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

Morning, Wednesday, 16th September 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED


This conference will examine the use of technology, artificial intelligence, and genomics to improve the diagnosis of disease.


It will be an opportunity to discuss the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill currently before parliament, which aims to develop advanced therapies and rapid diagnostics in the UK through:

  • streamlining regulation;
  • support for research and the life sciences sector; and
  • making it easier for hospitals to trial new personalised medicines.

We also expect discussion on the next steps for meeting the commitment in the NHS Long Term Plan to implement pathology networks across England by 2021, and diagnostic imaging networks by 2023.


Speakers and chair

The agenda includes keynote addresses from:

  • Professor Sir Mark Caulfield, Chief Scientist, Genomics England;
  • Professor Jo Martin, President, Royal College of Pathologists; and
  • Dr Saoirse Dolly, Consultant, Rapid Access Diagnostic Clinic, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Further speakers include: Emma Cox, Endometriosis UK and Luella Trickett, Association of British Healthcare Industries.


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.

Engagement with policy officials at this conference

This Westminster Health Forum conference has attracted strong interest from policymakers. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: DHSC; MHRA; Office for Life Sciences; Cabinet Office; BEIS; DIT; and the Welsh Government.



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

Dr Saoirse Dolly

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

Professor Sir Mark Caulfield

Chief Scientist, Genomics England

Speakers

Luella Trickett

Director, Value & Access, Association of British Healthcare Industries

Emma Cox

Chief Executive Officer, Endometriosis UK

Dr Steven Powell

Chief Diagnostic Officer, Rutherford Diagnostics