On Thursday 6th July 2012, STFC hosted a ‘Physics to Healthcare Workshop’ KTN event at Hamilton House, London which attracted a wide spectrum of representatives encompassing the clinical, scientific and industrial applications for the diagnosis, treatment and long term care for patients identified with a variety of cancer related diseases. Along with over 100 delegates for the event, Peter McIntosh, Jim Clarke and Anthony Gleeson attended; presenting a poster on accelerator applications in the healthcare sector and Suzie Sheehy gave an invited presentation on, 'Accelerating Proton Therapy – Can a New Breed of Accelerator Help Oncologists?'. Peter Weightman (Liverpool University) also presented the breakthrough work completed on the ALICE accelerator for the diagnosis of Oesophageal cancer entitled, ‘The Potential of Infrared Free Electron Lasers for the Study of Cancer’. The networking context of the meeting was intended to bring together technology developers in the medical field and clinical users. Funding streams within STFC and the wider UK frameworks were identified, with case study representations from; STFC, The Institute of Cancer Research, University of Liverpool and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, all explicitly detailing examples of how successful collaborations have been substantiated to deliver improved capabilities and impact in the medical and health arenas.
Further information can be found at: https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/physics-to-healthcare (link opens in a new window)