May 29, 2013

Sahlgrenska I.C. exhibits at EMSOS 2013

Paulina Sarbinowska and Sara Palmqvist represents Sahlgrenska I.C. at the 26th edition of the European Musculo-Skeletal Oncology Society (EMSOS) meeting, held May 29-31 at the Congress Hall of Svenska Mässan in Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska I.C. participates in collaboration with the Centre of Orthopeadic Osseointegration (COO) at Sahlgrenska University Hospital.

Visitors will be able to meet patients who have undergone the treatment, as well as Integrum, the manufacturer of the implants used by COO. The exibition is open from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. daily.

Sahlgrenska I.C. at EMSOS 2013
Paulina Sarbinowska and Sara Palmqvist at EMSOS 2013
April 23, 2013

Fridén awarded for Outstanding Orthopaedic Research

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, AAOS, has honored Jan Fridén, professor in Hand Surgery at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, with the prestigious 2013 Kappa Delta Award for Outstanding Orthopaedic Research. Fridén shared the prize with American scientists Richard Lieber and Sam Ward from University of California, San Diego. The cermony was held in Chicago on March 20. Professor Fridén and his multidisciplinary team at Sahlgrenska University Hospital are specialized in surgical reconstruction of hand and upper limb in tetraplegia.

Click here for more information about the team and their way of working.


2013 Kappa Delta Awards
Sam Ward, Jan Fridén and Richard Lieber at the 2013 AAOS annual meeting.
April 22, 2013

COO and Sahlgrenska I.C. visit Poland

Centre of Orthopeadic Osseointegration (COO) at Sahlgrenska University Hospital represented by Örjan Berlin, orthopaedic surgeon, Kerstin Hagberg, physiotherapist, and Marika Qvist, CEO Sahlgrenska I.C, were tbe key note speakers at the Congress of the Polish Society for Orthotics and Prosthetics that took place April 20th 2013 in Warsaw. In addition to attending the Congress, the 2-day visit contained a number of meetings at private and public clinics, such as VIGO-ORTHO, an orthopaedic workshop in Warsaw, POLMEDIC, a rehabilitation clinic, and orthopaedic and trauma clinics at the Specialist Hospital and Regional Specialist Hospital in Radom.

April 18, 2013

Still open seats at HPH 2013

The 21st international HPH-conference is hosted in Gothenburg 22-24 May 2013. Under the main theme Towards a more health oriented healthcare – An issue of body and mind, HPH (International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services), Region Västra Götaland and the Swedish HFS Network presents lectures, poster sessions and oral sessions spread across the three day programme. There are still open seats, visit for more information and online registration.

February 22, 2013

World’s first muscle and nerve controlled arm prosthesis

For the first time a surgical team at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, led by Dr Rickard Brånemark, conducted an operation where electrodes have been permanently implanted in nerves and muscles of an amputee to directly control an arm prosthesis. The result allows natural control of an advanced robotic prosthesis, similarly to the motions of a natural limb.

February 1, 2013

Interesting meetings during visit at Arab Health in Dubai

During the exhibition, we had the pleasure of meeting and discussing with representatives of healthcare companies, universities, hospitals and authorities from different parts of the world. We also had a number of visits from Emirati doctors who have had their specialist training at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Several interesting meetings were also held, for example with Dr Amin Amiri from the Ministry of Health and Dr Khalil Qayed and Dr Mohamed Nasaif from Dubai Health Authority.

Max Bjuhr, Swedens Ambassador in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates and Gunnar Oom, State Secretary to Minister of Trade Ewa Björling, at the inauguration of the Swedish pavilion at Arab Health 2013.

It has been very instructive and encouraging for us to hear about the interest for Swedish quality healthcare and education from the Middle East region. We are now looking forward to evaluate our activities at the exhibition and to take the next step towards new international projects and collaborations.

Dr. Khalid I. Khoshhal from the Taibah University of Medical Science and Jenny Lundgren, coordinator, during a meeting in the Swedish pavilion at Arab Health 2013.
January 31, 2013

Sahlgrenska I.C. Exhibits at Arab Health 2013

Marika Qvist, CEO (right), represents Sahlgrenska I.C. in the Swedish pavilion at Arab Health 2013

January 28-31, Sahlgrenska I.C. participates in the Swedish pavilion at the Arab Health Exhibition in Dubai. The pavilion is hosted by Business Sweden under the cooperative brand of Symbiocare. Arab Health hosts approximately 3 500 exhibitors and about 83 000 visitors during four days. The exhibition is a great opportunity to establish and maintain relations in the Middle East market.

December 17, 2012

Busy delegation trip to India comes to an end

Jenny Lundgren, coordinator (middle) and Marika Qvist, CEO (right), represents Sahlgrenska I.C. during a visit to Indian Spinal Injuries Centre in New Delhi

The Swedish delegation trip to India has come to an end.  Sahlgrenska I.C. look forward to take part in future cooperations between the State Government of Andra Pradesh and Region Västra Götaland, that may come as a result of the Letter of Intent signed by the two. The delegation  also performed a number of meetings and study visits at both public and private hospitals and institutions, such as K.C. General Hospital, Nizam’s and Narayana Hrudulaya in Bangalore, Apollo, Quintiles and Kamineni Hospital in Hyderabad as well as Indian Spinal Injuries Centre and Fortis in New Delhi.

The discussions have been very informative and fruitful thanks to the contribution of a great number of interesting, generous and openminded people from the healthcare sector in India.

December 13, 2012

Region Västra Götaland and Andra Pradesh signs Letter of Intent

Alongside Sahlgrenska I.C. and Region Västra Götaland, the Swedish Embassy in New Delhi, the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and Swecare also participates in the Swedish delegation trip to India. The governmental Memorandum of Understanding between Sweden and India from 2009 has been followed up by a regional agreement, with the signing of a Letter of Intent between Region Västra Götaland and the state of Andhra Pradesh.

The aim is to facilitate and strengthen the opportunities for collaboration between different stakeholders within these regions. Swecare, who represents the interest of the private sector during this trip to Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore, has posted more information and pictures on their blog (in Swedish).

December 10, 2012

Sahlgrenska I.C. part of India delegation

Region Västra Götaland represented by Sahlgrenska International Care, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothia Forum, Business Region Göteborg and the Unit for International Coordination is on a delegation visit to India focusing on collaboration within life science. During the trip to India, the Region Västra Götaland delegation will visit the Regional governments of Karnataka, Andra Pradesh and Delhi with the aim to discuss and evaluate opportunities for future collaboration, business and exchange.

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