Our National Meeting is an opportunity for delegates to network and create new multidisciplinary collaborations and secondly to stimulate development of innovative ideas to address challenges in surgery.
We are 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.
We bring 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.
Confirmed 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 Luigi Pugliese, Department of Surgery, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico SanMatteo, Pavia, Italy
Mr Sirko Pelzl, CEO and CTO of apoQlar GmbH
Dr Andrew Sims, Head of the Northern Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Department (NMPCE), Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
We will be holding a PPI-led PhotoVoice session and the IDEAL collaboration will be holding a session on their framework for the evaluation of innovation in surgery & devices & its practical application.