Harvard forms with the ULPGC of African professionals in the field of medical technology

Since last Tuesday, Gran Canaria is home to the III international Workshop MACbioIDi, an eminently practical collaborative meeting in which training activities are developed and knowledge is shared for the development of projects. Research, development and training are the crucial aspects that arise, always with the technology applied to health sciences as the central axis.

The training session of these days, addressed to African partners and developed at the University Institute of Biomedical and Sanitary Research (IUIBS) of the Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), has been taught by Dr. Mike Halle, Radiology instructor at Harvard Medical School, director of technology development for the Surgical planing Lab, and the Brigham and Women´s Hospital, who has focused their training sessions on 3DSlicer technology and the Open Anatomy.

These sessions are formed by some ten African professionals who are active in the field of medicine and engineering in Mauritania, Senegal, Cape Verde and Mozambique.

The MACbioIDi project promotes the scientific, formative and business activity of global reach in the field of medical TICs, and in it participate more than 31 partners from the Canary Islands, Madeira, Azores, Cape Verde, Mauritania, Senegal, peninsular Spain and the USA. Its objective is to develop medical technology and training programs that can be used in the participating territories, paying attention to their social and business transfer.

30th NAMIC Project Week

In parallel to the development of the III International Workshop MACbioIDi, the 30th NAMIC Project Week will be held in Gran Canaria, in which also researchers from the MACBIOIDI project participate. The international event starts in the humanities building of the ULPGC, on Monday 28 January, at 11:00 hours with the presence of the Vice-rector of internationalization and cooperation of the ULPGC, Richard Clouet; And professor of ULPGC in signal theory and communications, Juan Ruiz Alzola.