APAC Forum 2015
The APAC Forum is Asia Pacific’s premier healthcare conference, managed by Ko Awatea, the centre for health system innovation and improvement at Auckland’s Counties Manukau Health. Delegates attend APAC to meet and hear from some of the great minds in health improvement, share the work they have been doing, and learn from lead-edge initiatives taking place in healthcare organisations across the world.
I was lucky enough to present at the event with Principal Pharmacist Rob Ticehurst on the use of 3D printing in the clinical context. A medical conference is perhaps an unorthodox place for a product designer, but its exciting to see such a tangible example of clinicians and designers working collaboratively. There was genuine interest in both the exhibited project, the role of the design lab in Auckland hospital and how the venture could be replicated in different hospitals across Australasia.