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NIHR Colorectal Therapies HTC - National Meeting 2017

NIHR Colorectal Therapies Healthcare Technology Co-operative

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 from 09:00 to 16:00 (BST)

NIHR Colorectal Therapies HTC - National Meeting 2017

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National Meeting delegates will consist of a mix of clinicians (a large number are colorectal surgeons), academics from engineering, nanotechnology and biosensing backgrounds, industry and a number of patient representatives.
8 Sep 2017 Free  

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Jugaad or ‘frugal’ innovation will be the theme for the HTC’s 2017 National Meeting, to be held in Leeds this September.

Jugaad is a Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi word which essentially means finding a low-cost solution to a problem in an intelligent way, and the concept is being used as a new way to think constructively and differently about innovation.

Speakers already confirmed for the event include Jaideep Prabhu is Professor of Marketing and Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.He is the co-author of Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth, described by The Economist as “the most comprehensive book yet” on the subject of frugal innovation. His most recent book, Frugal Innovation, was published in February 2015 and won the CMI’s Management Book of the Year Award 2016.

Professor Tony Young is National Clinical Lead for Innovation NHS England,Consultant Urological Surgeon and Clinical Lead for Innovation Southend, University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Director of Medical Innovation, Anglia Ruskin University. Professor Young has founded 4 Med-Tech start-ups and co-founded the £500m Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus which is set to become one of the world’s largest health innovation spaces.

Dr. Gnanaraj Jesudian is a Urologist from Christian Medical College, Vellore in South India and started his career as a pioneer medical missionary with Friends Missionary Prayer Band working among the Kukna tribes in Gujarat who had no doctors for the 600000 population. He is currently the Director of Medical Services of a NGO called SEESHA and an Adjunct Professor at Karunya University and chair of the Lancet commission on Global Surgery Center of Excellence in innovation for rural surgery. 

Professor Manju Ray is an Indian scientist in Molecular Enzymology and Cancer Biochemistry. She has done notable work in the development of anticancer drug, targeted drug delivery by Nano-Technology, and the understanding of the differentiation process of cells. Her interests cover tumor biochemistry and molecular enzymology. She is currently working as Emeritus Scientist in Bose Institute, Kolkata, India.

Anthony Roche, MBChB, has a longstanding multi-institutional collaboration with Makerere University and Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Much of the work is coordinated through Global Partners in Anesthesia and Surgery, which is a multidisciplinary, multinational collaboration that focuses on development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies to increase surgical and perioperative care capacity in resource-poor settings. Through ongoing partnership, with host institution leadership, we have seen substantial increases in the medical workforce, as well as improvements in quality and safety.

Further speakers will be announced over the next few months, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Apply now to attend this FREE event!

Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.




09.00 - 09.30 Arrival and Coffee
09.30- 09.40 Welcome  & Introdution
  Keynote Speakers
09.40 - 10.05 NHS Young Entrepreneur Programme
  Professor Tony Young, National Clinical Lead for Innovation, NHS England
10.05 - 10:30 Bioengineering in Austere Environments - Finding Solutions
  Professor Tony Roche, Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health
10.30 - 11.10 Coffee Break
11.15 - 11.55 Frugal Innovation: How to do More (and Better) with Less
  Professor Jaideep Prabhu, Professor of Marketing and Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.
11.55 - 12.35 Methylglyoxal as a potent nontoxic cancer therapeutics: its journey from Bench to Bedside
  Prof Manju Ray, Emeritus Scientist, Bose Institute, India
12.35 - 13.15 Jugaad Innovations for Minimally Invasive Surgery in Rural Areas: A 3 Decade Experience
  Dr Jesudian Gnanaraj, Lancet Commissioner for Global Surgery, Urologist from Coimbatore, India
13.20- 14.15 Buffet Lunch 
14.15 - 14.30 Celebrating the HTC
  Professor David Jayne, Director Colorectal Therapies HTC
14:30 - 14:50 HTC Case studies 
14.50 - 16.15 Breakout Workshops  
16.15 - 16.30 Highlights from groups - Actions moving forward
16.30 - 16-40 Closing Remarks


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Leeds Town Hall
Victoria Hall
The Headrow
LS1 3AD Leeds
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 from 09:00 to 16:00 (BST)

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