Shaping the future of medicine

| Michaela Nesvarova

The University of Twente’s Experimental Centre for Technical Medicine (ECTM) is 10 years old. To celebrate this anniversary, ECTM - a simulation center that brings together technology and medicine - is organizing a conference titled 'Shaping the future of medicine'.

The conference will take place tomorrow, April 15th, 2016 at the UT. Its program contains lectures by prominent experts from the field of medical technology, as well as interactive sessions and workshops including endovascular simulation training, simulation-based physiological education and the use of simulated patients.

Top experts as keynote speakers

One of the keynote speakers to share their vision on the future of education and training for health care will be Rob ten Hoedt. As the Chairman of the Board of Eucomed, the association representing the medical technology industry in Europe,Rob ten Hoedt can present the topic from the perspective of the industry.

Another leading speaker of the event is Silvana Perretta, a professor of surgery from IRCAD-IHU, one of the world´s leading forces in the field of training and innovation for minimal invasive surgery. The University of Twente has recently signed a cooperation agreement with this top French institute.


'Shaping the future of medicine' is naturally aimed at medical specialists, students and researchers in medical and technological fields. However, everybody is welcome to attend. Access to the congress if free and registration is open.

UT Nieuws special on ECTM

ECTM is a unique training and research center, where medicine and technology come together in a strong educational concept. The facility is used to train people´s surgical skills and medical emergency procedures with the help of simulators, high-tech medical equipment and virtual reality. More details about the innovative work done within ECTM can be found in a special edition of the latest UT Nieuws magazine, also available fully in English.

Stay tuned

Sign up for our weekly newsletter.