During Jan 30-31, 2018, MECC Maastricht hosted a two-day event focused on the latest technological innovations in medicine: 3D printing, robotics, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality. The event included two conferences – 3D Medical Printing Conference and Health Tech Event and an expo with innovative companies involved in the chain of Bio-, Medical-, Dental- and Medicine 3D printing. The conferences were not only academic, but innovative events bringing together brilliant minds and discoveries. The 3D Medical Conference is accredited by the Dutch Association for Technical Medicine (NVTG) for 6 points per day and therefore guaranteed high quality and professional (medical) visitors.

It was a unique event, with 35 speakers in total [13 speakers Day 1, 23 speakers Day 2] and a lively exhibition where the attendees could see real life solutions of the technologies discussed during the conferences, as well as many other innovative technologies. SoftBank Robotics Europe, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma, Materialise, Merck Life Science, ACTA, Mobilab, UK RWTH Aachen, Maastricht University, Tilburg University, TU/e, University of Pisa, KU Leuven, TNO, Vektis, Tosoh were only a few of the companies and institutions whose representatives spoke.

On Jan 30, the program included dedicated sessions on 3D Bioprinting and 3D Dental Printing. Attendees found out the current status of having human tissue printed on demand, custom-made 3D printed dental implants, biofabrication of 3D in vitro models & more.

On Jan 31, the focus during the 3D Medical Printing Conference shifted towards 3D medtech printing (orthopaedic implants, surgery models) and 3D pharma printing. The Health Tech Event showcased a live demo of exoskeletons, while tackling hot topics such as Augmented Reality in healthcare, drones in healthcare, social robots and surgical robots.

A photo impression of the event can be found here

Below you can find the full program of the event

Day 1, 30 January 2018

9:00 9:35 Welcome and registration
9:35 10:05 Matthew Baker Matthew Baker, Assistant Professor, MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine Maastricht University, The Netherlands, on “Next generation hydrogels for 3D tissue engineering: From simple bioinks to complex ECM mimics”, More information
10:05 10:35 bryce nelson Bryce Nelson, Head of Materials Science, Merck Life Science, USA, on ‘bioink formulations for use in 3D Bioprinting’, More information
10:35 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 11:45 Carmelo De Maria Carmelo de Maria, Assistant Professor in Bioengineering, Research Center E. Piaggio – University of Pisa, Italy, on “Multimaterial and Multiscale Biofabrication of 3D in vitro models of complex tissues”, More information piaggio program
11:45 12:15 Nils Broeckx Nils Broeckx, Lawyer, Dewallens & Partners, Belgium, on ‘Regulatory issues’, More information Dewallens & Partners
12:15 12:45 Laure Le Calvé program Laure Le Calvé, Lawyer, LCH Avocats, France, on ‘3D printed medical devices legal issues’ lch
12:45 14:15 Lunch Break
SESSION 3D Bioprinting / 3D Biomaterials SESSION 3D Dental Printing
14:15 14:45 fabien guillemot program Fabien Guillemot, CEO & Founder, Poietis, France on “Toward bioprinting industrialization”, More information poietis program Rik Jacobs 3D Medical Conference program Rik Jacobs, General Manager, Dental, 3D Systems, More information
logo 3dsystems 3D Medical Conference program
14:45 15:15 Saskia Nagel Saskia Nagel, Professor, University of Twente/ RWTH Aachen, on “Printing what? Ethical challenges of 3D bioprinting”, More information University of Twente Reinhilde Jacobs Reinhilde Jacobs, Head of the department of imaging and pathology KU Leuven, Belgium, on “Beyond CBCT: from virtual patients to 3D bioprinting in oral healthcare”, More information ku leuven
15:15 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 16:15 böstjan vihar Boštjan Vihar, Head of Biolab at Institute IRNAS, Slovenia, on “Open-source 3D bioprinting for scientific and industrial solutions”, More information irnas Daniel Wismeijer program Daniel Wismeijer, Professor, ACTA (academisch centrum tandheelkunde amsterdam), The Netherlands,
on ‘Why additive Manufacturing and Custom-made dental implants, and then the Hurdles to take.’
acta program
16:15 16:45 tamer mohamed Tamer Mohamed, President & CEO, Aspect Biosystems Ltd., Canada, on “Human Tissues on Demand with Next Generation 3D Bioprinting”, More information  aspect biosystems program Prof. dr. Constantinus Politis, Professor, UZ Leuven, Belgium, on “3D printing in maxillofacial surgery”, More information UZ Leuven
16:45 18:00 Networking and visit expo 

30 January, 19.00 hours Networking dinner


Day 2, 31 January 2018

9:00 9:35 Welcome and registration
9:35 10:35
SESSION 3D Medtech Printing SESSION Health Tech Event
Holger Jahr Professor Holger Jahr, Head Orthopaedic Research Lab, UK RWTH Aachen, Germany, on “Additive manufacturing (resorbable) metal implants for orthopaedic applications”, More information; Read the interview douwe kiestra program Douwe Kiestra, President, IFHE (International Federation of Hospital Engineering)
riley reese Riley Reese, Innovation Program Manager, TNO, The Netherlands, on ‘How food and pharma 3D printing come together’, More information Amit Kumar Pandey program Amit Kumar Pandey, Head Principal Scientist (Chief Scientist), SoftBank Robotics Europe, France, on “How the social robots can play role in the spectrum of innovative healthcare?”, More information; Read the interview
10:35 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 11:45 SESSION 3D Medtech Printing SESSION 3D Medicine / Pharmaceutics Printing SESSION Health Tech Event
11:15 11:45 Markus Kleemann

Markus Kleemann, Professor University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein-Campus Lübeck, Germany, on ‘3D- Models of the aorta for endovascular training’, More information

Dachtler, Markus, program
Markus Dachtler, CEO / Managing Shareholder, Gen-Plus, Germany, on “2D & 3D printing technologies in pharmaceutical manufacturing”, More information
Lieven De Maesschalck
Lieven De Maesschalck, Innovation Manager, Mobilab / Thomas More, Belgium, on “Technology and care: the impact of use of exoskeleton for patients”, More information, Read the interview
11:45 12:15 sonja voornSonja Voorn, ir, B of Health, Teacher, Fontys University of Applied Science, The Netherlands, on “3D printing as a useful tool to create medical phantoms and learning models”, More information tobias gantner
Tobias Gantner, Managing Director, HealthCare Futurists, Germany, on “From Lab to Life. How Digital Production of Medicines could finally reach the patient”, More information
Liza Boormans program
Liza Boormans, Team manager, Blue Jay Eindhoven, Student Medical Sciences and Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, on ‘drones as assistant in Healthcare’
12:15 12:45 Eugene Ivanov
Eugene Ivanov, Chief Technology Officer, Tosoh SMD, USA, More information
wiebke kempin program
Wiebke Kempin, PhD-student, University of Greifswald, Germany, on “From tablets to implants – Exploring the pharmaceutical applications of fused deposition modeling”, More information
herman bennema program
Herman Bennema, Managing Director, Vektis, on “Big data for healthcare: more than a promise”, More information, Read the interview
12:45 14:15 Lunch Break
14:15 14:45 Veerle Creylman program
Veerle Creylman, Research leader orthopaedic technology, MOBILABThomas More, Belgium, More information
Li Xialoling
Xiaoling Li, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Triastek, Inc., China, on “Application of 3D Printing Technology in Dosage Form Design and Drug Delivery”, More information; Read the interview
max louwerse program
Max Louwerse, Professor Cognitive Psychology and Artificial Intelligence, Tilburg Center for Cognition and Communication, Tilburg University, on ‘Virtual humans for training purposes in healthcare’, Read the article
14:45 15:15 Pieter Slagmolen
Pieter Slagmolen, Portfolio Manager, Materialise, Belgium, on “Bringing meaningful 3D printing applications to hospitals”, More information
3D Medical Conference program Anastasia Zakharyuta
Anastasia Zakharyuta, Postdoc, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma, Germany, on “Inkjet-printed pharmaceutical formulations for preclinical studies”, More information
dionne deibel program

Dionne Deibel, Semi-arts/research student robotic microsurgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, Maastricht UMC+, The Netherlands, on ‘microsurgery using robots’

15:15 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 16:45
SESSION 3D Medtech Printing SESSION Health Tech Event
harry kleijnen program Harry Kleijnen, Process & Application Development Manager, Additive Industries, The Netherlands, More information Roel Vossen Roel Vossen, Sr. Project Manager & System Architect, Neways Technologies BV, The Netherlands on “INTER-IoT: Interoperability of Heterogeneous IoT Platforms”, More information
Eleonora Zoboli program Eleonora Zoboli, Representative, Watify Consortium Stijn Bukenbergs, Lecturer/ Researcher,  Thomas More University College, on “Active smart wearable orthotics for therapy (ARTHE)”, More information; Read the interview
16:45 18:00 Networking and visit expo 

We hope to see you again at the next edition or one of the other conferences of Jakajima!

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