Premiering in 2018: The electronica Medical Electronics Conference (eMEC)

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Event details
Date: November 15, 2018
Conference language: English
Venue: ICM—Internationales Congress Center München


The Medical Electronics Conference will see well-known representatives from research and industry discussing current issues and challenges, as well as subjects for the future. From 2018, there will be a separate conference dedicated to the highlight topic of medical electronics. As far as medicine is concerned this means that people will change from purely being users to being development partners who advise the electronics industry on their requirements and any potential critical pitfalls.

Intelligent medicine thanks to electronics

Medicine meets electronics: At the electronica Medical Electronics Conference (eMEC) on November 15, 2018 in Munich, physicians and electronics engineers will discuss the medicine of the future for the first time. Organisers are Messe München and WEKA FACHMEDIEN as part of electronica.

Medicine without electronics? Hard to imagine! The health system is also changing and increasing digitalisation is already leaving its mark. The vision “Medicine 4.0”—from electronic patient records (ePA) to intelligent neuroprostheses—will not become reality without sensors, mobile devices and secure software solutions. All this is the task of electronics, but in the end patients and medical staff decide what will prevail. Communication is the miracle cure that prevents expensive devices from becoming dusty without being used.

Smart healthcare needs communication

In addition to classical keynotes and lectures, innovative discussion formats should bring both sides together—at eye level and in the same language:

  • Panel discussions with active involvement of the audience offer the perfect platform for a controversial and result-oriented dialogue.
  • Openspace discussions—intensive discussions in small groups—do not follow a “script”; process and result open until the end.
  • Date a Problem” is the motto when physicians and electronics engineers not only find a common problem, but also discuss it extensively on site and find a solution together.
  • At “Pro&Con” two people go into a public exchange of blows. Who has the better arguments? This is decided by the audience through a digital voting!

Prices and Registration of the electronica Medical Electronics Conference

This ticket entitles you to participate in all lectures at the electronica Medical Electronics Conference. A conference tote bag, catering during the conference and the proceedings on a USB stick are included in the price. You will also receive a certificate of participation.

Your conference ticket also entitles you to free admission to electronica and to the co-located event SEMICON Europa on all four days of the fair.

Tickets Full price Early Bird price*
One-day ticket EUR 790.00 EUR 690.00

* Until September 30, 2018 (24:00 CEST)
All prices are net and exclude VAT.

Topics of the conference

The range of topics includes: Smart Medical Devices, Cloud Computing, Data Security and Sovereignty, Blockchain Technologies, Collaborative Robots, Smart Contracts, Usability, Artificial Intelligence, Telemedicine and Medicine 4.0. On three stages, both electronics engineers and medics will outline »The Connected Human« and identify his strengths and weaknesses.


Fields covered by the electronica Medical Electronics Conference

  • Applications

    • Smart medical devices
    • Collaborative robotics in the area of rehabilitation and nursing
    • Diagnosis using microsystem technology (buzzword: lab-on-a-chip)
    • Telemedicine in its different forms
    • Fitness tracking applications: From the smartphone and smart watch to the cloud
    • Big data/artificial intelligence in diagnosis and disease prevention
    • Augmented reality in treatment and surgery
    • Imaging techniques in medicine
    • New sensor technologies for medicine (e.g., digital medication, biochips, smart contact lenses, etc.)
    • Networked all the way to the cloud: Medical data enables people to be autonomous

  • Embedded technologies

    • Actuators used with patients (e.g., insulin pumps, prosthetics)
    • Embedded hardware for medical applications (components, devices)
    • Embedded software for medical applications (operating systems, tools, middleware)
    • Equipment and programs for imaging and image processing
    • Development methods and processes/architecture
    • Connectivity
    • Debugging and (automated) tests

  • Security

    • Data security in medicine: Cyber security for patient data
    • Approval and certification of medical electronic devices
    • Safety in medical electronics: Focus on patient safety

  • Usability

    • Man-machine interfaces (requirements, design, user friendliness, ergonomics, etc.)
    • Usability of medical electronic devices from a developer’s perspective
    • Usability of medical electronic devices from a user’s perspective
    • Software ergonomics

  • Applications

    • Smart medical devices
    • Collaborative robotics in the area of rehabilitation and nursing
    • Diagnosis using microsystem technology (buzzword: lab-on-a-chip)
    • Telemedicine in its different forms
    • Fitness tracking applications: From the smartphone and smart watch to the cloud
    • Big data/artificial intelligence in diagnosis and disease prevention
    • Augmented reality in treatment and surgery
    • Imaging techniques in medicine
    • New sensor technologies for medicine (e.g., digital medication, biochips, smart contact lenses, etc.)
    • Networked all the way to the cloud: Medical data enables people to be autonomous

  • Embedded technologies

    • Actuators used with patients (e.g., insulin pumps, prosthetics)
    • Embedded hardware for medical applications (components, devices)
    • Embedded software for medical applications (operating systems, tools, middleware)
    • Equipment and programs for imaging and image processing
    • Development methods and processes/architecture
    • Connectivity
    • Debugging and (automated) tests

  • Security

    • Data security in medicine: Cyber security for patient data
    • Approval and certification of medical electronic devices
    • Safety in medical electronics: Focus on patient safety

  • Usability

    • Man-machine interfaces (requirements, design, user friendliness, ergonomics, etc.)
    • Usability of medical electronic devices from a developer’s perspective
    • Usability of medical electronic devices from a user’s perspective
    • Software ergonomics

Target group

The target group of the new electronica Medical Electronics Conference includes hardware and software developers, engineers, decision-makers, scientists, and doctors involved the development and use of medical electronic devices, as well as buyers in medicine and representatives of health insurance companies who want to get first-hand information about trends in medical electronics.

Sponsoring opportunities

Sponsoring the electronica Medical Electronics Conference is an effective way to distinguish yourself from your competitors and make an impression. We advertise for the electronica Medical Electronics Conference and mention you as a sponsor on all of our channels before, during and after the fair.

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