Health and Life Science Symposium

Sponsored by Midlands Engine Health, the Midlands Health and Life Science Symposium is a virtual event series, culminating in an in person conference. This regional showcase highlighted the Powerhouse of Health and Life Sciences research strength that is the Midlands, as well as the role it can play in supporting the delivery of national innovation policies, achievement through the place agenda and adoption/innovation within the NHS.

Today the Midlands is home to:

  • 2the 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)

What a great day! Catch up with the event here

24th November 2021 - Birmingham (National Conference Centre) 
The event shone a light on the Health and Life Sciences strengths of the Midlands as well as the role they can play in tackling COVID-19, delivery of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy and adoption/innovation within the NHS. The event brought 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.
Our fantastic Keynote Speakers were:
    ■    Sir John Peace - Chairman of the Midlands Engine
    ■    Professor Dame Anne Johnson - President of the Academy of Medical Sciences 
    ■    Professor Andrew Morris - Director of Health Data Research UK
    ■    Dr Louise Wood CBE - Director of Science, Research & Evidence at the DHSC and Co-lead of NIHR
In addition to learning about our exciting Life Sciences expertise and the role that innovation can play in levelling up the economy, almost 200 delegates had an excellent networking opportunity with those in Health and Life Sciences. Delegates heard about:

  • The work the Midlands is doing to tackle health inequalities and to support the levelling-up agenda
  • The nationally leading cutting-edge Health and Life Sciences research being delivered in the Midlands in topics such as Diabetes, Imaging, Advanced Therapies and Biobanks
  • How academic, industry and NHS partners across the region are collaborating, including best practice and opportunities to get involved
  • Investment Opportunities such as the National Rehabilitation Centre and the Birmingham Health Innovation Campus

This event was brought to you by MI Health, event managed by Medilink Midlands.

The press release for the event can be found here.

If you wish to recieve a copy of the slides, please get in touch HERE

Showcase Video

Keynote Presentations (more coming soon!)

 

Photos from the day

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The Virtual Event Series

The virtual series brought together experts from across the Midlands and beyond to highlight what the region has to offer and explored how excellence can be harnessed to address global healthcare challenges for increased wellbeing and productivity.

Previous Events:
15th Jan - The Midlands COVID-19 Response Report Launch Watch Here
25th Feb - Midlands Innovation Immunology Network Launch | COVID-19 Research Showcase Watch Here
26th Feb - Innovation Friday Online | Health Innovation for Leicester Life Sciences Event Details
4th Mar - INTERFACE | Science + Art + Health Event Details
15th - 17th Mar - Beyond COVID-19 | New directions for Public Involvement in Health and Social Care Research in the Midlands Event Details
26th Mar - Midlands Innovation Immunology Network Informal Fridays 
14th April - Midlands Mass Spectrometry Group event series Watch Here
30th April- Midlands Innovation Immunology Network Informal Fridays 
17th May - Research on Mental Health Recovery: Co-Created with Survivors of Modern Slavery Event Details
18th May - Institute of Mental Health Research Day
20th May - Mood Disorders Centre of Excellence Research Meeting Event Details
28th May - Midlands Innovation Immunology Network Informal Fridays 
3rd - 4th June - 14th UK & Ireland Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Society Meeting Event Details
9th June - CANDAL seminar series 2021 Watch Here
9th June - Centre for Dementia Seminar Series Event Details
10th June - Cabin Fever: How does isolation affect our mental health? Event Details
14th July - Neuroscience in forensic mental health: Is it translatable? Event Details
16th Sept - Midlands Innovation Immunology Network (MIIN): COVID-19 Research Showcase 2 Watch Here
22nd Sept - The Midlands Mass Spectrometry Virtual Seminar Series Watch Here
24th Sept - Midlands Innovation Immunology Network Informal Fridays
26th Nov - Midlands Innovation Immunology Network Informal Fridays
8th December - The Midlands Mass Spectrometry Virtual Seminar Series - Watch Here

Series Partners: 

MIDLANDS INNOVATION HEALTH

MIDLANDS HEALTH ALLIANCE