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"From different angles" shows how medical technology improves brain tumour surgery.MedTech has produced some videos showing what Medical Technology is all about, and how it is used every day to treat patients – and to save lives.

Want to know more about MedTech?

"From different angles" shows how medical technology improves brain tumour surgery.MedTech has produced some videos showing what Medical Technology is all about, and how it is used every day to treat patients – and to save lives.

You can watch the videos on YouTube.

The Sky's the Limit offers an insight into how cooperation and collaboration across various professions can save lives when every second counts.

From different angles shows how medical technology enables much more precise surgery of brain tumours. More of the brain tumour can now be removed without causing too much damage to the rest of the brain.


Global Health Day 2013 – 29. Oct. 2013

Global Health Day 2013Global Health Day 2013 focuses on several interesting topics within global health, ranging from the education of health personnel and the use of health technology, to networking.

Global Health Day 2013 – 29. Oct. 2013

Global Health Day 2013Global Health Day 2013 focuses on several interesting topics within global health, ranging from the education of health personnel and the use of health technology, to networking.

Global Health Day 2013 is organised by the Faculty of Medicine (DMF) at NTNU in cooperation with HiST and St. Olavs Hospital, and will focus on:

  • Health personnel education
  • Health technology in low and middle income countries
  • Networking and discussion

Lecturers

Dr. Rob Merrifield (Imperial College, London. Worked with the Lancet commision "Technologies for global health"), professor Muhammad Zaman (Boston University), Kristin Brå (University of Oslo; won a prize in 2013 for developing the world's best health information system), Lærdal Global Health (not confirmed).

Zaman will meet technology groups in connection with his visit, and researchers are encouraged to get in touch!

Programme and registration

Contact

  • Kari Håland, kari.haland@ntnu.no
  • Elin Yli Dvergsdal, elin.dvergsdal@ntnu.no

Global Health is a strategic are for the Faculty of medicine and the topics are related to challenges affecting health in low income countries.


Medicine for all

Samir Brachmachari visisted NTNU and Trondheim on 22. October. (Photo: Karin Tømmerås)"Everyone has the right to affordable health services," says Indian professor Samir Brachmaschari from Open Source Drug Discovery (OCDD).

Medicine for all

Samir Brachmachari visisted NTNU and Trondheim on 22. October. (Photo: Karin Tømmerås)"Everyone has the right to affordable health services," says Indian professor Samir Brachmaschari from Open Source Drug Discovery (OCDD).

On 22. October he held the lecture "Open Source Drug Discovery as an Innovative Model for Affordable Healthcare for All" in Trondheim, in cooperation with the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board and NTNU's Strategic Area Medical Technology. The dream is to eradicate tuberculosis and malaria through innovative research.

The challenges discussed included: Do new medicines have to be expensive and patented? Could we achieve better and cheaper health services for all by combining the last decades' innovations with biotechnology and information technology?

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that around 2 million people died of tuberculosis and malaria in 2011, predominantly in poor countries. Nevertheless it is more profitable to develop medicines against lifestyle illnesses in the Western world than to fight these diseases that kill so many.

The OCDD seminar attracted around 120 participants.


Velkon 2013 - 23.-24. Oct. 2013

Velferdsteknologikonferansen (Velkon) 2013 with the topic "Need meets market" was held on 23.-24. October 2013 at Rica Hotel Hell outside Trondheim.

Velkon 2013 - 23.-24. Oct. 2013

Velferdsteknologikonferansen (Velkon) 2013 with the topic "Need meets market" was held on 23.-24. October 2013 at Rica Hotel Hell outside Trondheim.

Velkon is an annual, national conference gathering people and organisations working with, and with an interest in, wellfare technology. Because wellfare technology solutions require collaboration between many actors, the target group is representatives from councils, health trusts, education, research, inudustry and authorities.

This year's conference had five sub-topics:

  1. Housing for a long and good life
  2. Commercial development, commercialisation and internationalisation
  3. Best practice examples
  4. The employees/service innovation
  5. International experiences

For more information about Velkon 2013, please visit Velferdsteknologikonferansen (in Norwegian only).


Funding for seminars 2013

The strategic area still has some funding left for seminars. This is also applicable to seminars at the beginning of 2014.

Funding for seminars 2013

The strategic area still has some funding left for seminars. This is also applicable to seminars at the beginning of 2014.

Funding for seminars 2013

- Open deadline

The strategic area of Medical technology has earmarked funding for seminars in 2013. Applications should be sent to Karin Tømmerås (karin.tommeras@ntnu.no) with a short description of the aim of the seminar and its relevance to the strategic area of Medical technology, and include a budget.


HelsIT 2013 in Trondheim

HelsIT 2013 logo.The Health Informatics Week in Trondheim 2013 (HelsIT) was held 17.-19. September 2013 at the Radisson Blue Royal Garden Hotel.

HelsIT 2013 in Trondheim

HelsIT 2013 logo.The Health Informatics Week in Trondheim 2013 (HelsIT) was held 17.-19. September 2013 at the Radisson Blue Royal Garden Hotel.

The conference, which is Norway's biggest meeting place for sharing knowledge and experiences in the use of IT-systems in the health sector, was organised by NTNU in collaboration with Norsk Helsenett SF and the Department of Health.


Concluding seminar for Medical Technology

Ctharina Davies, head of Medical Technology (Photo: Karin Tømmerås).The concluding seminar for NTNU's strategic area Medical Technology was held on 25. November 2013 at Øya Campus, NTNU, Trondheim.

Concluding seminar for Medical Technology

Ctharina Davies, head of Medical Technology (Photo: Karin Tømmerås).The concluding seminar for NTNU's strategic area Medical Technology was held on 25. November 2013 at Øya Campus, NTNU, Trondheim.

The programme (pdf) included a review over the period 1999 to 2013, followed by presentations from the focus areas.

The seminar ended with a view to the future, with NTNU's new strategic area: Health, welfare and technology, 2014-2023.


The First Joint World Congress of ISPGR and Gait and Mental Function - Trondheim 24.-28 juni 2012

Deadline for Abstract submission is 30th November 2011 - The First Joint World Congress of ISPGR and Gait and Mental Function - Trondheim 24.-28 juni 2012 More...
Deadline for Abstract submission is 30th November 2011 -

The First Joint World Congress of ISPGR and Gait and Mental Function - Trondheim 24.-28 juni 2012

More information is available on the congress webpages.

Make an impact: Be innovative! April 13, 2012

April 13th the strategic area of research medical technology organizes a seminar on innovation patenting and commercialization.

- A seminar on innovation, patenting and commercialization

Make an impact: Be innovative! April 13, 2012

— Realfagsbygget R8, Gløshaugen

April 13th the strategic area of research medical technology organizes a seminar on innovation patenting and commercialization.

Seminar program.

Registration deadline: March 26th

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Funding for internationalization in medical technology 2012

Deadline for applications: 9 January, 2012 Funding for internationalization in medical technology 2012   The Strategic Research Area of Medical Technology has...
Deadline for applications: 9 January, 2012

Funding for internationalization in medical technology 2012

 

The Strategic Research Area of Medical Technology has announced funding totalling approximately NOK 500,000 for internationalization of research in medical technology for 2012.
For more information please see the announcement

Funding for practical R&D in health and welfare services (PraksisVEL)

The Norwegian Research Council has announced the first funding round in practical research and development for health and welfare services (PraksisVEL).

Application deadline: 17. October 2012

Funding for practical R&D in health and welfare services (PraksisVEL)

The Norwegian Research Council has announced the first funding round in practical research and development for health and welfare services (PraksisVEL).

The aim is to further develop health and welfare services, and to improve education within the field.

Division Director Jesper Simonsen at the Norwegian Research Council says:

- The population is ageing, and we need more knowledge about health and welfare services and the education within the field. Through practical research the researchers, educational institutions, employees and users will contribute to creating a solid knowledge base.

The announcement follows Government White Paper (Stortingsmelding) 13 (2011-2012): Education for welfare.

Practical information

The funding of up to NOK 26 million will finance the programme set to run until 2016. The application deadline is 17. October 2012.

Applications may come from:

  • Universities and colleges responsible for the education of health and social professionals
  • Relevant research institutions in collaboration with one or more educational programmes in the field.

Hydrogel-technique with great potential

A technique developed at NTNU for determining the thickness of hydrogels more accurately could have a great impact on intensive care, heart surgery and the treatment of diabetes and cancer.

Hydrogel-technique with great potential

A technique developed at NTNU for determining the thickness of hydrogels more accurately could have a great impact on intensive care, heart surgery and the treatment of diabetes and cancer.

The research team, which is associated to Medical technology, has already received NTNU's research award for medical technology 2012.

The project is partially financed by the Research Council's open project support (FRIPRO).

Read more about the research into hydrogels in medical technology at the Research Council (in Norwegian).

Successful “Future in MedTech?” seminar

The PhD and Post Doc seminar "Future in MedTech?" took place 30. May 2013, with 40 participants.

Successful “Future in MedTech?” seminar

The PhD and Post Doc seminar "Future in MedTech?" took place 30. May 2013, with 40 participants.

The programme included contributions from the popular science programme Schrödingers Katt, the Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry in Norway (LMI) and Kelly Scientific.

The full programme can be found here (pdf) – NB: Senior advisor Eckhart Holtz replaced Karita Bekkemellem.

Below you will find pdfs from some of the presentations:

Future in MedTech?

NTNU´s strategic area of Medical Technology invites PhD students and post docs to the seminar "Future in MedTech?"

Future in MedTech?

NTNU´s strategic area of Medical Technology invites PhD students and post docs to the seminar "Future in MedTech?"

Thursday May 30, 2013 at 09.15-16.30
Realfagsbygget, auditorium R8

  • Eldrid Borgan, NRK Schrödingers katt will give you some tip for research communication.
  • Karita Bekkemellem, adm. dir. Legemiddelindustrien will talk about innovation and development of new drugs.
  • Jon Bjørnbekk and Thomas Kongsvik, Kelly Scientific (world-leading recruitment company within scientific positions) will talk about possibilities after finishing the PhD.
  • All participants must give a very short talk about yourselves and your research project (1 slide - 2 min talk).
  • If you like, you will in addition have the opportunity to give a longer talk (10+5 min), which certainly will be fruitful for the network building at the afternoon.

After the seminar there will be a get-together with tapas at Suhmhuset at 17.30.

The full programme can be found here (pdf).

The two first presentations will be in Norwegian, the rest in English.

The seminar including the tapas is free of charge.

Registration

Deadline for registration: May 13, 2013 (please follow the link)

 

Welcome!

Best regards,
The strategic area of medical technology 


Seminar "HEALTH AT ITOVATION"

Siemens and NTNU invite you to the seminar "Health at ITovation" on May 12th, 1-4:15 pm at NTNU's Gloshaugen campus, auditorium EL5, Elektrobygget, Trondheim.

May 12th, 2011.

Seminar "HEALTH AT ITOVATION"

Siemens and NTNU invite you to the seminar "Health at ITovation" on May 12th, 1-4:15 pm at NTNU's Gloshaugen campus, auditorium EL5, Elektrobygget, Trondheim.

Innovation in medical healthcare is the main agenda of this event and we are looking forward to a seminar that will give you a unique and interesting glimpse into the future of medical technology. CEO Tom Miller, Siemens Healthcare is the main speaker.

The seminar is free of charge.

Programme and registration

1 Day Seminar on the 29.06.2010

 Scientists interested in biomaterials or tissue engineering are invited to a 1 day seminar organized on the occasion of a visit from a group from Technical University of Munich working on...

1 Day Seminar on the 29.06.2010

— Biomaterials, biomineralisation, cell therapy and tissue engineering

 Scientists interested in biomaterials or tissue engineering are invited to a 1 day seminar organized on the occasion of a visit from a group from Technical University of Munich working on stem cells. Discussed topics will also include applications of stem cells in cell therapy, tissue engineering and research on mineralised biomaterials for mimicing bone in tissue engineering applications. The seminar is supported by the thematic area Medical Technology and NTNU Nanolab. Lunch for registered participants will be provided. Please register before June 25 for lunch to Pawel Sikorski (pawel.sikorski@phys.ntnu.no). Please see attached final program.

Organization committee: Pawel Sikorski (Department of Physics), Berit L. Strand (Department of Biotechnology) and Therese Standal (Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine)

Global health and the future of health research - 22. Oct. 2013

Samir Bachmachari from Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD).Do new medicines have to be expensive and patented? Could medical research be based on the idea that 5000 heads are better than just five? Why is there not more research into diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis, which kill millions in poor countries?

Global health and the future of health research - 22. Oct. 2013

Samir Bachmachari from Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD).Do new medicines have to be expensive and patented? Could medical research be based on the idea that 5000 heads are better than just five? Why is there not more research into diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis, which kill millions in poor countries?

The Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board and NTNU's Strategic Area of Medical Technology have invited the Indian professor and entrepeneur Samir Brachmachari from Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD) to Trondheim to lecture on "Open Source Drug Discovery as an Innovative Model for Affordable Healthcare for All". The lecture will be followed by a panel-discussion.

OSDD is an open research collaboration where several thousand researchers and students cooperate through an internet portal to develop bettern and cheaper medicines for diseases that affect poor countries in particular.

The seminar is open for all and free. Snacks will be served during the break.

Remember to register!

  • Time: 22. October at 11.15-13.00
  • Place: NTNU, Auditorium LA21, Laboratoriesenteret, Campus Øya

Call for Proposals - Funding for research projects in medical technology of importance to global health

The Strategic Area of Medical Technology at NTNU wishes to support research projects in global health with funding to cover operating expenses of up to NOK200,000 per project.

Call for Proposals - Funding for research projects in medical technology of importance to global health

The Strategic Area of Medical Technology at NTNU wishes to support research projects in global health with funding to cover operating expenses of up to NOK200,000 per project.

Projects must be in the field of medical technology and must be important to the health of poor people in low- and middle-income countries.

Read more about the Call for Proposals (pdf).

Internationalisation funds in medical technology 2013

The strategic area of Medical Technology received 28 applications by the deadline on 19. December 2012.

Internationalisation funds in medical technology 2013

The strategic area of Medical Technology received 28 applications by the deadline on 19. December 2012.

The applications for internationalisation efforts within medical technology totalled around NOK1.4 million. The applications are now being assessed by a committee and the results are expected at the beginning of February 2013.

HelseOmsorg21 - information meeting

The HelseOmsorg21 information meeting will be held in Trondheim on 4. Sept. 2013 (HelseOmsorg21 logo).An information meeting about the strategy process HelseOmsorg21 will be held in ØHA11, Øya Helsehus, Trondheim, on Wednesday 4. September 2013 at 09.00-11.00am.

4. Sept. 2013, 09.00-11.00

HelseOmsorg21 - information meeting

The HelseOmsorg21 information meeting will be held in Trondheim on 4. Sept. 2013 (HelseOmsorg21 logo).An information meeting about the strategy process HelseOmsorg21 will be held in ØHA11, Øya Helsehus, Trondheim, on Wednesday 4. September 2013 at 09.00-11.00am.

The meeting will see a presentation of the goals of HelseOmsorg21 (HealthCare21), the implications of the strategy, how the tasks will be organised, and the process towards the presentation of the document.

It will also clarify the opportunities for participant feedback.


SMIT Conference 2010

The 22nd International Conference of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT) will be held in Trondheim, Norway, September 2 – 4, 2010

SMIT Conference 2010

The 22nd International Conference of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT) will be held in Trondheim, Norway, September 2 – 4, 2010


Future healthcare – the opportunities for new technology

FOR will participate at the Oslo2013 conference.This is the topic of the conference Oslo2013, organised by the International Hospital Federation (IHF) on 18.-20. June 2013 in Oslo, Norway.

Future healthcare – the opportunities for new technology

FOR will participate at the Oslo2013 conference.This is the topic of the conference Oslo2013, organised by the International Hospital Federation (IHF) on 18.-20. June 2013 in Oslo, Norway.

The conference is one of the largest international health conferences for decision-makers, and among confirmed speakers at Oslo2013 are: WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan, Sir Liam Donaldson who has served as Chairman of the WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety, and Norway's Crown Prince Haakon Magnus.

The Operating Room of the Future (FOR) at NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital has, as the only Norwegian contributor, been asked to participate in the plenary programme. FOR will make a presentation, and there will be a live transmission from the FOR neurosurgery theatre on 20. June.

There will also be a FOR pavilion, where the handheld ultrasound device VScan will be demonstrated.

It is still possible to register for the conference, which has been described by the organisers as a "forum in which leaders, policy makers and clinicians from all over the world will share their experiences and best practices in healthcare delivery".

The 2011 PhD Candidate Seminar on Medical Technology

All PhD candidates, post docs and master students in the field of medical technology are welcome to a one-day seminar which is hosted by the Strategic Area Medical Technology at NTNU

Are Sende Osen:
-Forskningsformidling: Hvordan få publikums oppmerksomhet?

Kjell Arne Ingebrigtsen:
-Hvordan skape et godt produkt?
-Hva kreves av idé?
-Hva kreves av en gründer?

 

May 26, 2011 at 8.30 – 22.00

The 2011 PhD Candidate Seminar on Medical Technology

— Realfagsbygget/The natural sciences building, auditorium R9

All PhD candidates, post docs and master students in the field of medical technology are welcome to a one-day seminar which is hosted by the Strategic Area Medical Technology at NTNU

Are Sende Osen:
-Forskningsformidling: Hvordan få publikums oppmerksomhet?

Kjell Arne Ingebrigtsen:
-Hvordan skape et godt produkt?
-Hva kreves av idé?
-Hva kreves av en gründer?

 

Thereafter, the participants will have the opportunity to present and discuss their projects by plenary presentations, speed updates and poster session. In the evening, all participants are invited to Rick´s Cafe for Tapas. This will be a great opportunity to present and discuss your research project, and get to know fellow students within the same research field.

Please submit an abstract of your presentation (for both oral and poster presentations) before May 11th 2011 to Karin Tømmerås, karin.tommeras@ntnu.no. Use abstract template. The tentative programme is attached, and a detailed programme will be distributed after the deadline for submission.

The best oral presentation and poster will each be awarded 5000 NOK in research project support.

Presentations within the following topics are relevant:
− Medical imaging including MRI, ultrasound and optical imaging
− Image guided therapy
− Medical simulations
− Nanotechnology for medical applications
− Medical biotechnology
− Bio- and health informatics
− Biomechanics
− The sociology and ethics of medical technology

Practical information:
The event is free of charge, including the lunch and the evening meal.

Deadline for registration and submission of abstract: May 11th 2011.

Contact person: Karin Tømmerås