FREE virtual IDEAL meeting: How should we evaluate innovations in a crisis? Friday 3rd July 2020

We had a very interesting meeting discussing how we should evaluate surgical and device innovations in emergency scenarios on 3rd July.

The programme is below and can be downloaded here: Final Programme_3rdJuly IDEAL Virtual meeting

Presentations now available here:

Rovers for IDEAL meeting 3 July

PeterMcCulloch IDEAL Amsterdam

Campbell – ideal-innovations-jul2020-FINAL (1)

Hutchinson – ethics of innovation in a crisis_IDEAL presentation_final

Derek Stewart video –


How should we evaluate innovations in a crisis?

Free online IDEAL event – Friday 3 July 2020 (13.00 -15.30 UK time)


13:00 – 13:05  Short word of welcome by Maroeska Rovers, Professor of Evidenced-Based Surgery at Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands

13:05 – 13:17  Recap on IDEAL and why the framework needs to be adjusted to deal with emergency scenarios – Peter McCulloch, Professor of Surgical Science and Practice, Nuffield Dept of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford, UK

13:17 – 13:29  Innovations in disaster relief scenarios – Mamoon Rashid, Professor of Plastic Surgery, STM University & Head, Dept. of Plastic Surgery, Shifa International Hospital. Islamabad, Pakistan

13:29 – 13:37  Questions/discussion

13:37 – 13:49  How to assess innovations in a crisis – Marion Campbell, Vice Principal (Research) & Prof of Health Services Research, Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, UK

13:49 – 13:57  Questions/discussion

13:57 – 14:09  Ethical considerations  – Dr Katrina Hutchison, Research Fellow (MQRF) Department of Philosophy, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia

14:09 – 14:17  Questions/discussion

14:17 – 14:29  Public & Patient Involvement in emergency research  – Derek Stewart, PPI Lead with the MRC NIHR Trials Methodology Research Partnership

14:29 – 14:40  General discussion about all aspects

14:40 – 14:45   Grab a coffee or tea yourself 

14:45 – 15:30  Session 1: Tea corner meet people from the IDEAL collaboration to discuss more about our work

14:45 – 15:30  Session 2: Sandpit session where researchers can pitch their idea and get advice/feedback from others in that session

Best wishes

IDEAL Organising Committee: Maroeska Rovers, Peter McCulloch, Allison Hirst, Crispin Boyd


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