Welcome to Engineering Health!

Thank you for joining us at the Initiative Seminar Engineering Health, subtitled Joining forces in healthcare solutions, April 13-14! We look forward to seing you at the next event.

The event is on YouTube for you to watch.

Day 1, April 13.

Day 2, April 14.​

Note: These links will be replaced in a few weeks as we need to replace the films with fully texted ones.


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

09:30 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.

10:15 Break

10:30 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.

10:55 Short break

11:00 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.

11:20 Short break

11:25 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, and David Fällmar, MD, PhD, Specialist in Neuroradiology, Uppsala University.


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

13:00 Personalised digital health
Minna Pikkarainen
, Professor of digital health at Dept of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers.

13:40 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.

14:20 Active stretch break

14:30 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.

15:00 Break

Part 3: How do we foster collaboration?

15:15 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

15:50 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.

16:00 Panel discussion: Collaboration. Participants Anna Sandström, Director Science Policy and Relations Europe at AstraZeneca, Lars Hammarström, Head of Division Health at Vinnova, Tom Krummel, Professor at Stanford, Elin Esbjörner Winters, Associate Professor at Chalmers, Mikael Elam, Professor at the University of Gothenburg.
Moderator: Torbjörn Lundh, Professor at Dept of Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers, and Vice Dean at the Faculty of Science, University of Gothenburg.

17:00 End of day one

14 April

09:00 Start of day two, summary of the first day.

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

09:10 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.

09:30 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.

10:15 Break

10:30 Children's physical health in Sweden
Carolina Klüft
, Operations manager at Generation Pep.

11:00 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.

11:40 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.


Part 5: Restoring health – New solutions for rehabilitation

13:00 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.

13:30 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.

14:00 Active stretch break

14:15 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.

14:35 Short break

14:40 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.

15:00 Break

Part 6: Innovation

15:15 My (in)voluntarily step from research to entrepreneurship
Angela Wulff
, Professor at the Dept of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg.

15:50 Introduction of the Innovation and Technology Residency Programme. Caroline Damgaard, MSE and course leader, Jakob Hermodsson, MD and participant/student in the programme.

16:05 Panel discussion: Innovation. Participants Lina Strand Backman, Head of Innovation at the Innovation Platform, Region Västra Götaland, Charlotta Gummesson, CEO at Sahlgrenska Science Park, Charlotte Emlind Vahul, Head of Business Coaching at Chalmers Ventures, Martin Andersson, Professor at Chalmers, Claes Gustafsson, Professor at Sahlgrenska Academy/GU, Magnus Björsne, CEO at AstraZeneca BioVentureHub.
Moderator: Bo Norrman, Advisor at Chalmers Innovation Office.​

17:00 End of Engineering Health 2021


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