IKC & Regener8 Annual Conference 2018 – best practice: medtech innovation
Date: June 29, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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