Add to Calendar Europe/London DD/MM/YYYY 27/2/2014 09:0027/2/2014 17:00Recent developments in digital healthRoyal Society Of Medicine

Building on events organised in previous years, this one-day conference aims to update attendees on the latest developments in the field of digital health.
It will cover both the more traditional fields such as telecare and telehealth, as well as other areas such as point of care testing and genomics.

Telecare and telehealth are currently of particular interest because mobile technologies are rapidly beginning to challenge the proprietary systems of old systems, resulting in far superior telemonitoring, at considerably lower prices, using interfaces that patients really like.

Point-of-care-testing is now starting to transform the patient's interface with professionals, resulting in faster, on-the-spot decisions as clinicians have effective real-time access to test results.

Improvements in genomic technology are perhaps a few years away from affecting all but a few. There can be little doubt though that it is also set to transform medical practice as increasingly the efficacy of treatments becomes specifically dependent on an individual patient's genes, the make-up of their gut microbiome and possibly the genetic mutations in a cancer from which they are suffering.

9.00am - Registration, tea and coffee

9.30am - Introduction 
Mr Charles Lowe, President, Telemedicine & eHealth Section, Royal Society of Medicine

9.40am - mHealth is changing telecare dramatically 
Dr Kevin Doughty, Newcastle University and Deputy Director, CUHTec

10.30am - Tea and coffee break

10.50am - Telehealth - the need for clinical trial evidence 
Professor Lionel Tarassenko, CBE, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford

11.20am - Genomic medical devices 
Mr Stephen Davies, Director of Digital Health, Ruder Finn UK

11.45am - Digital healthcare innovation 
Mr Ben Heubl, Writer, MedCrunch

12.05pm - Developments in the use of big data in improving healthcare 
Dr Christopher Gibson, Scientific Director NHS South of England (Central), Professional Lead for Physical Sciences and Deputy Head of National School of Healthcare Science

12.30pm - Lunch

1.30pm - Telehealth developments 
Mr Charles Lowe, President, Telemedicine & eHealth Section, Royal Society of Medicine

2.00pm - Smartphones that measure vital Signs: Coming soon! 
Dr Chris Elliott, Chief Executive, Leman Micro Devices AS

2.30pm - Advances in point of care testing (POCT) 
Professor Chris Price, Visiting Professor in Clinical Biochemistry, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford University

3.15pm - Tea and coffee break

3.35pm - NHS England's digital health priorities 
Mr Paul Rice, Head of Technology Strategy, Strategic Systems and Technology, Patients and Information, NHS England (invited)

4.10pm - Apps: Coming of age 
Ms Julie Bretland, Director, Our Mobile Health

4.45pm - Completion of evaluation forms

4.50pm - Close of meeting

Meeting ref: TEE02

CPD: 6 credits