Agenda

28th November 2019, Manchester

*Programme subject to change

SESSION 1 – BARRIERS TO ADOPTION

08:45 – Delegate Registration, Refreshments, Networking and Exhibition co-hosted with ‘Antibiotic Stewardship in Animal Health & Food Supply Chains’ attendees
Speaker: Doris-Ann Williams MBE, Chief Executive, BIVDA – Confirmed
Speaker: Dr Sam Roberts, Director of Innovation and Life Sciences, NHS England – Invited
Speaker: Angela Douglas, CBE, Deputy Chief Scientific Officer – Confirmed
Speaker: Dr Marion Lyons, Health Director, Public Health Wales – Invited
Speaker: Sarah Byron, Technical Advisor, Diagnostics Assessment Programme, NICE – Confirmed
Speaker: Industry Session

Chair: Scott Buckler, Conference Director

Panelist: Professor Till Bachmann, Deputy Head of the Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine, The University of Edinburgh – Invited

Panelist: TBC

Panelist: TBC

SESSION 2 – EVALUATING DATA, ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY

The NIHR Community Healthcare MedTech and IVD Co-operative (CH-MIC) supports the generation of robust evidence for the performance of diagnostics in community settings. The CH-MIC also engages with developers at an early (pre-CE marking) stage to help ensure that new technologies are fit for purpose in the community.

During this short workshop, Professor Gail Hayward, Deputy Director of the CH-MIC, will provide a short overview of the evidence cycle for the comprehensive evaluation of diagnostic tests. Attendees will then divide into groups with MIC facilitators to discuss the further evaluation (ie what is needed, and how should it best be achieved) of case studies of diagnostic tests at different stages of development. On conclusion, groups will reconvene to discuss general learnings and will have the opportunity to register their interest with CH-MIC staff for offline discussions around their own diagnostic evidence generation needs.

Speaker: Professor Gail Hayward, Deputy Director of the CH-MIC – Confirmed

Speaker: TBC

SESSION 3 – DIAGNOSTICS IN ACTION

Speaker: Ms Emma Kelly, Community Pharmacist, Northern Pharmacies Ltd – Confirmed
Speaker: Emma Reader, Clinical Scientist, The Specialist Virology Centre, The Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Invited
Speaker: Cheryl Way, National Pharmacy and Medicines Management Lead, NHS Wales Informatics Service – Confirmed
Speaker: Christine Cruise, Head of Infection Control, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust – Confirmed
Speaker: Dr Anita Sharma, Clinical Lead, Oldham GP Federation – Confirmed
Speaker: TBC
Speaker: TBC