Engineering Health

Welcome to Engineering Health!


Are you interested in the latest discoveries in the healthcare sector? Do you work in healthcare with problems that engineering could possibly help to solve? Or are you just curious as to how technology and medicine might meet and collaborate?


On November 8-9, Chalmers Life Science Engineering Area of Advance organises the Initiative Seminar Engineering Health in collaboration with Sahlgrenska University Hospital, AstraZeneca, Sahlgrenska Academy and MedTech West.

The aim of these exciting days is to bring medicine and engineering closer together, as we strongly believe in the need for collaboration between disciplines. Did you know that William Chalmers in his will left half of his fortune to the school now known as Chalmers, and the other half to Sahlgrenska? This is why our seminar days are called Engineering Health – The Legacy of William Chalmers.

Our programme will stretch from the past, to the present and future challenges. A number of short pair-presentations will provide an overview of ongoing collaboration between engineers and clinicians. These will feature local, as well as international, researchers who have succeeded in establishing translational activities. We are proud to announce that Mikael Elam and Mikael Persson, co-inventors of Strokefinder, and Max Ortiz Catalan and Rickard Brånemark, who developed the mind-controlled arm prosthesis, will join us. We are also delighted that Dr Oliver Aalami and PhD Chris Cheng from Stanford, USA, have accepted to join us. They will talk about augmented reality and give insights into their collaboration on the development of new stents.

Other presentations include excellent and highly interesting researchers such as Agnes Wold and Ann-Sofie Sandberg, working on allergies and early life nutrition, Måns Eeg-Olofsson and Sabine Reinfeldt, hearing-aids, Marta Bally and Nils Lycke, vesicles as carriers, Mårten Falkenberg and Håkan Nilsson, stents, and Paul Gatenholm and Stina Simonsson, 3D bioprinting of cartilage. More names will follow and the programme will be updated continuously!

The presentations will be diverse to make sure that everybody with an interest in clinical or medical work has a chance to find new collaborations and inspiration. Round table discussions between clinicians and engineers in conjunction with the seminar will provide plenty of networking opportunities and so will the dinner on November 8. In a poster session, we will get the chance to see even more projects where engineers and clinicians collaborate. Welcome to participate with your poster, see details here.

Day two will be held at AstraZeneca, where we will take a closer look at the future with an outlook and forecast of the needs for future health care and the technical challenges implied. We will experience how the interaction between disciplines creates innovation. By showing the pharmaceutical process and give examples of future challenges, our hope is that this will inspire and give food for new ideas and solutions.

Later in the afternoon, Anna Sandström, Science Relations Director at AstraZeneca, will give her view on the future to come, and we will finish off with a panel debate that includes organizations supporting and strengthening Chalmers-Sahlgrenska collaborations, including MedTechWest, Sahlgrenska Science Park, GU-holding, Chalmers Innovation and many more.

Transport by bus will be arranged to and from AstraZeneca on 9 November, free of charge.

Welcome to Engineering Health! This seminar is open to all interested. And please note: the presentations, lunches, dinner and networking are all free of charge!

Read the abstracts for the poster session here

Registration is now closed. Last day for registration was 23 October.

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