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Whitechapel Life Sciences – A Major Health Event

15.06.2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm


Queen Mary Innovation Centre
42 New Road, London, E1 2AX United Kingdom
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Improving health & growing companies

Come and hear about the vision for the Whitechapel Life Sciences Cluster and the excellent health research at QMUL and Barts. This event is commissioned by London Borough of Tower Hamlets and delivered in partnership with Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London.


09:00 – 09:30  Registration & Refreshments

09:30 – 09:45  Introduction to Tower Hamlets & Whitechapel Life Sciences Campus

Cllr Joshua Peck, Cabinet Member for Work & Economic Growth, London Borough of Tower Hamlets

09:45 – 10:00  Introduction to Barts: Research/Clinical Strengths & Life Sciences Campus

Alwen Williams, Chief Executive, Barts Health NHS Trust

Prof Rakesh Uppal, Director of Life Sciences, Barts Health NHS Trust

10:00 – 10:30  Theme 1: Public Health in Tower Hamlets

Dr Somen Banerjee, Director of Public Health, London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Virginia Patania, Transformation Partner, Jubilee Street Practice & CCG Lead for Primary, Urgent & Emergency Care, NHS Tower Hamlets CCG

10:30 – 11:00  Theme 2: Trauma – Overview & case study highlighting research/industry links

Prof Karim Brohi, Head of the LondonTIER, Prof of Trauma Sciences, Blizard Institute, Barts & the London School of Medicine & Dentistry & Consultant Trauma & Vascular Surgeon, Barts NHS Health Trust

11:00 – 11:30  Theme 3: Population Health, Diabetes/Obesity – Overview & case study highlighting research/industry links

Prof Magdi Yaqoob, Prof of Nephrology, Centre for Translational Medicine, Therapeutics, William Harvey Research Institute & Academic Director, Renal Medicine & Transplantation, Barts Health NHS Trust

11:30 – 11:50  Refreshment Break

11:50 – 12:05  Life Science SME Case Study: Mediwise

Dr Themos Kallos, Chief Science Officer, Mediwise

12:05 – 12:30  What’s next? – New funding and support to facilitate ABC-P

Dr David Parry, CEO, SEHTA

12:30 – 12:45  Case Study: Enteric – An NIHR funded Healthcare Technology Co-operative: from concept to reality?

Prof Charles Knowles, Prof of Surgery & Hon Cons. Colorectal Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust & Director, NIHR Enteric HTC

George Sampson, Programme Advisor, NIHR Enteric HTC

12:45 – 13:00  Closing Remarks

Prof Simon Gaskell, Principal, Queen Mary University

13:00 – 14:30  Networking Lunch and 1:1 meetings with Dr Themos Kallos, Mediwise, Prof Charles Knowles, Enteric HTC and other clinicians/academics (TBC).  To book your 15 min 1:1 meeting, please contact with the name of the speaker(s)

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