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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.

All welcome.

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

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09.00 09.50 Registration, Mihi Whakatau, and Opening Address

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SESSION 1: FOUNDATION

Dr Diana Siew Introducing Te Tītoki Mataora MedTech Research Translator and its HealthTech Capability Programme (HTCPP)

Module leads from each of the key workstreams in the HealthTech Capability Programme to deep dive into the capability building initiatives designed specifically for medtech researchers and start-ups to help accelerate the translational pathway.

10.30 11.00 Morning Tea & Showcase

 

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SESSION 2: INNOVATION
Where is innovation happening and what are we doing about it?

RAP Awardees and their successfully funded projects. This session will explore the Te Tītoki Mataora Research Acceleration Programme (RAP) and showcase the new medical technology developments it supports from our inaugural RAP funding award winners. 

Garth Sutherland, CEO of the Insides company with his insights on commercialising new medical devices. 

Jamie Platt, from Medtronic on the future of health.

Kiriti Rambhatla, Founder of Metakosmos to talk about his quest in developing the next generation spacesuit. 

12.30 13.30 Lunch & Showcase

 

 

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SESSION 3: INSPIRATION
Inspiring areas to get involved in and why we do what we do, we move across the MedTech ecosystem, we get a pulse for the changes in the health system

Jon Herries from the Ministry of Health on how innovation fits into the New Zealand health system

Nursing panel for a health community view on innovation

14.45 15.00 Afternoon Tea & Showcase 

 

 


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SESSION 4: TAKING ACTION
Time to collaborate - an interactive session to help accidental collisions spark new networks and ideas. Identified new people to work with from across the country? Look at a RAP Stage I proposal to help you on your journey. 

Collaborative session for you to come up with an innovation based on today's session

Winners and prizes announced

16:45 17.00 Closing
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Future Leaders Networking Event
 
Join us across the road at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute's Cloud 9 space for networking, drinks, and nibbles. This event is especially for early- to mid- career researchers and students to network and learn more about what their peers are working on.


Day 2: TTM Research Day 

Date: Wednesday 29 June 2022
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Venue: Great Hall 4, Cordis Hotel

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09.00 09.40 Registration, mihi whakatau
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 SESSION 1: OPENING PLENARY

Dr Samantha Holdsworth from Mātai, a not-for-profit research centre with a focus on medical imaging, examines best practices in collaborative and translational research.

10.00  11.00 Research Poster Presentations & Morning Tea


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SESSION 2: EXPLORE
Join the discussion on best practice clinical research, learn about the best emerging research happening right now, and an opportunity to network - find out where your knowledge can take you.

Networking - find a mentor or mentee to learn more about an area outside your field and improve your trans-discipline collaborative skills.

Clinicians present how to achieve best practice clinical research.

Shortlisted Early-Career Researchers give flash talks on their research work to win a CMDT Early-Career Research Award.

12.30 13.30 Research Poster Presentations & Lunch 




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SESSION 3: NEW BEGINNINGS
Real stories from the frontline, how we are bridging the Māori and research communities, and is neurotech the new frontier?

Young clinicians provide their perspective on working at the frontline.

Bachelor of Nursing Māori students introduce the Hauora Experience and welcome questions.

Richard Little, John Reynolds, and Soroush Safaei discuss innovation and collaboration in neurotech.

15.00 16.00 Research Poster Presentations & Afternoon Tea



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SESSION 4: THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
Industry vs research: is one better than the other? Can you do both? Find out by engaging with some of NZ's most successful new minds.

Peng Du leads a panel to discuss the pros and cons of working in both industry and research.

16.30 16.45 CMDT Early-Career Research Awards Ceremony
16.45 17:00 Closing
 17:00 20:00 TTM Network Party
Join us down the road at the University of Auckland Fale Pasifika to celebrate our network coming together.

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

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08.30 09.00 Registration
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MIHI WHAKATAU, KARAKIA
Olivia Harrison and Jason Turuwhenua open the day.





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SESSION 1: TE KETE MATA KOI - NEUROTECH SUCCESS STORIES
Simon Hoermann chairs this session. Experts with various backgrounds provide insights into their neurotech projects. Te Kete Mata Koi translates to the basket with the sharp edge. This refers to the sharp edge of the blade and alongside it is the suggestion of success - stories from the cutting edge.

John Reynolds on non-invasive targeted drug delivery to the brain.

Sabastian Koenig on collaborative design of digital health applications: Lessons learned from industry-academia partnerships.

Maggie-Lee Huckabee From Clinician to MedTech Entrepreneur: multidisciplinary translation of research to clinical care.

Mark Billinghurst on lessons learned from collaborations in neuroscience.

All Session 1 Speakers Panel Q&A

10.35 11.05 Morning Tea
11.05 12.15 SESSION 2: TE KETE MATA HORO - ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Speed-dating between neuroscientists and technologists to encourage bright ideas and new collaborations. Anyone can submit a ‘bright idea’ (one sentence) that is sparked from these conversations to be in to win a prize for travel to follow up the best idea. Te Kete Mata Horo translates to the basket with the quick edge. This refers to the quick engagement element of the session.

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SESSION 3: TE KETE MATA ARIKI - AOTEAROA BRAIN PROJECT (ABP), NEUROTECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY
Grant Searchfield chairs this session. A recap of what the ABP is all about, plus keynote talks on the issues for society arising from neurotechnology, now and into the future. Te Kete Mata Ariki translates to the basket of higher calling. This refers to the wider questions of identity and the implications of neurotechnology work.

Peter Thorne and Cliff Abraham discuss what we are trying to achieve with the Aotearoa Brain Project – Kaupapa Roro o Aotearoa

Caroline Montojo from the Dana Foundation on the societal impact considerations of Neurotech.

Ali Knott on AI modelling in neuroscience: a horizon scan of ethical issues.

Panel session: Caroline & Ali Q&A

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SESSION 4: TE WHATA PĀWHERA - TRANSLATION OF RESEARCH IN THE COMMUNITY
Jason Turuwhenua to chair. This session provides examples from the brain context, where researchers are considering the  “Māori voice” in their work. Te Whata Pāwhera refers to a traditional process used in drying and fish filleting (a whata is a processing platform). Likens translation to this stage of the fish processing “process”.

Simon Malpas & Tia Dawes on the development and community translation of medical health technologies.

Jason Turuwhenua on in-community development of a device for vision testing.  

Misty Edmonds on rangahau, raruraru, and recovering relationships.

Session 4 Speakers and Bachelor of Nursing Māori Students participate in the panel Our Future: a "seat at the table" for Māori in research.

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Mihi Whatamutunga, Poroporoaki, Closing

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