The 2019 Perth Biodesign course kicks off tonight with the first Wednesday class session being generously hosted by the Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation (CERI). In 2018, the Perth Biodesign team received over 140 expressions of interest for only 25 places in the course. We are delighted to announce that, due to this overwhelming demand and another influx of high quality applications in 2019, we have expanded to 30 participants this year.
For the first time, each 2019 team will undertake their clinical immersions in the same clinical area. This means that in Perth Biodesign 2019, there are 6 key focus areas of medicine: ICU, Radiology, Plastics, Geriatric Medicine, Anaesthesia and Cardiology. Over the next six months, the teams will work together to identify and validate an unmet need and work together to develop a solution.
Earlier in the week we also announced our alumni fellows for 2019 here. If you are interested in being a part of the 2020 Perth Biodesign course, you can find out more about the course or send in an expression of interest here.