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Whitechapel Life Sciences - A Major Health Event

15 June 2017

Time: 9:30am - 2:30pm
Venue: Clark Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Whitechapel Campus

In partnership with SEHTA, Barts Health NHS Trust and Tower Hamlets Council, Whitechapel Life Sciences will highlight the ongoing and pertinent research led by QMUL and BHT focused on local population health, and shared vision of our Life Sciences cluster.

Register your interest today

Please note: SEHTA regret that tickets for this event are limited and as such they may not be able to accept all registrations. You will receive an email notification by Friday 2nd June confirming your place.
Please note registrations are limited to 2 delegates per company.


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 & Primary Care 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 (QMUL) & Consultant Trauma & Vascular Surgeon, Barts NHS Health Trust

11:00 – 11:30 Theme 3: Population Health, Diabetes / Obesity – Overview - Are the current strategies to deal with socioeconomic aspects of chronic diseases, specifically population health and diabetes, working?
Prof Magdi Yaqoob, Prof of Nephrology, Centre for Translational Medicine, Therapeutics, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts & the London School of Medicine & Dentistry (QMUL) & 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 (based in Queen Mary Bio Enterprises (QMB) Innovation Centre)

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, Clinical Professor of Surgical Research, Blizard Institute, Barts & the London School of Medicine & Dentistry (QMUL), 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 of London

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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