[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Final Announcement - Surgical Robotics: First in Human - What does it take?
We cordially invite you to participate in our workshop "Surgical Robotics: First in Human - What does it take?" to be held on 27 June 2018 in conjunction with the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics, London UK.
The workshop will be comprised of a series of personal narratives from leaders in academia and industry addressing what it takes to move ideas from the lab bench through to human trials and on to commercialization.
The goal of the workshop is to fill the gap that is left by commercialization bootcamps that are often staffed by those who have not been through the process themselves. The attendee will hear the actual stories of those who have found a path from their laboratory to human testing as well as the stories of those who have made the jump to industry. Some of the questions they will address are:
- Who and what does it take to pull it off?
- What resources are needed from one’s institution?
- What sacrifices are needed? Neglecting the rest of one’s research program?
- What are the appropriate potential roles for the researcher?
- How much luck is involved?
- Did it come down to connections?
- How does a startup / industry differ from academia?
- How can an academic make their research commercially relevant?
- Yulan Wang, Founder, Computer Motion & InTouch Health
- Moshe Shoham, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology; Founder, Mazor Robotics
- Stefan Weber, University of Bern; Founder, CAScination
- Brian Miller, Senior Vice President & General Manager - Systems and Vision, Intuitive Surgical
- William Peine, Director Surgeon User Interfaces, Medtronic
- David Mintz, VP of Research & Development, Auris Health
Pierre Dupont, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Russell Taylor, Johns Hopkins University
Christos Bergeles, Wellcome EPSRC Centre for Surgical and Interventional Science, University College London