3DMedLIVE 2019: first confirmed speakers

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Find out more about the 3DMedLIVE 2019: 3D printing in surgery agenda and first confirmed speakers with these Editor’s picks from the first glance of the programme.

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With the launch of the 3DMedLIVE 2019: 3D printing in surgery agenda, the first of the confirmed speakers for this year’s conference have been announced.

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In response to this latest announcement, see below for our Editor’s top picks and highlights from across both days of the conference, or check out the full programme on the 3DMedLIVE website.


The Future of Surgery and the NHS Long Term Plan

  • Richard Kerr, Chair of the RCS Commission on the Future of Surgery
  • Professor Lorna Marson, Past-President of the British Transplantation Society
  • Mr Adrian Sugar, Chair of the Centre for Applied Reconstructive Technologies in Surgery
  • The RCS Commission on the Future of Surgery – what’s the view?
  • What does the NHS Long Term Plan mean for joint commissioning and pooled budgets?
  • What’s the impact of the Getting it Right First Time (GRIFT) programme on surgical techniques?

Exploring the benefits of 3D printing in surgery

  • Amy Alexander, Senior Biomedical Engineer (Anatomical Modeling Laboratory, The Mayo Clinic)
  • Improving patient outcomes through the use of 3D printing
  • Streamlining surgical procedures
  • Improved safety and surgical confidence through bespoke surgical planning
  • Increased effectiveness through customization

Regulating 3D printed medical devices

  • Duncan McPherson, Clinical Director, MHRA
  • Amie Smirthwaite, Global Head, Clinical Compliance, BSI
  • 2020 European Act – are we ready for May?
  • Impact on customization and personalization of medical devices
  • Exceptional use: what’s the in-house exemption? Will it stay?
  • Engineering standards, quality management systems, sterilization
  • What’s the cost of meeting the regulatory burden?
  • Who’s responsible? Is there a way of regulating the product liability supply network?

Clinical case study: 3D technology and craniofacial surgery

  • Professor David Dunaway, Professor of Craniofacial Surgery, Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London

>> Find out more about David Dunaway’s work separating conjoined twins, Safa and Marwa, in this story via our sister website, BioTechniques

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3D printing for catheter interventions in congenital heart disease and structural heart disease 

  • Israel Valverde, Chief of Pediatric Cardiology unit at Hospital Virgen del Rocio and Locum Consultant in Pediatric Cardiology at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital
  • Interventional planning based on patient-specific 3D printed models
  • Catheterization simulation devices based on 3D printed models
  • The future of advanced 3D imaging: from 3D printed models to virtual reality

Supporting founder doctors/doctorpreneurs 

  • Carol Read, Clinical Innovation Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Augmented reality and 3D technology in developing world surgery

  • Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram BEM, Co-founder, Proximie
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