IMA Conference on Mathematics of Medical Devices and Surgical Procedures
Mathematics is playing an ever increasing role in the area of health and medicine, through the use of modelling, statistics, and virtual simulations. These mathematical tools are becoming invaluable in testing the feasibility of surgical procedures and medical devices prior to clinical trials. Furthermore, there is a very realistic possibility over the next twenty years that computer models coupled to patient-specific imaging will be used in real time in the clinical environment to directly advise on treatment strategies. The aim of this conference is to bring together the diverse community of mathematicians, engineers, physicists, clinicians involved in using applied sciences and mathematics to develop and use medical devices to discuss both the latest research and the needs of the clinical community and patients.