Review of 2016 MIME Affinity Meetings

Earlier this year in April, MIME facilitated two successful affinity meetings with Monash Health and Alfred Health. The aim of the affinity meetings is to bring clinicians and researchers together to discuss clinical needs that can be addressed with engineering and IT expertise. Over the two meetings we had 20 clinicians present a range of unmet clinical needs and 10 Monash University researchers present their research capabilities. The meetings were well attended, with approximately 80 people at each event. These meetings also serve as a beneficial networking platform between clinicians and researchers. The meetings were timed to launch the 2016 MIME Seed Fund and many of the clinicians who presented unmet clinical needs at the meetings have now submitted their project proposals as part of the phase 1 process. These projects are available for viewing via the MIME website