Questions of Safety and Performance of Ultrasound in Medicine, Bonn, Germany, in April 2000
First Announcement Intern. workshop: Questions of Safety and Performance of Ultrasound in Medicine, Bonn, Germany, in April 2000
10.April-12.April 2000, Bonn
Educational Seminars following on April 12-14.
Medical ultrasound is an established and expanding sector in public health. The easy appearance of many medical routine applications may however frequently hide a difficult background of todays technologies and its use, giving rise to specific interdisciplinary questions or problems. This specialised workshop is devoted to the following main topics: Assessment and quantification of risk (Bioeffect-Potential of ultrasonic output) versus benefit (performance) of relevant ultrasonic systems in medicine ; interactions with research in physics and engineering and new commercial developments ; impact of scientific results on regulatory activities in health care and achieved quality levels . The workshop contributes to substantiate existent faults and future tasks in Medical Ultrasound.
Executive Board:Prof.Dr.H.G.TRIER, University of Bonn (Chairman of the Workshop) and TIMUG e.V. Technologie in Medizin und Gesundheitswesen e.V., Scientific Association , Bonn
Program Committee : U.Cobet, H.Ermert, D.Koischwitz , V. Mornstein, E.Rosenfeld, H.-J.Schultz, H.G.Trier
Affilations (Status of Sept.1, 1999): German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ultraschall in der Medizin, DEGUM e.V.), Section Natural Sciences and Engineering ( Sektion Naturwissenschaft und Technik) ; Internat.Committee, including : -Representants of DEGUM Board, of DEGUM Sections Natural Sciences and Engineering ( Sektion Naturwissenschaft und Technik) (Chairman: Dr.M.Petzold, Halle); and WG Ultrasonic Systems (Arbeitskreis Ultraschall-Systeme) (Speaker: H.J.Schultz, Hamburg).
- Representants of other Scientific and technical Groups: Working Group "Ultrasound in Medicine" of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biomedizinische Technik DGBMT) and IEEE (German Chapter Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society, Chairman: Prof.Dr.-Ing.Ermert, Bochum) ; Czech Society for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (Prof. Dr.V. Mornstein, Brno), and Standard Organiszations (DIN/DKE, IEC).
Participants : Scientists including Junior Scientists from Natural Sciences, Biophysics, Engineering, Technology, Medicine, Public Health ; Technical Staff of commercial enterprises
Workshop Languages: German, English
Meeting Place and Accommodation: All meetings including accommodation and meals for participants will be arranged in the DLA Center for Continuing Education , located in the periphery of Bonn, Germany at a park like natural area.
Program Structure: 1) Reception Sunday 9th April, evening
2) Scientific meeting of 3 days duration on Monday 10.4.- Wednesday 12.4.(all day sessions), including lecture sessions, discussions and technical demonstrations on specific topics.( Participants group A) Optional Educational Seminars
3) Seminars on Wednesday 12.4. and Thursday 13.4., all day (Participants group B)
4) Seminar / Course on Friday 14.4. all day (participants group C)