San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
IBME-CNMR: Nurses Meet the Engineers
The objective of the "IBME-CNMR: Nurses Meet the Engineers" meeting is to bring together engineers & physical scientists from the UCL Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) and nurses & midwives from the Centre for Nurse & Midwife led Research (CNMR).
With more that 200 medical technology active researchers across 50 institutes, departments and centres, the IBME constitutes a large pool of expertise - people who are interested and keen to engage in a practical, pragmatic way with some of the challenges facing the NHS today. What the IBME engineers and scientists need is direction - they need to know what the problems are, and they need to be able to work with people who really know what is a sensible way forward. This is where you - nurses and midwives - come in.
The meeting will be informal (there will be drinks and nibbles), and will include a brainstorming session & opportunity for discussion, thus providing a forum for us all to discuss and identify unmet (or poorly-met) clinical needs, to scope out potential solutions, and to encourage collaboration.
As a prelude to the meeting we ask you to consider the following:
1.What irritates you that you think should have a technical solution where the current solution just isn't good enough?
2.What would you most like to be able to offer your patients now, that you think could be provided by some new (or better) medical device or technology?
3.Imagine there are no limits what would your ideal & most useful medical device look like?
Please pass on to colleagues you think may be interested and we look forward to seeing you!
When & Where
Centre for Nurse & Midwife led Research
The CNMR brings together UCLH and UCL to support and enable nurses and midwives in developing world-class quality of care research. It is located in, and funded by, the UCLH/UCL Biomedical Research Centre.
The CNMR aims to establish a formal Clinical Academic Pathway to develop clinical and academic research leadership for nurses and midwives at UCLH and UCL. It includes a resource centre to facilitate all nurses and midwives employed by UCLH and UCL wishing to engage in developing evidence-based practice.
The CNMR seeks to encourage a process of individual and institutional development that will lead to higher levels of skills and greater ability to perform useful research in partnership with patients, academics and clinicians.