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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

June 2018


Date: 20th June

Location: Swansea

The only event of its kind for the health and care community, MediWales Connects is an all Wales NHS collaboration conference. MediWales Connects brings together Welsh health boards, trusts and bodies within one place to connect & collaborate.

Draft Programme Announced!

Conference Themes:
  • Designing Improvement
  • Demonstrating Impact
  • Transforming the Frontline
  • NHS People
This year’s conference has a whole range of interactive and informative workshops for you to get involved with throughout the day. See the confirmed workshops here.
We are nearly fully booked so if you want to host a workshop, get in touch.
Get involved!

There are lots of ways to get involved in the day

  • Attend as a delegate and register here
  • Bring a stand to our busy exhibition area and book here
  • Showcase your company or technology with the exhibitor and showcase package or sponsor the event – read more here


Date: Wednesday 20 June
Venue: East Midlands Conference Centre, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RJ
Times: 10:00 – 17:00

Our conference marks the first anniversary of the establishment of the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).

It brings together leading speakers from the Department of Health and Social Care, from our research themes, from industry and from our partners to showcase discovery science developments and their impact in our first 12 months.

The conference is open to NHS, academic and industry leaders with an interest in biomedical research and in particular in our research themes of hearing, imaging and mental health and technology, which will feature as some of the main presentations.

It is also an opportunity for those who are interested in working with us on future collaborations to learn more about the facilities and expertise that we offer. We hope that our colleagues in NIHR Biomedical Research Centres across the country will also join us.

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Path Finder – Fall Prevention and Walking Enhancement

Date: Sunday 24 June
Venue: 325 Kings Road, London SW3 5ES
Times: 10:00 – 12noon
The Natural Shoe Store is hoisting an event to introduce Path Finder, a new type of visual aid to assist people with mobility issues such as Parkinson’s disease.
The easy to fit shoe attachment is scientifically validated to reduce ‘freezing’ in Parkinson’s and improve step length for others.

Imperial College LondonMedTech SuperConnector™ (MTSC)

Date: Monday 25 June

Venue: Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, The Queen’s Tower Rooms

Time: 19:00 – 21:30

It is our pleasure to invite you to the launch event of our new Research England funded Medical Technology Accelerator Programme, the ‘MedTech SuperConnector™ (MTSC): Connecting the capabilities, resources and facilities of London’s 8 leading institutes to accelerate Medical Technologies’.
This event is an opportunity for our partners, investors and collaborators, to celebrate the successful launch of our inaugural MTSC Accelerator Programme Cohort. Attendees will get the chance to meet with some of the brightest talent and cutting-edge research and technologies – coming out of some of London’s leading Higher Education Institutes.19.00-19.30  Arrivals and Registration
19.30-19.40  Simon Hepworth, Director of Enterprise, Imperial College
19.40-19.50  Nadia Danhash, Director of Innovation RCA, Royal College of Art
19.50-20.00  Christopher Haley, Head of New Technology & Startup Research, NESTA
20.00-20.10  Surbhi Gupta, Senior Healthcare Licensing Executive, Imperial Innovations
20.10-21.00  Networking with drinks and canapés

The rise in AI – how can it help us improve our health?

Date: Tuesday 26th June

Venue: Central Working Victoria, Eccleston Yards, 25 Eccleston Pl, London, SW1W 9NF

Times: 17:00 – 20:00

This event is brought to you by Innova Health and Central Working.

What is AI and what possibilities does it hold for healthcare?

AI is everywhere.. with a constant stream of media attention reporting AI replacing jobs, saving lives and even bringing about the end of the world! How do we get our heads round what it is, the possibilities and implications for our lives and and particularly for our health?

Matt Webb brings his Northern pragmatic style to talk us though all this and more. By breaking it down and helping us understand what it is, where it comes from, why we need it, we can uncover what it can do for us and the opportunities it brings us. The focus is on healthcare, with a less doom and gloom view than that it is all too easy to turn to these days, to understand its relevance today and the possibilities and opportunities it brings for a healthier future.

This event is kindly hosted by Central Working, the UK’s premier homegrown shared workspace provider transforming the way people work and companies grow.

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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

July 2018

Clear-background-Medilink_Logo_smallBid like a PRO! How to Successfully Win NHS Business

Date: 4 July 2018

Location: Birmingham

Times: 10:00 – 14:00

Course Costs: Medilink Members: £50 / Non Medilink Members: £70

Medilink West Midlands is working in partnership with Apsiz Services Ltd to provide a training workshop designed to help understand and navigate the Public Sector procurement landscape.
The primary objective of this workshop is to improve the understanding on the what, where and how to successfully bid for Public Sector Business.
This half a day workshop will help all delegates to understand the complex and fragmented procurement landscape that exists within the UK Public Sector. You will learn how you can seek out opportunities and where to focus your efforts to maximise your chances.
Topics that will be covered include:
  • Finding NHS opportunities & examples
  • The Tendering Process
  • Tendering and Documentation
  • Understanding Tenders & Leaving Nothing to Chance
  • Planning a Tender Response
  • Evaluation Criteria – what does it mean and how to respond?
  • Increasing Your Chances of Winning
  • What to do if things don’t go right!
  • Practical and Live Examples



Clear-background-Medilink_Logo_smallMPD Masterclass: Human Factors & Usability Engineering

Date: Thursday 5 July

Venue:  Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, 17-19 Horse Fair, Banbury, Oxford OX16 0AN

Times: 09:30 – 15:30

Cost: Medilink Members: £199 / Non Medilink Members: £250

*Early bird discount available. Save £15 off the booking fee if booked before 25 May 2018*

Your invoice will be forwarded to you on confirmation of your registration.

MedilinkWM and Thay Medical bring to you practical Masterclass designed around the delegate. These intimate sessions are designed to maximise learning outcomes and are created to promote interaction and discussion.

The course will:

  • Give an overview of the current human factors and usability engineering processes for medical device developments
  • Give an overview of the three most frequently used human factors and usability engineering processes guided by IEC 62366-1, the US FDA and the UK MHRA
  • Show how the new European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) requests further evidence of use safety and reduced use-related risk in specific areas of medical devices and systems#
  • Encourage the use of a risk-based approach to scale and incorporate human factors and usability engineering into a medical device development
  • Show examples of good and less good usability in medical devices and similar products
  • Show how to predict the level of use-safety a medical device may have whilst it is in development
  • Show how to perform compliant and effective human factors and usability tests globally
  • How to compile the Human Factors or Usability Engineering File effectively

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

Clear-background-Medilink_Logo_smallMeridian LIVE

Date: 13 July 2018

Venue: Birmingham Conference and Events Centre, Hill Street B5 4EW

Times: 10:00 – 15:00

Meridian LIVE, taking place on Friday 13 July at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre.

Supporting the spread of good practice to deliver improved health and wealth across the West Midlands, Meridian has grown from strength to strength since it was launched in 2016 and Meridian LIVE will provide delegates with the opportunity to meet the people behind the campaigns and innovations.
Offering you the chance to network with potential partners and to explore the latest innovations and advances within the region, this FREE to attend event is a must for medical and healthcare professionals within the West Midlands – and beyond!
The features of Meridian LIVE include:
  • Workshops – interactive workshops will be taking place throughout the day, featuring topics such as the Innovation and Technology Payment. Hear from NHS England and the Innovators already on the tariff
  • Surgery Sessions – book a 1-2-1 session with our industry experts. Covering topics such as: Economic Growth, Intellectual Property, Commissioning and Procurement
  • Innovations – the latest innovations and campaigns from Meridian will come alive, offering attendees the opportunity to discuss and share best practice
  • Networking – delegates are able to network throughout the duration of the event, with innovators and potential partners

For more information and to register please click here

September 2018

Biomed 2018BioMedEng18 Conference

Dates: 6 – 7 September

Venue: Imperial College London, South Kensington

The BioMedEng18 Conference is the UK’s largest gathering of Biomedical Engineers, Medical Engineers and Bioengineers. This year’s conference is being organised under 40 bioengineering science and technology themes.

Similar to the 2014 conference at Imperial, we anticipate over 500 delegates attending this year’s conference. Our delegates will include academics and students from leading universities and research centres across the UK and around the world, as well as senior clinicians, industrial partners from MedTech companies, Venture Capital Investors, and leading executives from research councils and charities.

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Benefits of attending the BioMedEng18 conference include:

  • Learning about the most innovative and cutting-edge research work in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering and Medical Engineering
  • A distinctive opportunity to promote your company to conference delegates and an audience of key decision makers
  • Networking opportunities with researchers, clinicians and other MedTech company representatives
  • An opportunity to meet and possibly recruit highly skilled PhD students and Post-doc researchers (as well as MSc and UG’s) during our career workshop *registration required

BioMedEng18 Sponsorship Brochure

Further information about sponsorship packages and opportunities is available at the BioMedEng18 conference. To discuss these sponsorship opportunities in detail and tailor them to your company’s preferences, please contact Gifty Tetteh at: or

Clear-background-Medilink_Logo_smallMPD Training Course: Risk Management

Date: 20 September 2018

Location: Birmingham

Times: 09:30 – 16:00

Costs: Medilink Members: £165 / Non-Medilink Members: £210 (Your invoice will be forwarded to you on confirmation of your registration)

Have you been left in a muddle surrounding the new ISO14971:2012?
Have you been faced with questions such as:
  • Do all identified risks need to be eliminated?
  • Do we need to rewrite all of our risk files?
Do not jump into the unknown alone, join Medilink West Midlands and Acclaim Biomedical as we take you through our full day Risk Management Course.
Risk Management has been a recurring theme over the last 20 years and the MedTech sector has matured. We have now reached a stage where risk management has become a central mechanism for systems operating within the sector.
Risk Management is a fundamental step for medical device manuafcturers to demonstrate compliance to the EU Medical Device Regulations, ensuring the safety of patients and users. Since the introduction of the ISO14971:2012 there has been a lot of confusion surrounding the implementation of the new standards, by medical device manufacturers.

This course will explore the requirements of ISO14971:2012, also touching upon what documentation is required.

Join this course to find out more about:

  • The methodology in design and product management
  • What considerations should be taken when running this process
  • How this vital management information should be used, along with other critical elements
This course is aimed at Leading Risk Management Teams, Quality Regulators, Senior Managers and those that want to develop their knowledge in Risk Management.
This course will be delivered by Acclaim Biomedical Consulting, with over 20 years experience in Medical Devices, they are best placed to support and advise on the regulatory changes and the impact these will have on existing practice.

For more information please contact Vanessa Bailey

October 2018

Clear-background-Medilink_Logo_smallMPD Training Course: Labelling Requirements for your Medical Device

Date: 25 October 2018
Location: Birmingham
Costs: Medilink Members: £165 / Non Medilink Members: £210 (Your invoice will be forwarded to you on confirmation of your registration).
MedilinkWM and Acclaim Biomedical Consulting Ltd bring to you practical Training Course designed around the delegate. These intimate sessions are designed to maximise learning outcomes and are created to promote interaction and discussion.
In this course we will explore the following in an open and collaborative forum:
  • The regulatory basis for labelling
  • Label content and the General Safety and Performance Requirements
  • Brexit Challenges and Authorise Representatives
  • UDI data content and label requirements
  • Elabelling, websites and website content
  • Labelling content control
  • The link to Human Factors considerations
  • Labelling systems, procurement and validation
Participants are invited to bring along labelling issues and examples for group discussion learning.
This course is aimed at Developers, Managers QA and RA Professionals with specific interest in the strategic implementation of labelling under the EU regulations.
This course will be delivered by Acclaim Biomedical Consulting, with over 20 years experience in Medical Devices, they are best placed to support and advise on the regulatory changes and the impact these will have on existing practice.

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