Start Date: 21/05/2015

End Date: 21/05/2015

Cost: Free

Venue: Central London


Westminster Health Forum

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Next steps for healthcare research: funding, innovation, and informing public policy
Thursday, 21st May 2015
Central London
This event is CPD certified


Guest of Honour: Dr Declan Mulkeen, Chief Science Officer, Medical Research Council

Delegates at this conference will discuss key issues surrounding the funding and commissioning of research in health and healthcare, as well as ways in which academic research and developments in health technology can inform the development of policy.

Attendees will also consider the impact of the Medical Innovation Bill on the uptake of new treatments, opportunities for further collaboration between sectors - with the development of Medical Research Council's 'virtual library' of deprioritised pharmaceutical compounds, progress of Academic Health and Science Networks, and latest developments in key areas of research, including stratified and regenerative medicines.

We are delighted to be able to include at this seminar keynote addresses from Dr Declan Mulkeen, Chief Science Officer, Medical Research Council; Professor Mark Caulfield, Chief Scientist, Genomics England and Co-Director, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London; Alasdair Gaw, Lead Specialist, Stratified Medicine, Innovate UK; Dr Eric Karran, Director of Research, Alzheimer’s Research UK; Professor Graham Lord, Director, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust; Dr Chris Streather, Managing Director, Health Innovation Network South London; Dr John Williams, Head of Science Strategy, Performance and Impact Science, Wellcome Trust and a senior speaker confirmed from Health and Social Care Information Centre.

Lord Turnberg, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Research and Lord Patel, Member, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Research have kindly agreed to chair this seminar.