The iMed Sessions are a set of lectures meant to connect the world of medicine and the world beyond it,
contributing to the fulfillment of the main goal of the iMed Conference® – to INSPIRE.
GET SMARTER THAN A MOSQUITO
Dutch Malaria Foundation
“If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to sleep with a mosquito in the room”. This is the quote that Dr.Bart Knols uses to introduce his research work. In the XXI century nearly half of the world's population is at risk for contracting malaria and 438 000 deaths are estimated to be attributable to the disease. Hence, Dr.Knols has devoted his entire career to the study of mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit, leading him to win the Ig Nobel Prize and the Eijkman medal.
3D SKULL – NEW ERA OF SKULL TRANSPLANTATION
Professor Bon Verweij is a Neurosurgeon at the University Medical Center in Utrecht, Netherlands. Specialized in Vascular Neurosurgery he is also an active researcher with multiple articles published on the subjects of Neurotraumatology, and Vascular Brain Diseases. Over the last years he has been arguing for the application of technologies such as Virtual Reality and 3D printing to optimize surgical procedures and make them safer. It was 2014, and in a 23-hour surgery, Dr.Verweij and his colleague Dr. Marvick Murrain made history by sucessfully conducting the first skull transplantation surgery using 3D printing.
THE INNOVATIVE SURGEON
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Would you do everything to save your paediatric patient’s life? Even if it was an all-new procedure? Professor Martin Elliot took his duty by heart and never gave up on fighting for his patient. The result? A grateful family, jubilant over it's member's survival, and original, trailblazing information on tracheal tissue engineering and stem-cell supported transplant.
Dr. Martin Elliot is Professor of Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, has over 280 peer reviewed publications and has delivered more than 320 lectures – in this edition of the iMed Conference he will certainly inspire us with his invaluable knowledge.
Oxford Martin School Institute of Nanoscience for Medicine.
From the moment that Medicine started looking at diseases as systemic pathologies arose the need to create targeted therapeutics. The goals? To minimize the adverse effects, to tackle the growing problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics and to fight the disease acting directly on the cause. Sonia Trigueros’ research focuses on designing a novel nanodrug delivery system to target dividing cells, specifically cancer cells.
It is safe to say that nanotechnologies have reduced drug delivery systems to molecular and atomic level has much as they have raised curative chances to astronomic units.
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