Welcome to Engineering Health!

The Initiative Seminar Engineering Health has the subtitle Joining forces in healthcare solutions. The event is open for all and free of charge.

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Programme (details and time frames will be updated)

13 april:

09.00 Start of Initiative Seminar Engineering Health
Introduction by Chalmers’ President Stefan BengtssonAnn-Marie Wennberg, CEO at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Agneta Holmäng, Dean at Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, and Göran Hilmersson, Dean at the Faculty of Science at the University of Gothenburg.

Part 1: New technology – Pushing the boundaries in diagnostics and treatment

Bionic restoration of human sensorimotor function
Max Ortiz Catalan
, Associate Professor at Dept of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers and Director of the Center for Bionics and Pain Research, and Paolo Sassu, MD, PhD, Senior Consultant in Hand Surgery and Program Director Hand Transplant at Sahlgrenska University Hospital.

R&D in BoIC: The first research lab dedicated to new med-tech solutions
Justin Schneiderman, Associate Professor at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, and Andreas Fhager, Associate Professor at Dept of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers. Both Justin Schneiderman and Andreas Fhager are also affiliated with MedTech West.

Building a lasting collaboration for engineering health
Göran Bergström
, Professor and Chief Physician at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, and Fredrik Kahl, Professor at Dept of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers.

Novel deep-learning-based clinical applications of brain CT
Michael Schöll
, Associate Professor at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, and Principal Research Fellow, Dementia Research Centre at the University College London.

LUNCH BREAK

Part 2: Modern treatment – Personalised health- and self-care

Personalised digital health
Minna Pikkarainen
, Professor of digital health at Dept of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers.

Patient researchers – the missing link?
Sara Riggare, Patient researcher at Uppsala University, and Andreas Hellström, Senior lecturer at Dept of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers.

ISOLDE: A humanoid robot for social distancing in health care applications
Mattias Wahde
, Professor of applied artificial intelligence at Dept of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Chalmers.

Part 3: How do we foster collaboration?

Introduction: Best way to predict the future… is to INVENT it!
Thomas M. Krummel, MD, Emile Holman Professor and Chair Emeritus, Dept of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Co-Director, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign

Gothenburg Research School of Health Engineering
Presentation by the coordinators Justin Schneiderman, Associate Professor at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, and Malin Barman, Researcher at Dept of Biology and Biological Engineering, Chalmers.

Panel discussion, participants TBA. Moderator: Torbjörn Lundh, Professor at Dept of Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers, and Vice Dean at the Faculty of Science, University of Gothenburg.

14 April:

09.00 Start of day two, summary of the first day.

Part 4: Prevention – Keep out (of the hospital)!

Challenges and Opportunities for Implant Associated Orthopedic Infections
Martin Andersson
, Professor at Dept of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers, and Jonatan Tillander, MD, PhD at Dept of Infectious Diseases, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg.

Antibiotic resistance as a health and research challenge
Joakim Larsson
, Professor and Director of Centre for Antibiotic Resistance Research (CARe), and Johan Bengtsson-Palme, Assistant Professor, both at the Dept of Infectious Diseases, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg.

Children's physical health in Sweden
Carolina Klüft
, Operations manager at Generation Pep.

Diet meets the gut microbiome – implications for cardiometabolic disease
Rikard Landberg
, Professor at Dept of Biology and Biological Engineering at Chalmers, and Fredrik Bäckhed, Professor Dept of Molecular and Clinical Medicine at the University of Gothenburg.

The Heart Bus – Characterisation of heart failure in patient’s vicinity
Helle Wijk
, Registered Nurse at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Professor at the Institute of Health and Care Science, University of Gothenburg, and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Healthcare Architecture, Chalmers, and Sara Svedlund, Chief physician at Dept of Clinical Physiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, and Associate Professor at Dept of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg.

LUNCH BREAK

Part 5: Restoring health – New solutions for rehabilitation

Joining worlds: How collaborating with virtual reality software start ups generated new treatment strategies in psychiatry
Almira Osmanovic Thunström
, Organisational Developer and Doctoral Researcher at Sahlgrenska University Hospital.

Bone conduction clinical applications based on successful long-term interdisciplinary collaboration
Sabine Reinfeldt
, Associate Professor and Bo Håkansson, Professor, both at the Dept of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers, and Måns Eeg-Olofsson, Associate Professor at the Dept of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg.

Soft tissue repair with 3D bioprinting and autologous stem cells
Paul Gatenholm, Professor at Dept of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Chalmers, and Peter Apelgren, MD, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, and Dept of Plastic Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital.

For the first time in history – dosage in medical compression treatment
Andreas Nilsson
, PhD and CEO, and Josefin Damm, Co-inventor and CTO, both at PressCise.

Part 6: Innovation

My (in)voluntarily step from research to entrepreneurship
Angela Wulff
, Professor at the Dept of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg.

Introduction of the Innovation and Medtech Residency Program, presenters TBA.

Panel discussion, participants TBA.

WELCOME!​

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