HTC Events

Neurocritical Care Symposium: Clinical lessons from mechanistic research across all age ranges

We would like to invite you to a Neurocritical Care Symposium: Clinical lessons from mechanistic research across all age ranges that will be held on Monday 19th February 2018, from 09:30 to 17:00, at William Harvey Lecture Theatre, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

Screen Shot 2017-11-14 at 16.33.41Confirmed speakers:

  • Professor David Menon, Head of Division of Anaesthesia, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Peter Hutchison, NIHR Research Professor, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
  • Professor Marek Czosynka, Professor of Brain Physics, University of Cambridge
  • Professor David Rowitch, Professor and Head of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Topun Austin, Consultant Neonatologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Honorary Professor of Neurophotonics, University College London
  • Dr Ari Ercole, Lecturer and Consultant Anaesthetist, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Shruti Agrawal, Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care, Lead for Paediatric Trauma, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

The event will be followed by refreshments and an open house event until 7.30pm.

Booking is essential! Please book your free ticket on eventbrite.


Paediatric Neurorehabilitation Technology Showcase – Brain Injury Technologies Think (BITT) tank (17 October 2017, London)

This year again, the Brain Injury Technologies Think (BITT) tank that focused on paediatric neurorehabilitation has been a great success, thanks to the many SMEs, clinicians, patients, carers, academics and funding bodies who attended and contributed to the event! Thank you!

We were pleased to see so many innovative ideas and discussions about potential collaborations taking place. The outcomes of the event are likely to reach new heights this year!

Karen Livingstone speaking about Bridging the Gap: Supporting the Clinical-Industry Partnership
Karen Livingstone speaking about Bridging the Gap: Supporting the Clinical-Industry Partnership

The BITT tank series invites small-medium enterprises and entrepreneurs to showcase technological innovations to a panel of patients, carers, industry, clinical and academic experts. A facilitated open Q&A with the audience and expert panel provides feedback and guides future product development.

The technology showcase triggered important questionings and paths worth exploring.

Thank you to the following SMEs and project teams that came and showcased their technology/product:

If you would like more information, please have a look at the summary report of the event.

If you have missed the event, the slides of the presentations are available here.


Paediatric Neurorehabilitation Technology Showcase – Brain Injury Technologies Think (BITT) tank

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We are inviting expressions of interest from SMEs, start-ups and project teams to take part in the technology showcase!

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Screen Shot 2017-08-03 at 14.02.36The NIHR Brain Injury Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC) will hold its third focused Brain Injury Technology Think (BITT) tank on ‘Paediatric Neurorehabilitation’ on Tuesday 17th October 2017 at Regent’s University London (Herringham Hall, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NS).  

The BITT tank series invites small-medium enterprises and entrepreneurs to showcase technological innovations to a panel of patients, carers, industry, clinical and academic experts. A facilitated open Q&A with the audience and expert panel provides feedback and guides future product development. A key outcome of this event is the initiation of collaborations, mixing skills and expertise to deliver novel technological solutions for the brain injury patient pathway.

Programme

The event will be divided in to three distinct sessions:

  • Session 1: Unmet Needs Identification – Sharing the evidence-base from both a clinical and industry perspective.
  • Session 2: Technology Showcase – Slots for SMEs, start up and project teams to showcase relevant technologies in the field and for interactive Q&A with the expert audience.
  • Session 3: Panel Discussion – Horizon scanning with relevant funding bodies and research councils.

Technologies showcase

Registration to showcase a product/technology is by application. We welcome applications from companies and project teams with healthcare technologies that would like to take the opportunity to provide a short presentation followed by expert Q&A. If you are interested in contributing to this showcase and networking event, please contact the NIHR Brain Injury HTC on info@brainhtc.org and we will send you the application form.

Registration

If you don’t have a product/technology to showcase but are interested in attending the event, please simply register on Eventbrite (https://bitt-tank.eventbrite.co.uk) to book your free ticket – booking is essential!


BRAINFest 2017

BRAINFest generated an enthusiastic audience over the weekend, importantly providing the HTC an opportunity to launch RHITE, thanks to those who took the time to tell their stories on brain injury, their recovery, interest or expertise.

Many contributed their knowledge, skillset and curiosity in dynamic exciting ways, specifically those we shared our space with on Brain Monitoring, and much more in the Spectacular Showcase Cambridge Neuroscience brought to inspire.

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Thank you very much to James Piercy who generously shared his recovery pathway, he encouraged a diverse audience to contribute to the Brain Injury HTC conversation. Thank you to Andrew Bateman for representing The Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation and Linda Atterton from BrainCurve for their time and knowledge shared. To support self-management of mood difficulties Andrew Bateman from Cambridge Neuroscience, and the NHS CPFT have endorsed an online platform called “silvercloud” as a safe and secure online space offering personalised wellbeing programmes, although not yet tested systematically or adapted for those living with mood or emotion difficulties after brain injury. We are exploring the potential of such a system to help for those either on a waiting list or as an adjunct to support individuals between therapy sessions. One strength of the system is there is always a clinician in the background. You can find out more from your GP, in Cambridgeshire the wellbeing service website, http://www.cpft.nhs.uk/services/pws/psychological-wellbeing-service.htm or local charities such as Headway who can advise how to be referred for access to support like this.