Join celebration of local healthcare innovation at annual event

Posted on 11 April 2017 (Permalink)

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) is inviting staff from NHS organisations, academic institutions and the healthcare and life sciences industry from across the region, as well as members of the public, patients and carers, to join them at the Celebration of Innovation Event and Awards 2017, their annual stakeholder event.

Bringing to life the 2016-17 Annual Report and showcasing programmes supported and introduced by the WMAHSN over the past 12 months, this free to attend event at the Hilton Metropole at Birmingham’s NEC on 20 July will inform delegates on the impact that the WMAHSN has made on improving health and wealth.

After the plenary session, there will be an exhibition, offering the opportunity to network with the shortlisted organisations and other healthcare organisations from across the region.

Following the plenary session and networking, this year’s Celebration of Innovation Awards will be presented at the awards dinner. The awards reflect the WMAHSN's dual aim of improving health and creating wealth, as well as the organisation's key priorities and themes. There are also special awards for innovative individuals or teams and innovative organisations. The closing date for the awards is 5 May.

You may book free places for either the plenary session or the awards dinner, or both, and on site car parking and wifi will be available.

Dr Christopher Parker, Managing Director of the WMAHSN, said: “By attending this event, delegates will learn about the progress that the WMAHSN has made over the past year on around 40 innovative programmes, which aim to improve health and generate wealth for the people of the West Midlands, as well as rewarding innovation in others via our Celebration of Innovation Awards.

“The event will allow 200 or so delegates to network with others who have a stake in health provision across the region, building on the West Midlands’ growing reputation for adopting cutting edge technology, access to academic excellence and the country’s largest life sciences industry cluster, kickstarting the local economy and enhancing patient care.”

To book your place at the WMAHSN Celebration of Innovation Event and Awards 2017, go to Eventbrite.  

A number of excellent value sponsorship packages, with discounts for those organisations with WMAHSN enhanced membership. To discuss the features and benefits of sponsorship, please contact Laura Boddy on 0121 371 8061 or email