program

Detailed Program 28 April 2017 29 April 2017

 

Session descriptions

––––– FRIDAY | 28 APRIL 2017 –––––
10.00 | Welcome & Introduction 
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10.15 | SESSION 1: Introspections in Surgery and Research

How does progress take place in the field of surgery, which is on the one hand highly technically determined and on the other hand equally dependent on individual skills? Is it a continuous process of implementing improved technical solutions, the stroke of genius of an individual, or something else? This session will open up the discussion with personal reports of experts who navigate the difficult waters of bettering established standards while working in complex and demanding environments.

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11.30 | SESSION 2: Technological Visions, Clinical Demands, Usability Challenges 

Medical development is too often only technically driven. Clinical demands and daily routines are not (fully) considered and integrated in the development process; therefore many technologies will not find their way into regular practice.
Drawing on the designer’s perspective, its reflective potential for the development practice and its contributions to the final product, the session will discuss why designing solutions for the medical field is not simply a technical task but a substantial knowledge and usability challenge in itself.

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14.00 | ROUNDTABLE Practice Confrontations
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15.30 | SESSION 3: Post-Concept: Clinical Evaluation and Iteration

Providing innovation to medical settings and workflows includes multiple transformations, from first ideas, early concepts, prototypes, test scenarios, user feedback and evaluation – after several iterations – to a form of final implementation. With a specific focus on surgical environments, the third session will highlight common routines of developing ideas into concepts, concepts into products, and products into marketable solutions, discussing the good practice and the shortcomings of existing approaches.

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17.30 | EVENING KEYNOTE

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––––– SATURDAY | 29 APRIL 2017 –––––
10.00 | SESSION 4: Lab Cultures and Lab Insights

Clinic-based labs address a multitude of practice-related challenges beyond their primary research concerns, allowing for invaluable forms of expert culture in their wake. Establishing collaborations between surgeons, engineers, designers, and researchers, they often benefit from their members’ long-term experience and community exchange. In this session, representatives from different labs will report on their gains in knowledge and present clinical best practice models for multi-disciplinary teamwork and scientific communication.

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11.30 | SESSION 5: Patient Perspective and Technical Discourse

The rapid progress in development and clinical employment of medical technology requires novel approaches for patient information and public media presentation. Today, expertise from both medical and non-medical fields contributes to comprehensive insights into the complexity and ethical implications of technical assistance in therapy. The session will emphasize the role of patient feedback for technological advances, research objectives and quality of care as well as the related economical impact for hospitals and industry.

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14.00 | SESSION 6: Future Collaboration Models
In our globalized scientific world, how will an ideal model for efficient and effective collaboration between research labs, clinicians and industry look like? International partnerships, early industry involvement and spin-offs are clearly wanted – if not prerequisites – for successful acquisition of major grants. Yet, interdisciplinarity and internationality are no guarantee for success and imply new challenges on many levels. The final session will bring together different concepts of cooperation, preparing the ground for further discussions on how to identify, support and establish successful future collaboration models in surgery.
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15.00 | Wrap-Up and Final Discussion
 

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