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
 
Information brochure 2016 [Version: 08 September 2016, subject to changes]
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Keynote Speaker: Topic day “Imaging and Interventional Procedures“

The high-quality conference program includes outstanding representatives of their specialist fields from both Germany and around the world: we would like to present to you here the keynote speaker of the second conference day “Imaging and Interventional Procedures”:

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, between 10:00 am and 10:30 am:
Cardio-MRI
Prof. Dr. Michael Markl
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago IL, USA

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, between 02:35 pm and 03:00 pm:
Siemens Artis zeego - robotic assisted interventional imaging in the Hybrid OR
Dr. Martin Ostermeier
Siemens Healthcare, Forchheim

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, between 01:30 pm and 02:00 am and between 03:00 and 03:30 pm:
Acute myocardial infarction – reperfusion techniques
Prof. Dr. Wolfram Voelker
Würzburg University Clinic.

MEC Program 2016

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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.

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Telemedicine in Diabetology

Dr Julia Mader from the Clinical Division of Endocrinology and Diabetology at the Medical University in Graz works in the field of "mobile health". She has established a tablet-based system that can develop a personalized insulin therapy for any patient with diabetes. The attending doctor checks the values indicated every 24 hours. Already 400 patients have been treated in Graz –patients and doctors have reported very high satisfaction. The system, until now only functional as a stationary system but presently of interest for clinics and doctors from Switzerland, Great Britain and Denmark, is presented by Dr Mader at the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, between 09:00 am and 10:30 am
Diabetology: Diabetology and Wearables
• Tele-diabetology in Germany
• Mobile health in Diabetes
• Medical apps: How to use them?

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New Catheter Procedure in Mitral Insufficiency

A small revolution is imminent in Germany for the treatment of leaky mitral valves, one of the most common heart valve failures. The defective mitral valve can now be replaced by a new one by introducing a catheter through the heart apex to place the new mitral valve within the old. This procedure takes place on a beating heart and with very low risk. Following approval from the Federal Ministry of Health, this method may represent a gentle and promising treatment for up to one million people in Germany. Professor Dr med. Hendrik Treede, director at the University Hospital and Outpatient Clinic for Cardiac Surgery at the University Hospital in Halle (Saale), will talk about this transapical catheter procedure in mitral insufficiency and the first experiences with it in Germany on the second conference day.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, between 12:30 pm and 02:00 pm
Cardiology: Innovation and developments in the treatment of cardiac valve disease with live-in-the-box cases: How will we do it?
• Transapical mitral valve implantation: Procedure and new possibilities
• New mitral valve devices
• Tricuspid valve interventionsew

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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

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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