From research to ready-to-use therapy
- and September 28, 2023 at the life Science Factory Göttingen
Physical plasmas are energetically excited gases. On contact with surfaces, they are characterized by special effects such as ultra-fine cleaning and activation. This effect, as well as the possibility of depositing thin functionalizing coatings, has been used technologically in industry for several decades.
Physical plasmas can also achieve effects on biological surfaces and especially in human medicine by killing microorganisms and stimulating signaling and metabolic processes in cells that can be used therapeutically.
For more than 10 years, intensive work has been carried out on the development and characterization of cold atmospheric pressure plasma sources in order to be able to guarantee safe use in everyday medical practice. In various specialties, plasma treatments can accelerate treatment success, improve treatment results, reduce treatment costs and make treatments more comfortable for the patient. This has been demonstrated and proven in a large number of experimental and clinical studies.
Today, plasma medicine has taken its first step into everyday medical practice. Now, one focus of the work is on the final formal acceptance and creation of billing modalities of sufficiently studied applications, information and training of practicing physicians and an establishment of routine plasma treatments. This is especially true in specialties such as dermatology and dentistry. Plasmas also have great potential in oncology. Here, however, fundamental research work is still pending.
Take advantage of the exchange of experiences with scientists and physicians for further education, inspiration and contact initiation. There are many opportunities for this during the discussion of the lectures, interactive coffee breaks and the evening regulars' table.
The thematic focus of the 8th Plasma Medicine Workshop is on the
- Characterization of plasmas
- Use of plasma activated media
- Dermatology, oncology, microbiological applications
- Applications in medical technology / Presentation of new plasma sources
- Presentation of study results.
A guided tour of the Göttingen Health Campus (GCG) rounds off the workshop.
The workshop is also supported in particular by the National Center for Plasma Medicine e.V. (NZPM). As a partner in the organization and implementation of the plasma medicine workshop, it offers the best conditions for further intensive promotion of plasma medicine. The workshop will be followed by the general meeting of the NZPM.
The Medical Association of Lower Saxony has certified the event with 10 category A continuing education points.
Online registration is available at www.ak-adp.de . Reduced registration fees apply for registrations received by 30.06.2023.
We wish you a pleasant journey,
Kerstin Horn on behalf of all organizers