Advancements in 3D Printed Anatomical Modeling

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3D printed anatomical modeling is perhaps the earliest and most widespread application of additive manufacturing in healthcare. However, rapid advancements in software, materials, 3D printers, and more and more use cases are enabling further adoption by healthcare providers and more accessibility to the patients. This webinar aims to update the audience what are the latest applications by clinicians, as well as the ecosystem and new technologies that are supporting them. Since this is also a community-building event organized by Hannah Riedle, our Munich-based manager, speakers will be selected from Germany and the surrounding communities.


Hannah Riedle 

3DHEALS Munich Community Manager

Hannah studied Mechanical Engineer at the Technical University of Munich, where she specialized in medical technology. During her following Ph.D. at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, her research focused on the creation of digital anatomical models, additive manufacturing thereof, and as well as biomechanical and medical testing. From the topic of her Ph.D., she derived a business model which resulted in the foundation of ANAMOS in July 2020, where she is now responsible for the operational business as well as the technical development. Hannah has been the Munich-based 3DHEALS community manager since June 2017.


Björn Petersen 

Sales Manager DACH MEDICAL (Head of Sales) at Materialise

Talk title: Software for 3D Printing at the Point of Care

Björn Petersen holds a degree in business administration and is in his actual position Sales Manager DACH MEDICAL for Materialise. He is working every day to bring mass personalization with 3D printing to the Point of Care and to increase the efficiency and quality of inpatient care. Björn is convinced that anatomical modeling is certainly an important tool to reach this goal. Before he was tackling the 3D market for Materialise, Björn gained a wide range of experience within national and international Med-Tech companies and delivered their complex medical products/services to the market.

Bernhard Dorweiler, M.D. 

Professor and Chair at the Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University Hospital Cologne, Germany

Talk title: 3D-printing and anatomic modelling in Vascular Surgery

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Dorweiler is Director of the Department of Vascular Surgery at the University Medical Center of Cologne. He received his M.D. Ph.D. from Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz 1997 and then completed residencies for general surgery (1997-2004) and vascular surgery (2004-2006). Following a research fellowship at Columbia University New York (NY, USA) (2008-2009), he was appointed Head of the Division of Vascular Surgery, University Medical Center Mainz in 2010. In 2020, Prof. Dorweiler moved to Cologne and was appointed full professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Cologne. Prof. Dorweiler’s research interests include complex aortic surgery, peripheral arterial surgery with a focus on reconstruction using biological material and basic science (Atherosclerosis). Since 2015, Prof. Dorweiler is interested in 3D-printing and implemented in-house 3D-Printing Labs in Mainz and currently in Cologne where anatomical 3D-prints are generated to support patient-specific precision-medicine.

Julian Fürmetz, M.D. 

Section Head and Chief physician at the Department of General, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, Munich University Hospital, LMU, Germany

Julian Fürmetz

Talk title: From 3D imaging to the OR – analysis, planning, 3D printing, and performance of osteotomies around the knee

PD Dr. Julian Fürmetz graduated from the University of Leipzig in 2008. He began his training at the Department of Trauma Surgery and Orthopaedics at Leipzig University Hospital. His main interest early on was reconstructive surgery, and in 2012 he moved to the 3D surgery working group at the University of Munich as a research assistant.

In 2015, he completed his residency and then worked full-time at the Department of General, Trauma, Hand and Plastic Surgery at the University of Munich. Since 2016, he has been head of knee surgery and sports traumatology at the Musculoskeletal University Centre Munich.

His main areas of expertise are 3D deformity correction, arthroplasty, defect reconstruction and preoperative digital analysis and planning procedures. His research group was recently awarded the Science Award of the German Knee Society 2020, the Best Paper Award of the German Knee Society 2019 and the Best Paper National of the ESSKA 2020.

In addition to reconstructive surgery, Dr. Fürmetz is interested in sports medicine and medical care in professional football.

Simon Enzinger, MD, DMD

Managing Senior physician at the University Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Salzburg, Austria

Talk Title: Advantages of 3D printed anatomical models in Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Surgery

Simon Enzinger graduated medicine 2003 and dentistry 2007 from the Medical University Innsbruck. He then joined the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery in Salzburg. Here he completed his training as an MKG surgeon. He was appointed senior physician in 2016 and has been managing senior physician at the University Hospital Salzburg since 2020. 

His main areas of expertise are tumor surgery, traumatology, microsurgery.He has been involved with technical innovations in maxillofacial surgery since 2007 and was, among other things, responsible for the development of the new surgical technique. He has been involved with technical innovations in maxillofacial surgery since 2007 and was, among other things, substantially involved in the implementation of the 1st 3D printer at the University Hospital Salzburg. Especially since the establishment of the Reference Center for Cleft patients and Craniofacial Anomalies, 3D printing has become an integral part of maxillofacial surgery.

Hannah Riedle, PhD 

Cofounder, CEO & CTO at ANAMOS

Bio: see above

Talk title: Generic anatomical models for surgical simulation