Foto: Speaker in front of seminar participants


Imaging, hygiene, surgical procedures, the avoidance of over-supply and under-supply in general practice, medical innovations - these are just some of the topics that are the focus of MEDICA ACADEMY. The training event offers physicians from a wide range of disciplines the perfect opportunity for further education and will be held in the Congress Center Düsseldorf CCD South on four days, parallel to the world's leading trade fair for medical technology, MEDICA.

Full-day seminars deal with practical questions and current techniques as well as developments from the medical world. Thanks to a clearly structured program, interested people can turn to their medical specialties. Renowned experts and speakers guide the participants through the challenging topics and are available for a lively exchange. The seminars include self-contained sessions. This gives participants the opportunity to attend individual lectures as well.
Foto: Seminar room with speaker and participants
And since the MEDICA ACADEMY is not only suitable for the transfer of information, it is at the same time also a platform for the exchange of experience between the participating physicians. A further plus of the event is that the dialogue between participants and the exhibiting companies is supported at MEDICA and COMPAMED 2017: The visit of the leading international trade fairs is included in the MEDICA ACADEMY ticket.

MEDICA ACADEMY will apply for CME certification at the Medical Association of North Rhine (Ärztekammer Nordrhein).

Preliminary agenda of the MEDICA ACADEMY 2017

Please note: The conference language is German; only individual lectures will simultaneously be translated into English.

Monday, 13 November 2017

I a. Update Imaging

Prof. Dr. med. Philipp Heusch
Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf

Target groups:


Abdomen / Pelvis

09.00 – 09.45 h
Imaging of the liver
Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Lauenstein, Düsseldorf

09.45 – 10.30 h
Modern diagnostics of prostate carcinoma
PD Dr. med. Lars Schimmöller, Düsseldorf

Cardiac Imaging

10.45 – 11.30 h
Cardiac diagnostics via CT
Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Schlosser, Essen

11.30 – 12.15 h
Cardiac MRT / MRI
PD. Dr. med. Felix Nensa, Essen

Mamma diagnostics

12.45 – 13.30 h
Mammography screening in Germany: an overview
Dr. med. Peter Liersch, Krefeld

13.30 – 14.15 h
Mamma MRT / MRI: When, how an why?
PD. Dr. med. Lale Umutlu, Essen


14.30 – 16.00 h
Modern stroke management
Prof. Dr. med. Bernd Turowski, Düsseldorf
Prof. Dr. med. Sebastian Jander, Düsseldorf

I b. Update Visceral Surgery

News, developments, trends

Prof. Dr. med. Stephan M. Freys
DIAKO Ev. Diakonie-Krankenhaus, Bremen

Target groups:
Surgeons, general practitioners, operating staff


09.00 – 09.30 h
Thyroid / parathyroid gland
Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Nies, Osnabrück

09.30 – 10.00 h
Antireflux surgery
PD Dr. med. Johannes Heimbucher, Kassel

10.00 – 10.30 h
Stomach surgery
PD Dr. med. Bertram Illert, Eutin

10.45 – 11.15 h
Chronic inflammatory diseases
Prof. Dr. med. Ekkehard Jehle, Ravensburg

11.15 – 11.45 h
Colorectal carcinoma
Prof. Dr. med. Stefan R. Benz, Böblingen

11.45 – 12.15 h
Intestine diseases
Prof. Dr. med. Marco Sailer, Hamburg

12.45 – 13.15 h
Transsectoral surgery: Practice versus clinic
Dr. med. Jörg Müller, Berlin

13.15 – 13.45 h
Pankreas surgery
PD Dr. med. Hartmut Thomas, Wismar

13.45 – 14.15 h
Adipositas surgery
Dr. med. Hinrich Köhler, Braunschweig

14.30 – 15.00 h
Acute pain therapy
Prof. Dr. med. Stephan M. Freys, Bremen

15.00 – 15.30 h
Inguinal hernia surgery
Dr. med. Andreas Kuthe, Hannover

15.30 – 16.00 h
Incisional hernia surgery
Prof. Dr. med. Christian Peiper, Hamm

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

II a. Basic Training Course Emergency Sonography

Curriculum of DEGUM/ SGUM/ ÖGUM, Part 1

Dr. med. Wolfgang Heinz
Karl-Olga-Krankenhaus GmbH, Stuttgart

Target groups:

Emergency and intensive care physicians of central emergency units

II b. Refresher Course Symptom-oriented Sonography

PD Dr. med. Eckhart Fröhlich
Universität Tübingen

Target groups:
Foto: Participants in a sonography course
Foto: Participants in a sonography course

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

III a. Avoiding over-supply and under-supply in general practitioners' surgery

Prof. Dr. med. Klaus Weckbecker
Universitätsklinikum Bonn

Target groups:
General practitioners

III b. Seminars on practice sale and takeovers / start-ups

Dr. med. Andreas Kage, Praxis Dr. Kage, Erftstadt

Target groups:
Physicians who want to sale a practice or are interested in takeovers / start-ups


09.00 - 09.30 h
Framework conditions for a branch office - demography etc.
Dr. med. Andreas Kage, Erftstadt

09.30 - 10.30 h
Legal requirements - Registration and follow-up procedures / BAG and job sharing / contracts etc. - Part 1
Christoph von Drachenfels, Mülheim on the Ruhr

10.30 - 10.45 h
Coffee break

10.45 - 11.15 h
Legal requirements - Admission and follow-up procedures / BAG and job sharing / contracts etc. - Part 2
Christoph von Drachenfels, Mülheim on the Ruhr

11.15 - 11.45 h
Assessment of practice - strategies for beginners and practitioners
Matthias Haas, Mülheim on the Ruhr

11.45 - 12.30 h
Financial planning before practice tax / Financing of the business start-up
Lukas Kaster, Düsseldorf

12.30 - 13.00 h
Lunch break

13.00 - 13.45 h
Taxable design possibilities at the sale / tax at the buyer
Matthias Haas, Mülheim on the Ruhr

13.45 - 14.15 h
The doctor as an entrepreneur - basic business knowledge for the doctor's office
Matthias Haas, Mülheim on the Ruhr

14.15 - 14.30 h
Coffee break

14.30 - 15.00 h
Practice management - personnel / advertising / etc.
Dr. med. Andreas Kage, Erftstadt

15.00 - 15.30 h
Livelihood - but right
Heiko Herler, Köln

Thursday, 16 November 2017

IV a. Update Infection Protection

About hygienic measures and how I implement them

Dr. med. Wolfgang Hell
LADR GmbH, Geesthacht

Target groups:
Physicians / technical staff from the sectors hygiene and laboratory, hygiene officers

IV b. Medical innovations in digital ages

From Smart Health Data to Mobile Health –
How do ideas create practice?

Dr. Oliver Lehmkühler, Cluster InnovativeMedizin.NRW, Düsseldorf

Target groups:
Physicians, developers and industrial members

Participation Fees

Seminar participation on 13, 15 oder 16 November 2017

1-day ticket
eTicket: 70 EUR (On-site = 100 EUR)

Course participation on 14 November 2017

1-Day Basic Course Emergency Sonography
eTicket: 290 EUR

1-Day Refresher Course Sonography
eTicket: 70 EUR (On-site: 100 EUR)

Foto: Hand holding an eTicket in a barcode scanner
The MEDICA Ticketshop will be open from 03  August 2017.

Organization / Contact Partner

Düsseldorf Congress Sport & Event GmbH
Conference Management Section
on behalf of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Nina Dilly
Tel.: +49 (0)211 4560-984
Joachim Kienzle
Tel.: + 49 (0)211 4560-980