Past events

March 2016

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A pain app a day keeps the doctor away

thestudio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP

Can healthcare smartphone apps make GPs’ lives easier? You’re invited to a free, CPD accredited workshop that will bring you up to date with the new trend in patients using their mobile phones to help you understand their medical problems better. A panel of experts will engage with attendees through an interactive on-line experience to bring you up to speed on this new area of information technology.

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The future for the Catapult Network - scale, scope and putting policy into practice

Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD

This event will consider the creation and expansion of Catapult Centres - government-supported centres designed to provide space for university-business collaboration on commercialisation in a specific field of cutting-edge technology. ‘Precision Medicine’ and ‘Cell Therapy’ are two of the nine areas for which a Catapult Centre has been established.

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Journeys of Health-Tech Innovation

Nabarro LLP, 125 London Wall, London EC2Y 5AL

Investment Director at Mercia Technologies, Peter Dines, will be speaking at this event. Peter is a West Midlands-based healthcare entrepreneur and investor with a successful career in the medical device industry, and will be discussing the topic of fundraising. This event brings together the health-tech community, from early stage companies to experienced leaders of healthcare tech companies, to investors in healthcare.

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Successfully Incorporating PROMs in Clinical Trials

Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

This one day course is aimed at Chief and Principal Investigators, trial managers, clinical researchers and academics and aims to provide an overview of the design, data collection, analysis and reporting considerations associated with successful incorporation of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in clinical trials.

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17

Engaging with the UK Digital Health Industry: Getting Health Data Analytics onto the Map

Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Institute of Translational Medicine, Heritage Building (Queen Elizabeth Hospital), Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TH

The Health KTN and UK Health Data Analytics Network (UK-HDAN) invite practitioners and industry experts to attend a regional workshop to contribute to a UK health data analytics roadmap for funders and policy-makers. The UK-HDAN is a newly formed community of health data scientists working together to map the landscape and inform a national strategy for health data analytics research.

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17

Scientific Diversity@UHB - a journey through the specialties

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TH

As part of British Science Week, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust will be holding a Scientific Diversity@UHB - a journey through the specialties event on 17 March. The early part of the day will see pupils from four local schools taking a tour and getting a UHB Healthcare Sciences Passport. From 12 - 3pm, members of the public will also be able to take the tour to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes at the trust.

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Collecting PROMs in Clinical Trials

Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

This one day course is aimed at research nurses, data managers and study co-ordinators and aims to provide an overview of the practical considerations associated with collecting Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in clinical trials.

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16

Tech Wednesday

Innovation Birmingham Limited, Faraday Wharf, Innovation Birmingham Campus, Holt Street, Birmingham Science Park, Aston, Birmingham B7 4BB

Tech Wednesday is Innovation Birmingham's monthly meet-up for the technology and entrepreneur community within Birmingham. Each month there are also Show ‘n' Tells, where tech start-ups or people with side projects from the region demo their products to the group for feedback and discussion. Meet at 5.30pm at Innovation Birmingham for a 6pm start.

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16

Five Ways to Wellbeing Training

BVSC, 138 Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DR

The Five Ways to Wellbeing Training is a mental health awareness program that incorporates evidence-based public health messages to promote wellbeing. It is aimed at frontline staff who provide services to the public. This course is free but only open to people who live and work in the Birmingham area.

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15

Smart Cities and Communities: Shaping the Future

Manchester Conference Centre, 78 Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3NJ

At Smart Cities and Communities: Shaping the Future, attendees can benefit from hands-on experience of new technologies with the opportunity to explore the smartest way towards the urban revolution through unique interactive sessions. Smart city experts from across the world will be sharing the most innovative ways to use technology and data to make life in the city safer, smarter and more sustainable.

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15

RCN Education Forum international conference and exhibition: Partners in practice - the global perspective

The International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford TF3 4JH

Attend this conference to discover the latest evidence regarding teaching and learning for practice. This conference aims to support nurse educators from around the UK, who may work in the NHS or private and voluntary sectors, or universities and colleges, at a range of levels from supporting the education of health care assistants to post-doctoral education, as well as international nurse educators.

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15

The digital health revolution for future clinicians

International Digital Laboratory, University of Warwick, University Road, Coventry CV4 7AL

The West Midlands Health Informatics Network invites medical students to attend its forthcoming free event on 15 March 2016 at 6pm. Presentations will be delivered by representatives of the Institute of Digital Healthcare, followed by Q&A sessions.

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14

The Biopsychosocial Management of Complex Patients with Back Pain

Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG

This interactive, skills-based course is based on the clinically proven STarT Back stratified care approach. The course provides a brief overview of the approach and how to manage the low and medium risk subgroups and then specifically focuses on equipping physiotherapists with the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage the distressed and disabled (high risk) subgroup of patients. Usually £499 per person, this course is being offered free of charge to practising musculoskeletal outpatient physiotherapists in the West Midlands region.

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14

Living with Diabetes Day - Walsall

Holiday Inn, 20 Wolverhampton Road West, Walsall WS2 0BS

These free events, run by Diabetes UK, are for anyone recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, or who may have been diagnosed for longer, but needs the basic information to help them live well. As places are limited, to attend you must register at Eventbrite and be able to attend the whole day (9.30am - 4.30pm). Lunch will be provided.

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West Midlands Public Health Excellence Conference 2016

Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton WV1 4QR

The theme of this year’s conference is health, wealth and jobs. With continuing austerity, the national and West Midlands focus remains on securing economic growth and increasing productivity. Public health, in partnership with other stakeholders, can make a positive contribution to achieving this goal. The conference is about focusing on delivery, innovation and change across the West Midlands.

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10

MPD software validation for medical devices

4 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3BE

Medilink West Midlands, in conjunction with Acclaim Biomedical Consulting, is offering a one day workshop exploring the requirements needed for software development and manufacturing within medical devices. This course will focus on the regulatory requirements that surround the software that is used and needed in medical devices and manufacturing environments. It will touch on the associated standards and how to ensure compliance, with a particular focus on risk management and software lifecycles.

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10

Mental Health: Moving Forwards – The Five Year Plan

Manchester Conference Centre, 78 Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3NJ

Mental Health: Moving Forwards – The Five Year Plan will explore how the new national strategy for mental health services can drive action so that people across all ages can get the right help at the right time. At this event, those leading the strategy will offer practical guidance, advice and real examples to help transform and improve mental health care.

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10

How to implement STarT Back in practice

Sixways Stadium, Warriors Way, Worcester WR3 8ZE

Are you a clinician, allied health professional or commissioner looking to implement best practice for low back pain into your services? Then this free workshop is for you. The workshop will provide you with access to the STarT Back e-tool, the STarT Back story and the tools to implement this innovation into your service. There will also be the opportunity to explore the Musculoskeletal Patient Reported Outcome Measure (MSK PROM) tool.

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10

Your pharmacy, your future: surviving and thriving in the future landscape

Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Institute of Translational Medicine, Heritage Building (Queen Elizabeth Hospital), Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TH

Aimed at community pharmacists across the West Midlands, this free event will guide attendees to the support available in making a success of your community pharmacy. In the light of recent government announcements, the event will explain how community pharmacies can take advantage of apprentice placements and research and development tax relief that will help them thrive in the future landscape.

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10

Talk to us about Procedures of Lower Clinical Value (PLCV)

Renewal Centre, Lode Lane, Solihull B91 2JR

Representatives from the three CCGs - Birmingham CrossCity, Birmingham South Central and Solihull CCG - are keen to meet with the public and have arranged two events to provide the opportunity to find out more and share views as part of the discussion focusing on three procedures – cataracts, hip and knee surgery.

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Talk to us about Procedures of Lower Clinical Value (PLCV)

The Bond Centre,180-182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5SE

Representatives from the three CCGs - Birmingham CrossCity, Birmingham South Central and Solihull CCG - are keen to meet with the public and have arranged two events to provide the opportunity to find out more and share views as part of the discussion focusing on three procedures – cataracts, hip and knee surgery.

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9

Simulation and Modelling for Life Sciences/Health Sector: Exploring the State-of-the-Art

Room 423, Sir Alwyn Williams Bldg - University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QN

Workshops such as this one will inform the SimBest report, a key input to future Innovate UK funding calls across several sectors which it is hoped will emphasise the role of modelling and simulation in future innovation activities. This particular workshop also aims to explore modelling and simulation techniques and potential translation of techniques between sectors with an emphasis on life sciences and health, but they are also interested in looking at the underpinning technologies, techniques and resource requirements.

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8

Key Essentials: Pre-Diabetes Care

University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

This one day course aims to prepare healthcare assistants and nurses within primary care to screen and manage individuals at risk of diabetes type 2 mellitus. The course is designed for those involved in the NHS Health Checks, in particular healthcare assistants and nurses working in general practice. It focuses on screening and managing cases of individuals with a history of impaired glucose regulation or risk of type 2 diabetes. Attendees will also learn about the provision of lifestyle advice.

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Implementing the best evidence for managing osteoarthritis in the primary care setting

thestudio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP

This workshop aims to increase understanding of osteoarthritis (OA) as a disease and as a chronic pain syndrome. The workshop will focus on supporting self management for patients and implementing NICE guidelines on core treatments for OA.

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3

Further, Faster: Accelerating the Pace of Digitising the NHS

Central London venue to be confirmed

An SME expert panel are holding a launch of their findings on 3 March in a central London venue to be confirmed. The event will bring together people from across the health system to meet, discuss and share best practice, and hear from those who have successfully partnered to embed innovative health tech in the NHS.

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2

Life Sciences in Birmingham – Supporting Growing Businesses

The BioHub Birmingham®, Birmingham Research Park, 97 Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2SQ

The BioHub Birmingham, DLA Piper and KPMG are delighted to invite you to their seminar, Life Sciences in Birmingham – Supporting Growing Businesses on Tuesday 2 March at The Birmingham Research Park, which features two speakers from WMAHSN. All are welcome. Businesses at a conceptual and early development stage might find the content of particular interest.

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2

Making the case for UK medicines manufacturing

The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE

Being organised by ABPI and the MHRA, this is a must-attend event for senior leaders and decision makers with strategic responsibility for securing, developing and future-proofing manufacturing networks in the pharmaceutical industry. “Making the case for UK medicines manufacturing” explores the drivers of positive relationships that will support future commercial success for our sector and illustrate, through evidence-based examples, the benefit of the manufacturing ecosystem in the UK.

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WMAHSN Meridian launch event

The Vox Conference Centre, Resorts World, NEC, Birmingham B40 1PU

Join the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) for an evening of networking with clinicians, academics and industry over canapés, and the official launch of Meridian, our online health innovation exchange. Meridian, part of the WMAHSN’s innovation and adoption service, has been specifically designed to support the West Midlands' innovation ecosystem by providing industry with an opportunity to showcase their innovations, and facilitates the NHS and academia to formulate campaigns which address service delivery and medical challenges that require creative and innovative solutions via collaborative development with industry.

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