MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2016 opens: Interdisciplinary, International And Unique

MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2016 is taking place in Düsseldorf from November 14 to 17. Already for the third time, the German Association for Internal Medicine (DGIM) is organizing the advanced training course together with Messe Düsseldorf. Conference president Professor Dr. med. Stefan Frantz, director of the University Hospital and Poly Clinic for Internal Medicine III, Halle (Saale), stresses the unique character of the interdisciplinary and international advanced training course that focuses on the link between science and medical technology. The conference is an important part of the MEDICA, the world´s largest medical trade fair.

“MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE has three key elements: medical training and symposia in English to strengthen the interaction between those interested in technology and doctors”, explains conference president Professor Frantz. The focus of all events is the mutual exchange between doctors and medical device designers to highlight the needs of both sides. In addition to the interdisciplinary program, the conference also provides an international information and network platform: the number of events held in English was increased due to the high demand. For this numerous internationally renowned speakers could be gained. The program is designed so that there is still time to visit the MEDICA exhibition halls after the extensive advanced training.

Each of the four days of the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE that takes place from November 14 to 17 in Düsseldorf has an individual thematic focus. On Monday, the focus is on “New Operative Techniques in Surgery”. In addition to innovations and future visions, current standards of surgical methods will be presented in diverse and compact form.

The second conference day on Tuesday November 15, 2016 addresses “Imaging and Interventional Procedures” such as magnetic resonance tomography and sonography. These procedures find application throughout medicine in diagnostics and therapy are important elements of daily outpatient and inpatient clinical patient care.

The third conference day focuses on Internal Medicine: “Future Technologies and Remote Patient Management”. What does telemedicine mean for chronic diseases such as diabetes? To what extent can digital solutions such as remote monitoring in case of heart failure help the patient to avoid a hospital stay? Experts will ask themselves these and other questions on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

The scientific program of the event`s final day looks at “Diagnostics in Internal Medicine, Laboratory Medicine, Toxicology and Hygiene”. Goal- oriented determination of laboratory parameters, correct interpretation and connection to clinical symptoms determine the course of many diseases to a significant extent. In addition, avoiding infections with so-called “hospital germs” is an omnipresent, interdisciplinary topic of discussion and come up on November 17, 2016.

Each day, MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE informs participants on technical innovations for efficient diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of diseases. In addition, courses are provided to give the doctors the opportunity to acquire the necessary know-how to handle these innovations. Some of these courses provide participants with an internationally recognized certificate. In addition to sonography and tropical medicine, the program also includes medical emergency courses such as Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and the Basic Training Emergency Sonography (DEGUM/SGUM/ÖGUM). “In these courses, participants have the opportunity to become familiar with new medical technologies and to refresh their expertise in a practical and interactive manner”, explains Professor Frantz. The contents of the courses are coordinated with the primary topic of the day.

By addressing an international audience, the conference follows the MEDICA – the international leading medical fair taking place in parallel is for the first time looking forward to participation by more than 5,000 exhibitors. “I am pleased that, for the third time in a row, we can offer national and international visitors to the conference a program that is unique in its interdisciplinary and internationality”, stresses conference president Professor Frantz. ”We will be delighted if many colleagues use this opportunity to broaden their horizons.” Further information on the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE and participation options are available online at

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The MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE is an interdisciplinary advanced training course of the German Association for Internal Medicine (DGIM) and the Messe Düsseldorf according to the motto “Science Meets Medical Technology” which takes place from November 14 to 17, 2016 in Düsseldorf. It takes place concurrently with the world trade fair for medical technology MEDICA on Monday and Tuesday between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm. Due to the clear scheduling structure, visitors have flexibility in choosing between the different topics and sessions. Three events (sessions) and various courses on a focus topic are offered in parallel each day. The MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE was approved by the Medical Association of North Rhine. Following the conference at 3:30 pm, the participants have the opportunity to visit the MEDICA trade fair until 6:30 pm (courses have partly different times). The world`s largest trade fair offers the perfect addition to the conference with its innovative technological worlds. For further information on the conference program see

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