IMA Conference on Mathematics of Medical Devices and Surgical Procedures
Date: Monday 17 - Wednesday 19 September 2012
Location: University College London
Mathematics is playing an ever increasing role in the area of health and medicine, through the use of modelling, statistics, and virtual simulations. These mathematical tools are becoming invaluable in testing the feasibility of surgical procedures and medical devices prior to clinical trials. Furthermore, there is a very realistic possibility over the next twenty years that computer models coupled to patient-specific imaging will be used in real time in the clinical environment to directly advise on treatment strategies. The aim of this conference is to bring together the diverse community of mathematicians, engineers, physicists, clinicians involved in using applied sciences and mathematics to develop and use medical devices to discuss both the latest research and the needs of the clinical community and patients.
The topics that will be discussed will broadly include cardiovascular devices, medical imaging, ophthalmology, cell biology, disease transmission, orthopaedic, advanced simulations, as well as health in ageing. The conference programme will include keynote speakers drawn from both clinical and mathematical communities, along with contributed presentations and poster sessions. The programme will also include breakout sessions in certain topics as well as refreshment breaks for informal discussions. Social events include a drinks reception and a conference dinner.
Professor Mark Emberton (University College London)
Computational solutions to real problems in the prostate cancer pathway
Professor Rod Hose (University of Sheffield, UK)
Challenges, Progress and Opportunities in the Virtual Physiological Human Initiative: The VPH-Share Workflows
Professor Harry van Lenthe (KU Leuven)
Computational analyses of bone competence and implant stability
Professor Philip Luthert (University College London)
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Professor Alfio Quarteroni (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Mathematical models for the cardiovascular system: numerical simulation, control and optimization, applications
Dr Ajit Yoganathan (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Utilizing Experimental and Computational Tools in Tandem to Assess Cardiovascular Devices and Surgical Planning
Ian Eames (University College London) Chair
Nick Ovenden (University College London) Co-Chair
Gaetano Burriesci (University College London)
Vanessa Diaz (University College London)
Nader Saffari (University College London)
P.J. Tan (University College London)
For scientific queries please contact Ian Eames (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nick Ovenden (email@example.com).
For general conference queries please contact Lizzi Lake, Conference Officer
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 (0) 1702 354 020
Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, UK.