Tenth Meeting of the Fraunhofer MEVIS Advisory Board


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Participants of the tenth meeting of the Fraunhofer MEVIS Advisory Board in Bremen on June 20, 2018.

In Bremen on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, the Fraunhofer MEVIS Advisory Board (Kuratorium) met for the tenth time.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Kurz, Executive Vice President Human Resources, Legal Affairs and IP Management of the Fraunhofer headquarters in Munich, gave a talk concerning the current state of affairs of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. The institute director Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst K. Hahn reported on developments in the focus and structure of the institute and outlined medium-term prospects and strategic plans. Focal points were the strategic topics:

  1. Integrated Medical Computing and Comprehensive Diagnostics,
  2. Intelligent Computer-Assisted Interventions, and
  3. Imaging Physics Innovation.

Prof. Dr. Tobias Preusser and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anja Hennemuth gave the Advisory Board a deeper insight into MEVIS‘ current research on computer assistance for intelligent interventions and in cardiovascular medicine. The members of the Advisory Board praised the developments at Fraunhofer MEVIS, gave valuable advice for future priority setting and articulated their appreciation and thanks to the institute’s personnel.

At this year's meeting, Prof. Dr. Hans Maier of BGM Associates, Berlin has been elected as new chairman of the Advisory Board. Walter Märzendorfer of Siemens Healthineers, Forchheim will continue to hold the deputy chairmanship. The boards of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and of Fraunhofer MEVIS thanked the previous chairman, Prof. Dr. Gábor Székely from ETH Zurich. Astrid Lurati, Hospital Director of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, was newly appointed to the Advisory Board.