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MedTech Week 2013

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MedTech Week 2013 is the second of UCL’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) week-long annual events (17th-21st June) 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. Details below.

Mon 17th: UCL Institute of Ophthalmology/ The Moorfields Eye Hospital talks – open to all
12pm ­ 1.30pm in the Roberts Building 106 lecture theatre, Gower Street [red rectangle on map]
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  – open to all
Jeremy Bentham Room, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT [JBR on map]
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  – open to all
12pm ­ 1.30pm in the Roberts Building 106 lecture theatre, Gower Street [red rectangle on map]
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 – please register
Jeremy Bentham Room, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street [JBR on map]
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 here

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  – open to all
12pm ­ 1.30pm in the Roberts Building 106 lecture theatre, Gower Street [red rectangle on map]
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
The 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.

Further information: Dr Eric de Silva, Associate Director for Research & Development, UCL Institute of Biomedical Engineering, email: eric.desilva@ucl.ac.uk


June 17, 2013
June 21, 2013


UCL, Gower Street, London United Kingdom

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