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November 26, 2018


November 26, 2018


The Smart Magazine About Medical Technology Innovations

MEDICA and REHACARE Special Issue

Dear readers,


For our last issue of the year, we’re taking a look at two important annual events for the medical industry that recently took place in Düsseldorf, Germany: The MEDICA – World Forum for Medicine (Nov. 12-15) and the Rehacare – International Trade Fair for Rehabilitation and Care (Sept. 26-29). Some important breaking news that you’ll read about at the beginning of this magazine will also be announced at the RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) annual meeting from Nov. 25-30 in Chicago.


We’ve chosen some of the latest trends and industry news that marked these events such as 3D printing, exoskeletons, forensic science, smart ambulances, and more. You’ll also learn about some of the new innovative products exhibited at the shows.


Happy reading and we hope to see you back in 2019!

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    Katherine Whelan

    Katherine Whelan is a British journalist based in London. She has been health correspondent for The Times and has written for a variety of other national newspapers and magazines.

    Brian Beary

    Brian Beary is an independent writer, journalist, and editor based in Washington DC. He writes for, and appears on, a diverse range of print and audiovisual media outlets.

    Monica Hutchings

    Monica Hutchings is a Canadian writer and translator who has worked on everything from technical descriptions to academic journals. She is also our in-house English translator.

    Abigail Saltmarsh

    Abigail Saltmarsh is a freelance journalist with 25 years’ experience for national magazines (The New York Times, International Herald Tribune).

    Dimitri Dubuisson

    Journalist for 12 years, Dimitri Dubuisson is based in Brussels and covers mainly medical, health and social topics.

    Daniel Allen

    Daniel Allen is a writer and a photographer. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including CNN, BBC, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveller, Discovery Channel.

    Erin Tallman

    Erin Tallman, writer for MedicalExpo e-magazine and Editor-in-Chief of ArchiExpo e-magazine.

    Celia Sampol

    Celia Sampol has been a journalist for 15 years. She worked in Brussels and Washington for national medias (Agence France Presse, Liberation). She’s now the editor-in-chief of MedicalExpo e-magazine.

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