The Bionic Body: an invitation to operate

By October 26, 2016Events archive



Latest Advances in Medical Technology

medtronic-inviteA unique opportunity to hear about latest advances in medical technology and experience the gadgets that make a difference — at first hand

Two UK experts will provide their perspective of technologies that are changing patient outcomes in two of the UK’s biggest health challenges:

  • Dr Pratik Choudhary (Kings College Hospital, London) will discuss technology and diabetes;
  • Dr Kyriakos Lobotesis (Charing Cross Hospital, London) will provide an overview on transforming the treatment of stroke in the UK through advances in medical technology

Then it’s time to roll up your sleeves and discover how some of the most advanced medical technologies look – and feel.

So, have a go at:

  • Guiding the world’s smallest pacemaker INSIDE the heart using 3D Virtual Reality
  • Discovering whether your hand is steady enough for brain surgery.  You can put your skills to the test with a fun egg drilling competition
  • Feeling what it is like to deploy and recapture an aortic heart valve
  • Finding out how to staple a stomach – use our demo and give it a go (Disclaimer: no stomachs will be harmed in this experiment)
  • Driving a stent into place in either the heart or leg using anatomical models
  • Pulling a clot from the brain

Learn about the advances in medical technology that are saving and improving lives today and get a glimpse into the future over drinks and nibbles.

This event has been organised by Medtronic Ltd for members of the Medical Journalists’ Association and Guild of Health Writers.

Date: Thursday 17 November 2016

Time: Registration 18:15 for 18:30 start.   Event is expected to finish at 20:30.

Venue: Royal College General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London NW1 

RSVP: Sophie Strongman t: 0207 861 3223

This event is organised by Medtronic Ltd Through innovation and collaboration, Medtronic improves the lives and health of millions of people each year. Learn more about our technology, services and solutions at

The MJA  has been paid to distribute this invitation to members

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