The Healthcare Technologies Strategic Advisory Team (SAT) have agreed the future Grand Challenge strategy based round a matrix of grand challenges and cross-cutting research capabilities. This matrix is still to be finalised, however current thinking is that there will be four healthcare driven challenges:
- Using real-time information to support self-management of health and wellbeing, and facilitating timely interventions.
- Optimising treatment for individuals through early diagnosis, patient-specific prediction and evidence-based intervention.
- Enhancing the precision and minimising the invasiveness of surgery, radiotherapy, and other physical interventions.
- Supporting the development of new therapies – from drug delivery technology to scalable manufacturing methods.
The new strategy will be launched at a town meeting in London on 14th April 2015, along with a number of funding opportunities to begin implementing the strategy. To attend this launch event, a expression of interest needs to be submitted via the EPSRC website. This will need to be submitted by the 2nd March 2015. This will ensure the diversity and appropriateness of attendees.
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