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Imaging, sensing and digital in GI medicine – Enteric HTC Hackday 2016

date_range Event date: 14/10/16

access_time 9:15am

location_on Royal Society of Medicine 1 Wimpole Street LONDON W1G 0AE

The aim of this meeting is to bring together people with an interest and/or expertise in imaging, sensing and digital health in gastrointestinal medicine. The day’s talks will inform attendees of the innovative technologies and solutions emerging to solve unmet NHS needs.

The afternoon hack sessions will provide a workshop for people to identify and discuss topics that require innovative solutions. This meeting provides a unique blend of clinical, academic, industrial and patient perspectives on gastrointestinal medical technology.

By the end of the meeting delegates will have:

  • Received expert lectures on innovative technologies in imaging, sensing and digital healthcare in GI medicine.
  • Opportunities to connect and network with experts to identify cross-over applications for technologies.
  • Opportunity to input into hack session workshops, designed to identify the unmet issues in GI medicine.

The target audience for this meeting would be anyone with an interest in innovative gastrointestinal healthcare technologies, specifically in the areas of imaging, sensing and digital. We hope to encourage a wide range of perspectives to generate discussion regarding these areas, with the aim of identifying unmet needs and potential solutions

Hack session workshops 

Workshop  1: Imaging

Workshop 2: Sensing

Workshop 3: Digital


For further information visit the RSM website

9.15 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.50 am

Chairman’s introduction

Professor Richard Coleman, Chairman of Enteric HTC, London


Session one: Part A

Chairs: Professor Paul Furlong, Professor of Clinical Neuroimaging, Director of Aston Brain Centre, Birmingham and Professor Stuart Taylor, Infection & Inflammation Imaging, Cancer Imaging, London

10.00 am

Introduction: Advances in GI diagnostics using MRI

Professor Paul Furlong and Professor Stuart Taylor

10.10 am

Assessment of gastrointestinal physiology with MRI

Dr Alex Menys, CEO of Motilent, London

10.20 am

MRI and gastrointestinal transit in paediatrics

Dr Luca Marciani, Associate Professor in GI MRI, Nottingham

10.30 am

The reconstruction of fistula in 3D using MRI

Professor Robin Phillips, Director & Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, London and Mr Kapil Sahnan, Research Registrar, London

Session one: Part B

Professor David Jayne, Professor of Surgery and Honorary Consultant Surgeon, Leeds and Professor Sir Norman Williams, Director NBRC, Co-Clinical Director NIHR Enteric HTC and Honorary Consultant Surgeon, London

10.45 am

Introduction to Intra-operative imaging

Professor David Jayne and Professor Sir Norman Williams

10.50 am

Advances in computing power and real time imaging during surgery

Mr Bruce Lynn, Founder of Forclarity, Leeds

11.00 am

Fluorescence and anastomotic viability

Professor Neil Mortensen, Professor of Colorectal Surgery, Oxford

11.10 am

Q & A session

11.20 am

Tea and coffee break


Session two: Part A

Chairs: Professor Alan Murray, Assistant Principal, Academic Support and Head, Institute of Bioengineering, Edinburgh and Professor Boris Vojnovic, Oncology, Oxford

11.40 am

Introduction: Unwanted waste, the importance of sensing in GI healthcare

Professor Alan Murray and Professor Boris Vojnovic

11.45 am

Community need for faecal sensing

Professor Christine Norton, Professor of Nursing, London

11.55 am

Sensing faeces in the peritoneal cavity

Professor David Jayne, Professor of Surgery & Honorary Consultant Surgeon, London

12.05 am

Sensing and stoma appliances

Mr Michael Seres, Founder of 11Health, Hertfordshire

12.15 pm

Q & A session

12.25 pm

Keynote lecture: Video-pills and harpsichords

Professor Paul Swain, Inventor of Capsule Endoscopy, London

1.00 pm


Session two: Part B

Chairs: Professor Charles Knowles, Clinical Professor of Surgical Research, NRBC, Deputy Director and Deputy Centre Clinical Lead for Neuroscience and Trauma, London and Professor Peter Buckle, Professor of Human Factors and Member of Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative, Imperial College London

1.45 pm

Introduction: Disease phenotyping using advanced intraluminal measurements”

Professor Charles Knowles and Professor Peter Buckle

1.50 pm

Intraluminal diagnostics in the oesophagus

Professor Daniel Sifrim, Professor of GI Physiology & Director of Upper GI Physiology, London

2.00 pm

Intraluminal diagnostics in the anus, rectum and colon

Dr Mark Scott, Senior Clinical Scientist & Director of Physiology Unit, London

2.10 pm

Fibreoptic advances in endoluminal measurement

Dr John Arkwright, Managing Director, Adelaide, South Australia

2.20 pm

Advances in point of care diagnostics for GI medicine

Professor Hans Gregersen, Professor of Bioengineering, Beijing

2.30 pm

Q & A session

2.40 pm

Tea and coffee break


Chair: Ms Deborah El-Sayed, Director of Digital and Multi Channel Development NHS England, London

3.00 pm

Introduction to digital technology developments in GI health

Ms Deborah El-Sayed

3.05 pm

Remote monitoring of GI patients in the community

Mr Adrian Flowerday, Managing Director of Docobo Ltd, Leatherhead

3.15 pm

Utilising digital to enhance the training experience

Mr Jean Nehme, Co-Founder Touch Surgery, London

3.25 pm

Virtual reality and augmented reality applications in surgical training

Yeshwanth Pulijala, Co-founder, Open Simulation; PhD researcher, University of Huddersfield

3.35 pm

Final Q & A session


Chair: Mr Alan Nobbs, Hackday referee

3.50 pm

60 minute workshops, delegates to attend one of the following workshops

Workshop 1: Imaging

Discussion session about limitations of current imaging techniques in gastrointestinal medicine and new techniques emerging to meet these issues

Workshop 2: Sensing

Focus talks on the need for improved detection techniques in GI disorder from post-surgery recovery, to self-sufficient patients and care home tenants following on from the themes of improving and advancing imaging techniques.

Workshop 3: Digital

Discussion about different advancements in network technology and how new ways of working are improving patients’ quality of life in primary care, and changing the way that medical professionals are training both at home and overseas

4.55 pm

Debrief and summary

5.00 pm

Completion of evaluation forms and close of meeting

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