Sep
11
2017
Lunchseminarium 11 september: Hur tar vi vara på innovationer?
Time 11:15-13:15
Location Förmaket, Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, Göteborg

innovation_TakedaVälkomna till ett interaktivt, moderatorslett lunchseminarium där vi diskuterar hur man enklare och snabbare kan introducera innovationer i rutinsjukvården. Lunchlåda serveras i samband med seminariet. Västra Götaland har en lång och gedigen historia av att ta fram innovativa lösningar inom såväl sjukvård som övriga näringslivet, och frågorna vi vill adressera är bland annat:

  • Hur kan vi ta tillvara på innovationer på ett regionalt plan istället för att göra dem till exportprodukter som enbart gagnar andra patienter?
  • Kan ett snabbare upptag av regionalt framtagna innovationer hjälpa till för att nå regionens vision ”VG2020”?
  • Var? Förmaket, Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset
    När? Kl. 11.15-13.15 den 11 september 2017

    Medverkande:
    Cecilia Dahlman-Eek (S)
    Olle Larkö, dekanus Sahlgrenska Akademien

    Moderator: Anna Dyhre

    Program:
    11.15-12.00 Lunchmingel
    12.00-13.15 Moderatorledd diskussion

    Ett mer utförligt program kommer att presenteras i höst. Anmäl dig här senaste den 6 september

    Detta event genomförs i samarbete mellan Sahlgrenska Science Park, Takeda & MedTech West

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    Jul
    4
    2017
    Almedalen 2017: Medtech saves lives – are you afraid of change?
    Time 10:30-11-15
    Location Fysiken in Hälsodalen

    M4H_logo_rgb-300x165It is a well-known fact that healthcare needs to change in order to be more efficient. This is necessary because of our ageing population. Medtech can save lives, increase patient involvement and save money. But for medical-technical innovations to be implemented calls for courage and inspiration from us all. Medical technology saves lives, improves the quality of life for many and has the potential to give more and better healthcare – a better return for the money we invest. It is true that the implementation of medical-technical innovations often calls for changes in work practice. This can cause unease, which may in turn delay or undermine the positive effects of innovations. This barrier to medtech is real, but we invite you to join us to talk about opportunities. Both the opportunities of medical-technical innovation and the opportunities that exist to overcome unease.

    Our panel of experts have all made the journey:

  • David Fredman shares his experiences from the introduction of the app SMS Lifesaver in Stockholm and beyond. With the help of the app, potentially three million Swedes who have gone through CPR training stand ready to help their fellow citizens.
  • Jenny Ferry Medical-technical economist and motivator from Västerbottens läns landsting will add her thoughts on how to motivare staff by unusual collaborations.
  • James (Jim) Scheulen of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore brings an international perspective from the implementation of the Capacity Command Center.
  • Note! Late changes may be made. See Almedalsprogrammet.

    Where? Fysiken in Hälsodalen.

    When? Wednesday 4 July, 10:30-11.15

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    Jun
    26
    2017
    Alzheimer‘s seminar with David Berron
    Time 14.00-14.45
    Location Förmaket, Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska University Hospital

    davidDavid Berron has been trained as a psychologist at the University of Bremen with a special focus on clinical neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. He is about to finish his PhD at the Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia Research (IKND) at the Otto-von-Guericke University and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) in Magdeburg. The title of David´s seminar is “Functional Architecture and Integrity of Medial Temporal Lobe Memory Pathways in Ageing and Early Alzheimer‘s Disease?”.

    David is interested in the role of medial temporal lobe pathways in human episodic memory, memory impairment in ageing and early stages of neurodegenerative diseases as well as potential interventions such as exercise and cognitive training. He is using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) at 3 and 7 Tesla as well as multivariate pattern analysis techniques (MVPA) to investigate memory networks as well as the role of subregions in the medial temporal lobe and subfields of the human hippocampus. He is also interested in longitudinal assessment of critical memory functions in early Alzheimer’s Disease using mobile approaches.

    When? 14.00-14.45 on 26 June, 2017
    Where? Förmaket, Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska University Hospital

    We will be serving fika after the seminar to participants that register before 13:00 pm on Wednesday 21 June. Register by sending an email to: helene.lindstrom@medtechwest.se and please, put “Sign me up for the seminar 26 June 2017″ in the subject line.

    VERY WELCOME!

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    Nov
    8-9
    2017
    Initiative seminar “Engineering Health – The Legacy of William Chalmers”
    Location Runan, Chalmers

    AOA_lifescience_CDo you work in healthcare with problems that engineers could possibly help you solve? Are you an engineer working with techniques for the healthcare sector? Or are you just curious as to how engineering and medicine might meet and collaborate?

    On November 8-9, Chalmers Area of Advance Life Science Engineering will organize the Initiative Seminar Engineering Health with support from Sahlgrenska University Hospital, AstraZeneca, Sahlgrenska Academy and MedTech West.

    The aim of these exciting days is to bring medicine and engineering closer together, as we strongly believe in the need for collaborations between disciplines. Did you know that William Chalmers left half of his money to the school now known as Chalmers, and the other half to Sahlgrenska? This is why they call the seminar days “Engineering Health – The Legacy of William Chalmers”.

    Chalmers Area of Advance Life Science Engineering are proud to present the speakers; top-level researchers and clinicians. Among these are (and more names will follow):

    Professors Mikael Elam and Mikael Persson, co-inventors of Strokefinder
    Professors Agnes Wold and Ann-Sofie Sandberg, working together on early-life allergies
    Assistant Professor Max Ortiz Catalan and Associate Professor Rickard Brånemark, developers of a new arm prosthesis
    Dr Oliver Aalami, augmented reality (Stanford)
    Dr Ronald Dalman and PhD Chris Cheng, development of new stents (Stanford)
    Associate Professor Sabine Reinfeldt and Assistant Professor Måns Eeg-Olofsson, hearing-aids
    Professor Nils Lycke and Assistant Professor Marta Bally, vesicles as carriers
    Dr Mårten Falkenberg and Professor Håkan Nilsson, stents
    Professor Paul Gatenholm and Associate Professor Stina Simonsson, 3D bioprinting of cartilage
    Anna Sandström, Science Relations Director at AstraZeneca, will give her view on the future to come, and we will close with a panel debate moderated by Professor Fredrik Höök.

    As a part of this event Chalmers Area of Advance Life Science Engineering invite you to join a field trip to AstraZeneca, over lunch on Day 2. At the AstraZeneca site in Mölndal, we will get examples of how the interaction between disciplines spur innovation. By showing the pharmaceutical process and challenges ahead, their hope is that this trip will inspire and give food for new ideas and solutions. But the number of seats are limited: this trip can only be offered to the first 80, so register today!

    And: Please note that the seminar days, including meals, are free of charge and open to all!

    Register here>>

    WELCOME!

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    Jun
    26
    2017
    Functional Architecture and Integrity of Medial Temporal Lobe Memory Pathways in Ageing and Early Alzheimer‘s Disease with David Berron
    Time 14:00-14:45
    Location Förmaket, Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska University Hospital

    davidOn 26 June, David Berron will be giving a seminar with the title “Functional Architecture and Integrity of Medial Temporal Lobe Memory Pathways in Ageing and Early Alzheimer‘s Disease?”.

    David Berron has been trained as a psychologist at the University of Bremen with a special focus on clinical neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. He is about to finish his PhD at the Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia Research (IKND) at the Otto-von-Guericke University and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) in Magdeburg. He is interested in the role of medial temporal lobe pathways in human episodic memory, memory impairment in ageing and early stages of neurodegenerative diseases as well as potential interventions such as exercise and cognitive training. He is using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) at 3 and 7 Tesla as well as multivariate pattern analysis techniques (MVPA) to investigate memory networks as well as the role of subregions in the medial temporal lobe and subfields of the human hippocampus. He is also interested in longitudinal assessment of critical memory functions in early Alzheimer’s Disease using mobile approaches.

    When? 14.00-14.45 on 26 June, 2017
    Where? Förmaket, Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska University Hospital

    We will be serving fika after the seminar to participants that register before 13:00 PM on Wednesday 21 June. Register by sending an email to: helene.lindstrom@medtechwest.se and please, put “David Berron seminar 26 June” in the subject.

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    Jun
    15
    2017
    Master’s thesis presentation by Sofie Wållberg, MPSYS
    Time 14:00

    Welcome to the master’s thesis presentation “Classification of epileptic seizures – Accelerometer based detection of hypermotor seizures” by Sofie Wållberg, MPSYS

    When? 14:00, Thursday, June 15 2017

    Where? Landahlsrummet (room 7430), Hörsalsvägen 11, 7th floor

    Examiner: Tomas McKelvey

    Abstract
    In order to provide objective data for physicians to evaluate, accelerometry can be used to monitor movements of patients suffering from epilepsy. The focus of this thesis is to evaluate data gathered at Sahlgrenska Academy with the purpose to build models which detects nocturnal hypermotor seizures (HMS). This thesis extends work from a previous study focused on detecting generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS), and the ultimate goal is to combine the results to create multi-class classification algorithms to be implemented with wearable electronics. When compared to GTCS, HMS commonly have a larger variability with varying motoric responses and durations among the patients. To overcome the increased difficulty of HMS detection, two major approaches are considered in this thesis. The general approach where the classifiers are constructed using data from multiple patients and the patient specific approach where models are created for each patient using their individual data sets for both training and testing. A set of features from the previous work is considered and extended to incorporate common features used in literature regarding HMS detection. The feature space is used to train and evaluate the classification methods logistic regression, k-nearest neighbors (KNN), support vector machines (SVM), random forest and kernel density estimation (KDE). Additionally, pre-processed accelerometer data is used to train artificial neural networks (ANN) without first calculating features. It proved to be a difficult task to achieve perfect accuracy using the current data set, the listed methods and the implemented feature space. It was possible to achieve high sensitivity but at the cost of a large amount of false positives. By visual inspection of the accelerometer data and video recordings a set of subtle or atypical seizure could be identified. The results of the classification showed that these seizures were difficult to detect as expected from the inspection, they were either too subtle or too atypical for accurate classification. Their similarity to normal non-seizure movements are most likely affecting the performance in a negative manner and several post-processing steps had to be considered in order to reduce the amount to be within acceptable limits. Furthermore, the feature space was evaluated to find differences between GTCS and HMS, the results indicate that there are considerable differences and the feature space could serve as a basis for multi-class classification in future work.

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    • Visiting address

      MedTech West
      Röda stråket 10B - "MedTech West house"
      Sahlgrenska University Hospital
      413 45 Göteborg


      Get in Touch

      Henrik Mindedal
      Director of Medtech West
      henrik.mindedal@medtechwest.se

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      Detta projekt delfinansieras av Europeiska Unionen.