Westminster Health Forum

Next steps for diagnostics and pathology - innovation, collaboration and standards

Morning, Thursday, 2nd April 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will consider the next steps for diagnostics and pathology in England - looking at supporting innovation, rolling out networks and developing standards.


It follows the commitment in the NHS Long Term Plan to implement pathology networks across England by 2021 and diagnostic imaging networks by 2023.


The conference will provide a timely opportunity to discuss the use of technology, artificial intelligence and genomics to improve the diagnosis of disease.


The agenda includes keynote addresses from Professor Jo Martin, President, Royal College of Pathologists and Professor Sir Mark Caulfield, Chief Scientist, Genomics England.


The agenda in summary


  • Rolling out imaging and pathology networks:
    • Integration, utilising shared resources and the role of technology; and
    • Consolidating pathology services, and supporting staff recruitment, development and retention.
  • Improving diagnostic times for cancer and learning from Rapid Diagnostic Centres;
  • Accelerating the diagnostic process - research funding, developing standards and upgrading infrastructure;
  • Innovation in diagnostics and pathology - utilising data and artificial intelligence, encouraging uptake and developing personalised treatments; and
  • Evaluating diagnostic technologies and assessing barriers to adoption.


Keynote Speaker

Professor Jo Martin

President, Royal College of Pathologists; Professor of Pathology, Queen Mary University of London and Director, Academic Health Sciences, Barts Health NHS Trust

Keynote Speakers

Professor Jo Martin

President, Royal College of Pathologists; Professor of Pathology, Queen Mary University of London and Director, Academic Health Sciences, Barts Health NHS Trust

Mirella Marlow

Programme Director, Centre for Health Technology Evaluation, NICE

Professor Sir Mark Caulfield

Chief Scientist, Genomics England

Chair

Peter Dowd

Speakers

Dr Caroline Rubin

Vice President, Clinical Radiology, Royal College of Radiologists

Dr Darren Treanor

Consultant Pathologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust; Director, Northern Pathology Imaging Co-operative and Digital Pathology Lead, Royal College of Pathologists

Dr Steven Powell

Chief Diagnostic Officer, Rutherford Diagnostics

Dr Saoirse Dolly

Consultant, Rapid Access Diagnostic Clinic, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Carl Heneghan

Professor, Evidence-Based Medicine and Director, Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Oxford

Dr Michael Messenger

Head, Personalised Medicine and Health, Leeds Centre for Personalised Medicine and Health, University of Leeds and Deputy Director, NIHR Leeds In Vitro Diagnostic Co-operative