The first UK’s Child Health Technology Conference – CHT2021 was held virtually from March 2-5, 2021. The event promoted by the NIHR Children and Young People MedTech Co-operative (NIHR CYP MedTech) was a great occasion to share knowledge, expertise, and experience on a diverse range of child health technology subjects. For the occasion, EPTRI has submitted an abstract entitled ‘The European Paediatric Translational Research Infrastructure to foster research on paediatric medical devices’ that has been presented as a poster.
The poster showed how EPTRI can cover the existing gap between the idea, the development, and the clinical application of medical devices in the paediatric population.
In the field of child health technology, EPTRI is working to establish thematic research platforms on several areas related to the discovery and development of paediatric drugs and medical devices to foster research in these fields and accelerate the access of paediatric patients to tailored drugs and devices.
The meeting was kicked off on March 2nd with the welcome address of Prof. Paul Dimitri (Child Health Technology Conference Founder) and the speech of Dr James Woollard on “Supporting children and young people’s mental health in the internet age, at the time of a pandemic, and beyond.”
The second day included inspirational talks from patient advocates and SMEs, oral presentations on the latest research, interactive seminars on robotics for child health and transforming child health, and an overview of how the NIHR supports user-centred technology research.
The third day provided a focus on the child health technology, how to improve children’s oral health and interactive seminars about patient’s involvement.
The conference concluded with keynotes on artificial intelligence and funding, seminars on virtual reality and the NIHR MICs, oral abstract presentations on the latest research, and a technology demonstration from the Alder Hey Innovation Hub.
The audio presentation of the EPTRI poster is available here.