Past events

March 2017

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“Yellow hats are not just for builders”

Nicolson Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2RA

This free one day workshop focuses on the importance of understanding and recognising emotional labour. Builders undertake hard physical labour, and wear yellow hats to protect them from the dangers in their environment, yet healthcare professionals engage in hard emotional labour, often without protection or support. The workshop is practical and evidence-based.

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Tech Nation 2017: Birmingham

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

Hear from Gerard Grech, CEO of Tech City UK, about the findings from Tech Nation 2017, the most comprehensive report of the UK digital sector to date. The event will celebrate the growth of digital tech across the UK over the past 12 months. It will also delve into themes uncovered by the report to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the future.

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Empowered and Connected Communities Research Workshop

Leeds TBC

Public Health England is holding an Empowered and Connected Communities Research workshop, hosted by Leeds Beckett University. They are inviting colleagues from across a range of sectors to come together to stimulate research activity in public health approaches to creating empowered and connected communities.

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Nudgeathon

Warwick Business School, University Of Warwick, University Road, Coventry CV4 7AL

West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative and NIHR CLAHRC West Midlands are pleased to announce the first Nudgeathon, in association with Warwick Business School. This fun free event will for the first time bring together top behavioural science students from across the UK to work with NHS staff to use nudge theory to solve ‘real world’ healthcare problems.

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Are You Ready for the New European Regulations?

4 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3BE

Medilink West Midlands, in conjunction with Acclaim Biomedical Consulting Ltd, is offering two half day introductory workshops exploring the new European Regulations for In Vitro Diagnostics Regulations and Medical Device Regulations. Organisations must be realistically prepared, not only for the impact of changes outlined in the short-term, but for the ongoing burden in terms of resources and time required to maintain existing products and bring new products into the market.

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Enterprising Birmingham Showcase

Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

Discover how University of Birmingham research is solving real world problems at the Final Showcase of the Enterprising Birmingham Innovation Competition. Three inventive finalists will pitch their ideas to a Dragons’ Den style judging panel for a £20,000 investment.

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29

Medicines Discovery Catapult Lab Opening

University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry CV4 7AL

The official opening of the Medicines Discovery Catapult Laboratory at the University of Warwick

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Naidex 2017

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

Naidex boasts 250 cutting-edge exhibitors and 150 leading experts over three days of innovation, education, inspiration and networking. With over 12,000 visitors, Naidex is at the forefront of breaking ground in the independent living and physical disability industries, it is open to everyone, and is absolutely free.

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The Future of Cancer Treatment: Can genetic science benefit patients?

Lecture Theatre 2, Education Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Mindelsohn Way, Birmingham B15 2GW

Genetics and genomic medicine is set to transform our understanding of cancer. It will lead to improved diagnosis, personalised treatment based upon the patient’s own genetic make-up and new drugs therapies. Join this free public event to hear about how this cutting-edge science is shaping cancer treatment for patients in Birmingham and the West Midlands.

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Expression of Interest: Global Speed Networking Event: Global Opportunities for Health, Wellbeing and Digital

Digital Catapult Centre, 101 Euston Road, Kings Cross, London NW1 2RA

Are you an innovator in the healthcare, wellbeing or lifestyles space? Are you using the latest generation of digital tools, techniques, technologies or platforms? Would you be interested in discussing how to progress your ideas with the biggest brands in the technology sector?If the answer is yes, then this forthcoming ‘speed-networking event’ could be for you.

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Do it Digital

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

Do It Digital is an independent, not-for-profit signposting and celebrating resources that help small businesses become more digitally active. Do it Digital will be hosting three events on their tour bus, which will be parked at Innovation Birmingham Campus.

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Making Light Work for Your Health - a laser-based workshop about technologies for Medicine and Healthcare

Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ET

This free workshop will explain the science behind photonics (using light instead of electricity), how it is being used in the healthcare industry already and how photonics might help businesses. Attendees will be able to talk about ways of using the university's expertise, equipment and financial support to benefit their enterprise.

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22

Nursing education and professional development – the global perspective

Cardiff City Hall, Gorsedd Gardens Road, Cardiff CF10 3ND

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Education committee holds its annual two-day international conference in March in Cardiff. This conference provides a supportive environment for nurse educators from across the UK and the globe to meet with other like-minded professionals.

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22

Diabetes microvascular complications: foot, eye and renal

Macdonald Ansty Hall, Coventry CV7 9HZ

Part of the Diabetes up close and personalised education programme 2016-2017, this meeting includes a brief update on diabetes care during Ramadan, covering care plans and adjusting treatment.

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21

NHS England and WMAHSN Regional Musculoskeletal Conference

the studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP

A musculoskeletal event for NHS commissioners and providers in the West Midlands, to hear about and contribute to conversations on right care, getting it right first time, primary care, models of care, rheumatology audit, the patient's voice, national guidelines (BOA, NICE) and outstanding practice.

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21

Meeting Centres Support Programme: UK MeetingDem National Conference

University of Worcester Arena, Severn Campus, Hylton Road, Worcester WR2 5JN

The Meeting Centres Support Programme (MCSP) was developed following a community needs assessment in the Netherlands. Dutch research has demonstrated positive outcomes for people with dementia and for family carers. This conference reports on the implementation, user feedback and effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of MCSP for the first time in the UK.

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20

CitizenAID Conference - Responding to the UK Terrorist Threat

Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston Road, Birmingham B5 7QU

The citizenAID charity, hosted by the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Hospital Charity, is pleased to be holding CitizenAID Conference - Responding to the UK Terrorist Threat, a free public awareness event designed to enhance regional public preparedness to a shooting, stabbing or bombing incident.

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18

Value Academy Masterclass

Wallacespace Spitalfields, 15-25 Artillery Lane, London E1 7HA

Value Academy Masterclass is a one-day interactive meeting designed to support healthcare professionals involved in resource allocation decision-making. You are invited to join the expert faculty and colleagues from a variety of disciplines to explore the value decisions and assessments that are central to treatment choice, with a focus on novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs).

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Inspiring Innovation for Black Country SMEs 2017

Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton WV1 4QR

You are invited to the first Black Country Growth Hub Inspiring Innovation 2017 event. Innovation is key to helping us through the challenging times and strengthen our economy. If you’re a business based in the Black Country, find out what innovation means for your business.

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16

WIN Open Network event - Sensors and Wearables

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

The next WIN Open Network event will take place on 16 March, from 10am - 12.30pm, at the University of Warwick’s International Digital Laboratory. The event will discuss how sensors and wearable technology can help people maintain their health, care and wellbeing.

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16

South Asian Health Foundation and DAR update on Diabetes in Ramadan

Postgraduate Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Mindelsohn Way, Birmingham B15 2TH

This free event offers tailored, expert advice on managing the various aspects of diabetes and Ramadan in the Asian population. A wide range of core clinical topics is explored within a densely packed, dynamic programme. Attendees will receive CPD accreditation and a certificate of attendance.

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Digital healthcare innovation series: Analytics, modeling, decision support, security

Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne Street, London W1G 9LQ

This second course in the digital healthcare series aims to help NHS innovators and project owners build an understanding of how to bring digital ideas to market and the ways big data, analytics and modelling can support decision making in a healthcare environment.

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16

Orthopaedic study evening - GP knee joint injection and examination

Heath Lodge Clinic, 1357 Warwick Road, Knowle, Solihull B93 9LW

A free knee joint injection and examination workshop will be delivered by the Midland Orthopaedic Practice, suitable for GPs who currently have no knee joint or any joint injections experience and are looking to perform in general practice, as well as being suitable for GPs who currently inject and are seeking to refresh their injection technique.

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15

The Royal Photographic Society “International Images for Science” exhibition

The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PD

The University of Worcester is delighted to have been selected as one of the few venues to host The Royal Photographic Society’s “International Images for Science” exhibition. The exhibition features some of the world’s best science photography with astonishing scientific shots with beautiful and striking images of interest to everyone.

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10

Healthcare Science Day

Atrium, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Mindelsohn Way, Birmingham B15 2GW

More than 15 stands and interactive exhibits to reveal the vital behind-the-scenes roles of hospital scientists, including simulation critical care bed with medical engineers, phlebotomy demonstrations, laser scanning and 3D printed body parts.

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9

Midlands Engine Trade Summit

The Vox Conference Centre, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1PU

The inaugural Midlands Engine Trade Summit will be taking place in March in Birmingham at The Vox Conference Centre. This is your chance to gain an understanding of how the Midlands Engine initiative can support your business growth.

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9

Orthopaedic study evening

Concert Hall, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham University, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2TS

This free orthopaedic study evening is being delivered by the Midland Orthopaedic Practice. The study evening will offer two hours of learning time (with confirmation issued on attendance) and is tailored for GPs, physiotherapists, podiatrists and other healthcare professionals.

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8

West Midlands Regional Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Launch Event

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

The West Midlands Cardiovascular Network at NHS England (NHSE) West Midlands, in collaboration with The British Heart Foundation, University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust and all 22 West Midlands CCGs, are proud to announce the launch of the regional Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) service, the largest of its kind in England and Wales.

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8

45th Intelligent Sensing Program – Wearables for Diagnostics

Leigh Court Business Centre, Pill Road, Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3RA

This workshop will bring together end-user communities, technology providers, researchers, funding agencies and other key stakeholders in the UK, to network, share knowledge of market opportunities, needs and challenges, discuss state of art of wearable sensing technologies and develop new ideas and collaborations.

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Orthopaedic study evening - GP knee joint injection and examination

Lion Health, Lowndes Road, Stourbridge DY8 3SS

A free knee joint injection and examination workshop will be delivered by the Midland Orthopaedic Practice, suitable for GPs who currently have no knee joint or any joint injections experience and are looking to perform in general practice, as well as being suitable for GPs who currently inject and are seeking to refresh their injection technique.

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8

Diabetes UK Professional Conference

Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill Street, Manchester M2 3GX

The Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2017 will be held from 8-10 March at Manchester Central Convention Complex, Manchester. This engaging and impactful conference is run exclusively for healthcare professionals and scientists working in the field of diabetes and is one of the largest healthcare conferences in the UK.

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The ADASS Care Apps Showcase and Conference

The Birmingham Conferences and Events Centre, Hill Street, Birmingham B5 4EW

Following the success of the first ADASS Care Apps Showcase and conference in October 2015, a new programme combining an online showcase, an event and a year round programme of online activities has been launched as a partnership between Association of Directors of Adult Social Care (ADASS) and Boilerhouse Events.

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National Medicines Optimisation in Type 2 Diabetes Conference

De Vere West One Conference Centre, 9-10 Portland Place, Marylebone, London W1B 1PR

National Medicines Optimisation in Type 2 Diabetes Conference provides an essential update on medicines optimisation in type 2 diabetes. The conference will update delegates on their responsibilities with regard to maintaining prescribing competence including requirements for prescribing and medicines management, as well as leadership.

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WMAHSN Masterclass: Intellectual Property

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

This free session aims 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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Devo Question Time: Innovation and Intervention - Igniting the Midlands Engine

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

Devolution presents a unique opportunity to address some of key problems faced by British city regions. Join DevoConnect and City REDI for an evening of discussion and debate with speakers presenting their understanding of the impact that devolution will have on city regions.

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Entrepreneurs Exchange

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

Entrepreneurs Exchange is an initiative to support entrepreneurs right across the UK to grow their business – whether regionally, nationally, or internationally. On 2 March at 6pm, more than 20 of the nation’s leading business founders are coming together to give free, real business advice to the next generation of the UK’s entrepreneurs.

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Intelligent Imaging

IET London, Savoy Place, London

This joint event between the IET Vision and Imaging Network and KTN is an opportunity to network with and hear presentations from a range of leading companies and academics. This event is an opportunity to network with and hear presentations from a range of leading companies and academics.

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Nucleus Expo

MTC, Antsy Park, Coventry CV7 9JU

Nucleus Expo is a science and technology event showcasing the best of innovation in the UK. The event brings together academia, business, entrepreneurs, multinationals, start-ups and investors. Alongside an Expo featuring 30 inspiring high-tech businesses and an excellent speaker programme, there are also interactive workshops and breakout sessions.

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