Official opening of WMAHSN's home hailed a great success

Posted on 20 October 2016 (Permalink)

Thought leaders in healthcare and life sciences from across Birmingham and beyond gathered at the Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM) - home of the WMAHSN - as it celebrated its official launch earlier this month. 

This brand new world-class clinical research facility is a Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) project, bringing together the University of Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Birmingham Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to create a centre for innovation and excellence in health sciences and diseases.

The event, on 4 October, was opened by Councillor John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council, who gave an inspiring account of the significant role the ITM will play both regionally and further afield to benefit human health. 

The event included stories from patients whose lives have been impacted by Birmingham research, and speeches from the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, Professor Sir David Eastwood, Chair of University Hospitals Birmingham, Rt Hon Jacqui Smith, Director of the ITM, Professor Subrata Ghosh and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University, ProfessorDavid Adams, who highlighted the enormous potential this world-leading clinical facility has in accelerating the rate at which research can improve patient treatments.

The event was very well received by guests, supporters and speakers. A Storify captures the positive reaction to the launch on social media, and the photos from the day can be accessed here