Here is a selection of events you may wish to engage with that have crossed this editor’s PC recently:
Nominate someone for a Digital Pioneer Award – nominations close on 2 December.
DigitalHealth.London in collaboration with NHS England is hosting the Digital Pioneer Awards. They are seeking out within the NHS individuals at any rank and in any role, who are deserving of an award for any of:
- Digital leadership
- Digital Innovation, or
- Sustainability through digital (which means that they have been instrumental in making sure a digital implementation has been sustained enough to a point of delivering benefit).
Med-e-Tel, the Luxembourg event, has a call out for abstracts with a deadline of 4 December.
The NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur Programme have launched recruitment for their second year cohort. Applications for all doctors will close on 9 December 2016. This intake apparently “will have limited places” (don’t they all?). Interviews will be held in March 2017 and the programme will commence in autumn 2017.
The West Midlands Health Informatics Network (WIN) will be holding its third (free) annual digital healthcare conference on 24 January 2017 at the University of Warwick. The keynote and guest speakers are:
- Professor Theodoros N. Arvanitis, Chair in eHealth Innovation and Head of Research at The Institute of Digital Healthcare
- John Crawford, Healthcare Industry Leader, Europe, at IBM
- Noel Gordon, Chairman of NHS Digital
- Harpreet Sood, Senior Fellow to the CEO at NHS England
- Jenny Wood, Director of Adult Social Care at Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
The aims of the conference are to:
- showcase innovation and research in digital health, care and wellbeing;
- enable the sharing of good practice and experience from those working in this area; and
- promote collaboration across various settings.
The day will consist of exhibitions, poster presentations, talks/panels delivered by stakeholders, and networking sessions. With the keynote/guest speakers they have lined up, this is set to be their highest profile event to date, therefore, they ask that people should register as soon as possible here.
The Royal Society of Medicine is holding its highly popular Recent developments in digital health conference on 28 February. Speakers this year include Ali Parsa, Dame Fiona Caldicott, Shafi Ahmed, and Sir Mark Walport – it’s going to be another great event. Last year there were disappointed late bookers because it sold out, so worth getting in early by booking here, now!
Hat tip to Prof Mike Short for some of the events.