FREE virtual IDEAL meeting: How should we evaluate innovations in a crisis? Friday 3rd July 2020

We are pleased to invite you to join us to discuss how we should evaluate surgical and device innovations in emergency scenarios.

The meeting will be held online on Friday 3rd July 2020 and is FREE to attend. The programme is below and can be downloaded here: Final Programme_3rdJuly IDEAL Virtual meeting

You are free to join all or part of the programme.

How should we evaluate innovations in a crisis?

Free online IDEAL event – Friday 3 July 2020 (13.00 -15.30 UK time)


13:00 – 13:05  Short word of welcome by Maroeska Rovers, Professor of Evidenced-Based Surgery at Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands

13:05 – 13:17  Recap on IDEAL and why the framework needs to be adjusted to deal with emergency scenarios – Peter McCulloch, Professor of Surgical Science and Practice, Nuffield Dept of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford, UK

13:17 – 13:29  Innovations in disaster relief scenarios – Mamoon Rashid, Professor of Plastic Surgery, STM University & Head, Dept. of Plastic Surgery, Shifa International Hospital. Islamabad, Pakistan

13:29 – 13:37  Questions/discussion

13:37 – 13:49  How to assess innovations in a crisis – Marion Campbell, Vice Principal (Research) & Prof of Health Services Research, Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, UK

13:49 – 13:57  Questions/discussion

13:57 – 14:09  Ethical considerations  – Dr Katrina Hutchison, Research Fellow (MQRF) Department of Philosophy, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia

14:09 – 14:17  Questions/discussion

14:17 – 14:29  Public & Patient Involvement in emergency research  – Derek Stewart, PPI Lead with the MRC NIHR Trials Methodology Research Partnership

14:29 – 14:40  General discussion about all aspects

14:40 – 14:45   Grab a coffee or tea yourself 

14:45 – 15:30  Session 1: Tea corner meet people from the IDEAL collaboration to discuss more about our work

14:45 – 15:30  Session 2: Sandpit session where researchers can pitch their idea and get advice/feedback from others in that session

To register your interest in the event please the click on and complete the Registration Form

We will get back to you with details of how to join the event closer to the date

Best wishes

IDEAL Organising Committee: Maroeska Rovers, Peter McCulloch, Allison Hirst, Crispin Boyd


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