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Technology in Medicine

  • Date: Wednesday 13th June 2018 from 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm (Registration from 1.30 pm)
  • Venue: Manchester Dental Education Centre (MANDEC), Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester, M15 6FH
  • Members from £0.00
  • Non Members £25
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MANDEC Directions 

Technology is ubiquitous and pervades all aspects of medicine from education to scholarship, patient care to patient records and beyond. Whilst being critical to all aspects of medical care technology is often seen as ineffective, unresponsive and often a barrier to good patient care. This symposium will seek to highlight exemplars of innovative practice within clinical care, education and industry.

The seminar will be interactive and conclude with a panel of speakers and Q&A

Selected highlights include:

  • The use of technology to enhance clinical education through the innovative use of educational technologies, social media and crowdsourcing of information to provide free open access to high quality educational resources
  • A look at the current state of electronic patient record data and patient management systems within a large Northwest NHS Foundation Trust
  • Exemplars of innovation using technology to enhance patient care from an industry leading global technology company
  • Whether Cryptocurrencies offer an insight into the future of medical records within healthcare
  • Innovations in healthcare devices and technology. Insights from Academia.

1.30 pm
Registration and Coffee

Chair: Dr Colin Lumsden, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician, University of Manchester MBChB Programme and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS FT

2.00 pm       
Theme: Novel use of technology, social media and crowdsourcing to enhance postgraduate education and engagement

Dr Tessa Davis, Locum Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Royal London Hospital

2.20 pm       
Theme: Insight into NHS systems, infrastructure and innovations

Dr Nick Wood, Consultant Gynaecologist and Chief Clinical Information Officer, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS FT

2.40 pm        
Blockchain technology
and Health records.  A look a the future
Dr Robert Learney, Lead Technologist – Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology Digital Catapult, Imperial College London

Dr Learney will be introducing the audience to the concept of Distributed Ledger Technologies, including blockchain and other mechanisms for bringing groups of computers to consensus on the content and sequence of records without a central controller.  He will introduce examples from the real world to show where these technologies are promising to change the way companies interact with each other, as well

3.00 pm
Coffee/Tea

3.30 pm       
Improving paediatric care with mobility: Insights on technology in health from a Global Technology giant
Mobility Partner Executive, Healthcare EMEIA

Learning objectives:

1. Understand what top children’s hospitals are doing to improve care using mobile devices
2. Understand three ways in which paediatric care can be improved using mobility (patient education, distraction therapy,
service ordering)
3. Understand major benefits for clinical teams from mobility

4.00 pm
Theme: Allergy Assist: Using technology to assist patient care using AI
Dr Anthony Rowbottom, Consultant Clinical Scientist, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS FT

4.20 pm
Speaker to be confirmed

4.40 pm
Panel Q&A

5.00 pm
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