Events dear boy, events: a roundup of UK digital health stuff this autumn

This editor accumulated vast piles of notifications when on a two week holiday recently – here is the cream of the events notified. More to follow on resources shortly.

Between 4-6th September, SECC Glasgow is holding what it claims is the first ever medical education hackathon.

On the 14th September the free-to-attend London Health Technology Forum, organised by this editor, has an evening devoted to Exits (of the financially very lucrative kind). Baker Botts’ experienced lawyers will describe with examples the different exits available to the successful entrepreneur, why it’s important to plan ahead, and what the plusses and minuses are of each type of exit. Essential knowledge if you hope to become rich from your hard work & dedication.

On 17th September, KPMG are holding a free all-day event entitled ‘Information Protection in Digital Health’ at Canary Wharf (CCT Venues Plus, level 32, 40 Bank Street, London, E14). The healthcare industry is being transformed by technology. Data is flowing from wearable devices and ingested pills into apps, into mobile phones and into personal health records. Pharmaceutical companies are close to offering personalised medicines. Individual genetic analysis is available to each of us over the internet.

At the same time there are an ever increasing number of cyber hacks into people’s medical records and connected devices resulting in personal identities being stolen. Organisations worry about breaching individuals’ privacy rights and stall digital health initiatives due to concerns of increasing regulation and fines. KPMG believes that effective security and privacy strategies can enable the right balance between digital opportunity and risk, so that advancements in digital health positively enrich how we care for ourselves and others, and how we measure, monitor and treat our own health. KPMG have lined up a great bunch of speakers, plus this editor (who will be discussing the enthralling topic of mobile health regulation). Please email if you fancy attending.

KPMG are offering drinks and networking after their event, however if you are desperate for more education, for the evening of 17th September, this editor has been asked to publicise a event entitled Digital Health Entrepreneurs at the premises of the Royal Society of Medicine. Though more information than just a title was requested, none has yet been forthcoming. Book here, for free.

On 18th September, the EC is holding an Info Day as part of the Horizon 2020 programme to cover upcoming calls for proposals for the SC1 challenge: ‘Health, demographic change and wellbeing’

On 22nd September UKTelehealthcare have a MarketPlace event at the Corn Exchange, Rochester.

Between 22-25th September is the AAL Forum at Ghent: Aspirations in Active Ageing.

On 23rd September, the Digital Health & Care Alliance, of which this editor is Managing Director, is holding a one-day conference in the University of Lancaster’s InfoLab. At the event, DHACA will be launching its medical apps ‘how to’ publication, and there will an opportunity to hear about hte groundbreaking working taking place at that university. More details and booking here. There is a small charge to cover lunch; membership remains free.

On 30th September, the Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology 2015 event is on at the Grand Hall Olympia, London

On 1-2nd October (Manchester) & 21-22nd October (Leeds), there is a two-day Innovation and Strategy course for medical, health and life science technologies, for which the cost is £995 or £495 with discount. No website so to book your place, call the Skills Coordinator on 0114 232 9292 or email

On October 7th, the Digital Catapult Centre is holding a free event from 3pm to 9pm entitled ‘Growing Startups to Scale‘ with entrepreneur Sherry Coutu exploring what could be done to close the UK scaleup gap.

On October 13th, the free-to-attend London Health Technology Forum, sponsored very kindly by Baker Botts, the international legal firm, has a feast of short presentations relevant to entrepreneurs – on Touch Surgery’s success & plans for the future, digital health collaboration with China, the London DHI and NIB/AAR upddates.

Between 14-17th October, Rehacare will run in Düsseldorf: it claims to be the largest global exhibition in the rehab and assistive technologies market.

On 21st October,  HfT are running the Hft 2015 Personalised Technology conference, at Anfield Stadium, with an excellent speaker line-up looking at new technological solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities. Book here.

On the same date, SEHTA is running a medical regulation device regulation event, for which the charge is £200 or less if discounts apply. Book here.

On 2-6th November, there is a Medcity conference at the Boots Campus in Nottingham.

On 4-5th November the Wellcome Trust is holding a two-day event entitled ‘Digital Phenotypes – Health research in the digital age?’ As they say:

This will be a provocative meeting to explore the research potential of digital health data captured outside of normal healthcare settings through new platforms including wearables, health apps, mobile devices, social media, forums, crowdsourcing, citizen science, and mobile tracking and surveillance.

The emphasis is very much on building a framework for using digital resources effectively and meaningfully in health research. To this end they are looking for frontiers innovators, who need to apply by 11 September. More details on event and application here.

On 16-17th November, the TSA will be holding its annual International Technology Enabled Care conference.

Finally on 23rd November, the Royal Society of Medicine, of which this editor is currently Telemedicine Section President, will be holding it’s first ever wearables conference entitled How can wearables improve health & care? which will be followed on 24th November with a Caring Home conference.

Many thanks to Prof Mike Short for passing on many of the above.

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