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Think Big Future Health and Life Science Unconference

Bringing together health’s forward thinkers

This event is presented in collaboration with Immerse UK, The Knowledge Transfer Network and Hatsumi.

Our Think Big Future Health and Science Unconference is a participant-driven event, bringing engineers together with clinicians, senior/middle managers, healthcare professionals, patients and non-industry stakeholders to discuss important themes across the healthcare sector. Our full-day programme is organised around themed streams with time built in for discussion and networking.  As a delegate, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in the sessions you want to contribute to, with the flexibility to join other streams throughout the day.

The outputs of your discussions will help us to shape the IET’s strategy for supporting the health and care system that empowers people to lead healthier and more independent lives.  Your collective knowledge will shape the future agenda of programmes and activities for engineers, technologists, and all healthcare professionals.

What people say about the IET Think BIG Future Health & Life Science Series

This event really does spark you to “Think BIG”.’  Simon Goyal, NHS

A fantastically inspiring event learning about the innovative and bold ambitions of people who are set to revolutionise healthcare’ Carly Brown, Astra Zeneca

Invaluable, enriching and entertaining. Thank you’ Andy Brown, Metix Medical

An interesting array of speakers showing many aspects of current technology in healthcare’ Vicky Jarvis, Steeper

Good speakers, good amount of time to talk’ Helena Johnson, University of Leeds

Precise, concise and informative’ Nisar Mehra, Optos

IET Think BIG Future Health & Life Science Team

Please contact Nury Moreira for further details.

E: healthcare@theiet.org


Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


28 Nov 2019

9:30am - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 11/28/2019 09:30 11/28/2019 17:00 Think Big Future Health and Life Science Unconference An open space forum to support and energise the movement for healthcare improvement and help define the future of the sector collaboratively. Cambridge St, Birmingham B1 2NP, UK


Strategic Engagement and Partnerships


Dr Peter Bannister

Dr Peter Bannister

VP - Mirada Medical

Dr Guy Gross

Dr Guy Gross

Head of Research - LaingBuisson

Indira Knight

Indira Knight

Creative Technologist - Royal College of Art

Elisa del Galdo

Elisa del Galdo

Head of Customer Experience - Blue Latitude Health

Dr. Sarah Bond

Dr. Sarah Bond

VP Product Management - Mirada Medical

Dr. Gyles Morrison

Dr. Gyles Morrison

Clinical UX, Behaviour Change and Digital Therapeutics Specialist - Dr-Hyphen

Reasons to attend

Exchange - Information and Inspiration

  • Active discussion around key challenges you face within healthcare technology areas.


Explore - Ideas and possibilities

  • Share your personal experiences of success and challenges and hear from others about potential solutions.
  • Embrace new thinking around approaches to models or problems.


Experiment - Commercially and Validate

  • Meet inspirational and unconventional leaders who are challenging the status quo by upturning the traditional ways to transform our current healthcare landscape.


IET Birmingham: Austin Court

80 Cambridge Street
B1 2NP
United Kingdom


We are running five+ themed-streams in parallel throughout the day; each session within a stream will last around 1 ½ hours (to include presentations/talks from an industry expert, delegate discussion and networking time).

You’re invited to attend the sessions you want to participate in, but please be aware that some sessions may fill quickly and we’ll operate a first-come, first-served policy on the day.

The main streams are:

  • Revolutionising Healthcare with Immersive Technology

This vertical within the THINK BIG: Life Sciences and Health event will explore the role of immersive technology, creativity and wellbeing in healthcare, and how cross-industry collaborations are creating innovative and unexpected solutions to benefit society.

  • Healthcare Innovation
  • Medical Devices and Data: Prevent, Detect and Diagnose
  • UX Saves Lives: The Future of Healthcare
  • Clinical evidence and Validation: The What and How

And many more sub-health tech topic discussions to be announced.

The programme will conclude at 4.30 pm and the event will continue as an informal networking and drinks reception accompanied by a cold/hot food buffet.


Standard registration - from 8 October 2019



Standard registration - Students

Standard registration - from 8 October 2019



Standard registration - Members

Standard registration - from 8 October 2019

Standard registration - Immerse Member


Standard registration - Immerse Members

Standard registration - from 8 October 2019



Standard registration - Non-members