Circadian Health at the MEDICA
Last week the largest B2B medical expert trade fair took place in Düsseldorf, Germany. 83.000 visitors and participants from 70 nations were at MEDICA - Leading International Trade Fair.
New this year was a session on Circadian Health. As guest speaker, Angela Relógio, CEO of TimeTeller GmbH and head of the group of Circadian Medicine and Systems Biology at the MSH Medical School Hamburg, discussed recent advances in the field of circadian health both regarding health optimization and disease prevention, as well as in treatment personalization following the patient’s circadian rhythm. New tools to measure the circadian clock like the saliva-based TimeTeller-IVD are now emerging in the field and will contribute to the implementation of circadian medicine in the clinical routines, for the benefit of the patients.
Important aspects related to the impact of circadian considerations in the society including important aspects like the winter/summer time or optimal school opening hours were discussed by Prof. Dr. Kerstin Cuhls, from the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, also a speaker at the session.
A big thank you to the organizers for bringing this new exciting topic to the MEDICA, and looking forward to a session on the topic in 2024!