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
  • Introduction
  • Research and Innovation at ConvaTec in Wales
  • The metabolic cost of walking in stroke and diabetes: what is it? and why is it important?
  • How we hacked transition – the impact of integrated services for young adults with type 1 diabetes

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
  • The Obstetric Bleeding Strategy for Wales: Making Best Practice Routine
  • BHF Supporting Innovation through Cascade Testing for Inherited Cardiac Conditions
  • Quay to Wellbeing (Q2W) Co-operative: Co-producing a Psychological Trauma Informed, Wellbeing Hub
  • Innovation culture- top down or bottom up?
  • Community Care Collaborative – Daring to be Different – new models of primary care
  • The practicalities of commercialising IP from universities and other public bodies

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
  • 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
  • Genetic Mutation BRCA2: Reducing my risk
  • Safety 3 - What social networks taught us about use of technology to make hospitals safer
  • Serum biomarkers in the early diagnosis of well differentiated thyroid cancer

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.
  • Innovation Showcase
    Chair
  • 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.

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
  • 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.