Calling all digital health people in the North of the UK (and the South)

Sadly the DHACA Day in Leeds on 27th April had to be cancelled because of competing events on that day – readers are reminded of the next DHACA Day now in London on 21st June – agenda still to be set.

Elsewhere, Nesta has updated its European Digital City Index, showing the position at the end of 2016
of the top 50 cities in Europe for start-ups. Not digital health-specific though very interesting, nevertheless. TechCity have produced a more detailed website exploring why the UK is the Tech Nation of Europe, which is excellently animated. Though with little mention of digital health it is nevertheless an excellent read, and resource…and something to make those of us who are involved in the UK digital scene proud of our achievements. And if you are a supplier looking for opportunities to capitalise on the UK’s standing, what better than to attend Healthcare UK and NHS Digital’s International Digital Health Opportunities event in London on 25th April?

If you are still feeling international though less interested in exporting, perhaps you might like to attend the annual European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) bash at the European Parliament in Brussels also on 25th April?  The objective of the meeting is to raise awareness of cancer patients’ vision of innovation in oncology. Register here. Timing is stated as 12.30-14.30 though if you are booking a return to the UK on this basis bear in mind that last year due to a political speech it overran hugely so this editor, who was speaking at it, had to run for his train in spite of leaving masses of time when booking.

Applications are invited for the DigitalHealth.London accelerator, closing 20th April. Find out more by joining their “satellite” event to meet the team and ask questions at Imperial White City Incubator from 8.30am-12.00pm on 10th April.

On the evening of the 4th May, the IET is holding a free event entitled ‘IET EngTalks: Future Science’ which will feature a presentation from Prof Eleanor Stride entitled “Why haven’t we cured cancer yet?” with a guest appearance too from Dr Jack Kreindler on how to live to 100 on $1/day. Book here. If your company would like to exhibit for free at the event then do get in touch with sblows@theiet.org.

Nesta Health Lab will be holding ‘The Future of People Powered Health’ in central London on 9 May. This focuses on how best to support self-care, aiming at the “end of the patients”. Book here.

Hat tip to Prof Mike Short for most of the above.

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