The Midlands Life Science Symposium

image001Sponsored by Midlands Engine Health, the Midlands Life Science Symposium is a virtual event series, culminating in an in person conference (proposed for Autumn 2021). The event will shine a light on the Life Sciences strengths of the Midlands as well as the role it can play in tackling COVID-19, delivery of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy and adoption/innovation within the NHS. It will bring together stakeholders from across the Midlands region with interests in health and life sciences research, local industrial strategies, medical technologies, innovation and who work in academia, business, clinical settings and in regional and local government.

Today the Midlands is home to:
     ■    the highest number of Medical Technologies companies of any region in the UK (pumping £1.6bn into the UK economy pa)
     ■    14% of all UK Life Sciences employment (30,565 jobs)
     ■    2 of the 3 largest UK NHS Trusts
     ■    the 2nd largest Clinical Trials cluster in Europe
     ■    7 leading Medical Schools (producing over 20% of the UK’s medical students)
     ■    a stable, ethnically diverse population of over 10 million citizens (making it the ideal test bed for global health and multimorbidity interventions)

This event series will bring together academic, business and clinical experts alongside civic and regional leaders from the Midlands and beyond to highlight what the region has to offer and to explore how excellence can be harnessed to address global healthcare challenges for increased wellbeing and productivity.

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Upcoming Events:

February 2021:
25th Feb - Midlands Innovation Immunology Network Launch | COVID-19 Research Showcase 
26th Feb - Innovation Friday Online | Health Innovation for Leicester Life Sciences

March 2021:
4th March - INTERFACE | Science + Art + Health
15th - 17th March - Beyond COVID-19 | New directions for Public Involvement in Health and Social Care Research in the Midlands

April 2021:
14th April - Midlands Mass Spectrometry Group event series (details to follow)

June 2021:
3rd - 4th June - 14th UK & Ireland Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Society Meeting


To follow this event series go to #MidlandsHealth on Twitter.

If you have any questions or wish to add an event to the Midlands Life Science virtual series, please contact Alex Archibald


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Previous Events:

15th Jan - The Midlands COVID-19 Response Report Launch