Imaging for Global Health SAF G120 13.30-17.00

While industry and academia are driving huge advances in medical imaging systems, over 600 million people continue to live in low-income countries, where access to even the most basic of healthcare provision is often limited. Improving health outcomes in these low resource settings is a key development goal, and one in which diagnostic imaging techniques will play a vital part. There is therefore a pressing demand for imaging and sensing techniques which are low-cost and deployable without extensive scientific and technical infrastructure. Many of the newest developments in optical imaging and sensing techniques, and particularly the revolution in low-cost optical imaging components such as camera-phones, are ideally suited to this challenge, and offer a unique opportunity to extend the reach of reliable diagnosis and treatment.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together local researchers and clinicians from across the fields of medicine, global health and imaging, with the aim of fermenting new collaborations to exploit the potential of imaging in global health. A series of invited talks from a range of experts will be followed by a panel discussion, after which attendees may wish to attend the evening poster session and Hounsfield Lecture 2015 (held nearby). While the workshop will have a focused session on techniques for imaging in the digestive tract, a broad range of topics and clinical applications will be discussed and we welcome the attendance and contribution of those working across the physical, biomedical and clinical sciences.



13:30-13:40 Guang-Zhong Yang – Welcome
13:40-14:10 Andrew Prendergast – “EED: current concepts and challenges”
14:10-14:40 Chris Dunsby – “Multidimensional fluorescence imaging for clinical applications”
14:40-15:10 Benny Lo – “Pervasive health monitoring: from sensing to imaging”
15:10-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:00 Elisabetta Aurino – “The global burden of child malnutrition and its lasting effects over the lifecourse”
16:00-16:30 Tom Vercauteren – “Real-time image computing for fiber-bundle-based optical imaging devices: from diagnosis to therapy guidance”
16:30-17:00 Clare Elwell – “Optical brain imaging in Gambian infants to investigate the effects of undernutrition on cognitive function”

You can download a flyer in pdf form.



Local Organising Committee

Dr Alex Thompson

Dr Michael Hughes

Dr Salzita Anastasova-Ivanova

Dr Daniel Elson

Dr Mark Steedman