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The IDEAL Framework is for improving research in surgery, devices and non-pharmacological interventions.

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Why we need the IDEAL Framework

Peter McCulloch talks about how we can sometimes get carried away with the enthusiasm and commercial imperatives for new surgical technologies. Such "enthusiasm bias" needs to be tempered with a rigorous framework for the evaluation of the effects of these technologies.

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Advisory service for designing studies in surgery or therapeutic devices

This free service is for clinicians and scientists doing research as part of a grant-funded research project, or as an unfunded service improvement.

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5 September 2022

IDEAL Meeting 2022: A message from Peter McCulloch, Chair of the IDEAL Collaboration

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Robotic Surgery team, by Army Medicine, licensed under CC BY 2.0

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Can't wait to participate in @IDEALCollab International meeting held this year at @TrinityOxford . We'll speak about the use, methods, challenges, and opportunities with the use of #realworlddata #realworldevidence for the evaluation of surgical innovation and medical devices https://twitter.com/IDEALCollab/status/1567082863182348290

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We're pleased to announce that the IDEAL Collaboration International meeting for 2022 will be held at Trinity College, Oxford on the 10th-11th of November.

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Pleased to be chairing the IDEAL STATISTICS session @IDEALCollab 2022 in Oxford - come and hear latest stats plans in surgical evaluation - preliminary programme below https://twitter.com/IDEALCollab/status/1567082867867402242

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⚡ Our preliminary programme for #IDEAL2022 is now available.

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We look forward to welcoming you back to Oxford.

All the best,
The IDEAL Team

Here is what Peter McCulloch, Chair of the IDEAL Collaboration has to say about our upcoming IDEAL Meeting at Trinity College, Oxford.



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