Minimally Invasive Endoscopy Workshop

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:30
Location: The Royal Scots Club Edinburgh - 29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE
Event Type: Workshop

Engineers and clinicians passionate about minimally invasive endoscopy are invited to an open one-day event which will promote dialogue and a better understanding of clinician’s needs and engineer’s capabilities.

After Professor Paul Swain, a pioneer in capsule endoscopy, has set the scene with his keynote address, the event will discuss Positioning & Localisation, Uses, and Sensing & Actuators. Each part will feature two speakers approaching the subject from clinical and engineering perspectives followed by discussion and open idea sharing.

At the end of the event there will be a recap of the key findings and a summary will be distributed to all participants with follow up activity.

Attendee Outcomes:

  • Open cross-discipline dialogue
  • Better understanding of clinician/engineering needs/capabilities
  • Beginnings of a network
  • Roadmap of actionable engineering outcomes – list of practical challenges and clinical needs
  • Possible formation of joint working group

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The Sonopill programme is supported by a £5m investment from the EPSRC with the aim of producing an endoscopic pill that will incorporate ultrasound, visual, fluorescence, pH and pressure sensors & systems.

As a consequence of our research, we are keen to help build strong bridges between the clinical and engineering communities. This workshop has grown out of that desire.

The event organising committee comprises:

Prof Mark Bradley, University of Edinburgh
Dr Gastone Ciuti, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Prof Sandy Cochran, University of Glasgow
Dr Ben Cox, University of Dundee
Dr Gerard Cummins, Heriot Watt University
Dr Anastasios Koulaouzidis, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Dr Holly Lay, University of Glasgow
Dr Mark McAlindon, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
Dr Emanuele Rondonotti, Ospedale Valduce-Como
Dr Dan Stoyanov, University College London
Dr Maya Thanou, King's College London
Dr Ervin Toth, Skåne University Hospital
Prof Pietro Valdastri, University of Leeds
Dr Anne VanHoestenberghe, University College London

First published: 6 December 2016

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