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Whitechapel Life Sciences Event: A Major Health Event – Full speakers confirmed

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Whitechapel Life Sciences – A Major Health Event

Improving health & growing companies in East London


Date: Thursday 15th June

Venue: Clark Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary Innovation Centre, 5 Walden Street, London E1 2EF

Times: 09:00 – 14:30

Come and hear about the vision for the Whitechapel Life Sciences Cluster and the excellent health research at Queen Mary University of London and Barts and how the cluster is helping to improve health & help companies grow in East London. This event is commissioned by London Borough of Tower Hamlets and delivered in partnership with Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London.

This event is Free of Charge


Please note: We regret that tickets for this event are limited and as such we may not be able to accept all registrations. You will receive an email notification by Friday 2nd June confirming your place. Please note registrations are limited to 2 delegates per company.


09:00 – 09:30  Registration & Refreshments

09:30 – 09:45  Introduction to Whitechapel & Life Sciences

Cllr Joshua Peck, Cabinet Member for Work & Economic Growth, London Borough of Tower Hamlets

09:45 – 10:00  Introduction to Whitechapel Life Sciences Cluster: Clinical & Research Strengths

Alwen Williams, Chief Executive, Barts Health NHS Trust

Prof Rakesh Uppal, Director of Life Sciences, Barts Health NHS Trust

10:00 – 10:30  Theme 1: Public Health & Primary Care in Tower Hamlets

Dr Somen Banerjee, Director of Public Health, London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Virginia Patania, Transformation Partner, Jubilee Street Practice & CCG Lead for Primary, Urgent & Emergency Care, NHS Tower Hamlets CCG

10:30 – 11:00  Theme 2: Trauma – Overview & case study highlighting research/industry links

Prof Karim Brohi, Head of the LondonTIER, Prof of Trauma Sciences, Blizard Institute, Barts & the London School of Medicine & Dentistry (QMUL) & Consultant Trauma & Vascular Surgeon, Barts NHS Health Trust

11:00 – 11:30  Theme 3: Population Health, Diabetes / Obesity – Overview –  Are the current strategies to deal with socioeconomic aspects of chronic diseases, specifically population health and diabetes, working?

Prof Magdi Yaqoob, Prof of Nephrology, Centre for Translational Medicine, Therapeutics, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts & the London School of Medicine & Dentistry (QMUL) & Academic Director, Renal Medicine & Transplantation, Barts Health NHS Trust

11:30 – 11:50  Refreshment Break

11:50 – 12:05  Life Science SME Case Study: Mediwise

Dr Themos Kallos, Chief Science Officer, Mediwise (based in Queen Mary Bio Enterprises (QMB) Innovation Centre)

12:05 – 12:30  What’s next? – New funding and support to facilitate ABC-P

Dr David Parry, CEO, SEHTA

12:30 – 12:45  Case Study: Enteric – An NIHR funded Healthcare Technology Co-operative: from concept to reality?

Prof Charles Knowles, Clinical Professor of Surgical Research, Blizard Institute, Barts & the London School of Medicine & Dentistry (QMUL), Prof of Surgery & Hon Cons. Colorectal Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust & Director, NIHR Enteric HTC 

George Sampson, Programme Advisor, NIHR Enteric HTC

12:45 – 13:00  Closing Remarks

Prof Simon Gaskell, Principal, Queen Mary University of London

13:00 – 14:30  Networking Lunch and 1:1 meetings with Dr Themos Kallos, Mediwise, Prof Charles Knowles, Enteric HTC, Phil Jackson, MedCity and other clinicians/academics (TBC).  To book your 15 min 1:1 meeting, please contact with the name of the speaker(s)

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