Medical Devices and Vulnerable Skin Network (MDVS) Sandpit – 20 October 2016

You are invited to contact the MDVS Network to register for their sandpit event on Thursday 20th October 2016 (10am – 4pm) in the Chilworth Manor Hotel, University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton, UK, SO16 7PT.

At the event they will be announcing calls for partners to apply for grants of up to £50,000 to work in partnership with academics and clinicians to develop and test improved medical devices that will minimise damage to vulnerable skin. Examples of these medical devices could include respiratory masks, support surfaces (beds or chairs), or prosthetic/orthotic devices

Over a third of hospitalised pressure ulcers are caused by interventional medical devices. The underlying causes of these device related ulcers are diverse, but there are some common themes including correct use of materials, design features and the need to develop intelligent self-monitoring when a device is in use.

There will be a number of speakers confirmed who will be talking about their functional medical device, sensing technologies and novel materials and designs that can minimise the risk of damage to vulnerable tissues as well as the availability of new funding mechanisms to support potential projects from both the MDVSN and MRC.

To find out more, explore the issues involved, and learn how this funded collaboration may help you develop products with a competitive safety advantage, contact Fiona Brewer (F.Brewer@soton.ac.uk). There will be no registration fees for this event.

You can find out more about the MDVS network on their website, here.

Adopting MedTech for Patient Benefit – 11 February 2016

This day-long event will enable the MedTech sector to engage with clinical and academic expertise to better understand the evidence required by the NHS for the adoption of medical technologies.

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Incontinence: The Engineering Challenge X, 10-11 Nov 2015

Devices for Dignity are attending Incontinence: The Engineering Challenge X at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, 10-11 November 2015. We’re taking part in multiple sessions at the event, which is expected to be an excellent platform the discussion and new thinking around continence, and includes a session on how experts think continence will be managed in 20 years’ time.

The programme is available here and there is still time to register for the event.

NIHR MindTech HTC symposium – 3 December 2015

MindTech have great pleasure in announcing ‘Harnessing the Digital Revolution’ – The 3rd national symposium for the NIHR MindTech Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC) to be held on Thursday 3rd December 2015, at the Royal College of Physicians, London.

We very much hope you will be able to join us for this event. MindTech 2015 brings together leaders in clinical practice, patient experience, academic research, industry and technology development to address the key challenges in building a faster evidence-base to support implementation of new technologies in mental healthcare. The event is targeted at NHS clinicians, service users, policy makers, technology developers/SMEs and academics and should be an excellent opportunity for networking and exchange of ideas. Booking and registration details are available on this link: http://www.mindtech.org.uk/mindtech-annual-conference.html

Booking is now open and early bird booking rates do apply – don’t miss out!

D4D conference programme – My Dignity Means – 2 June 2015

Devices for Dignity Healthcare Technology Co-operative (D4D HTC) is a national initiative funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to drive forward innovative new products,processes and services to help people living with long time conditions.
We aim to make a difference to the wellbeing of patients, the effectiveness of the NHS, and the wealth of the nation. Working with patients, carers and the public, clinical and healthcare staff, industry, academics and charities, we bring real solutions to areas of unmet clinical and patient need. Our work focuses on four key areas:

• Renal Technologies
• Assistive and Rehabilitative Technologies
• Urinary Continence Management
• Paediatric Technologies

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