Theatre 11

Wednesday 6th June

Thursday 7th June

speaker

11.45 - 12.15

David Macdonald

3 simple steps to ultimate financial freedom

International Speaker David will show you how to achieve ultimate financial security steadily building wealth by harnessing your income and diverting some of it into tax-efficient savings structures. Taking 20 years of financial experience; David has simplified the financial planning process into 3 simple stages which he will share with you. This session is packed with useful information and practical takeaways that can be applied at any stage of your life’s journey.

speaker

12.30 - 13.00

Christopher Pace

Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring for neural protection during spine surgery

Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring for neural protection during spine surgery Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring (IONM) is a helpful tool employed during spine surgery to reduce the risk of iatrogenic (surgery-specific) or patient positioning-dependent injury to delicate spinal cord and nerve pathways. IONM is, also, used to evaluate the integrity of bony structures of the spine into which metal implants have been placed to: stabilize the spine, serve as a lever to correct spinal deformities and/or promote bony fusion. When neuroanatomy is obscured or questionable due to malformations, IONM is also employed to identify and localize neural structures. Finally, the use of IONM has dramatically increased recently as a tool for determining the most appropriate placement and function of devices designed to sit on or near the spinal cord to neuromodulate pain (e.g. spinal cord/dorsal root stimulators). This presentation is intended to give an overview of IONM and to focus on IONM for a selection of major spine procedures.

speaker

13.15 - 13.45

Maroun Farah

BioPot platform: development of EEG, EMG and Bioimpedance tattoo wearables

Recent advancements in noninvasive bioelectric sensing allow the use of novel materials and technologies to interface with the nervous system. Key to this are printable electrodes that are disposed on ultra-thin tattoo like substrates for the sensing of EEG, EMG and bio-impedance signals. Electronics interfacing to it should be lightweight and easily connect to electrodes, acquiring and processing signals, then streaming data to patient’s tablet or smart phone and then to the cloud. Long term monitoring is also desirable, allowing the monitoring of patients at home. Bluetooth low energy latest changes, (BLE 5.0) in addition to being very efficient in power, brings a higher transmission bandwidth, enabling the transmission of digitized bioelectric signals. The BioPot platform is a lightweight, OEM, BLE 5.0 enabled platform that allows the sensing and acquisition of multichannel EEG, EMG and bio-impedance signals. BioPot is available with an SDK and a qualified HW module for the quick development of wearable neuroproducts.