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Cyclops Healthcare Network – Grand Challenge Workshop

Monday 20th March 2017 @ 8:00 am - Tuesday 21st March 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Applications are invited for participation at the EPSRC-funded Cyclops Healthcare Network Grand Challenge Workshop. Participants will explore applications of closed loop control systems for optimising the treatment of patients in three clinical areas: intensive care, chronic wound care, cancer care.

A maximum of 60 delegates will participate in the workshop in order to ensure high quality networking. If the event is oversubscribed, then participants will be selected, to ensure a balance of skillsets, clinical areas of interest and roles on the pathway to adoption.

Workshop delegates will be eligible to bid for a share of £300k for feasibility studies.

What are closed loop control systems for optimising treatment?

A treatment that is optimised and personalised can significantly improve patient outcomes across a range of medical conditions. The closed loop control approach involves continuously monitoring key clinical parameters and, informed by mathematical models, adapting treatment.

Challenges that might be addressed using closed loop control include: the delivery of treatment to cancer patients, the moment-to-moment management of critically ill (or injured) patients, and the accelerated healing of chronic wounds. These are the three clinical exemplar areas of focus of the Cyclops network.

Who should participate?


  • You must work in an area that has the potential to be applied to the optimisation of healthcare treatment through closed loop control systems.
  • Participants will be those with expertise and/or experience in the following disciplines (this list is not exclusive): medical devices, sensors, mathematical modelling, artificial intelligence, human factors, risk management, psychology of healthcare, patient group representatives, clinicians from the clinical exemplar areas and healthcare managers.
  • Participants may be from any stage of the path to adoption, from blue-skies’ researchers to device manufacturers and device users.
  • Participants may be from any career stage; early career researchers are encouraged to participate.
  • Applicants for funding must be able to attend both days of the workshop.
  • Only those who attend the workshop may lead bids for feasibility studies.

To find out more about this workshop and register your place, please click here.


Monday 20th March 2017 @ 8:00 am
Tuesday 21st March 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Nottingham Conference Centre
Burton Street
Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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