IKC & Regener8 Annual Conference 2018 – best practice: medtech innovation

IKC & Regener8 Annual Conference 2018 – best practice: medtech innovation

Date: June 29, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

Location: Leeds

The Medical Technologies IKC and Regener8 are back in 2018 to host a one-day conference on 29th June, focussing on best practice in translating regenerative devices – a potential £1bn industry in the UK.

The full programme will be announced in 2018, secure your place now to avoid disappointment.

Virtual surgeon Shafi Ahmed confirmed as keynote speaker

Shafi Ahmed is a surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator and entrepreneur, working on new technologies enhancing surgical education globally.

His online videos have been watched hundreds of thousands of times, earning him the accolade of most-watched surgeon in human history.

His company Virtual Medics has developed the use of wearable technology in education and clinical practice. This has allowed the development of a web-placed platform to stream live and interactive teaching. They have recently released a global surgical curriculum.

In May 2014, using Google Glass, he performed and streamed a live interactive operation to 14,000 students and trainees across 132 countries and 1100 cities.

He is the cofounder of Medical Realities – a group offering surgical training products, specialising in virtual reality, augmented reality and serious games. In 2016, in collaboration with Barts Health, Medical Realities and Mativision, he performed the world’s first virtual reality operation recorded and streamed live in 360 degrees. It was viewed by 55,000 people in 140 countries and 4,000 cities and reached 4.6 million people on Twitter. This event was covered worldwide on over 400 newspaper and online articles including BBC Click and Sky News, ABC News.

His work has been featured on Wired, The Guardian, The Telegraph, ABC News, CNET, Verge, Huffington Post, and Tech China.

In 2016, he performed the world’s first live operation using Snapchat Spectacles where he trained 200 medical students and surgical trainees, which was covered by Time magazine, The BBC and Cosmopolitan. The operation has been viewed over 100 000 times.

He is the cofounder and Medical Director of Hearthy an open source blockchain company and is a non-executive director of Medic creations.

Prof Ahmed will deliver his presentation ‘The Virtual Surgeon’ in Leeds on 29th June.


Getting started with video content: a parallel session

Want to know more about promoting your research with videos?

Freya Leask of Future Science Group (publishers) will lead a workshop at the IKC & Regener8 Annual Conference on simple video content for researchers.

Friday 29th June 2018

Horizon Conference Centre, Leeds

11.30am-12.30pm (parallel to the conference)

Freya is Editor of RegMedNet, and is passionate about digital and STM publishing, as well as regenerative medicine and medical 3D printing.

RegMedNet is a networking site that unites all members of the diverse regenerative medicine community, enabling them to share the latest news, inspiration and insights, and connect and collaborate in order to help this exciting field move forward at an even faster rate.

Their YouTube channel hosts exclusive videos in the latest in regenerative medicine using a mixture of formats.

In recent years, vlogging has become an exploding trend among internet communities. By combining the basic blogging with the richness of story-telling available in video, vlogs are a powerful and accessible way to create an exciting online presence to enhance your digital portfolio and footprint.

11.30 – Introduction from Freya Leask (Publisher, Future Science Group

11.30 – My vlogging experience – Farshid Sefat (MeDe Innovation ‘Vlog like a Pro’ winner 2018)

11.50 – Workshop session on creating video content

12.25 – Close of session

Registration is essential, book now to secure your place.

Full programme

10.00    Registration and Refreshments
10:30    Welcome – Professor John Fisher

Keynote: The Virtual Surgeon
10.45    Shafi Ahmed, Consultant and surgeon; co-founder, Medical Realities

Ahmed’s startup, Medical Realities, is in the process of developing The Virtual Surgeon, a 360° VR platform for surgical training.

11.20    Coffee

Working in partnership with industry
Chair: Graeme Howling

11.35 Jonathan Jeffers (Imperial Collage London) –  Additive manufacture for orthopaedic applications

11.50 Andrew Hopkinson (University of Nottingham) – TITLE TBC

12.05 Phil Davies (University of Leeds) –  Developing a biomimetic antimicrobial hydrogels for periodontal disease – working with Credentis

12.20 Richard Baker (University of Bradford) and Peter Iddon (Neotherix) –  – Evaluation of the novel PhotoTherix™ Scaffold System for treating infected skin wounds: an update

Competition pitches
Chair: Rowan Grant

12.35   Thomas Paterson – University of Sheffield
Alison Lane – Durham University
Alice Philipson – University of Leeds
Katharina Clitherow- University of Sheffield
Lekha Koria – University of Leeds
Thomas Paterson – University of Sheffield

13.00    Lunch and networking

Making everyday life better for all people with arthritis in the UK
Chair: Orlando Arnold – Transformational Income Lead (ARUK)

14.30 Chris Sammon and Christine Le Maitre (Sheffield Hallam University) – Novel Injectable Biomaterial for intervertebral disc regeneration in spine

14.45 Zeike A Taylor (University of Sheffield)– TITLE TBC

15:00 Richie Gill (University of Bath) & Alberto Casonato – ‘Toka®: A High Precision Patient Specific High Tibial Osteotomy Procedure’

Bringing medical technology closer to clinic
Chair: Jenny Spear

15.15 Ben Varcoe (University of Leeds) – The Creavo Story

15.30 Chaozong Liu (UCL) – The Use of Osteochondral Scaffold in Early Intervention of Osteoarthritis from Bench to Clinic

15.45 Louise Jennings (University of Leeds) & Laura Macri Pellizzeri (University of Nottingham)–  TITLE TBC

16:00    Closing comments and prize awards – Jo Dixon Hardy and John Fisher

16:05    Close of meeting – Mike Raxworthy

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