Southern Institute for Health Informatics 2013 Annual Conference
Wednesday 11 September 2013, Richmond Building, University of Portsmouth
The conference theme this year is the challenging question: “From ‘Big Data’ to Collective Wisdom?” The programme will address a range of topics related to how information can change practice and culture in health and social care. Why is there such tolerance of unsafe processes in the NHS? Will information transparency help to break down a bullying culture where it persists? Why is there still such an information gulf between care sectors? Can operational care data reliably guide individual patient management and service commissioning? Is the latest ‘paperless NHS’ aspiration achievable and, if so, how? Fundamentally we are asking what is happening to the ‘wisdom quotient’ of health and social care and looking at inspiring examples of excellence.
The programme will feature keynote speakers and a range of invited and submitted presentations. In addition, the “Infomart”, an informal information marketplace area, will allow vendors and researchers to set out a stall to meet people and exchange information.
If you would be interested in contributing to the programme or if you have an idea you would like to discuss, please email us at SIHI@port.ac.uk. Proposals for presentations should be accompanied by a 100-150 word outline, and will be considered until the programme is finalised. The SIHI 2013 conference website is at www.port.ac.uk/sihi
Date: Wednesday, 27 June, 2013
Venue: STFC, Sci-Tech, Daresbury
Duration: 09:00 – 16:30
Cost: £100+VAT for non-UKIF members | £75+VAT for UKIF members.
A limited number of concessionary passes are available for full-time students, at £50. Catering is provided
The ever-increasing need for early detection of potentially life-threatening conditions is driving researchers to push the boundaries of technology to the limits. As a result, innovation and blue skies thinking are playing a key role in addressing some of the challenges we face today.
It is probable that any major breakthrough in technology will come through collaborative partnerships and this event is aimed at bringing together academia and industry to address current challenges as well as to highlight some of the progress already being made. It is hoped that this event will help develop partnerships to tackle some of the more aggressive barriers to progress. All areas of detector technology are open for discussion and companies and researchers that are working on sensor or detector technology are encouraged to attend and share their vision.
Hear perspectives from the NHS about current challenges in healthcare, and funding streams available. A tour of the facilities at the UK Government’s STFC Daresbury Laboratory is also offered.
The event aims to facilitate information exchange via presentations followed by an afternoon of partnering discussions where companies can discuss directly with technology providers how the technology might be used in support of new product development.
• ProSPECTus SPECT imaging system: A partnership between STFC, University of Liverpool and the Royal Liverpool Hospital
• A novel electrochemical sensor platform capable of providing up to 1000 times the sensitivity of conventional electrochemical sensing platforms, from NanoFlex
• A user’s view of innovative detectors for medical physics and present limitations where innovation is needed, from Melvyn Carroll, Head of Medical Physics at Royal Liverpool Hospital
This is a major opportunity to present your work and to meet key players in the detectors and healthcare sectors – we invite academics and SMEs who are working on novel sensor or detector technology that they would like to present to contact Helen O’Connor (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a short synopsis.
Registration is open here. Participant fee includes:
- Access to all presentations and panel discussions
- Participation in and ability to pre-book 1-to-1 partnering meetings with other delegates
- Conference material
- Lunch, coffee breaks, and mingle
Open Innovation Workshop on Cancer Technologies, sponsored by Yorkshire Cancer Research
17-21st June 2013 in Guangzhou, China
The workshop is an enabling forum to encourage and support partnerships between UK and China companies and translational, clinically orientated research groups in academia with complementary innovations and technologies relevant to prognosis, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of cancer. The workshop will focus on opportunities capable of realising a commercial return (either through sale or out-licensing) inside four years. Therefore participants are encouraged to focus on new applications for existing therapeutics or late stage progression of technologies with a clear translational opportunity for product development.
The event will bring together academic, clinical and business scientists typically with access to one or more of the following:
• validated new understanding of the mechanism of specific cancers;
• imaging technologies supporting earlier or improved identification and staging of malignancy
• companion diagnostics
• targeting and delivery technologies,
• novel therapeutic approaches based on known molecules (e.g. pro-drugs, antibody-targeted cytotoxics);
• computer systems which facilitate more accurate treatment or monitoring of cancer patients.
This is not an exhaustive list, ultimately participants in the workshop will demonstrate in advance their ability to contribute in some way to the more effective recognition, targeting or improved treatment of cancer.
For delegates selected to attend the workshop, all accommodation and subsistence within China will be provided together with £750 towards flight costs. Successful projects submitted following the workshop will attract up to £400,000 funding from the Chinese Government and matched industrial contribution.
To express your interest in attending the workshop, please contact Dr Suzanne Emmett (email@example.com) providing full contact details and a brief summary of your area of interest and offering by close of business on Monday 8th April 2013. Applicants selected at this stage will then be invited to provide more detailed information prior to confirmation of attendees in early May.
Date: Wednesday, 22 May, 2013
Venue: Garden Room, 58 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PG
Duration: 16:00 – 18.15 + drinks
Lord Warner Leads Debate on Locally-led Innovation
Former Health Minister, Lord Norman Warner, is a keynote speaker at a HaCIRIC Forum asking how localism can deliver major innovation amid the complexity of the NHS and social services. Mike Burrows, Chief Executive, Greater Manchester PCT Cluster, and John de Pury, Universities UK, will also present on ‘Localism and Big System Change in the NHS’. The event on Wednesday 22 May will be chaired by Rob Smith, former DH Director of Estates and Facilities. The forum will particularly focus on issues related to the reorganisation of infrastructure.
For the event programme, please see the HaCIRIC website.
To book your place:
Registration is free but spaces are limited so to book your place please contact:
+44 (0)20 7594 3084
Lord Warner PC, former Health Minister, and one of the three members of the Dilnot Commission on Funding of Care and Support, will discuss ‘Localism and new models of innovation’, considering opportunities for health and social care innovation, springing from a process that is locally, rather than nationally, led. Lord Warner is also a former Director of Social Services for Kent County Council.
Dr Mike Burrows, Chief Executive, Greater Manchester PCT Cluster, discusses ‘Reconfiguration at a local level’, looking at how recent changes in the NHS have challenged current infrastructural configurations and explains fresh thinking in Greater Manchester to re-match service delivery needs and NHS estate. Dr Burrows was previously Chief Executive at NHS Salford.
John de Pury, Senior Policy Adviser: Health Research & Innovation at Universities UK, will present on ‘Innovation and AHSNs’. His presentation will consider how the new Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) operate to innovate within regional health economies and how this approach will change traditional top-down processes of system change.
Rob Smith, Chair of the Forum, is former Director of Estates and Facilities at the Department of Health, Head of OGC Gateway Reviews and Director of the Procure 21 and Patient Power Initiatives. He is currently Visiting Professor at the University of Salford in the School of the Built Environment.
HaCIRIC – The Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre is the world’s largest research programme in healthcare infrastructure. HaCIRIC is a collaboration between existing research centres at Imperial College London and the Universities of Loughborough, Reading and Salford. Additional partners from other universities, industry and the care system are involved in specific research projects. www.haciric.org
Date: Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Duration: 09:30 – 16:00
Cost: £125 (incl lunch) Early Bird discount of £30 available up to 21 April. Other discounts available (see below)
Convergent Medical Technologies – Discount for SEHTA members
The synergistic combination of two or more distinct technologies creating a new hybrid device, process or product applied in health prevention, screening, diagnosis, therapy, monitoring or functional enhancement
Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst’s Convergent Medical Technologies is a full day conference for the bioscience sector, focused on making cutting-edge new products a reality. Facilitated by key opinion leaders across technological areas, this day of interactive sessions is a must for anyone interested in drugs, devices, diagnostics, ICT, nanotechnology, regenerative medicine, e-health, robotics, biosensors…. Join the debate on how to meet the challenges and launch great new products.
- GE Healthcare
- Syncona Partners
- the NHS
- and more…
Who should attend?
Business leaders and researchers in biotech, pharma, medtech, device and diagnostics companies; academic and clinical researchers; entrepreneurs; investors; and government decision-makers. All sectors with biomedical applications from drug discovery and diagnostics through to nanotech and regenerative medicine.
Tickets Prices – plus Early Bird and membership discounts
Tickets are £125 for the full day including lunch, with an Early Bird discount of £30 up to 21 April. There is also a 20% discount for members of the BIA, One Nucleus, UKBI, UKBIF, UKSPA, HealthTech and Medicines KTN, Biosciences KTN, ABHI, BIVDA, PING, OBN, Medilink or Bionow.
For the agenda and to book go to Eventbrite.
For more information about Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst click here.
Dates: Various (see below)
Location: Various (see below)
Duration: 1 day
Free COBALT workshops
COBALT (Challenging Obstacles and Barriers to Assistive Living Technology) is a collaborative research project between Age UK and the Universities of Sheffield, St Andrews and Reading to explore the social and behavioural factors behind adoption of Assistive Living Technology (ALT) by older adults.
COBALT is working collaboratively with older people, health and social care professionals who are using and supporting technology to identify what they perceive as problems in engagement and adoption.
Working in partnership with Pioneer Groups of older adults the COBALT project has developed tools and materials to bridge the gap between end users and the Assistive Living Technology (ALT) industry.
To showcase their Engagement tools and research findings, the COBALT project is holding a series of free workshops across the country that should appeal to policy makers, health and social care workers, commissioners, the ALT industry, older adults and academics alike.
Sheffield, 23rd May 2013 – St Mary’s Church & Community Centre
Swindon, 13th June 2013 – Great Western Museum of Steam
Edinburgh, 20th June 2013 – Edinburgh Capital Best Western Hotel
Cambridge, 11 July 2013 – Trinity Hall
To book your place:
Contact Dr. Maggie Ellis, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 01334 462017. Early booking recommended as places are limited.
For information about COBALT see the project website.
UKTI Export Week – High Growth Markets 13-17 May 2013
UK Trade & Investment will once again be running a week-long series of activity during Export Week (13-17 May 2013).
Events will include Master Classes on High Value Opportunities, appointing Agents and Distributors, practicalities of doing business in key markets and much more.
There has never been a better time to explore doing business overseas in the high growth markets. Find out more about these events, follow this link.
Africa Health 2013 UK Pavilion
7-9 May 2013
Africa Health is the largest Healthcare exhibition in the expanding Sub Saharan region and an excellent opportunity to join over 350 exhibitors meeting visitors from 51 countries.
Dates: Monday, 15 April 2013
Location: 1 Victoria St, London, United Kingdom
Free Seminar hosted by UK Trade & Investment
Both the United Kingdom and Spain confront the dual challenges of ageing populations and budgetary constraints. Assisted Living technologies have been identified by governments in both countries as an area in which innovation can help societies maintain and improve levels of health and social services whilst reducing the burden these are forecast to have on the public purse.
This Assisted Living Technologies seminar aims to bring together key players from the public and private sector in order to share experiences surrounding the challenges and opportunities involved in the adoption of E-Health and Telehealth solutions. The event will provide an opportunity for companies from both countries to understand the potential of the growing markets of Spain and the UK, partner with companies, and meet potential clients for their own technologies.
See the UKTi website for the event programme and speakers.
To book your place:
Contact Felisa Lazaro
T: +34 917 146 336
Early booking recommended as places are limited.
Event hosted by: Keiran BowtellSenior Trade and Investment AdvisorUKTI, British Embassy Madrid
T: +34 917 146 334
UKTI Trade Mission to Qatar
14-17 April 2013
Qatar will stage the 2022 FIFA World Cup, one of the world’s largest sporting events. The mission will provide delegates with practical information about opportunities arising from Qatar’s needs to develop in time to host the World Cup.
UKTI Panama Trade Mission
15-20 April 2013
Thanks to massive public infrastructure development projects, an ambitious development programme and booming transportation and logistics sectors, Panama has been dubbed ‘The Dubai of the Americas’.
Medilink UK Special Exhibiting Offer at Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2013
10-11 April 2013, Ricoh Arena, Coventry
The Med-Tech Innovation Expo is a brand new show and the only one of its kind in the UK dedicated to medical device manufacturing. This specialist, highly focussed event is the place to meet with key decision makers and make new business contacts. Medilink UK has taken stand space in a prime location opposite the main entrance, providing maximum exposure and immediate visibility to every visitor to the show.
10 stand share spaces are available for only £1100 + VAT (Applicable to members of all Medilink UK organisations) £1300 + VAT to non-members
If you want to book a place or wish to discuss the offer in more details then please do get in touch. You can find out more about the Expo by visiting www.mtiexpo-uk.com
Contact Lucy Watkins by: Tel: 0121 452 5630 Email: LucyW@MedilinkWM.co.uk
Life Science Summit on 18 and 19 March at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham.
Organised by life science industry specialists Medilink , the summit is free of charge and will feature a keynote speech from the Office of Life Science, as well as stimulating talks from pioneer Charles Craddock from the Leukaemia Centre and James Wilkie from Birmingham University.
With 250 delegates, expected to attend each day, the comprehensive programme embraces innovation adoption, research, marketing, incubation and new technology. Providing the opportunity to learn, understand and discuss where the future of healthcare business lies, public and private sector business leaders will discover how their business could benefit through innovation, improved effectiveness and building competitive advantage.
The Summit will also host the official launch of the Edgbaston Medical Quarter, in recognition of the world-class medical and healthcare provision in the district. Building on the area’s international reputation for pioneering medical research and treatment, there will also be an opportunity to hear about plans for Birmingham Health Partners Institute for translational medicine (ITM) and the new regional academic health science network (AHSN)
To register for a free place, contact Lucy Watkins on 0121 452 5630 or email LucyW@MedilinkWM.co.uk.
Webinar: High Value Manufacturing MedTech report
Fri 15 Mar 2013 – Online
The KTN recently sent members details of a report on the needs and opportunities for High Value Manufacturing (HVM) in the MedTech sector, and requested feedback. We have now arranged a short webinar, to be held at 10am UK time on 15th March, to run through the background and main points of this work. To register to join, please click on the link below:
Event: International Partnering Event
Date: Wednesday 13th March 2013
Timings: 09.30 – 17.00
Venue: Excel Centre, NHS Innovation Expo, London (Room to be confirmed)
Cost: Free of Charge (however admission for the Healthcare Innovation Expo 2013 is required)
Registration Link: https://www.abhi-events.org.uk/internationalpartnering
ABHI, in conjunction with UKTI, is running a free partnering event during the Healthcare Innovation Expo 2013 on the 13th March 2013. This event provides the opportunity for UK companies interested in growing their businesses overseas to meet market specialists from a number of key countries. You will also benefit from a heavily discount rate for the main Healthcare Innovation Expo.
These partnering meetings will help you identify market opportunities, find partners and meet potential buyers. We invite you to pre-schedule and attend half hour one-to-one meetings with UKTI Commercial Officers who will provide you with up to date information and intelligence. A number of the Commercial Officers will be accompanied by buyers from their countries, this is a fantastic opportunity to gain insight, intelligence and meet potential customers.
Delegates will have the opportunity to arrange up to 7 meetings with different countries. Each meeting will last approx. 30mins. If you would like to book a meeting please click here: https://www.abhi-events.org.uk/internationalpartnering
Please note that delegates looking to attend the workshop will need to purchase a ticket to the Healthcare Innovation Expo 2013. ABHI’s International Team are pleased to be able to offer you an ABHI International SME Registration Rate allowing you to attend both days for £95. To take advantage of this discount please Register at www.healthcareinnovationexpo.com and quote code UKTIDEL60 (then press apply) to claim your discount.
For more information about all ABHI events please contact:
Association of British Healthcare Industries Ltd
250 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8RD
Tel: +44 (0)20 7960 4380
Fax: +44 (0)20 7960 4361
Sensors in Medicine 2013 6 – 7 March Wellcome Collection, Euston Road, London
Keynote speakers at the Conference are:
Point of Care: Dr. Paru Deshpande (Imec, BE) – “Enabling point of care diagnostics with semiconductor technologies”
Future Technology: Professor Tony Cass (Imperial College, UK) – “Minimally Invasive Sensors for Personalised Therapy”
Breath Analysis: Professor Terry Risby (Johns Hopkins University, USA) – “Clinical Breath Analysis: Past, present and Future”
Wearable Sensors: Professor Chris van Hoof (Imec & University of Leuven, BE) – “From managing illness to managing health: an opportunity for wearable sensors”
The early registration discount has been extended to 31 January to SEHTA and MEDILINKUK members. If you haven’t already registered for the Conference, you can do so at:
Don’t forget the Conference Reception on the evening of Wednesday 6th March – the place to be for the sensor community.
Free BIS/HMRC/TSB/IPO/Design Council Innovation workshop being held in Chilworth Manor Hotel, Chilworth, Southampton on 20th February (9.30am -3pm).
The workshop will cover:
- using the world-class level of R&D tax credit relief to invest more in your R&D
- planning for the reduced (10%) rate of corporation tax on profits attributable to patents
- using R&D grants available
- networking with your peers in R&D
- utilising government procurement opportunities for your R&D
- maximising the value of intellectual property for competitive advantage
- using design to add value and help your business grow
Antimicrobial Copper for Infection Control Workshop
19 February 2013
11am – 2pm
University of Southampton, Life Sciences building
This workshop is an opportunity to hear Professor Bill Keevil, Chair in Environmental Healthcare, present his latest exciting and ground-breaking research into the antimicrobial properties of copper and its alloys. Copper touch surfaces rapidly kill not only bacteria and fungi, but also viruses such as influenza, and Professor Keevil’s current research highlights their lethal effect against norovirus.
There will also be a presentation on the practical and economic aspects of installing copper as touch surfaces for infection control in the healthcare environment and beyond, in areas such as food production, transport hubs and cruise ships. There will be opportunities to discuss deployment of antimicrobial copper in specific environments, and see a range of sample materials and products.
Professor Bill Keevil, Chair in Environmental Healthcare, Principal Investigator (Microbiology & environmental health), Director of the Environmental Healthcare Unit, Chair of the University Genetic Manipulation and Safety Committee – -
For more information, please contact Glenn Harris, Tel: 02380593212, email : G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
Web Optimisation for International Trade
This Master class, in Guildford, will show you how to boost your international business performance online and use the web as a new channel for international markets.
Date: 12/02/2013 Start/End Time: 9:30 – 13:30
Location: Holiday Inn Guildford,Guildford,GU2 7XZ,London,United Kingdom
Your website is an essential channel to showcase your products and services overseas. Attend this specialist masterclass to learn the practical steps you can take to boost your international business performance online and use the web as a new channel for international markets.
Find out how to build and optimise a successful world-class website that will generate a higher volume of web traffic and gain new business from international customers.
This workshop, led by an expert in international websites and effective communication, will provide hints and tips on free tools and leading-edge web techniques to structure, design and optimise your website for international visitors.
Find out how to:
- Plan an international web strategy right from the start by targeting your international customers more effectively to increase your overseas sales
- Be visible on the international web, reach new global customers and increase the number of website enquiries from outside theUK
- Forge ahead of your competitors in global markets by ranking more highly in international search engines and tapping into popular social media websites in other countries
- Write content that is understood by customers across the globe by localising your website and making your e-commerce system multi-currency.
The master class will include case studies of UKTI clients who have already gained new international business through the web. You will also be able to learn from and network with other companies who are going international through the web.
Eligibility: This seminar is open to all exporting and new to exporting companies. You have the option to bring along a laptop or netbook to complete the various exercises throughout the day. Print outs will also be available’
Cost: The event fee is £60 including VAT per delegate (a maximum of 2 delegates can attend from each company). Companies currently on the Passport to Export scheme or Gateway to Global Growth scheme can attend at 50% discount per delegate by quoting codes: Passport185 or Gateway 284 when booking your place.
Ready to book? Click on the Register for this event button at the top of the page. Alternatively you can contact the events team on: +44 (0)8452 717 400 or email:email@example.com
Life Sciences Team, UKTI Japan, is delighted to invite you to register for our FREE online seminar live from Japan
“How Global Pharma in Japan See Japanese Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Industries”by Dr Masuhiro Kato, Chairman of AstraZeneca KK
Wed 16th Jan, 9:00-10:00
This webinar offers a rare and invaluable opportunity to British life sciences companies to learn about the current Japanese healthcare and pharmaceutical industries with professional insights from one of most well respected pharmaceutical industry specialists, Dr Masuhiro Kato, Chairman of AstraZeneca KK and former Chairman of European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) Japan.
Japan is the world’s 2nd largest pharmaceutical market with sales of £68 billion in 2010. With Japan’s ageing population accounting for approximately 24% of the country’s 128 million population, and over 30 million Japanese over the age of 65 years old, the number of noncommunicable diseases is expected to rise, as too is the government’s already high health expenditure (£315 billion in 2011). This webinar will provide you with information on where opportunities exist in terms of joint development, licensing and more.
If you are interested in doing business with Japan, please don’t miss this webinar and register by clicking the button or through the URL below by Tuesday 15th January. This event is open to all UK based companies.
For enquiries, please contact UKTI Japan Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UK HealthTech Conference – 11 Dec – Programme Updated
MediWales is hosting a new, national health technology conference, UK HealthTech, with sessions covering:
Access to NHS clinical expertise, procurement, support for new product development.
Medical device directive revision and regulatory issues
Healthcare trends and disruptive technologies
Finance and funding for early stage and spin out projects
This event will be a valuable day of briefings and networking for health technology companies and those who work with them, with the programme set to include:
Professor Sir Chris Evans, OBE, leading biotech entrepreneur, having created over 50 successful science companies in the UK and Europe worth over $5 billion
Adrian Griffin, VP HTA & Market Access Policy – Johnson & Johnson
Mirella Marlow, Programme Director – NICE
Michael Kreuzer OBE, Executive Director, Technical & Regulatory – ABHI
Baroness Ilora Finlay
Visit www.ukhealthtech.com to see the full programme and to register.
MediWales members and Medilink UK members receive subsidised rate.
There are opportunities to sponsor and exhibit at the conference; with special promo deals for multiple delegate registrations.
See the website for more information about the available packages.
Email email@example.com or call 029 2047 3456 with any enquiries, or visit www.ukhealthtech.com to register.
This event is supported by Supported by Welsh Government, NHS (NISCHR), ABHI, TSB, KTN, Medilink UK, UKTI, One Nucleus.
Innoventure Paris December 2012
Health Technologies: Prevention – Care – Equipment -Toxicology – nanobiosciene – biotech
INNOVENTURE EUROPE provides pre-qualified start-ups and SMEs operating in four strategic sectors – Energy, Health, Environment, Information Technology – and in six North Western European countries – France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland – direct access to pan European venture capital funding opportunities.
Applications are now being accepted for the second INNOVENTURE EUROPE forum focused on healthcare technologies, to be held in Paris on December 13, 2012.
The forum provides an opportunity for European healthcare and MedTec startups and SMEs to Pitch to Investors in Paris on December 13, 2012. Application deadline for presentation slots is November 12 , 2012.
For Further information or to register for this KARIM sponsored event please go to: http://innoventure-europe.com/
Medical Education Breakfast Seminar: Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 08:30 am
Venue: Ubifrance, Haymarket House, 28 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4SP
Register Free at www.bmi-system.co.uk
JUST A FEW PLACES LEFT, please register if you wish to attend
Continuing on from our last successful seminar in London on the 20th of September in regards to the Bribery Act and its impact on the Pharmaceutical & Medical Device industries, we are pleased to announce our next event organised in partnership with Compliance Hub:
Compliance, Regulation & Transparency: The challenge of aggregate spend in 2013
As of January 2013, UK pharmaceutical companies will have to disclose their financial relationships with HCPs. As in the US with the Sunshine Act and in France with the Xavier Bertrand law, UK companies will soon be facing tighter issues of aggregation of their financial flows. The main challenges arising are the identification, arbitration and aggregation of the various collection sources for expenditures. With so many different IT systems and flows to monitor, it is difficult to define the amount which has actually been spent at the end of year !
Key Learning Objectives : This seminar will be focused on:
• Identification of the different sources of expenditures to be declared
• Appropriate staff training responsible for data collection
• Aggregation of data received and the arbitration of required declaration.
• Amounts which need to be publicly declared as of 2013 according to the ABPI and what to expect for the future of transparency
• IT system to help you facilitate the tracking and aggregation of financial relationships with HCPs
08:30 – Registration over tea and coffee
09:00 – Welcome & Introduction by Laurent Clerc and Francis Geysermans, BMI SYSTEM Ltd
09:15 – UK Transparency requirements from 2013 and the implications for Pharma – Compliance Hub
09:45 – How to monitor critical processes and aggregate spend datas, coupled with an international deployment – BMI SYSTEM Ltd
10:15 – Case Study
10:30 – Networking over tea and coffee
11:00 – Close
This seminar is free of charge.
Click here to register
Nauman Khan, International Business Development
Phone : +33 (0)6 63 25 68 77 – Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
BMI SYSTEM Ltd
Lincoln House, 4th Floor, 300 High Holborn, London WC1V 7JH, United Kingdom
Phone : +44 (0)207 092 6619 Website : www.bmi-system.co.uk
UKTI Export Week 2012: Whether you’re a company just thinking about trading overseas, or a more experienced outfit looking to expand your exports, there’s something for you this week throughout England. Find out more about Export Week.
Monday 12th Cambridge
Tuesday 13th Leicester
Wednesday 14th York
Thursday 15th Birmingham
Friday 16th Bristol
Your UK Trade & Investment representative in the biotech/pharma sector, Anne-Marie Coffy, will be available for meetings from 12 to 16 November.
Pharmaceutical Industry Update and Opportunities
Date: Tuesday 6 November
Time: 9:00-10:00 (UK time)
Location: Online event
The Life Sciences Team, UK Trade & Investment in Japan, is delighted to invite you to register for our free online seminar live from Japan on the Japanese Pharmaceutical Industry and Opportunities
This webinar offers an invaluable opportunity to learn about the current Japanese pharmaceutical industry and your own business opportunity with unique insights from the Japanese biotech/pharmaceutical specialist, Mr Mitsuru Miyata of Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
Japan is the world’s 2nd largest pharmaceutical market with sales of £68 billion in 2010. With Japan’s ageing population accounting for approximately 24% of the country’s 128 million population, and over 30 million Japanese over the age of 65 years old, the number of non communicable diseases is expected to rise, as too is the government’s already high health expenditure (£315 billion in 2011).
The Japanese government’s ‘Strategy for the Rebirth of Japan’ has prioritised the development of new drugs as well as reducing drug approval times. Amid this favourable political environment and the worrying patent cliff problem, Japanese pharmaceutical companies are urgently looking for innovative drug development partners under a concept of “Open Innovation”.
This webinar will provide you with information on the latest developments within the Japanese pharmaceutical industry and highlight where opportunities exist in terms of joint development, licensing and more.
If you are interested in doing business with Japan, please don’t miss this webinar and register by clicking the button or through the URL below by Monday 5th November. This event is open to all UK based companies.
For enquiries, please contact UKTI Japan Team at email@example.com.
2012 NIHR Clinical Research Network Industry event on October 25, in London.
The 2012 NIHR Clinical Research Network National Industry Event is taking place on October 25, at CCT Venues-Canary Wharf, London.
The event will focus on major changes to our elligibility and feasibility service and commercial costing template.
Over the last year the life sciences community has made a major contribution to the redesign of these services, with Industry representatives outlining their needs through a series of workshops and process questionnaires. This is the first opportunity for the research community to explore the practical details of the new services they’ve helped to shape.
Additionally, the Clinical Research Network Chief Executive, Dr Jonathan Sheffield, will address future changes to the structure of the Clinical Research Network and how this will bring increased service consistency and efficiency for Industry customers.
A range of Industry representatives attend this event, so we’ve designed a set of break-out sessions to meet a spectrum of needs. Attendees can choose from three session types:
- New to the Network
Take a look at the agenda for full details of subjects, speakers and breakout sessions.
Registration is now open. Places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Presidents, Ministers, VPs, CEOs, CTOs, COOs have already registered for the EU-US eHealth Marketplace have you?
With 3 weeks to go until the EU-US eHealth Marketplace in Boston, on October 23 – 24, we’re delighted to report that we have registrations from 19 Countries.
Pre-arranged matchmaking appointments are being set up, over 2000 profiles views of attendees and we just published more details on the agenda and speakers. You can see who else is attending and register yourself via the Enterprise Europe Network site here – remember registration is fee free!
Please feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues and networks.
The goal of the eHealth Marketplace is to encourage a multi healthcare sector, multi member state mission from Europe to meet with companies, health providers, research institutions and others from across the USA to encourage business relationships, research and other collaborations.
The ‘EU-US eHealth Cooperation and Policy Convergence’ co-located event on Wednesday 24 October, co-organized by the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) and the European Commission DG Connect will offer substantial opportunities to discuss the EU-US eHealth MoU Roadmap – check out the speakers and agenda here. Limited sponsorship and exhibition opportunities remain – learn more here
25-26 October – the 9th Partners Connected Health Symposium (fee applies) includes European speakers and panelists. ECHAlliance members and potential members can available of a discount on the delegate fee – email firstname.lastname@example.org Questions – Contact us by email email@example.com or telephone +44 (0) 28 90 737874
The 22nd International BioInterface Conference is being held at the University of Dublin, Ireland on 23-25th October. The presentations cover a broad range of topics ranging from biomaterials, surface modification of devices, wound healing, drug delivery, and regulatory issues. The conference has a strong applied focus and brings together representatives from industrial, academic, clinical and regulatory communities.
As part of the programme the EU funded KARIM project is running a forum, “The Biointerface – From Concept to Device Implantation” during the first day of the conference specifically for small and medium sized companies. KARIM staff, from Dublin University, will be available on the 23-25th to help support companies in the UK wanting assistance in networking and meeting specific specialists.
A special day rate, for the 23rd October, will be available for companies who book via the KARIM network. Additionally industry members who are interested in meeting researchers in UCD in their area are asked to contact Hugh Hayden so it can be arranged.
For further information on the conference please go to:
http://surfaces.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=51 . If you would like to talk to a KARIM member of staff about the attending the forum please contact Hugh Hayden, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +353-1-7161752
Kinect for life, 04 Oct 2012,
From 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Warren House - Warren Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 7HY
A medical technology innovation showcase to be held on 4th October in partnership with Kingston University, the University of Surrey, Brunel University and Microsoft.
Given the revolutionary advances made possible with Microsoft’s Kinect for Windows, Medical professionals and researchers are exploring how computer vision and natural user interfaces can enhance healthcare. This one day event will showcase research projects in the Medical and Assisted living space with a series of short talks and demonstrations designed to highlight the latest advances. Representatives from Industry and the Technology Strategy Board will keynote.
- Fall detection system, Dr Dimitrios Makris, Kingston University
- Human behaviour analysis for ambient assisted living, Prof Paolo Remagnino, Kingston University
- Facial expression recognition from 3D data, Dr Hongying Meng, Brunel University
- Controlling a smart home, Dr Francisco Florez Revuelta, Kingston University
- TSB workshop – Graham Worsley, Lead Technologist in the Assisted Living Innovation Platform, Technology Strategy Board
Attendance is free of charge. Full agenda available on http://www.heeg.org.uk/event.php?event_id=75
To register for the event you can either:
Wednesday 5 September, University of Portsmouth
Fix the date in your diary and book today while places remain: http://www.port.ac.uk/sihi
The programme features high profile keynote speakers and academic experts including:
- Tim Kelsey, National Director for Patients and Information, NHS Commissioning Board Authority
- Dame Fiona Caldicott, Chair of the National Information Governance Board for Health and Social Care
- Peter Knight, Deputy Director, Research Information and Intelligence, Department of Health
- Dean White, Health and Social Care Information Centre
- Professor Gary Smith, University of Bournemouth
- Dr Kieron O’Hara, University of Southampton
Online registration is available now for conference attendance and trade stands
Tue 04 Sep 2012 – The Royal Academy of Engineering
The HealthTech and Medicines KTN are pleased to support the Royal Academy of Engineering event, ‘How can sport drive engineering innovation?’, which will take place during the Olympic games on Tuesday 4th September 2012.
This will be an all-day international conference bringing together global experts from academia and industry to examine the role of sports, particularly disability sports, as a driver for engineering innovation.
To download the agenda click here
To register for this event please contact: email@example.com
SAVE THE DATE
The Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC) and Medilink UK invite industry, NHS, and academic representatives to come together to discover the challenges and opportunities around trauma medicine and how to implement the lessons learnt from the military and translate across the wider NHS.
The SRMRC (a National Institute of Health Research facility), is a world-leading research centre that focuses on both military and civilian trauma care and treatment – the first and only one of its kind in the UK. The centre has identified that significant advances in battlefield trauma treatment have been made, but that more medical research, novel treatments, innovative technologies, and the development of new therapies are needed to further improve care for all patients.
The day’s programme will include a keynote speech by Prof Sir Keith Porter (Director NIHR SRMRC, Professor of Traumatology, UHBFT) on the “Clinical problems of the injured patient”, an overview of the research programme delivered by the theme leads plus highlights of the key medical challenges that face the treatment of trauma patients followed by a series of breakout sessions.
Delegates will be able to identify the clinical and academic leaders looking for industry collaborators to take forward pioneering innovations and ground-breaking ideas that benefit patients at the early stage of injury in both military and civilian environments.
To book your place please contact Medilink UK by:
Phone: (+44) 0121 452 5630
Online: CLICK HERE
Delegate Fee – £99 + VAT includes conference materials, refreshments and lunch
UK @ AdvaMed 2012: The MedTech Conference 1-3 October 2012 | Boston, MA, USA
AdvaMed 2012: The MedTech Conference, the premier medical device and diagnostics industry event, is an annual international conference hosted by the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed). For the first time ever it will be held in Boston, one of the largest and most vibrant medtech clusters in the world. The conference attracts more than 1,900 executives from many of the world’s largest and best known medical device and diagnostic companies.
For the past five years, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has played a key role assisting British medtech companies achieve results at the AdvaMed Conference. UKTI will once again be supporting the UK mission to showcase UK excellence in medical technology and elevate the visibility of British companies in the US market. Companies attending the mission will be able to access key contacts in the US, and inform them of the world-class R&D and innovation coming out of the UK.
This year includes an expanded diagnostic track, AdvaMedDx, which will provide insights into the policy and business environment facing the rapidly evolving and growing diagnostics industry.
Companies with world-class medical and diagnostic technologies looking to expand their activities globally are encouraged to join the UK Mission to AdvaMed 2012.
The UK @ AdvaMed 2012 delegation is part of the UKTI HealthTech Mission to Boston this fall. For more information on the HealthTech Mission components and to apply to join visit the UK@AdvaMed website.
Birmingham UK 20th September 2012
Head of Devices at MHRA keynote speaker at EU Medical Device Regulatory Revision Conference
A vital, must-go, Conference for Medical Device Manufacturers and procurement managers.
John Wilkinson Head of Devices MHRA will be one of the keynote speakers this conference to tell us about the CE Medical Device Regulatory Revision. This will impact every medical device sold in the EU market and you need to know how it will affect you and your products.
For more information, visit http://www.conventus.net/event.asp?eventAction=showDetail&eventID=70&layer=E
PRESENT YOUR COMPANY AT THE LARGEST WOUND DRESSINGS CONFERENCE IN CHINA
9-14 September 2012, Beijing, China
The 5th International Wound Dressings Conference in Beijing is an outstanding opportunity for your company to showcase its products / technologies in advanced wound management. This is a highly targetted, senior-level event which brings together China’s woundcare industry, R&D organisations, hospitals and policy makers. UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and Medilink UK are arranging a specialist mission to the 2012 event. As well as an individual meeting programme and full logistical support, this mission will also include the opportunity to present at a “UK day” at the event and an exhibition space.
Register to the China Wound Dressings Conference Flier UK
Southern Institute for Health Informatics 2012 Annual Conference: Your data, my data, our data – Wednesday 5 September, University of Portsmouth
Fix the date in your diary and book today to avoid disappointment as places are filling fast: http://www.port.ac.uk/sihi
A major theme of the current health informatics agenda is access and control of personal health data. Who should see what? What should the patient/user control? When if ever should there be clinical ‘filtering’ of health record content? Can patient data be secured for research analysis by academic or commercial institutions?
Online registration is available now for conference attendance and trade stands.
Business Growth through Innovation – Unlocking Regional Potential will take place on the 19th of June from 1 – 4.30pm at the University of Kent. Delivered in partnership with the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, the event is likely to be of particular interest to SMEs wishing to access University expertise to support business growth. The event will provide information on wider funding and support available to business and showcase successful University Business collaborations. Opportunities will be provided for networking as well as discussion with academics.
For further information, including more detail about the presentations, please click on the following link: http://www.kent.ac.uk/enterprise/events/sme.html You can reach us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01227 827376 Please RSVP if you wish to attend by the 31st of May.