Beyond Science to host first annual Connecting the Dots Symposium
Workshop style event will focus on research involving the development of medical devices, and their evaluation and implementation in health systems
The Beyond Science program will host its first annual symposium, focused on translational research ecosystems and medical devices research, on 11 and 12 November at the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse cancer hospital in Camperdown and online.
Beyond Science was co-founded by Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon Associate Professor Payal Mukherjee, from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and Distinguished Professor Gordon Wallace from the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI).
Beyond Science was established to catalyse and facilitate team building processes for early-stage clinicians and researchers, with a training program aimed at developing a comprehensive Australian-first medical technology translation program for otolaryngology, head and neck surgery. The program is supported by Garnett Passe Foundation.
The workshop-style Connecting the Dots symposium is funded by NSW Health and will focus on research involving medical devices development, evaluation and implementation in health systems. The event will highlight success stories in commercialisation of surgical research and focus on ethical implementation of that research in the context of a pandemic ravaged health system.
“The power in combining clinical, scientific, and engineering expertise to meet medical challenges should not be underestimated,” Professor Wallace said.
“Add to this knowledge on how to navigate regulatory, commercial and deployment pathways and a formidable team capable of fundamental advances that can be deployed in the clinic has been established. This symposium will explore this.”
The program will feature presentations from early career clinicians and researchers covering topics from supporting academic careers to connecting systems and organisations, including both Professor Wallace for a scientific perspective and Associate Professor Mukherjee on the clinical side.
The event will be attended by researchers, policy makers and clinicians responsible for deployment of new medical technologies.
In addition to the feature presentations, there will be panel discussions on exemplar journeys, capacity and capability building and organisational collaborations. Each will be addressed by experts in their respective fields.
Register now and join us for this important event here.
Venue: Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, Level 5 Education Centre (note: you can join in-person or online)
Date: 11-12 November 2022
You can also read and download the Beyond Sciences E-book here.