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The 2020 TechMed Event

This early fall (August to October), The 2020 TechMed Event offers various inspiring online knowledge and matchmaking events in which physicians, researchers, and companies from the MedTech Ecosystem come together. Together they will make a decisive step towards a new vision. Are innovative personalized technologies emerging that improve the future of healthcare?

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Sharing expertise, experience and ideas for the future

This afternoon of The 2020 TechMed Event is an inspiring conference, focussing on sharing expertise, experiences and ideas for the future. The day consists of parallel sessions so you can personalize your programme by choosing the session that is most relevant for you. 

The program

Below you can find the detailed programme. Click on each part of the programme to find a more detailed description.

0:30 - 1:00 PM | Online doors open

At 0:30 PM we open our online doors for you to join and get ready for this impressive program.

1:00 - 1:25 PM | Welcome & Keynote talk

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
Prof.dr.ir. Nico Verdonschot & Dr. Renske van Wijk



AN OVERVIEW OF THE PAST YEAR 
Remke Burie MSc, MBA
Managing director at the Technical Medical Centre | University of Twente 


FUTURE TECHMED CHALLENGES AND DEVELOPMENTS 
Prof.dr.ir. Nico Verdonschot
Scientific director at the Technical Medical Centre | University of Twente


KEYNOTE: New opportunities for the Top Sector Life Sciences & Health
Clemence Ross-van Dorp
Ambassador for the action programme "New opportunities for the Top Sector Life Sciences & Health" (LSH) 

1:30 - 2:15 PM | Innovation Show

Innovatio show

The impact of medtech on our wellbeing: innovative solutions for healthcare challenges with economic potential 

Including the diverse panel (physician, business, patient association, society):

  • Ignazio Marino - Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health (physician)
  • Michiel Jannink - Demcon (business)
  • Tom Oostrom -  Nierstichting (Dutch Kidney foundation) (patient association)
  • Tim Jongman - Twentse Noabers (society)

  

2:25 - 3:50 PM | 5 parallel sessions - Personalize your programme

This part of the programme consists of 4 parallel session in each area of interest of the TechMed Event and the plenary room is available for matchmaking within the theme Innovation meets Industry. You can choose which session you want to join for a personalized programme.

AI & INTELLIGENT IMAGING

2:25 - 2:30 PM | welcome & introduction speakers

Dr. Jelmer Wolterink (session chair and thema coordinator) 
Assistent professor at the University of Twente
Read his biography here

2:30 - 2:55PM | 4TU Precision medicine

Prof.dr. Michel Versluis
Full professor physical and medical acoustics physics of fluids group at the University of Twente 
Read his biography here

2:55 - 3:20 PM | How AI will shape healthcare delivery (if we let it)

Michael Strübin
Director Digital health at MedTech Europe 
Read his biography here

3:20 - 3:45 | Medical imaging AI - Diagnostic and interventional applications

Henkjan Huisman PhD.
Associate professor - Radboudumc
Read his biography here 

3:45 - 3:50 PM | Closing words of this parallel session 

Dr. Jelmer Wolterink (session chair and thema coordinator) 

3.50 | Next plenary program part of The Congress

Other AI & Intelligent Imaging sessions
These sessions were scheduled before The congress and on demand available (until 10 days aftet The congress) 

Session 1: AI in cariovascular imaging

Welcome & speakers introduction

Dr. Jelmer Wolterink, University of Twente 

Cardiac MR and the UK Biobank

Dr. Ilkay Oksuz, Istanbul Technical University & King's College London 

Cardiac CT

Dr. Jelmer Wolterink, University of Twente

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Session 2: Bringing AI to the clinic

The Program

Welcome & speakers introduction

Dr.ir. Jelmer Wolterink, University of Twente 

Challenges and approaches to improve adoption of AI by patient & physician 

Prof.dr.ir. Peter-Paul Verbeek, University of Twente 

Enabling digital transformation with AI in Healthcare

Nynke Breimer, Global Product Manager Radiology AI & AI Marketplace SECTRA

AI in radiology: what to expect from AI for imaging

Dr. Andreas Bucher, Chief resident of Department of Radiology University Hospital Frankfurt

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PERSONALIZED EHEALTH

2:25 - 2:30 PM | WELCOME & INTRODUCTION SPEAKERS

Dr.ir. Monique Tabak (session chair and thema coordinator) 
Assistent professor at the University of Twente
Read her biography here

2:30 - 2:55PM | From Idea Conception to Service Provisioning: The Trentino Salute 4.0 Experience

Prof. Oscar Mayora Ibarra  
Competence Center on Digital Healthcare 4.0 at Fondazione Bruno Kessler  
Read his biography here

2:55 - 3:20 PM | Successful Implementation of Personalised Care Pathways

Maarten Akkerman
Vice President Medical Affairs & Value-Based Healthcare EMEA at Medtronic
Read his biography here    

3:20 - 3:45 | Collaborations with the Connected Care Centre 

Dr. Jan Gerard Maring PharmaD, PhD. 
Director connected care center at Isala hospital Zwolle 
Read his biography here 

3:45 - 3:50 PM | CLOSING WORDS OF THIS PARALLEL SESSION 

Dr.ir. Monique Tabak (session chair and thema coordinator) 

3.50 | NEXT PLENARY PROGRAM PART OF THE CONGRESS

Other Personalized eHealth sessions 
These sessions were scheduled before The congress and on demand available (until 10 days aftet The congress)   

Session 1: MONITORING AND SMART ANALYSIS

The program 

Welcome & introduction speakers

Dr.ir. Monique Tabak, University of Twente 

Prediction modelling, from data collection to clinical value

Dr. Serge Autexier, DFKI (Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz)

Implementing succesfull prediction models and market examples; Evidencio, OSASens and Pinktrainer

Tom Hueting, Evidencio

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Session 2: IMPACT ON CARE AND SOCIETY

IMPACT ON CARE AND SOCIETY 

This session will be about unlocking the potential of Personalised eHealth applications to create an impact in care and society. An example is the Dutch CoronaMelder, a notification application designed to warn those who are at risk of becoming infected with coronavirus because of spending too much time in close contact with someone who is infected. Prof. dr. ir. Lisette van Gemert from the University of Twente has been leading the team to test the user orientation of the CoronaMelder, she will elaborate on the studies and her advice to improve the final version. 

How can we successfully scale Dutch health innovations to United States markets? Vivian de Ruiter is an expert in the field of US market for eHealth applications. She will illustrate which applications have the potential to success in the US, sketch the cloud-based readiness of US hospitals for digital applications and address concerns and approaches to the protection of personal data.

The program

Welcome & introduction speakers

Dr.ir. Monique Tabak (session chair)

Implementing a smart monitoring platform to fight COVID-19 

CoronaMelder

Prof. dr. Lisette van Gemert, University of Twente

How to enter US markets with digital health solutions

Vivian de Ruijter MD, Senior Manager, Digital and Technology Group, Manatt Ventures at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

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Session 3: USER INTERACTION

USER INTERACTION 

This session focusses on user interaction. Dr. Harm op den Akker of the Roessingh Research and Development will talk about the results of his H2020 project on virtual coaching: Council fo Coaches. Louis zantema of Reducept will share his knowledge on how to update the Emotional Brain operating system.   

The PROGRAM 

Welcome & introduction speakers

Dr.ir. Monique Tabak, University of Twente 

Council of Coaches - Results of a H2020 project on Virtual Coaching  

Dr. Harm op den Akker, Roessingh Research & Development

How to update the Emotional Brain operating system

Louis Zantema, Reducept 

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Session 4: INNOVATION & COLLABORATION

INNOVATION & COLLABORATION

For succesfull implementation of innovative eHealth Technologies, we invest in early collaborations! Want to know how you can join? Join the online discussion on 7 October (16.00h) for the TechMedEvent Pre-session on Innovation & Collaboration. Guided by theme coordinator Dr.Ir. Monique Tabak,  Prof.dr.ir. Hermie Hermens, Director of UT's Personalised eHealth Tehnology programm will elaborate on the opportunitites for collaboration with the program and its many projects. One of these projects is on Personalised Prevention of cognative decline in ageing, introduced to you by Associate Principle Investigator at Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Dr. Esther Aarts. 

The PROGRAM

Welcome & introduction speakers

Dr.ir. Monique Tabak, University of Twente 
Prof. dr. ir. Hermie Hermens, University of Twente

Creating a regional ecosystem for personalised eHealth

Prof. dr. ir. Hermie Hermens, Director Personalised eHealth Technology program, University of Twente

Personalised Prevention of cognitive decline in ageing

Dr. Esther Aarts, Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging

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HEALTH ROBOTICS

2:25 - 2:30 PM | WELCOME & INTRODUCTION SPEAKERS

Prof.dr.ir. Stefano Stramigioli (session chair and thema coordinator) 
Professor of advanced robotics, chair of Ram lab at University of Twente & DIH-HERO  at the University of Twente
Read his biography here

2:30 - 2:55 PM | Bionic exo-muscles for movement rehabilitation

Prof.dr.ing.dr.Med. Robert Riener
Full professor - ETH Zürich | Health sciences and technology
Read his biography here

2:55 - 3:20 PM | Presentation announced soon

TBD
Stryker European Operations Ltd. 

3:20 - 3:45 PM | Robotics in Health

Prof.dr.ir. Stefano Stramigioli
Professor of advanced robotics, chair of Ram lab at University of Twente & DIH-HERO 

3:45 - 3:50 PM | CLOSING WORDS OF THIS PARALLEL SESSION 

Prof.dr.ir. Stefano Stramigioli (session chair and thema coordinator) 

3.50 | NEXT PLENARY PROGRAM PART OF THE CONGRESS

Other Health Robotics sessions 
These sessions were scheduled before The congress and on demand available (until 10 days aftet The congress)

Session 1: INTERVENTION ROBOTICS

INTERVENTION ROBOTICS

Robotics is an advancing field with many opportunities in supportive, care and surgical applications. This session focusses on surgery with robotics. Many see the opportunities of robotics to solve highly accurate and secure motions. Who can solve the technical challenges of real-time image guidance and perform image-guided interventions? And how to link these excellent innovation projects to market-ready concepts and clinical introduction? 

The program

Welcome & introduction speakers

Prof.dr.ir.  Stefano Stramigioli (session chair)


Towards the next generation surgical robotics

Prof.dr. Ivo Broeders, University of Twente & Meander Medical Centre
&
Mirgen Jaku, Johson&Johnson

Platforms to enable 3th Party Innovations

Amilcar Alzaga MD, Siemens Healthineers Nurnberg, DE

A Matter of Perspective: From Magnetically-Actuated Catheters to Catheters for Magnetic Actuation

Jakub Sikorski, University of Twen

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Session 2: WEARABLE SOLUTIONS

WEARABLE SOLUTIONS

Robotics is an advancing field with many opportunities in supportive, care and surgical applications. This session is dedicated to the state-of-the-art in supportive and wearable solutions, with a case example of the UT's Cybathlon contribution, A discussion on improved sensor integration to optimize performance and how to get from innovation to market-ready product with case examples from HOCOMA.  

The program

Welcome & introduction speakers

Prof.dr.ir.  Stefano Stramigioli (session chair)

Collaborative innovation in Rehabilitation Robotics

Jan Veneman, Technical project leader HOCOMA AG

Supportive robots and the international Cybathlon competition

Dr. ir. Edwin van Asseldonk, University of Twente

Sensor integration with soft robotics

A case example in healthcare application 

Dr.ir. Gijs Krijnen, University of Twente

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Session 3: MRI GUIDED INTERVENTIONS

MRI GUIDED INTERVENTIONS

Robotics is an advancing field with many opportunities in supportive, care and surgical applications. In surgical robotics, the challenge is to provide 'eyes' to coordinate the 'hands'. Real-time, high-resolution imaging of so-called soft tissues (blood vessels, nerves, etc.) is challenging. This session focusses on surgery with robotics. And how to link these excellent innovation projects to market-ready concepts and clinical introduction. What is the route to success?  

The PROGRAM 


Welcome & introduction speakers

Prof.dr.ir.  Stefano Stramigioli (session chair)

MRI compatible robot system; from design to collaboration

Dr.ir. Francoise Siepel, University of Twente

The route of robotic succes; from collaboration to market

Ton van den Hoven, Machnet Medical Robotics

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NANO BIO TECH

2:25 - 2:30 PM | WELCOME & INTRODUCTION SPEAKERS

Dr. Andries van der Meer (session chair and thema coordinator) 
Associate professor at the University of Twente
Read his biography here

2:30 - 2:55 PM | sars-cov-2 detection - viralert

Ronny van 't Oever & Birgitte Bruijns
Micronit Microtechnologies
Read both biographies here 

2:55 - 3:20 PM | Integrated optical sensort for covid-19 detection

Prof. Sonia Garcia-Blanco
Professor at the University of Twente 
Read her biography here

3:20 - 3:45 PM | Human 3D cardiac organ-on-a-chip to model cardiovascular disease in vitro

Marcelo Ribeiro PhD.
CSO at River biomedics 
Read his biography here

3:45 - 3:50 PM | CLOSING WORDS OF THIS PARALLEL SESSION 

Dr. Andries van der Meer (session chair and thema coordinator) 

3.50 | NEXT PLENARY PROGRAM PART OF THE CONGRESS

Other Nano Bio Tech sessions 
These sessions were scheduled before The congress and on demand available (until 10 days aftet The congress)

Session 1: INNOVATIONS IN DETECTION OF COVID-19

The program

Welcome & speakers introduction 

Dr.ir. Andries van der Meer 

COVID-19 antibody detection 

Dr. ir. Richard Schasfoort, University of Twente

Development of a rapid point-of-care corona test 

Pepijn Beekman MSc., ECsens

Single cell technologies applied for COVID antibody and vaccine development
The VyCAP approach

Prof. dr.ir. Leon Terstappen, University of Twente & Vycap 

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Session 2: LAUNCH OF THE ORGAN ON A CHIP CENTER TWENTE

LAUNCH OF THE ORGAN ON A CHIP CENTer TWENTE

The Organ-on-Chip Center Twente (OoCCT) is a center of expertise supported by the MESA+ Institute and the TechMed Centre of the University of Twente. It is a center of expertise aimed to bring together researchers interested in Organ-on-Chip and share their knowledge. Join us for the launch and learn what the OoCCT can do for you!  

The program

Welcome & Inspiration Journey

Prof.dr.ir. Albert van den Berg, University of Twente 

Introduction of the OoCCT

Liliana Moreira Teixeira Leijten, Berend Jan van Meer & Andries van der Meer, University of Twente 

Fighting COVID-19 with organs on chips

Prof.dr.ir. Robert Passier, University of Twente

Bloodvessels on a Chip
Vascular differntiation and disease modeling

Dr. Valeria Orlova, Leiden University Medical Centre

Technology meets biology and application: organ-on-a-chip at TNO

Dr. Ivana Bobeldijk-Pastorova -  TNO

Interactive discussion with you
- What does the OoCCT have to offer and how can we collaborate?
- on what topics would you like to collaborate? 

Liliana Moreira Teixeira Leijten, Berend Jan van Meer & Andries van der Meer, University of Twente 

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Session 3: PORTABLE KIDNEY

PORTABLE KIDNEY

Prof. dr. ir. Dimitrios Stamatialis devoted his research activities to create a portable kidney device, an artificial implant with kidney cells that improves the lives of kidney patients, it makes dialysis redundant and prevents surgery.

Crucial partner is the Kidney Foundation, Jasper Boomker, a program manager on the portable kidney project. In this session, he will focus on the collaboration with UT and many other partners that together build on the route to successfully implement this dream into an adopted way of life.  

The PROGRAM 

Welcome & speakers introduction 

Dr.ir. Andries van der Meer 

Portable kidney project

Jasper Boomker, Kidney Foundation

Membranes for kidney dialysis

Prof. dr. ir. Dimitrios Stamatialis, University of Twente

Interactive Q&A 

all participants, including you! 

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INNOVATION MEETS INDUSTRY MATCHMAKING


2.30 - 3.40 PM | innovation meets industry matchmaking officers

Are you looking for a specific partner or organization to connect with and perhaps collaborate with, but you can't find him? Then visit the Innovation meets Indusctry Matchmaking officers and they can match you with your desired person.

 

3:55 - 5:00 PM | The Future of MedTech

3:55 - 4:05 PM | overview of al the areas of interests

A brief look back towards all areas of interest (AI & Intelligent Imaging; Personalized eHealth; Health Robotics; Nano Bio Tech). What have we learned? Are there any lasting developments going on and what will the future look like?

4:05 - 4:20 PM | Interactive session 

During this part, we ask the participants about their expectations for the future. How will health care develop? What trends do you think will play a major role and affect the medical landscape?

4:20 - 5:00 PM | KEYNOTE TALK 

The Future of Health & Medicine: Where Can Technology Take Us? 

Daniel Kraft MD
Physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and innovator  
Read his biography here

5:00 - 5:15 PM | Closing words & End

At 5:00 PM this first day of the main event will come to an end. Attendees with Business tickets can join the next day on October 29: B2B Matchmaking Meetings. Read more about this day.

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Speakers

This year we have a brilliant line-up of experts in the technology medical industry who can bring real change together with the community.  

Speakers in random order

 
   
   

  

WHERE & WHEN

  • 28 October 2020
  • 1 - 5 PM
  • This is an online event and only availabe via the private Event platform
  • Language: English
  • Entrance: Non-profit / Academic Ticket & Business Ticket

For whom

This event brings the MedTech community together and is therefore interesting for: physicians, scientists, engineers, project leaders, companies but it is also an interesting program for governments, investors, foundations and other interested parties are welcome.

Registration 

To participate in this event you need to get a ticket and register yourself. After registering you get acces to the exclusive TechMed Event platform (available on 27 August). This platform will be your entrance to all of the sessions, including this Congress and all the other pre-sessions from August to October. On the platform, you can build your personal profile and connect and chat with other participants of the event.

There are two types of tickets available: Business and Non-profit tickets. These tickets give access to the online event full of top keynotes & presentations, B2B matchmaking meetings and the opportunity to meet the MedTech community. They also include several online pre-sessions you can attend to create your own personal experience. 

       

Get inspired and meet the best of the worlds of Science & Business in the MedTech Community!
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Why you don't want to miss this

Personalize your program

  • Explore the latest MedTech updates
  • Learn from the best medics, scientists, entrepreneurs
  • A virtual experience between August and October
  • 60+ sessions with TechMed Talks (top keynotes), Talkshows, Meet the experts, Workshops, Virtual guided tours & demos and many more
  • 5 areas of interest to personalize your program
  • Live and/or On demand all sessions
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Why you don't want to miss this

Meet, connect and match

  • Meet the MedTech community 
  • Expand your network
  • 15+ Countries represented
  • Find new business partners
  • 150+ Companies represented
  • 1500 B2B one-to-one meetings
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Come join and explore Twente’s MedTech community!
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Organisation & Contact

The 2020 TechMed Event is a joint effort by the TechMed Centre of the University of Twente and World Trade Center Twente in Hengelo. Read more about us

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