Welcome to the Diagnostics North East
Conference 2019

About the conference

Diagnostics North East was launched in 2018 and is a new initiative to bring together the various research infrastructures, capabilities and resources that map to the development, research and innovation of diagnostic technologies available to both academic and commercial partners into a single cohesive structure.

This will lead to greater efficiencies, more visibility and greater opportunities to improve patient health and wellbeing through a common vision and a common approach. The role of Diagnostics North East is to provide timely and seamless services to support both industry and academia in the diagnostic sector.

The second conference will be held at the International Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, on the 11th April 2019 and will include keynote speakers invited from LifeArc, BIVDA and Leica Biosystems as well as interactive group sessions with key experts. The aim of the conference is to 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. Delegates will leave with all the information they need to partner and exploit the world-class resources available.

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Pre conference workshop - 10 April 2019

Preceding the Diagnostics North East conference, the NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (Newcastle MIC) will host a workshop to give some insights in the key steps and methods for evidence generation for clinical tests and medical devices. At the end of the workshop attendees will have a clearer idea of how to conduct research to aid generation of the evidence required to support adoption within the NHS.  The workshop will be held in the Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Biomedicine West, Centre for Life.  Click here to register 


Newcastle University has a world-class reputation for research excellence and is a member of the Russell Group: the association of leading research-intensive UK universities.  They have one of the largest European Union research portfolios in the UK. The University has research links cross the globe, including strategic partnerships with Monash University in Australia and Groningen University in the Netherlands.

Providing patient-centred healthcare to communities in the North East of England and beyond for over 250 years. NUTH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, offering a wider range of specialist services than any other. Recognised nationally as a centre of healthcare excellence, with patients coming from all over the country, from every walk of life, and with a wide range of illnesses and conditions.

The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) is dedicated to improving healthcare and supporting wealth creation through partnership working and promotion of innovation across the NHS, Academia and Industry.