IMUKA 2018 Program

The program for IMUKA 2018

The goal is a two-day programme of presentations, panel discussions and interactive dialogue at the conference. We will present the key themes, ideas, and considerations for the current practice along with indications of some future trends.

Bringing together a curated audience of critical stakeholders in smart health and orthopaedic surgeons will lead the way in the digital orthopaedic revolution: Technology saves healthcare.

The ultimate goal is the ongoing, evidence-based improvement of personalised care of the orthopaedic consumers leading to Increased consumer safety, Increased efficiency, and higher satisfaction rate.

Prelimanary program: 

Thursday 6 December 2018      9:00 - 12:30

Leadership Summit 1 - 2

Thursday 6 December  2018    14:00 - 18:00

Session 1 - 3

Friday 7 December 2018             8:30 - 15:00

Session 4 - 6

Thursday 6 December 2018            9:00 - 12:30

Leadership Summit 1 - 2

Leadership 1 (1,5 hour)

Digital Leadership summit 1 by an innovation consulting firm

Despite the proliferation of digital roles and responsibilities, most executives/healthcare providers recognize that their companies are not adequately preparing for the industry disruptions they expect to emerge from digital trends.

Preparing for a smart health future is no easy task.

To help companies and healthcare providers better prepare for their smart health futures, we will provide in 2 sessions the change management tools and techniques in developing an approach that will ensure a successful future.

It is not just about the product innovation. Innovative products need to be embedded in the care process. How can successful Care pathways be more successful and how can we broaden the scope? The aim is to show examples and give tips and tricks for going through the whole process of turning an idea into a final project

Leadership 2 (1,5 hour)

Digital Leadership summit 2 by an innovation consulting firm

Despite the proliferation of digital roles and responsibilities, most executives/healthcare providers recognize that their companies are not adequately preparing for the industry disruptions they expect to emerge from digital trends.

Preparing for a smart health future is no easy task.

To help companies and healthcare providers better prepare for their smart health futures, we will provide in 2 sessions the change management tools and techniques in developing an approach that will ensure a successful future.

It is not just about the product innovation. Innovative products need to be embedded in the care process. How can successful Care pathways be more successful and how can we broaden the scope? The aim is to show examples and give tips and tricks for going through the whole process of turning an idea into a final project

Thursday 6 December 2018          14:00 - 18:00

Session 1 - 3

Session 1 (1 hour)


Which evolutions were seen in the last 25 years in healthcare

Both on development and policy side much has happened during the previous 25 years. Accelerators, Barriers, challenges. What can we learn from the past 25 years to look into the future?

Session 2 (1 hour)

The cyber-physical world; Useful applications in- and outside the medical world

Aim is to show how technology is and will influence our learning/optimisation: pilot training/formula 1 training / arthroscopy simulator / virtual reality / augmented reality / Filming the OR proces by which optimising the proces etc

Session 3 (1 hour)

Technology and Preventive medicine

The aim is to show how the Smart tools can help us support the specific patient population (cardio, rheumatoid, arthritis etc.). Apps, exercises, lab on a chip, digital guidance at home, digital decision tree to prevent unnecessary secondary care etc

Friday 7 December 2018                  8:30 - 15:00

Session 4 - 6

Session 4 (1,5 hour)

Alternative payment methods

This will be a parallel session between primary and secondary care, General practitioners, Physical therapists, Hospital managers and insurance companies.

The aim is to have the groups discuss both value-based healthcare and alternative payment methods, like bundled payment, the impact on maintaining affordable care. Let’s look at the dot on the horizon for the stimulating payment methods. Where does VBHC meet technology?

Session 5 (1,5 hour)

Successful and promising innovations

The aim is to have companies present their innovative ideas. But also to discuss the potential of some developments. Like the iPhone X being Augmented reality ready. This implies that Apple has plans for the future with this innovation. What can leading companies share with us on this?

Session 6 (2 hours)

“I have a Dream’ session”

Looking into the future is difficult. But sometimes we have to try to describe optimal care. Like the famous words of Martin Luther King: ‘I have a dream’. If we use his words and ask: How can trends in technology help us to shape this optimal Healthcare environment?

The aim is to have the different stakeholders (of session 6) together and define the ideal environment in the next 3-5 years.

This session will start with a keynote lecture by a frontrunner in e-health.  This speaker will talk about digitalisation in our standard life and healthcare, after that presentation, the stakeholders will present and discuss their vision, and finally, we will try to make a joint statement.