Want to see something cool? Visit the latest edition of Colorectal Disease to see our Video Vignette: Fully robotic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection – a fusion of technologies where we combine a digital 3d-model with robotic surgery to guide the surgeon to the right location. Thanks to our collaborators Dr Atan Das, Dr Toan Pham, A/Prof Nathan Lawrentschuk and Mr Satish Warrier from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Department of Surgery.
#3dMed19 hasn’t even started yet and some of our faculty and attendees can’t contain themselves. We love Twitter, and the hashtags and mentions have already started flowing. If you can’t be at the conference then follow the #3dmed19 hashtag on Twitter, or if you really want to get #meta them keep an eye on the leaderboard over at Symplur.
Today is a sad day. After an aeon of hard-working and dedicated service we announce the retirement of our FormLabs Form 2 printer. We will miss you, GiddyCygnet.
It’s been a big month for 3dMedLab. Apart from presenting at multiple meetings recently, as well as organising our own — 3dMed 2019 Nov 15-16 at AAMI Park, in case you didn’t know — today was the official launch of the Australian Research Council Centre for Medical Implant Technologies, which we have conveniently abbreviated as ARC-CMIT.
This brings together 24 organisations across hospital clinicians, academics, and industry in order to develop an integrated framework for 3d printed prostheses, implants, and personalised surgical devices, including The University of Melbourne, Epworth Healthcare, Flinders University and Griffith University.
Austin Health 3dMedLab is proud to have been a key partner of this application from its inception and we will be delivering the key grass-roots clinical component of this centre, helping industry, academics, and engineers gain experience in and understand how this technology will function in a real-life, working hospital environment. Given the expertise that is in this research team, you would be hard pressed to find a problem we can’t solve if we put our collective minds to it!
Special thanks to Ali Moore for hosting this event and Katie Allen MP for visiting.
The Austin 3dMedLab made a strong showing at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Academic Surgery Conference this week, with presentations from Associate Professor Jason Chuen on how we have grown our 3dMed Conference and created a collaborative research framework, whilst Dr Jasamine Coles-Black presented on our progress in 3d-printed Aortic Modelling.
We are getting closer and closer to the Medical 3D Event of the Year!
3dMed 2019 will formally open on Friday 15 November at AAMI Park with our special guests Frank McGuire MP and Prof Guy Maddern.
Secure your tickets now — and if you have registered for our pre-conference workshops or tours then please check your email for details!
After making it through the Graeme Clark Institute Healthtech Innovation Challenge 2019 as a Finalist, we sadly missed out on the top prize. It was a fascinating evening and the winner, a halo refringence adaptor for standard microscopes, was well-deserved. Congratulations!
Who would have thought that an anaesthetist would be telling a conference room full of urologists where the future of their specialty is heading? Great to see our team spreading the 3d message far and wide!
This update takes an international flavour as we head off to Hamburg, Germany for the European Society for Vascular Surgery Conference.