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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

February 2018

nihrcolb RGB  NIHR Roadshow for MedTech SMEs

Date: Tuesday 6th February
Venue: Park Inn Nottingham, Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG5 2BT
Times: 09:30 – 15:30
Are you a MedTech SME looking for funding, support or collaborators?
This event, organised in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is specifically tailored for MedTech SMEs and will provide the opportunity to find out about:
  • the mission, strategic priorities and activities of the NIHR
  • opportunities for SMEs via NIHR funding programmes
  • how the NIHR support SMEs in the conduct of clinical trials
  • how the NIHR help SMEs to formulate research plans and find collaborators, supporting centres and facilities for R&D

The event will also include:

  • A chance to get more detailed information through round table discussions
  • 1:1 appointments to speak about your specific need with individuals from across the NIHR
LogoERDF_Col_LandscapeThis free to attend event is being held as part of the INSTILS programme – a project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, click here to be re-directed to further information about the project.

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

 

Logo AgeingFIT jpegAgeingFit 2018

Dates: 6 – 7 February
Location: Nice, France

 

AgeingFit is the first European business convention focused on innovation in the Healthy Ageing Sector which will take place on 6th and 7th February, 2018 in Nice -France.
This year, we will enable more than 700 participants to source innovative technologies and products, promote their innovations to specialized institutions, build partnerships with financing structures and facilitate exchanges between  different participants such as : France Silver Eco, RESAH, Eurobiomed, Licalab, ID2 Health, Clubster Health, Santech, Nice CCI, Roquette, Resante-vous, HUR, Residence Akwaba, Impec-Hygiène-Lavoix , INRA, the Sharing and Life Foundation, Euroserum, CH Roubaix, Belovia, Aroma Therapeutics, Innovation Review, Silvereco.fr, Rousselot, Pharmagest, MINTT, E-Ware, Anaxi Technology …

AgeingFit combines:

  • One-to-one business meetings:  All participants can meet face to face to discuss possible commercial, financial or R & D partnerships. An online business convention platform will open 1 month before the event and will allow you to pre-qualify and organize up to 30 meetings on 2d
  • Conferences and roundtable discussions:  to discuss all the aspects of the healthy ageing sector
  • Innovation presentations: Innovative products and services will be presented, showcasing the latest innovations in the 50+ market
  • Exhibition: Ideally located at the centre of the event, the exhibition area enables participants to build an effective network, highlight their skills, services and innovations and enhance their visibility
  • An informal networking reception
  • A congress and a masterclass on the subject of geriatrics organized by IGAM and ISG

Finally, if you want more visibility, there are different opportunities for sponsorship or exhibition; we can also tailor offers according to your needs.

For more information please click this link – brochure_AgeingFit_2018 or visit https://www.ageingfit-event.com/

Clear-background-Medilink_Logo_smallA TECHNICAL SOLUTION TO GDPR COMPLIANCE

Date: Thursday 8 February
Venue: Marks & Clerk, Alpha Tower, Birmingham, B1 1TT
Time: 09:00 – 12noon
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be implemented by the Government on the 25 May 2018. Will you be ready?

You are invited to join us for this very important workshop, all about the new GDPR. This workshop is in conjunction with Marks & Clerk, with guest speakers from IHN insurance brokers and CSP Partners.

Every business will be affected by the new legislation therefore it is very important that you begin the process of implementing the changes as soon as possible.

This workshop will cover:
  • How the scope has been widened compared with existing legislation
  • The enhanced administrative burden
  • The consequences of being in breach
  • Implications for treatment of employee, customer and supplier data
  • How GDPR affects your applications and services
  • Why ‘consent’ is causing everyone to have nightmares!
  • Whose job is it anyway?
  • How insurance can support your responsibilities under GDPR
You will also receive tools that will help you with the transition. Click here to view the agenda.
Who should attend?
This workshop is important for everyone, and will affect those in the public, private and third sector. It is especially important for those that are working within data protection responsibilities, IT, HR and Compliance.
Get ahead of the curve and book now to hear from IHN Insurance Brokers on how they can help to support your responsibilities under the new GDPR.
For any further information, please contact: Vanessa Bailey, Events Coordinator, Medilink West Midlands

PrintDigital Health SME Academic Speed Dating Event

Date: 13 February
Venue: UCL, London
Times: 12:30 – 17:00
The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator (DHLA), MedCity and UCL invite you to join us for our inaugural digital health SME academic speed dating event to be held at UCL on Tuesday 13th February.
This will be an opportunity for you to find out about the work of the 2017/18 cohorts of DHLA digital health SMEs, and to engage with those of interest to you in dialogue about potential research and other academic collaborations.

For more information, please click here

RSMRecent developments in digital health 2018

Date: Thursday 27 February

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE

Times: 09:00 – 17:30

This is always a popular event, bringing the best of digital healthcare to the attendees at the RSM. Looking at next generation technologies, related national innovations and what the private sector is developing that has applicability in healthcare now and in the future.

Topics include:

  • Benefits of current digital technologies
  • Clinical access
  • 3D bioprint
  • Automating and optimising treatment using closed loop control

To book your place please click here

For any queries, please email telemedicine@rsm.ac.uk

March 2018

Medilink EMMPD Training Course: European Medical Device Directive (MDD) Basics and Transition to the Medical Device Regulation (MDR)

Date: 7 March

Venue: IGEM House, Conference Centre, 28 High Street, Kegworth, Derbyshire DE74 2DA

Times: 09:00 – 16:30

Member cost: £200 + VAT
Non-Member cost: £300 + VAT
***EARLY BIRD OFFER*** book your place before Friday 9 February and members will pay £160 and non members will pay £240

This one-day course is designed for those who need to better understand the MDD and want to learn what is important for compliance in the MDR. Comprehensive slides and information will be supplied on the day alongside a wealth of experience, insights, examples and methods.

In just one day the course will cover:

  • What is and what is not a medical device
  • Who is involved
  • Insights into guidance and standards
  • What is CE marking and why the ‘Blue Guide’ matters
  • An introduction to the MDR plus key considerations and timelines
  • Understanding the role of economic operators
  • How to classify your device under both MDD and MDR
  • How to choose a regulatory route to market and why a quality system approach is important
  • What is required in technical documentation
  • Labelling insights
  • Brief comments on clinical evaluation* and MDD2MDR planning considerations

For more information and to register please click here

Medilink EMMPD Training Course- Medical Devices: Clinical Evaluations, Pre and Post-Clinical Studies

Date: 8 March

Venue: IGEM House, Conference Centre, 28 High Street, Kegworth, Derbyshire DE74 2DA

Times: 09:00 – 16:30

Member cost: £200 + VAT
Non-Member cost: £300 +VAT
***EARLY BIRD OFFER*** book your place before Friday 9 February and members will pay £160 and non members will pay £240

This one day training course by Medilink East Midlands together with Victoria Cavendish of Orca Solutions Ltd will focus on Medical Devices: Clinical Evaluations, Pre and Post-Clinical Studies.

Delegates will gain an insight into the new Medical Device Regulation and Medical Device Development with a particular focus on Clinical Evaluation, Clinical Investigation and Post Market Surveillance. There will be the opportunity for questions & discussion as well as networking.

In one day you will:

  • Get up to speed with the latest Medical Device Regulation* including ISO14155
  • Gain an understanding of the process & required documentation for Clinical Investigations
  • Understand Post Market Surveillance including PMCF and Risk Management

For more information and to register, please click here

Clear-background-Medilink_Logo_smallCHALLENGES & HEARTACHES OF CLINICAL TRIALS

 

Date: Thursday 8 March

Venue: 4 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, B15 3BE

Times: 09:30 – 12:30

Join industry expert Alex Toft, as we give you an insight into Clinical Trials, scientific advice and the tools for how to overcome the challenges.

Join our industry expert Alex Toft, as we give you an insight into Clinical Trials, scientific advice and the challenges that you may come up against. This workshop will help you to overcome these challenges, so come along with any questions that you may have for the Q&A session at the end.
Covered topics will include:
  • A brief overview of the various phases of clinical trials
  • Scientific advice and the different approaches of the FDA and EMA – mitigating strategies
  • The pit falls and challenges with your hospital selections and appointments here and overseas
  • The curved balls from your toxicological programme and the challenges
  • Making sure you are CMC ready to support your trials
  • Anecdotal ethical committee challenge in overseas markets
  • Your CRO – friend or foe
There will be time for a Q&A Session at the end of the Workshop.
To register please click here
For any further information, please contact: Vanessa Bailey, Events Coordinator, Medilink West Midlands

Future Healthcare UK Logo final Sept 2018Future Healthcare 2018

Dates: 13 – 14 March

Venue: Olympia, London

 

An exhibition and conference created in association with Healthcare UK, gathering together the world’s leading experts in healthcare to address the biggest challenges facing 21st century healthcare and to understand how advances in innovation will offer greater integration and collaboration to better serve future generations of patients.

Aimed at both the public and private sector, this is an opportunity for healthcare policy makers, buyers and practitioners to re-imagine existing systems, learn from international case studies, find new technology and network with those leading the way in cutting-edge healthcare.

For further details and to register, please click here

Clear-background-Medilink_Logo_smallPOST MARKET SURVEILLANCE/CLINICAL DATA TRAINING COURSE

Date: Thursday 22 March
Venue: 4 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, B15 3BE
Times: 09:30 – 16:00
Develop a greater understanding of the expectations of clinical evidence and PMS when considering both Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostic.
MedilinkWM and Acclaim Biomedical Consulting bring to you practical training sessions designed around the delegate. These intimate sessions are designed to maximise learning outcomes and they are created to promote interaction and discussion.
The aim of the course is to help attendees to develop a greater understanding of the expectations of clinical evidence and PMS when considering both Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostic. The course will involve a combination of theory and practical sessions. The course will also provide tools and references to help plan how to ensure clinical data is continually gathered, analysed and reported to comply with these new regulations.
Learning Objectives
The Medical Device Regulation (MDR), which replaces the Medical Devices Directive (93/42/EEC) and Active Implantable Medical Devices Directive (90/385/EEC) will come into effect in May 2020. The new MDR requires significant changes to the clinical evidence that Manufacturers must document, with more clinical data being required for higher class devices. This course will discuss the requirements that manufacturers of medical devices must follow in order to comply with the Regulation.
The course will include the following topics:
Updates on the Regulations and their impact on clinical evaluations
How to design Clinical Trials, including how the MDR will affect post market clinical studies for existing products
How to perform a Clinical Literature Review
Managing CERs (Clinical Evaluation Reports) throughout the life cycle of a medical device, including practical guidance on how to prepare a clinical evaluation report. This will include reference to the MED DEV 2.7.1 Rev 4
Target Audience
The course is designed to review critical elements of the new regulations and will be run as an interactive 1-day course designed for clinical, regulatory and quality leaders. The course is suitable to anyone who is new to Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostics, in addition to those who would like to further their working knowledge of current requirements.

To book your place please click here

For any further information, please contact: Vanessa Bailey, Events Coordinator, Medilink West Midlands

 

April 2018

Clear-background-Medilink_Logo_smallCLINICAL RESEARCH AND ISO14155 TRAINING COURSE

Date: Thursday 19 April
Venue: 4 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, B15 3BE
Times: 09:30 – 16:00
MedilinkWM and Acclaim Biomedical Consulting bring to you practical training sessions designed around the delegate. These intimate sessions are designed to maximise learning outcomes and they are created to promote interaction and discussion.
The aim of the course is to help you develop a greater understanding of the expectations regarding clinical evidence and PMS for the manufacturers of both Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostic. The course will involve a combination of theory, practical sessions and case studies. The course will also provide tools and references to support organisations to plan how to ensure clinical data is continually gathered, analysed and reported to comply with the new MDR.
This course will discuss how clinical data should be collated, with emphasis on the requirements of the new Medical Device Regulation (MDR). The following topics will be discussed,
• Overview of medical device regulation in Europe
• Introduction to clinical evaluations
• Designing and managing a clinical evaluation
• Post-market clinical follow-up (PMCF) studies for existing products
• Overview of ISO 14155 and GCP
• Clinical evaluation throughout the product lifecycle
• Updates on the regulations and their impact on clinical evaluations.
• How to perform a clinical literature review, including practical guidance on how to prepare a Clinical Evaluation Report (CER).
Target Audience: The course is designed to provide an introduction to Clinical Research and ISO14155. The course is aimed at anyone who is new to Medical Devices, In Vitro Diagnostics or clinical research. The course is also applicable to those who would like to further their working knowledge of current requirements.
To register please click here
For any further information, please contact: Vanessa Bailey, Events Coordinator, Medilink West Midlands at – vanessab@medilinkwm.co.uk

RSMMedical apps: Mainstreaming innovation

Date: Thursday 19 April

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE

Times: 09:00 – 17:15

This popular event will bring together leading experts in the medical technology world to educate forward thinking-clinicians. You will gain knowledge on the benefits of using medical apps, how they can improve patient outcomes, the changes that are coming with medical apps and the challenges that you may come across. Book now to avoid missing out on this event.

Topics include:

  • Guidance in using medical apps
  • Medical device regulation
  • The changes in medical apps
  • The challenges of using medical apps

To book your place please click here

For any queries, please email telemedicine@rsm.ac.uk

 

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

Dates: 25-26 April

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.

June 2018

MedFIT Strasbourg 2018MedFIT 2018

Dates: 26 – 27 June

Location: Strasbourg, France

 

MedFIT, the first European business convention dedicated to innovation partnerships in the field of medical technologies to be held on 26th and 27th June 2018 in Strasbourg (France).

With more than 600 international participants from 20+ countries, MedFIT emerges as the leading European partnering event in medtech for all actors in the innovation cycle from research to market along with the key players in regulation and evaluation.

During MedFIT, big, emerging and small medtech and diagnosis companies, investors, TTOs, R&D services companies as well as professionals from tech transfer, academia and research institutions meet over 2 days to identify, promote and share new and innovative products, services and licensing opportunities, to build R&D partnerships and to facilitate market access for innovations.

Amongst the last edition participants : Medtronic, Stryker, J&J Medical Device, Becton Dickinson, Philips, Edward Lifesciences, Livanova, Fresenius, Drager Medical, Wright Medical, Roche, Terumo, Alere, Macopharma, Damae Medical, Surgivisio, Gecko Biomedical, Anaconda BioMed, Defymed, Eveon, Trigmed, CURAM, Twente University, TIMC-IMAG, I-Cube Lab, University of Birmingham, Harvard Medical School, CEA, SATT Network, Panakes Partners, Kurma Partners, Seroba Lifesciences, Alfred Mann Institute Technion…. You can check out the entire list of the 2017 participants here.

Through a unique exchange framework, both events combine:

  • A business convention allowing you to schedule up to 30 meetings before the event
  • Conferences and roundtable discussions to facilitate information sharing in the sector
  • Start-up presentations to promote the latest innovations
  • An exhibition area to enhance visibility
  • An informal networking reception

For more information please click this link –  Brochure MedFit_2018