Past events

October 2016

27

WMAHSN Masterclass: Intellectual Property

Medical Technologies Innovation Centre, 4 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3BE

This free-to-attend two hour session will aim to give NHS employees an overview of intellectual property, looking at the different forms of intellectual property, its protection, how it applies to your ideas and how MidTECH can help you take those ideas forward. The session will have interactive elements and include guest speakers who have worked with MidTECH in the past.

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27

The Climathon Challenge

iCentrum, Innovation Birmingham Campus, Faraday Wharf, Holt Street, Aston, Birmingham B7 4BB

The Climathon Challenge will take place on the Innovation Birmingham Campus, in the new iCentrum building over 24 hours from 4pm on Thursday 27 October until 4pm on Friday 28 October, when teams will compete in a battle of the build to invent a business solution to improve public health through climate-related innovation.

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25

Cambridge International Rare Disease Summit 2016

Robinson College, Grange Road, Cambridge CB3 9AN

Following the sell-out success of its first summit in 2015, the Cambridge Rare Disease Network is once again bringing international leaders and local experts together in Cambridge to bridge the gap between research, industry, business and patient groups.

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22

Midlands Rare Disease Showcase

Birmingham Children's Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6NH

Join Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for the Midlands Rare Disease Showcase, a day-long event to celebrate progress in the rare disease sector in the heart of England. By bringing together a range of patient groups, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, clinicians and researchers, they hope to inspire new, innovative and lasting collaborations to the benefit of rare disease patients across the UK.

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21

Rare Diseases Open Day

Birmingham Research Park, Vincent Drive, Birmingham B15 2SQ

In Birmingham, health services and science institutions have come together through the WMAHSN and Birmingham Health Partners to invest heavily in rare diseases translational research delivery. There will be an Open Day on 21 October to explore rare diseases and examine the support and research ongoing in the area.

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20

DigiHealth UK: Transforming Healthcare Delivery

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

Join DigiHealth: Transforming Healthcare Delivery for the opportunity to hear from those leading the national agenda, and discover key digital innovations that could transform the future of health services.

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19

Behcet's in a Day

Postgraduate Centre, City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham B18 7QH

This free event is open to nurses and other clinicians who are interested in Behcet's Disease. Behçet's disease is a rare and poorly understood condition in which blood vessels and tissues may become inflamed. It is also known as Behçet's syndrome.

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19

Best Practice

National Exhibition Centre, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT

Best Practice is the National Association of Primary Care's annual conference. Best Practice provides an unparalleled array of content to support the GP, practice managers, federations, CCGs, pharmacies and primary care delivery professionals with the updates, tools and knowledge they need to succeed in delivering high-quality patient care in a challenging NHS environment.

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19

Tech Wednesday

Innovation Birmingham Campus, Faraday Wharf, Holt Street, 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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18

International Technology Enabled Care Conference

International Convention Centre, Broad Street, Birmingham B15 1AY

The International Technology Enabled Care Conference will be returning in 2016 bigger and better taking place on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 October at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham city centre. The conference will focus on the theme ‘Connected Care, Connected Homes and Connected Communities’ bringing together organisational leaders and audiences across government, health, social care, housing, home care, industry, third sector and more.

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18

Beacon Visionary+ Challenge application polishing session

Caparo Innovation Centre, Glaisher Drive, Wolverhampton Science Park, Wolverhampton WV10 9RU

For businesses or individuals requiring further advice on submitting an application to the Beacon Visionary+ Challenge.

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17

Health Informatics: Implications for Future Clinical Practitioners

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

WIN invites clinical students to attend their forthcoming free event at 5.30pm on 17 October at the University of Warwick. The aims of the evening are to offer insights into the integration of digital technology in the practice of the clinicians of the future, enable networking across schools and provide peer support in a relaxed environment.

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13

Orthopaedic study evening - Knee injuries

Lion Health, 2 Lowndes Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 3SS

The Midland Orthopaedic Practice invites you to a free orthopaedic study evening, offering one and a half hours of learning time, tailored for local physiotherapists, podiatrists and other healthcare professionals.

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12

Sustainability and Mental Health Conference

5 St Philip’s Place, Birmingham B3 2PW

This Sustainability and Mental Health Conference will show how the issues of sustainability and mental health are overlapping, and how interventions and projects that can benefit sustainability can also benefit people with mental health difficulties.

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12

Open Future_ Midlands launch

iCentrum, Innovation Birmingham Campus, Faraday Wharf, Holt Street, Aston, Birmingham B7 4BB

Innovation Birmingham invites you to a Serendip Smart City Incubator event announcing its latest partner: Open Future_ Midlands, powered by Wayra. The launch event will give you the opportunity to visit the Serendip incubator space, hear from Gary Stewart, Director of Wayra UK and Telefónica OpenFuture_ UK and learn about the support available via the Wayra team and connections, as well as how to respond to the #WayraCall and apply.

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11

West Midlands Mental Health Commissioning Network event

Best Western Plus Manor Hotel, Main Road, Meriden, Solihull CV7 7NH

Further to the continued success of the regional Mental Health Commissioning Networks, interested parties are invited to the eighth West Midlands event, now running from 10.30am – 4.30pm. The aim of the networks is to bring together like-minded people from primary and secondary care, and associated organisations involved in the commissioning and delivery of services to care for and support patients with mental health conditions.

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11

Beacon Visionary + Challenge - Your application workshop

iCentrum, Innovation Birmingham Campus, Faraday Wharf, Holt Street, Aston, Birmingham B7 4BB

Potential applicants can use this session to have a private review of their idea for the Beacon Visionary+ Challenge

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9

Heart Rhythm Congress

The International Convention Centre, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA

The largest heart rhythm event in the UK, Heart Rhythm Congress provides unrivalled opportunity for health care professionals interested in the management of arrhythmias to share effective practice, show case innovation, learn about latest developments and network with UK and international delegates. It takes place 9 - 12 October at the ICC, Birmingham.

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6

Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health across the Lifespan

Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FB

This one day meeting will present state of the art research talks from leading UK and European researchers on the topic of physical activity and cardiovascular health across the human lifecycle. The focus will be on interrelationships between physical activity and cardiovascular health in human ageing as a stimulus to understand effective preventive strategies for enhanced cardiovascular health in childhood, adulthood and older adulthood.

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6

How do you put the fizz back into commissioning?

Preston North End FC, Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston PR1 6RU

One of the presenters, Dave Sweeney from Halton, is one of four leaders of outstanding and award winning CCGs sharing their brand of fizz, along with evaluation guru Dr Peter Brindle on how we know we are commissioning best practice. The event is organised by the Innovation Agency, the AHSN for the North West Coast, in partnership with Fylde & Wyre CCG.

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6

RDS West Midlands Fellowship event

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

The Research Design Service West Midlands (RDS) is holding a Fellowships event on Thursday 6 October (12.30pm to 4.15pm) at the University of Birmingham. This event will offer an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the NIHR/MRC Fellowship application process. Registration is free and refreshments will be provided.

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6

Life Sciences at Birmingham

Institute of Translational Medicine, Heritage Building (Queen Elizabeth Hospital), Mindelsohn Way, Birmingham B15 2TH

Attend this free workshop to hear the latest news on the life sciences at the University of Birmingham. This is a unique opportunity to hear from and engage with leading experts in the sector.

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5

Human factors training for healthcare professionals

bet365 Stadium, Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 4EG

Are you passionate about patient safety? Do you want to drive change within your organisation by sharing the learning and be part of the solution? West Midlands Academic Health Science Network Patient Safety Collaborative, in association with Attrainability, is pleased to announce a series of two day human factors training for healthcare professionals in the West Midlands region.

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5

Remaining Competitive - The role of Academic Collaboration in Your Business

Great Hall, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

Attend this free conference and find out how, by working together, the University of Birmingham and industry are solving key challenges and stimulating business growth.

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5

SMART Cities Business Opportunity Event

Universities Centre, Innovation Birmingham Campus, Faraday Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham B7 4BB

This UK BCSD and Jacobs Smart Cities Conference will look at the policy context for smart cities within the UK, highlight the approach that the public and private sector are already adopting and showcase a range of smart city technologies and approaches currently being applied in Birmingham and elsewhere.

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5

ERDF Market Engagement

St Peter's Baptist Church, Saint Peter's Drive, Worcester WR5 3TZ

Worcestershire County Council would like to invite businesses to an information and networking afternoon to discuss the launch of the European Regional Development Funding programmes.

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4

Beacon Visionary + Challenge - Your ideas workshop

iCentrum, Innovation Birmingham Campus, Faraday Wharf, Holt Street, Aston, Birmingham B7 4BB

This session is for those who have come up with an idea for the Beacon Visionary+ Challenge and will help them take decisions on selecting products or services, offer new products or services and direct or manage the operations of a business.

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