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TechMed Summer meeting (Internal event)

this is an internal TechMed event

Registration will close on Thursday 27 June 17.00. If you still want to join the event, send us an email. 

The summer meeting

Come and join us on the second TechMed Summer Meeting!

This year’s program will be kicked-off with the parallel sessions from the five TechMed’s Research domains. Join your research domain to hear about the latest developments in your field of Bioengineering, Biorobotics, Imaging & Diagnostics, Health, Well-being & Technology or Medical Physiology. Get inspired & share your views on the domain’s vision, mission and strategy!

In the afternoon, we organize the one and only TechMed ThinkTank. The goal is to come up with disruptive solutions to improve a patient’s life (a case will be presented). Therefore, all TechMed colleagues will be mixed into multidisciplinary teams of research, education, support and management staff members. Think outside the box and use the skills, knowledge, experience and personal qualities of all team members to solve your case and win this year’s Summer Meeting Prize!

The day concludes with a BBQ and Twente’s biggest Escape Room!

the program

10.00 - 12.00: Morning program

09.30 - 10.00: Doors open & registration

The location: TechMed Centre (building 18). You can first register yourself at the service desk in the front of the building. After that you will receive a badge including your program. There will be coffee and tea in the atrium of the building. 

10.00 - 10.15: Opening by Nico Verdonschot & Remke Burie

What are last years higlights of the Technical Medical Centre? Remke Burie and Nico Verdonschot will share these with you. 

10.15 - 12.00: Parallel session: Imaging & Diagnostics

Auditorium 1.133
(ground floor, next to the atrium)

10.15 - 10.20

Opening by Domain coördinator

10.20 - 10.50

Panel discussion session 1: Translation Research

1) Erik Groot Jebbink (M3I)

2) Ruud Verdaasdonk (HTI)

3) Lioe-Fee De Geus Oei (UMC Leiden and BMPI)

4) Riemer Slart (UMCG and BMPI)

10.50 - 11.05


11.05 - 11.30

Panel discussion session 1: Education in Imaging & Diagnostics


1) Katja Haijkens (BMT/BME)

2) Michel Versluis (POF)

3) Frank Simonis (MDI)

11.30 - 12.00

Panel discussion session 1: Data Management


1) Wiendelt Steenbergen (BMPI)

2) Cees Otto (MCBP)

3) Frank Simonis (MDI)

4) Nicole Koster (TechMed)

10.15 - 12.00: Parallel Session: Health, well-being and technologies

Lecture room 3.338
(3th floor, in the back of the building) 

10.15 - 10.20

Opening by Sabine Siesling

10.20 - 10.35

Development of novel diagnostic approaches based on pulmonary physiology by Timon Fabius (OMD; MST)

10.35 - 10.50

Framing and crisis response strategies in the Chinese vaccination crisis of 2018 by Li Minsi (PA)

10.50 - 11.05

Optimization meets healthcare by Derya Demirtas (IEBIS)

11.05 - 11.15

Break (coffee table on the 3th floor)

11.15 - 11.30

Self-management in COPD and comorbidities by Anke Lenferink (HTSR)

11.30 - 11.45

Recognizing emotions in dementia: a Multi-model analysis of emotion expressions during autobiographical memory recall by Deniece Nazareth (PGT&HMI)

11.45 - 12.00

Decision-making and prediction models: Using population-based cancer registry data by Marissa van Maaren (HTSR).

10.15 - 12.00: Parallel session: Bioengineering technologies

lecture room 3.138 
(3th floor, largest college room)


Opening by Domain coördinator

10.15 - 10.30

Presentation: Organ-on-chip/atrial arrhythmia/cardiac disease

by:  Verena Schwach (AST)

10.30 - 10.45

Presetation: Development of soft and porous biomaterials for tissue engineering applications

by: Iris Allijn (BST)

10.45 - 11.00

Presentation: Prolonged intra-articular retention of mesenchymal stem cells by advanced microencapsulation

by: Lisanne Karbaat (DBE)

11.00 - 11.15

Presentation: 3D bioprinting to include vascular networks in engineered tissues

by: Vasileios Trikalitis (BW)

11.15 - 11.30

Break (coffee table on the 3th floor)

11.30 - 11.45

Presentation: 3D tumor models mimicking the tumor micoenvironment

by: Marcel Heinrich (BST)

11.45 - 12.00

Presentation: Joint on chip

by: Carlo Paggi (DBE)

10.15 - 12.00: Parallel session: Medical physiology

Lecture room: 3130
(3th floor, back of the building)

10.15 - 10.30

Opening by Domain coördinator

10.30 - 10.45

Presentation: Ambulatory monitoring to detect complications after surgery

by: Mathilde Hermans (CRPH)

10.45 - 11.00

Presentation: Central motor control in Parkinson’s Patients and assisting motor function by DBS and cueing

by: Ciska Heida (BSS)

11.00 - 11.15

Break (on the 3th floor)

11.15 - 12.00

Discussion session 

10.15 - 12.00: Parallel session: Biorobotics

Lecture room: 3.330
(3TH FLOOR, large college room)

Program to be announced

12.00 - 16.30: Afternoon program

12.00 - 12.15 Opening afternoon session by Jojanneke Jukes

In which team are you in and what will be the Think Tank assignment? This will take place from the big stairs in the atrium. 

12.15 - 12.30 Inspiration pitches 

Wiendelt Steenbergen, Srirang Manonhar and Jojanneke Jukes will give a pitch to inspire you and possibly that you come to other out-of-the box insights. Will your team win the TechMed Think Tank? 

12.30 - 13.15: Lunch

A delicious lunch will be served in the atrium of the building. If you have diet wishes come to the organisation. Maybe start to getting to know you teammates of the Think tank already during the lunch? 

13.15 - 16.30: Think Tank

During the afternoon you all will battle among each other. Only one team will win the first TechMed Think Tank. You all need eachother with different knowledge and qualities. Who can think out-of-the-box, sell the solution and is creative? There are different "quietrooms"in the building (on the second and third floor) reserved for this program.  

16.30 - 20.00: Evening program

16.30 - 17.30: Escape the TechMed Centre

After the big finale of the Think Tank you can join the Escape room. Riddles, games and other questions are inside the building. This is a good way to learn the big Techmed Centre. 

16.30 - 17.30: Drinks and antipasti

After/during the escape activity you can relax at the Italian Summer Night party on the O&O square with drinks and tasty Italiaan antipasti. 

17.30 - 20.00: Italian food

Relax and enjoy of the delicious pizzas live prepared in the pizza stove. Also salads, lasagne and pasta-salads will be serverd. Around 19.30 you can get a van der Poel ice cream!

for whom

This is the internal annual event, all staff is welcome:

  • PhD students
  • Postdoc
  • Assistant/associate professor/professor
  • Lecturer/educational staff
  • Research and technical support staff
  • Secretary and management team

where & when

  • 01th of July 2019
  • The day consists of 3 parts for which you can register
  • Language: English
  • TechMed Centre (building nr 18), University of Twente,  Drienerlolaan 5, Enschede


Please note that registration for this event is not obligation-free. There is no limit on the number of participation. We will count on your participation for the catering (lunch, dinner and drinks). If you cannot attend the event (or participate only parts of it)  for which you have already registered, we kindly ask that you let us know. Simply e-mail