MedtecSUMMIT

23. - 25. May 2023
at MedtecLIVE with T4M, NürnbergMesse
in Nürnberg

The international congress MedtecSUMMIT together with MedtecLIVE with T4M is the place to be for the medical technology industry. The program contains practice-relevant and scientific contributions on the trend topics: digitalization, artificial intelligence, robotics as well as sustainability and regulation. Take advantage of the wide range of lectures, panel discussions, networking meetings and help shape the future of healthcare.

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Do you want to know more about the different sessions? Then have a look at the Session Abstracts:

23. May 2023

10:00 – 12:00: Regulation – Updates from MDR (Main Stage)

The implementation of MDR continues to be the focus of the industry: central elements like EUDAMED have not yet been provided, the number and availability of notified bodies is still limited and there are considerable uncertainties with regard to the data required for clinical evaluation and their collection, especially when it comes to orphan or legacy devices. In this session you can find out about the current regulations from recognized experts and learn from other players in the industry how to master the diverse challenges. 

12:30 – 14:00: Supply Chain – From Crisis Management to Competitive Advantage through Second Sourcing (Main Stage)

The corona pandemic, the delivery of products from various countries and the attack of Russia on Ukraine brought new challenges into the supplier market. The availability of products are not guaranteed, the prices change in raw material and also processes, management and energy. This requires new solutions and management of the supply chain. To ensure the production in time with the highest needed quality require a regional concept with global partnerships. A review of the past years and an outlook how to manage production and operation without compromises in quality will be discussed.

14:30 – 17:00: Start-up-Contest (powered by Medical Valley EMN e.V. & EIT Health Germany)

24. May 2023

10:00 – 12:00: How real is virtual reality in medicine? (Main Stage)

Augmented Reality was introduced a few decades ago as a promising technology to overlay the view of the real world with virtual, computer rendered objects. After almost three decades of research and development applications in medicine are established and more and more solutions find its way into clinical support, the education and traning as well as general guidance. The clinical perspective will be the focus of this session and the technology of localization, estimation of the pose, the rendering of 3D scenes and general computer vision technology applying also artificial intelligence will be presented and discussed. What is already used in surgery and what is the potential for telemedicine? The session will provide insights.

10:00 – 12:00: Data Driven Diagnostics – From Technology to the User (Innovation Stage)

The availability of sensors and platforms take the possibilities of diagnostics as well as prevention to a whole new level. Thereby artificial intelligence is an essential part for making use of the amount of data generated by various sensors. While technology is to a large extent available, the journey to its use in daily routine has several challenges not just in regulation but also in reimbursement. This session will provide a technology overview in sensor-based diagnostics, the regulatory framework in the EU and the US, use cases for digital diagnostics as well as the user needs and perspective.

12:30 – 14:00: Digitalisation in Demand – How do digital solution integrate in daily clinical routine (Main Stage)

Digitalization is changing the way medicine is applied. Evidence based medicine is replacing eminance based medicine. However, the introduction of data-driven solutions and digital tools requires change management to be successful in diagnosis and therapy.  What is needed to support the success of digital tools for better outcome? What are the roadblocks in current procedures? Who needs to lead the change? With digital health solutions, electronic health records and patient platforms, we have technical solutions that are still waiting to be widely adopted and used on a day-to-day basis. It is time to recognize that our current interpretation of data processing puts more people and patients at risk than it protects.

14:30 – 16:30: Clinical robotics and intelligent medical devices – evolution or revolution? (Main Stage)

Robots and intelligent devices were just an idea a few decades ago but are now becoming more and more essential in clinical practice: They have the potential to optimize applications and processes or even to completely rethink them. The technical possibilities and associated potentials are seemingly limitless – however, the path of a robotic application into clinical routine is more like a triathlon than a marathon. The disciplines involved include „quality and value proposition“, “ clinical added value in various applications“ and „reimbursement“. Where are we today in each of the „disciplines“? Where will we be in 5 years’ time? Will we see a long-term evolution, or will we see a revolution? These and other topics will be discussed in this session with experts.

14:30 – 16:30: Health Data Space – Where’s my data at!? (Innovation Stage)

The European Health Data Space (EHDS) has been presented and will become reality in the coming years. In addition to regulating the use of data for healthcare, its primary use, the data space also provides data for use by academia and industry, its socalled secondary use. How will this be implemented? How can it be accessed? Can it be used to access real-world evidence data for research, development and market and product monitoring, a necessary step that is also required in the regulatory context? This session will give an update on the EU and national frameworks, show examples of its implementation and highlights the challenges in its application.

25. May 2023

10:00 – 12:00: Intelligent Sensors and Implants (Innovation Stage)

Intelligent sensors and implants present unprecedented opportunities for effective disease prevention and detection, real-time monitoring of health data and chronic diseases, patient-tailored treatment, and minimally invasive management of diseases. This session addresses current technological advancements and potential benefits in managing chronic conditions and diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, cognitive impairment as well as orthopedic surgery or infectious diseases while reflecting on the potential challenges and limitations of their utilization.

10:00 – 12:00: Shifting from linear to circular in medical technology (Main Stage)

The supply chain in medical technology is responsible for over 70% of the emissions of the healthcare sector. In Germany that means 26 Mio t CO2 equivalents which correspond to 3,9% of the total emissions in Germany. At the same time, we have a resource problem: fossil resources are becoming increasingly scarce and global crisis like chaos in the Suez canal, pandemics and wars are paralyzing supply chains. This leads to a deterioration in health care due to shortages in supply and increased risks of global supply chains. This session will discuss questions like: How can the medical supply chain become more resilient? How can this sector close loops and strive for a circular economy to overcome those crises? How can we identify the waste of resources in the process chain?

13:00 – 14:30: Innovation – Pathways from science to market (Main Stage)

Science transfers money into knowledge – industry transfers knowledge into money. In high-tech societies that promote innovation, this is a closed loop that makes it possible to be a leader in both cutting-edge technology and business. The panel discussion will present highlights of transfer projects and showcase the transfer poster exhibition. Renowned experts from science, business and politics will discuss great examples, current highlights, the infrastructure and how we can keep this ecosystem in healthcare.

15:00 – 17:00: Biomaterials for Medical Implants (Main Stage)

Reconstruction in orthopedics or general surgery is a common procedure and implants are frequently used. With new materials, the acceptance of individual implants can be created not only for rigid bone implants, but also biological structures that allow regeneration to take place. In the session new carrier structures and new procedures for individual bone and cartilage constructions will be presented, the technical state of the art and the vision of 3D printed and cultured resorbable implants up to the potential in organs will be presented and discussed.

15:00 – 17:00: Closing loops in the healthcare sector (Innovation Stage)

The supply chain in medical technology is responsible for over 70% of the emissions of the healthcare sector. In Germany that means 26 Mio t CO2 equivalents which correspond to 3,9% of the total emissions in Germany. At the same time, we have a resource problem: fossil resources are becoming increasingly scarce and global crisis like chaos in the Suez canal, pandemics and wars are paralyzing supply chains. This leads to a deterioration in health care due to shortages in supply and increased risks of global supply chains. This session will show best practices to questions like: How can the medical supply chain become more resilient? How can this sector close loops and strive for a circular economy to overcome those crises? How can we identify the waste of resources in the process chain?

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MedtecSUMMIT is organized by Bayern Innovativ on behalf of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy

and supported by Forum MedTech Pharma e.V.

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