Past events

November 2017

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Osteoporosis Clinical Update 2017

The National Conference Centre, Coventry Road, Hampton in Arden, Solihull B92 0EJ

With a brand new and innovative format, this event promises to provide multidisciplinary clinicians in England with the opportunity to discuss the treatment and management of osteoporosis. The Clinical Update will bring a series of interactive clinical case discussions to you, presented as part of an expert discussion panel.

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Meet in the Midlands

Mercure Burton-upon-Trent, Newton Park, Newton Solney, Burton-on Trent, Staffordshire DE15 0SS

Meet in the Midlands provides a great opportunity to meet with medtech and life sciences representatives from the East and West Midlands. There will be opportunities for networking and expert advice from the panel.

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Orthopaedic study evening

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

This study evening will offer two hours of learning time (with confirmation of attendance issued), and is tailored for GPs, physiotherapists, podiatrists and other healthcare professionals. It will consist of three consultant key lectures.

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Fresh Perspectives – the power of collaboration to bridge the skills gap

Aston Business School, Susan Cadbury Lecture Theatre, MBA Lounge, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET

Join the new Higher Level Skills Match project team for an interactive “breakfast brainstorm” event to discuss the skills that SMEs are currently lacking in their workforce and/or struggling to recruit for. The project supports SMEs within the Greater Birmingham and Solihull area, and one of the five key sectors the project will be targeting is life and health sciences.

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Midlands Engine Summit 2017

2100 The Crescent, Birmingham B37 7YE

This free to attend event will look at how the region is set to be transformed into a global economic powerhouse. What infrastructure investment is planned; what improvements are being made to the transport; how will the skills gap be tackled?

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Manufacturing future healthcare technologies

BizzInn, Birmingham Research Park, Vincent Drive, Birmingham B15 2SQ

There are numerous challenges surrounding the translation of medical devices to clinical trial and market including regulatory safety and usability. Led by medical devices experts, this breakfast briefing will address some of these challenges and highlight the support the University can provide in this area.

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Going digital - from aspiration to implementation

Cloud 23, Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester M3 4QL

There are a limited number of complimentary delegate places remaining for this public sector forum. Up to three delegates per organisation are invited.

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Leading collaboration for change and improvement webinar - Creating value and impact in networks

Webinar

NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement team and London South Bank University are hosting free webinars on network leadership. They will provide know-how and insights into what it takes to lead networks, partnerships and collaborations.

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Life sciences at Birmingham – what is it and how does it affect me?

Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP

Academics from the University of Birmingham are coming together for one evening to take people on a journey of discovery that will highlight the innovative research being undertaken at the university. In this free event, introduced by Michele Paduano, BBC Midlands Today’s Health Correspondent, people will discover what ‘life sciences’ includes and how this research affects them, the local community and the rest of the world.

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Advanced Cancer Clinical Trials – Design and Implementation

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

Researchers at the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit and the Institute of Translational Medicine are running a week-long module on clinical trial development. It is aimed at people with some trials experience already. The course is part of the MSc in clinical oncology but also serves as a stand-alone CPD module. It uses several cancer trials (and some non-cancer trials) as examples, but the teaching applies across all medicine, not just oncology.

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iCUHTec West Midlands Forum

Malvern Hills Science Park, Geraldine Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3SZ

In partnership with iCUHTec (International Centre for Usable Home Technology), Keynetics Ltd is launching a free regional networking forum in the West Midlands. Chaired by Dr Kevin Doughty, iCUHTec founder, respected speaker and TEC expert advisor to health and social care organisations, delegates can discuss their interests, issues, outcomes and concerns relating to the implementation of technology in the home to support independent living.

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Technology Enhanced Care Services (TECS) for geriatrics and long-term conditions

Keele University, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 5BG

As part of the EIT Health educational activities, Keele University is hosting a two-day event on 27 and 28 November for students and health professionals learn the essentials of Technology Enhanced Care Services (TECS). The event will explore their use for long term conditions in the UK and across Europe.

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WINN Wednesday: Changing Lives

University Arena, Hylton Road, Worcester WR2 5JN

Medical technology continues to improve the lives of all sectors of our community. WINN will be shining a light on those who dedicate their professional lives to helping others.

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Public Sector Show 2017

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

The Public Sector Show is the UK's largest expo dedicated to helping public sector professionals, policy makers and budget holders deliver improved outcomes through better strategic planning, digital innovation and enhancing workforce capacity. AHSNs and their partners have been offered free tickets to attend.

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Mental Health Training for Primary Care Pharmacists

West Midlands, venue TBC

A free training event aimed at pharmacists based in primary care. Four expert speakers will cover the primary care management of depression, screening tools and treatment guidelines; primary care management of antipsychotics; balancing mental health and physical health; management of bipolar disease, including lithium management in primary care; and benzodiazepine prescribing and withdrawal in primary care.

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Patient First

ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

We are looking forward once again to showcasing the Patient Safety Collaborative at the annual Patient First conference at London’s Excel on 21 and 22 November. We have our own Best Practice Theatre plus an exhibition stand and a dedicated poster zone.

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Learning From Excellence (LFE) Community Event

The Vox Conference Centre, Resorts World, NEC, Birmingham B40 1PU

This event will enable attendees to share their experiences of Learning from Excellence (LfE), connect with fellow members from the LfE community, help co-create the future of LfE and learn about LfE’s application in safety and quality improvement.

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Birmingham Health Insights

The H Suite, Martineau Suite, 100 Icknield Port Road, Birmingham B16 0AA

NHS colleagues in the West Midlands are invited to attend for free an exclusive one-day summit that will explore the very latest in health IT strategy and implementation in the region. The November series of Health Insights will have a sharp focus on how health and care organisations in the West Midlands are shifting their attention to the digitalisation of whole areas, cities and regions.

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NIHR Roadshow for Medical Technology SMEs

Translation & Innovation Hub (I-HUB), White City Campus, Imperial College London, 80 Wood Lane, London W12 0BZ

Are you a medtech SME looking for funding, support or collaborators? The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) invites you to apply for a place at this roadshow specifically tailored for medtech SMEs to find out more about the mission, strategic priorities and activities of the NIHR and opportunities and support for SMEs via funding programmes, clinical trials, research plans, centres and facilities and relevant contacts.

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Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Training - one-day Introduction and Hearts and Minds Workshop

Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG

The one-day Introduction and Hearts and Minds Workshop is intended for staff who find themselves having early conversations with patients and their families after a patient safety incident has occurred, act as clinical advisors or other specialist advisors, governance facilitators, Band 7 staff who may be supporting the delivery of a serious incident review, or leading local reviews.

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Preventing AF-related strokes - accelerating action and collaboration series

Hilton Birmingham Metropole, The NEC Birmingham, Pendigo Way, Birmingham B40 1PP

You are invited to a free event on Preventing AF-related strokes: accelerating action and collaboration. Discover innovative tools and technological solutions to overcome challenges across the atrial fibrillation (AF) pathway, improve AF detection and management in your local area and network with peers to support the dissemination of best practice.

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Cyber security

thestudio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP

This event, from the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF), will be of interest to those involved with patient safety and human factors. The aim is to raise awareness of cyber security threats, promote cyber security among citizens and organisations, and provide resources to protect themselves online, through education and sharing of good practices. The CIEHF’s Midlands Regional Group have organised this free event, running from 6 - 8pm.

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Public health research and practice in the West Midlands: working together to improve health

thestudio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP

Colleagues working in public health across the West Midlands are invited to join a workshop focusing on research and practice in the region, jointly organised by Public Health England and the NIHR Clinical Research Network West Midlands. The aim is to identify and recognise regional research needs and priorities and consider how research findings can better support public health policy and practice within the region.

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Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Training - Executive half-day event

Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG

The Executive half-day event is intended to enable the Executive and non-Executive Directors responsible for patient safety and serious incident management to take stock, and to reflect on the extent to which their pre-existing approach to and systems for screening and conducting in-depth investigations delivers the principles set out in the SI Framework for England.

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Texas tech cities: ICT sector opportunities for the UK

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

Innovation Birmingham and the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, Texas are hosting a free lunchtime event to enable Birmingham-based companies to find out about the opportunities in the ICT and tech sector within Texas.

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Pharmacy Management National Forum: Patient Centred Pharmacy

Novotel London West, Hammersmith International Centre, 1 Shortlands, London W6 8DR

On 10 November, the annual Pharmacy Management National Forum is back in London again at the Novotel Conference Centre in Hammersmith, West London. The Health Innovation Network and AHSN Network are supporting this event, and will be showcasing good work. The conference is designed for NHS professionals to maximise a day that is focused on not only the use of medicines, but also their impact on patient care and the resources of the NHS.

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Innovation and Business Strategy Training Course

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

This course will help you optimise your innovation process to improve the probability of commercial success and increase your revenue up to three fold. Discover ground breaking tools and methodologies to identify opportunities, uncover unmet clinical needs and learn how to translate these into product design.

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INNOVATE 2017

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

INNOVATE 2017 is the UK’s leading innovation event. Over two days it brings the brightest and boldest of UK innovators together to share, excite, and inspire businesses, individuals and governments to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

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NELA Quality Improvement Workshop

Maple House, 150 Corporation Street, Birmingham B4 6TB

The NELA (National Emergency Laparotomy Audit) Project team are pleased to announce a West Midlands regional QI Workshop that will be taking place in November 2017.

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WMAHSN Masterclass: Intellectual Property - premium members-only workshop

4 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3BE

This free-to-attend three hour session for WMAHSN premium members aims to give attendees 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 will also include guest speakers who have worked with MidTECH in the past.

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Introducing Innovation Loans

Energy Systems Catapult, Cannon House, 10 The Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 6BS

Innovate UK is holding a series of events around the UK to introduce a new pilot programme for innovation loans. Innovation loans will offer affordable, patient, flexible funding for later-stage research and development projects with a clear route to commercial success.

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Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Training - two-day Effective Investigation Workshop

Millennium Point Birmingham, Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG

The two-day Effective Investigation Workshop is for staff who are expected to lead the investigation of complex, high impact incidents and who have not had any specialist training to date. These staff do not need to be clinically qualified, but they do need to be leading the investigation of patient safety incidents.

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SBRI Alumni Programme

Central London, venue TBC

The SBRI Alumni Event is being developed with ABHI and the programme is being finalised for the 55 companies that have completed Phase 2 and are therefore on the market or imminently on market. The day will provide practical advice and support to SBRI companies on accessing the NHS, funding and developing their value proposition to the NHS. A matchmaking session is also planned, for the companies to meet the AHSNs for one-to-one discussions.

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