i-sense Director, Professor Rachel McKendry will join an expert panel of speakers with her talk "Going viral - the digital future of health" at the joint UCL Division of Medicine and Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Symposium "Smart Technologies for Health" on 22nd October 2015.
The short TED-style talks aim to illustrate how smart technologies will change the ways that we investigate, diagnose, treat and monitor disease at an individual and population level. Rachel will join speakers from a range of disciplines, including Professor of Health Psychology and Director of the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, Susan Michie, and i-sense Exploratory Project partner, Dr Stephen Hilton from the UCL School of Pharmacy.
i-sense will also announce the launch of our Rosalind Franklin Appathon - a national app competition to empower and recognise women as leaders in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine). This will be followed by a drinks and canapés reception, where you will have a chance to learn more about the competition, meet the team and discuss ideas with expert app mentors.
Wilkins Main Quad Events Venue - North Side, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT.
This exciting event will be opened by Rosetrees Trust Chairman, Richard Ross, and a full programme can be found below:
14.05 Rosetrees Chairman – Richard Ross
14.10 Professor Rachel McKendry: "Going Viral - The Digital Future of Health"
14.25 Professor Mark Lythgoe: "The limits of perception: Latest advances in biomedical Imaging"
14.40 Dr. Steve Hilton: "En route to the future: the integration of 3d printing with established scientific platforms"
14.55 Professor Susan Michie: "Promises and pitfalls of using smartphone apps to change behaviour"
15.10 Dr. Valentin Goverdovsky: "Hearables: continuously monitoring the state of body and mind"
15.25 Dr. Rui Loureiro: “Robots: rehabilitation technologies beyond the hospital or clinic”
15.40 Panel Discussion
16.10 Award of Rosetrees PhD Prize 2015 - Dr. Anna Rose
16.15 Launch of the "Royal Society Rosalind Franklin App Competition
Please come along for an insight into the broad and innovative approaches UCL is taking to address the global challenge of diseases.