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.
Virtual IDEAL Conference 2021: April 15 – April 16 hosted in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
We are currently planning this event and further details will be available here very soon – Save the dates!
IDEAL Conference 2019 Oxford, UK
See our 2019 meeting webpage for more details
IDEAL Conference 2018 Bristol, UK
Videos of presentations from the conference are now available : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLag6FVgi67H1OtKoy2ZSui2afdYJoks6c
Further details on our IDEAL2018 Conference webpage
IDEAL Conference 2017 New York, USA
Research, Regulation, and Reimbursement in Surgery and Technologies
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 Oxford, UK
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
November 9, 2020
Prof Peter McCulloch, Chair of the IDEAL Collaboration explains the IDEAL Framework through the experience of students developing paper planes. The filming was carried out at Trinity College, Oxford in March 2020 prior to Covid-19 restrictions. Click on … Continue reading
July 15, 2020
Available here: https://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Abstract/9000/The_IDEAL_Reporting_Guidelines__A_Delphi_Consensus.94383.aspx We are delighted to announce the completion and publication of the IDEAL Reporting Guidelines which we hope will improve the quality of surgical research by increasing awareness of the key methodological issues throughout the innovation life-cycle. We … Continue reading