Representing CuraMedix and the United States, Gregory Mercure and Elise Hamann recently attended the STORZ Medical Annual Distributor Meeting in Berlin, Germany.
Mercure and Hamann joined up with 90 others who were there to represent 160 STORZ distributors across 32 countries including UK, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Peru, Mexico, Austria and Turkey — just to name a few.
Meeting sessions were held at the KARL STORZ Visitor and Training Center, formerly the Empress Augusta Hospital which was founded in1869 to treat and care for those wounded in war. KARL STORZ took great care in the extensive conversion and renovation to preserve and maintain the charm of the historical building, while adding modern elements including a state-of-the-art visitor center plus a training and conference center.
Over the course of two days, educational sessions included didactic as well as the clinical application of shock wave, plus the unveiling of new applicators that can be added to the already comprehensive range of STORZ Medical applicators. Conference attendees also got a sneak peak at some new shock wave products to come.
The ninth volume of the successful “Shock Wave Therapy in Practice” series by Level 10 Publishing was also highlighted at the event, and a copy was presented to attendees. This latest publication, “ESWT in Aesthetic Medicine, Burns & Dermatology,” is edited by Dr. Karsten Knobloch, an esteemed physician specializing in general, plastic and aesthetic surgery, hand surgery, sports medicine, and emergency medicine. It provides an up-to-date overview of the use of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) in reconstructive surgery, burns surgery, and aesthetic surgery.
Dr. Karsten Knobloch and CuraMedix President & CEO Gregory Mercure
For three decades, STORZ Medical’s ongoing commitment to innovation and strong partnerships has helped the company remain the leader in the shock wave industry. And for the CuraMedix team, the leading U.S. distributor of STORZ Medical devices, it was particularly exciting to attend the conference and celebrate the company's 30th Anniversary. Having the opportunity to learn about all of the efforts that STORZ is continuing to put forth in order to enhance shock wave, further explore its range, and broaden its indications, leaves little doubt for distributors across the globe that an inspiring future lies ahead. And that’s something to celebrate!