MedTech Week 2013

17th - 21st June

MedTech Week 2013 (17th-21st June) is the second of UCL’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) week-long annual events  aimed at staff and students wanting to know more about the medical technology and biomedical engineering landscape at UCL. It includes a panel discussion around medical technology translation at UCL, the launch of the IBME MedTech Accelerator, a series of lunchtime talks from leading UCL researchers and a public lecture.  See below for further information in the individual events.

At Moorfields Eye Hospital, a retinal camera is used to examine details in the retina and blood vessels of the eye.

At Moorfields Eye Hospital, a retinal camera is used to examine details in the retina and blood vessels of the eye. Copyright: Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Mon 17th: UCL Institute of Ophthalmology/ UCL Moorfields Eye Hospital talks

12pm ­ – 1.30pm in the Roberts Building 106 lecture theatre, Gower Street

12.00pm: Bruce Allan, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

12.30pm: Steven Dakin, Professor of Visual Psychophysics

1.00pm: Andrew Bastawrous, Research Fellow in International Eye Health (LSHTM)

1.30pm: tea/networking

Tues 18th: Public Lecture on Biomagnetics

Jeremy Bentham Room, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

6.30pm: Professor Quentin Pankhurst “Biomagnetics: a new age of medical enlightenment”. Ever since Mesmer enthralled Europe during the Age of Enlightenment, “magnetic healing” has had many colourful champions all too ready to proclaim the amazing powers of magnetism.  No less amazing though is the current revolution in healthcare biomagnetics, all of which is based on the solid ground of cross disciplinary innovation.  In this talk, Quentin Pankhurst will both describe and demonstrate some of the most promising of these new biomagnetic devices that are beginning to be used in hospitals around the world.

Wed 19th:  UCL Eastman Dental Institute talks

12pm ­- 1.30pm in the Roberts Building 106 lecture theatre, Gower Street

12.00pm: Anne Young, Reader in Biomaterials

12.30pm: Nick Donos, Professor of Peridontology

1.00pm: Rishma Shah, Clinical Lecturer in Craniofacial & Development Sciences

1.30pm: tea/networking

Thurs 20th: Panel Discussion & launch of the UCL Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) MedTech Accelerator

Jeremy Bentham Room, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street

4.00—5.30pm: A User’s Guide to MedTech Translation at UCL

6.00pm onwards: Welcome speeches and introduction to The UCL IBME Medtech Accelerator – please register at http://ibme-medtech-accel-launch.eventbrite.co.uk

The MedTech Accelerator is an initiative from the UCL Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), in partnership with the NIHR University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre, which aims to meet the UK Government’s Innovation, Health & Wealth challenge by harnessing the unique power of university-based innovation and experimental medicine.  In practical terms the MedTech Accelerator is an introduction and connection service. Its staff act as navigators for those that need to negotiate the rich and complex landscape of UCL, its partner hospitals, and its internal service providers. Its staff aim to give the earliest and best possible guidance on both who to see next, and what to do next, as a project moves from an initial concept towards an end product.

Fri 21st:  UCL Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science talks

12pm ­- 1.30pm in the Roberts Building 106 lecture theatre, Gower Street

12.00pm: Catherine Pendegrass, Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering

12.30pm: Robert Brown, Professor of Tissue Engineering

1.00pm: Melanie Coathup, Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics

1.30pm: tea/networking

 

UCL Institute of Biomedical Engineering logoThe Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) provides a much-needed focus for UCL’s wide-ranging expertise in medical technologies: more than 150 principal investigators and their teams – a thousand or more researchers working in 35 institutes, departments and centres across the entire breadth of the university. The IBME aims to be one of the world’s best university-based proponents of medical technologies R&D, and of its successful translation into products of significant patient benefit and real commercial value. Find out more at the Institute for Biomedical Engineering website.