JOIN US AT UK HEALTHTECH
December 4th, 2018 Cardiff | Park Plaza

Register

08:00 AM

09:00 AM

Registration, exhibition and networking

Morning

09:00 AM

10:00 AM

Plenary Session

Morning

Welcome & Introduction
Gwyn Tudor, MediWales, CEO

What makes your brain happy?
Dr Dean Burnett, Neuroscientist, Comedian and Guardian science blogger

Future of Healthcare, the Digitisation of the Medtech Industry and Regulatory Update
Mark Steedman, Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions, Research Manager

How can our healthcare system deliver innovative medical technologies to patients more effectively?
Dr Peter Groves, NICE, Chair, Medical Technologies Advisory Committee NICE & Chair, Devices Expert Advisory Committee MHRA

10:00 AM

10:30 AM

Break and exhibition

Morning

10:30 AM

11:30 AM

Update on Regulatory Developments (Parallel Session 1)

The latest developments regarding the medical device and IVD regulations. Discussing the impact on your business and the management of innovation within these new regulations.

Morning

MHRA: What's new?
Mark Birse, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Group Manager Medical Device Safety and Surveillance & Software and Apps

IT Regulatory Compliance - business benefit or a burden?
David Thompson, Clarity Compliance Solutions, Managing Director and Principal Consultant

Quality and Regulatory Planning – the way forward?
Simon Richards, MEDDEV QA, Director

10:30 AM

11:30 AM

Accelerate workshop: pioneering innovation platform for health and economic benefit in Wales

Morning

11:30 AM

12:30 PM

NHS Market Access and Innovation Adoption (Parallel Session 2)

A discussion of new innovation adoption initiatives and the key factors surrounding NHS market access.

Morning

Chair
Robyn Davies, Cardiff and Vale UHB, Head of Health Innovation

HealthTech Connect
Sheryl Warttig, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Senior Technical Adviser

Update on the new NHS Supply Chain operating model
Shiraaz Essop, NHS Supply Chain, Procurement Delivery Manager Projects and Transformation

Getting Innovative Products into the NHS - From Innovation to Adoption
Lars Sundstrom, West of England Academic Health Science Network, Innovation and Growth Director

The Main Thing: using technology to drive transformation
Ifan Evans, Welsh Government, Director Technology & Transformation, Health & Social Services Group

11:30 AM

12:30 PM

Innovation Showcase (Parallel Session 2)

Showcasing innovative companies and technologies from across the UK.

Morning

Chair
Michael Graz, Biophys, Founder and CEO

Innovative Healthcare Software Solutions
Sabarna Mukhopadyay, SymlConnect, CEO

Transforming Systems: How digital tools transform whole urgent and emergency care and improve patient experience
Alistair Martin, Transforming Systems, Chief Commercial Officer

Disruptive Digital Media
Greg Richard, 3DAnatomica, Founder

Companion diagnostics – Improving patient and economic outcomes through personalised medicine
Mark Street Docherty, Elucigene Diagnostics, CEO

Marine biotech solutions to approaching cell culture & regen med challenges
Andrew Mearns Spragg, Jellagen, Founder & Chief Scientific Officer

12:30 PM

01:30 PM

Lunch and networking

Afternoon

01:30 PM

02:00 PM

Plenary Session

Afternoon

The Microbiota in Health, Pregnancy, and Early Life
Conor Feehily, Teagasc, SFI Experienced Post-doctoral Researcher

Value-Based Healthcare. A paradigm shift?
Hamish Laing, Swansea University School of Management, Professor of Enhanced Innovation, Engagement and Outcomes

02:00 PM

03:00 PM

Sources of Finance and Funding (Parallel Session 3)

Leading speakers will discuss financial support for new ventures in the healthcare and the life science industries. This will be followed by a discussion panel.

Afternoon

Chair
Andrew Mearns Spragg, Jellagen, Founder & Chief Scientific Officer

The Route to Government Funding
Cynthia Bullock, Innovate UK, Senior Innovation Lead for Enabling Programmes

How to raise equity for your tech venture
Dr Richard Thompson, Development Bank of Wales, Senior Investment Executive

Thinking of coming to AIM?
Max Gould, Cenkos, Corporate Finance

Funding Innovation
Christian Kumar, Capital Kinetics, Managing Director

02:00 PM

03:00 PM

LifeScience Academy, Skills Agenda and Careers Fayre (Parallel Session 3)

This session discusses the skills shortage and the need for development of and access to skills within the life sciences sector. Highlights will include, recruitment, students placements and activity through the LifeScience Academy. Presentations from leading companies in the region and student and graduate networking opportunities. This will be followed by a Q&A.

Afternoon

Chair
Christie Harper, Gatehouse ICS, Consultant

Raising awareness and aspirations of school leavers in the South Wales valleys in relation to careers in health innovation
Christie Harper, Gatehouse ICS, Consultant

How might STEM education better address the UK’s skills needs?
Peter Finegold, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Head of Education

Creo Medical
Liz Hayward, Creo Medical, HR Manager

Working with Cardiff University to Connect with New Talent
Christine Henderson, Cardiff University - GO Wales, GO Wales Project Officer

Clare Skidmore, Cardiff University - Future Connects, Futures Connect Project Officer

High quality education and applied research for the Life Science and Biotech industry: a new type of undergraduate degree in Biosciences
Jeroen Nieuwland, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science - University of South Wales, Senior Lecturer Biology

03:00 PM

04:00 PM

Future Watch – University Showcase

Showcasing the future spin outs and innovations from across the UK.

Afternoon

Chair
Jenna Bowen, Cotton Mouton Diagnostics, Chief Operating Officer

Bright Sparks and Exciting Times: Enterprise and Innovation at Swansea University Medical School
Ruth Bardell, Swansea University - Medical School, Project Officer for the Enterprise & Innovation Team

Positron Emission Tomography – FDG and Beyond
Chris Marshall, Cardiff University – Wales Research and Diagnostic Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Centre (PETIC), Director

Improving wound management through inter-professional collaboration
Michael Clark, Welsh Wound Innovation Centre, Commercial Director

SETsquared’s Scale-Up Programme
Andy Burroughs, SetSquared, Health and Wellbeing Sector Lead - Scale Up Programme

04:00 PM

04:30 PM

Lifescience Industry Magazine Panel

A round-up of the burning issues affecting the sector from regional and national network leaders.

Afternoon

Chair
John Jeans, Digital Health & Social Care Institute, Chairman

David Sheppard, Department for International Trade, Deputy Head, Life Sciences

Lars Sundstrom, West of England Academic Health Science Network, Innovation and Growth Director

Michael Graz, Biophys, Founder and CEO

Darren Clark, Medilink East Midlands, Chief Executive

Cynthia Bullock, Innovate UK, Senior Innovation Lead for Enabling Programmes

Christian Kumar, Capital Kinetics, Managing Director