The SIU 2017 Spring Term educational programme aims to guide participants through many of the key practical skills required to take an idea from laboratory research and published work to a fully formed and translatable business idea. The talks will cover subjects such as; combining roles in academia and biotech; analysing, fine tuning and executing your plan for a biotech business; patenting your research to add value and defensibility to your business; and insights into how to attract the big science funders.



GUEST SPEAKER: Tessa Davis, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

A3 lecture hall, Medical University of Silesia (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)

Dr. Tessa Davis is a Paediatrician specialising in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. She creates and delivers online learning resources for healthcare professionals. Tessa is passionate about the use of social networks and technology to improve patient care. She is a media commentator for child health issues and speaks about paediatrics and technology at conferences all over the world. Tessa is currently working in London.

In 2015 Tessa won the NSW Minister for Health Registrar of the Year Award.

As a student or a healthcare professional, do you feel that you  often get lost in the patient's history and struggle for differential diagnosis?
This session will aim to educate on how academia and the healthcare industry can combine to translate knowledge from the patient's history into a probable diagnosis using a clinical support tool. This will be an interactive session, looking at medical case studies and solving problems. Attendees will also be able to explore the possible career options in medicine with a Q&A session. Entrance is free, however to be in the chance of winning a stethoscope from a random draw, raffle tickets can be purchased at 1zl each. Light refreshments will be provided.

SESSION 2 (16/05/17): The Revolution of Surgery and the Rise of Technology

GUEST SPEAKERs: Piotr Bańka (medtube) and dr joanna kowalik 


A3 lecture hall, Medical University of Silesia (5:00 PM - 6:30 PM)

MEDtube is an online video-centric education and communication platform for healthcare professionals, originally created by Polish transplantologists in 2010. The online library contains medical videos, images, medical cases, visualisations and animations, as well as other professional materials, encompassing all medical specialties. The materials are shared by physicians, medical societies, universities and other institutions all over the world, from Poland to the USA.


Do you realise how FAST technology is shaping the future of medicine?
Our biggest tool now sits in our pockets and on our desks as mobile phones and tablets.

Join us on May 16th to discuss the history and the future of surgery, in collaboration with MEDtube.