Dr David Ackland and Prof Peter Lee from the University of Melbourne gave presentations on their research during a visit to Tonsley.
- Facing hope with 3D printing: applications in maxillofacial surgery (David Ackland)
- Mechanobiology of Post Traumatic Osteoarthritis (Peter Lee)
'Collaborate to Innovate' networking event and unveiling of the MTPConnect Hub at Flinders University The MDPP held a networking event to hear from past MDPP clients on their experiences and learnings on engaging with a University and how this has influenced the progression of their medical device or assistive technology. The event included the offical unveiling of the MTPConnect hub at Flinders University and provided an opportunity to hear from Sue MacLeman (CEO, MTPConnect) on what is MTPConnect and how its draft "Sector Competitiveness Plan" will boost the competitiveness, productivity and innovative capacity of Australia's Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals sector.
'Establishing a Sustainable Telehealth Business Model in Australia'. MDPP clients attended an event which included a presentation byFrost & Sullivan. The presentation was followed by a panel session to specifically discuss 'Ageing and Technology'. The event bought together stakeholders from industry, research, clinical and government, and also provided a unique opportunity to network with delegates from a Finnish Health Tech Business Delegation visiting Adelaide (looking for opportunities/partnerships, and for some, potentially locations to establish regional headquarters).
A/Prof Pammi Raghavendra from Disability and Community Inclusion from the School of Health Sciences gave a presentation to share findings from a recently completed research project where young people with disabilities living in rural areas of South Australia were supported to learn to use social media to enhance their social networks.
Prof Tom Chau from the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto was in Adelaide as a guest speaker at the 2016 Australasian Academy of CP and Developmental Medicine.
'Avenues and considerations for entering global markets'. MDPP clients heard some of the lessons learnt, success/perils and experiences from local medical device companies as well as some experts who helped explain some of the considerations and avenues for exporting health technology products overseas.
Dr Noritaka Kawashima from the Research Institute of National Rehabiliation Centre for Persons of Disabilities, Japan gave a presentation on the current projects that his team are working on.