MEDICA, one of the world’s largest medical trade fairs and congresses will take place 18-21 November in Dusseldorf in Germany. 2009 is extra-special as MEDICA celebrates its fortieth anniversary. The fair is an opportunity for decision makers from across the world to come and discover the latest technologies and innovations, for professional development, networking and discovery.
Focal themes at MEDICA are: Electrical Medicine/Medical Device Technology, Laboratory Technology/ Diagnostics, Physiotherapy/Orthopaedics, Medicinal Products (commodities and consumables), Information and Communication Technology, Textiles, Medical Furniture, Furnishings and Building Management. MEDICA is the leading trade event for medical IT with its established Forum for Telemedicine and IT, MEDICA MEDIA.
The accompanying in-depth congress is organised by the German Society for Interdisciplinary Medicine. This year the congress will be accompanied by specialised training sessions held in English. There will be three half-day sessions, at which leading experts will present medical background information on some of the key innovations and developments presented at the trade fair. A traditional fixture of the event, the German Hospital Day will again be held at MEDICA 2009.
COMPAMED, the trade fair held in parallel with MEDICA since 1992 also promises great things. This fair (18-20 November) focuses on high-tech solutions for medical technology with 500 exhibitors from over 30 countries. Complex developments in the field of nanotechnology and microtechnology will also be presented.
The COMPAMED Forum, under the banner of “High-tech for Medical Devices“, will also provide exciting insights into the latest trends in the industry. Highly qualified specialists and leading experts from the medical supplies industry will give informative lectures on new developments in the fields of materials, production techniques, nanotechnology and microsystems engineering.