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Scientific Program 

Structure of the Congress 

The congress’s unique structure represents the two dimensions of technology and medicine:

13 themes on science and medical technologies intersect with five challenging main topics of medicine to create a maximum of synergy and integration of aspects on research, development and application. Each of the congress themes will be chaired by two leading experts.

The themes will be divided into more than 100 tracks that will address specific topics of medicine and technology that provide multiple and excellent opportunities for exchanges.

For more details please click on the themes below.


Programm Overview

Radiation OncologyDiagnostic ImagingRadiation Protection and Dosimetry, Biological Effects of RadiationImage Processing, Biosignal Processing, Modelling and Simulation, BiomechanicsInformation and Communication in Medicine, Telemedicine and e-HealthSurgery, Minimal Invasive Interventions, Endoscopy and Image Guided TherapyDiagnostic and Therapeutic Instrumentation, Clinical EngineeringMicro- and Nanosystems in Medicine, Active Implants, BiosensorsNeuroengeneering, Neural Systems, Rehabilitation and ProstheticsBiomaterials, Cellular and Tissue Engineering, Artifical OrgansBiomedical Engineering for Audiology, Ophthalmology, Emergency & Dental MedicineGeneral SubjectsSpecial Topics and Workshops

Scientific Focus

The scientific focus of the congress will cover major aspects of key technologies like nano- and micro-systems, tissue engineering, information and communication technologies, optics and biotechnology as well as major areas of medical application such as radiation oncology and protection, diagnostic imaging, instrumentation and surgery. The congress will provide a comprehensive overview of recent developments, scientific findings and future innovations.

Medical Focus
The focus of the WC2009 will be on key topics of medicine and healthcare where medical technologies show great potential for making major contributions to improving diagnostic and therapeutic success.


1st Day: Oncology
Which improvements of diagnostic tools and therapeutic regimes offer promising perspectives – with respect to early detection and therapy – for patients with oncological diseases?

2nd Day: Radiology & nuclear medicine
How will current and future advanced technologies contribute to the success of diagnostics and therapies in radiology and nuclear medicine?

3rd Day: Surgery & intervention:
How could new materials and technologies for minimal invasive interventions revolutionize future therapies in surgery, implantation or intervention?

4th Day: Neurology, neurosurgery and neurological rehabilitation:
How can new developments in diagnostic and functional imaging, surgery tools, prosthetics, neuroengineering or nano- and microsystems open up new options for the diagnosis and therapy of neurological diseases?

5th Day: Cardiology & cardiovascular diseases:
Interventional cardiology has had a major impact on the quality and results of the diagnosis and therapy of cardiovascular diseases, and has significantly lowered death rates. What’s new on the horizon with respect to new materials and technologies?

Sponsors of the WC2009
Partners of Healthcare
Siemens Healthcare
Gold Sponsor
Carl Zeiss
Partners of WC2009
Partner in Health and Health Systems
Partner of Innovation
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Partner of Networking
MedTech Pharma
Partner of Technology
Partner of Standards
DKE  Deutsche Kommission Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik im DIN und VDE
Partner of Quality
Sponsors International Organization for Medical Physics International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Physik European Federation of Organizations in Medical Physics Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biomedizinische Technik im VDE
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