July 4, 2013

Marika Qvist about healthcare export at Almedalen week

Each year the Almedalen week in Visby, Sweden, gathers thousands of people interested in political and social issues. It has become a venue where politicians and representatives from different kinds of organizations can meet in an informal setting. During the 2012 Almedalen week, 1 800 events were held, a number that is expected to increase to over 2000 this year. This morning Region Skåne arranged a seminar called “Healthcare export for growth” where Sahlgrenska I.C:s CEO Marika Qvist participated.

June 28, 2013

Visiting the international dep. at Klinikum Nürnberg

During a market trip to Germany, Oscar Lindow and Paulina Sarbinowska from Sahlgrenska I.C. visited Klinikum Nürnberg. We shared our experiences regarding international patients, discussed similarities but also the challenges facing us as a consequence of the EU-directive for cross border healthcare. Tanya Porter, head of the International department has a long background within Medical Tourism and has been responsible for developing the international department at the clinic from the very start when it was founded, in 2004.

June 25, 2013

The Dep. of Rheumatology appointed Centre of Excellence

EULAR (The european league against reumatism) is an organization which strives to stimulate and support research, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of rheumatologic diseases. This year EULAR appointed the Department of Rheumatology at Sahlgrenska Academy/Sahlgrenska University Hospital to Centre of Excellence, a prestigious award which the department now shares with two other research centres/hospitals in Scandinavia.

Hans Carlsten, professor and consultant at the Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation Research and Boel Mörck, doctor and head of the Department of Rheumatology at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital point out the good collaboration between the hospital and the academy as the key success factor which made this award possible.

For more information, please visit the Sahlgrenska Academy.

June 20, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Sahlgrenska I.C. wishes you a pleasant and relaxing summer! Our office will be staffed weekdays 8.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. (CEST) during the holidays.

Phone: +46 31 342 68 00


May 31, 2013

Latest advancements in Osseointegration

Today, the last day of EMSOS 2013, it is possible for healthcare professionals particularly interested in Osseointegration to follow lectures on the subject presented by the COO team from Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Rickard Brånemark, director of the Centre of Orthopedic Osseointegration at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, presented an overview of the advancements in the osseointegration treatment from when it was founded until today.

For example he mentioned that the method is very suitable for thumb amputees who can restore up to 80 percent of their functionality. The COO team expects an increase of these patients in the near future.

Gunilla Persson talking to orthopeadic surgeons from the UK about her experience with a bone-anchored prosthesis.
Gunilla Persson talking to orthopeadic surgeons from the UK about her experience with a bone-anchored prosthesis.
May 30, 2013

A patient's perspective at EMSOS

The 2013 European MusculoSkeletal Oncology Society (EMSOS) exhibition and congress is underway. Today the participants could take part not only in interesting lectures performed by orthopaedic surgeons and other health care professionals, but also listen to patients’ own experiences.

Christopher McCann underwent the Osseointegration treatment in 2010. At EMSOS he held a presentation about "Three legs in 10 years".
Christopher McCann underwent the Osseointegration treatment in 2010. At EMSOS he held a presentation about “Three legs in 10 years”.
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.

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