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.

Logo MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE
14 - 17 November 2016

Monday - Thursday

CCD Süd / CCD South
 
Foto: Prof. Dr. Tobias Keck

LIVE in the Box: Laparoscopy - How is technology helping?

The third dimension has found its way into the operating rooms. A three-dimensional technique enables surgeons to operate more quickly and precisely, accelerating the patients regeneration process. As a member of the programm comitee of the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE Professor Dr. Tobias Keck covers the field of visceral and thoracic surgery: he explains the role of laparascopy ad future perspectives of 3D-surgery. 

LIVE in the Box: Laparoscopy - How is technology helping?
Laparoscopic pancreas surgery
14 Nov. 2016, 12.30 a.m. – 02.00 p.m.

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.

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In more than 200 lectures and courses, surgeons and medical technology experts from all sectors may get to know the medicine of the future.

Secure your MEC eTicket. The number of participant in the coureses is limited. If you sign up quickly, you can benefit from our Early Bird fare until 15 September 2016.

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New concepts for hereditary cancer

Which new diagnostic and therapeutic concepts can be developed on the basis of molecular findings in tumor development and how can these concepts find their way into clinical application? The Hereditary Cancer: Early Identification and Preventive Strategies symposium chaired by Professor Dr. Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz, Heidelberg, addresses these issues for hereditary visceral cancer diseases. The focus is on early recognition and prevention.

Monday, November 14, 2016, between 02:10 pm and 03:30 pm
Visceral Surgery: Hereditary Cancer: Early Identification and Preventive Strategies
• Prophylactic surgery or chemoprevention?
• Vaccination for microsatellite instable tumors?
• Bedside test – are we there? T

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Internal Medicine: Update Hypertension

Since the publication of the SPRINT study last year, there has been a movement in the discussion of target blood pressure values for hypertensive patients. While the European Society of Hypertension has so far made no change to their recommendation, amendments have been made in Canada, for example. One focus of the Internal Medicine: Update Hypertension symposium chaired by Professor Dr. Wolfgang Motz, Karlsburg, addresses the current status of the data following SPRINT.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, between 09:00 am and 10:30 am
Internal Medicine: Update Hypertension
• Hypertension – new data, new target values
• Interventional versus conservative therapy
• Importance of treatment in elderly patients

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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

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