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Students from the UAE came to Children's National for a summer of learning. The students spent their time in the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, as part of the 'Student Innovators Program,' which was featured in Gulf News.
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Doctors from the Sheikh Zayed Institute at Children’s National explain how they can create organ replicas through the use of 3D printers to help doctors develop strategies for operating on children.
Two pediatric medical device innovators, Velano Vascular and REBIScan, were selected from eight finalists to each receive a $50,000 award in a competition held by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation as part of its second annual symposium focused on pediatric surgical innovation.
Children’s National Health System’s Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation is developing a novel robotic system for minimally invasive procedures in pediatric surgery, such as connecting blood vessels, to be more effective, improve patient care, and reduce costs.
Considerable progress has been made to advance pediatric drug research and to ensure appropriate drug product labeling for children but much still needs to be done for pediatric device research and development. On October 24, 2014, physician-scientists, pediatric surgeons, engineers, policy makers, and government officials will gather in the Knight Conference room at Washington, DC’s Newseum to discuss the critical issues pertinent to pediatric device development. Margaret Hamburg, MD, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will deliver the Opening Keynote address.