V edition of MedTrend 2019 – European Forum European Forum for Modern Health Care

6 December 2019 / 14:52

The V edition of International Conference MedTrends – European Forum for Modern Health Care took place on 5.12.20219 in Zabrze. The conference was organized by Silesian Park of Medical Technology Kardio – Med Silesia (KMS). The co – organizators were: the SIlesian Center for Heart Diseases, the Foundation of the Silesian Center for Heart Diseases and the Zabrze City Council.

Lectures were held at te headquarters of the SIlesian Center for Heart Diseases in the in the hall of the name of professor Religa. The Forum started on December 5 at 10:00 a.m. and ended at 7 p.m. Over one hundred people attended the conference. Among the participants were doctors, nurses, physioterapists, business representatives, representatives of local authorities and students. Participation in the event was freee.

Gathered guests were greeted by: Adam Konka – the chairman of the board of Silesian Park of Medical Technology Kardio-Med Silesia, Professor Marian Zembala – the Director of the Silesian Center for Hearth Diseases and Jakub – Chełstowski – Marshal of the Silesian Voivodship.

The conference’s program included many interesting practicioners’ lectures. Experts presented issues related to innovations, problems and challenges in the modern health care in Poland and in Europe. In the four sessions broached the following topics:

– Silesian ecosystem of medical and biotechnological startups – where we are and where we are going?
– Presentation of the startups that had won awards or had been honored within the confines of TopTrends competition (MedTrends Conference) from 2015 to 2018
– New solutions dedicated to diabetology, the problem of hard to heal wounds, ophthalmology, cardiology, cardiochirurgy and pulmonolgy.
-Bio-print, 3D – print, reconstructive and personalized medicine.

At the end of the conference creators and owners of innovative startups from the health care industry had the opportunity to take part in MedTrends competition – TopTrends – Competition for the best startup in health care MedTrends 2019. Out of 12 submitted startups, the following projects were qualified to the final session:

  • Bioceltix
  • Biotts
  • Glaze Prosethics
  • 3DevS
  • Chirurgia 3D

Out of 5 showed during the conference projects, votes of the jury the winners of the V competition TopTrends were:

  • The GrandPrix title and 5 000 PLN prize won the „Glaze Prosthetics” company
  • II place and 3 000 PLN prize won the „Biotts” company
  • III place and 1 500 PLN prize won the „Surgery 3D” company.

The honorary patronage over the conference was taken by: the Marshal of the Silesian Voivodship –Jakub Chełstowski, the Mayor of Zabrze – Małgorzata Mańka – Szulik, Ministry of Development, Ministry of Investment and Development, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance and Regional Policy, National Centre of Research and Development, University of Silesia in Katowice, University of Economics in Katowice, Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Academy of Phisical Education in Katowice, Polish Chamber of Commerce, Polish Society for Biomaterials, University of Technology in Katowice, Silesian Medical Chamber, Regional Chamber of Commerce in Katowice.

The media patronage over the conference was taken by: TVS television, Radio Silesia, Technopark Gliwice, TVP 3 Katowice television, web portal RehabilitacjawPolsce.pl, Technology Accelerator Gliwice, Engineering of Biomaterials, TVZ – Zabrze television, web portal medinwestycje.pl, cluster LifeScience Krakow.

The sponsors of the conference were the companies: ADAMED, ANMAR, BALTON, GABOS SOFTWARE.

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