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European MedTech Week 2016: what it’s all about

Posted on 04.05.2016

European MedTech Week will take place for the second year, from 13-17 June 2016. The aim of the Week is to bring all health stakeholders together, including patients, doctors and carers, as well as those behind many of Europe’s medical technology innovations, and outline their perspectives on how devices and diagnostic tests are shaping our lives, our health and our future.

With 5 weeks to go before the 2016 edition of MedTech Week is officially launched, events are already being planned. Examples of confirmed activities happening across Europe include:

Cardiac care in GERMANY: A discussion in the University of Frankfurt with local German MP Katja Leikert and medtech manufacturer St. Jude Medical, on how ‘telemonitoring’ can be an effective tool to reduce cardiac events in patients with heart failure,

Digital health in SWEDEN and BELGIUM: The latest advancements in the digitalisation of healthcare will be discussed with researchers, medical experts and the medtech industry;

Tour of manufacturing site in ITALY: Medtech company Smith Medical will open its doors to key stakeholders and show the value of the products they create.

Lots of other events are already on the MedTech Week calendar and you can find out what’s happening in your region by checking our new website, www.medtechweek.eu. The website is constantly being updated with information on new events as well as viewpoints from patients, patient advocates and healthcare professionals alike, so bookmark the link to keep up-to-date!

You can also find out what’s happening and join the conversation on Twitter (#medtechweek), Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Delphine Roulland now to learn more about what’s going on and join the #medtechweek conversation online.

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