08:00 AM

09:00 AM

Exhibition Room

Registration, exhibition and networking

09:00 AM

10:00 AM

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Room GH043

Plenary Session

Welcome and introduction

Welcome & Introduction
Gwyn Tudor, MediWales, CEO

Official Welcome from Swansea University
Paul Boyle, Swansea University, Vice Chancellor

Delivering value through partnership
Hamish Laing, Swansea University, Professor of Enhanced Innovation, Engagement and Outcomes

Transforming health and care services in Wales through innovation
Professor Sir Mansel Aylward, Life Sciences Hub Wales, Chair

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

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Morning Parallel Session 1: Room GH001

Heart & Stroke

Supported by the British Heart Foundation

Chair

Joanne Oliver, British Heart Foundation, Health Service Engagement Lead for Wales

Wales Atlas of Variation: How can data support improving cardiovascular care with Wales
Jonathan Goodfellow, Wales Cardiac Network, National Clinical Lead

Innovative approaches to community Blood Pressure programmes: The learning from BHF funded programmes
Rhiannon Edwards, British Heart Foundation , CVD Clinical Development Coordinator

May Measurement Month Campaign
Barry McDonnell, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Reader in Cardiovascular Physiology

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

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Morning Parallel Session 2: Room GH043

Industry Collaborations

Showcasing collaborative projects between health boards, trusts and industry partners

Chair

Keir Lewis, Swansea University, Respiratory Innovation Wales, Professor and R&D Director

Huntleigh Collaboration
Greg Baily, Huntleigh Healthcare, Technical Director

Welsh Ambulance & Mangar Health
Robin Petterson, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust, Frequent Caller Lead

Aneurin Bevan & Dr Doctor
Gareth Roberts, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Assistant Medical Director and Consultant Nephrologist

Rinesh Amin, DrDoctor, Co-founder

Roche Collaboration
Claire Smith, Roche, Account Manager

Alex Makanga, Besti Cadwaladr Health Board, Senior biomedical scientist

Peter Ella-Tongwiis, North Wales Urological Research Centre, Post graduate research scientist

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

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Morning Parallel session 3: Room GH037

Advanced Therapies

Advanced Therapies Programme is now entering its delivery and implementation phase. The first few therapies are now approved and NHS Wales is looking to maximise the availability of and benefit from the advent of these new treatments.

Chair

Mark Briggs, Welsh Blood Service, Head of Cell and Gene Therapy

Our plans for the adoption of advanced therapies in Wales
Mark Briggs, Welsh Blood Service, Head of Cell and Gene Therapy

Setting up a CAR-T service: the highs and lows
Wendy Ingram, Cardiff and Vale UHB, Clinical Lead for Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria

Cartilage Treatment Therapies in Wales
Amit Chandratreya, Prince of Wales Hospital, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Panel Member
John Chester, Cardiff University & Velindre Cancer Centre, Clinical Professor and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology

Panel Member
Paul Stroemer, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, ATTC Network Programme Manager Midlands / Wales

11:00 AM

11:30 AM

Exhibition Room

Break and exhibition

11:30 AM

12:25 PM

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Workshop Session 1a: Room GH001

Digital Health – Showcase

Showcasing digital health technologies and breakthroughs

Navify® Clinical Decision Support
Anne Dreyer, Roche Diagnostics, Digital Business Manager

Concentric Health, supporting better, shared, surgical decisions
Dafydd Loughran, Concentric Health, CEO

Don't compete, collaborate
Victoria Norman, Signum Health , CEO and Founder

SHREWD - Intelligent Information and Effective Response in Unscheduled Care
George Boyd, Transforming Systems, Head of Sales

Health Call: A regional approach to digital health
Jamie Innes, Inhealthcare , Product Director

11:30 AM

12:25 PM

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Workshop Session 1b: Room GH029

Innovation – Showcase

A display of innovative technologies and ideas

How developing parenting skills positively impacts on the wellbeing of children and parents
Grainne Brady, Grainne Brady Parenting,

Steven Chance, Oxford Brain Diagnostics, Chief Executive Officer

Digital Transformation of the Staff Bank
Jing Ouyang, Patchwork, COO/Co-Founder

Enhance Clinical System Data Capture By Empowering Patients
Sabarna Mukhopadhyay, Syml Connect, CEO and Founder

Smartphone enabled digital albumin screening
Anthony Meyerstone, Healthy.io, UK Commercial Director

Digital Behaviour Change: The OurPath Programme
Andrew Latimer, Roche Diabetes Care, Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach

Digital Behaviour Change: The OurPath Programme
Natasha Gilbody, Roche Diabetes Care, Nutritionist and Lifestyle Coach

11:30 AM

12:25 PM

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Workshop Session 1c: Room GH037

Innovate UK Workshop

The healthy ageing challenge asks industry and researchers to develop products and services to help people remain independent, productive, active and socially connected for longer.

Cynthia Bullock, Innovate UK, Senior Innovation Lead – Enabling Programmes

11:30 AM

12:25 PM

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Workshop Session 1d: Room GH011

Swansea MPharm – a collaborative new degree for the changing face of pharmacy.

Swansea University Medical School is launching its first Pharmacy degree in a century. With the recent news that Welsh Government is almost doubling pharmacy training places in Wales with a £5million boost - this new MPharm programme at Swansea is perfectly timed to meet the growing role pharmacists play in both secondary and community care across the NHS. The workshop is a chance to hear about plans for the multi-disciplinary, innovative new degree programme aimed at training the pharmacists of the future and for those who attend to have an input into the development of the curriculum.

Andrew Morris, Swansea University Medical School, Head of Pharmacy

11:30 AM

12:25 PM

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Workshop Session 1e: Room GH014

Fighting Anti-Microbial Resistance with Breath Analysis

In the fight against anti-microbial resistance (AMR), innovative Welsh company IMSPEX Diagnostics demonstrate their non-invasive point-of-care breath test. Designed to distinguish bacterial and viral respiratory infection, they aim to change the future with improved antibiotic stewardship. The workshop will involve a live demo of the Breathspec® and a Q&A session with a panel of experts in the field of AMR. We look forward to seeing you there.

Emma Brodrick, Imspex, Systems Application Manager

Santi Dominguez, Imspex, Santi Dominguez

James Covington, School of Engineering, University of Warwick, Professor in Electronic Engineering

Paul Thomas, Centre for Analytical Science, Chemistry Loughborough University, Chair Analytical Science

Annette Thomas, POCT Department, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Consultant Clinical Scientist

Keir Lewis, Swansea University, Respiratory Innovation Wales, Professor and R&D Director

12:35 PM

01:30 PM

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Workshop Session 2a: Room GH001

Digital Health – How to work with the Welsh NHS

A workshop designed to help companies navigate the route to market and adoption for digital health products and solutions.

Chair

Ifan Evans, Welsh Government, Director - Technology, Digital & Transformation

NHS Wales Informatics Service
Joanna Dundon, NWIS, National Clinical Informatics Lead - Public and Service Lead for NHS Wales e-Library for Health

Anne Marie Cunningham, NWIS & Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, GP and Primary Care Clinical Director

12:35 PM

01:30 PM

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Workshop Session 2b: Room GH029

Innovation – Adoption: How to work with the Welsh NHS

A workshop designed to help companies navigate the route to market and adoption for products and solutions. Supported by the Life Sciences Hub Wales.

Chair

Robyn Davies, Cardiff and Vale UHB, Head of Innovation

Dee Puckett, Life Sciences Hub Wales, Head of Health and Care Engagement

Adele Cahill, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Assistant Director Value Based Health Care and National Lead Value Based Procurement

Tom Powell, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, Innovation and QI Manager

Developing an innovative programme in house, with partners: ABCi’s Mathematical Modelling and Analytics Academy
David Thomas, ABCi, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Headquarters, Assistant Director

12:35 PM

01:30 PM

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Workshop Session 2c: Room GH018

Translational Cancer Research

Hear stories from cancer researchers and the work they are doing to improve treatment and care for patients in Wales.

Translating telomeres - prognostic and predictive markers for cancer patients
Duncan Baird, Cardiff University, Professor of Cancer and Genetics

Alan Parker, Cardiff University - School of Medicine, Reader in Translational Virotherapies

The MRC STAMPEDE clinical trial; how we changed the treatment of advanced prostate cancer worldwide
Malcolm Mason, Cardiff University, Professor of Cancer Studies

12:35 PM

01:30 PM

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Workshop Session 2d: Room GH011

Diabetes Research in Wales

The Diabetes Research Unit, Cymru (DRU Cymru) is active in areas of basic, clinical, epidemiological, social care and health services research across Wales. The workshop will showcase the recent studies on glucose monitors and self-monitoring of blood glucose, and explain how a new programme aimed at Health Care Professionals with a special interest in Diabetes, is providing fundamental and advanced knowledge to meet the heath and care needs of people with diabetes.

Sarah Prior, Swansea University, Senior Lecturer for Diabetes Research Group

Steve Luzio, Diabetes Research Unit Cymru, Operational Manager

01:30 PM

02:30 PM

Exhibition Room

Lunch and networking

02:30 PM

03:30 PM

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Room GH043

Plenary Session

Afternoon key note speakers

A Healthier Wales – one year on
Andrew Goodall, NHS Wales, Director General of Health and Social Services and Chief Executive

Use and Usability- The Challenge to the Med Tech Industry
Tom Clutton-Brock, University of Birmingham, Clinical Director, NIHR Trauma Management MedTech Cooperative

Adele Cahill, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Assistant Director Value Based Health Care and National Lead Value Based Procurement

The Emotional Impact of Cancer
Wayne John, Patient Representative

My Prostate Cancer Experience
Paul Fisk, Patient Representative

03:30 PM

04:30 PM

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Afternoon Parallel Session 1: Room GH029

Transformation of Care

NHS Innovation for Change

Chair

Lisa Trigg, Social Care Wales, Assistant Director of Research, Data and Intelligence

Anna Sussex, WEDFAN, Public Health Wales National Programme Manager for Frequent Attenders, Unscheduled Care and clinical lead

Real Time Data and System Visibility
Stephen Parnell, Cardiff & Vale Health Board, Assistant Director Organisational Systems Change

Improving the Hydration of Vulnerable Patients
Rebecca Thomas, Cwm Taf UHB, Senior Nurse Professional Standards and Quality Improvement

Alison Powell, Workflow - Practice Unbound, Wales Development Lead

Helen Lane, Cwm Taf UHB, Consultant Physician Diabetes & Endocrinology/ GIM, Lead for Innovation and Multi-disciplinary Quality Improvement Teams

03:30 PM

04:30 PM

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Afternoon Parallel Session 2: Room GH043

Precision Medicine

Integrated Diagnostics: Precision Medicine to Community Diagnostics. Moderninsing and transforming diagnostic services. This session will discuss how the ‘Precision Medicine’ strategy aims to align activities in integrated diagnostics and advanced therapies within Wales.

Chair

Rob Orford, Welsh Government, Chief Scientific Adviser for Health

The role of POCT in Community Diagnostics
Annette Thomas, POCT Department, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Consultant Clinical Scientist

Community Diagnostics in Practice
Matt Gibson, Siemens Healthineers, Head Of Sales

Steve Conlan, Swansea University, Head of Enterprise and Innovation

Genomics for Precision Medicine: Our diagnostic journey in Wales
Sian Morgan, All Wales Medical Genomics Service (AWMGS), Head of the All Wales Genetics Laboratory (AWGL)

Ian Weeks, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Dean of Clinical Innovation for the School of Medicine and College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

Penny Wilson, Innovate UK, Senior Specialist, AMR, Vaccines & Global Health

Christine Morrell, Swansea Bay UHB, Director of Therapies and Health Science

Clive Morgan, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Assistant Director of Therapies

03:30 PM

04:30 PM

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Afternoon Parallel Session 3: Room GH001

Improving Cancer Care

Hear stories from five cancer researchers and the work they are doing to improve treatment and care for patients in Wales.

Chair

Malcolm Mason, Cardiff University, Professor of Cancer Studies

Dr Pasquale Innominato, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board - Cancer Services, Oncologist

Working together for a better Wales
Kay Wilson, Velindre Cancer Centre, Early Phase Team Lead, Clinical Trials Unit

Jessie Powell, University Hospital of Wales Cardiff, Senior Nurse Manager (CRF)

Deya Gonzalez, Swansea University Medical School, Professor of Molecular Medicine

04:30 PM

04:30 PM

Close & Drinks Reception

Tenovus Choir will be performing during the drinks reception at the close of the event