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Healthcare technology innovation showcased in Portsmouth

The latest innovations in healthcare research, from robotic surgery to advanced brachytherapy techniques to treat prostate cancer, were showcased in Portsmouth last week.

The latest innovations in healthcare research were showcased

The University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust held a Research and Innovation Conference on Wednesday 13 June in the University’s Eldon Building.

Throughout the day, a range of expert speakers from both organisations, across a variety of health and technology-related disciplines, talked about their research and the collaborative projects that aim to transform medical care.

The event also featured a keynote address from Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, TV’s The Supervet, who talked about the inspiration for his bionic inventions from his everyday life experiences and observations of the world around him.

Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, TV’s The Supervet.

Professor Gordon Blunn, Director of the Health and Wellbeing research theme at the University of Portsmouth, said: “The partnership between the University and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is growing all the time and this conference really showcased that. We had input from all University faculties and from research teams throughout the hospital and I am excited about the potential for this to support our thematic research areas of Health and Wellbeing and Future and Emerging Technologies.

“I am very grateful to Professor Noel Fitzpatrick for giving such an inspiring and entertaining keynote speech and to all our colleagues in both organisations who attended, especially those who presented their own research.”

Professor Anoop Chauhan, Director of Research and Innovation at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust: “I was delighted to see nearly 200 researchers from the Hospital and the University come together to celebrate the many joint projects we are working on. By bringing together clinicians, patients and academics we can come up with ideas and deliver research that makes a real impact. With our new Portsmouth Technologies Trials Unit we can support more of that research locally. I want to thank all our speakers and poster presenter who shared their research and helped generate ideas for new research and innovation.”

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