People are living longer. The global population is expected to reach 10
billion by 2050, there are 256 birth every minute across the world and an
estimated 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer. From birth to death,
we put our trust in medical specialists and the equipment they use to ensure we
have a long and healthy life. But what of that cutting-edge technology? What
lies behind the sensors, diagnostics tools and assistive equipment clinicians
employ every day? And who are the people that conceive, create and maintain
these life giving and saving devices?
Medical devices are at the cutting edge of engineering and design; bringing
together an understanding of human anatomy and physiology, and the complexity
of mathematics, electronics and mechanical systems.
If you have ever wondered how healthcare technology is designed, what it
would be like to work in the med tech industry or with medical devices in a
hospital, or you’re just curious about health and care, then why not attend,
the IMechE’s International Women in Engineering Event in London on Thursday
22rd June 2017.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is proud to welcome a host of med
tech professionals including engineers, designers and regulators to celebrate International
Women in Engineering Day. At this event you will be able to share experiences,
make new contacts and hear about the working lives of women in this diverse and
The evening will begin with presentations from three of our guests,
looking at health technology in research right through to future innovations.
Followed by a panel discussion where you get to ask our health
technology professionals about their greatest engineering challenges and
achievements and what the future holds for healthcare and engineering.