Draft Programme

MediWales Connects North Wales & The Welsh Health Gadget Hack


Day One - 17th October North Wales Connects

09:30 - 12:30

Pre-conference set up
North Wales Connects

Over the next two days, visit the Tenovus Cancer Mobile Support Unit in the car park!

Day One - 17th October Gadget Hack

09:30 - 12:30

Morning Session
Bevan Commission Welsh Health Gadget Hack

Registration, welcome and introductions, NHS pitches, Company showcases

  • NHS staff will describe their challenge and call on other to work with them
  • Networking/Questions
  • Industry/Academia/Businesses/Technology Enthusiasts pitch, talking about what they do, and why they’re interested in collaboration
  • Matchmaking
    Now that everyone taking part has spoken we can get down to the serious business of getting together, starting collaborations, and solving challenges

12:30 - 13:30

North Wales Connects registration, exhibition & lunch

13:30 - 15:00

Presentations
North Wales Connects

  • Chair
    Marie Lewis
    Assistant Director for Innovation and Improvement Powys Teaching Health Board
  • Gwyn Tudor
    CEO MediWales
  • Introduction
    Mark Polin
    Chairman Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
  • Speakers
    Roche & Betsi Cadwaladr UHB
  • Research and Innovation at ConvaTec in Wales
    Phil Bowler
    Vice President, Science & Technology, R&D ConvaTec
  • The metabolic cost of walking in stroke and diabetes: what is it? and why is it important?
    Neil Reeves
    Professor of Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Chief Investigator for Stroke In Young Adults Project Manchester Metropolitan University
  • How we hacked transition – the impact of integrated services for young adults with type 1 diabetes
    Rose Stewart
    Senior Clinical Psychologist Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

13:30 - 15:00

Discussion, Q&A, Networking
Bevan Commission Welsh Health Gadget Hack

Working on challenges / Collaboration / Forming Teams

15:00 - 15:30

Break and exhibition

15:30 - 17:00

Presentations
North Wales Connects

  • Chair
    Dr Lynne Grundy
    Interim Director Research and Development Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
  • The Obstetric Bleeding Strategy for Wales: Making Best Practice Routine
    Dr Kevin Kelly
    Welsh Clinical Leadership Fellow Alumni Obs Cymru
  • BHF Supporting Innovation through Cascade Testing for Inherited Cardiac Conditions
    Rhiannon Edwards
    CVD Clinical Development Coordinator British Heart Foundation
  • Quay to Wellbeing (Q2W) Co-operative: Co-producing a Psychological Trauma Informed, Wellbeing Hub
    Tony Downes
    General Medical Practitioner Connah’s Quay
  • Innovation culture- top down or bottom up?
    Marie Lewis
    Assistant Director for Innovation and Improvement Powys Teaching Health Board
  • Community Care Collaborative – Daring to be Different – new models of primary care
    Dr Karen Sankey
    Clinical Director of Community Care Collaborative Capacity: The Public Services Lab
  • Alison Hill
    Development Manager Capacity: The Public Services Lab
  • The practicalities of commercialising IP from universities and other public bodies
    Gareth Mayhead
    Commercialisation and Consultancy Manager Bangor University

15:30 - 17:00

Developing Projects
Bevan Commission Welsh Health Gadget Hack

Working on challenges / Collaboration / Forming Teams

17:00 - 19:00

Drinks Reception

In harmony with the Wrexham Tenovus Cancer Care choir

Day Two - 18th October

09:00 - 09:30

Registration, exhibition and networking

09:30 - 11:00

Welcome and presentations
North Wales Connects

  • Chair
    Gwyn Tudor
    CEO MediWales
  • Dr Andrew Goodall
    Director General of Health and Social Services and Chief Executive NHS Wales
  • How Powys is utilising technology and innovation to address rural and community healthcare needs
    Carol Shillabeer
    Chief Executive Powys Teaching Health Board
  • Adrian Thomas
    Executive Director of Therapies & Health Sciences Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
  • Genetic Mutation BRCA2: Reducing my risk
    Emma Noon
    Patient Representative Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
  • Bernie Cahill
    Assistant Practitioner In Cardiology Affinity Care Group
  • Safety 3 - What social networks taught us about use of technology to make hospitals safer
    Dr Chris Subbe
    Consultant Physician Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
  • Serum biomarkers in the early diagnosis of well differentiated thyroid cancer
    Professor Arvind Arya
    Consultant ENT/Head & Neck/Thyroid Surgeon Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

09:30 - 11:00

Project Development
Bevan Commission Welsh Health Gadget Hack

Working on challenges and developing a presentation

11:00 - 11:30

Break and exhibition

11:30 - 12:30

Workshops
North Wales Connects

  • Innovate UK Funding Workshop
    This workshop will give an overview of current funding opportunities and support and guidance for applicants.
    Ian McKay
    Innovation Lead – Advanced Therapies Innovate UK
  • Innovation Showcase
    Chair
    Ifan Evans
    Deputy Director, Healthcare Innovation Welsh Government
  • Julie Evason
    Managing Director Health Diagnostics John Hodges
    Account Director Sales UKCloud James Dwyer
    Chairman Pineshield Glenn Hapgood
    Head of Product Rescape Innovation Ltd Siân Canty
    Operations Manager Aparito
  • Atrial Fibrillation: Collaborate to Accelerate on an All Wales Approach to Effective Care
    In this interactive workshop, British Heart Foundation will present and discuss opportunities for promoting an All Wales collaborative approach to effective prevention, detection and treatment of Atrial Fibrillation.
    Speaker
    British Heart Foundation

11:30 - 12:30

Project Development
Bevan Commission Welsh Health Gadget Hack

Working on challenges and developing a presentation

12:30 - 13:30

Workshops
North Wales Connects

  • NHS Showcase
    Chair
    Abi Phillips
    Head of Healthcare Technology Welsh Government
  • Professor Keir Lewis
    Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Swansea University and R&D Director Hywel Dda University Health Board Jenna Tugwell-Allsup
    Research Radiographer Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Ian Russell
    Emeritus Professor of Clinical Trials Swansea University Medical School Duncan Robertson
    Regional Clinical Lead – Consultant Paramedic Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust
  • The burden of infant feeding complications in Wales: saving time, money and improving outcomes
    A workshop teaser to help with quicker diagnosis and effective management of common infant feeding problems.
  • Inspiring healthcare innovation
    Life Sciences Hub Wales invites companies and innovators from across Wales – and the NHS – to drive effective solutions for health and care services in Wales. During this session, find out more about: The Accelerate programme – which is aiming to speed up the translation of ideas into new technology products and services for the health and care sector. Digital Health Ecosystem Wales – a network connecting developers and companies with innovative digital health solutions with NHS Wales. Led by Mel Crisp, Commercial Director and Helen Northmore from Life Sciences Hub Wales.

12:30 - 13:30

Project Development
Bevan Commission Welsh Health Gadget Hack

Working on challenges and developing a presentation

13:30 - 14:30

Lunch and exhibition

14:30 - 16:00

Project pitches to Dragon's Den panel and combined session with conference

The best projects are selected for funding and support to develop their ideas

16:00 - 16:00

Event Close

Please be aware that speakers and timings may change prior to the event.