Light, the basis of all seeing is a natural phenomenon for humans. It enables rapid, sensitive and contact-free measuring and is therefore an ideal tool for the enlightenment of biological processes. In this context, biophotonics – the application of light-based technologies in medicine and life sciences – promises important and quick solutions, as well as new insights into biological processes on the way to improved health and quality of life. In this session, both, innovative optical technologies for diagnosis and their enormous potential in the fight against diseases will be presented.
Lunch Break &
Poster Session (in the conference hall)
Infectious diseases are, besides cardiovascular and cancer diseases, the most common reason of death worldwide. The use of diagnostic technologies for rapid and reliable identification of pathogens becomes increasingly important. One category of diagnostic technologies — rapid point-of-care (POC) tests — offers a number of advantages compared to other diagnostic approaches. POC diagnostics enable patients‘ rapid treatment and also have the potential to significantly impact the health care delivery system. In the session “POCT – Infectious Diseases” experts will share their views on POC in the clinical setting and give you an insight into the latest developments of innovative POC technologies.
The improvement of medical and technical progress is often associated with higher costs. But what about mobile-health - The use of classical mobile technologies, such as apps for smartphones promises a fundamental change in health care. Thus, m-health cannot only contribute to improved patient care and reduce costs, but also introduces new markets. In the session "M-Health & Diagnostics" you will learn more about the potential of m-health in the field of diagnostics and why the big breakthrough has not come yet.
Christian Wenger, IHP, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
|Registration||13 Jun – 4 Oct|
|Meeting Selection||4 Sep – 5 Oct|
|Event||6 Oct – 7 Oct|
|Costs||free of charge|