3D Printing in Hospitals Forum 2024

April 18 – 19, 2024

Leuven, Belgium

Man testing out augmented reality for medical purposes with the assistance of a Materialise employee

About this event

For our annual event, we are gathering the most inspirational minds working with 3D printing in hospitals. Join our in-person Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) focused event for presentations, work sessions, networking opportunities, and much more!

At this forum, you will have the chance to find out how others are effectively using 3D planning and printing to provide personalized patient care and add lasting value to hospitals. More importantly, you will create invaluable connections — enabling the exchange of ideas with others at the forefront of innovation while sharing insights on the latest best practices. Registration closes at midnight on March 31st, so be sure to save your spot before then!

Gain insights into topics such as:

  • 3D planning and printing for clinical applications
  • How to start and scale your 3D lab
  • The economic sustainability and regulatory challenges of 3D labs
  • Beyond 3D printing — the value of intra-OR 3D planning, AR, and VR
  • An update on activities from the European 3D Printing in Hospitals Special Interest Group

Who should attend?

  • Radiologists  
  • CMF surgeons 
  • Orthopaedic surgeons and consultants   
  • Cardiovascular specialists  
  • Pediatric specialists 
  • Medical imaging specialists  
  • Clinical engineers  
  • Clinical scientists
  • Surgical oncologists


Time (CEST) / Session

9:30 – 9:45 am

Opening presentation

3D Planning and Printing for Clinical Applications

9:45 – 10:00 am

3D Planning and Printing for Clinical Applications in Hand Surgery

Frederik Verstreken

10:00 – 10:15 am

Advanced Surgical Planning for Thoracoscopical LAA Closure

Daniele Fileccia

10:15 – 10:30 am


10:30 – 11:00 am

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:15 am

Medical 3D Printing: The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Experience

Sujaya Rao

11:15 – 11:30 am

 3D Applications in Pediatric Surgery

Juling Ong

11:30 – 11:45 am

3D Planning and Printing for Clinical Applications in CMF

Renaat Coopman

11:45 am – 12:00 pm


12:00 – 1:00 pm


The Economic Sustainability of 3D Labs

1:00 – 1:15 pm

Setting Up a Point of Care Lab: Birth of the 3D Center at AZ Maria Middelares Ghent

Brecht Laforce

1:15 – 1:30 pm

How to Maintain After the Initial Funding

Eric Barreda-Prades

1:30 – 1:45 pm


1:45 – 2:15 pm

Coffee break

2:15 – 2:30 pm

Optimizing Efficiency: A Guide to Streamlining Operations in Your 3D Lab

Peter Metherall

2:30 – 2:45 pm

Hospital 3D Printing in Australia: The Herston Biofabrication Institute Experience

Mathilde Desselle

2:45 – 3:00 pm

How Case Management and AI Integration Enhance Efficiency in 3D Labs

Ferran Fillat

3:00 – 3:15 pm


3:15 – 3:45 pm

Coffee break

Building Bridges in the 3D Lab Community and Overcoming Regulatory Challenges

3:45 – 4:00 pm

Establishing 3D Technologies in a Hospital from the Perspective of the EU3DSIG

Francesco Moscato

4:00 – 4:15 pm

How 3D Labs Can Overcome Regulatory Challenges: MDR — Ready, Set, Go!

Maria Gloria Alvarez Caballero

4:15 – 4:30 pm


Innovation in 3D Labs

4:30 – 4:45 pm

Mimics Innovation Awards winner

Ferran Fillat

4:45 – 5:00 pm

From Innovation to Implementation: Transforming Healthcare with Medical 3D Technology

Koen Willemsen

5:00 – 5:15 pm

Experimental Development of AR/MR Technology to Evaluate Clinical Feasibility in Reconstructive, Transplant, and Neurosurgical Intraoperative Applications

Allison Sutherland

5:15 – 5:30 pm

Closing Q&A

5:30 – 5:45 pm



Dinner and networking

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Exterior view of Materialise’s headquarters in Leuven, Belgium