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detailed overview

08.45 - 09.30: Doors open & Registration

The location: Twenthe airport is easy to reach with your own transport. Once you have arrived at the main entrance of the location, you follow the signing with "The TechMed Event". These lead you to the free parking space near the event location: Hangar 10. To reach the entrance of Hangar 10, you have to walk around the building. This is also indicated with signs. Check out the routing here. 

You can first register yourself in the building. After that you will receive a badge including your program. There will be coffee and tea on the hospitality square and then you can meet other visitors.

Do you take into account that the doors will close at 9.30? If you arrive later, please let us know: +31618224387 or send us an email: techmed-events@utwente.nl.

09.30 - 10.50: Plenary program part I

Welcome by Remke Burie Managing director TechMed Centre

The official opening of The TechMed Event will be carried out by the Managing Director of TechMed Centre: Remke Burie. He will welcome everyone and start this inspiring day.

Introduction the Technical Medical Centre by Nico Verdonschot, Scientific Director of TechMed Centre.

After the official opening, Nico Verdonschot, the Scientific Director of TechMed Centre, will introduce the Technical Medical Centre. What does the TechMed Centre stand for? What is the vision and mission of the institute and which research programs and domains does TechMed stimulate? There will also be a specific focus on the Personalized eHealth Technology program, which has now been running for 1 year.

Keynote lecture: Drs. Bas van den Dungen, Director-general Curative Care at Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport 

Drs. Bas van den Dungen will present the vision and policy of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport in accordance to the technical medical developments. Which innovations and trends will influence the policy?  

Interactive session Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport  

After the 20-minute keynote lecture the Drs. Bas van den Dungen will give the floor to the audience. An interesting discussion will be initiated during this interactive session. Do you agree with the vision of the ministry? You will have the opportunity to contribute to the policy.

10.50 - 11.20: Break

After the first plenary session there is a 30 minutes break with coffee/thee and a healthy sweet. Perhaps our Innovation Matchmakers could help you finding a new networkpartner? You can find them in front of the big bluebird bus. To start a conversation, you first fill in this form and after that come to the desk. There is enough space (in the bus and in a big white dome) to start the conversation and to create new collaborations.

 You can also walk around at the TechMed Experience Expo. Here you will find various stands such as  TopFit program, DIH-Hero program, Personalized eHealth Strategic program, Tech Transfer, multiple Research domains but also Healthcare startups started at the University of Twente.

11.20 - 12.35: Plenary program part II

Keynote lecture: Dr. Peter N. Burns, Professor of Medical Biophysics and Radiology, University of Toronto & Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute

During the keynote lecture Dr. Peter N. Burns talks about: Myth and Reality of Translation: A Bubble’s story.  Peter Burns works at the University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center Toronto. Read more about the keynote.

TechMed presents: The Research domains

During this part the five research domains will be presented: 

Keynote lecture: Dr. Jonne Doorduin, Assistant professor - Technical physician, Radboud university medical center

Dr. Jonne Doorduin, (former student Technical Medicine, University of Twente) will talk about his scientific work on new technologies to diagnose and treat respiratory muscle weakness in patients with neuromuscular disorders, and his clinical work as technical physician in the Radboud university medical center. Read more about the keynote.

12.35 - 14.00: Lunch break with Innovation Matchmakers & Experience Expo

In the middle of the program, a healthy lunch will be served “on wheels”. During this long break you can catch up with colleagues, relations or contact the Innovation Matchmakers, who can help you with connecting with other visitors. The Innovation Matchmaking desk is situated in hall 1 in front of the big bluebird bus. To start a conversation, you have to fill in this form and after that come to the desk. There is enough space (in the bus and in a big white dome) to start the conversation and to create new collaborations.

 You can also walk around at the TechMed Experience Expo. Here you will find various stands such as  TopFit programDIH-Hero programPersonalized eHealth Strategic programTech Transfer, multiple Research domains but also Healthcare startups started at the University of Twente.

14.00 - 16.00: Parallel sessions
Session 1: Health Tech Implementation

Programme information

What is needed to bring health technology successfully to the market? Why is implementation so difficult? Together with healthcare professionals, patients, business and science, we as TechMed Centre want to improve the translation, adoption, safe and effective use of health technology. Come join us and discuss with us how TechMed can make the difference. 

details

  • This session is planned between 14.00 - 16.00
  • Location: Plenary room
  • 350 seats

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Welcome & introduction: Wander Kenter

Wander Kenter will introduce this session and all speakers. Also he will give an introduction of the Strategic program. 

Speaker 1: Srirang Manohar, University of Twente

Photoacoustic imaging as new modality.

Speaker 2: Stefan Engelhard, Rijnstate hospital

Bringing R&D in the hospital – Ultrasound abdominal vascular imaging.

6 Pitches by:

     

Lessons learned & closure

By Ruud Verdaasdonk and Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen. 

Session 2: Personalized eHealth Technology

Programme information

Use advances in technology to create innovative personalised eHealth services that contribute to a sustainable, efficient and effective healthcare, especially for citizens with chronic conditions. More information about the research program.

DETAILS

  • This session is planned between 14.00 - 16.00
  • Location: Room 3
  • 100 seats

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Welcome & introduction by Hermie Hermens

Hermie Hermens will introduce this session and all speakers. Also he will give an introduction of the Strategic program. After his presentation we show you a collection of selfie-videos from researchers from each on of the 5 research groups in the strategic program.  

Speakers 1: Miriam Cabrita & Jorien van Loon

How do we work? Acquisition Machine & Ecosystem 

Speaker 2: Jelle van Dijk, University of Twente

Collaborate with us: education & research

Speaker 3: by Geke Ludden, Femke Nijboer and Janet van den Boer, University of Twente

Happy Eating: new research line as a success case of Personalized eHealth Technology

WHAT IS PERSONALIZED EHEALTH TECHNOLOGY DOING IN…

SESSION DIABETES moderated by Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten

This session includes 3 pitches. 

SESSION PREVENTION moderated by Geke Ludden

This session includes 3 pitches. 

SESSION MENTAL EHEALTH moderated by Matthijs Noordzij

This session includes 3 pitches. 

SESSION REHABILITATION moderated by Monique Tabak

This session includes 3 pitches. 

Session 3: Healthcare Robotics

Programme information

Linking business, government and users in surgical robotics, wearable robotics & rehabilitation and social robotics, to create poeple-centered robotics. More information about the research program

Details

  • This session is planned between 14.00 - 16.00
  • Location: The Dome
  • 80 seats

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Welcome & introduction by Iddo Bante

Iddo Bante will introduce this session and all speakers. Also he will give an introduction of the Strategic program.

Speaker 1: Françoise Siepel, University of Twente

Image guided robotics: fast and precise targeting in the fight against cancer.

Speaker 2: Jakub Sikorski, University of Twente

Flexible Surgical Robots.

Speaker 3: Edwin van Asseldonk, University of Twente

Wearable robotics and rehabilitation.

Speaker 4: Will be announced soon

Social robotics.

This session includes 3 pitches.

More information about the 3 parallel programs.

16.00 - 17.00: Plenary program part III
Vision on the role of citizens in innovation in health and wellbeing
Prof.dr. Nico van Meeteren, Top Sector LSH & University of Maastricht & Topcare

The top sector is aimed on stimulating healthcare innovations for social and economic returns. Prevention, cooperation and citizen initiatives play an increasingly important role in this.

Vision on the role of citizens in innovation health and wellbeing
Prof.dr. Hans Rietman

Hans Rietman will have a focus on IMDI and clinical practice. 

Vision on the role of citizens in innovation in health and wellbeing
by Prof.dr. Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten, Research coördinator - ZGT hospital & Chair Vitaal Twente & University of Twente

Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten will emphasize the importance of involving the citizen and all other relevant stakeholders to generate real impact with innovation. She will discuss relevant examples from Vitaal Twente in the field of chronic diseases such as diabetes.

Vision on the role of citizens in innovation in health and wellbeing
Prof.dr.ir Bart Koopman - University of Twente

Bart Koopman will shed a light on the perspective of more traditional engineering: sometimes technology push is also required.

Interactive discussion: The role of citizens in innovation in health and wellbeing 

We will end the program with a session focusing on citizen science. We asked various stakeholders in the Life Sciences and Health domain to share their views how citizens should be involved in technological medical innovations.. Should citizens have an active and prominent role in the development of these innovations? Or not, or is there a middle ground possible? In this interactive session we invite the audience to engage in the debate on this current issue.  

Moderator: Dr. Femke Nijboer - University of Twente

Femke Nijboer is an assistant professor in the Biomedical Signals and Systems (BSS) group at the University of Twente (Enschede, the Netherlands). Nijboer currently investigates smart coaching strategies for e-health and telemedicine. Her work is a cross-over of human-computer interaction, neuroengineering, e-health, telemedicine and ethics.

Moderator: Dr. Renske van Wijk - University of Twente

Renske van Wijk works at TechMed Centre and helps building strategic relations with external partners. This has resulted in collaborations like the Pioneers in Health Care Fund, the TURBO program and the TechMed Living Lab. Currently she is in the management team of the East Netherlands’ TOPFIT Impact Programme and is co-project leader of the TOPFIT Citizenlab in Twente.

17.00 - 18.00: End & Drinks

The active program will end around 17.00. You can chat and network with visitors until about 18.00. Collaborations can be perpetuated, information can be shared, or a pleasant chat with a drink... We assume that you have attended a valuable and inspiring day and that you are going home satisfied.

The bus leaves at 17.15 and 18.00 (in front of Hangar 10) towards Enschede Central Station. 

Floor plan click here