HCI Noon-Time Forum: Fostering Health Technology Development at UBC and Nearby Hospitals

Date: December 12, 2018

Time: 12-1pm

Location: DFP Classroom, Forestry Building, Rm 2300 (2nd Floor, Forestry building, 2424 Main Mall).

Title: Fostering Health Technology Development at UBC and Nearby Hospitals
Speaker: Antony Hodgson, Professor, UBC Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Abstract:  Over the past decade, there has been a significant expansion in health technology development efforts at and around UBC and a corresponding expansion in the supporting infrastructure needed to encourage and nurture such developments.  In this talk, I will review the history of these developments, including the NSERC CREATE program (Engineers in Scrubs), the Medtech Development Hub, and some selected research projects at VGH and BCCH/BCWH (including projects in the Surgical Technologies Lab), as well as some emerging opportunities, including our recent application for an NSERC Chair in Biomedical Engineering Design.

Bio:  Dr. Hodgson received his PhD in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology in 1994, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma in collaboration with the Greenville Hospital System and the Bioengineering Department at Clemson University in 1995. He joined UBC the same year and is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He also served as director of the graduate program in Biomedical Engineering from 2010-2017 and as president of the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery from 2014-15. He directs the Surgical Technologies Lab at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility and is Associate Director for the Institute of Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (2017-present).