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Shift Medical 2020 brings together pioneers in the field of medical XR from across the globe. Our event will facilitate an open and structured knowledge exchange between healthcare providers, businesses, governments and the general public in order to increase medical XR adoption rates.

Together we will shape ethical, regulatory, technological and data safety standards for medical XR across the world. Be part of Europe’s largest medical XR Congress and Expo.


Leading minds in the medical industry discuss future trends and present their own innovations and visions.

Ryan Beams, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Jan Brönneke, Health Innovation Hub of the Federal Ministry of Health

Prof Grigore Burdea, Rutgers University

James Finley, USC University of Southern California

Dominik Fischer, Brainlab

Thomas A. Furness, University of Washington

Walter Greenleaf (PhD), Stanford University

Elizabeth Hyman, XR Association

Karthik Patanjali, The New York Times

Dr Susan Persky, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Prof Albert Rizzo, USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Dr Isabel Van De Keere, Immersive Rehab


We would like to thank our sponsors and partners for their confidence in our work

German Red Cross Kreisverband Herford-Stadt e.V.

Katholische Hospitalvereinigung




Choose from unique sessions, presentations, and networking opportunities to get the most out of your Shift Medical experience


Photo by Alex Kotliarskyi

Parallel to the congress we will offer businesses and academic institutions the opportunity to exhibit their products and services at an accompanying virtual expo.

In addition, we offer many other programm items like a virtual opening event with special speakers and a multifaceted after congress party.


Shift Medical – a multi-dimensional event

We want to ensure a professional exchange and to network experts worldwide under one European roof. To make this possible, Shift Medical 2020 will take place completely virtual. Our goal is to make the exchange of information accessible to as many people as possible.


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Facts and figures*

Congress and expo

Participants from 40+ Countries
Distinguished speakers
Media collaborations
Companies and Start-Ups

Attendee profiles

Medical doctors
Young professionals
Investors, Journalists and Politicians


Healthcare sector
Medical XR Start-Ups
IT/Technology sector
Regulatory agencies

Media Outreach

Social Media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
PR-Cooperations (Print, TV)
Online news/blogs

*All predictions based on in-house research


We are thrilled to have two leading minds who will take the patronage of our virtual congress.

Theresia Bauer (MdL), State Minister for Science, Research and Arts

Prof Dr Matthias Weidemüller, Heidelberg University


Our goals can only be met in partnership with others. We work with a range of partners that help us achieve an open and structured knowledge exchange.

Heidelberg Technology Park

Heidelberg University

Heidelberg Startup Partners



We proudly present the institutions of our congress participants

Amazon Web Services

The Food and Drug Administration

Harvard Medical School

Health Innovation Hub of the Federal Ministry of Health

Heidelberg University Hospital

HTC Corporation

Johns Hopkins University



Siemens Healthineers

Stanford University

The New York Times


Highly qualified experts lead through the days and make the sessions an outstanding learning experience

Kent Bye, Voices of VR

Petra Dahm, Extended Reality Bavaria e.V.

Jason McDowall, Ostendo & The AR Show Podcast

Denise Silber, VRforHealth


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Why partner
with us?

Make an impact on the future of healthcare

Discover medical XR, identify possibilities for your strategic goals. Bring your experience into the discussion. Gain competitive advantage by being among the first to set foot in medical XR.

Boost your visibility

Invite your customers and key stakeholders to explore your innovative potential. Expand your brand awareness regarding the future of healthcare. Announce new products, engage in the conversation and leave an impression on your target group.

Advance your network and talent pool

Foster your existing business relationships and forge new strategic partnerships. Access a unique network and meet the world’s elite in the field of medical XR.

Be part of the first fully virtual congress in medical XR

Present yourself and your company in a technically innovative environment and benefit from many high quality contacts in the medical XR area.

Grow your business

Extend your scope, discover new markets, meet potential customers and partners. Get in touch with the key figures for your successful market entry.

Smart City

Shift Medical is produced in Heidelberg – home of innovation

Heidelberg was mentioned for the first time in 1196 and is well known for Germany’s oldest university, the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, founded in 1386. The city is also home for the world famous Heidelberg University Clinic, the German Cancer Research Centre, the National Center for Tumor Diseases, four Max Planck Institutes and the European Molecular Biology Laboratories (funded by 40 nations).

As one of the leading biotechnology hubs in Europe, Heidelberg is an extremely attractive location for businesses and technology providers. Known as a services and science centre, it has attracted those very people who really want to change things for decades since centuries. And it is one of the leading locations worldwide for the future-oriented biotechnology industries.

Have a bird’s eye view of the many faces of the city

Heidelberg Image Film presented by Heidelberg Marketing


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Let’s connect

Lale Jakob
Event Organisation

Dr. med. Lars Riedemann
Scientific Director