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Symposium Celebrates Health and Life Science Expertise in Midlands

The Midlands Health and Life Science Symposium is the first event of its kind, celebrating research strength and clinical expertise within the region.

Researchers, clinicians and industry are invited to the free event on 24 November at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham which will showcase keynote speakers representing national health bodies and regional specialist health expertise.

Delivered by MI Health, in partnership with the Midlands Engine and delivered by Medilink Midlands, the event will bring together academic, business and clinical experts, alongside civic and regional leaders from the Midlands and beyond to explore how excellence can be harnessed to address global healthcare challenges for increased wellbeing and productivity.

Having delivered 99 COVID-19 research programmes in 2020 alone, which shaped how the UK reacted and continues to recover from the pandemic, MI Health partners are now focussed on collaborating with key stakeholders to support the levelling-up agenda and tackling health inequalities.

Professor Pauline Walsh, Convenor for MI Health and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health & Wellbeing) and Executive Dean for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Keele University said: “Collaborations with academia, industry and the NHS continue to play a vital role in delivering national innovation policies and the levelling-up agenda.

“This in-person event will highlight what the region has to offer and explore our excellence can be harnessed to position the UK at the forefront of the international Health and Life Science sector.

“On behalf of MI Health, I look forward to celebrating our successes, learning about the strengths of other industry partners and networking face-to-face at the symposium.” 

Keynote speakers include:

  • 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

Special guests will take part in a panel discussion about the place agenda and there will be several workshop sessions around diagnostics, health inequalities, inward investment, immunology and flow cytometry, medical technologies, patient and public involvement and engagement and regulatory science.

Register for the free event here