The MEDICA HEALTH IT FORUM is your platform for innovations. Top speakers and protagonists of the scene will reflect on the latest developments in the field of digital health solutions in top-class expert panels, tech talks and deep dive sessions. In addition, you will find topic-related exhibits from universities and research institutions in the adjoining exhibition area, giving you a comprehensive and tangible picture of the future of IT-based medicine.
The pioneers of the industry discuss openly and across all disciplinary and sectoral boundaries. Our panels and sessions are bundled into four main topics: On the opening day, we will address various aspects of modern and user-friendly, i.e. mobile and web-based, healthcare under the topic "Virtual care & digital therapeutics". The MEDICA Tuesday is dedicated to "Medical artificial intelligence & robotics". Here you will learn everything about the current state of data-driven research, for example about the possibilities and (ethical) limits of affective computing, about the use of synthetic data or about robotic process automation. On Wednesday, new "Fields of innovation" will be discussed, for example, "Smart implants" or "Biomedical platforms". And on the final day of MEDICA, under the main topic "Societal aspects of digitized healthcare", we will discuss new work ideas or the cultural change brought about by digitization.
Preliminary program structure of MEDICA HEALTH FORUM 2021
Version: 17 February 2021, subject to changes
Expert panels (short keynote, short presentations, moderated panel discussion, Q&A)
Deep dive sessions (scientific lecture / keynote & exemplary presentation of a company & demo)
Tech talks (series of lectures with subsequent discussion, Q&A)
Monday, 15 November 2021
Virtual Care & Digital Therapeutics
11:00 - 12:00 h: Behavioral health (Expert Panel) 12:00 - 13:00 h: Digital nursing (Tech Talk) 13:00 - 14:00 h: On-demand healthcare (Tech Talk) 14:00 - 15:00 h: Virtual care after Covid-19 (Expert Panel) 15:00 - 16:00 h: VR in healthcare - second wave (Tech Talk) 16:00 - 17:00 h: Virtual triage (Deep Dive Session)
Tuesday, 16 November 2021
MAI - Medical Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
11:00 - 12:00 h: Affective computing (Tech Talk) 12:00 - 13:00 h: Predictive health (Expert Panel) 13:00 - 14:00 h: Smart robotics (Tech Talk) 14:00 - 15:00 h: Medical liability risks in the age of AI (Expert Panel) 15:00 - 16:00 h: Synthetic data (Tech Talk) 16:00 - 17:00 h: Robotic Process Automation (RPA) (Deep Dive Session)
11:00 - 12:00 h: New work in healthcare? (Tech Talk) 12:00 - 13:00 h: Cultural change through digitization (Expert Panel) 13:00 - 14:00 h: Digital Health technologies helping refugees (Expert Panel) 14:00 - 16:00 h: Open mic for MHIF exhibitors
Take the opportunity to exchange ideas with other experts!
The exhibition area at the MEDICA HEALTH IT FORUM
Get to know trends already in their development phase.
Groundbreaking new technologies and care scenarios emerge from basic research and our exhibition brings together some of the most interesting projects the digital health research landscape has to offer.
As a visitor, you can benefit from synergy effects and combine your visit to our stage programme with a tour of our exhibition (we will be happy to guide you).
You are an innovative university or research institute and want to become part of the MHIF? Get in touch with us!
System stand construction – Everything's ready!
No time-consuming assembly work thanks to our complete stand
The exhibition stand has 2 presentation tables for your exhibits and 2 presentation walls. Posters can be hung on the walls up to a size of DIN A0.
The electrical connection is included in the price.
We help you to realize your internet connection.
Who can you meet here?
More than 5,000 exhibitors from Germany and abroad
66 % international exhibitors (trade, hospitals, industry)
more than 121,000 trade visitors
47 % of visitors are decision-makers and 42 % are co-decision-makers
35 % are first-time visitors
Portal presentation on MEDICA-tradefair.com
As an exhibitor, the dashboard in the MEDICA Portal offers you various services that you can use online to optimally promote and design your appearance at MEDICA 2021. You can also make contacts and stand appointments and participate in the matchmaking.
Participation fee: 770 EUR
Exhibitors from universities and research institutes pay 770.00 EUR (plus VAT).
You will also receive three exhibitor passes and free drinks.
Foto: Exhibitor and visitor exchange ideas
Which dates are important?
Registration deadline for the exhibition: 29.10.2021
Program of the virtual.MEDICA HEALTH IT FORUM 2020
The forum language is English!
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10:00 – 11:00 h From treatment to prevention - Expert Panel
Timetable of the session 10:00 – 10:10 h: Opening & Welcome (Tania Higgins, Moderator virtual.MEDICA) 10:10 – 10:15 h: Introduction / Short Keynote 10:15 – 10:40 h: Statements / Lectures from Panelists 10:40 – 10:50 h: Panel Discussion 10:50 – 11:00 h: Questions & Answers (Q&A)
Moderation: Lina Behrens, Managing Director, Flying Health
Panel: Dr. Hanne Horvarth, Co-founder & VP Business Development, HelloBetter Dennis Hermann, VP Finance & Business Development, Kaia Health Benjamin Westerhoff, Head of department product development and product strategy, BARMER Laura Henrich, CMO, Midge Medical
11:00 – 12:00 h Conversational User Interfaces - Tech Talk
Timetable of the session 11:00 – 11:05 h: Introduction / Short keynote 11:05 – 11:30 h: Statements / Lectures from Panelists 11:30 – 11:55 h: Panel discussion 11:55 – 12:00 h: Questions & Answers (Q & A)
Moderation: Dr. Nana Bit-Avragim, iHospital InnoLab
Panel: Anette Ströh, Design Lead, Designit Katina Sostmann, Executive Creative Director & Lead Health iX, IBM iX Roberto Iannone, CEO & Founder, Zoundream Dr. Roman Rittweger, CEO & Founder, Ottonova
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Tuesday, 17 November 2020
MAI Medical artificial intelligence
10:00 – 11:00 h Sharing is caring – Data Sharing & Data Donations - Expert Panel
Timetable of the session 10:00 – 10:05 h: Opening & Welcome (Tania Higgins, Moderator virtual.MEDICA) 10:05 – 10:10 h: Introduction / Short Keynote 10:10 – 10:30 h: Statements / Lectures from panelists 10:30 – 10:55 h: Panel Discussion 10:55 – 11:00 h: Questions & Answers (Q & A)
Moderation: Dr. med. Tobias Gantner, CEO Healthcare Futurists
Panel: Dr. Nabil Alsabah, Head of Artificial Intelligence & Big-Data.AI Summit, Bitkom e.V. Friedrich Lämmel, CEO & Co-founder, thryve PD Dr. med. Alexander Meyer, Leitung DHZB Medical Data Science, German Heart Center Berlin, German Heart Institute Berlin (tbc) Eckhardt Weber, Managing Partner, Heal Capital
11:00 – 12:00 h Smart Robotics – How to Build Intelligent Machines for Healthcare - Expert Panel
Timetable of the session 11:00 – 11:05 h: Introduction / Short keynote 11:05 – 11:25 h: Statements /Lectures from panelists 11:25 – 11:55 h: Panel Discussion 11:55 – 12:00 h: Questions & Answers (Q & A)
Moderation: Dr. André T. Nemat, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Institute for Digital Transformation in Healthcare
Panel: Jörn Vogel, Team Leader Re-enabling Robotics, Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, DLR German Aerospace Center Prof. Dr. Franziska Mathis-Ullrich, Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics - Intelligent Process Automation and Robotics Lab, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Dr. Ph. D. Elisabeth Jensen, Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM), Technical University of Munich Anke Brocker, FabLab / Media Computing Group, RWTH Aachen University
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Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Fields of innovation
10:00 – 11.00 h Passive Monitoring - Tech Talk
Timetable of the session 10:00 – 10:05 h: Opening & Welcome (Tania Higgins, Moderator virtual.MEDICA) 10:05 – 10:10 h: Introduction / Short Keynote 10:10 – 10:30 h: Statements / Lectures from panelists 10:30 – 10:55 h: Panel Discussion 10:55 – 11.00 h: Questions & Answers (Q & A)
Moderation: Prof. Dr. phil. Silke Schmidt, Chair of Health and Prevention, University of Greifswald
Panel: Christoph Zimmermann, Abteilungsleiter, FZI Research Center for Information Technology Claudio Hasler, CEO & Co-founder, PeakProfiling Bastian Rüther, CEO, Carbomed Medical Solutions GmbH Klara Greffin, Department Health and Prevention, University of Greifswald
11:00 – 12:00 h Boosting Telehealth with 5G - Tech Talk
Timetable of the session 11:00 – 11:05 h: Introduction / Short keynote 11:05 – 11:25 h: Statements / Lectures from panelists 11:25 – 11:45 h: Panel Discussion 11:45 – 11:00 h: Questions & Answers (Q & A)
Moderation: Christina Rode-Schubert, Partner, TCI Transformation Consulting International GmbH
Panel: Felix Thielmann, Branch Manager, Project lead DB Medibus, DB SEV GmbH Mirko Bass, Business Development Manager EMEAR, Cisco Systems Monika Gatzke, Project Manager Giga for Health, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Media Technology, University of Wuppertal Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Thümmler, Chief Physician at the Clinic for Geriatrics, Helios Park Hospital Leipzig Andreas Kusch, CEO, Videoclinic
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Thursday, 19 November 2020
Digital Healthcare & Society
10:00 – 11:00 h Cure the poor - Expert Panel
Timing of the session 10:00 – 10:05 h: Opening & Welcome (Tania Higgins, virtual.MEDICA) 10:05 – 10:10 h: Introduction / Short Keynote 10:10 – 10:30 h: Statements / Lectures from panelists 10:30 – 10:55 h: Panel Discussion 10:55 – 11:00 h: Questions & Answers (Q & A)
Moderation: Prof. Dr. phil. Nico Dragano, University Hospital of Duesseldorf, Institute for Medical Sociology
Panel: Bénédicte Gombault, Senior project coordinator, King Baudouin Foundation Dr. phil. Gesa Linnemann, Department of Social Services, University of Applied Sciences Münster Susanne Katharina Ruff, Senior Manager People & Organization, Capgemini
11:00 – 12:00 h Shared Decision Making – The Value of Modern Patient Engagement - Deep Dive Session
Timing of the session 11:00 – 11:30 h: Lectures from panelists PD Dr. med. Jens Ulrich Rüffer, CEO, TAKEPART Media + Science GmbH 11:30 – 11:55 Panel discussion Prof. Dr. habil. Friedemann Geiger, Medical School Hamburg, University of Schleswig-Holstein