Seminars

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.


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.


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.


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).


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".

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 


28.Sept.2012: Researchers' Night

Out with bingo - in with apps!
- Can medical technology save our health?

28.Sept.2012: Researchers' Night

Out with bingo - in with apps!
- Can medical technology save our health?

This year's Researchers' Night for adults is about welfare technology.

  • What health challenges will we face in the future, and how can society solve them?
  • Will the ageing population break our health system?
  • Is technology and smart aids the solution?

When and where

  • Dokkhuset in Trondheim, Friday 28.09.2012
  • At 19.00-20.30 (doors open at 18.00)
  • Free admission (age restriction: 18 years)
  • Language: Norwegian

Researchers' Night is part of the National Science Week.

8.Nov.2012: Innovation Conference 2012

What is needed to make innovation one of the most important drivers for change in the health sector in the years ahead?

8.Nov.2012: Innovation Conference 2012

What is needed to make innovation one of the most important drivers for change in the health sector in the years ahead?

On 8. November 2012 the innovation conference "Jakten på innovasjonsformelen - Innovasjonskonferansen 2012" will be held at Rica Hell Hotel, Værnes, Stjørdal.

The programme includes lectures such as:

  • "Innovation in healthcare - what does it mean and how can you make it happen?" med Lynne Maher from the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, UK
  • "Innovasjon i helsesektoren - en brukerdrevet tilnærming til retenking av helsetjenester" med Stine Schulze, social anthropologist and leader of Designits' research team in Denmark.

The registration deadline is 1. November.

Programme and registration (in Norwegian)

3.Oct.2012: Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine is a hot topic in medical research as it could lead to treatments for conditions and diseases that today are incurable. On 3 October, 11 international speakers come to NTNU to discuss the latest developments in an open, one-day seminar.

3.Oct.2012: Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine is a hot topic in medical research as it could lead to treatments for conditions and diseases that today are incurable. On 3 October, 11 international speakers come to NTNU to discuss the latest developments in an open, one-day seminar.

Read more about the Regenerative medicine seminar at ISB.

14.Sept.2012: Systems Medicine (half-day seminar)

As part of the upcoming "Biotech and Life Science Programme" at NTNU, we have the pleasure of inviting you to a half-day seminar with participation from renowned international speakers on Friday 14. September 2012.

14.Sept.2012: Systems Medicine (half-day seminar)

As part of the upcoming "Biotech and Life Science Programme" at NTNU, we have the pleasure of inviting you to a half-day seminar with participation from renowned international speakers on Friday 14. September 2012.

The seminar will take place in GSU1 in Gastrosenteret, St. Olavs Hospital.

Program and abstracts (pdf).

3-4.Oct.2012: Velkon 2012

This year's welfare technology conference Velkon 2012 will take place in Trondheim 3.-4. October 2012.

3-4.Oct.2012: Velkon 2012

This year's welfare technology conference Velkon 2012 will take place in Trondheim 3.-4. October 2012.

The organizers are welcoming more contributions.

Exciting September programme

We have compiled a list over seminars and conferences in September that could be of interest to everyone in Medical Technology.

Exciting September programme

We have compiled a list over seminars and conferences in September that could be of interest to everyone in Medical Technology.

The programme ranges from Personalized Cancer Care, to the Norwegian Science Week and the Global Health Day 2012.

Go to ‘Seminars' for a full programme and more information.

28.Sept.2012: Researcher's Night (in Norwegian)

28. September 2012, the Medical Faculty (DMF) at NTNU in Trondheim arranges Researchers' Night in conjunction with the Norwegian Science Week (Forskningsdagene).

28.Sept.2012: Researcher's Night (in Norwegian)

28. September 2012, the Medical Faculty (DMF) at NTNU in Trondheim arranges Researchers' Night in conjunction with the Norwegian Science Week (Forskningsdagene).

The seminar "Out with bingo - bring in the app" will look at the role of medical technology in modern healthcare.

The seminar will be held in Norwegian.

26-27.Sept.2012: The 7th conference for Global health and Vaccination research

The 7th conference for Global health and Vaccination research will take place at the brand new Clarion Hotel and Congress Trondheim at Brattøra in Trondheim from 26 to 27 September 2012.

26-27.Sept.2012: The 7th conference for Global health and Vaccination research

The 7th conference for Global health and Vaccination research will take place at the brand new Clarion Hotel and Congress Trondheim at Brattøra in Trondheim from 26 to 27 September 2012.

The title of the conference is "Innovation for Global Health" and it is organized in three main thematic areas:

  • Technology
  • Social and Political Determinants of Health
  • Norwegian Global Health Research, Education and Organization

25.Sept.2012: Global health, Why bother?

The pre-conference "Global health, Why bother? - Fighting for equity" will be held in Trondheim on 25. September 2012.

25.Sept.2012: Global health, Why bother?

The pre-conference "Global health, Why bother? - Fighting for equity" will be held in Trondheim on 25. September 2012.

The seminar is a pre-conference to the "7th conference for Global health and Vaccciation research".

20-22.Sept.2012: SMIT 2012

The ‘24th International Conference of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology' (SMIT) will be held in Barcelona and Sabadell in September 2012.

20-22.Sept.2012: SMIT 2012

The ‘24th International Conference of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology' (SMIT) will be held in Barcelona and Sabadell in September 2012.

Visit the SMIT2012 website for more information and registration.

19-30.Sept.2012: Norwegian Science Week

The National Science Week in Norway (Forskningsdagene) is a nationwide event held every year to make science and research available to the public. Research and knowledge institutions throughout Norway have an opportunity to participate and provide the general public with new insight into what they do.

19-30.Sept.2012: Norwegian Science Week

The National Science Week in Norway (Forskningsdagene) is a nationwide event held every year to make science and research available to the public. Research and knowledge institutions throughout Norway have an opportunity to participate and provide the general public with new insight into what they do.

A range of events are planned for Sør Trøndelag county.

7.Sept.2012: International Symposium: Personalized Cancer Care

Top researchers from US, Europe and Asia will meet in Oslo 7-9. September 2012 to discuss the latest development in the field of personalized cancer care. The focus of the meeting will range from risk prediction, early diagnosis, progression to therapy.

7.Sept.2012: International Symposium: Personalized Cancer Care

Top researchers from US, Europe and Asia will meet in Oslo 7-9. September 2012 to discuss the latest development in the field of personalized cancer care. The focus of the meeting will range from risk prediction, early diagnosis, progression to therapy.

The seminar is now open for registration.

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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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.

Symposium on Trends and Needs in Medical Technology and Health Care

A dramatic improvement in general welfare and health care has taken place in many parts of the world the last decades. New challenges are emerging, particular the aging population and unhealthy...
5.-6.november 2009

Symposium on Trends and Needs in Medical Technology and Health Care

- with focus on Molecular Imaging, Medical Biotechnology and Health Informatics

A dramatic improvement in general welfare and health care has taken place in many parts of the world the last decades. New challenges are emerging, particular the aging population and unhealthy life style. To meet these challenges, there is a need to improve prevention of unhealthy life style, develop new methods of diagnosis and therapies, and focus on rehabilitation.

To discuss how medical technology can meet the challenges in health care, the Strategic Area Medical Technology at NTNU will organize a symposium entitled "Trends and Needs in Medical Technology and Health Care".

The main objectives of the symposium are to:

  • discuss where medical technology should be moving in general and what should be the focus of the research and innovation
  • discuss future developments in the area of medical technology
  • strengthen the collaboration and communication between groups working within technology, biology, and medicine.

The area of medical technology is broad and we want to focus on three topics:

- Medical imaging. Nanoparticles for image guided drug delivery
Invited speaker: Professor Chrit Moonen, France

- Medical biotechnology. Linking genetic markers to disease
Invited speaker: Professor Joakim Lundeberg, Sweden

- Health Informatics. IT for fostering clinical research
Invited speaker: Professor Patrice Degoulet, France

Practical information:

Medical technology

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