Past events

March 2019


NIHR Ultrasound: delivering the diagnostics strategy of the future

Edgbaston Park Hotel & Conference Centre, 53 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2RS

Access to rapid diagnostic testing to support acute care decisions is very limited in the community. This one day workshop, funded by the NIHR and hosted at the University of Birmingham, will explore the potential for GPs to begin using point of care ultrasound and echo in their day to day practice - both in and out of hours. There will be presentations from community and hospital based clinicians on how they use point of care ultrasound, researchers who are developing software to support interpretation of scan images and a vision for community based imaging from the National Clinical Director for Diagnostics for NHS England. There will be opportunities to try out different point of care ultrasound systems, network with peers and lunch will be provided.

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What are the prospects of the NHS reaching a healthy 100th birthday?

Room G11, Alan Walters Building, Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2WN

In this first lecture from the new University of Birmingham Centre for Health and Social Care Leadership, Dr Jennifer Dixon will set out lessons about how the NHS has developed since 1948 which might help to guide the next stage of progress towards its 100th anniversary.

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International trade in 2019 and beyond

Gowling WLG Office, Two Snowhill, Birmingham, B4 6WR

The future of the UK's international trade landscape remains unclear. There are still questions as to where we are heading in terms of the UK-EU relationship. This poses a number of challenges for businesses that are dependent on cross border trade with the EU, and require an understanding of what measures can be taken to keep goods moving across the border, in event of a No Deal Brexit.

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Talking Genomics with Patients

The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP

A public event produced by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) in partnership with Health Education England, facilitated by Dr Christine Patch. The speaker panel at this event - which includes patients and parents Julie Bartlett, Claudia Beard and Dr Charles Steward - is made up entirely of people who have had, and/or whose family members have had, their whole genome sequenced in order to better understand and treat a condition of known or suspected genetic origin.

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