September 2019 at 10:00-17:00 at The Carriageworks Theatre, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD.
The day will be split into two, with didactic sessions followed by a panel discussion and then a ‘hackathon’ where a global surgery ‘problem’ will be posed, and delegates will work in groups to come up with potential technological ‘solutions’. We hope to support the most promising of these in further development after the conference.
Confirmed speakers are Professor David Jayne (Director – NIHR Global Health Research Group – Surgical Technologies, University of Leeds), Professor Jenny Dankelman (Professor of Biomechanical Engineering, Delft University), Ms Adriana Berumen (Medical Device Lead, WHO, Geneva), Mr Tim Beacon (Director, Medical Aid International).
The conference is open to students and trainees from healthcare and engineering background from the UK and the developing counties who hold a keen interest in improving healthcare in the low and middle-income countries with the help of low cost, affordable, frugal technology.