10.08.2022 – “Is he still assisting or already operating? – Clinical robotics: The doctors of the future?”

On behalf of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Bayern Innovativ, together with A3 Regio Augsburg Wirtschaft GmbH, is organizing another edition of the MedtecSUMMIT in Focus on October 5, 2022 in Augsburg.

Robots have become indispensable in modern medicine – and in particular in minimally invasive surgery: smaller, more flexible, more specialized, more intelligent and yet only in the function of technical assistants. Will it stay like this? Where is the journey going? What are the main hurdles when it comes to establishing robotics and related technologies in everyday clinical practice? On October 5, 2022 in the Technology Center Augsburg, these topics will be discussed in various expert panels at the MedtecSUMMIT in the focus “Is he still assisting or is he already operating – Clinical robotics: The doctors of the future?“.

Julian Klodmann from the MIRO Innovation Lab (DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics) is one of the experts in the panel “Does robotics contribute to safety?”. Together with Prof. Dr. medical Dirk Wilhelm (senior physician for visceral surgery, head of the robotics center, Klinikum rechts der Isar of the Technical University of Munich & clinical head of the MITI research group) and Dr. Louise McKenna (Senior Vice President Head of Advanced Therapies Central Western Europe, Siemens Healthineers), they shed light not only on the patient perspective but also on the technological perspective and application perspective.

Participation is free of charge for you, but the principle “First come – first serve” applies!

The focus of the event is on the hurdles that arise on the way to establishing robotics in everyday clinical practice, especially with regard to reimbursement, user acceptance and quality assurance in clinical use. On the other hand, it will be discussed whether and to what extent robotics contributes to safety and how the market will develop in the future in terms of the ‘size’ not only of robots themselves, but also of the players behind them. In addition to the panels, the exhibition of robotic systems and an organized match-making, a guided tour through KUKA’s innovation rooms awaits you as a special highlight.

More information about the program and the possibility to register can be found here.