3D Printing in Medicine Course

When you’re seeking to set up a 3D printing facility at your practice, you’ll need to begin by convincing your hospital with a clear business case and measurable benefits. Want to know how to get started?

Attend the 3D Printing in Medicine course for expert insights on how to implement 3D printing in your hospital.

This event has now passed. Whatch here the highlights of the 3D Printing in Medicine course from 2019 and 2020.

Relive the 2019 edition 2020 Course Recordings

This event is intended for hospital staff in the following areas:

  • Clinical scientists
  • Orthopedic surgeons and consultants
  • Medical imaging specialists
  • Radiologists
  • Orthognathic and reconstructive surgeons
  • Clinical engineers
  • Cardiovascular specialists
  • Pediatric specialists

3D technology has been transforming healthcare for over 20 years. It’s been used in applications from designing and producing custom devices and instruments, to planning complex clinical procedures and training future medical professionals more effectively. And that’s just the start.

But nothing of those achievements would have been possible without the support of a medical community sharing their experiences and inspiring each other to apply 3D technology and enable patient-specific healthcare.

Be a part of this community and join us for this event offering inspirational sessions, peer-learning and networking opportunities.


“I'm on mission to start a 3D lab at the hospital, so this course was spot on for me.”
Jan Magne Gjerde, St. Olavs Hospital, Norway


The 3D Printing in Medicine Course brings together the innovation-minded healthcare community to share their knowledge how to integrate and expand 3D technology in hospitals.

Join us for two full days of hands-on sessions, consultancy, peer learning, practical cases and demonstrations. Two days later, you’ll leave with practical knowledge on how to start implementing a sustainable and efficient 3D printing workflow in your hospital.



Get valuable consultancy on how to set up a 3D printing facility in your hospital: from building a strong business case to selecting the right software and hardware, to measuring and reporting on the benefits.



Learn from the firsthand experiences of clinical experts who have gone through the process of implementing 3D technologies at their own hospitals. Hear their recommendations during the expert and network sessions.



Make your voice heard in the vast European network of innovators who believe in the benefits of 3D printing in hospitals, and join them in the mission of revolutionizing patient-specific healthcare.


Program, Day 1

Museum M 

9:30 – 9:40


Brigitte De Vet
VP Medical, Materialise

9:40 – 10:10


Advancing Clinical Care through Point of Care Manufacturing: The Mayo Clinic Experience

Dr. Jonathan Morris, MD

Dr. Jonathan Morris, MD
Director Anatomic Modeling Lab
Department of Radiology - Division of Neuroradiology
Minimally Invasive Spine Tumor Ablation 
Mayo Clinic, USA

10:10 – 10:30

Transforming imagination into reality with 3D technology:
Creating innovative solutions and personalised treatments for children with rare conditions.


Juling Ong
Consultant Craniofacial and Paediatric Plastic Surgeon, Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:20

Ortho-focused use cases

Indications of 3D Models In House  – The Vienna Experience

Prim. Univ. Prof. Dr. Ritschl
          Medical director, Orthopedic Hospital Gersthof, Vienna Hospital Association, Austria

Prim. Univ. Prof. Dr. Ritschl
Medical director, Orthopedic Hospital Gersthof, Vienna Hospital Association, Austria

Differences Between Internal and External Produced 3D Models

Dr. Jesenko
          Assistant, Vienna Hospital Association, Austria

Dr. Jesenko
Assistant, Vienna Hospital Association, Austria

11:20 – 11:40

Integration of Research in a Clinical Setting

Dr Giovanni Biglino

Dr Giovanni Biglino
Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics, Bristol Heart Institute, UK
EDI Chair, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, UK    
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, NHLI, Imperial College London, UK

11:40 – 12:20

Ask the expert

12:20 – 13:40

Lunch break

13:40 – 14:00

Sustainability of 3D printing in hospitals: How to build a business case


Jan Wolff
Adjunct Prof., Dr. Dr.
Docent in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery
UKE, Fraunhofer-Einrichtung für Additive Produktionstechnologien IAPT, GE

14:00 – 14:20

How 3D printing changed my practice and my patients lives

r. Ola Wiig

Dr. Ola Wiig
Pediatric orthopaedic surgeon 
Department of Orthopedics and Deformity Operation, Oslo University Hospital, Norway

14:20 – 14:40

The legal aspects of 3D printing of medical devices with focus on point-of care 3D printing

An Vijverman

An Vijverman
Dewallens & partners, Leuven, Belgium

14:40 – 15:10

Coffee break

15:10 – 15:30

Pitfalls and successes of 3D printing in my hospital: Tips and tricks


Francesco Moscato
Associate Professor, Medical University of Vienna, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Vienna, Austria

15:30 – 15:50

Logistics of implementing 3D printing: How to operationalize


Peter Metherall
3D Lab Clinical Scientist, Directorate of Medical Imaging and Medical Physics, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust, UK

15:50 – 16:30

Ask the expert

16:30 – 16:45

Conclusion- a glimpse towards the future

Brigitte De Vet
VP Medical, Materialise

18:00 – 22:00

Activity: Buffet dinner and tour of the Health House
Discover the future of health and care



Program, Day 2

Materialise HQ

9:30 – 9:40



Peter Verschueren
Product Director, Materialise

9:40 – 12:40

Track 1

Hands-on 3D printing workshop: How to go from a medical image to a 3D-printed model for patient care


Ines da Silva
Team Leader and Product Application Engineer, Materialise

Track 2

Hands-on CMF workshop: How to virtually plan reconstruction and orthognathic cases 


Kevin Mathew
Application Engineer, Materialise

12:40 – 13:40

Lunch break

13:40 – 14:40

Tour of the Materialise 3D printing production facility

14:40 – 15:00



Peter Verschueren
Product Director, Materialise


Museum M

Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

M is notable for its mix of classical and contemporary art in the historic centre of Leuven. The museum is also an ideal meeting place, complete with a central courtyard and a roof terrace offering spectacular views across the Leuven skyline.

Museum M

Gaston Geenslaan 11, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

How will technology have an impact on the future of our health and care? Think artificial intelligence, virtual reality, 3D printing, wearable technology, and much more. Health House showcases these technologies with an innovative and interactive approach.

Transport from Leuven to the Health House for the evening activity will be arranged by Materialise.

Materialise HQ

Technologielaan 15, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

The headquarters of Materialise is where the majority of our medical production is located. Attending this course is a great opportunity to see different 3D printing technologies used for medical applications in action.

Transport from Leuven to Materialise headquarters will be arranged.