Postponed to 2021: VDE Medical Software

This event has been postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The date will be announced shortly.

Conference on 13 May 2020 in Frankfurt am Main

> Register now

Medical software is used in all areas of health care. It fulfils a wide range of tasks as both, an independent medical product or as part of medical devices.

Digitisation vs. Regulation

We are in a field of tension. On the one hand, the functions and applications of medical software are continuously increasing. Artificial intelligence, which is also finding its way into medical care, contributes to this. Legislation promotes this development. The most recent example is the German Digital Health Care Act, which promises the reimbursement of medical apps.

On the other hand, the European legislator is increasing the requirements. The switch to MDR is the dominant topic in the medical technology sector. MDR Rule 11 is expected to bring an abrupt end to many exciting app and start-up ideas. Unfortunately, the hurdle to entering the regulated market has never been higher.

Manufacturers, developers, operators and everyone else involved with market access or the operation of medical software therefore have a number of challenges and questions. You will find answers on 13 May at Medical Software 2020 in Frankfurt.


Use exclusive knowledge and meet the right experts for medical software. This year, our speakers will share their knowledge on these topics with you:

Find out which regulatory requirements must met now and in the future and how they can be implemented efficiently in practice.


Please, note: The talks are mainly held in German language.

10:00Registration, coffee, snacks
10:50Welcoming Address
Dr. Cord Schlötelburg, Division Manager
VDE Medical Devices and Software, Frankfurt
11:00Approval of AI Applications in Medicine – an Update
Dr. Thorsten Prinz, Senior Manager
VDE Medical Devices and Software, Frankfurt
11:30Cybersecurity as an Integral Part of Risk Management
Hans Wenner, Owner
Ingenieurbüro Wenner, Rüsselsheim
12:00Lunch Break
13:30Clinical Evaluation for Medical Devices: Silo Thinking is Forbidden
Dr. Roland Prestel, Director Clinical Scientific Affairs
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Oberkochen
14:00Reimbursement of Medical Apps in Germany
Dr. Boris Handorn, Lawyer
Ahlhaus Handorn Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Augsburg
14:30Networking-Break, Coffee, Snacks
15:15Technical Documentation for Medical Software – Lessons from the Journey Towards MDR
Luc Koch, Senior Consultant
MD squared B.V., Eindhoven
15:45MDR-Compliant Software Development in Practice
Stefan Becher, CEO
BAYOOMED, Darmstadt
16:15Discussion and Summary
16:30End of MeSo 2020
> Register now


The event will take place in the Haus am Dom, right next to Frankfurt’s Imperial Cathedral, the Römer and the New Old Town. The address is Domplatz 3, 60311 Frankfurt am Main. Here you will get information on how to find us.

Get Together with Keynote on the eve of VDE MeSo 2020

> Register for the Get Together

On the eve of VDE Medical Software 2020, i.e. on 12 May, a large get-together will take place at the Museum for Communication in Frankfurt. We are pleased that we could win Michael Bothe from DQS Medizinprodukte GmbH as speaker for the keynote, who will give us a Notified Body’s view on the current challenges of MDR. We also offer a guided tour through the Museum for Communication.

16:00Guided tour through the Museum for Communication
18:10Keynote lecture on the challenges of MDR from the point of view of a Notified Body
Michael Bothe, DQS Medizinprodukte GmbH
19:00Get Together with finger food and drinks
21:00End of the event

Information on public transport and on parking possibilities can be found at the museum’s website.

> Register for the Get Together


The MeSo 2020 has an exhibition.

Take the opportunity to talk to the participants at your company booth, attract customers and find cooperation partners. We expect around 150 participants from medical device and software manufacturers, technical and clinical service providers, organizations and authorities.

A booth booking includes participation in the program and catering for up to 2 persons per booth. The conference and the event partners and exhibitors will be made known to a broad specialist audience via the VDE channels.

Please contact us for free slots.

Johner Institut Logo


Contact Person:
Charlotte Fleißig
+49 69 6308-478