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Wednesday
Oct152014

Job Opportunity (2) - Surgical + Prosthetic Design Technician at PDR

A second exciting position is now open for applications at PDR; a Medical Applications Technician in the Surgical + Prosthetic Design team.

The role involves delivering PDR's UK-leading, 3D-printed, custom anatomical model service.

The successful applicant will engage in CT and MRI scan-data manipulation, 3D-printing preperation, 3D-printer operation, post-processing, and regular customer liaison.  

Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, be highly disciplined in meeting deadlines, and be willing to learn about relevant medical and anatomical terminology.

The deadline for applications is 28th October 2014.

Further information about PDR's Surgical + Prosthetic Design services can be found HERE.

A detailed job description can be found HERE.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

Monday
Oct062014

Job Opportunity (1) - Research Assistant at PDR

An exciting research assistant position is now open for applications at PDR.

The role involves delivering an EPSRC-funded project in the field of additive manufacturing (3D printing) for custom surgical implants.

The successful applicant will engage in data collection for, prototype evaluation of, and research publication from the development of a novel, user-led software interface and system.

Applicants must be highly organised, self motivated, and excellent at team-work.

The deadline for applications is 19th October 2014.

Further information about the project can be found HERE.

A detailed job description can be found HERE.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

Tuesday
Sep302014

CARTIS Team Presents at 5th Triennial ADT Congress in Beijing

L to R: Sean Peel (Design + Research Engineer - PDR); Ffion O'Malley (Academic Associate - PDR); Lawrence Dovgalski (Principal Maxillofacial Prosthetist - Morriston Hospital); Dr Dominic Eggbeer (Unit Manager - Surgical + Prosthetic Design - PDR); Mr Peter Evans (Consultant Maxillofacial Prosthetist - Morriston Hospital)

CARTIS members from PDR and Morriston Hospital have recently returned from presenting papers at the 5th Triennial congress of the ADT (Advanced Digital Technology in Head & Neck Reconstruction) Foundation in Beijing.  After their seven well-recieved presentations, the team had invaluable networking and learning opportunities during a successful and informative event.  

CARTIS remains at the cutting-edge of the application of digital design and 3D printing to both routine and uniquely challenging surgical cases - having been amongst the first to pioneer these techniques in Britain in the late 90's.  The team's presentations are listed below - clicking on them will open the conference program (PDF - ADT website); page numbers for each abstract are provided. 

Adrian Sugar:

IMAGING AND PLANNING IN SURGERY: OUTCOME OF THE AOCMF CLINICAL PRIORITY PROGRAM (PAGE 38)

Dominic Eggbeer:

THE FUNCTIONAL APPROPRIATENESS OF COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGNED / ADDITIVE MANUFACTURED IMPLANTS (PAGE 53) 

Ffion O'Malley: 

RESEARCH TO INFORM OPTIMAL MAXILLOFACIAL SURGICAL GUIDE DESIGN & MANUFACTURE (PAGE 54)

Sean Peel:

ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED MAXILLOFACIAL IMPLANTS – TOWARDS NEW DESIGN TOOLS (PAGE 55)

Peter Evans:

ACCURACY OF ZYGOMATIC IMPLANT PLACEMENT IN NASAL REGION (PAGE 61) 

Peter Evans:

THE DIGITIAL PATHWAY IN FACIAL PROSTHETICS (PAGE 69)

Lawrence Dovgalski:

ACCURACY OF COLOUR MATCHING: COMPARISON OF TRADITIONAL AND DIGITAL TECHNIQUES (PAGE 78) 

More information about the ADT can be found HERE at the foundation website.

Sunday
Aug312014

ADT UK Group - Workshop Report

The first UK ADT Group workshop showcased current research and best practice in head and neck reconstruction and related fields.  A mix of scientific presentations from fundamental research to surgical and prosthetic applications of technology was complemented with an afternoon forum.  This stimulated the debate necessary to identify current best practice, limitations with existing technology-based approaches and identify future challenges for research and development. 

The day was wall attended by vibrant mix of surgeons, prosthetic technologists, researchers, students and industry representatives.  This helped to mediate the value of points that arose during the day and will help to ensure that the future research is balanced, prioritised and outcomes can be followed up appropriately.

A workshop report can be downloaded here. 

Friday
Jul252014

1st ADT UK Regional Leadership Group Workshop Held in Loughborough

Delegates attending the ADT UK RLG Workshop at Loughborough Design School

The first Advancing Digital Technology in Head and Neck Reconstruction (ADT) UK Regional Leadership Group (RLG) Workshop was held yesterday at Loughborough Design School.

The day was a success - with a full programme of scientific presentations from a broad spectrum of specialties; including regenerative medicine and bio printing, functional outcome assessment in orthognathic surgery, digital developments in facial prosthetics, and additive manufacturing applications to surgical guide and implant design.

Each topic prompted useful discussion - a summary of which will be presented to the global ADT meeting in Beijing in September.

The intention to hold regular future meetings was enthusiastically recieved - further details will be announced in the coming months.

The ADT UK RLG provides a forum for UK clinicians, researchers, students and industry to disseminate current best practice and identify future research challenges.  For more information, click HERE.

CARTIS Members at the ADT UK RLG Workshop (L-R): Mr Satyajeet Bhatia, Dr Richard Bibb, Mr Peter Evans, Dr Dominic Eggbeer, Sean Peel, Lawrence Dovgalski, Emily Bilbie, Kelly Morris, Ffion O'Malley.