Info for the Community
Aside from the surgical technologies we are developing, we want to provide an open dialogue for those in the community who are affected by the conditions we are researching, both past and present, to discuss what your concerns are and how these technologies would be, or could have been, of benefit to you. It also provides a chance to discuss any associated risks and the long-term impacts of the surgeries, as well as meeting other people in the community who have been affected by the issues we are tackling.
Our research and development began in August 2014 and we aim to share the findings and progress with the community publicly, through open forums, published brochures, charities we are working with, our website and facebook account.
During the project we will require healthy volunteers to support our research (for instance, pregnant mothers going for an ultrasound scan), we will put out further information as and when the need arises. At this stage procedures are not at the clinical trials stage (available to patients as a treatment option), although that is our end goal. If you or someone you know is affected by any of the conditions and would like further help and support please see our charity page for links to contacts.
The GIFT-Surg project poses lots of Engineering challenges across a full spectrum to include mechanical device development, chemical nanotechnology, photoacoustic development, software development and most importantly, integration.
Our research and development began in August 2014 and all of our results will be published in open access journals. Along with podcasts of selected conference presentations, they are available here.
GIFT-Surg is working closely with a range of skilled clinicians to develop technologies and training in this field. Currently at the research stage, the project aims for developments to eventually be available at the clinical level as a viable treatment option for practitioners.
GIFT-Surg aims to improve treatments and outcomes for a selection of serious congenital birth defects. Further information on the treatments being developed can be found here >
GIFT-Surg will be running an active series of conferences and events for clinicians and researchers within the industry. Details of upcoming events can be found here >
- EVENT: GIFT-Surg for Bliss Fundraising Pub Quiz | 15 September
- Project Investigators feature on BBC Radio 4: “Inside the Ethics Committee – Growth Restriction in Pregnancy”
- in2science placement: Interview with Sahil Jain
- Students fundraising for Bliss through Royal Parks Half Marathon
- Paper on ultrasonic tracking for surgical needles featured in Physics Today
- Interactive segementation work accepted for MICCAI
- GIFT-Surg at UCLH Research Open Day
- First Fetal MRI scan at UCLH
- Paper on Photoacoustic Imaging published in Physics Education
- GIFT-Surg Researcher awarded Ramsay Fellowship
- GIFT-Surg researchers to speak at Pint of Science 2016
- Latest Patient Engagement Meeting update
- Improving field of view for TTTS interventions
- Paper accepted for IPEM Conference on Fetal, Neonatal and Paediatric MR imaging
- Adrien Desjardins receives EPSRC Healthcare Technologies Challenge Award
- Gift-Surg featured on Al Jazeera England NewsHour
- Tom Vercauteren to speak at the Hamlyn Winter School
- Test servers to boost our software development process
- Pictures from Bloomsbury Festival 2015
- Prof Jan Deprest featured on BBC England
- Dr Tom Vercauteren presents at MICCAI 2015
- New Paper Published in Medical Image Analysis
- GIFT-Surg at the Bloomsbury Festival
- Paper wins 3rd Prize at CRAS 2015
- Mosaicing Video Released
- Paper Accepted in Perinatal Diagnosis
- Update from the IFMSS Annual Conference
- Prof Seb Ourselin delivers a keynote lecture at the IFMSS Annual Conference / FMF World Congress on Sunday 21 June 2015
- GIFT-Surg Stall at the UCLH Research Open Day on Tue 23 June
- GIFT-Surg Research Papers accepted for MICCAI 2015
- GIFT-Surg Research Papers accepted for the Hamlyn Symposium
- Patient and Public Advisory Group information posted
- GIFT-Surg featured in the UCL Annual Review
- News of our project launch featured in The Observer