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13 January 2017: Healthcare Heroes: The Passion Project

Tal Golesworthy and the PEARS project is featured in a book and website called Healthcare Heroes: The Passion Project. The project is run by Havas Lynx, a leading global healthcare communications group, and it’s dedicated to the people working with passion, purpose and determination to improve peoples’ lives all over the world.

You can read Tal’s story on the Healthcare Heroes website.


27 October 2016: Tal Golesworthy is keynote speaker at Research Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Summit

Tal Golesworthy was a keynote speaker at the Research Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Summit, which took place in Ottawa, Canada between 25 and 27 October. The conference had the theme of Health Innovation: Working Together on Shared Health Priorities and brought together SPOR stakeholders, including patients, federal, provincial and territorial ministries, partners, researchers and clinicians. More information about SPOR can be found at www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca

Tal Golesworthy is keynote speaker at Research Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Summit

Tal Golesworthy is keynote speaker at Research Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Summit


22 October 2016: Tal Golesworthy is keynote speaker at BRAINCOMS

Tal Golesworthy was a keynote speaker at BRAINCOMS, the Brazilian International Congress of Medical Students, which took place at the Escola Paulista de Medicina – Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Sao Paolo, Brazil between 20 and 22 October. The event gives delegates the opportunity to learn from internationally renowned keynote speakers, practise their skills in hands-on workshops and build up networks with other medical students from around the world. For more information on the conference visit www.braincoms.com.

Tal Golesworthy keynote speaker at BRAINCOMS

Tal Golesworthy keynote speaker at BRAINCOMS

Tal Golesworthy keynote speaker at BRAINCOMS

Tal Golesworthy keynote speaker at BRAINCOMS

Tal Golesworthy keynote speaker at BRAINCOMS


21 October 2016: Tal Golesworthy presents PEARS to surgeons at Instituto do Corãçao

At the invitation of cardiologist Prof Dr Jose Honorio Palma, Tal Golesworthy introduced PEARS to cardiac surgeons at the Instituto do Coração (InCor), which is part of the Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

21 October 2016: Tal Golesworthy presents PEARS to surgeons at Instituto do CorAÇÂO

21 October 2016: Tal Golesworthy presents PEARS to surgeons at Instituto do CorAÇÂO


3 September 2016

In an editorial published today in the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Leslie Hamilton – former president of the Society for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland and regional director for professional affairs at the Royal College of Surgeons of England - discusses the question of when an emerging technology should enter the therapeutic arena. Commenting specifically on the Personalised External Aortic Root Support (PEARS) he argues that, following a precedent set in a recent Supreme Court case, surgeons have a responsibility to provide information on all appropriate medical procedures to allow the patient to make an informed decision. He suggests that patients should be made aware of the PEARS option. You can read the article here.


19 August 2016: Tal Golesworthy features on Sky News’ Swipe

Tal Golesworthy was featured in the 19 August edition of Swipe, Sky News’ technology programme. He was interviewed as part of a feature which looked at patient-driven innovation. You can watch the edition below.


31 March 2016: PEARS review published in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

A review of the PEARS project has been published in the online edition of the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. The review was written by Tom Treasure, Mario Petrou, Ulrich Rosendahl, Conal Austin, Filip Rega, Jan Pirk and John Pepper and is called Personalized external aortic root support: a review of the current status, You can download the review here.


4 March 2016: Tal Golesworthy speaks at AEICBAS Biomedical Congress in Porto

On 4 March 2016, Tal Golesworthy spoke at the AEICBAS Biomedical Congress at the Abel Salazar Institute of Sciences in Oporto, Portugal. The Congress invites speakers from all over the world to share their research with the Institute’s students. The subject of Tal's presentation was PEARS: Engineering Innovation in Cardiac Surgery.

Tal Golesworthy speaks at AEICBAS Biomedical Congress in Porto

Tal Golesworthy speaks at AEICBAS Biomedical Congress in Porto


25 February 2016: Tal Golesworthy speaks at HCA Healthcare UK Question of Quality Conference

On 25 February 2016, Tal Golesworthy gave a presentation at the HCA Healthcare UK Question of Quality Conference called Patient driven surgery: the PEARS project. You can see all the slides from all the day’s presentations, including Tal’s, on the HCA Healthcare UK LinkedIn Page.


19 February 2016: Tal is panel speaker at fifth IN4MED conference in Coimbra, Portugal

On 19 February, Tal was part of the Cardiovascular Panel at the fifth IN4Med conference, which was held at the Congress Center of Coimbra University Hospitals in Portugal. IN4MED is an annual conference for the students of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Coimbra on the most recent medical advances. It attracts some of the world’s most innovative doctors and scientists. More details of the conference can be found by going to the In4Med website.

Tal Golesworthy receiving his Patient Innovation Award


December 2015: Tal Golesworthy speaks at XIII Conference on Medical Robots held in Zabrze, Poland

Tal Golesworthy spoke at the XIII Conference on Medical Robots which was held in Zabrze, Poland on 17 and 18 December 2015. The conference is organised by the International Society for Medical Robotics and is attended by research workers, designers, constructors and users of robotised equipment used in medicine. Find out more about the conference.


December 2015: Tal Golesworthy discusses PEARS with cardiac surgeons at Charles University Hospital, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

In December 2015, Tal Golesworthy visited the Charles University Hospital at Hradec Kralove in the Czech Republic to discuss PEARS surgery with the cardiac surgeons.

Tal Golesworthy receiving his Patient Innovation Award

From left to right: Prof. Jan Vojáček, M.D., Ph.D., Tal Golesworthy and Assoc. Prof. Pavel Žáček, M.D., Ph.D.

From left to right: Prof. Jan Vojáček, M.D., Ph.D., Tal Golesworthy and Assoc. Prof. Pavel Žáček, M.D., Ph.D.


11 November 2015: Tal Golesworthy speaks at Completing the Picture in Cumbernauld

On 11 November 2015 Tal Golesworthy spoke at the Scottish Completing the Picture in Cumbernauld. The conference is an annual educational symposium for healthcare professionals who use, manage, maintain or purchase medical devices.

This well respected event is a recognised professional development opportunity and helps to improve knowledge and awareness of medical device topics that affect the industry both today and in the future.

Tal's talk was 'PEARS: Engineering Innovation in Cardiac Surgery'. You can download the conference programme here.