24 & 25 of March 2021, 3pm UK Time (4pm CET): Women Shaping the Health Tech World & Addressing Today’s HT Challenges. IFMBE CED and WHO collaboration
IFMBE CED is the global chapter of Clinical Engineers and allied professionals dedicated to the advancement of safe and effective medical technology design, deployment and management programs. IFMBE is an NGO in official relation with the WHO.
IFMEB CED launched a webinar series since the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic in collaboration with WHO. The goal was to support the global community of clinical engineers in preparing their hospitals to face the progression of pandemic. The first affected shared with other clinical engineers their local experience, and this helped making hospitals more resilient, and saving tens of life. Please find the full repository of all recordings and presentation material here: IFMBE CED-WHO COVID-19 webinars
These seminars on Women on Clinical Engineering are particular dear to us, because the role of CE woman in this pandemic was not sufficiently highlighted. We know that the pandemic has affected woman workers more than their male peers, but we also know that there are lots of positive stories that we like to share. -
We are proud to highlight Warwick contribution in this initiative, with Dr Kallirroi Stavrianou being the Technical Manager/Secretariat of the IFMBE CED.
March 24: Women in Clinical Engineering/Health Technology (HT) Webinars: Women Shaping the Health Tech World
March 25: CED Women in Clinical Engineering/Health Technology (HT) Webinars: Women Addressing Today’s HT Challenges
March 10th 16 - 18 - Seminars: on Tiba Vent team of Ventilators innovators from Kenyatta University - winner of the 2020 UN 🇺🇳 Person of the Year Award
Tiba Vent team from Kenyatta University (Nairobi, Kenya) will present a mechanical ventilator named Tiba vent.
This group is the winner of the 2020 UN 🇺🇳 Person of the Year Award
This mechanical ventilator was designed, developed and prototyped during the first wave of COVID-19 when the whole world was entering local lockdowns.
A multidisciplinary team comprising biomedical engineers, medical doctors, software and electronic engineers teamed up to create the first ever made patient ventilator in Kenya.
Tiba vent, currently under clinical ventilation, was designed taking into consideration international standards and standards from the Kenya Bureau of standards, as well as the world health organisation’s guidelines.
This webinar presented the team of students from Kenya, as well as the innovative medical device they prototyped.
Declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020, after the first infections in China at the end of 2019, the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has become a global emergency and continued to spread across the world. No country, including Republic of Benin in Africa and Italy in Europe, has been able to escape this disease. Its impact on human health, is disrupting an interconnected world economy through global value chains, given the impact on the entire world population and the economy.
In Benin, from 14th March 2020, the evolution of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is epidemiologically recorded at 3363 cases confirmed, 95 cases recovered, 46 case dead (January 2021).
Even if the social contexts seem very different, the pandemic creates in healthcare systems of all around the world, a generalized condition of low-resource settings (LRSs), i.e., environments lacking means, specific knowledge, specialized personnel, medical devices, and drugs, and with inappropriate medical locations. In fact, while this condition was already familiar to low- and middle-income countries, COVID-19 has overwhelmingly reported LRS conditions in high-income countries, such as Europe. In addition, the social and ethical impact of the pandemic calls sociology and bioethics to reflect on the perception that the population has of this situation, i.e. the possibility to respect the measures of isolation, the availability of personal protection equipment, the criteria for access to the scarce health resources available.
Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Centre For International Development
Applied Biomedical Signal Processing and Intelligent e-Health Lab
15 March 2021 • 10-11am (UK time)
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Alessia Maccaro - University of Warwick
Leandro Pecchia - University of Warwick
Davide Piaggio - University of Warwick
Marius Vignigbé - University of Abomey Calavi
Roch A. Houngnihin - University of Abomey-Calavi
This webinar will discuss how COVID will change the future of Active Ageing policies, technologies and programs in Europe.
The meeting will be hosted and chaired by Sergio Guillen, MySphera, which will introduce the webinars and the topic.
- Leandro Pecchia will open the discussion reporting on the lesson learned on International, European and National COVID response.
- German Gutierrez, Medtronic, will present how this pandemic has changed the scenario of integrated care in Europe, demonstrating, if needed, the importance of integrating social and healthcare interventions for later life.
- Cristiano Paggetti, Medea, will lead the reflection on how the current pandemic is challenging the scale-up of healthcare technologies
- Maria Teresa Arredondo, UPM, will lead the discussion on how innovation is supporting the response to COVID pandemic.
For further information and registration follow the link.
Davide Piaggio, Alessia Maccaro and Leandro Pecchia held this seminar at the International webinar on post-COVID healthcare (Chennai (India), 2020).
The main challenges arising from COVID-19 were presented, with a specific focus on ethics and the role of biomedical engineers in the response to the pandemic.
The video and the interview can be found at this link
12.05.2020, 13-14, Zoom (link below)
Micro-Global Forum sessions on COVID19 set up by WHO (Adriana Velazquez).
We've joined forces with WHO to offer you frequent focused global conversations on key applied topics where the evidence base is shared, reviewed, and applied, particularly to address LMIC emerging needs. The purpose of these micro-forums is to give CEs the management information to pass on to senior stakeholders to showcase what solutions have worked elsewhere.
08.05.2020, 13-14, Zoom (link below)
- Adriana Velazquez, Yin Ling Lin, WHO
- Prof Oluwatoyin Popoolam Head of Department, Biomedical Engineering at University of Lagos
- Moderation: Busola Oronti (Chair), Leandro Pecchia (Co-Chair), Tom Jude (IFMBE CED Chair)
Micro-Global Forum sessions on COVID19 set up by WHO (Adriana Velazquez). We've joined forces with WHO to offer you frequent focused global conversations on key applied topics where the evidence base is shared, reviewed, and applied, particularly to address LMIC emerging needs. The purpose of these micro-forums is to give clinical engineers the management information to pass on to senior stakeholders to showcase what solutions have worked elsewhere.