Artificial intelligence and bioprinting
Emerging technologies in medicine
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ETIM 2017

Artificial intelligence and bioprinting

Advancing Technology

Advances in healthcare and medical research are already strongly driven by information technology and engineering. Technologies like individual genome sequencing, high-performance multiparametric imaging or wearable medical devices generate exponentially growing datasets while contemporary data-mining techniques allow to extract large amounts of valuable data from existing archives of unstructured medical data. These offer the opportunity for highly specific clinical decision making and personalized precision medicine.

Challenges & Opportunities

Further acceleration of medical innovation by upcoming technologies like artificial intelligence and bioprinting can be safely predicted. However, as complex challenges often require complex solutions, these technologies demand an interdisciplinary approach between clinicians, computer scientists, engineers, researchers, healthcare providers, legislators and many other disciplines.

Insights & Networking

We are poised to bring all stakeholders to the table to define the demands of clinicians and healthcare providers, outline technical solutions and create a common understanding of the opportunities, and also the difficulties that may arise. With the first ETIM meeting we aim to create new insights, stimulate networking and initiate a sustained flow of communication between individual experts and workgroups.

Conference Speakers

Conference Chairs

Michael Forsting

Chairman, Department of Radiology,
Chief Medical Officer, IT department, University Hospital of Essen
Dean of Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Jochen Werner

Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer, University Hospital of Essen, Germany

Day 1, Feb. 10th 2017 - Artificial Intelligence

Sean Zhou

Sr Director R&D, Head of Innovation and Software Development, Siemens Healthineers, Malvern, USA

Computer-assisted medical image analysis: from feature extraction to convolutional neural networks

Asja Fischer

Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department III, University of Bonn, Germany

Fundamentials of machine learning without the math: A brief overview for non-experts

Christoph Friedrich

Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Germany

Data mining in healthcare using machine learning and natural language processing

Tanveer F. Syeda-Mahmood

IBM Fellow, Chief Scientist & Overall Lead, Medical Sieve Radiology Grand Challenge Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA

IBM Watson and the role of machine learning in clinical decision support

Susanne Beck

Professor of Criminal Law and Procedure and Legal Philosophy, University of Hannover, Germany

Beyond man and machine: ethical and legal aspects of artificial intelligence in healthcare

Eyal Toledano

Co-Founder and CTO at Zebra Medical Vision Ltd, Netanya Area, Israel

How to revolutionize medical imaging using artificial intelligence and big clinical data

Arthur Jochems

Department of Radiation Oncology (MAASTRO), GROW-School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Decoding tumor phenotype by noninvasive imaging using radiomics and machine learning

André Butscher

Member of the management board, RMS Foundation, Bettlach, Switzerland

Three-dimensional printing of calcium phosphate bone substitutes

Marcy Zenobi-Wong

Assistant Professor, Cartilage Engineering & Regeneration Lab, the Department of Health, Science & Technology, ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Additive manufacturing of cartilage tissue

Day 2, Feb. 11th 2017 - Bioprinting

Yan Yan Shery Huang

University Lecturer in Bioengineering, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Biomicrofabrication for organ-on-a-chip and tissue scaffold

Uwe Gbureck

Groupleader, Bioactive Inorganic Scaffolds, Department for Functional Materials in Medicine and Dentistry, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Low temperature 3D printing of bioceramic scaffolds and implants

Martin Herzmann

Sales Manager Medical, Materialise GmbH, Germany

How to set up a medical 3D printing lab

Horst Fischer

Professor, Department of Dental Materials and Biomaterials Research, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Aachen, Germany

Novel strategies in biofabrication

Carlos Kengla

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Can we grow organs instead of transplanting them?

Adam W. Feinberg

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Rebuilding the heart by 3D bioprinting of the extracellular matrix

Simon Sonntag

Group Leader Research, Department of Cardiovascular Engineering, Institute of Applied Medical Engineering, Helmholtz Institute, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Application of 3D visualization and printing methods to plan surgical corrections of complex congenital heart defects

Thomas Engstrand

Chief medical officer, OssDsign AB, Uppsala, Sweden

Reconstruction of craniafacial bone defects with 3D molded bioactive armored ceramic implants

Thomas Maal

Coordinator 3D Lab at the Department of Oral- and Maxillofacial Surgery, RadboudUMC, Nijmegen, Netherlands

3D imaging and 3D printing in head and neck surgery

Conference Schedule


Lehr- und Lernzentrum der Medizinischen Fakultät
Virchowstraße 163a
45147 Essen , Germany
GEO: 51.432924, 6.988292
Car parking facility:
Virchowstraße 175
45147 Essen, Germany



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