Robotic Technology enabling Healthcare in Scotland

Date:
Tuesday 16 January 2018

Time:
5.15pm - 7.00pm

Venue:
Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HG

Cost:
Free of charge to both BCS and Non BCS Members

Speaker:
Dr Katie Maclure

Synopsis:

Ubiquitous technology underpins healthcare in Scotland. Increasingly robotics is being adopted for medicines management, surgical procedures, hospital logistics and even care of the elderly in their own homes. How far can we or should we go in removing the human touch?

Followed by Branch EGM to elect a chair to replace Ken Forbes who has unfortunately resigned for health reasons.

About the speaker:

Dr Katie Maclure is a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer with the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences at Robert Gordon University. A former lecturer in computing, Dr MacLure's general research interests are in the areas of ehealth, digital literacy, pharmacy practice and research methods. Katie is a member of the British Computer Society (MBCS; Education Liaison Officer, Aberdeen branch), Pharmaceutical Scientist member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (SRPharmS), registered with the Association of Internet Researchers and member of the Digital Health Institute.