 49 (0)211 4560-984
E-Mail: DillyN-d-cse.de

Joachim Kienzle
Tel.: + 49 (0)211 4560-980
E-Mail: KienzleJ-d-cse.de

Conference President

Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Frantz

Foto: Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Frantz
Director of the University Hospital and Policlinic for Internal Medicine III, Ernst-Grube-Straße 40, 06120 Halle

About DGIM e.V.

Today, with over 23,500 members, the German Society for Internal Medicine (DGIM) is the largest medicalscientific specialist association in Germany and in Europe. Since its foundation in Wiesbaden in 1882, it has united all scientists and doctors active in the internal medicine field under its roof.

As a non-profit association, the DGIM promotes knowledge and research within the entire fi eld of internal medicine.
It sees it as its duty to communicate academic findings to those engaged in applied medicine. Since its foundation, the DGIM has strived towards unity within internal medicine. It simultaneously focuses on the internistic subspecialties. On this basis, it fosters active exchange and communication with core scientific specialities such as angiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, haematology/oncology, cardiology, nephrology, pneumology and rheumatology. Further special internistic areas of focus for the DGIM include geriatrics, internistic intensive care and emergency medicine, and infectiology. DGIM membership has more than doubled in the last ten years.

Amongst its members today are not just the tenured professors of internal medicine. Established internists and general practitioners, doctors in advanced and further training, and young medics all find a good partner in the specialist association.

The DGIM considers it its central task to advance knowledge and research within the entire fi eld of internal medicine – for the benefit of the patients. In this sense, it also supports the transfer of current research findings to daily care in hospitals and private practice. The annual DGIM Convention of Internists in Wiesbaden offers a distinguished platform for discussing and exchanging the latest scientific findings in internal medicine as a whole. From 2014, the DGIM will bring this expertise to the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE, for the contextual implementation of which it assumes immediate responsibility. As one of the largest medical specialist associations in Europe, it will manage the educational programme of the conference, which takes place each year during the World Forum for Medicine, MEDICA.

In addition to communication with doctors and scientists, the DGIM also focuses on regular exchanges with the research industry. In this context, for example, the specialist association discusses scientific and health care policy issues with firms from the pharmaceutical industry and medical equipment manufacturers, as well as scientific publishers. Through its active media and public relations strategy, it maintains a constant dialogue with its members, media representatives, unions, political figures and the wider public.

Executive Board and General Management of DGIM e.V.

General Sekretary:
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Ulrich R. Fölsch, Kiel, Germany

Treasurer:
Prof. Dr. med. Richard Raedsch, Wiesbaden, Germany

Managing Director:
RA Maximilian Guido Broglie, Wiesbaden, Germany

Deputy Managing Director:
Dipl.-Kffr. Ourania Menelaou, Wiesbaden, Germany

Chairperson 2014/2015:
Prof. Dr. med. Michael Hallek, Köln

1. Deputy Chairperson:
Prof. Dr. med. Michael P. Manns, Hannover

2. Deputy Chairperson:
Prof. Dr. med. Gerd Hasenfuß, Göttingen

3. Deputy Chairperson:
Prof. Petra-Maria Schumm-Draeger