Start Date: 17/06/2014

End Date: 17/06/2014

Cost: 210+ VAT

Venue: TBA

Organiser:

Westminster Business Forum

Contact Details:

Guests of Honour: Mark Samuels, Managing Director, NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure and Dr Mark Treherne, Chief Executive, Life Science Investment Organisation, UK Trade & Investment

This seminar will bring together policymakers with key industry stakeholders to discuss what more can be done to support innovation, skills and growth across UK health life sciences.

It is scheduled to assess latest measures being undertaken by Government as part of its ongoing Strategy for UK Life Sciences, and will bring out latest thinking on the next steps for effective industrial strategy in this sector. Alongside key policymakers, sessions will bring together representatives from pharmaceuticals, bio and medical technology industries, as well as universities, NHS partnerships, investors and commentators. Delegates will have particular opportunity to consider the next steps for developing an effective life sciences ecosystem, what more can be done to attract talent to the sector, and latest initiatives being undertaken to tackle barriers to investment and innovation.

Mark Samuels, Managing Director, NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure and Dr Mark Treherne, Chief Executive, Life Science Investment Organisation, UK Trade & Investment have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.

Julian Dixon, Chief Operating Officer, UCLPartners; Richard King, Clinical Lead for Innovation, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust; Professor Tim Hubbard, Head of Bioinformatics, Genomics England; Chris Stirling, Global Head of Life Sciences, KPMG and a speaker confirmed from Cogent Sector Skills Council have also agreed to speak at this seminar.

David Rutley MP has kindly agreed to chair part of this seminar. Additional senior participants are being approached.

Link: http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/forums/event.php?eid=741

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