Organisations from across the healthcare and life sciences sector will be exhibiting at an annual celebration of healthcare innovation in the West Midlands next week.
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.
Before and after the plenary session, there will be an exhibition, offering the opportunity to network with healthcare organisations from across the public and private sectors, including:
Dr Christopher Parker, Managing Director of the WMAHSN, said: “We are delighted that so many organisations, from across the NHS and healthcare industry, will be joining us as exhibitors. The event will give them the opportunity to discuss and share best practice, and network with around 250 innovators, potential partners and others who have a stake in health provision across the region. This will allow our exhibitor organisations to contribute to 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.
"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.
“By attending this event, delegates will learn about the progress that the WMAHSN has made over the past year on more than 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.”