High quality research is necessary to identify the diagnostic tests that are accurate and treatments that are effective. Systematic review of randomised controlled trials in literature is currently considered the best level of evidence in assessing whether a treatment is effective. Among systematic reviews, Cochrane systematic reviews are considered the best quality systematic reviews. Professor Gurusamy is the first author or contact author in more than 70 Cochrane systematic reviews and an author in more than 100 Cochrane systematic reviews. Overall, at least 40 of his systematic reviews and cost-effectiveness analyses have been used in national or international guidelines indicating that his research is not only of high quality, but also that the research topics he choose are important for patient management. A list of important national and international guidelines that have used his research to draw clinical guidelines are listed in https://sites.google.com/view/kgurusamy-guidelinescitations/home”.
Professor Moiemen is President of the International Association of Burn Injury (ISBI), Immediate Past President of European Burn Association Executive, and past Chairman of the British Burn Association (BBA). He has published more than 100 papers in peer review journals and book chapters. He is a member of senior editorial board of BURNS and Journal of Burn Care and Research and was deputy editor of Journal of Burn and Trauma.
Mr Marsh is trained in all aspects of plastic surgery with a specialist interest in breast reconstruction, male and female congenital breast conditions, skin cancer treatment and aesthetic surgery. He has a PhD from UCL, with research interests in breast surgery, wound healing and the development of new nanoparticle based therapies for skin cancers. As well as at the Royal Free London, Mr Marsh provides plastic surgery services at Mt Vernon and Northwick Park Hospitals.
Mr Allan Ponniah is a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon with a special interest in facial reconstruction. He trained in Craniofacial surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital and did fellowships in Holland, France and Japan. His interest in the face has led him to start a software company that plans to use AI to unlock the vast potential of the human face.
Professor Wenhui Song is a chair of Biomaterials and Medical Engineering and the Director for Biomaterials in Surgical Reconstruction and Regeneration at the Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London. She leads research in development of novel biomaterials and biomanufacturing for artificial organs, implantable devices and regenerative medicine. Currently she coordinates and participates several major multi-disciplinary projects funded by EPSRC and Wellcome Trust, working on development of 3D printing human organs, piezo-electric nanofiber based cochlea implant, robotic total laryngeal replacement and soft robotics for surgery. Her work has been awarded 15 national and international prizes. She has authored/co-authored over 70 highly-cited journal papers including Science, Advanced Materials, Biomaterials and 4 book chapters. She is a member/panel member of the EPSRC College and Innovate UK.
Her presentation will update recent progress on 3D printing elastomer nanohybrid and composites for surgical reconstruction and regeneration of soft tissues and organs.