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Medical Devices and Vulnerable Skin Network Sandpit Meeting Event

10:00 - 17:00
26 November 2014
Chilworth Manor Hotel, University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton, SO16 7PT

For more information regarding this event, please email Fiona Brewer at .

Event details

The organising committee of the Medical Devices and Vulnerable Skin Network would like to invite you to its first sandpit meeting which will take place at the Chilworth Manor Hotel, University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton SO16 7PT on Wednesday 26th November 2014, registration from 10am.

The Medical Devices and Vulnerable Skin - Optimising Safety in Design Network was launched in May 2014 and represents an EPSRC - NIHR HTC funded partnership led by the University of Southampton (Bader and Worsley) and Kings College London (Grocott), with support from the NIHR Healthcare Technology Co-operatives (HTCs) associated with Devices for Dignity (D4D) and Wound Prevention & Treatment and named academic and industrial collaborators.

Its strategic aims are to introduce cutting-edge technologies and scientific understanding in order to reduce the incidence of mechanical-induced damage of vulnerable skin caused by interventional medical devices in various clinical settings.

Specific aims of the first sandpit meeting are to provide:

  • A summary of the key aims and objectives of the Network  and a  selection of current case studies
  • An indication of the interaction between the NIHR HTCs and the Network
  • An industrial perspective on the state-of-the-art in medical device design and the impact on the end user
  • A convivial atmosphere and ambience with sufficient time for informal discussions, and to encourage follow-up contacts and future specific theme meetings sponsored by the Network.

This one day event will be of interest to all medical device manufacturers, technologists, clinicians and academics with an interest in the latest research and developments in medical devices and their impact on vulnerable skin.

There are no registration fees for this event.
For further information and registration (limited to 50 delegates), please contact the event organising committee:

Network Administrator - Fiona Brewer (, or Sandpit organisers Professor Dan Bader, ( and Dr Peter Worsley (

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