This seminar is a joint organization of Leuven.Inc and Leuven Medical Technology Center (L-MTC), powered by Flanders Smart Hub.
Point-of-care diagnostic tools allow to perform diagnostic tests at the site of patient care, without intervention of a (central) clinical lab. Key goal is to receive test results quicker, resulting in immediate clinical decision making, inside or outside the hospital.
POC diagnostics is a growing market, wherein new technologies offer new opportunities and services. It is a multidisciplinary domain bringing together medicine, biology, chemistry, nanotechnology, membrane technology, ICT, … etc.
What are the latest evolutions and technologies related to point of care diagnostics? What are key improvement opportunities? Where are we heading for in the future ?
To provide an answer to the questions above, we kindly invite you to our seminar, which will provide an excellent opportunity to meet up with people in this domain.
Date: Tuesday February 14th, 2012
Location: Thermotechnisch Instituut, Kasteelpark Arenberg, 3001 Leuven (Heverlee)
|13h30:||Registration and coffee|
|14h00:||Welcome and introduction |
Peter Raeymaekers, Coordinator Flanders' Care
|14h15:||Trends and evolutions from an end user perspective|
Marc Sabbe, Professor UZ Leuven, Emergency Medicine
|14h45:||Improvement opportunities in the view of general practitioners|
Frank Buntinx, Professor Department of General Practice K.U. Leuven & University of Maastricht
|15h15:||New technologies allow faster clinical decision making|
Rob Geraerdts, Managing Director Roche Diagnostics Belgium
|16h15:||Development of biosensors in point of care testing tools|
Filip Frederix, New Business Development Manager Biosensors NXP
|16h45:||Low-cost wafer scale polymer optofluidics for point-of-care diagnosis|
Heidi Ottevaere, Researcher, BPHOT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
|17h15:||Complex diagnostics systems offering immediate and simple solutions for patients and doctors|
Geert Maertens, CSO Biocartis
|17h45:||Q & A|
|18:15||Drinks and networking|
The interventions will be held in English
|60 euro (excl. VAT): researchers affiliated and billable to academic institutes|
120 euro (excl. VAT): members of Leuven.Inc/FSH partners
160 euro (excl. VAT): all others
Participation in our activities at -50% discount via KMO-portefeuille
Registrations before Tuesday February 7th, 2012, preferably via the online registration form (use the 'Register' button) or by email to email@example.com (including all contact and invoice details).
After registration you will receive a confirmation and route description. The registration fee is payable after receipt of invoice. Cancellation after subscription is not possible. However, replacement by a colleague is allowed.*
* As an (Associate) Company Member you can be replaced by a colleague. As an individual Member you can only be replaced by another Individual Member. When this is not possible, Leuven.Inc will charge an extra fee for the replacement by a non-member.