IMA Conference on Mathematics of Medical Devices and Surgical Procedures

Sep 17 2012 - 09:00
Sep 19 2012 - 17:00
Venue: 

University College London, UK

Short description of the event: 

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.

Call for Papers instructions:
Papers will be accepted for the conference based on a 250 word abstract for oral presentation. Abstracts should be submitted by 13 April 2012 either online at http://online.ima.org.uk or by e-mail to conferences@ima.org.uk.

Please state whether your title is intended for oral or poster presentation. Oral presentations are expected to be 20 minutes in length, including time for questions and answers.

Abstracts are expected to follow the following template:

Title
Contributing author(s) Surname, Initials
Affiliation(s) Department, organisation.

Abstract: 250 words - text only.

Organising Committee
Ian Eames (University College London) Chair
Nick Ovenden (University College London) Co-Chair
Dr Gaetano Burriesci (University College London)
Dr Vanessa Diaz (University College London)
Nader Saffari (University College London)
P.J. Tan (University College London)