The University of Southampton

Clinicians Meet Engineers - Event

31st of March, 2021  @  09:30 - 12:30
Microsoft Teams

Event details

The University of Southampton has been awarded MRC funding to stimulate research between engineering and medicine with a goal of developing new technology to address health problems.

This Microsoft Teams event is designed to bring​ clinicians and engineers together to solve pressing health-related issues.

This event will begin promptly at 9:30 and include an introduction by Na'el Clark, Commercial Director of UHS, followed by series of speakers and concluding at 12:00.


9:30 – 9:35: Welcome (Chair Professor Ying Cheong and Professor Adriane Chapman)

9:35 – 9:45: Icebreaker – question/activity to be determined. 50 breakout rooms automatically populated.

9:45 – 10:35: 

  • The Art of the Possible in Medicine: Professor John Primrose (Surgery); Dr Alex Kermack (Obstetrics and Gynaecology); Professor Francesco Forconi (Haematology); Dr Tom Wilkinson (Respiratory Medicine); Professor Alex Mirnezami (Oncology); Dr James Badger (Clinical Innovation); Dr Harry Akerman (Anaesthesia), Dr Michael Arden-Jones (Dermatology)
  • The Art of the Possible in Technology: Professor Koushik Maharatna (Signal Processing); Professor Chris Freeman (Control Systems); Dr Kate Farrahi (Machine Learning); Dr Dan Spencer (Sensors); Professor Michael Boniface (Data Science; Professor Steve Beeby (Smart Materials)

10:35-10:40: Travel time/coffee break

10:40-11:30: Cross-pollination Breakout Activity. 8 Breakout rooms as per each Clinical area. Everyone shuffle into them.

11:30-11:45: Technical travel and issues.

11:45 – 12:00: Where could we go, and what support do we have – Na’el Clark

12:00-12:05: Wrap up


The recorded videos at below:


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