3rd International Symposium on Pediatric Medical Devices

Pediatric Medical Devices: Research and Development

Day 3 | February 23, 2021

We are currently experiencing a surge in new basic technologies in the field of medical technology. This means great opportunities and possibilities, especially for pediatric medical devices.
On the 3rd day of our symposium we will again be bring together clinicians, engineers, computer specialists, psychologists, representative of the medical industry to present and discuss current projects and new technical possibilities for medical technology solutions for children.
Learn how the latest developments in 3d printing digitalization of healthcare, AI/deep learning, additive manufacturing/3D printing, robotics, minaturization, nano sized devices and sensorics improve medical care for children.

Prof. Lutz Wünsch | Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
Prof. Thorsten Buzug | Universität zu Lübeck/Fraunhofer Einrichtung Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany 

14:158:15 AMIndustrial Session TransEnterix
“The future of Surgery with the Senhance® Surgical System” 
Mr. Wouter Donders, General Manager EMEA/CIS, TransEnterix Europe
15:0009:00 AMOpening
Scientific Session 1
15:0509:05 AMHaving an impact by adapted simulation technology for congenital anomalies
Dr. Hannah Thompson | Global PaedSurg Collaboration,  King’s College, London, UK
15:2009:20 AMTelemedicine in Pediatric Surgery
PD. Dr. Jan Gödeke | Universitätsmedizin Mainz, Mainz, Germany
Telemedicine in general and especially in pediatric surgery and paediatrics is often mentioned as a new option for patient-centered care, for the formation of interregional centers for rare diseases or, for example, for second opinion portals to strengthen patient empowerment. Telemedicine has also found its position as an important tool in the context of the international COVID-19 pandemic. But how scientifically based is telemedicine and what happens more on personal assessment? This presentation will provide an overview of current opportunities and discuss challenges.
15:4009:40 AMInnovative implants in pediatric orthopedics
Prof. Dr. Anna-Kathrin Hell | Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Germany
16:0010:00 AMOptical coherence tomography
Prof. Dr. Lutz Wünsch | Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, Germany
16:2010:20 AMBreak
Scientific Session 2
16:3010:30 AMPediatric Robotics: getting ready for infants and toddlers
Prof. Dr. Wim van Gemert | Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, NL
Over 20 years “surgical robotic systems” are being developed. However, none of the systems focused on pediatric procedures.
Especially, in the smaller children there is a need for systems that have a specific focus on this population. To perform robot-assisted procedures on children, the system has to fulfill specific requirements: e.g. smaller instruments, small high definition optics, modular system.
The TransEnterix surgical robot by Senhance (TRX), is a robotic system with a special focus on pediatric procedures. We have been using the TRX for 5 months and will share our experience with the TRX for several surgical procedures in children, such as inguinal hernia and fundoplication.
We will discuss the pros and cons of the TRX and future developments.
16:4510:45 AMBio-inspired Technology for Health
Prof. Dr. Paul Breedveld | Technische Universiteit Delft, NL
17:0511:05 AMBiomorphic Design of Surgical Instruments
Dr. Dr. Carsten Engelmann, Ole Höpfner | Medizinische Hochschule Brandenburg, Neuruppin, Germany
17:2511:25 AMBreak
Scientific Session 3
17:3511:35 AM3D- Printing/Rapid Prototyping for pediatric oncological surgical pre-planning
Prof. Dr. Lucas Krauel | University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
17:5011:50 AMUse of 3D-printed heart models in pediatric cardiology and heart surgery to optimize training and patient care 
Dr. Carina Hopfner | LMU München, Germany
18:1012:10 PMBringing MRI to the NICU
Dr. Stefan Röll | Magdeburg, Germany
18:3012:30 PMBreak
18:4012:40 PMPediatric Medical Devices: A field of opportunities using the example of Magnetic Surgery
Prof. Dr. Michael Harrisson | UCSF, USA
19:1001:10 PMWrap up and Closing

Supporting Institutions


Die Durchführung der Veranstaltung wird durch eine Zuwendung der B. Braun-Stiftung ermöglicht.