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MEDICA INNOVATION FORUM 2024

Driving innovations for a healthier world

Program overview

The forum language is English.

11:00 - 12:30 h

MOBILE HEALTH – Improving healthcare delivery at home and at the point of care

  • New approaches in mobile health monitoring of vital parameters
  • Mobile health in prevention of chronic diseases
  • Alternative care delivery models through mobile health

12:30 - 14:00 h

CONNECTED MEDICAL THINGS – Advancing future healthcare with connected systems

  • Smart connected medtech
  • Connectivity and interoperability
  • Trusted end-to-end IoT security and data privacy

14:00 - 15:00 h

GENAI, AI AND BIG DATA – Shaping a new era in healthcare

  • Panel discussion: How will the use of GenAI and AI shape healthcare systems?
  • AI-powered chatbots and virtual healthcare assistants
  • Precision medicine and personalized care with AI
  • AI challenges – Privacy concerns, ethics, and the need for effective regulation

15:00 - 17:00 h

16th HEALTHCARE INNOVATION WORLD CUP – Pitch and award ceremony

  • Top12 Health Techpreneurs 2024 pitching their solutions
  • Categories: smart medtech devices, wearables, digital biomarkers, intelligent patches, smart implants
  • Award ceremony – Announcement of the Top3 Health Techpreneurs 2024
  • Panel discussion: Trends shaping the future of the internet of medical things

[Version: 15 February 2024, subject to change]

11:00 - 12:30 h

XR, DIGITAL TWINS AND MORE – Exploring the healthcare potential within the metaverse

  • Panel discussion: What are the best practices and the outlook of the metaverse in healthcare?
  • Augmented medical education and decision making
  • AR and VR in surgery – Real time digital guidance
  • AR/VR/XR – New approaches to medical education, therapy, and diagnostics

12:30 - 13:30 h

FEMALE MEDTECH FOUNDERS – Empowering women to drive healthcare innovation

  • Panel discussion: How do women contribute to innovation in healthcare?
  • The transformative impact of women in healthcare on preventive care and health initiatives
  • Innovation-driven companies by women
  • WomenTech founders

13:30 - 15:00 h

WEARABLES AND HEALTH TECH – Predicting, developing devices, and exploring new technologies

  • Market trends in the medical wearables
  • Wearable technologies in the clinical practice
  • Augmentation of humans by Intelligent wearable tech

15:00 - 17:00 h

13th MEDICA START-UP COMPETITION pitch and award ceremony

  • Top 12 Medical Start-ups 2024 pitching their solutions
  • Categories: AI in healthcare, health apps, lab diagnostics, robotics & others
  • Award ceremony: Announcement of the Top3 Medical Start-ups 2024
  • Panel discussion: Which factors contribute to the success of healthcare startups?

[Version: 15 February 2024, subject to change]

11:00 - 12:30 h

3D PRINTING – Individualizing medical tools and devices through advanced technology

  • Medical tools and devices through 3D printing
  • Regenerative medicine with 3D bioprinting
  • 3D printing for implants and prosthetics

12:30 - 14:00 h

FUTURE OF THERAPY – Exploring new therapies and personalized treatment solutions

  • Gene-based therapies
  • New treatment approaches for chronic diseases
  • Personalized therapy

14:00 - 15:30 h

FUTURE OF ELDERLY CARE – Addressing challenges in a complex caregiving environment

  • Innovative targeted treatments for ageing-related diseases
  • Virtual hospitals and healthcare assistants
  • Remote care powered by at-home technologies

15:30 - 17:00 h

ROBOTICS – Driving innovation in surgical, rehabilitation and hospital robots

  • Robotic advancements in surgical precision
  • Robotic solutions for hospital and care center automation
  • Elevating patient recovery with robotics in rehabilitation

[Version: 15 February 2024, subject to change]

11:00 - 12:00 h

DIAGNOSTICS AND MONITORING – Pushing the frontiers of monitoring and diagnostics

  • Development and implementation of new monitoring technologies
  • Remote monitoring through new wearable devices
  • Precision in diagnostics and therapy through nanotechnology

12:00 - 13:30 h

FUTURE HOSPITALS – Advancing outpatient, clinical processes, and experiences

  • Digital transformation of clinical processes
  • New sustainable approaches for hospitals
  • Virtual hospitals

13:30 - 14:30 h

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH INNOVATION HUBS – Europe

  • European health hubs and their start-ups
  • Start-up incubators in Europe
  • Accelerator programs

14:30 - 15:30 h

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH INNOVATION HUBS – Americas, Asia, India

  • International health hubs and their start-ups
  • Start-up incubators
  • Accelerator programs

[Version: 15 February 2024, subject to change]

13th MEDICA START-UP COMPETITION and 16th HEALTHCARE INNOVATION WORLD CUP®

Image: Logo MEDICA START-UP COMPETITION & Healthcare Innovation World Cup

PARTNER AND EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES AT THE MEDICA INNOVATION FORUM (MIF)

MIF application form 2024

Organization of the MEDICA INNOVATION FORUM

Logo NAVISPACE GmbH

Navispace GmbH

Review MCHF 2023

Watch highlights of the MCHF as video-on-demand now!

Start-up Competition

Healthcare Innovation World Cup

Chat GPT / LLM and the future of healthcare

Deep dive to net zero – Opportunities for climate leadership in healthcare

Grand challenges in mental health – From neurobiology to interventions

Image: Malek Bajbouj; Copyright: Charité

Prof Dr Malek Bajbouj
Director Center for Affective Neuroscience
Director International Affairs
Charité - University Medicine in Berlin

Image: Jan Beger; Copyright: GEHealthCare

Jan Beger
Senior Director of the Digital Ecosystem
GE Healthcare Information Technologies

Image: Volker Lang; Copyright: Biotronik SE & Co. KG

Dr. Volker Lang
Global Head of R&D
Biotronik SE & Co. KG

Image: Julia Hagen; Copyright: Philips

Julia Hagen
Partner Management
Philips

Image: Meike Lessau; Copyright: Resourcify

Meike Lessau
Circularity Manager
Resourcify

Image: Edda Weimann; Copyright: Frenzke Otzen, Kapstadt

Professor Edda Weimann
Professor for Digital Health
University of Cape Town

Program of MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM 2023

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Monday, 13 November 2023


Tuesday, 14 November 2023


Wednesday, 15 November 2023


Thursday, 16 November 2023


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Prof. Dr. Dr. Robert Riener
Sensory-Motor Systems Lab
ETH Zürich

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Dr. Alain Garcia
Senior Research Officer
IHU Strasbourg

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Dr. h. c. Helmut Hildebrandt
Chairman of the Board
OptiMedis AG

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Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Horsch
Department of Clinical Health Technologies
Fraunhofer IPA

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Prof. Dr. Paul Lukowicz
Scientific Director & Professor of AI
DFKI

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Dr. Jaime Duarte
CEO & Co-Founder
MyoSwiss