VDE DGBMT (the German Society for Biomedical Engineering) has elected a new Board Chairman. Beginning this month, Prof. Jens Haueisen will hold the office for one and a half years before handing over to Prof. Karsten Seidl, while Prof. Thomas Lenarz and Christian Erbe will deputize. The management team intend to translate the strategic realignment of DGBMT in recent years into implementation projects, aiming to make full use of the opportunities that biomedical engineering offers for prevention, diagnostics, therapy and aftercare in the future. “By offering scientific support relating to disruptive developments and megatrends, we as a specialist society can help transform innovations into safe new ways of providing medical care,” says Haueisen. “Another important focus for me is the issue of sustainability.”
Innovations can make up for skilled labor shortage
VDE DGBMT is convinced that the proper use of digitalization, artificial intelligence and networking will give rise to technologies that can provide solutions to deal with the increasing shortage of skilled workers. For example, the society expects an upsurge in innovation for the use of robotics in surgery and nursing, mobile health care and personalized medicine. Seidl sums up: “We want to help boost Germany as a scientific hub and shape the future of biomedical engineering to the benefit of patients.
To achieve this, we need to encourage people to take action and promote young scientific talent – so we will be working on that too.”