Medical Technologies IKC and Versus Arthritis Virtual Conference 2020


Medical Technologies IKC and Versus Arthritis Virtual Conference 2020

Date: November 18, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Location: Online

The Medical Technologies IKC Annual Conference is going virtual for 2020.

We have teamed up with Versus Arthritis to give you a unique opportunity to hear the latest in medical technology development from both researchers and patients.

The conference brings together a network of academics, industrialists, clinicians, patients and regulatory body representatives through lively presentations and interactive discussions.

Sessions include:

  • Updates from our most successfully translated projects
  • Presentations from Versus Arthritis supporters and patients
  • Interactive panel discussions

The full programme can be found below, register now to secure your place.



11.00 Welcome and housekeeping
Jo Dixon-Hardy – Operations Director, Medical Technologies IKC

11:05 Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre
Jo Dixon-Hardy – Operations Director, Medical Technologies IKC

IKC project portfolio
Chairs: Mike Raxworthy

11:15 Chris Sammon/Christine Le Maitre – SNIPER – Injectable hydrogel system to restore and regenerate the intervertebral disc

11:25 Helen McCarthy – Development of a Class III medical device loaded with nanoparticles for enhanced in situ bone regeneration

11:35 Louise Jennings & Virgine Sottile – Preclinical in vivo and in vitro performance of a bio-inspired non-delaminating osteochondral construct

11:45 Cheryl Miller – Peptide-enhanced calcium phosphates for bone tissue regeneration

11:55 Panel Q&A

12:10 Exhibitor presentation – Arthr: ‘Arthritis products that make the everyday easier’

12:15 Lunch

13:05 Versus Arthritis
Stephen Simpson – Director of Research, Versus Arthritis

Versus Arthritis project portfolio
Chair: Orlando Arnold

13:15 Patient Stories

13:30 Richie Gill – ToKa: A High Precision Patient Specific High Tibial Osteotomy Procedure 

13:40 Chaozong Liu – Osteochondral scaffold technology: translational journey

13:50 Tea/coffee break

14:05 Jonathan Jeffers – Additive manufactured implants to control bone strain and mechanoresponse

14:15 Candy McCabe – Chronic pain: Developing a medical device for home use

14:25 Panel Q&A

14:40 Closing comments
Graeme Howling – Senior Technology Innovation Manager, Medical Technologies IKC

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