Digital twins – twice the value?
Digital twins – twice the value?
Digital twins are virtual replicas of patients, devices, or healthcare systems. Enabling tailored treatment, healthcare providers can assess patients without them being in the room.
Hearing from leading experts in digital health, learn about life-saving advances in digital twins as they discuss topics such as:
- the ways that digital twins are built to create personalised patient models for accurate medical analysis and intervention
- using digital twins to assess and monitor patients remotely
- how digital twins allow practitioners to track and collect medical data in real-time – and the positive impact of this
- leveraging digital twins in testing treatments, optimising decisions and improving patient outcomes.
Meet your speakers
Professor Chris BainLead, Alliance for Digital Health At Monash (ADAM) and Co-Director, AIM for Health Lab
Chris' position is the first of its kind in the faculty. He has more than 30 years' experience in the health industry, including 12 in clinical medicine. He's led numerous software development and implementation projects in the health industry and works with many faculties and Institutes across the University, as well as with a range of health industry partners, in leading the Monash efforts in Digital Health.
Associate Professor Ram NatarajaConsultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics Director of Surgical Simulation, Monash Children’s Simulation MCH Simulation Consultant in Surgical Education to the W.H.O. WPRO ANZAPS Victorian & Tasmania Representative
A/Prof Nataraja is a consultant paediatric and neonatal surgeon with expertise both in the clinical and educational realms. He is an expert in surgical simulation and technologies for surgical care delivery.
Holding a senior lecturer appointment in the Department of Paediatrics, Monash University, A/Prof Nataraja is the project lead for Monash Children’s Hospital International and is an experienced award-winning educator that has developed education programs endorsed by the national training bodies for surgery and general practitioners.
Adjunct Clinical Professor Thanh PhanLeader of the Acute Stroke, Data Mining and Imaging Division of the Stroke and Ageing Research Group (STAR) at the Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences, Monash Health
Currently at the Department of Neurosciences at Monash Health, Prof Phan runs comprehensive stroke, young stroke, TIA and Minor stroke outpatient clinics. He is actively involved in the teaching of Advanced Physician Trainees in both Neurology and Stroke and supervises a Doctorate student and the Monash Stroke Fellowship program.
Prof Phan conducts research into several aspects of cerebrovascular disease and neurological diseases.
Dr Andrew StephensResearch Fellow, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Monash University
Dr Stephens is an electronic and computer engineer.
After completing a PhD in the control of artificial heart devices, he went on to work in biomedical engineering.
His current research focuses on improving mechanical cardio-respiratory support for critically ill people. His research looks at improving automation, safety, and quality of life for patients supported by these devices. He is also working on bio-implantable fibre optic sensors which can be used for monitoring and decision making.