Collecting, interpreting and reading traces – this is also the task of physicians when taking samples, analyzing and evaluating them. Laboratory medicine is the foundation of diagnostics. You can discover which innovative laboratory technology will soon be on the market and what is standard in diagnostics today at MEDICA 2018 in Halls 3, 3a and 18.
Clinical and molecular pathology, microbiology, medical engineering and life sciences are drivers of innovation for all areas of medicine. The MEDICA LABMED FORUM 2018 highlights detection techniques in infectiology, laboratory diagnostics in diabetology and sports medicine, biomarkers in cardiology, and brings together industry and young scientists.
Doctors and patients, health policymakers and healthcare providers, media representatives and all other visitors of the world's largest medical trade fair are invited to four exciting focal days with top-class lectures and panel discussions.
Program Highlights in the MEDICA LABMED FORUM 2018
Monday, 12 November: Recognize and combat infectious diseases – Modern methods for the detection of pathogens and resistances
Tuesday, 13 November: Patient-related laboratory diagnostics – Current applications in diabetology and sports medicine
Wednesday, 14 November: Targeting cardiovascular diseases – Proven and new biomarkers for diagnostics and risk assessment
Thursday, 15 November: Industry day and talent exchange – Innovative companies meet young scientists
Monday, 12:25 h – 13:00 h Ion mobility spectrometry – a new tool for rapid microbial detection Dr. rer. nat. Wolfang Vautz ION-GAS GmbH, Dortmund
Tuesday, 11:00 h – 11:30 h Promises of continuous glucose monitoring and electronic data transfer in regional diabetes care Dr. Timo Kouri MD, HUSLAB, Department of Clinical Chemistry and Haematology, Helsinki University
Wednesday, 11:45 h – 12:15 h Biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of heart failure Prof. Dr. med. Alain Maisel University of California, San Diego, USA
Thursday, 11:15 h - 11:30 h Machine learning in epigenomics Dr. med. Alexander Tolios Universitätsklinik für Blutgruppenserologie und Transfusionsmedizin, Wien
Most errors in histopathology happen when specimen are received. Countless samples arrive daily at the laboratory, while the sample entry process is monotonous. inveox has now developed a system that automates the processes in the pathology laboratory, thus making them more efficient.
Cells in space – extraterrestrial approaches in cancer research
Here on Earth, all experiments are bound by gravitation. Yet, freed from gravity's grip, tumor cells, for example, behave in an entirely different way. As part of the "Thyroid Cancer Cells in Space" project, smartphone-sized containers carrying poorly differentiated thyroid cancercells are sent into space.
Personalized medicine does not want to measure all patients with the same yardstick anymore. Instead, it aims to precisely fit the therapy to the cause of their disease. This often means a more successful treatment with less side effects for patients.