Diagnostics North East Conference 2019

Supporting early stage development to clinical adoption

11 April 2019

Venue: International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

Aim of the Conference

This conference will showcase the diagnostic resources and expertise available to support researchers, clinicians, and industry in developing and deploying new and innovative diagnostic technologies. The event will provide opportunities to meet with key experts and to discuss how they can support the development, evaluation and adoption of technologies into healthcare systems. The event will provide the delegates with the information they need to partner and exploit the world-class resources available.

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Thursday 11th April

09:00     Registration and Networking

10:00 – 10:10    Welcome and Introduction to Diagnostics North East

Opening keynote speakers

10:10 – 10:40   

Dr Michael Dalrymple, Executive Director, Diagnostics & Science Foresight, LifeArc

10:40 – 11:00 

Doris-Ann Williams (BIVDA)


Coffee Break


Workshop Session 1 (2 x 30 minute sessions per workshop)

  • Diagnostic laboratory medicine and pathology (Molecular Pathology Node)
  • Newcastle Tissue (Biobanks/CEPA)
  • Evaluating Technologies (MIC/EAC)

12:30 – 12:50 NIHR Newcastle MIC Industry Showcase – Roche RSV study

Malcolm Brodlie

12:50 – 13:00 Announcement of the upcoming launch of Therapeutics North East

Neil Watson

13:00 – 14:00  Lunch and Networking

14:00 – 15:15 Workshop Session 2 (2 x 30 minute sessions per workshop)

  • AHSN North East and North Cumbria (Innovation Exchange and adoption)
  • CRN North East and North Cumbria and MedConnect North
  • Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)

15:15 – 15:30  

Amar Rangan, James Cook University Hospital

15:30 – 15:45  Supporting Innovation and Adoption of Diagnostics

Russell Watkins/ Dr Seamus O’Neill, AHSN NENC

Closing keynote speaker

15:45 – 16:15 

Vicky McFarlane Reid, Head of Research and Development, Leica Biosystems


16:15 – 16:30 Final Q&A and close of conference