Diagnostics-4-Future Conference 2019

November 27 – 28, 2019
Konzil, Konstanz

The „Diagnostics-4-Future Conference“ is an international meeting-place for users and providers in diagnostics and adjacent fields. Based on questions in medical care, clinics and laboratories, innovative solutions for new diagnostics are discussed including research and development. The focus is also on solutions for rural areas (point-of-care). Organiser is the international competence network for diagnostics DiagNET that is funded by the Interreg V-Programme.

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Characteristics of the conference

Expertise

Initiator is the competence network DiagNET, where companies, research institutions and clinics work on new diagnostics. DiagNET is the only cross-border network for diagnostics in Germany, Switzerland and Austria

Medical need

The discussed matters are highly user-oriented (physicians, clinicians, laboratories, medical centers). Medical needs and compatibility with user processes (clinical routine) are key factors for the conference.

Patient focus

Especially, patient-oriented solutions regarding health-care in regional hospitals are addressed (e.g. point-of-care-testing).

Openness

The conference connects partners from Europe with the 4-country region around Lake Constance (Germany, Switzerland, Austria & Liechtenstein).

Intended audience

The conference brings together companies, laboratories, clinics, research institutions and health insurances / economists – in diagnostics and adjacent fields like medical technology, pharma, and life sciences.

Conference review 2018
Overwhelming attention – 160 participants from 8 countries

Sold out: The ‘Diagnostics-4-Future Conference’ got off to a flying start in November 2018 with around 160 participants from 8 countries. In a magnificent environment the conference organizers welcomed – companies, laboratories, physicians and researchers.

Top speakers and key opinion leaders on-site:
Highlights such as the keynote lecture on personalized cancer diagnostics by Professor Orla Sheils, Trinity College Dublin (IRL), demonstrated the high scientific level of the event.

Networking leads to collaborations: The focus of the conference is all about networking: whether over lunch, during the coffee break or over a glass of wine, there were plenty of opportunities to explore possible collaborations. At the same time, the first were formally established.

Glorious winners: Young researchers and start-up companies presented their innovations and product ideas in a poster session organized by the postgraduate school. Prizes were awarded to scientists from Konstanz, Barcelona aswell Tübingen.

Become a partner and exhibitor – secure your space now!

The conference offers you a perfect platform to showcase your products and services to decision-makers, to collect your feedback and generate new business leads. The offer is exclusive and limited. Signing on earlier will allow you to maximize exposure to hard-to-reach decision makers.

Your Partnering and Exhibit Opportunities

Programme Nov. 27th, 2019

Conference language: English 

15.30 Registration, welcome coffee, exhibition & networking
16.00 Welcome and introduction
Dr. Jörg Schickedanz, BioLAGO / QIAGEN Lake Constance GmbH (D)

Session 1: The future of diagnostics – everything digital ?

Chair: Dr. Tobias Paprotka, Eurofins Genomics Europe Sequencing GmbH (D)

16.55Topic tba.

16.10 Keynote
Topic: Artificial Intelligence and digitalisation in diagnostics

Prof. Dr. Benedikt Brors, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
16.35 Topic tba.
16.55 Topic tba.
17.15 Plenary discussion
17.25 Networking, exhibition and posters
18.00 Welcome Dinner at Steigenberger Inselhotel with live music by saxophonist Jonas Pescatore

Programme Nov. 28th, 2019

09.30 Registration, welcome coffee, exhibition, posters & networking
10.00 Introduction and review of Day 1:
Dr. Michael Steinwand, BioLAGO

Session 2: Diagnostic concepts enabling efficient antibiotic therapies

Chair: Dr. Michael Steinwand, BioLAGO

10.05 Keynote
Fact or fiction: Will 10 million people die due to Antimicrobial Resistance by 2050?
Dr. Marlieke de Kraker, Geneva University Hospitals (CH)
10.30 Topic tba.
Prof. Dr. Frank Hufert, Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane
10.50 One for all, all for one – a cross-border example in the fight against antibiotic-resistance
Dr. Corinna Glasner, University Medical Center Groningen (NL)
11.10 Diagnostic test for the rational antibiotics therapy control in the intensive care
Dr. med. Johannes Zander, Medical Laboratory Dr. Brunner (D)
Dr. Matthias Herkert, DRG Instruments GmbH (D)
11.30 Plenary discussion
11.40 Conference lunch, exhibition & poster sessions (submit your abstracts!)

Session 3: Diagnosing cancer – challenges and progress

Chair: Dr. Simone Günther, Managing Director EMC² Lake Constance (D)

13.00 Keynote
Cancer risk prediction and early diagnosis – novel strategies
Prof. Dr. Martin Widschwendter, University College London (UK)
13.20 The liquid biopsy: circulating tumour DNA for lung cancer management. Promises and pitfalls
Prof. Dr. Stephen Finn, St. James Hospital / Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin (IRL)
13.40 Topic tba.
N.N.
14.00 Panel discussion
Diagnostics for immunotherapies: the patient’s sample determines the medicine – another paradigm shift?Introduction and moderation: Dr. Dr. Saskia Biskup, CeGaT GmbH (D)

  • Prof. Dr. med. Paul Graf La Rosée, Schwarzwald-Baar Klinikum Villingen-Schwenningen –
  • Prof. Dr. Stephen Finn, St. James Hospital / Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin (IRL)
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Widschwendter, University College London (UK)
  • N.N. (laboratory)
  • N.N. (industry)
  • N.N. (patient organization)
14.50 coffee break, exhibition, networking & poster sessions (submit your abstracts!)

Poster Award

 

15.30 Poster award ceremony
Moderation:
Prof. Dr. Alexander Bürkle, University of Konstanz
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Session 4: Lifestyle & Diagnostics

Chair: Otto Knes, SwissAnalysis AG (CH)

15.40 Keynote
Study on safety, health improvement and well-being during periodic fasting in 1422 subjects
Dr. Françoise Wilhelmi de Toledo and Franziska Grundler, Clinic Buchinger Wilhelmi (D/ES)
16.05 Smart urinalysis – new methods of nutrition intake monitoring
Dr. Dieter Ulrich, CSEM Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (CH)
16.25 Topic tba.
Dr. Nicole Schneiderhan-Marra, NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at University of Tübingen (D)
16.45 Plenary discussion and closing remarks, networking apéro & exhibition

Call for posters – Get a free conferencing ticket!

Seize the opportunity to submit an abstract for the poster session to showcase your achievements to leaders and hidden champions in diagnostics from different European countries. Posters may present fundamental/applied science and technology, new products as well as innovations in clinical adoption. The best 3 posters will be awarded: 1st place with 100 € + short plenary presentation, 2nd and 3rd place with a short plenary presentation.
Free conference tickets: 10 participants admitted to the Poster Award receive free admission, if they are students or PhD students.
Posters will be selected in advance of the conference by the organizing committee and awarded during the conference. Send the abstract to michael.statnik@biolago.org by using this template. The deadline of submission is October 16th, 2019.
The Poster Award is powered by XOLARIS Service KVAG.

4 reasons for attending

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    Summary of medical needs and diagnostic trends
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    Experts as on hand conversation partners
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    Impulses for new solutions and future collaborations
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    International exchange and networking

Programme committee

Overview of the committee members from industry, science and medicine:

Prof. Dr. Klaus P. Schäfer, BioLAGO – the health network (Chairman)
Prof. Dr. med. Markus Dettenkofer, Klinikum Radolfzell / Gesundheitsverbund Landkreis Konstanz
Dr. Simone Günther, EMC² Lake Constance
Otto Knes, SwissAnalysis AG
Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Krüger, Clinics of Constance / Gesundheitsverbund Landkreis Konstanz
Prof. Dr. med. Peter Luppa, Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Technical University Munich
Dr. Oliver Nolte, Center for Laboratory Medicine St. Gallen
Dr. Tobias Paprotka, Eurofins GATC Biotech GmbH
Prof. Dr. Orla Sheils, Director Trinity Translational Medicine Institute, Trinity College Dublin
Prof. Dr. Dieter Stoll, University Albstadt-Sigmaringen / Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University of Tübingen
Dr. Dieter Ulrich, CSEM SA
Prof. Dr. Klazine van der Horst, Bern University of Applied Sciences
Dr. med. Johannes Zander, Medical Laboratory Dr. Brunner

Become a partner and exhibitor – secure your space now!

The conference offers you a perfect platform to showcase your products and services to decision-makers, to collect your feedback and generate new business leads. The offer is exclusive and limited. Signing on earlier will allow you to maximize exposure to hard-to-reach decision makers.

Your Partnering and Exhibit Opportunities

Organized by

Supported by

interreg
eu
Landkreis Konstanz
Konstanz

GOLD Sponsors

QIAGEN

BRONZE Sponsors

candor

Medical & scientific partners

Universität Konstanz
Geundheitsverband Landkreis Konstanz
csem
Chemical Biology

Cluster & association partners

health tech cluster
human technology styria
InfectoGnostics
DVÄD
microTEC

Venue & travel information

Konzil

Hafenstraße 2
78462 Konstanz
Germany

Google Maps & Routenplaner

Registration and fees

Participation fee includes a full conference ticket with conference dinner, lunch, snacks and coffee breaks*:

early bird* regular*
Regular 204 € 240 €
BioLAGO member 161 € 190 €
Clinician 161 € 190 €
Student 119 € 140 €
Poster Award free tickets 10 participants admitted to the Poster Award receive free admission, if they are students or PhD students. More information about the poster call coming soon…

Participating Medical Doctors may apply for Education Credit Points.

Early bird registration deadline: August 15th , 2019.

* All prices are in Euros and subject to 19% VAT

Registration form

Contact & organizing committee

BioLAGO e.V. – the health network
Byk-Gulden-Str. 2
D-78467 Konstanz
www.biolago.org | www.diagnet.org

Michael Statnik
Project Manager DiagNET
Phone: +49 7531 92 15 25 2
michael.statnik@biolago.org

Dr. Michael Steinwand
Board member BioLAGO
Phone: +49 7551 838411
michael.steinwand@biolago.org