2nd Hands-on Course on “Diagnostic and Interventional Endoscopy“ for Engineers and Medical Technicians, May 12 to 13, 2017
Advances in diagnostic and interventional endoscopy (gastroenterology) have been possible for many years thanks to new technological developments in the field of medical engineering, permitting interventions that are gentler and less invasive. An intensive dialogue is required between endoscopists (the users) and engineers (the developers) in order to accelerate the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic methods in gastroenterology and to design these in a more targeted fashion.
Based on our experience, such exchanges are usually difficult as medics and engineers work in different professional worlds. The different spheres of knowledge are characterized by distinct terminologies and methodological approaches, among other differences, and thus urgently require new forms of joint interfaces.
For the second time, the Medical Technology Test and Application Center METEAN at the Fraunhofer IIS is jointly running a hands-on course on “Diagnostic and Interventional Endoscopy (german)“ for engineers and medical technicians with the Medical Clinic II at the Waldkrankenhaus St. Marien Hospital and the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT) within the Association of German Engineers (VDE) to promote a better understanding of endoscopic devices and work processes and methods.
The contents of the course and practical learning objectives carried out on biomodels are developed in close collaboration with the Association of the Promotion of Quality-oriented Practical Training in Endoscopy (Verein zur Förderung der qualitätsorientierten praktischen Weiterbildung in der Endoskopie e.V.). The aim of this course is to illustrate methods and devices in diagnostic and interventional endoscopy and, in equal measure, to highlight those current fields of development in this area where the challenges lie for medical engineering.
We look forward to welcoming you in in Erlangen in May 2017.