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February 2017

Medilink EMDigital Health Special Interest Group

Date: Thursday 2nd February 2017

Venue: Park Inn Hotel , Mansfield Road , Nottingham , NG5 2BT

Times: 12noon – 16:30

The next Digital Health Special Interest Group is taking place on Thursday 2 February and the theme for the SIG is ‘environmental health’.

  • Confirmed speaker:
    Dr Joshua Vande Hey, NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellow in Aerosols and Health from the University of Leicester

This free to attend event is being held as part of the SoLSTICE programme – a project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, click here to be re-directed to further information about the project.

To book your place, please click here

Accessing Research and Clinical Expertise in London and South East

Date: Wednesday 8 February 2017

Venue: Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

Times: 09:00 – 15:30

Description: Formed through partnerships between leading NHS organisations and universities, National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Centres (BRC) conduct translational research to transform scientific breakthroughs into life-saving treatments for patients.

The London and the South East BRC event is a first of its kind enabling the MedTech industry to connect with the BRCs under one roof and learn how to access their scientific and research capabilities. This event provides an opportunity to network with renowned BRCs and hear about examples of successful projects and better understand the opportunities available to work collaboratively with the BRCs.

We are also delighted to have Vision2020 as part of our agenda. Vision2020 was launched in 2013 to foster Industry: University collaboration across Europe for organisations that wanted to tap into Europe’s research base and EU Horizon 2020 funds for research and innovation. Ethos behind Vision2020 is to bring together excellence-based research organisations and highly innovative SMEs so that they can form trusted consortia and collaborate together effectively. Vision2020 members are delivering over 1750 Horizon 2020 projects with value in excess of €1billion.

The exhibition and networking is themed to showcase the BRCs key areas of expertise across multiple therapeutic areas.

i. Informatics, data and genomics

ii. Imaging and Diagnostics

iii. Novel Therapeutics and Technologies

Event Schedule

9:00 – 9:15: Arrival, Registration and Coffee

9:15 – 9:30: Introduction and Welcome (Sarah Haywood, CEO, MedCity)

9:30 – 10:00: Navigating the Research Landscape in the SouthEast, (Ravi Chana, Business Development Manager, NIHR NOCRI)

10:00 – 10:30: Horizon 2020, What, Where and How (Abdul Rahim, Director, Vision2020)

10:30 – 10.45: Break

10:45 – 11:30: Collaborating with the NIHR Biomedical Research Centres

London – speaker (TBC)

Oxford – speaker (TBC)

Cambridge – speaker (TBC)

11.30 – 13.00 Exhibition & Lunch

13:00 – 14:30: Networking & Partnering

15:00 : Event Close

To find out more about BRCs and how to get access clinical and scientific expertise from them, please contact Yaesel at and to register please click here

Palliative and End of Life Care: Tackling Variations, Eradicating Inequalities 

Date: 9th February

Venue: Manchester Conference Centre

Times: 08:30 – 17:00

The conference aims to confront the inconsistencies and seek to provide the answers to providing standardised, personalised care to everyone, everywhere. We will discuss the eradications to variations and inequalities experienced from certain groups who have experienced poorer quality care, and thus determine how we together will tackle these situations. The conference will seek to address where and why the anomalies arise in the standards of provision and how equity in access, quality and experience can be achieved for all terminally ill people, across all of society. The event will feature a highly informative agenda, presenting speakers who are experts in their field, plus examples of best practice which delegates may feel appropriate to adopt into their own provision arrangements. Delegates will have the opportunity to question, discuss and debate the very latest thinking, as well as share their own stories and experiences with the conference.

For more information about this topic click here

The event will feature a highly informative agenda, presenting speakers who are experts in their field, plus examples of best practice which delegates may feel appropriate to adopt into their own provision arrangements. Delegates will have the opportunity to question, discuss and debate the very latest thinking, as well as share their own stories and experiences with the conference.

Topics to be discussed

  • Achieving Equity in Palliative and End of Life Care
  • Tailoring Care to Meet Individual Needs
  • ReSPECT (Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment)
  • Speaking from Personal Experience
  • Commissioning Quality and Standardised Care
  • The National Gold Standards Framework Centre in End of Life Care
  • The Role of Social Workers in Narrowing Inequalities

Spotlight on a few speakers

Simon Chapman, Director of Policy & External Affairs, National Council for Palliative Care (confirmed)
Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chair of the Health Select Committee (invited)
Simon Jones, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Marie Curie Cancer Care (confirmed)
Dr Zoe Fritz, Executive Committee Member, The Resuscitation Council (UK) (confirmed)
Tony Bonser, Chair of People in Partnership, The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) (confirmed)
Usha Grieve, Director of Partnerships and Information, Compassion in Dying (confirmed)
Dr Catherine Millington Sanders, GP, RCGP and Marie Curie National Clinical End of Life Care Champion (invited)
Anne Keating MSc, Managing Director, The Gold Standards Framework (confirmed)
Jenny Latchford, Co-Chair, Association of Palliative Care Social Workers (invited)

For more information please click here and to register please click here

Cancer Research2017 Cancer Research UK Early Diagnosis Research Conference


Dates: 23 & 24th February 2017

Venue: Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, 22 Portman Square, London W1H 7BG

Cancer Research UK’s early diagnosis work is made possible thanks to donations from the public. This year, to help cover the costs of the 2017 conference, we are asking delegates to pay a registration fee:

  • 1 day rate (23rd February or 24th February): £100.00
  • 2 day rate (both 23rd and 24th February): £150.00

Registration fees include:

  • Attendance fee
  • Entry to the poster exhibition and associated evening networking event on 23rd February
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Access to presentation slides after the conference (subject to speakers permission)

Conference programme

Following the 2015 NAEDI Research conference, the 2017 conference aims to bring together researchers, clinicians, patients and policy makers to share and discuss the latest research findings, their impact on policy, and future implications for early diagnosis.

This year’s conference will focus on new data and outputs within the following themes:

  • Cancer screening
  • Patient factors in timely presentation and diagnosis
  • Optimising clinical practice and systems
  • Risk assessment and risk stratification
  • Inequalities
  • Cancer data to achieve new insights in cancer control
  • Health economics

Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts launched earlier this month. We are welcoming abstracts that fit into the main conference themes, and that present new data and outputs. If you are interested in submitting an abstract, please fill out our abstract submission form (attached) and send it to by 5pm 1st November 2016. We will offer applicants with successful abstracts either an oral presentation or a poster presentation. Details of the posters and presentations from the 2015 NAEDI research conference can be found on our website.


How to register

Delegates MUST register to attend this conference. Please login to register for the event (Username: EARLY17, Password: CRUK – all uppercase). Please register early to secure a place – as with previous conferences, those who are not allocated a space will be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted if a space becomes available.

More information on the conference can be found on our website. If you have any questions, please get in touch at

March 2017

Wessex AHSN: MedTech Investment Showcase

Wessex AHSN LogoWessex AHSN is pleased to announce details about their MedTech Investment Showcase, taking place on 2nd March at Wellcome Collection, Euston Road, London from 13:00 – 17:00.

MedTech companies are invited to apply to be part of the NHS funded Academic Health Science Network MedTech Investment Showcase.

The selected companies will reach around 1500 investors through the event promotion and get to pitch to over 100 investors at the showcase. The investors will each be looking for products and services that have the potential to make a good financial return, while helping NHS and private patients and healthcare providers.

If you run a Med Tech company, which is seeking investment – this is THE event to be seen at:-

  • Receive training and support to perfect your investment pitch
    Get exposure to over 1500 investors
    Meet and pitch to 100+ investors in London

Apply at:

Application deadline: 6th January 2017

For more information please click here

Medilink EMMPD Training Course: An Introduction to Medical Device Regulation in the EU

Date: Thursday 2nd March 2017

Venue: Dock , Pioneer Park , 75 Exploration Drive , Leicester , LE4 5NU

Times: 09:00 – 16:30

Cost: Medilink UK Member cost: £150 / Non-Member cost: £215 – All prices are excluding VAT

***EARLY BIRD OFFER*** book before 5pm on Friday 27 January and members will pay £120 and non-members will pay £170 

This one day training course by Medilink East Midlands together with Medical Device Consultancy will provide you with an introduction to current Medical Device Regulation in the European Union.

Some of the items that will covered during this course are:

– How to classify your medical device
– Conformity assessment procedures
– Technical documentation
– Post Market Surveillance

To view the programme and further information please click here

To book your place, please click here

Once we have received your booking form, we will email you to confirm your booking and send you an invoice.

For more information please contact Becky Brown or call 0115 822 3154





B2B Forum Medical Devices Meetings

Date: 8th – 9th  March 2017

Venue: Stuttgart, Germany

ABE is hosting the 2nd edition of the B2B Forum Medical Devices Meetings, from 8 to 9 March in Stuttgart in cooperation with Bio-Pro, Alsace Biovalley, Medical Mountains and Baden-Württemberg International.

Much more than a traditional trade show, the Business Convention Medical Devices Meetings is a Supply Chain Forum and B2B Platform for companies dedicated to the manufacturing of medical equipment & devices industry.

Companies such as BIOTRONIK, DITABIS, KUKA MEDICAL ROBOTICS, GAMBRO etc. are already participating at the event.

Bringing together the whole Supply Chain, MDM Stuttgart is the perfect platform for manufacturers, suppliers, research and development institutions as well as innovative companies and offers a unique opportunity to exchange, reflect and build up targeted business relations with targeted meetings and high-level conferences between innovative contractors, OEMs, subcontractors, R&D and suppliers from the medical industry.

Participating at the “Medical Devices Meetings” and the matchmaking program is an outstanding tool to save time, meet the right people and develop business. This service allows participants to quickly and easily identify new business opportunities with minimum efforts. The aim of the event is to establish relationships between buyers, R&D and suppliers through pre-programmed One to One Meetings and promote the medical technology sector on an international level. Furthermore new innovations and market development in the medical technology sector will be discussed in high-level conferences, held by experts of the Medtech industry.

For more information and how to register click here

WIRED Health logoWired Health 2017

Date: 9th March 2017

Venue: Royal College of General Practitioners, London

SEHTA is pleased to announce that for the 3rd year running, we are once again a Media Partner with Wired Health.  The 2017 Wired Health Conference is taking place on the 9th March at Royal College of General Practitioners, London.

All SEHTA Members get a 15% discount when you book online

We would also like to encourage SEHTA Members to apply for a Startup Stage speaking position. For more information about the Startup Stage please click here and if you are interested in speaking, please book your place for the Startup Stage here.

Join hundreds of healthcare, pharmaceutical and technology influencers and leaders at the 4th Annual WIRED Health event, taking place March 9th at 30 Euston Square in London, as they gather to hear compelling stories from the co-inventor of CRISPR; the co-discoverer of the ebola virus; and the chief medical officer of the UK government.

Hear from and meet with the prestigious 2017 Speaker Faculty, which include:

  • Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer of England
  • Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier, Co-Inventor of CRISPR & Max Planck Director
  • David Halpern, CEO, Behavioural Insights Team
  • Jessica Mega, Chief Medical Officer, Verily
  • Peter Piot, Microbiologist; co-discoverer of the Ebola virus
  • Kris Famm, President, Galvani Bioelectronics
  • Helmy Elkouthy, Co-founder & CEO, Guardant Health

To view the full speaker list please click here

With billions of fresh investments in the healthcare industry, trends and technology are changing – and opportunities for partnerships and collaborations are growing. This one-day networking conference provides the defining outlook on where the future of health is headed and challenges professionals to be a part of the transformation. Special rates available for academic, clinicians and startups – enquire today at or book online here

Medilink EMMPD Training Course: How to get your medical device NHS ready

Date: Thursday 23rd March 2017

Venue: Park Inn Hotel, Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG5 2BT

Times: 09:00 – 16:15

Cost: Medilink UK Member cost: £150 / Non-Member cost: £215 – All prices are excluding VAT

***EARLY BIRD OFFER*** book before 5pm on Friday 17 February and members will pay £120 and non-members will pay £170 

All prices are excluding VAT 

Getting your Medical Device NHS ready is one of the biggest challenges companies face. With several obstacles to overcome and for some, unknown territory to cross.

We have partnered up with CHEATA (Centre for Healthcare Equipment & Technology Adoption) at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust to provide an informative and interactive training course for anyone looking to get their Medical Device NHS ready.

Some of the items that will be covered during the course are:

  • Why you need to gather evidence & more importantly what the evidence is used for
  • Human factors & usability testing
  • Regulatory compliance
  • What does the NHS want from app developers

To find out more and to book your place, please click here and complete the online booking form.

Once we have received your booking form, we will email you to confirm your booking and send you an invoice.

For more information please contact Becky Brown or call 0115 822 3154

Digital, Health & Wellbeing Symposium

Date: Friday 24th March

Venue: The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

The Technology, Ageing & Health Symposium will be held at The Open University and is organised by Dr. Hannah R. Marston, a Research Fellow in the Health & Wellbeing Priority Research Area (PRA).

This 1-day symposium will bring together researchers, academics, stakeholders and practitioners in a bid to share innovative, ongoing & future concepts of cross and multi-disciplinary research in the area of Technology, Ageing & Health.

Several speakers already confirmed, but more will follow soon. Speakers will be presenting on a variety of topics within this area, including: about the need for standards across technologies, mobility, technology and digital devices used by adults living in rural/suburban environments and the use of social media and technology in the area of adoption. Additionally there will be a panel discussion, networking and collaborative opportunities.

This is a free event, registration is required and lunch is provided. Registration will be from 09:00

To register your interest/attendance please email Dr. Hannah R. Marston 

For more details about the event, please click here