The University Medical Center Freiburg is the teaching hospital of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität. It was founded in 1457 and today comprises of three campuses in the city of Freiburg. The architectural style of the main clinical campus is exemplified by the Lorenzring. Although the hospital complex first began construction in 1926, most of the complex was destroyed during World War II. After the War, the hospital it was reconstructed according to the original plans. In the subsequent years, the self-contained building concept was expanded by the addition of satellite clinics. The University Medical Center Freiburg engages in patient health care, research, and teaching. The Center has more than 10,000 employees and is the biggest employer in the region. Moreover, it has 1,600 beds in over 110 wards. There are approximately 58,000 inpatient admissions annually and over 300,000 patient visits per year in the outpatient clinics.rnrnThe University Medical Center believes that basic science and clinical research are prerequisites to realise the newest medical expertise and treatments and therefore encourages ongoing and new research by its physicians.rnrnIn addition, training of professions within the health sector is undertaken via the operation of schools and apprenticeship training. In total, there are approximately 550 apprenticeship training positions in the following schools: Nursing, Paediatric Nursing, Physiotherapy, Medical Technical Assistants, Midwifery and Orthoptics.
Hanns Lochmüller, MD, FAAN, has a long-standing interest in neuromuscular disorders and translational research, and has published more than 450 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has led successful networking and research activities such as EuroBioBank, the TREAT-NMD Alliance, the TREAT-NMD global database oversight committee, the IRDiRC interdisciplinary science committee and RD-Connect.
As part of EURO-NMD Medical Center – University of Freiburg has been involved in the following presentation(s).