Welcome to IDEAL
The IDEAL Collaboration is an initiative to improve the quality of research in surgery. It is:
- A model that describes the stages of innovation in surgery: Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment, Long-term study
- A set of recommendations at each stage of the model that have been developed by experts in evidence-based surgery, for example on improving methodology and how to address the challenges of randomized controlled trials in surgery
- An international group of surgeons, researchers, journal editors, methodologists, statisticians, and other people who are committed to producing, disseminating, and evaluating quality research in surgery.
IDEAL Conference 2017
Research, Regulation, and Reimbursement in Surgery and Technologies
4th-5th May 2017, New York Academy of Medicine, New York City, USA
Over one hundred international participants attended the conference where we had presentations and discussions about the latest developments in the scientific methodology for investigating new surgeries and medical devices in a variety of clinical areas. We used the IDEAL Framework as an EBM tool for these sessions to examine pathways for surgical innovation and considered perspectives on regulation and reimbursement.
View the Program here – IDEAL 2017 Final Agenda
Presentations from the conference can be downloaded at the IDEAL Conference 2017 tab.
IDEAL Conference 2016:
Abstracts from our 2016 Conference are now published in the International Journal of Surgery December 2016 Volume 36, Supplement 2, S133-S144
Videos are now available at the University of Oxford Podcasts https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/ideal-collaboration-conference-2016
October 4, 2017
We are delighted to welcome Dr Arsenio Paez to the IDEAL Collaboration in the role of Specialty Lead for Physiotherapy. Arsenio is a physiotherapist with a pediatric private practice in New York, NY. He is a Professor in the Doctoral Program in … Continue reading
October 3, 2017
“There is a clear need for surgical registry data to improve patient safety and help regulate surgical practices.The IDEAL collaborative, Department of Health (DOH), the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), policymakers and commissioning groups have called for … Continue reading