AHT 2014: Appropriate Healthcare Technologies for Low Resource Settings

AHT 2014: Appropriate Healthcare Technologies for Low Resource Settings

The 8th International Conference - Promoting access to healthcare through technology

17 - 18 September 2014 | 15Hatfields, London, UK

AHIT 2014:    Following the huge success of AHT2012 (which was attended by 120 people and was watched live by over 25 countries) The IET is delighted to once again announce its 8th international conference - Appropriate Healthcare Technologies for Low Resource Settings - AHT2014, promoting access to healthcare through technology.

This two day must attend conference brings together healthcare technologists, clinicians, researchers and public bodies from around the world to explore effective engineering solutions to meet the healthcare problems in low resource settings.

With keynote presentations to support and introduce accepted submitted paper presentations from a wide range of industry sectors and academia, attend to share and learn from engineering ideas which have brought great benefits to healthcare provision in developing countries.

About the Conference

Research carried out by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that almost 95 percent of medics practicing in less developed countries are reliant on medical technology that has been imported.

More than half of this technology, however, is not utilised as staff have insufficient means to maintain the equipment or insufficient knowledge to operate it. Subsequently, there is inadequate provision for administering healthcare in the developing world. Other problems include unreliable power and water supplies, inappropriate donations of equipment, consumables and pharmaceuticals, unsafe disposal of medical equipment and waste, political instability and war. The need is for appropriate, affordable, sustainable and quality equipment, supplies and support in both development and emergency situations.

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The 8th IET International Conference provides delegates with a great opportunity to learn about the key issues surrounding healthcare provision in the developing world and to network with fellow workers.

Do you have a technology that you would like to share?

 

Abstract submission deadline 10 March 2014
Author notification 16 April 2014
Final paper submission deadline 16 July 2014
Author registration deadline 06 August 2014

 

Keynote speaker

 image004 Gari Clifford

University Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering, Department of Engineering Science; Associate Director, Centre for Doctoral Training in Healthcare Innovation

Dr Gari Clifford is the Director of Kellogg College's Centre for Affordable Healthcare Technologies, which was formed to extend his research as the head of the Intelligent Patient Monitoring Group at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering. He is a university lecturer in biomedical engineering based at Oxford's Institute for Biomedical Engineering.

Committee

  Organising committee

  • Andrew Gammie, (Chair), Fishtail Consulting Ltd
  •  Dr. David Clifton, University of Oxford
  •  Patrick Finlay, MediMaton Ltd

Abstract reviewing committee

  • Andrew Gammie, Fishtail Consulting Ltd
  •  Len Cornish, Global Healthcare Projects
  • Dr. David Clifton, University of Oxford
  • Patrick Finlay, MediMaton Ltd
  •  Shauna Mullally, Biomedical Engineer

Questions?

If you have any questions about this event, please contact:

Veena Gupta

Email: vgupta@theiet.org

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