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CMDT and Aotearoa Brain Project Events

Te Tītoki Mataora Forum, NZ HealthTech Week 2022


The CMDT and Aotearoa Brain Project invites you to join us for the first Te Tītoki Mataora (TTM) MedTech Research Translator forum as part of HealthTech Week.  TTM is a new translational research initiative which is just at the start of its exciting 3-year journey. Our purpose is to advance New Zealand’s capability in medtech translation, and accelerate clinical and commercial opportunities into sustainable ventures that contribute to New Zealand’s health and economic growth.

The TTM Forum comprises interlinked day-long programmes packed with opportunities to consider novel challenges needing solutions today to create tomorrow and beyond. It is designed to be highly interactive to facilitate accidental collisions with existing and new colleagues to spark great ideas, and at the same time address the issues that are important in translational research.

The three-day forum revolves around successful development of cutting-edge health technologies with an emphasis around translational pathways where basic science moves from bench to bedside. We will cover diverse topics emphasising partnerships, research, design, clinical validation and implementation, and commercialisation.

Our programme will take you from the comfort of your workplace to new spaces and thinking, explore new frontiers and help you grow your networks with people who can help you on your translational journeys. 

All welcome.

Day 1: TTM Network Day
Date: Tuesday 28 June 2022
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Venue: Great Hall 4, Cordis Hotel

Day 1 of our TTM forum aims to inspire you to take your challenges to infinity and beyond. Our highly interactive day will introduce you to successful innovations that have become new commercial ventures, learn about the various translational pathways, hear diverse viewpoints, get involved in healthy discussions, and take action on the day to progress ideas.

Relevant to all parts of the Medical Technologies and Health sectors, you will walk away with:

  • A sense of belonging to a larger collaborative and innovative community
  • Research innovation success stories
  • Potential ideation opportunities initiated

Day 2: TTM Research Day led by Future Leaders
Date: Wednesday 29 June 2022
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Venue: Great Hall 4, Cordis Hotel

Day 2 of our TTM forum is dedicated to the research space. The research forum is open to everyone interested in the medtech and brain research sectors. We have designed this day to be valuable to students, early- and mid-career researchers and clinicians, and those with more experience.  

We invite you to join our discussions around current research, practical advice for working with people outside your field, engaging with your community, and where your career could take you next. 

Join us for a day designed for medtech and brain researchers to:

  • Get together and network
  • Present their research
  • Engage in practical advice workshops


Day 3: TTM Aotearoa Brain Project Day
Date: Thursday 30 June 2022
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Venue: Crystal Room, Cordis Hotel

The Aotearoa Brain Project – Kaupapa Roro o Aotearoa invites you to Day 3 of the TTM conference. We will explore the application of technologies to accelerate research that promotes good brain health, treat neurological conditions, such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and traumatic brain Injury, and alleviate mental health conditions.  

The prevalence of many forms of brain disorder is growing, but there is a lack of therapies and tools to diagnose, prevent or treat many of these disorders.  This symposium will highlight opportunities for development and use of a broad range of health and digital technological applications to improve the understanding of brain function and to reduce the burden of brain disorders and promote good brain health. It will be relevant for researchers, clinicians, engineers, industry, and the community who will have the opportunity to:
  • Make new connections
  • Hear about examples of neurotechnology development and applications in Aotearoa
  • Identify opportunities for health and digital technologies to address nervous system disorders in Aotearoa

Click book now to select your preferences to attend.

To unlock the special conference rate, click the link and book your accommodation at the Cordis directly online.


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