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Industry Events

Please see below the full list of external events taking place around the UK, Europe and the rest of the world

September 2017

Forte MedicalThe Forte Medical Forum 2017

Date:  Tuesday, 26th September
Venue: Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE

Timings: 09:00 – 14:00


  • 47% of Gram-negative blood infections are caused by Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • 22.5% of urine specimens delivered nationally every year are unreliable
  • 14.6m patients cannot be diagnosed or treated from their urine specimen annually

If prevention is better than cure then why is the nation’s health being put at risk through high rates of contaminated urine specimens?  Urine is relied upon to diagnose myriad medical conditions and the connection between the increase in antimicrobial resistance (AMR), UTIs, Sepsis and other life-threatening medical conditions is clear.

The continuing emergence and spread of AMR is a real threat to healthcare; antibiotic prescribing and use, both in hospitals and primary care, is the main driver.

The report, “Preventing healthcare associated gram-negative bacterial blood infections” was issued by Public Health England and NHS Improvement in May this year.  It cites untreated UTIs as responsible for 47% of gram-negative blood infections of e-coli, which can lead to sepsis – and even death.

Treating a UTI relies on accurate urine specimen collection as outlined by PHE UK Standards for Microbiology Investigation of Urine 2017, but today contamination rates are running as high as 70% with the national average being 22.5%. Evidence suggest that UTIs are also responsible for the second highest rate of Out of Hours GP visits.

This means that of the 65m urine specimens collected every year, over 14m samples will lead to failed diagnosis and inadequate/inaccurate treatment for patients, or demand retests and costly resources. During this year’s Forum for instance, over 28,000 urine specimens will be provided by patients, of which more than 6,000 will be contaminated.

The Forum will explore the importance of accurate urine specimens across healthcare and the causes behind the contamination rates, with leading expert presentations from across Urology, Microbiology, Obstetrics and Economics. Audience and panel will then debate the benefits that adoption of a gold standard urine collection procedure will bring to laboratory services, infection control, cancelled surgery procedures, cost savings and essential NHS resources.

The full programme and list of speakers will be published shortly but includes:

  • Professor Frank Chinegwundoh MBE, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Professor Trevor Williams, Economist and Professor at University of Derby
  • Rachel Cashman, Managing Director of The Soircas Consultancy, and former Head of Clinical and Scientific Policy and Strategy, NHS England
  • Suzanne Williams, Chief Executive, Bladder Health UK
  • Louise de Winter, Chief Executive, The Urology Foundation
  • Alison Taylor, CUTIC
  • Philip Howard, NHS Improvement HCAI & AMR Project Lead and/or Consultant Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Findings from recent UK and US clinical studies on alternative collection devices will also be presented.

This free event is relevant to primary health-care providers, NHS Trusts and CCGs, public healthcare bodies, private healthcare providers, health and medical charities and patient associations.

To register your interest and/or book your place, free of charge, please contact


Dates: 28 & 29 September

Venue: Centre Etoile Saint Honoré, Paris

The “EHPPA Days 2017”, a European Forum for the Procurement of Health Innovation, will be held on the 28th & 29th September at the Centre Etoile Saint Honoré in Paris.

The Forum is organised by EHPPA, an alliance of non-profit Group Procurement Organisations representing 9 European countries, and the network of French Chamber of Commerce and Industry abroad, CCI France International.

It aims to put public buyers in touch with innovative French and European suppliers in the Healthcare sector. This event will start with a half day conference followed by a day and a half of B2B meetings to provide information on the purchasing practices of the different European public organisations and to identify new business opportunities.

The event will gather more than 250 participants, including around 60 buyers and 15 country experts. It is addressed to start-ups, SMEs, middle-market companies, French and European suppliers offering innovative solutions in every branch of the Health sector: pharmacy, pathology, biomedical engineering, patient management, medical equipment, biotech, e-health & digital support, accommodation, infrastructure & technical services, energy & sustainable development, telecommunication & IT services.

For more information, EHPPA Day 2017 or visit

October 2017


Medilink EMMedical Technologies & Systems SIG

Date: Wednesday 4th October

Venue: The Nottingham Belfry, Mellors Way, Off Woodhouse Way, Nottingham NG8 6PY

Times: 09:00 – 13:30

Join Medilink East Midlands next month for the Medical Technologies & Systems Special Interest Group (SIG) which will focus on “technologies for rehabilitation”.
The presentations will include:

  • Using gaming technology to produce low cost interventions for independent rehabilitation post stroke
  • Using motion-based gaming platforms to measure objective health outcomes: application in clinical trials

EU Logo RDFThis free to attend event is being held as part of the INSTILS programme – a project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

To book your place, please click here and complete the ‘book online now’ form.

For further information please contact: or call 0115 822 3154


Basic CMYK2nd China UK MedTech Marketplace

Date: Monday 23rd October

Venue: Pinsent Masons, 30 Crown Place, Earl Street, London EC2A 4ES

Times: 09;00 – 19:00

The 2nd China UK MedTech Market Place is a gathering of innovation healthcare companies, investors and executives from China and the UK.

Speakers include: –

  • Chinese Embassy
  • Department for International Trade
  • Richard Pharro, CEO, APMG International
  • William Franklin, CEO, China Investors Club
  • Luke Zhou, CEO, Beyond Laboratory
  • Dr David Parry, CEO, SEHTA
  • Kate Orvis, Partner Pinsent Masons

To view the full agenda, please click here

register now buttonSEHTA members benefit from a 10% discount – contact for further details


ORANGE_KSS AHSN Logo RGBDiabetes Medical Technology Collaborative – Launch event

Date: Wednesday 18th October
Venue: Crowne Plaza Gatwick, Langley Drive, Crawley, RH11 7SX
Times: 09:00 – 16:30
Fee: F.O.C

A collaborative approach to enhancing clinical outcomes and quality of life for adults with Type 1 diabetes by improving access and use of medical technology.

The Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) Diabetes Medical Technology Collaborative is a KSS AHSN project, led and developed in partnership with the South East Clinical Network.

Industry partners with KSS AHSN are Dexcom and Animas.  Organisations involved in the development of the project are KSS AHSN, SECN, INPUT, Paula Carr Trust, Diabetes UK, ABCD IPN-UK, clinicians and commissioners.

This event is jointly sponsored by KSS AHSN and industry colleagues supporting diabetes.

For more information and to register please click here

November 2017

Giant event logoGIANT Health 2017

Dates: 28 – 30 November 2017

Venue: Old Truman Brewery, London

Join over 6,000 delegates who are coming to The GIANT Health Event: Europe’s largest, most valuable 3 day business and academic programme with hundreds of speakers in an 8-track conference. This includes:

  • Over 300 expert speakers from global Pharma, AI, Primary care, fashion, and more
  • An expansive international trade show with healthcare robots, 3D Printing pavilion…
  • BEANSTALKS ™ (a global healthcare start-up competition for prizes)
  • One-on-one coaching and mentoring for start-ups
  • NHS Digital conference
  • NEW for 2017: The GIANT political programme – a 1-day conference on “Technology innovation for the health of cities” and “Can health tech innovation solve the healthcare funding crisis”

Giant Health Dr picMeet Professor Shafi Ahmed, the Virtual Surgeon, cancer surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator, entrepreneur, Multi TEDx speaker and Singularity University faculty member. Shafi is the “world’s most watched” surgeon and co-founder of Medical Realities: world leaders in immersive technology for healthcare.



david_parryCome along to hear SEHTA’s CEO Dr David Parry, speak about “How to sell health technology in the UK“.




Make valuable connections

Meet over 6,000 of Europe’s leading healthcare CIOs, doctor-entrepreneurs, professional investors in healthcare, and thriving international health tech innovators from the newest start-ups to the largest global pharma companies.

NEW for 2017:

  • “Health Tech Finance” – an entire 1-day conference on health tech fundraising and investing
  • “GIANT Nights” – a subsidised pub crawl for 1000s of health-tech innovators from around the world (some even drinking warm English beer)

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SEHTA members can apply for discount code – please contact for details

December 2017

UKHealthTech Conf 2017 v2UK HealthTech 2017


Date: 5th December

Location: Cardiff

UK HealthTech 2017 on 5th December in Cardiff is a valuable day of briefings and networking for those within the life science and health technology communities, and clinicians from the NHS. The day will also provide an update on the latest developments on the UK Industrial Strategy and Brexit.

Over 300 delegates come together to understand critical strategic trends that will impact on your business. The event offers the latest insights from key opinion leaders and the unique opportunity to engage with industry and NHS colleagues to network and develop your business relationships.

View the draft programme here

Registration Fees: £195 members /£250 non-members (+VAT)  Partners: 10% discount

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One Conference, Three Essential Areas

MedTech & Diagnostics

  • The Impact of regulatory changes – Medical Device Directive and IVD
  • UK procurement landscape
  • Innovation adoption and market access
  • Finance and funding


  • Innovation in pharma manufacturing
  • Cell therapies
  • Increasing patient access to new medicines
  • Impact of Brexit on clinical trials


  • Clinical innovation beyond borders
  • AI and the psychology of cancer
  • The digital health revolution
  • Innovation showcase

Exhibitor Options
Exhibitor Package: £895 members
£1,200 non-members (+VAT)

Contact Isabelle for further information
Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship packages are available to ensure that you effectively profile your organisation and maximise your business development opportunities.

Please click here to find out more information and contact Isabelle to discuss further

NIHRNIHR MindTech 2017 Symposium

Date: Thursday 7 December

Venue: The Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4LE

Times: 09:00 – 17:00

Save the date for the National Institute for Health Research MindTech Symposium for 2017.

Programme, Sponsorship and Exhibition details to follow shortly.

For more information click here


April 2018

MTI Expo logo 2018 jpegMed-Tech Innovation Expo 2018 – Save the Date

Dates: 25-26 April 2018

Venue: Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Save the date for the Med-Tech Innovation Expo, the only one of its kind in the UK dedicated to medical device design and manufacturing.

The event combines an exhibition, conference, Medilink UK National Awards Dinner and more.

Exhibition: Showcasing more than 130 companies that are supply chain experts to the medical technology industry.

Conference: A world class conference programme that delivers insights, intelligence and education from a wide range of blue chip users, government officials and industry experts.

Further information will be available over the coming months, for now visit the dedicated website here to see what the show is about.