April 2019 Meeting
A New Frontier: 3D Printing in Medicine and Surgery
As disruptive technologies sweep across our current medical landscape, significant challenges are posed to clinicians, scientists, patients, regulators and the broader public as they struggle to keep up with the rate of change.This presentation seeks to highlight the key innovations currently impacting healthcare and society as a whole, and raise the necessary questions we should be asking ourselves in order for humanity to keep up with the ever changing landscape of technological innovation. We share our experiences of being at the forefront of some of these technologies through the Austin Health 3D Medical Printing Laboratory's journey and future directions.
Jason is a Clinical Senior Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences based at the Austin Hospital Department of Surgery. He is a Specialist Vascular Surgeon and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Jason is Director of Vascular Surgery at Austin Health and is also the Director of the Austin Health 3D Medical Printing Laboratory, formed in collaboration with The University of Melbourne Department of Mechanical Engineering. His many community and clinical governance roles include being past-chair of the RACS Victorian Regional Committee, Councillor to AMA Victoria, membership of advisory committees to the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, and President of the Australian Chinese Medical Association of Victoria. Jason maintains a strong interest in multiculturalism, diversity, safety and quality in healthcare, surgical education, simulation and training, as well as systems innovation and medical device development.