IDEAL International Conference 2018
Prof Chris Witty, Prof Carl Heneghan, Prof Wendy Rogers, Prof Sir Michael Rawlins
MShed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RN
Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment, long-term Follow-up, Improving the Quality of Research in Surgery.
IDEAL is a development of Evidence Based Surgery which aims to provide practical solutions to the real-world challenges of promoting innovation and evaluation in modern surgery and other complex and invasive therapeutic devices and procedures.
The third IDEAL international conference will be held over 2 days (13th and 14th September 2018) in Bristol, to celebrate the latest work of the IDEAL collaboration and to focus on the most pressing issues in surgical/interventional care in various clinical areas. Aimed at surgeons, triallists, methodologists, regulators and researchers interested in the evaluation of surgical innovation and its practical, regulatory and ethical challenges, the conference will showcase a number of high profile case studies and bring together a wide variety of perspectives.
Plenary lectures will be given by outstanding experts in the field, including:
Professor Andrew Carr, Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford;
Mr Gianluca Casali, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust;
Professor Carl Heneghan, University of Oxford;
Professor Chris Witty, Chief Scientific Advisor for the Department of Health and Social Care;
Professor Wendy Rogers, Macquarie University Australia;
Professor David Jayne, Professor of Surgery and Honorary Consultant, University of Leeds;
Professor Sir Michael Rawlins, Chair of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency;
Professor Ashley Blom, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of Translational Health Sciences, University of Bristol.
These lectures will be intermixed with parallel educational sessions plus highly interactive opportunities for surgeons and scientists to explore pathways towards safe introduction of new surgical devices and procedures, and to present their own innovative work.
Abstracts will be invited for oral presentations and for a sandpit session for developing new ideas. Abstracts can be submitted in line with the IDEAL abstract submission guidelines (PDF, 159kB) via Oxford Abstracts and the deadline is 13 July.
Delegates will be asked to pay the conference fee of £150 (£100 early bird rate; £50 for students and trainees), which covers delegate materials and all refreshments. The deadline for early bird rates is 30th June. Delegates may opt to attend a conference dinner for an additional £40. To register, click here.
Overnight accommodation, travel and remaining evening meals are not covered in the registration fee, but we have provided a list of suitable hotels. You can find these in the attached PDF.
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