GASOC Global MedTech Conference

14th September 2019 The Carriageworks Theatre, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD Register Now

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The GASOC Global MedTech Conference is a one-day conference consisting of didactic sessions, a panel discussion and a hackathon. The hackathon will pose a global surgery problem, where delegates must work in groups to come up with potential technological solutions. GASOC hopes to support the most promising of these delegates with further development after the conference. There will also be a panel discussion on the involvement of trainees in global surgical technology.

Aims and objectives

The conference aims to unite doctors and other healthcare professionals in the fields of surgery, anaesthesia and obstetrics with a shared passion for global surgery. GASOC wishes to highlight that medical technology is an essential component required to improve healthcare needs in both low and middle-income countries. Now is a particularly auspicious time for such an event due to the recent launch of the ‘Future of Surgery Commission’ by the Royal College of Surgeons. GASOC is especially keen to increase awareness of this commission amongst students and trainees, as it believes this is an area with great potential for the meaningful involvement of trainees and juniors.

Fee, Date and Venue

  • Date : 14th September 2019
  • Time : 0930 – 1730 hours
  • Venue : The Carriageworks Theatre, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD
  • Conference Fee: £20.00 for Students;
    £60.00 for Non-Students (e.g. Junior Doctors, Other Allied Health Professionals)
  • No of Places Available : 200
  • Target Audience : Students with an interest in Global Health and Surgery or Medical Technology; Junior Doctors; Allied Health Professionals; Individuals with a Medical Technology, Engineering, or Communications background.

Programme

Organising Committee

Speakers

Programme

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Organising Committee

  • Mr Noel Aruparayil, MD (Hons), MRCS Ed, PGCert in Health Research
    Conference Organiser
    GASOC Surgical Representative
    The GASOC Committee
  • Dr Sarah Davidson, BSc, MBBS
    GASOC President
    The GASOC Committee

Speakers

  • Professor David Jayne, BSc Anatomy, MBBCh, FRCS Part III, MD with Distinction
    Clinical Director for NIHR Global Health Research Group and NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-Operative
    Professor of Surgery at University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Professor Jenny Dankelman, MSc, PhD
    Professor in Biomechanical Engineering
    Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
  • Dr Adriana Velazquez Berumen, MSc
    Medical Devices Policy Lead
    World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Dr William Bolton, MBChB, BSc Clinical Sciences Medical Imaging (Hons)
    Director for MedTech Foundation, NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-Operative
    Academic Foundation Doctor at University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Dr Jesudian Gnanaraj, MS, MCh, FICS, FIAGES, FARSI
    G4 Alliance Board of Directors
    Professor in the Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering Department, Karunya University, Coimbatore, India
    Director of Medical Services, SEESHA
  • Dr Shobi Nagaraj, BSc, MBBS, MRCS, MRCGP, MPhil, SFHEA
    MRC Clinical Research Fellow in Maternity and Child Health
    University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom