Events Diary

Wed
31
Oct

Health Enterprise East showcases the best and brightest in healthcare technology at MedTech FUTURES Conference

Description

Health Enterprise East (HEE) is pleased to announce its MedTech FUTURES Conference on 31st October, a highlight in the calendar for all healthcare professionals with an interest in the latest advances in medical technology.

Professionals at the forefront of medtech innovation in the UK are taking part in the conference which will focus on the challenge of better integrating pioneering technologies into the NHS. Taking place at the Wellcome Trust, Genome Campus, Hinxton Hall, Cambridge, the conference seeks to equip attendees with practical guidance, ranging from how to raise investment to how to harness the power of health economics. Also, on offer will be advice from expert teams on ​​​R&D tax credits, IP licensing and regulatory compliance.

Several presentations will focus on emerging medtech trends, using examples of successful innovations to illustrate the steps needed to bring an innovation from idea to market. Exclusive insight into some of the innovations from HEE’s member NHS Trusts and related healthcare industry partners that are currently in development will also be unveiled. There will also be the chance to see live pitching in action as the inventors from HEE member Trusts behind five innovative projects all compete to win a £5,000 innovation voucher, delivering their ideas to the gathered audience and a panel of judges.

Hosted by science writer and broadcaster, Vivienne Parry OBE, the event will include keynote speeches from a number of clinical entrepreneurs and senior leaders within the healthcare industry and from emerging tech areas such as AI and robotics. Speakers include Mark Slack, Medical Director at CMR Surgical and head of Gynaecology and Urogynaecology at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, who will speak about how minimal access surgery will transform patient care, Andrew Laidlaw, Linux Specialist at IBM, who will present his thoughts on making advanced AI more accessible for users everywhere, and Laurence Pearce, founder of health technology business xim, who will speak about radical new technology improving vital signs monitoring.

Additionally, Dr Waheed Arian, Founder/CEO at Arian Teleheal and NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow, will speak about his experience of setting up a global health start-up inspired by his childhood growing up as a refugee in Afghanistan.

Dr Anne Blackwood, CEO of HEE, commented: “The Health Enterprise East MedTech FUTURES Conference is a great opportunity for healthcare professionals to find out more about the medical innovations that are already benefiting the NHS, as well as those technologies with the potential to revolutionise the healthcare industry in coming years. Our programme is packed with speakers who are world-leaders in their fields, and we are very excited to hear first-hand about their own journeys in medtech innovation and their visions for the future.

“It is incredibly important that the wider healthcare community shares knowledge on how to fast track potentially life-saving innovations to market. Arming budding inventors with the right technical and commercial knowledge will help accelerate innovation within the NHS and deliver an enhanced experience for both patients and clinicians.”

The event is free for all NHS staff. For other attendees including other public sector bodies and private sector a small fee will apply.

Please click here to see a full conference programme.

To register to attend, please click here.

Venue
Wellcome Trust, Genome Campus, Hinxton Hall, Cambridge
Date(s)
31st October
Contact
Angus Clements
Email
Web
Wed
07
Nov

'Completing The Picture' Scotland

Description

Completing the Picture is the FREE annual educational event for healthcare professionals who
manage, maintain or purchase medical devices.

This year’s agenda includes:
• How to evaluate innovative healthcare technology for the future
• How digital tools and services can contribute to delivering sustainable healthcare services
• Cyber security and human factors
• Healthcare 2050: What the future of healthcare could look like by 2050

"A good                                                    
forum to find out
what other Trusts
are doing"

Venue
Westwood Golf & Spa Resort By Hilton Glasgow
Date(s)
7th November 2018
Email
Web
Tue
13
Nov

IPS 8th Annual IV Forum Conference 2018

Description

Twitter: @IPS_Infection | #IPSIV18

The Infection Prevention Society (IPS) IV Forum would like to invite you to attend their 8th annual conference on Tuesday 13th November 2018 at the Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel. This day will provide an opportunity for infection prevention, vascular access professionals and exhibitors to network, share experiences, and showcase projects.

The day will focus on patient centred vascular access and reducing the risk of infection. There will be updates given on the Vessel Health and Preservation and the IV Passport projects. The keynote session will be given by the renowned Nancy Trick, who will draw on her experiences to discuss patient centred vascular access management. 
 
Other programme highlights include; a session from Kerry Holden about changing the use of gloves when drawing up and administering IV therapy. Linda Dempster will talk about reduction of gram negative infection and how vascular access can help with this. Our final speaker of the day, Irina Wade, will discuss vascular access in emergency care, looking at the differences and similarities to secondary care.

This day is aimed at infection prevention and control practitioners, IV nurse specialists, vascular access teams, OPAT teams, critical care nurses, microbiologists, anaesthetists and anyone with an interest in vascular access and current infection prevention practices related to vascular access.

This event is free for members and £55 for non-members to attend. Please circulate this information to your colleagues.

The programme will feature the following sessions:

  • Vessel Health & Preservation: Carole Hallam
  • IV Passport - Ready to Fly: Val Weston
  • Keynote Speaker: Patient Centred Vascular Access Management: Nancy Trick
  • The Patient Voice: Speaker TBC
  • Glove aware: Kerry Holden
  • The Gram negative agenda and IV therapy: Linda Dempster
  • Vascular Access in an Emergency Care Situation: Irina Wade

As well as a varied programme there will be an exhibition with a wide variety of companies for you to visit and hear about new and innovative products to the market. During the refreshment breaks is an ideal opportunity for you to socialise with like-minded colleagues and discuss the issues you face on a daily basis.

We hope you can join us this November in Sheffield for another exciting conference.

Register now at https://www.ips.uk.net/event/ips-iv-forum-study-day

Venue
The Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel
Date(s)
Tuesday 13th November
Contact
Laura Cassidy
Email
Web
Mon
12
Nov

Medica 2018

Description

MEDICA, the leading international trade fair for the medical sector, invites you to Düsseldorf / Germany from 12 - 15 November 2018. Be part of the number 1!

At MEDICA 2018, lively discussions will be had on topics, and this should result in an answer to the question of how available the service providers in the health industry will make these types of digital solutions to patients. Aspects which are linked to this, such as the new HL7 FHIR - the standard for mobile communication in healthcare, or the economy platform’s attack on healthcare data, will thus be dealt with in the MEDICA HEALTH IT FORUM, for example. 

To find out more click here 

Venue
DÜSSELDORF MESSE
Date(s)
12th - 15th November 2018
Contact
Laura
Email
Web
Mon
26
Nov

The 11th Healthcare Infection Society International Conference

Description

The event starts on Monday 26 November and a packed four-stream schedule features renowned speakers who will discuss the latest in infection control research and practice, new diagnostics, emerging infectious diseases and new therapeutics.

 

Professor Peter Wilson, HIS 2018 Chairman, comments "If you are a healthcare professional with an interest in any aspect of healthcare associated infection then you will benefit from attending this event.  Some of the world’s leading experts will be in attendance to impart their knowledge and share what they’re doing to tackle current issues relating to infection prevention and control."

Venue
ACC Liverpool
Date(s)
26th - 28th November 2018
Contact
Katie Hill
Email
Web

Upcoming Events

Health Enterprise East showcases the best and brightest in healthcare technology at MedTech FUTURES Conference

Wellcome Trust, Genome Campus, Hinxton Hall, Cambridge
31st October

'Completing The Picture' Scotland

Westwood Golf & Spa Resort By Hilton Glasgow
7th November 2018

IPS 8th Annual IV Forum Conference 2018

The Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel
Tuesday 13th November

Medica 2018

DÜSSELDORF MESSE
12th - 15th November 2018

The 11th Healthcare Infection Society International Conference

ACC Liverpool
26th - 28th November 2018

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