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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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08.30 09.30 REGISTRATION
09.30 09.35

MIHI WHAKATAU
Jason Turuwhenua, University of Auckland

 09.35  09.45

WELCOME
Peter Hunter, University of Auckland

 

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SESSION 1: FOUNDATION

Te Tītoki Mataora Medtech Research Translator (TTM) Overview
Diana Siew, University of Auckland

TTM Programme Overview: Healthtech Capability Programme (HTCP)
Chaired by Peter Thorne, Aotearoa Brain Project
Module leads from each of the key HTCP workstreams outline the capability building initiatives specifically designed to help support TTM people and accelerate the translational pathway.

10.30 11.00 Morning Tea & Showcase

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SESSION 2: INNOVATION
What innovation is happening in health and medtech?

TTM Programme Overview: Research Acceleration Programme (RAP)
Chaired by Diana Siew, University of Auckland
This session will explore TTM's RAP and showcase the new medtech development it supports by profiling three of our inaugural RAP Funding award winners.

The Māori Health Authority and Oranga Whānau 
Mataroria Lyndon - Māori Health Authority

BioBridge Overview: Making Australian medtech connections
Diana Siew, University of Auckland & Lance Chia, Liverpool Innovation Precinct

The future of health
Jamie Platt, Medtronic

How are you doing under microgravity and space radiation?
Kiriti Rambhatla

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.

Introduction
Chaired by Denise Taylor, AUT

Innovation for the NZ Health System
Jon Herries, Ministry of Health

Insights on commercialising new medical devices
Garth Sutherland, The Insides Company

Frontline Innovation: A Nursing Perspective
Panel discussion facilitated by Brian Robinson & Simon Fraser, Victoria University of Wellington

Collaborative session 
Time to collaborate - an interactive session to help accidental collisions spark new networks and ideas. Facilitated by Denise Taylor, AUT

15:35 16.00 Afternoon Tea & Showcase 

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Collaborative Session continues
Pitch your idea and be in to win prize funding!

Concluding remarks

Collaborative Session Winner Announced

16:55 17.00 Closing
Jason Turuwhenua, University of Auckland
17.00  19:00

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

Start End Content
08.30 09.30 REGISTRATION
 09.30  09.40 MIHI WHAKATAU, KARAKIA
 09.40 10.00

SESSION 1: OPENING PLENARY

Best practices in collaborative and translational research
Samantha Holdsworth, Mātai, a not-for-profit research centre with a focus on medical imaging

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.

Best practice clinical research
Robyn Whittaker 

CMDT Early-Career Researcher Awards
Students and early-career researchers compete to give the best 3 minute talk on their research. Speakers have been shortlisted from the pool of poster presentations.

12.30 13.30 Research Poster Presentations & Lunch 

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SESSION 3: BRIDGING COMMUNITIES

The Frontline Perspective
Daymon Nin, Whānau Tahi

The Hauora Experience
Bachelor of Nursing Māori students

Neurotech: The New Frontier?
Paul Breen, 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
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

Start End Content
08.30 09.00 REGISTRATION
09.00 09.15

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.

Non-invasive targeted drug delivery to the brain
John Reynolds, University of Otago

Collaborative design of digital health applications
Sebastian Koenig
Lessons learned from industry-academia partnerships.

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

Collaborations in neuroscience
Mark Billinghurst

Panel + Q&A
All Session 1 speakers

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.

12.15 13.15 Lunch






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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.

What we are trying to achieve with the Aotearoa Brain Project – Kaupapa Roro o Aotearoa
Peter Thorne, Cliff Abraham

Neuroscience & Society: Envisioning brain science for a better future
Caroline Montojo, Dana Foundation on 

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

Panel session + Q&A
Caroline & Ali

14.30 14.45 Afternoon Tea




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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”.

Development and community translation of medical health technologies
Simon Malpas, Tia Dawes

In-community development of a device for vision testing
Jason Turuwhenua

Rangahau, raruraru, and recovering relationships
Misty Edmonds

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

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Mihi Whatamutunga, Poroporoaki, Closing

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