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The Program Committee has composed a versatile and interdisciplinary program with challenging symposia and pracitcal courses. Each conference day is dedicated to a chosen topic. Conference president Professor Stefan Frantz gives an overview. (source: DGIM)
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Preliminary MEC Conference 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.

MEC News: 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. There is a new conference president: Professor Dr. Stefan Frantz, Director of the University Hospital and Polyclinic for Internal Medicine in Halle.

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Baby Watching

Prenatal diagnosis can recognize chromosomal disorders such as trisomy 21 or abnormalities of organs, amongst others. Gynecologists usually recommend prenatal diagnosis for patients with so-called risk pregnancies. Until now, reliable diagnosis of chromosomal disorders has only been possible using invasive prenatal methods. In nearly 0.5 percent of the cases, a miscarriage occurs following the intervention. In the Symposium “Gynecology: Technical Aspects of Prenatal Screening“, the chairman Dr. Michael Lutz, Koblenz presents a non-invasive diagnostic test which is based on the sequencing of cell-free fetal DNA from maternal blood. He reports how this test can offer a risk-free alternative to amniocentesis.

Thursday, November 17, 2016, between 12:30 pm and 02:00 pm

Gynecology: Technical aspects of prenatal screening

  • Overview of the cfDNA testing technologies for fetal aneuploidies
  • Detection of fetal trisomy based on quantitative real-time PCR
  • Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) using targeted cell free DNA analysis in maternal plasma with microarrays: The Toma lab clinical experience
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Trends in nutrition

Be it superfoods, green smoothies, paleo diet or clean eating: the nutrition topic is currently on everyone’s lips. Besides the food trends, nutritional medicine has been dealing for a long time with the question of what makes a diet healthy – in a preventative sense for patients, but also in case of illness. The symposium “Nutritional Medicine: Nutrition –Update 2016”, chaired by Professor Dr. Christian Löser, Kassel, provides new insights into this.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, between 10:40 am and 12:00 noon

Nutritional Medicine: Nutrition – Update 2016

  • Nutrition as prevention – what can a healthy lifestyle achieve?
  • Nutrigenetics and personalized nutrition
  • Nutrition for tumor patients – modern treatment concepts
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"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. In addition to the interdisciplinary offerings, the conference also provides an international information and networking platform for the application of medical technology: the number of events held in English with a focus on medical technology was increased due to high demand. For this numerous internationally renowned speakers could be gained.

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14 - 17 November 2016

Monday - Thursday

CCD Süd / CCD South
 

Target Groups

The MEC is an advanced interdisciplinary training conference for medical practitioners and professional groups with an interest in specialised medicine, such as:
  • Specialised doctors / specialists in various branches from established (specialised) practices, clinics and laboratories, as well as
  • Doctors in training
  • Medical research and science
  • Developers, manufacturers and buyers of innovative medical technology

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

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Abt. Conference Management
Joachim Kienzle, Lisa Hohenstatt
Tel: +49 (0)211 4560-980 / -984
E-Mail: congressinfo@messe-duesseldorf.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