Diagnostics North East Conference 2024

'How can diagnostic innovation be the saviour for the NHS?'

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Friday 19th April 2024
The Catalyst, Newcastle upon Tyne

Join us for an exciting programme of keynote speakers, interactive breakout sessions and exhibitors to unite a panel of experts to enable active discussion around the role of innovative diagnostics in addressing critical issues facing the NHS.

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Agenda

09.00 - 10.00 Registration & networking
10.00 - 10.10 Introduction: Dr Michael Wright (Chair, Diagnostics North East)
10.10 - 10.40 Keynote address 1: Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed (University of Liverpool) - Pharmacogenetic testing for medicines optimisations
10.40 - 11.10 Achieving successful outcomes through SME-academia collaboration A case study: “UpFront Diagnostics" - Dr Edoardo Gaude (UpFront Diagnostics)
11.10 - 11.45 Coffee and short demos
11.45 - 13.00 Breakout session 1: The role of pathology in clinical trials - Dr Max Robinson (Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
Breakout session 2: Building a highly specialised laboratory service: the exemplar of mitochondrial disease - Professor Rob Taylor (Newcastle University)
Breakout session 3: Where might my test work? - use cases and care pathways - Amanda Winters (Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch and networking
13.30 - 13.45 Lunch time drop in seminar: Newcastle University - Biomedical Research Facilities at Your Doorstep
14.00 - 14.30 Keynote address 2: Sir James Mackey (Chief Executive, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) - Diagnostics – time for some big leaps...?
14.30 - 15.45 Breakout session 1: Innovations in endoscopic and GI cancer diagnostics - Dr Kofi Oppong, Dr Colin Rees (Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
Breakout session 2: Patient and public involvement in diagnostic research and innovation – what difference can it make - Kasia Kurowska & patient representatives (Newcastle Health Innovation Partners, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
Breakout session 3: Medical Device Regulation: What are stakeholder requirements and how do we validate them - Dr Alison Bray & Tim Hicks (Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle University)
15.45 - 16.15 Coffee break
16.15 - 16.45 Keynote address 3: The journey of a Health Tech Research Centre - from DEC to MIC to HRC: Prof John Simpson (Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle University)
16.45 Close

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The sponsors of the 2024 Diagnostics North East Conference are:

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Invest North East England
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Roche
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Other sponsors to be named soon!

If you are interested in sponsoring our conference, please contact mhairi.anderson@ncl.ac.uk