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THINK BIG Future Health & Life Science Unconference

An cross-sector event enabling future leaders to listen, pitch and deliver sessions all in one day

The world is entering a new era in the field of medicine. In the decades to come, the life science sector is estimated to develop a wide array of cell, gene and other advanced therapeutic modalities which promise to cure deadly diseases that at present lack any form of effective treatment.

Developments in AI, cognitive robotics, blockchain and health IoT also provide scope for significant changes in the industry ­- from early diagnosis and prevention, through more sophisticated R&D and manufacturing, to completely virtual nursing assistance. Such developments lead to increased costs which means we need to redesign healthcare pathways to ensure the benefits reach all patients and are affordable to implement at scale. There are numerous challenges which must be solved beforehand if we are to realise the full potential that this digital transformation can bring.

The Think BIG Future Health & Life Science Unconference will bring engineers together with clinicians, senior/middle managers, healthcare industry professionals, patients and non-industry stakeholders to promote greater multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary engagement through a full-day programme of “organised serendipity”. 

The Unconference will be an international open space forum that supports and energises the movement for healthcare improvement and defines the future of the sector collaboratively. Collectively we hope to leverage the shared concern and passion for improving quality, safety and outcomes of healthcare leaders and practitioners, by linking them with cross-industry experts who share their sentiments and interests. Participants will examine how we can boost innovation and develop the sector by debating the challenges, opportunities and trends of the different areas that most interest the audience.

 

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

Email: healthcare@theiet.org

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Continuing Professional Development

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

Time

28 Nov 2019

9:00am - 7:30pm

Calendar
Add to Calendar 11/28/2019 09:00 11/28/2019 19:30 THINK BIG Future Health & 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

Organiser

Strategic Engagement and Partnerships

Speakers

Dr Peter Bannister

Dr Peter Bannister

VP - Mirada Medical

Dr Guy Gross

Dr Guy Gross

Head of Research - LaingBuisson

Reasons to attend

Of interest to those who work in the following areas

  • Medical devices including software
  • Healthcare solutions for operational delivery
  • Disease management devices and technology
  • Pharmaceuticals and biopharma
  • Health monitors and home care devices
  • Telemedicine
  • Smart city technologies
  • 3D printing
  • Personal healthcare technology
  • Wearable technology - smartwatches, fitness trackers and applications
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Ageing population and social care

Location

IET Birmingham: Austin Court

80 Cambridge Street
Birmingham
B1 2NP
United Kingdom

Programme

 

09:00

Registration and refreshments

09:30

Conference

17:00

Networking event

19:30

Close

Further conference details to be confirmed

Register

Early bird registration - till 7 October 2019

Students

£10

Early bird - Student

Early bird registration - till 7 October 2019

Members

£25

Early bird - Member

Early bird registration - till 7 October 2019

Non-member

£35

Early bird - Non member

Standard registration - from 8 October 2019

Students

£20

Standard registration - Students

Standard registration - from 8 October 2019

Member

£40

Standard registration - Members

Standard registration - from 8 October 2019

Non-members

£60

Standard registration - non-members