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/