Global Grand Challenges Summit 2013: Health

12 March 2013

This session showcases the contribution of engineering research to the frontiers of healthcare, from bioengineering, to new surgery and imaging techniques, to regenerative and personalised medicine. It asks how these new technologies and related advances in data and information technology can be mobilised and built on in the coming decades to enhance the quality of care available in our clinics and hospitals, to provide our ageing populations with better opportunities for an active and independent old age, and to offer a healthier future to the developing world.

Keywords: Health, Bioengineering, chemical engineering, translation medicine, personalised medicine, robotic, surgery, directed evolution, vaccines, Africa, development, Global Grand Challenges Summit, GGCS2013, Professor Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Dr Robert Langer, Dr Frances Arnold, Professor Lord Darzi, Professor Qimin Zhan

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