Kathryn Chan is a medical student at McMaster University passionate about the intersection of medicine and technology. She previously studied biomedical engineering at McMaster and was a teaching assistant for aEngineering Design and Graphics 1C03, where students modelled and 3D printed solutions to engineering problems. Working as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation, she was responsible for the development of the IGAR automated breast biopsy platform. Her contributions to IGAR development include the production and design of the IGAR’s 3D printed toolset and its regulatory approval.
Dr. Julielynn Wong is a Harvard-educated physician-scientist, innovator, and educator whose life’s passion is to take technology to the extreme to benefit the world.
She founded Medical Makers (www.medicalmakers.org), a program to inspire, educate, and empower a global community of innovators, patients, and healthcare providers to make sustainable solutions that save lives, time, and money.
Presentation: Might a Doctor’s Bag be a 3D Printer?
What would you make with a Star Trek Replicator? 3D printing pioneer Dr. Julielynn Wong shares her inspiring stories on using 3D printers to make affordable medical supplies. She explains how crowdsourcing 3D designs can lead to innovative humanitarian solutions that can impact over 1 billion lives.
Jeff Mason is the Horizon Scanning Officer with CADTH, a not-for-profit organization providing unbiased, reliable information about health technologies. Jeff is a former hospital librarian now working in the field of health technology assessment researching and writing about new and emerging health care technologies. These horizon scans help inform health care decision-makers and clinicians about technologies that may have an impact on Canada’s health care system. In addition to his work at CADTH, Jeff serves as co-director and faculty for Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-Based Practice for Medical Librarians, an annual workshop on critical appraisal of health care research.
Dr. David Holdsworth is a Scientist in the Imaging group at the Robarts Research Institute. He is also a Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Medical Biophysics in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, at the University of Western Ontario. . Dr. Holdsworth and his team have developed new methods for musculoskeletal disease detection and treatment for both basic pre-clinical and clinical applications. With collaborators in surgery and engineering, he is developing new techniques to image the interface between bones and metal implants, and to improve techniques for radiostereometric analysis following joint replacement.
James Janeteas is the founder and President of Cimetrix Solutions. For the past 30 years, James has been engaged in the design, engineering and manufacturing sectors within a variety of verticals – consumer products, medical devices, automotive and aerospace to name a few. With his comprehensive manufacturing background, James is an Additive Manufacturing industry authority, providing recommendations on how to best leverage Additive Manufacturing to dramatically impact business processes.
Presentation: 3D Printing for Improved Planning and Patient Outcomes
Innovative hospitals utilize 3D printing to enhance clinical preparedness, dramatically improving patient outcomes. Whether creating educational anatomical models or preparing for the most challenging cases, physicians utilize 3D printing to translate patient scans into physical models leveraged for numerous applications. Using real patient data, these multi-material 3D printed medical models simulate numerous tissue types in a single, patient-specific print, effectively demonstrating target pathology characteristics by including all features necessary to convey key concepts. With boundless applications, including clinical education to surgical planning preparation, and simulation, 3D Printing is revolutionizing traditional clinical practices.