Surgical innovations: Changing ideas into reality

Thursday 28 February 2013

Venue: Royal Society Of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

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This meeting aims to give surgeons the tools to take an innovative idea through from initial development to implementation. Along with lectures on the reasons why hospitals, departments and individuals should be encouraged to develop new ideas for the good of their patients.

Further lectures will identify to clinicians and managers the institutions that can support this process i.e. innovation services and hubs, research design services and Research and development departments.

Following on from this, real examples of surgeons who have succeeded in developing their ideas will give the event a realistic and practical perspective on what works and what does not, thereby allowing delegates to avoid similar mistakes and be more successful innovators.

8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.00 am

Welcome and Introduction
Mr Simon St Clair Carter, President, Urology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

9.05 am

The Value of Surgical Innovation

9.20 am

Encouraging Innovation in all Surgical Departments in the UK
Mrs Sally Chisholm, Chief Executive, NHS Technology Adoption Centre

9.40 am

National Initiatives for Surgical Innovation Institute of Surgical Research
Professor Dion Morton, Professor of Surgery in the School of Cancer Sciences, University of Birmingham.

10.00 am

How the NIHR can help Innovators
Mr Martin Hunt, National Director of the NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme

10.20 am

How the Research Design Service can support Innovation
Dr Peter Lovell, Programme Manager, Research Design Service, London

10.40 am

The Importance of Innovation in your unit; and how the R&D department can help you
Ms Jo Morgan, Assistant Director R&D, Barts Health NHS Trust

11.00 am

Tea and coffee break

11.20 am

Developing your idea; An alternative Universe
Professor Tony Young, Anglia Ruskin University

11.40 am

Protecting your idea
Sarah Boxall, Patent Lawyer, London Intellectual Property

12.00 pm

Innovation from an IT perspective
Mr Tim Kelsey

12.20 pm

Using routine data to measure quality and explore the scope for innovation
Professor Simon Delusignan, University of Surrey

12.40 pm


1.40 pm

Why do good innovations fail ? Lessons for Innovators
Nick Sevdalis, Senior Lecturer in Patient Safety, Department of Surgery and Cancer Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Imperial College London

2.20 pm

Practical Case Studies; Lessons for Innovators

IT Innovation

Designing an 'app' Part 1
Mr Jordan Durrant, SpR, Epsom & St Hellier University Hospital

Designing an 'app' Part 2
Dr David Levy, Consultant Endocrinologist, Barts Health NHS Trust

An 'expert system' for community based oncological care
Mr Michael Henley, Consultant Urologist, Royal Derby Hospital

Innovation in Surgical Training

Designing a simple lap trainer
Ali Nehme Bahsoun, Final year medical student

'The Igloo', a transportable environment for surgical training
Mr James Brewin, SpR, Guys and St Thomas' NHS Trust

Innovation in challenging areas

Innovating diagnostic equipment for developing countries
Mr Roger Armour, Consultant General Surgeon, The Lister NHS Trust, Stevenage

Surgeons Innovating outside of medicine
Miss Sian Allen, SpR in Urology, Barts Health NHS Trust

3.55 pm

Completion of evaluation forms

4.00 pm

Close of meeting

Meeting ref: URD07


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