Industry Events

Digital Events:

Usually we share industry events that are going on throughout the year that you may be interested in attending, however due to COVID – 19 many events have been postponed or cancelled. So here are a few digital events that you may be interested in signing up to…

2021

Event: Mental Health in the workplace

Location: Online Webinar

Date: 13th January 2021

Description: This Medilink Midlands webinar will explore the impact of mental health on the workplace and introduces the Mental Health and Productivity Pilot (MHPP) being offered to businesses across the Midlands Engine Region.

A healthy and inclusive workplace is essential for all businesses so providing appropriate support for employees, creating a culture of openness, and tackling discrimination and stigma will help to remove some of the barriers to growth and development for businesses. The cost to the economy of mental health across the Midlands is estimated to be in the region of £45 billion this year. This will be impacted further by the covid-19 pandemic, which no one was prepared for.

Link: https://www.medilinkmidlands.co.uk/event/webinar-mental-health-in-the-workplace/

 
Event: The UKCA Mark – implications on medical devices

Location: Online Webinar

Date: 14th January 2021

Description: The UK has left the EU and part of that transition is the establishment of a UK based alternative to the European CE mark.

In this Medilink Midlands webinar, regulatory affairs expert Richard Young will explore the requirements for the UKCA mark, the time frames associated with this transition, and the strategic considerations organisations should be planning for if they wish to maintain access to the UK market going forwards.

Link: https://www.medilinkmidlands.co.uk/event/webinar-the-ukca-mark-implications-on-medical-devices-and-product-import-export/

 

Event: The Impact of Brexit – How has your business been affected?

Location: Online Webinar

Date: 20th January 2021

Description: In this Medilink Midlands webinar, the Office for Life Sciences, the Government’s specialist team covering the sector, are eager to hear the views of Life Sciences businesses on how they are being affected by Brexit and the end of the Transition Period.

In this session, the Office for Life Sciences will reflect on areas where Brexit has led to a change (such as the regulation of medicines and devices; the way the border operates; and research and international recruitment) and invite attendees to share how their business has been affected.

Link: https://www.medilinkmidlands.co.uk/event/webinar-the-impact-of-brexit-how-has-your-business-been-affected/

 
Event: European Authorised Representatives and Economic Operators

Location: Online Webinar

Date: 21st January 2021

Description: The UK has left the European Union as of the 1st of January, this means that UK based manufacturers face a series of new challenges in regards to establishing continued access to Europe. Under both the European MDR and IVDR regulations specific roles are defined for actors supporting the supply chain. This includes Importer, Distributors, and the appointment of EU Authorized Representatives.

In this webinar, we will be exploring the requirements for these parties, the requirements which need to be in place transition, and the strategic considerations organisations should be planning for if they wish to maintain access to the European market going forwards.

Link: https://www.medilinkmidlands.co.uk/event/webinar-european-authorised-representatives-and-economic-operators/

 

Event: Reimagining healthcare post- COVID-19

Location: Online Webinar

Date: 18th February 2021

Description: Join this Medilink Midlands webinar in partnership with Frost & Sullivan ‘Reimaging healthcare post COVID-19’.

As healthcare businesses, organisations and governments work to determine what course of action needs to be taken in a post-pandemic world, Frost & Sullivan has mobilised its global resources to provide comprehensive scenario-based analysis on the future growth and opportunities in the healthcare industry. This analysis will provide stakeholders with sector insights to guide economic development, collaboration/partnership and company targeting efforts.

Link: https://www.medilinkmidlands.co.uk/event/webinar-reimagining-healthcare-post-covid-19/

Event: Getting your healthcare app reviewed and accredited

Location: Online Webinar

Date: 11th February 2021 – 10:30am – 11:30am

Description: Medilink Midlands and ORCHA invite you to attend a free digital health webinar on Thursday 11 February at 10:30 am.

ORCHA is the world-leading health app evaluation and advisor organisation, helping governments, health, and social care organisations to choose and deliver health apps that will safely make the biggest impact to improve outcomes.

This session will cover an introduction to the importance of digital health tools, and the current digital health landscape, with Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO at ORCHA.

Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5888177648314795023

 

Event: Surviving the Times: what now for employers? – Life after the pandemic

Location: Online Webinar

Date: 16th March 2021 - 10am-11am.

Description: Join Shakespeare Martineau Partner, Rhys Wyborn, for an insight into considerations for employers as the lockdown is expected to end and as businesses look beyond the pandemic.

With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme currently set to end on 30 April and the Government well underway with their vaccination campaign, what will employers need to be thinking of in moving into this next period?

Link: https://www.medilinkmidlands.co.uk/event/webinar-surviving-the-times-what-now-for-employers-life-after-the-pandemic/

 

Event: Infectious Diseases Special Interest Group (SIG) – Care Himes and COVID-19: Infection control strategies and innovations

Location: Online Webinar

Date: 18th March 2021 – 10am – 11:30am

Description: Join the next online Infectious Diseases Special Interest Group, this SIG will focus on Care Homes and COVID-19: Infection control strategies and innovations.

This event is in partnership with De Montfort University and led by Dr Katie Laird, Reader in Microbiology and also Head of the Infectious Disease Research Group at De Montfort University.

Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7453512771175180557

Event: Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards 2020 - by West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN)

Location: Online Webinar

Date: Tue, 30 March 2021 18:30 – 20:30 BST

Description:  The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) invites you to attend their Annual Awards Ceremony, which will take place online for the very first time, on Tuesday 30 March 2021.

The awards reflect the WMAHSN's dual aim of improving health and creating wealth, as well as the organisation's key priorities and themes.

 This year the categories are:

  • ‘Above and Beyond ‘Adoption of Innovation Award
  • Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Management Innovation Award
  • Driving Digital Transformation Innovation Award
  • Medicines Optimisation and Management Innovation Award
  • Mental Health Resilience Innovation Award
  • Meridian Innovation and Improvement Champion Award
  • MidTECH Award for Best NHS-Developed Innovation
  • Patient Safety and Improvement Award
  • Workforce Innovation Award
  •  

This year the panel would like to recognise the West Midlands response to COVID and shine a light on rapid innovation. The Meridian Award will be awarded to any COVID related submission from the above categories, that stood out to the panel. 

Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/meridian-celebration-of-innovation-awards-2020-tickets-141301353151

Event: Digital First: Laying the foundations for scalable label and artwork management for SMEs in the life sciences industry

Location: Webinar

Date: 8th April 2021

Description: “Medilink Midlands in partnership with Kallik, invite you to attend this ‘Digital First’ Laying the foundations for scalable label and artwork management specifically designed for SMEs in the life sciences and health care sector.”

Link: https://www.medilinkmidlands.co.uk/event/digital-first-laying-the-foundations-for-scalable-label-and-artwork-management-for-smes-in-the-life-sciences-industry/

 

Event: Extended reality applications (virtual, augmented & mixed reality) in healthcare and surgery

Location: Webinar

Date: 22nd April 2021

Description: "The next Medical Technologies & Systems Special Interest Group (SIG) will take place online, join us as we discuss Extended reality applications (virtual, augmented & mixed reality) in healthcare and surgery. Attend to hear about: – Remote surgical collaboration through Virtual Reality – VR as a tool to bridge the gap between academic and clinical practice."

Link: https://www.medilinkwm.co.uk/events/webinar-extended-reality-applications-virtual-augmented-mixed-reality-healthcare-surgery/

 

Event: Bioprinting: from benchside to bedside

Location: Webinar

Date: 29th April 2021

Description: "Join the next online Additive Manufacturing & 3D Special Interest Group (SIG), this SIG will focus on Bioprinting as we hear from an academic, a clinician and a business as they present what they have learned.

This event is in partnership with The University of Nottingham – Centre for Additive Manufacturing.

The webinar will cover:

– The development of smart biomaterials for bioprinting multi-cellular living tissues

– Translation of bioprinted tissues into clinic, challenges and opportunities"

Link: https://www.medilinkwm.co.uk/events/webinar-bioprinting-benchside-bedside/

Event: VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Digital Health Special Interest Group (SIG) Working Group

Location: Online Event

Date: 19th May 2021

Description: "In partnership with PDMS we are delighted to be adding another Special Interest Group (SIG) to our series of SIGs where we provide the opportunity for clinicians, academics and businesses to forge new partnership and to collaborate. Digital Health is frequently being described as the future of healthcare and it is more important than ever that Digital Health is given the focus needed for the future success."

Link: https://www.medilinkmidlands.co.uk/event/virtual-workshop-digital-health-special-interest-group-sig-working-group/

 

Event: Atrial Fibrillation & Anticoagulation Update Workshop

Location: Online Event

Date: 26th May 2021

Description: “The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) invites you to join us for an interactive workshop providing you with the latest information on the management of Atrial Fibrillation (AF).”

Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/atrial-fibrillation-anticoagulation-update-workshop-tickets-152336282923

 

Event: Staffordshire & Stoke Deterioration QI Webinar - Part 1

Location: Online Event

Date: 26th May 2021

Description: "The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network would like to invite you to a Webinar event focusing on the management of deterioration and quality improvement in care homes across the Staffordshire and Stoke region."

Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/staffordshire-stoke-deterioration-qi-webinar-part-1-tickets-151961756705

 

Event: Second West Midlands Maternity and Neonatal Safety Network

Location: Online Event

Date: 27th May 2021

Description: "This builds upon the former MatNeo Local Learning System and reflects the wider system level approach being taken during phase 2 of the national Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme, (led by NSHE&I and delivered by regional AHSN's and Patient Safety Collaboratives).

This network aims to bring a broad group of partners/stakeholders together from across the region, to work with the common aim of improving safety and outcomes of care for mothers, babies and families. Working together at a system level across the region."

Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/second-west-midlands-maternity-and-neonatal-safety-network-tickets-144410590965

Event: HSTn / Emergency Department Event

Location: Online Event

Date: 24th June 2021

Description: "Do you want to improve your HSTn Early Rule out Pathway from 0, 1-3hrs to 0, 1-2hrs?

Join us virtually this June to share learning re the implementation of a 0, 1-2hr HSTn Testing pathway by two Trusts in the West Midlands Region and share an ED triage booklet incorporating patient tests and observations made in the A&E Department (e.g. Lactate, ED checklist, NEWS2) in order to appropriately escalate patients - one being patients requiring an Emergency Laparotomy."

Link: https://www.wmahsn.org/events/2021/06/24/HSTn_Emergency_Department_Event

Event: Medilink Midlands Innovation Day 2021

Location: Online Event

Date: 29th June 2021

Description: “Medilink Midlands is pleased to announced that the 16th annual Innovation Day will be broadcast live online for 2021.

Innovation Day sits proudly in Medilink's calendar of events as the most exclusive and must-attend event for anyone involved in Life Sciences.

Albeit in a digital format, the day will bring together companies and delegates from across the sector.

The day will consist of:

  • Virtual events with top speakers covering hot topics relating to the sector.
  • Presentations from Spotlight Companies, showcasing their products and services”.

Link: https://www.medilinkem.com/event/innovation-day-2021-2/

 

Event: Medilink Midlands Business Awards 2021

Location: Online Webinar

Date: 30th June 2021

Description: “The Medilink Midlands Business Awards for 2021 are a celebration and showcase for the best of the best in the Life Sciences sector for the East and West Midlands.

The Awards are comprised of 6 awards: One to Watch, Start up, Export Achievement, Delivering Innovation in to Health and Care, Innovation and Outstanding Achievement. See who the finalists are here. 

We are delighted to announce that Chris Turner, Comedian and Freestyle Rapper will be hosting and providing the entertainment for the afternoon.”

Link: https://www.medilinkem.com/event/medilink-midlands-business-awards-2020/

Event: MPD Training Course: Medical Device Regulation in the EU, GB &NI

Location:  This course is available as both a face-to-face, and interactive virtual event. 

Date:  6th July 2021

Description: "This is a one-day course designed for those who need to better understand Medical Device Regulation in Europe, Great Britain, and Northern Ireland.

Comprehensive slides and information will be supplied on the day alongside a wealth of experience, insights, examples, and methods."

Link: https://www.medilinkmidlands.co.uk/event/mpd-training-course-medical-device-regulation-in-the-eu-gb-ni-2/

Event: Webinar: How well are you conducting your virtual meetings and webinars?

Location: Online Event

Date: 7th July 2021

Description: “In a world where everyone is working remotely, the ways we present ourselves has changed but whether we are talking about delivering client-facing webinars or meetings, or even internal team meetings via video software, it is vital that we continuously improve our approach and performance in order to deliver an inspiring and engaging experience for our audience.”

Link: https://www.medilinkmidlands.co.uk/event/webinar-how-well-are-you-conducting-your-virtual-meetings-and-webinars/

Event: SMQB Industry Event: A Quantitative Approach to Healthcare

Location: Online Event:

Date: 21st July 2021

Description: “University of Birmingham and the SMQB team invite businesses to explore the transformation of healthcare through quantitative approaches.

This industry-focussed virtual session on Wednesday 21st July explores the use of predictive modeling and quantitative methods for advancing the understanding of chronic, non-communicable disease.

Meet the team from the Centre for Systems Modelling and Quantitative Biomedicine (SMQB) and the Mathematical Biology and Healthcare research group.”

Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/smqb-industry-event-a-quantitative-approach-to-healthcare-tickets-159683334151

Event: DIAGCOMM – The West Midlands Diagnostics Innovation Community

Location: Online Event

Date: 3rd August 2021

Description: “Join us online on 3 August for a Topical Tuesday event by the West Midlands Health Technologies Cluster (WMHTC)
This event will host the launch of DIAGCOMM – The West Midlands Diagnostics Innovation Community.
Diagnostics is one of the 4Ds, areas of excellence and capacity in the region that WMHTC is looking to nurture so, Topical Tuesday on 3 August will focus on this important sector.”

Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/diagcomm-the-west-midlands-diagnostics-innovation-community-tickets-160186623503

Event: Webinar: Human Factors in Healthcare

Location: Online Event

Date: 11th August 2021

Description: “Guest speaker: Fran Ives is a Chartered Ergonomics and Human Factors Specialist and spent time working in the automotive and nuclear industries before moving to healthcare in 2004.  In addition to her current role as Innovation Project Manager at the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network, she leads the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) Midlands Regional Network Group and has been part of the CIEHF's Expert Panel during COVID-19.”

Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/webinar-human-factors-in-healthcare-tickets-165748461109?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

 

Event: From Niche to Necessity: Genomics in routine care Webinar 3: Genomics: It’s my time to learn!

Location: Online Event

Date: 8th September 2021

Description: “The final webinar will explore opportunities for learning about genomics including what’s currently out there to help healthcare professionals get up to speed with what they need for their own practice.”

Link:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/from-niche-to-necessity-genomics-in-routine-care-registration-155602508291?utm_campaign=Programme%20Newsletter%20July%202021&utm_source=emailCampaign&utm_content=&utm_medium=email

 

Event: West Midlands Pharmacy Care Home Network Meeting

Location: Webinar

Date: 15th September 2021

Description: “The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) invites you to join us on the 15th of September for our regional Pharmacy Care Home Network meeting.

The network has been developed to aid communication and share best practice across the West Midlands Region for both Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians who have a pivotal role in supporting Medicines Optimisation within Care Homes sector (including nursing and residential care).

We hope to develop and build the network to support pharmacy teams in key areas of Quality Improvement and Medicines Safety.”

Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/west-midlands-pharmacy-care-home-network-meeting-tickets-165115570115

 

Event: Building a Sustainable UK Diagnostic Sector: Meeting the Challenge

Location: University of Warwick Oculus Building / Hybrid

Date: 24th September 2021

Description: Fuelled by the new knowledge, investment and innovation demonstrated by the UK diagnostics sector in response to Covid 19, how do we now exploit the commercial, scientific and health opportunities in diagnostics in a post-pandemic world?

This event will bring together key stakeholders from across the NHS, academia, industry and regulatory bodies to explore how we can build on the pandemic testing response to enhance cross-sector collaboration, improve the UK’s infrastructure for the development and implementation of innovative diagnostics, and build workforce capacity.

Link: https://warwick.ac.uk/research/priorities/health/events/bsukds/registration/

 

Event: Learning From Excellence 2021

Location: Online Event

Date: 8th October 2021

Description: "The Learning from Excellence (LfE) team are excited to bring you the 4th LfE Community Event, on Friday October 8th 2021. The theme for the event is “Being better, together”, reflecting our aspiration to grow as individuals, and as part of a community, through focusing on what works. For this event, we are delighted to partner with the Civility Saves Lives (CSL) team, who promote the importance of kindness and civility at work and seek to help us to address the times this is lacking in a thoughtful and compassionate way, through their 'Calling It Out With Compassion' programme."

Link: https://www.bch.org.uk/Event/learning-from-excellence-2021

Event: 10 months on from Brexit – where are we now?

Location: Online

Date: 27th October 2021

Description: Ten months on from Brexit – we are seeing a set of challenges and opportunities facing the life science sector, a time of technological change across fields like biotech, medtech and AI.

Among the specific challenges are the new, dual systems for mainland UK and Northern Ireland, with NI needing to apply regulations flowing from Brussels. Sales in NI may require new Economic Operator arrangements, for example.

Link: https://www.medilinkem.com/event/webinar-10-months-on-from-brexit/

 

Event: An Introduction to Innovation in Healthcare

Location: Online Event

Date: 1st November 2021

Description: The West of England AHSN is hosting a free online course, with the University of Bath and Future Learn, from Monday 1 November. Learners study an introduction to innovation in healthcare at their own pace over four sessions, with three-hours of study required per session. Sessions will be facilitated during November.

The course will cover key concepts associated with the process of innovation and diffusion; examine how individuals and organisations can develop, test, and make the case for their healthcare innovation; consider the organisational hurdles that must be overcome in order to bring healthcare invention to the market; and how innovation can be spread and sustained.

Link: https://www.weahsn.net/our-work/west-of-england-academy/training-and-events/online-training/an-introduction-to-innovation-in-healthcare/

 

Event: Is your Business Case NHS Ready?

Location: Online Event

Date: 2nd November 2021

Description: The challenge as innovators and companies selling to the NHS is often that when you have a product that improves patient outcomes and saves cost you still cannot get it adopted by the NHS. This is frequently because there isn’t a fully developed business case.

Link: https://www.medilinkem.com/event/virtual-workshop-is-your-business-case-nhs-ready-2/

 

Event: Digital Technology and the Future of Healthcare

Location: Online Event

Date: 11th November 2021

Description: This webinar will explore how digital technologies have been used during the pandemic and consider the potential for driving change in health and social care provision.

The potential of ‘big data’ approaches are increasingly being recognised, and the value of people’s data signatures as indicators of activity, well-being, and broader social trends is being explored in various healthcare settings.

Link: https://www.medilinkem.com/event/webinar-digital-technology-and-the-future-of-healthcare/

 

Event: Tackling Cholesterol Webinar: Diet and Behaviour Change

Location: Online Event

Date: 15th November 2021

Description: This event is intended for healthcare professionals from the UK and receives sponsorship from pharmaceutical companies

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8516329280731/WN_il4eXjdzQ-u-N3qKRCPkdw

 

Event: West Midlands Pharmacy Care Home Network Meeting

Location: Online Event

Date: 17th November 2021

Description: The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) invites you to join us on the 17th November for our regional Pharmacy Care Home Network meeting.

The network has been developed to aid communication and share best practice across the West Midlands Region for both Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians who have a pivotal role in supporting Medicines Optimisation within Care Homes sector (including nursing and residential care).

We hope to develop and build the network to support pharmacy teams in key areas of Quality Improvement and Medicines Safety.

Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/west-midlands-pharmacy-care-home-network-meeting-tickets-177456997657

Event: Pharma Integrates 2021

Location: Online Event

Date: 24th November 2021

Description: Focused on pharma and healthcare senior leadership…

Broadcast live online on the 16th of November 2021, Pharma Integrates is a unique event bringing together pharma and healthcare leaders across the pharmaceutical pipeline to address their needs, to share insights and create debate on crucial topics that influence the future of patient outcomes.

Link: https://www.medilinkem.com/event/pharma-integrates-2021/

 

Event: Midlands Health and Life Science Symposium

Location: National Conference Centre Birmingham, Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, B92 0EJ

Date: 24th November 2021

Description: The Midlands Health and Life Science Symposium event will shine a light on the powerhouse of Health and Life Sciences research strength that is the Midlands, as well as the role it can play in supporting the delivery of national innovation policies, achievement through the place agenda and adoption/innovation within the NHS. The incredible collaborations that delivered over £53 million of cutting-edge research in the fight against COVID-19, will bring together stakeholders from across the Midlands region with interests in Health and Life Sciences research, local strategies, innovation.

Link: https://www.medilinkem.com/event/midlands-health-and-life-science-symposium/

 

Event: Tackling Cholesterol Webinar: Post Cardiovascular Event Management of Lipids

Location: Online Event

Date: 24th November 2021

Description: This event is intended for healthcare professionals from the UK and receives sponsorship from pharmaceutical companies.

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8516340357181/WN_hUFCPJl_Tea0UzzABaIrZQ

Event: Tackling Cholesterol Webinar: Novel Therapies

Location: Online Event

Date: 8th December 2021

Description: This event is intended for healthcare professionals from the UK and receives sponsorship from pharmaceutical companies.

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1016329282756/WN_X7AoPJc_QSOmSTKiS1JeNA

 

Event: Tackling Cholesterol Webinar: Statin Hesitancy

Location: Online Event

Date: 19th January 2022

Description: This event is intended for healthcare professionals from the UK and receives sponsorship from pharmaceutical companies.

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9816329283760/WN_XC3feKfiRU2nEC6XaupbkA