Our National Meeting is an opportunity for delegates to network and create new multidisciplinary collaborations and to stimulate development of innovative ideas to address challenges in surgery.
NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative is a centre of expertise for the development of technologies in the area of colorectal, vascular and hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) disease, with a focus on improving surgical care through technological innovation. Our aim is to ensure patients in need of surgical care have access to new technologies that have been rigorously tested to ensure they are safe, effective, and represent value for money to the NHS.
Our National Meeting brings together clinicians, academics, scientists, industry partners, patients and the public to work together to advance patient care by accelerating new science and technologies into patient benefit.
We would like delegates to:
- Understand the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to technology development for surgery
- Understand the key success factors for clinical adoption of surgical innovation
- Gain an overview of potential surgical applications of existing and/or new technology and how research collaborations accelerate the journey to patient access
Keynote speakers include: Professor Gareth Loudon, Professor of Creativity at the Cardiff School of Art and Design and co-founder and Director of the Centre for Creativity Ltd Mr Sirko Pelzl CEO & CTO ApaQlar GMBH Mr Luig Pugliese, Department of Surgery, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico SanMatteo, Pavia, Italy Dr Andrew Sims, Head of the Northern Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Department (NMPCE), Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Our previous National Meetings have attracted over 150 people and there is always a good mix of clinicians (a large number surgeons), academics from engineering, nanotechnology and biosensing backgrounds, industry and a number of patient representatives. Register for your place now to avoid disappointment.
Please contact Sheila Boyes via email or call +44 (0) 113 2066986.