Upcoming events

September 2017

5

The Action for Happiness Course

Link Nurseries, Hamilton Close, Powick, Worcester WR2 4NH

Exploring What Matters is aimed at people of all backgrounds and has been shown to help people become happier and more caring. The course runs over eight weekly sessions of two hours. Each follows a similar format, with an inspiring mix of learning and discussion.

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FORUM Annual Lecture 2017

London TBC

On Wednesday 6 September, the Academy of Medical Sciences will host its 15th FORUM Annual Lecture on 'The mind-body interface'. The keynote will be given by Dr Kevin Tracey, President and CEO, the US Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, followed by a panel discussion.

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Regional Cardiac Update Meetings 2017

Weetwood Hall Hotel, Otley Road, Leeds LS16 5PS

These cardiac update meetings are for all healthcare professionals involved in the management and treatment of arrhythmias. These meetings provide a platform for education, as well as sharing best practice and information on topics such as device and drug treatments, atrial fibrillation and syncope.

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Keeping Us Safe

Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1NS

A conference during National Suicide Prevention Week about the work of the services outside the NHS who help to prevent suicides, and how members of the public can also help.

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ABHI Members Only Networking Event - Women in Leadership

Baker & McKenzie LLP, 100 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6JA

Guests will hear from speakers who will share their leadership experiences and is open exclusively to ABHI members. Confirmed speakers include Lt Col Lucy Giles, the first female College Commander at Sandhurst and Mary Baker MBE, Immediate Past President of the European Brain Council.

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7

ePACT2 Training Event

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

ePACT2 is now live and the roll out to users has begun. This practical workshop, run by NHS Business Services Authority and supported by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network, will provide users who are registered on the system with an overview of ePACT2.

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7

MPD Risk Management Course

Medilink West Midlands, 4 Greenfield Crescent, Birmingham B15 3BE

Risk management is a fundamental step for medical device manufacturers to demonstrate compliance to the EU Medical Device Regulations, ensuring the safety of patients and users. Since the introduction of the ISO14971:2012, there has been a lot of confusion surrounding the implementation of the new standards, by medical device manufacturers.

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7

Creative Arts Therapies and Arts In Health

Novotel Birmingham Centre, 70 Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2HT

This conference will be of great interest to a wide variety of people, from existing professionals in work in the arts with clients who have special needs, to those who are seeking to train in either of the two fields. It will also be attractive to commissioners who wish to buy in the services of facilitators in arts in heath or arts therapies.

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Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017

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

Expo is the only major conference in England focused on innovation across all aspects of health and social care. It is one of the most important events in the NHS calendar, uniting NHS and care leaders, commissioners, clinicians, voluntary sector partners, innovators and the media.

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12

Active Ageing Conference – Move it or Lose it!

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

WMAHSN SME Innovation Fund winners Move it or Lose it! would like to invite you to their annual Active Ageing Conference, providing the latest research from renowned experts in the field of active ageing.

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ABHI UK Market Conference

Simmons & Simmons, 1 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9SS

Save the date for Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)’s Annual UK Market conference, which will examine the environment in the UK’s health system. This year’s event will again be chaired by Mike Farrar, a former Chief Executive of NHS Confederation.

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Regional Cardiac Update Meetings 2017

Eastbourne District General Hospital, Kings Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 2UD

The Heart Rhythm Alliance cardiac update meetings are for all healthcare professionals involved in the management and treatment of arrhythmias. These meetings provide a platform for education, as well as sharing best practice and information on topics such as device and drug treatments, atrial fibrillation and syncope.

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Regional Cardiac Update Meetings 2017

Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, County Durham TS21 2EH

The Heart Rhythm Alliance cardiac update meetings are for all healthcare professionals involved in the management and treatment of arrhythmias. These meetings provide a platform for education, as well as sharing best practice and information on topics such as device and drug treatments, atrial fibrillation and syncope.

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20

Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology Showcase 2017

Spring Lane Building, University of York, York YO10 5DD

KTN is hosting a unique two-day conference and exhibition on 20-21 September 2017 in York, to showcase how the UK chemistry and industrial biotechnology (IB) sectors are helping to enable growth in key UK supply chains through innovation. From medicines to low carbon fuels, from personal care to batteries, innovations in chemistry and IB have numerous applications across a wide range of sectors.

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20

Infection: Prevention, Control and Management for Primary Care Pharmacists

West Midlands, venue TBC

A free training event aimed at pharmacists based in primary care. This study day will provide you with an insight into some of the key mechanisms for preventing and managing infection in primary care.

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Regional Cardiac Update Meetings 2017

Peterborough City Hospital, Edith Cavell Campus, Bretton Gate, Bretton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE3 9GZ

The Heart Rhythm Alliance cardiac update meetings are for all healthcare professionals involved in the management and treatment of arrhythmias. These meetings provide a platform for education, as well as sharing best practice and information on topics such as device and drug treatments, atrial fibrillation and syncope.

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Faster and more accurate diagnosis of pre-eclampsia (PE), leading to better outcomes for women with suspected PE

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

This workshop will support the introduction of the new pre-eclampsia test and the ambition for it to be rolled out across the West Midlands. The event is suitable for obstetrics and gynaecological consultants, particularly those responsible for high risk pregnancies or hypertension in pregnancy, Heads of Midwifery, midwives in acute and community settings, Specialist Midwives for hypertension and pre-eclampsia, clinical directors and appropriate laboratory leads.

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Forte Medical Forum - Urine trouble: why a diagnostic standard is overdue

Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE

In association with the ABHI and the Urology Foundation, this forum will explore the importance of accurate urine specimen across the health spectrum with presentations from leading experts from the fields of urology, microbiology and obstetrics. It will outline the economic benefits that adoption of a gold standard collection procedure would bring to laboratory services, infection control, cancelled surgery and procedures and essential NHS resources.

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26

NIHR Colorectal Therapies HTC - National Meeting 2017

Leeds Town Hall, Victoria Hall, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD

The NIHR Colorectal Therapies Healthcare Technology Cooperative (HTC) invites you to their annual National Meeting. The theme of this year’s meeting is Jugaad Innovation (frugal innovation) and will focus on finding low-cost solutions to problems in an intelligent way, with the concept is being used as a new way to think constructively and differently about innovation in the UK health service.

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27

UK Health Show

Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX

More than 4,000 NHS and healthcare professionals will come together as part of the UK Health Show to network with peers, engage with suppliers and discover latest solutions across four core areas crucial to system transformation - technology, commissioning, procurement and cyber security.

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27

Orthopaedic study evening

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

This free orthopaedic study evening, delivered by the Midland Orthopaedic Practice, will offer two and a half hours of learning time, tailored for GPs, physiotherapists, sports physicians and other healthcare professionals.

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Big Data Corridor: Drop-in Data Surgery for Business Series

134B New Street, Birmingham B2 4NS

If you are an SME in the Greater Birmingham or Solihull area and would like to benefit from free support to grow and develop your business, then join this drop-in surgery session to find out more about the Big Data Corridor Project,which aims to help businesses understand the benefits and ways of using data from the Internet of Things and Data Economy environment for the development of new products and services.

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ITM ‘Ask the Expert’ Education Seminar Series 2017: Public and patient involvement in research - moving from what's the matter to what matters to you

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

This seminar is a practical introduction to Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) for researchers and healthcare professionals.

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NHS England ITT: Urolift Procedure – Benefits of Adoption

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

The WMAHSN is supporting NHS England in the implementation of the Innovation and Technology Tariff programme with the first in a series of events. This event will focus on Prostatic Urethral Lift (UroLift) implementing an ambulatory treatment pathway for obstructive LUTS, and is suitable for all healthcare professionals involved in the management of men with obstructive LUTS, commissioners, planned care leads, innovation and transformation leads and secondary care managers.

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