Medilink South West
The Life Science Industry Network for the South West
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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Medilink UK Brexit Readiness Event Roadshow - Birmingham
Oct
22
9:30 AM09:30

Medilink UK Brexit Readiness Event Roadshow - Birmingham

Medilink UK is organising a series of free events and webinars to help businesses prepare for Brexit in partnership with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

 

Join Medilink West Midlands on 22 October in Birmingham to help you prepare for the risks and exploit the opportunities.

 

During the event, attendees will hear from industry experts, who will share valuable knowledge and guidance on regulatory considerations, trading implications, legal implications, finances and international opportunities. This is a unique occasion to not only prepare for Brexit, but also undersatnd how it could impact medical technology companies.

 

The Birmingham event programme will include talks from industry experts including:

  • Advena Ltd - Regulations

  • Grant Thornton - Accounting & Financial

  • Kaleidoscope - Clinical Trials & Data

  • Marks & Clerk - Intellectual Property & Legal contracts

  • MoneyCorp - Currency Exchange

The programme will also include informative presentations covering Logistics, Labelling, Staffing and International Opportunities.

 

Attendees will have the opportunity to book a one to one appointment with the expert speakers. Please register your interest on the booking form.

 

If you have any questions relating to the Birmingham event please email zoeh@medilinkwm.co.uk or call 0121 452 5630.

 

As part of the Medilink UK National campaign, similar events will take place across the country:

 

16 October - Cardiff, 23 October - Motherwell, 24 October - Leeds, 29 October - Bristol, 30 October - London

 

To secure a place at one of the above events OR to find out more on the webinar sessions available, please visit www.medilink.co.uk/brexit

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Medilink UK Brexit Preparation Briefing, Bristol (Medilink SW)
Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Medilink UK Brexit Preparation Briefing, Bristol (Medilink SW)

Medilink UK, a membership organisation representing over 1350 medical technology and life-science businesses, is organising this free event to help businesses prepare for Brexit The number of health and life science businesses in the South West region has increased by 25 per cent in the last three years, making the sector an important regional player. The government maintains that the UK will leave the European Union on 31 October 2019, with or without a deal in place. To ensure life science businesses are prepared for this eventuality, Medilink UK will provide expert guidance and detailed information on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Programme

10.00                   Welcome and introduction – Prof Richard Luxton (Chair Medilink SW)

  • Legal implications – David Hill, Hill Dickinson

  • IP issues – Will Doherty, Albright IP Limited

  • Regulatory environment – Keith Heaton, i2r Medical

12.30                     Lunch

13.30                    

  •   Effect on supply chain – Peter Brown, GEFCO Forwarding

  •   Staffing issues - tbc

  •   New international opportunities – Tim Elliot, Medilink North

16.00                     Close

This event will help businesses understand the risks and opportunities that Brexit presents. Attendees will hear from experts on regulatory considerations, trading implications, recruitment, legal, intellectual property, finance and export opportunities. There is no limit to the number of people that can book onto this event. It covers multiple business areas, so we encourage you to invite relevant colleagues to this event as well. It is free to attend and lunch will be provided. We look forward to welcoming you on Tuesday 29th October at UWE, Bristol. All best wishes, Richard Luxton Chair of Medilink South West.

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Guidance on how to prepare Medical Technology and Diagnostic Companies: Workshop, Cardiff (MediWales)
Oct
30
9:00 AM09:00

Guidance on how to prepare Medical Technology and Diagnostic Companies: Workshop, Cardiff (MediWales)

MediWales is collaborating with Medilink UK to deliver an event focused on supporting MedTech and Diagnostics companies prepare for leaving the EU. We are planning a series of business support events covering expert guidance and detailed information on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

We have approached UK Government Office for Life Sciences representatives to attend and answer your questions directly and there will also be a range of help and guidance available.

The event will help businesses understand the risks and opportunities that Brexit presents by giving them access to experts on regulatory and legal considerations, trading implications, intellectual property, export opportunities and sources of support and funding.

Medilink UK has also launched a series of eight free subject-specific webinars that can be booked onto by visiting: www.medilink.co.uk/brexit.

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A Digital Future for the Health and Life Science Sector - an Autumn Networking Evening
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

A Digital Future for the Health and Life Science Sector - an Autumn Networking Evening

This event is being held as part of the Bristol Technology Festival  by the Health Technology Hub, the HTAP & Medilink South West


6.00 - 8.30pm, Monday 4th November at Paintworks, Bristol
Come along and join us for an autumnal evening as part of Bristol Technology Festival - short presentations, networking & good food. This is an opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the organisations supporting companies working in the areas of health and life science, with a specific focus on Digital Health, Wellbeing, Innovative foods and Nutrition across the region and beyond.  

Programme

  • 18.00 Arrival Drinks

  • 18.30 Welcome & introduction – Prof Richard Luxton (Director of the Health Tech Hub, the Institute of Bio-sensing Technology & Medilink South West). This will then be followed by a series of short presentations from companies using digital technologies in the health and lifesciences. There will also be the opportunity to hear from other organisations including the West of England AHSN.

  • 19.30 Buffet & Networking

  • 20.30 Close


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There is no limit to the number of people that can book onto this event. It is free to attend.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Prof Richard Luxton

Director of the Health Tech Hub, the Institute of Bio-sensing Technology & Medilink South West

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South of England Mental Health Collaborative – Session 20
Nov
5
9:00 AM09:00

South of England Mental Health Collaborative – Session 20

The aim of the South of England Mental Health Quality and Safety Improvement Collaborative is to make care safer by improving quality in mental healthcare.

Learning Session 20 is a two day and the focus of this Learning session is Reducing Restrictive Practice.

Speakers include leaders of the Reducing Restrictive Practice (RRP) collaborative, part of a wider Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme. Members of our collaborative will present some of their learning gained and improvements made as part of the RRP collaborative, enabling us all to benefit from their experience and providing opportunities for us to consider how we might apply that learning in our own workplaces.

Participants will be supported to do this through opportunities to develop their improvement skills in a number of ways, including sessions focussing on aspects of the Model for Improvement’ poster presentations and workshops based on ‘The Habits of an Improver’. During these sessions you’ll have the opportunity to explore the model in greater detail and consider how you might develop the use of the ‘habitual attributes’ in your own workplaces.

Day 1: Registration will open at 8.45am and the first session will begin at 9.15am and the day will conclude at 5.00pm.

Day 2: Registration will open slightly earlier than day 1 at 8.30am, with a 9.00am start. The event will close at 4.15pm.

A full agenda will follow shortly.

Can I attend the event?

The event is open to anyone who’s trust is a member of the collaborative.  The list of 11 member organisations can be found below.

  • Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust

  • Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust

  • Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

  • Devon Partnership NHS Trust

  • Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

  • Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

  • Livewell Southwest

  • Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

  • Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

  • 2gether NHS Foundation Trust

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Food Supplements Special Interest Group (SIG)
Nov
6
9:00 AM09:00

Food Supplements Special Interest Group (SIG)

Sustainability in Food Supplements – driving change in turbulent times.

2019 has seen an increasing trend towards sustainability, be it reducing meat consumption, climate change activism or increased awareness of our disposable society.

Recognising this movement, we wish to close the year with our final networking meeting in Food Supplements examining what can be done as innovators and entrepreneurs in this area. We have created a programme that looks at innovative sources of raw materials for potential use in food supplements, plastic reduction and minimising waste by using local manufacturers. To understand some key trends and meet some very new innovative ways of using waste for future nutrition.

This free to attend event is held as part of the INSTILS programme – a project part funded by the European Regional Development Fun. Click here to be redirected to further information about the project.

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Medica 2019
Nov
18
to Nov 21

Medica 2019

Messe Düsseldorf, Germany

Duration:

4 days

Medica is the world’s largest healthcare and Life Sciences event and has been firmly established on every expert’s calendar for over 40 years.  It attracts more than 6,000 exhibitors from 66 countries, split across 17 halls.

Medilink is delighted to launch our new Medica pavilion for 2019, offering SMEs a cost-effective option for this popular exhibition. We offer full support from pre-event administration through to stand design and free refreshments in market. 

Medilink’s International Team will also be at the event to support companies on-site and offer international trade advice as required. 

Delegate Fees: 

Prices and further information can be found on the booking form. To book your space, complete and return the form to the Medilink International Team on the details below.

Through Medilink’s strong partnership with the Department for International Trade, there is funding available (in the form of £2,000 TAP grants) to support companies towards their exhibiting costs at Medica. (The grants are subject to eligibility criteria and due to a limited amount, offered on a first come, first served basis).

Contact Details:

If you would like further information, please contact the team on: international@medilink.co.uk / 0114 232 9292.

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In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) New IVDR CE Marking Workshop
Nov
21
10:30 AM10:30

In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) New IVDR CE Marking Workshop

SEHTA and Psephos Biomedica are running their next workshop on IVD New IVDR CE Marking.

This seminar will provide you insights into the key regulatory changes of the IVDR, to help you to prepare your organisation and your devices for IVDR compliance.

Date:  Thursday 21st November 2019

Venue:  Hempsons, 100 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7AN

Time:  10:30 - 15.30

Cost:  SEHTA members fee: £240 + VAT / Non-Members: £280 + VAT per delegate

Not a member of SEHTA?  It's free to join - just click here

The Invitro Diagnostic Regulations are in transition and companies need to understand and prepare for these significant changes.  Attendees will gain an understanding of:

  • The new IVD regulations (EU 2017/746), Device Classification and Key Time Lines

  • Significant differences between the current directive (98/79/EC) and the new IVD Regulations

  • The role and status of Notified Bodies

  • Outline of the Technical Documentation including Labelling and EUDAMED

  • Outline of the Quality System requirements

  • Outline of the Performance requirements/Clinical evidence

  • Outline of Post Market Surveillance requirements

  • Interact with fellow practitioners and presenter during the Q&A

The European Union’s Regulation on IVD medical devices 2017/746 (IVDR) came into force on 25 May 2017 and is currently in implementation. It will replace Directive 98/79/EC on IVD medical devices (IVDD) and there are only 2 ½ years left until the end of the transition.

Manufacturers of new IVD devices and devices currently approved under the current Directive will have to comply to IVDR from May 2022 onwards. This means they must comply with the new conformity assessment procedure for their device and quality system in order to CE-mark their devices and place them on the EU market. For products currently certified by a notified body - provided certain MDR requirements are met - the transition period may be extended until 26 May 2024.

New or stricter requirements of the IVDR will be challenging and have a significant impact on manufacturers and all other stakeholders. Changes affect areas such as classification of IVD devices, conformity assessment procedures, performance/clinical evidence, post market surveillance, labelling and registration.

The majority of devices will be reclassified and require Notified Body conformity assessment. For existing IVD manufacturers to meet the May 2022 deadline they will need to understand what is required and have a plan to address their current gap. For new manufacturers and devices understanding the new timelines, resourcing and expertise requirements will be crucial to success.

Not for: Pharma this is IVD Only.

Target Market:  Executives, product owners, medical officers, regulatory and quality specialists within a company that need to understand the overall requirements for their Invitro Diagnostic Devices to enable them to place a device on the market and to maintain access. All company sizes will find it useful.

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MediWales Innovation Awards 2019
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

MediWales Innovation Awards 2019

MediWales is delighted to announce their 14th annual awards competition will take place on the 4th of December 2019. Over 300 VIPs and guests come together for this gala evening to celebrate the achievements of the NHS, life science and health technology communities.

We are delighted to announce that our fourteenth annual awards competition will take place on the 4th of December 2019. Over 300 VIPs and guests come together for this gala evening to celebrate the achievements of the NHS, life science and health technology communities.

We work hard to recognise and showcase the achievements of our members. With ten awards across industry and NHS categories, the awards offer a platform to identify outstanding achievements in the life science sector in Wales.

Industry award categories

  • Innovation

  • Start-up

  • Partnership with the NHS

  • Export

  • Outstanding achievement

We also have a number of sponsorship opportunities available to enhance your company profile and align your company with an award. Our popular prize sponsor includes your featured logo in the award winner’s video, and on the menu and corresponding prize certificates and promotion in the run-up to the event. This is £1,500 + VAT for members. For non-members, the prize sponsor is £2,000 + VAT and comes with 2 tickets to attend.

 

Attend the Awards

MediWales members: 2 free places per organisation

Members sponsoring a table of 10: £1,120+VAT

Non-members and additional guests: £140+VAT per delegate

Non-members sponsoring a table of 10: £1400+VAT

If you are attending the awards this year, we invite you to join us for an afterparty at the Laguna Bar in the Park Plaza hotel.

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The Future of Care: Genomic Science – now and future
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

The Future of Care: Genomic Science – now and future

This event is the first in a series of four Future of Care events to raise awareness and knowledge of the future facing developments that are fast approaching the NHS and becoming more mainstream that senior decision makers and leaders in local systems need to be cognisant of and begin to plan for.

  1. Genomics, personalised medicines and treatments

  2. Robotics and Autonomous Systems

  3. Population health, opportunities from Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  4. Diagnostics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Genomic medicine has the potential to save costs and improve quality of care by targeting treatment, maximising benefit and reducing side effects.

The science of genomics is opening up better diagnoses for patients, better and safer treatments, opportunities for screening and the possibilities for prevention.

Through the establishment of Genomics England and the 100,000 Genomes Project England has been ahead of the game in transforming our NHS by integrating genomics into the health service in ways other countries can only dream of. This is enabled by a technological revolution with data sciences, genomic and computer technology which is all evolving rapidly. We are already seeing personalised or targeted medicine for the care of patients with cancer or rare diseases. We need to be aware of these opportunities and changes and the implications for the workforce we need for the future – and to start planning for it now.

This conference is aimed at non genomics specialists who want to learn more about the opportunities genomics and personalised medicine will afford our NHS in future years. It will also be of interest to genomics leaders and specialists providing you with the opportunity to hear from thought leaders in this field of medicine and to network with key people from across the system who will be leading conversations and supporting decisions about the future of care and use of genomics.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Ignacio H. Medrano, Neurologist, founder of Savana and Mendelian

  • Sir John Burn, Professor of Clinical Genetics Institute, Newcastle University and Chair at Newcastle Hospitals

  • Laura Blackburn, Head of Science, PHG Foundation

  • Andrew Mumford, Professor of Haematology, Medical Director at SW Genomic Laboratory Hub

We have limited places and therefore this will be a invite only event. Register your interest if you would like to attend the event.

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mHealth App Developer Seminar
Dec
11
12:30 PM12:30

mHealth App Developer Seminar

Are you an innovator working in mHealth?

SEHTA and ORCHA are organising our 2nd mHealth of 2019 on App Development on Wednesday 11th December in London.

This workshop aims to give developers clear guidance on exactly what mHealth innovators will need to do as an organisation to prepare for and conform to these regulations to ensure the transition is as smooth and efficient as it can be.   

Date: Wednesday 11 December 2019

Venue: Hill Dickinson, Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2EW

Times: 12:30 - 17:00

Early-Bird Special Offer - Book before 31st October

SEHTA Members £190 + VAT / non-members £255 + VAT pp

Not a member of SEHTA? - it's free to join, click here to join

Kindly supported by:

The current most talked about issue in digital health is the impending impact of the EU medical device regulations (MDR) that comes into effect from 26th May 2020.

As a developer, it can be hard to know exactly how this will affect your company, digital tool and your ability to market your products within the European Union.

Come and be part of the day, to learn:

  • In depth information on the impending EU medical device regulations.

  • What are organisations currently doing to prepare for 26th May 2020?

  • Who are these organisations and how can they help you?

  • What you need to do to prepare and how will this affect you in the future.

The day will consist of quick pace presentations followed by panel discussions. Be ready with your questions!

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Building Solid Commercial Foundations for Healthtech SMEs Workshop
Dec
17
9:00 AM09:00

Building Solid Commercial Foundations for Healthtech SMEs Workshop

SEHTA and Hill Dickinson are delighted to announce our launch our "Building Solid Commercial Foundations for Healthtech SMEs Workshop" on Tuesday 17th December in London.

This workshop is designed for Medical Device, Diagnostics and Digital companies

Date: Tuesday 17th December 2019

Venue: Hill Dickinson, Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2EW

Times: 10:30 - 16:00

Cost: SEHTA Members £220 + VAT / Non-members - £275 + VAT pp

Not a member of SEHTA?- it's free to join -click here to join

This event is kindly supported by
At the earliest stage of  your companies’ development, you will have to grapple with a whole host of things besides the technology. Things like corporate structure, regulatory requirements, collaboration arrangements, protecting your Intellectual Property and investment issues. A little further along, you may need to re-visit all of the above, consider licensing agreements (including royalties), sales contracts and perhaps company valuation in order to secure investment. While many SMEs believe that most of the above can be tackled through common sense and the internet, it is highly likely that many SMEs will have to engage with organisations which have more legal firepower and know-how and you could come a cropper without some solid commercial foundations, understanding and help - this workshop is designed to provide just that.

This one-day event will:-

  • Help you understand the pros and cons of different corporate vehicles, and how to set up and structure them (including shareholder agreements)

  • Help you to understand the key early stage regulatory issues relevant to Healthtech start ups, including MHRA and GDPR requirements

  • Help you understand the IP being developed in your company’s products and how to protect it

  • Help you understand options for Routes to Market and key issues for Collaboration and Partnership Agreements with other companies, the NHS, and universities

  • Help you develop a rational basis to value your company and understand different forms of investment

Target Market: SME CEOs and Boards, university and NHS innovators, healthtech support organisations and consultancies.

Places are limited so register your interest today!  The organisers reserve the right to review all applications and notification will be sent by 6th December at the latest.

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The Future of Care: Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Jan
30
9:00 AM09:00

The Future of Care: Robotics and Autonomous Systems

This event is the second in a series of four Future of Care events to raise awareness and knowledge of the future facing developments that are fast approaching the NHS and becoming more mainstream that senior decision makers and leaders in local systems need to be cognisant of and begin to plan for.

  1. Genomics, personalised medicines and treatments

  2. Robotics and Autonomous Systems

  3. Population health, opportunities from Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  4. Diagnostics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

This workshop will explore the opportunities and challenges of deploying robotics and autonomous systems technology to support the delivery of health and social care.

Robotics and autonomous systems are increasingly seen as a means by which to address the challenge of unmet need, alleviating burden on staff and budgetary resources while improving patient outcomes and quality of life. With increasing demands on health and care services due to aging populations and improved survival rates from conditions such as stroke, the role of technology within healthcare is becoming ever more significant.

This may be through assistive robotics technology to enhance patient independence, creating intelligent prosthetics’ to improve patient ability and comfort, intelligent data processing for smart home sensing, or improved diagnostic and assessment tools to help evaluate motor impairment or identify developmental conditions.

At this conference we will explore Artificial Intelligence and robotics in social care, assistive and rehabilitation robotics and ethical issues surrounding the use of robotic and assistive technology. The day will also include a tour of Bristol Robotics Laboratory.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Praminda Caleb-Solly, Bristol Robotics Laboratory on Robotics in Social Care: A Connected Care EcoSystem for Independent Living.

We have limited places and therefore this will be a invite only event. Register your interest if you would like to attend the event.

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FIME 2020 - Leading Medical Trade Fair in the Americas
Jun
23
to Jun 25

FIME 2020 - Leading Medical Trade Fair in the Americas

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Increase your presence in the USA and LATAM market by exhibiting at FIME - the leading healthcare business platform across the Americas!

This exhibition showcases new and refurbished medical equipment, devices, hospital technology, products and supplies.  It is the perfect opportunity for global companies to exhibit their products and services to thousands of healthcare professionals, including clinicians, dealers, distributors and purchasers from North, Central and South America.

Following the re-location back to its original home of Miami Beach FL, the  29th edition of FIME in 2019 was the most successful to date, consisting of 15 country pavilions, 1,100 exhibitors and over 17,500 visitors from a total of 93 countries. The "Hosted Buyers Program" also brought in
20 targeted key buyers from the LATAM region.

FIME (Florida International Medical Expo)
23 - 25 June 2020
Miami Beach Convention Centre, Florida, USA

This exhibition showcases new and refurbished medical equipment, devices, hospital technology, products and supplies.  It is the perfect opportunity for global companies to exhibit their products and services to thousands of healthcare professionals, including clinicians, dealers, distributors and purchasers from North, Central and South America.

Following the re-location back to its original home of Miami Beach FL, the  29th edition of FIME in 2019 was the most successful to date, consisting of 15 country pavilions, 1,100 exhibitors and over 17,500 visitors from a total of 93 countries. The "Hosted Buyers Program" also brought in
20 targeted key buyers from the LATAM region.

 

The event has already sold 68% of it's exhibition space. To book your stand, please complete the booking form above and return back to the Medilink International Team on the details below.

Why exhibit?

·         Full pre-event support from Medilink

·         Launch new products and services

·         Generate new business

·         Network with target visitors

·         Strengthen existing relationships

·         Increase brand exposure via print and online marketing platforms

·         Stay up-to-date with the industry’s latest trends

For further information or to discuss your requirements, please contact: international@medilink.co.uk / 0114 232 9292.

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Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership Annual Conference
Oct
16
10:30 AM10:30

Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership Annual Conference

This year’s conference, intended for local businesses as well as public and education sector partners, will focus on ‘delivering our potential’. How can we build on our heritage, expertise and creativity to deliver long-term economic success that benefits everyone who lives and works in the region?

The last twelve months has seen notable achievements, including strong delivery of our Growth Programme and the launch of the trail-blazing Local Industrial Strategy for the West Midlands, in which LEPs will play a key role in supporting the growth of our key sectors.

Against this backdrop of a growing economy, a strong strategy and detailed evidence, there are significant opportunities that Greater Birmingham, and the wider West Midlands, is ideally placed to capitalise on.

The conference will feature expert speakers and panel discussions, providing invaluable insight into how we can work together to continue to grow Greater Birmingham as a globally connected, pioneering city-region despite an uncertain political and economic climate.

This well attended event will also feature:

• An exhibition showcasing GBSLEP funded projects, innovative businesses and technologies
• Sector specific workshops for industry

Full agenda, speakers and workshop details will be released soon.

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Brexit Preparation for Medical Technology Companies, London (SEHTA)
Oct
16
10:00 AM10:00

Brexit Preparation for Medical Technology Companies, London (SEHTA)

Are you prepared for Brexit?

There are less than a few weeks to go until the UK leaves the European Union. 

This could significantly impact your business, even if you do not export to the EU

 Medilink UK, a membership organisation representing over 1350 medical technology and life-science businesses, is organising a series of free events and webinars to help businesses prepare for Brexit.

SEHTA is organising the South East Roadshow.


Date: Wednesday 30th October 2019

Venue: Hill Dickinson, Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2EW

Times: 13:00 – 17:00

Free of charge to attend

The government maintains that the UK will leave the European Union on 31 October 2019, with or without a deal in place. To ensure life science businesses are prepared for this eventuality, Medilink UK will provide expert guidance and detailed information on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

This event will help businesses understand the risks and opportunities that Brexit presents. Attendees will hear from experts on regulatory considerations, trading implications, recruitment, legal, intellectual property, finance and export opportunities.

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Medical Technology - Free Brexit Business Readiness Event, Leeds (Medilink North)
Oct
16
10:00 AM10:00

Medical Technology - Free Brexit Business Readiness Event, Leeds (Medilink North)

The government maintains that the UK will leave the European Union on the 31st of October – with or without a deal. To make sure that life science and healthcare businesses are prepared for Brexit, Medilink UK is organising a series of FREE events, which will provide professional advice and detailed information on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The event for the North of England will take place in Leeds, at HGF's offices, located at 1 City Walk, on the 24th of October. You can book for free here.
Links for wider national events can be found at the footer of this page.

During the conference, attendees will hear from industry experts, who will share their valuable knowledge and guidance on regulatory considerations, trading and legal implications, finance and international opportunities. This is a unique occasion to not only prepare for Brexit, but also understand how it could impact the medical technology sector.

Speakers include:

David Ashworth, Managing Director - Flintloque Management Systems Ltd Regulation

George Anderson, Head of Contracts (Clinical) - Leeds TH NHS Trust Procurement

Dr Frazer Bye, Patent Attorney - HGF. Intellectual Property

James Lawford Davies, Partner - Hill Dickinson Legal Implications

A full list of speakers is available on the booking page.

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FREE 45 MINUTE WEBINARS

As part of our guidance on Brexit, we're also organising a series of FREE 45-minute webinars, which vary in content to the events. To choose and book your webinar, please click below.

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Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative West of England 5
Oct
9
10:00 AM10:00

Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative West of England 5

Please join colleagues from across the region at the fifth Local Learning System on 9 October 2019 (rescheduled date from 25 September 2019). Our learning system is an opportunity to interact and discuss with colleagues working to improve maternal and neonatal care across the local maternity systems, and a forum for local improvement to thrive.

Our aim in the local learning system is to inspire your improvement projects, act as an encouragement network learning and sharing from each other, and give you all the tools you need to go back to the shop floor and make that improvement project happen.

Our Local Learning System is part of the three year National Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative, whose mission is to create and embed the conditions for all staff to improve the safety and outcomes of maternal and neonatal care by reducing unwarranted variation and provide high quality healthcare experience for all women, babies, and families across England.

We would like to invite representation from across the maternity and neonatal workforce particularly frontline doctors, midwives, nurses, support workers, as well as commissioners, and women and their families.

As discussed at our last event please bring a “plus one” — a colleague not familiar with QI or MatNeoQI collaborative to encourage education, information sharing and encouragement. This event is open to all across the West of England region and Somerset including services in Bristol, Weston-Super-Mare, Swindon, Gloucester, Stroud, Cheltenham, Bath, Wiltshire, Taunton, Yeovil.

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BioJapan Expo
Oct
9
to Oct 11

BioJapan Expo

EEN Japan is currently calling for applications for its next Biotech Cluster/SME mission to be organised, from 8 to 11 October 2019, alongside “BioJapan” Expo.

We would be most grateful if you could promote this below call among your SME clients that could be interested.

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Biotech Cluster/SME Matchmaking Mission to Japan
The mission is organised alongside the “Bio Japan Expo" (http://www.ics-expo.jp/biojapan) in Pacifico Yokohama.

· Mission dates: 8-11 October 2019
· Application deadline: 23 May 2019

Unique opportunity for B2B meetings!
One day before the fair, on 8 October, EU clusters and SMEs will be able to attend a partnering event ” the European Biotech and Pharma Partnering Conference” that will take place in Osaka during which pre-arranged B2B meetings will be organised with companies from Kansai regions.

From 9 to 11 October, mission participants will have the opportunity to exhibit at the “BioJapan” Expo in Pacifico Yokohama https://www.ics-expo.jp/biojapan/en/, identify relevant key contacts, benefit from face-to-face meetings and gain market knowledge about the Biotech industry in Japan.

Targets:
The programme targets SMEs and clusters from EU or COSME partnering countries active in the following sectors (large companies may apply but will not be given priority):
· Drug and Drug Discovery (Small-Molecule Drug, Biologics, Vaccine etc.)
· Drug Discovery Support and Contract Services (Drug Synthesis Services, Analysis Contract Services and Chemical Compound Libraries and Screening etc.)
· Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices
· Functional Food, additives, enzymes
· Medical Treatment, Diagnosis and Medical Devices and Equipment
· Research Devices, Bioinformatics and Bio imaging etc.
For the full list of exhibitor categories go to: https://www.ics-expo.jp/biojapan/en/info_exhibitor.html .

Programme's objectives:
· Identify relevant key contacts (decision makers, R&D centres, potential partners etc)
· Establish relationships with potential partners (trade and technology)
· Benefit from face-to-face meetings leading to possible business opportunities
· Gain knowledge about market structure, sector analysis, Japanese business culture and policy

Special support for SMEs and clusters: No tuition fee; participants from SMEs and clusters can apply for a grant of EUR 600 to partially cover their living expenses.

For more information about the mission and to apply: https://www.eu-japan.eu/events/biotech-cluster-sme-mission.
For queries, feel free to send them to: d.lula@eu-japan.eu

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Health Innovation Programme: Applications now open
Oct
3
9:00 AM09:00

Health Innovation Programme: Applications now open

An intensive, fully-funded, four-day personal development course, our Health Innovation Programme has been running since 2015, delivering high quality coaching, mentoring and personal development support.

The next round of the programme will run on the 3rd, 4th, 7th & 11th October in The Village Hotel, Swindon. Applications for this programme are open now and will close on the Sunday 11 August.

Apply now

Who can apply?

We are looking for people working in the West of England with innovative business propositions that have real potential for health and care. This could be a product or service already in development or simply the germ of an idea but the concept must be realisable into a sustainable business model/proposition and you will need to be genuinely passionate about taking your proposition forward.

To be eligible you need to be one of the following:

  • a healthcare professional or academic employed by one of the West of England AHSN’s member organisations (NHS providers, CCGs and universities);

  • a public contributor involved in one of our member organisations;

  • or a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) or micro-business.

Read the candidate selection criteria here.

What does the course cover?

You will have the opportunity to build core skills in entrepreneurship, including:

  • customer analysis

  • building a business case

  • funding strategies

  • market analysis.

The course will provide:

  • an opportunity to make a compelling pitch to an experienced panel

  • a great way to network with like-minded innovators

  • a friendly environment to try-out your ideas

  • a chance to get continuing support from us to further develop your proposition.

Who are the course tutors?

The course has been designed in partnership with Wessex AHSN and will be led by the West of England AHSN, supported by SETsquared.

As a network organisation bringing together the health and care sector with industry and academia, the West of England AHSN specialises  in helping innovators navigate their way through the complexity of the NHS.

Book

SETsquared has extensive experience in delivering training in entrepreneurship and small business incubation.

See our list of FAQs.

If you’ve got any other questions, please get in touch with Rosie Brown at Rosie.Brown@weahsn.net or call 0117 984 1547.

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Bridging the Gap 4, South Coast
Oct
2
9:00 AM09:00

Bridging the Gap 4, South Coast

  • Axis centre, Southampton Science Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bridging the Gap (BtG) is a series of events held on behalf of the AHSN Network. Preceded by 3 BtG events, this 4th event focuses on showcasing the south coast AHSN offer to industry. The full breadth of the innovation value chain will be decomposed through educational talks and workshops delivered by key experts in their fields.

The aim is to foster learning, collaboration and ultimately technology-enabled care.

Further, delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • network with supporting organisations, key NHS stakeholders and other like minded innovators

  • consult commercial directors across the AHSN Network through 1:1s, covering areas including how to access funding, navigate the NHS, scale-up and build collaborations.

Talks:

This exciting day event will include speakers from:

  • South coast Academic Health Science Networks

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

  • British Standards Institution (BSI) Group

  • NHS Supply Chain

More to be confirmed.

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Healthcare Excellence Through Technology
Oct
1
8:30 AM08:30

Healthcare Excellence Through Technology

Designed by the healthcare industry, for the healthcare industry; HETT 2019 will drive transformation by connecting health technology innovators with digital leaders from across the healthcare ecosystem

Supported by NHS Digital, NHS England, the AHSN Network and techUK, HETT 2019 will connect health technology innovators, pioneers and leading suppliers with digital and IT leadership teams from across the healthcare ecosystem.

HETT will be the platform for health tech suppliers to work with CIOs, CCIOs, CTOs, CDOs and other IT leaders from NHS Trusts, CCGs, national bodies and private hospitals to address the biggest issues in healthcare technology adoption, including IT legacy issues, interoperability, data security and overcoming financial pressures.

The free-to-attend, two-day event will showcase best practice and real life success stories, plus over 120 suppliers demonstrating the latest health technology, including; EMIS Health, Toshiba, Bittium, Imprivata, and Servelec.

Find out more about about how to be part of the event, register your attendance and exhibit.

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Innovating for improvement conference
Sep
26
9:00 AM09:00

Innovating for improvement conference

Our Innovating for Improvement conference offers an outstanding opportunity to engage with enthusiasts and influencers across our local healthcare systems, during a unique day of education and networking for people with a passion for building knowledge and developing skills, to deliver safer and better care across our health care systems.

The conference will examine the Innovation cycle, from idea conception, through development and testing, improvement psychology and the wider spread for the benefit of patients.

We are planning an exciting mix of inspirational speakers and interactive workshops to offer leading edge learning to innovators and improvement enthusiasts across the West of England and beyond – and especially to all members of The Health Foundation Q Community.

More information will be available soon, including a confirmed venue and registration details – so save the date!

Register

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Autumn ReSPECT event
Sep
18
9:00 AM09:00

Autumn ReSPECT event

We would like to extend a warm invitation to all West of England ReSPECT (Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment)  stakeholders to our autumn event.  The event will provide another opportunity for early adopters to learn from one another.

The full agenda will be supplied shortly.

Who should attend?

  • Health and social care staff who have or are intending to implement ReSPECT from both primary and secondary care.

  • Quality improvement leads

  • CCG Commissioners

  • Researchers involved in Advance Care Planning

  • Patient representatives

  • Voluntary sector representatives

  • Hospice staff

Register

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18 - Late Summer
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

18 - Late Summer

September 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Bristol

Details

Agenda (subject to change)

18:30 Open: Networking and Refreshments
19:00 Announcements

PRESENTATIONS

1. Full Metal Update - Phil Robinson, Technical Director, Witekio
2. ...

20:10 Lightning Introductions

Your name here?

20:20 Networking and any remaining refreshments
21:00 Close

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FullMetalUpdate - A secure open source over-the-air update solution using containers

see https://www.fullmetalupdate.io/

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Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative Local Learning System
Sep
13
9:30 AM09:30

Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative Local Learning System

  • South West Academic Health Science Network Offices (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

OVERVIEW

This event aims to support the work of the Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative, bringing together our regional teams in an opportunity to learn, share and network in the following areas:

  • Mat Neo Waves 1,2 and 3 teams project updates and facilitated learning time

  • The South West PReCePT team update and facilitated learning time

  • Update on smoking cessation system level project

  • QI knowledge sharing and input

  • Life QI – opportunity to update, amend and improve projects using expert guidance

Facilitators present will include members of the Q community, PHE, CCG, ODN, NSI improvement lead and both SW AHSN and mat neo faculty.

PROGRAMME

The event will start at 9.30am and lunch will be provided. More details will be sent out with the agenda to registered attendees.

REGISTRATION

You can register online now 

Places are limited at this event and we would kindly ask anyone who signs up to ensure they can attend, where reasonably possible.

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South West Stroke Conference 2019
Sep
13
8:45 AM08:45

South West Stroke Conference 2019

OVERVIEW

Join the Southwest Stroke Conference 2019 to learn about the recent developments in the world of stroke and network with colleagues in the multi-disciplinary team involved in the care of patients with stroke.

The conference in its new format is a collaboration between the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital Trust and the University of Exeter College of Medicine and Health, with an exciting programme and line up of exceptional national and regional experts in this field.

PROGRAMME

Topics will include:

  • update on new developments in the world of stroke care

  • learn about managing TIA and new NICE guidelines

  • learn about the management of intra-cranial heamorrhage

  • learn about new developments and research on stroke thrombolysis

  • contribute to the stroke services and thrombectomy development debate

  • learn about managing disability in stroke and stroke rehabilitation

  • learn about dementia in stroke

  • learn about challenges of stroke management and therapy in paediatrics

Aimed at all clinicians involved in stroke care including consultants, nurses, and therapists, specialty doctors, trainee doctors, and GPs

REGISTRATION

Please register your interest on the Southwest Stroke Conference 2019 website

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Sensors in Medicine 2019
Sep
11
to Sep 12

Sensors in Medicine 2019

  • Royal Geographical Society (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Future of Sensors in Healthcare"
The 6th Annual Sensors in Medicine Conference features Wearable sensors for monitoring chronic conditions, Point of Care technology, Low cost and disposable sensors, and Sensors for infectious diseases. SiM19 uniquely brings togther academic research, industry and clinicians to explore trending developments in the application of sensor technology in healthcare.

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C3Bio Bath Conference on Biosensors, Bioelectronics and Biodevices
Sep
9
to Sep 10

C3Bio Bath Conference on Biosensors, Bioelectronics and Biodevices

The Centre for Biosensors, Bioelectronics and Biodevices (C3Bio) at the University of Bath and the Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology, Bristol welcome academics, industry, healthcare professionals, environmental agencies and other stakeholders to this conference on different aspects of biosensors, bioelectronics and biodevices.

Provisional Programme:

Monday           13:00-17:30 – Session I

17:30-20:00 – Poster session / Exhibition & Evening reception

Tuesday            9:00-12:00 – Session II

12:00-13:30 – Poster session / Exhibition & Lunch

13:30-16:00 – Session III

Abstract deadline: 5 July 2019

The abstract should include title, authors (underline presenting author), affiliations and half a page summary. Please indicate your preference for oral or poster presentation (please note that there are limited spaces for oral presentations). Please send your abstract to C3Bio@bath.ac.uk.

Registration fee: £50

The event is free for staff and students of the University of Bath and the University of the West of England, as well as student presenters from the University of Bristol.

Deadline for registration: 27 August 2019

Exhibitors: £200, which includes a table, space for banners and 2 participants in the conference

 Please register on http://www.bath.ac.uk/events/c3bio-conference-on-biosensors-bioelectronics-and-biodevices-2019-c3bio-ibst-joint-event/

Satellite event: C3Bio Training Workshop on Lab-on-Chip, 11-12 September 2019

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Expo 2019
Sep
4
to Sep 5

Expo 2019

  • Manchester Central Convention Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

OVERVIEW

Health and Care Innovation Expo is the biggest NHS-led event of the year. Held every September at Manchester Central, it attracts around 5,000 people from the NHS, social care, local government, the third sector and the commercial sector.

Expo 2019, on 4-5 September, is focused on bringing the NHS Long Term Plan to life.

Expo inspires leaders and clinicians to make improvements for patients and service users – almost three-quarters pledge to start new projects or initiatives after visiting. It unites people from right across the health and social care sector to share perspectives, learn from one another, and find solutions.

Expo informs you about the future: it’s where you’ll hear the big announcements about the future of the NHS and social care, and meet the people leading transformation.

PROGRAMME

There will be a large main stage for Expo 2019 focused entirely on keynote speeches and major announcements.

A second stage will focus on professional panels. This stage will provide a forum for smaller audiences to get involved in deliberative conversations and structured engagement exercises with senior leaders and innovators.

THEATRES AND POP-UP UNIVERSITY

The four theatre rooms at Health and Care Innovation Expo are flexible, quiet spaces ideal for collaborative exploration of a single key topic or work area.

Pop-up university workshops take place in smaller rooms separate from the main conference hall, seating a maximum of 60 people. They sessions allow a bite-sized introduction to a single area of improvement practice that can be replicated elsewhere.

Apply now to lead a session in our Theatres or Pop-up university

FEATURE ZONES

Our feature zones are key building blocks of Health and Care Innovation Expo. Central to the conference floor, they provide targeted focus and deep discussion of major NHS-led innovation and development, celebrating and sharing success as well as exploring issues and challenges.

REGISTRATION

You can register online now.

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Pitchfest South West 2019
Sep
2
9:00 AM09:00

Pitchfest South West 2019

Are you an innovative UK Company that has the potential to scale or is already scaling and looking to raise between £100k – £1m in investment?

PitchFest South West is an intensive training and showcase programme designed to help ambitious businesses become both pitch and investment ready. Delivered by Enterprise Europe Network in partnership with Innovate UK, this programme is designed for companies with innovative products and services that have the potential to scale and are looking to raise investment.

The programme comprises intensive investment and pitch training delivered by real experts culminating in an Investor Showcase where companies have the opportunity to pitch “live” to an audience of real investors.

Who is the programme aimed at ?

– UK registered small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
– Innovative companies looking to scale-up
– Businesses suitable for angel/VC finance and EIS/SEIS registered

How does the programme work?

The PitchFest programme is delivered over 4 days and companies are expected to attend all elements of the programme.

From the applicants, 20 businesses will be selected for the training programme and from those up to 10 businesses will be offered the opportunity to pitch at the Investor Showcase.

To qualify for the Investor Showcase companies will need to successfully pitch to a panel during a private session on selection day.

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Bristol SEO & Digital Marketing Meetup by Accelerator Agency
Aug
27
5:30 PM17:30

Bristol SEO & Digital Marketing Meetup by Accelerator Agency

Details

The Bristol Online Marketing Meetup is PPC & SEO themed so we will discuss tips & tricks to improve Paid Search, Paid Social and Organic.

The location is the in the upstairs Cafe at the Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol.

Thanks

Phil, Nick & Clifton.

Example slides and resources to use for discussion can be downloaded here:

http://searchengineland.com/seotable

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ou238nghwjnv03/41_PPC_presentations_HeroConf_London_2014.zip?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pmae0zo0nnf6j59/AdWords%20Analytics%20using%20GA%20v2.ppsx?dl=0

http://www.slideshare.net/phildpearce/analytics-tools-to-improve-customer-insight

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Bristol Hackspace Open Evening
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Bristol Hackspace Open Evening

August 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm Studio G11

Bristol Hackspace is a social enterprise which aims to open up technology to anybody who takes an interest in it.

We want to ‘open’ technology both in the sense of taking things apart to learn how they work, and how to mend or adapt them; and in the sense of sharing the knowledge we gain from doing so. We are committed to the principles of Open Source and Open Knowledge.

It is currently only open to members most days although we do run public access courses and workshops.

If you’d like to find out more about the hackspace, you’re very welcome to drop in to one of our (free!) open evenings – every Thursday from 7pm (ish) until late. Here are instructions on how to find us.

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Calm coding with Background workers
Aug
14
6:45 PM18:45

Calm coding with Background workers

August 14, 2019 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm Desk Lodge, 5th Floor, 1 Temple Way

In August join us at DeskLodge for talks about Background workers and Mindfulness for Developers.

We also have a new venue sponsor - Toolstation.
Toolstation is one of Britain’s fastest growing suppliers of tools, accessories and building supplies to the trade, home improvers and self-builders. With over 350 branches throughout the UK and an award winning website our multi-channel offering is developed entirely in-house.
Toolstation are excited to sponsor PHPSW. As a PHP driven retailer with its roots firmly in the South West, we are looking forward to meeting other PHP evangelists to both inspire and learn from.

This month's talks are:

- The benefits of background workers
Dan Ackroyd

Some things that need to be processed in a web based application can take a long time to run.
Moving this work to be done in a background worker can provide lots of benefits for the user and make your life easier as a developer.
Dan's going to talk about this stuff, going through exactly what the problems are, how to implement background workers, and the diverse benefits they give.

- Mindfulness for Developers: Calmness for Coders - wellbeing in the tech workplace
Arabella Tresilian

The developer’s brain works hard. Billions of neurons hyperwire to enable the coder to think multidimensionally for hours a day, under complex deadlines, day after day. An understanding of what keeps the brain/mind fresh makes for a more fulfilling and productive career. This interactive session gives participants an overview of neuropsychology for the coding mind, and presents them with a go-to tool for keeping their workplace brain-state healthy, calm and balanced.
Arabella is a workplace and civil mediator, specialising in conflict prevention and mental health. She is an associate trainer to the charity Mind, leading on corporate workplace wellbeing training for the Bath region, and she's also a certified Mental Health First Aider. Most of her family members seem to be developers now, and she works from the heart of the tech world in Bath, at the Guild Co-Working Hub. Following a diagnosis of autism in her thirties, she set about hacking her mind to establish better mental health for herself, and now shares her learning with others. Find out more at arabellatresilian.com.

Afterwards we'll head to the pub, probably the Volunteer Tavern (http://volunteertavern.co.uk/real-ales)!

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Your first time coming to PHPSW? Welcome!

Here's how the evening tends to run:
* Feel free to turn up from 6:30pm.
* We'll have pizza and a selection of soft drinks & alcoholic drinks available from about 6:45pm, all free of charge thanks to our sponsors. It's a great chance to speak to people (we're a friendly bunch!) and do a bit of networking. Just speak to an organiser if you'd like an introduction to people, or just dive in and say "hello!".
* At 7pm, we'll do a quick welcome talk and some community announcements
* At ~7:10pm we'll have our first talk
* After our first talk, there's a small break whilst we switch over speakers
* At ~8:10pm We have our second talk
* We finish at ~9pm. We always go for a drink somewhere afterwards to discuss the talks and anything else that takes your fancy.

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As always, a big thanks to our venue sponsor Toolstation (https://www.toolstation.com/) and our regular meetup sponsors Ents24 (http://www.ents24.com/), Brightpearl (http://www.brightpearl.com/), Space 48 (https://www.space48.com/) & Deep Blue Sky (http://deepbluesky.com/) without whom we wouldn't be able to put on our meetups.

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2019 Summer Social @ The Watershed
Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

2019 Summer Social @ The Watershed

Bristech
Thursday, August 1 at 7:00 PM

We have a break from talks for August, so we thought it'd be good this year to have a social. There are always valuable discussions over pizza and drinks after the regular monthly events, so this is an opportunity to talk at greater length without the inconvenience of being shooed out of the venue.

We won't be providing pizza at this event, but we will put the normal cost of a Bristech monthly meetup behind the bar.

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Care homes: The art of the irresistible
Jul
25
12:00 PM12:00

Care homes: The art of the irresistible

  • South West Acadeic Health Science Network (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

OVERVIEW

In a growing population that is living longer, it is inevitable that many of us will come in to contact with care homes at some point in our lives.

Following recent media coverage on the care home system and inspired by TEDxExeter 2019, the South West Academic Health Science Network together with Devon Care Kite Mark are welcoming speakers to share their stories and ideas on what makes care homes irresistible to both people and the health and care system.

Join us for an afternoon of informative, uplifting and awe-inspiring talks from some of the industry’s leading experts.

You will be given the opportunity to discuss ideas, network, and explore interactive exhibition stands.

REGISTRATION

Limited tickets are available free of charge with lunch and refreshments provided. Please register here.

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PEMC Industrial Solutions – healthy ageing & biomedical
Jul
18
9:30 AM09:30

PEMC Industrial Solutions – healthy ageing & biomedical

OVERVIEW

Join the Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre (PEMC) team, Innovate UK and ZEISS at their next sector-focused Industrial Solutions event to discover what Electron Microscopy could do for your business. Designed to be informative, relevant and useful in terms of practical analysis and future funding opportunities, the event will be brief, but packed with useful information to inspire.

PROGRAMME

There is a terrific line-up of speakers for the Industrial Solutions event, which focuses on the healthy ageing and biomedical sectors. Not only do they have two of their industry customers talking about how EM has made a real difference in their companies, but also funding and support opportunities for those in the sectors, or, importantly, looking to enter the sectors.

SW AHSN’s associate director of delivery, Rupa Chilvers, will be delivering a presentation on how the SW AHSN has supported businesses with innovative ideas to enter the health and care sector.

Register

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South of England Mental Health Collaborative
Jul
17
9:00 AM09:00

South of England Mental Health Collaborative

The South of England Mental Health Quality and Patient Safety Improvement Collaborative is funded and supported by the West of England and the South West Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). The Collaborative is led and delivered by a faculty of committed professionals. 11 NHS Mental Health Trusts in the South of England make up the Membership of the Collaborative.

The purpose of the South of England Mental Health Quality and Patient Safety Improvement Collaborative is to make care safer by improving quality in mental healthcare.

Our next two day event will be held on the 17-18 July in Bristol and will focus on improving physical health in mental health”. If your trust is one of the 11 collaboratives register for your free place below.

Register here

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Assisted Living Action Network: Digital tools to support a more physically active lifestyle
Jul
15
6:00 PM18:00

Assisted Living Action Network: Digital tools to support a more physically active lifestyle

The ALAN runs a quarterly seminar programme to bring together business, healthcare professionals, service user groups and academic researchers to discuss the key issues and areas of unmet need.

Our aim is to build up and facilitate new collaborations, to promote knowledge transfer and the uptake of research and create commercial opportunities for products or services.

Our focus is to improve the health and wellbeing and support economic development in the South West of England. We will draw on best practise from the UK and Europe.

The founding members are: University of Bath, Bath Research and Development, Designability, the South West Academic Health Network and the University of West of England (Institute of Bio-sensing Technology).

https://designability.org.uk/our-organisation/our-networks/assisted-living-action-network/

Schedule for the event:

6.00pm: Drinks and refreshments

6.30pm:

  • Welcome from Nigel Harris, Director of Innovation and Growth West of England AHSN

  • Jo Bangoura, West of England AHSN – Have your vision realised – Hyvr. A social media community engagement platform

  • Tommy Parker KiActiv®, – Development and evaluation of a digital personalised physical activity therapy programme

  • Open Mic – is your organisation working on a project to encourage a more physically active lifestyle?

  • Update on upcoming events

  • Zoe Banks Gross, Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) – Engaging with the community to develop a ‘physical activity guidelines toolkit’

8:00 pm: Drinks and networking

Our speakers:

Jo Bangoura, Senior Project Manager, West of England AHSN

Jo leads the development of the Hyvr – have your vision realised, social media community engagement platform. The platform was developed as a resource to support crowdsourcing of ideas of solutions to real problems. The ASHN are supporting four community and social enterprise sector Hyvr exemplar projects.

Tommy Parker, Digital Innovation Lead, KiActiv

KiActiv®,is a clinically proven digital therapy that delivers sustainable behaviour change for personalised everyday physical activity in the context of health. The guided 12-week programme is not about exercise or sport but finding the value of movement in the daily routine of life. Optimising everyday physical activity is vital to our health and will improve strength, balance and functional capacity, supporting greater independence. Re-establishing everyday physical activity as the foundation for health and wellbeing is also a powerful catalyst for other positive lifestyle changes.

Zoe Banks, Community Engagement Manager, Knowle West Media Centre

Knowle West Media Centre supports people to make positive changes in their lives and communities, using technology and the arts to come up with creative solutions to problems and explore new ways of doing things.

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Bristol Hackspace Open Evening
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Bristol Hackspace Open Evening

  • Studio G11 37 Philip Street Bristol BS3 4EA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bristol Hackspace is a social enterprise which aims to open up technology to anybody who takes an interest in it.

We want to ‘open’ technology both in the sense of taking things apart to learn how they work, and how to mend or adapt them; and in the sense of sharing the knowledge we gain from doing so. We are committed to the principles of Open Source and Open Knowledge.

It is currently only open to members most days although we do run public access courses and workshops.

If you’d like to find out more about the hackspace, you’re very welcome to drop in to one of our (free!) open evenings – every Thursday from 7pm (ish) until late. Here are instructions on how to find us.

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A Summer Evening of Reward & Opportunity for the Health and Lifesciences Sector
Jul
10
6:15 PM18:15

A Summer Evening of Reward & Opportunity for the Health and Lifesciences Sector

  • The Garden Room, The Clifton Pavilion (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Summer Evening of Reward & Opportunity for the Health and Lifesciences Sector

Date:       Wednesday the 10th July 2019
Venue:    The Garden Room, The Clifton Pavilion, Bristol Zoo Gardens, College Road, Bristol BS8 3HH
Time:       6.15 - 8.30pm

Upon arrival enter via the main entrance doors, there will be clear signposting to the registration desk where you can collect your name badge. The programme will be as follows:

  • 5.30pm Arrival Drinks & some time to explore the Zoo grounds

  • 6.15pm Welcome & Introductory Talks

Come and find out about the latest opportunities from the Health Tech Hub, the West of England Academic Health Science Network and Medilink South West.

  • 6.45pm Networking

  • 7.00pm Food Available

  • 7.30 Medilink South West Award Presentations

  • 8.30pm Close

 Located in the Clifton area of Bristol, The Clifton Pavilion Zoo Gardens are in walking distance of the Clifton suspension bridge and Clifton village. It is easily accessible by bus, train, bicycle or car.

 

By Car

Sat Nav Reference: BS8 3HH

From the M5: J17 take the A4018 then follow brown zoo signs.

From Bristol City Centre: follow the brown zoo signs and/or signs to Clifton.

Parking

There is complimentary parking in the West Car Park from 4.30pm. The West Car Park is situated on College Road opposite The Clifton Pavilion entrance. Cycle racks are also available.

By Bus

Frequent services: 8 and 9 buses run between Temple Meads Station, the City Centre and the Zoo. Call the Traveline on 0870 608 2608 for further details. 

By Train

There is a local train service to Clifton Down Station (10 minute walk to the Zoo), From Bristol Temple Meads Station take an 8 or 9 bus to the Zoo main entrance. Call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 for further details.

Registration for this event is now closed.

 

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Health & Life Science Tekki Brekki Meetup
Jun
26
8:15 AM08:15

Health & Life Science Tekki Brekki Meetup

  • Health Technology Hub Meeting Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Health and Life Science Brekkie meet up takes place on the last Wednesday of the month.

Theme: ‘IOT & Healthcare’

There will be a round table discussion focussing on a different subject each month, with experts in the field joining the discussion.  These Meetups are for anyone with an interest in Life Sciences; including areas such as healthtech, bio-engineering, genetics, bio-sensing, medtech, diagnostics and more. Whether your interest is commercial, as a researcher, healthcare professional or from a support organisation you are welcome to join us!

 all meet ups are from 8.15-9.30am and T&Cs/croissants etc provided

For more details and to register please go to  https://techspark.co/calendar/

 

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