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Below is the conference programme for 2017. The 2018 conference programme will be published towards the end of the year.

26th April 2017

10:50 - 11:00
Welcome and Opening Remarks: Colin Martin, MedTech Communications, Director
Location:  Main Stage

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11:00 - 11:30
Current Challenges and Future Opportunities in the Research, Innovation and Development of Medical Devices: Professor John Fisher CBE, EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices
Location:  Main Stage

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12:00 - 12:30
Game Changing Innovation at Pace: the citizenAID experience: Brigadier Timothy Hodgetts CBE, MOD, Medical Director Defence Medical Services
Location:  Main Stage
Game changing innovation at pace: the citizenAID experience
This presentation describes the innovation at pace to improve public resilience to terrorism through the development of the citizenAID initiative. Military and civilian medical experts have joined together to produce a free public app, Pocket Guide and web-based familiarisation that has been supported by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office and our medical Royal Colleges.
12:30 - 13:00
Developing Patient-Centric Healthcare Delivery Models: Dr. Malcolm Luker, Vice President, Home Clinical Monitoring (HCM) Phillips,
Location:  Main Stage

Many innovations in MedTech focus on the science and the advances in the technology.  Less attention is placed on how these innovations will be used in the care pathways of patients and how they will fit in the day to day activity of the healthcare professional and patient.

This presentation will highlight the benefits of involving patients and carers in the development and design of the innovation, from day one, to increase chances of successful commercial implementation of the innovation.

13:00 - 13:30
The Challenges of Transforming Healthcare through Technology: Tom Clutton-Brock, HTC, Clinical Director of NIHR Trauma Management
Location:  Main Stage

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14:00 - 14:30
Digital Transformation in Healthcare and Opportunities for SMEs to Partner with Microsoft: Sean O'Shea, Microsoft, Sales Manager Health UK
Location:  Main Stage

Sean will be talking through Digital Transformation in Healthcare, and what we’re seeing globally and with the NHS.  In particular, he will focus on the growing areas of innovation, such as the power of AI and the potential of augmented reality as well as the opportunity that cloud computing provides in changing healthcare.  At Microsoft they scale through partners and he will also go through the opportunities for partnership in this session. 

14:30 - 15:00
What's your Value Proposition? Reimbursement for MedTech in NHS England and ways of Accelerating National Adoption: Michael Branagan-Harris, Device Access UK, CEO
Location:  Main Stage

The NHS is as everyone knows facing huge system demands -  in 2014 The Nuffield Trust recommended a roll out of 22 x 800 bed hospitals before 2022 just to meet current demands.

NHS Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh says, ‘Only technology will save the NHS”, but it is increasingly more and more difficult to gain traction with new technologies that offer solutions in terms or productivity, improved patient outcomes and reduced cost.

In this session, Michael Branagan-Harris from Device Access UK will help you understand NHS Hospital activity and reimbursement and how this helps industry successfully navigate the carpeted areas of a hospital to become a trusted solution partner to the hospital and the NHS, not just a provider of product.

15:00 - 15:30
Developments in Credentialing - the Life Sciences Register: Andrew Davies, ABHI, Director, Market Access & Janet Monkman, Academy for Healthcare Science, CEO
Location:  Main Stage
A surge of interest within the NHS in credentialing has fostered a quasi-market for  
credentialing services. The ad-hoc nature of this approach risks increasing system costs and bureaucracy. Andrew will outline working being undertaken to develop an independently accredited, single national scheme for credentialing, based on a proven model from the Professional Standards Authority.

27th April 2017

10:00 - 10:30
Innovation in the Healthcare Sector - some Thoughts and Experiences: William Cruise, 3M United Kingdom, VP, West Europe Business Development, Health Care Business Group
Location:  Main Stage

Drawing heavily on Bill's 30 years' experience with 3M, a global science-based company renowned for the commercialisation of thousands of ideas that improve daily lives, this presentation explores creativity, innovation and collaboration as keys to developing novel medical devices to improve patient outcomes and manage healthcare costs.

10:30 - 11:00
A Strategy for Transforming Acute Care in the UK: Giovanni Accardo, Healthcare Solutions & Partnerships, Boston Scientific, Business Unit Director, Northern Europe
Location:  Main Stage

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11:30 - 12:00
The #1 Strategy You Need To Know To Make IoT Successful: Patrick Strauss, Illumitas, CEO
Location:  Main Stage

IoT can be confusing. Typical customer conversation centre around two main questions: "What does IoT mean to me?" and "How do I start?" Simple questions but answering them easily can be challenging. Industry examples and clear actionable strategy tips will help all of those that are keen to make IOT a success for their organisation

12:00 - 12:30
Converging Technologies: New Data Driven Methods in Healthcare: Georgina Horton, PR & Marketing Executive, Isansys
Location:  Main Stage

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13:00 - 13:30
The Value Proposition: how early Health Technology Assessment (eHTA) can Make or Break your Medical Device product: Dan Clark, The University of Nottingham, Professor of Clinical Engineering
Location:  Main Stage

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13:30 - 14:00
Improving Delivery of Healthcare - Stratasys Healthcare Solutions: René Martin, Stratasys, Business Manager Healthcare EMEA
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