Appropriate Healthcare Technologies for Developing Countries - AHT2012 (AHT2012)

Venue: Dexter House

Location: London EC3N 4QN, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 18, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 19, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 28, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Jul 10, 2012
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Research carried out by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that almost 95 % 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.A focus on reverse innovation is fundamental to achieving fit for purpose products.

The 7th 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.

Benefits of attending
 Share examples of good engineering solutions to meet the healthcare problems of developing countries
 Understand what makes medical devices and services fit for purpose in the developing world
 Network with equipment developers, potential users, technology commissioners and suppliers
 Hear expert advice from academic and industry experts outlining the operational realities of healthcare in a developing country environment
 Explore the reality for healthcare service users and adapt your products to meet their needs

Who should attend
 Biomedical and clinical engineers
 Clinical and healthcare staff
 Laboratory staff
 Academics and researchers
 Manufacturers
 International organisations
 NGO project workers
 NHS overseas links managers
 Policy makers
 Standards bodies
 Funding agencies, etc.

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Technical scope
The AHT 2012 scientific and organising committee welcomes contributions from, but not limited to, topics in the following areas:
 Innovative technologies for patient and laboratory equipment
 WHO tools and resources
 Engineer and technician training
 Equipment procurement and maintenance
 Links between industrialised and developing world hospitals and healthcare centres
 Indigenous technologies
 Transfer and management of appropriate healthcare technologies
 Safety and standards issues
 Appropriate equipment donations
 Telemedicine, e-health, m-health
 Energy sources for healthcare equipment


Dexter House
No.2 Royal Mint Court
United Kingdom

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