Current Trends in Digitalization of Medicine

September 26, 2018

Prof. Markus Nöthen (L) and Jan Niklas Hansen (R) during the podium discussion. Photo (c) Barbara Frommann/Uni Bonn

Prof. Andreas Zimmer (R) welcoming the public and introducing Prof. Nicolas Wernert (L). Photo (c) Barbara Frommann/Uni Bonn

(L-R) Prof. Dr. Markus Nöthen, Jan Niklas Hansen, Katrin Reuter, Prof. Dr. Mariacarla Gadebusch Bondio, Prof. Dr. Dirk Böhmann und Prof. Dr. Nicolas Wernert. (c) Photo: Barbara Frommann/Uni Bonn


Change in technology has brought with it convenience in the medical sector, with just a click of a button, patients and doctors have access to a lot of information. 

As part of the 200 years jubilee celebrations of the University of Bonn, Immunosensation together with the Medical Faculty organized an open lecture for the public on this topic. Prof. Nicolas Wernert  Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, gave a public lecture on the actual trends in the digitalization of medicine. His talk broadly covered actual tread starting from intergration of multi-omics, 3D printing of organs and tumors, standard Health-Apps on mobile phones to minimal invasive surgery using robotics. The lecture was directly followed by a podium discussion with experts in the fields related to it. 

The topic of digitalization is a sensitive one and with it alot of ethical and legal implications, therefore, to efficiently discuss this topic, the members of the panel consisted of experts from the legal sector, ethics, medical and private sector. Members of the podium were : Prof. Dr. Nicolas Wernert - Dean Faculty of Medicine, University of Bonn, Prof. Dr. Dr. Mariacarla Gadebusch Bondio – Director, Institute of Medical History, University Hospital Bonn, Katrin Reuter – Founder trackle GmbH, Prof. Dr. Markus Nöthen – Director, Institute of Human Genetics, University of Bonn and Prof. Dr. iur. Dirk Böhmann - Legal advisor for medical and labor laws, German Association of University Professors and Lecturers. The event was moderated by Jan Niklas Hansen, Doctoral candidate at the Institute of Innate Immunity, University of Bonn.

To watch the lecture and the podium discussion follow this link and to read the press release (in German) click here.