A lamp, a doctor and a a lying man, seeing his brain, symbolizing neurosurgery

In-Clinic Workshop “Neurosurgery for Engineers”

Workshop on November 6, 2019, in Bochum

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A workshop with practical relevance and guided tours

The VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies together with the Neurosurgical Clinic of the Knappschaftskrankenhaus University Hospital Bochum are organizing the one-day in-clinic workshop “Neurosurgery for Engineers” in order to promote intensive exchange between manufacturers and users. The program consists of presentations on the experience gained in the use of medical technology in neurosurgery. The practical part also includes guided tours through various hospital areas such as the operating theater and the ward as well as an introduction to safe working in the operating theater.


Universitätsklinikum Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum


Program language will be German. A German program is available, too.

09:00Welcome and Introduction
PD Dr. med. Mortimer Gierthmühlen
Senior Physician Neurosurgery
Dr. Thorsten Prinz
Senior Manager Medical Software
09:15Neurosurgery – History and Technology
– Development of neurosurgery
– Technology used in neurosurgery
PD Dr. med. Mortimer Gierthmühlen
09:45Coffee break
10:15Practice Block 1
– Practical exercise on safe behavior in the operating theater
– Guided tour through different departments of the clinic
– How is medical technology used by physicians?
PD Dr. med. Mortimer Gierthmühlen
Dr. med. Yaroslav Parpaley
Senior Physician Neurosurgery
12:45Practice Block 2 (Groups switched)
PD Dr. med. Mortimer Gierthmühlen
Dr. med. Yaroslav Parpaley
14:15Coffee break
14:45Experience with active Implants from a Medical Point of View
– Overview of neuromodulation
– Fields of application of active implants
– Latest developments
Dr. med. Yaroslav Parpaley
15:15Problems with Medical Technology from the Surgeon’s Point of View
– Problems of surgeons with medical technology in practice using the example of neuronavigation and the neuromonitoring
PD Dr. med. Mortimer Gierthmühle
15:45Final Discussion and Conclusions
PD Dr. med. Mortimer Gierthmühlen
Dr. med. Yaroslav Parpaley
Dr. Thorsten Prinz
16:30End of Event

Program subject to change without notice. Last updated: March 2019.
The number of participants is limited. The language of the workshop is German.


Haus B, Ebene 0, Konferenzraum
Neurochirurgische Klinik
Universitätsklinikum Knappschaftskrankenhaus
Bochum GmbH
In der Schornau 23-25
44892 Bochum

You will find the directions on the website of the clinic and more information in the flyer of the clinic.


The participation fee is 390 EUR for non-members and 360 EUR for VDE members. Participation and refreshments during breaks are included, but not the cost of overnight accommodation or travel to and from the event. Cancellation conditions: free of charge up to 30 days before the date of the event, thereafter 100 percent of the participation fee as cancellation fee. The number of participants is limited to 12. The event will take place with a minimum of 8 participants. If the minimum number of participants is not reached the organizer reserves the right to cancel any booking on short notice. In this case all payed fees will be refunded. The organizer reserves the right to program changes without prior notice.

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