NASA launches University health conference

22 January 2014

An international conference, organised by Nottingham Trent University will be launched with a talk from NASA.

The one-day health conference is designed to enhance links between inventors and medical professionals and has been organised by the university’s School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment. It will take place at Nottingham Conference Centre on 25 February.

 Technology transfer program executive Daniel Lockney – who works at the Office for the Chief Technologist at NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) HQ in Washington DC,  will be the keynote speaker for the first Design for Health and Wellbeing conference.
Mr Lockney will explain to an audience of industry professionals how space research can help deliver major breakthroughs in medical product design.
The one-day event is expected to attract academics, healthcare providers and medical professionals from around Europe.
Mr Lockney said: “Innovation from space research often results in technical advances that have practical and terrestrial applications outside of their intended applications.
Other speakers at the event include Michael Phillips, design development director at Renfrew Group International; Mr Charles Nduka, consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Queen Victoria Hospital, West Sussex; and Professor Michael Vloeberghs, consultant paediatric neurosurgeon at Nottingham University Hospital.
Dr Philip Breedon, a reader in product design at Nottingham Trent University, will chair the conference.

The conference is supported by Medilink East Midlands and part-funded by the Healthcare & Bioscience iNet, a project part-financed by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It is also endorsed by the Design Research Society.

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