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Is Reality catching up with Iron Man?

06:00 PM - Tuesday 27 March, 2018
Once deemed the stuff of science fiction, implantable devices such as the cochlear implant and pacemakers are now mainstream in today’s medical practice. Such devices have already had a huge impact on health. So, what will the next generation of intelligent implantable technology look like?

How will they pioneer the future of personalised technology?


A/Prof Penelope Allen: 
Head of Bionic Vision at the Centre for Eye Research Australia and Honorary Clinical Research Fellow at Bionic Vision Australia

Professor Mark Cook: 
Director of the Graeme Clark Institute, and Sir John Eccles Chair of Medicine, University of Melbourne 

A/Prof Kate Drummond:
Neurosurgeon at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Associate Professor at The University of Melbourne and a Deputy Director of the MBC-Royal Melbourne Hospital 

Dr Nicholas Opie:
Biomedical Engineer and co-head of the Vascular Bionics Laboratory, University of Melbourne 

Moderated by A/Prof Megan Munsie - Deputy Director, Centre for Stem Cell Systems and Head of the Education, Ethics, Law & Community Awareness Unit at Stem Cells Australia.  

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