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Materials in Medicine (basic)

The module gives the medical background for relevant problems of the subprojects. This includes relevant disease patterns, latest forms of treatment, difficulties and latest developments in the fields of implants, biomaterials as skin or bone replacement. The course will take place in Dresden from 15 to 17 December 2014.


December  15
 09:00 – 09:30Registration and welcome desk
 09:30 – 10:30Lecture: Introduction and unmet clinical needs
(Prof. Dr. Lorenz Hofbauer)
 10:30 – 12:00Lecture: Cutaneous wound healing: basics, status and
potential for regenerative medicine.
(Prof. Dr. Jan Simon)
 12:00 – 13:30Lunch Break
 13:30 – 14:30Lecture: Bone metabolism and skeletal repair in diabetes mellitus
(Dr. Christine Hofbauer)
 14:30 – 15:30Lecture: Reconstructive techniques used in trauma,
septic and oncologic surgery
(Prof. Dr. Stefan Langer)
 15:30 – 16:00Break
 16:00 – 18:00Presentation: CRTD Bone RAC Symposium
(Prof. Dr. Lorenz Hofbauer)

December  16
 09:00 – 10:30

Lecture: Preclinical models of bone regeneration
(Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schneiders, Dr. Sebastian Rehberg)

 10:30 – 11:00Break
 11:00 – 12:00Lecture: Practical aspects of GAG research in bone regeneration
(Dr. Juliane Salbach-Hirsch)
 12:00 – 13:30Lunch Break
 13:30 – 15:00

Lecture: Opportunities and limitations of biomaterials for medical applications
(Prof. Dr. Dieter Scharnweber)

 15:00 – 15:15Break
 15:15 – 16:45Lecture: Management of large soft tissue injuries
(Prof. Dr. Stefan Rammelt)

December 17
 09:00 – 10:30Lecture: How to treat large bone defects in humans?
(Dr. Christine Hofbauer)
 10:30 – 10:45Break
 10:45 – 12:15Lecture: Novel targets in bone biology
(Dr. Martina Rauner)
 12:15 – 13:45Lunch Break
 13:45 – 15:00Lecture: From research findings to new products - intellectual property and commercialization
(Nadine Schmieder-Galfe)
 15:00 – 15:30Closing and Feedback
(Prof. Dr. Lorenz Hofbauer, Nadine Schmieder-Galfe)

January 15, 2015 [1]
Final written exam 

Rachner TD, Khosla S, Hofbauer LC. Osteoporosis: now and the future. Lancet. 2011;377:1276-87.
(Further literature will be provided within the module.) 

University Hospital Carl-Gustav-Carus at Technische Universität Dresden, Bone Lab Seminar room (House 19, 5th floor), Fetscherstr. 74, 01307 Dresden

Credit points: 2 (graded)

Please register by 31 November by sending an e-mail to  Anett Albrecht.