Diagnostics North East Conference 2019

11/04/2019 9:00 am @ Life Science Centre Times Square

Event Details

Diagnostics North East is an initiative that brings together the various research infrastructures, capabilities and resources that map to the development, research and innovation of diagnostic technologies available to both academic and commercial partners into a single cohesive structure that would lead to greater efficiencies, more visibility and greater opportunities to improve patient health and wellbeing through a common vision and a common approach. The role of Diagnostics North East is to provide timely and seamless services to support both industry and academia in the diagnostic sector.

The event will provide opportunities to meet with key experts and to discuss how they can support the development, evaluation and adoption of technologies into healthcare systems. Delegates will leave with all the information they need to partner and exploit the world-class resources available.

To find out more about Diagnostics North East visit the website

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09:00   Registration and Networking
10:00 – 10:10   Welcome and Introduction
  Opening Keynote speakers
10:10 – 10:40   Dr Michael Dalrymple (Executive Director, Diagnostics & Science Foresight, LifeArc)
10:40 – 11:00   Doris-Ann Williams (BIVDA)
11:00 – 11:15   Coffee break
11:15 – 12:30   Workshop Session 1 (2 x 30 minute sessions per workshop)

  • Diagnostic laboratory medicine and pathology (Molecular Pathology Node)
  • Newcastle Tissue (Biobanks/CEPA)
  • Evaluating Technologies (MIC/EAC)
12:30 – 12:50   NIHR Newcastle MIC Industry Showcase – Roche RSV study (Malcolm Brodlie)
12:50 – 13:00   Announcement of the upcoming launch of Therapeutics North East (Neil Watson)
13:00 – 14:00   Lunch and Networking
14:00 – 15:15   Workshop Session 2 (2 x 30 minute sessions per workshop)

  • AHSN North East and North Cumbria (Innovation Exchange and adoption)
  • CRN North East and North Cumbria and MedConnect North
  • Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
15:15 – 15:30   Amar Rangan (James Cook University Hospital)
15:30 – 15:45

  Supporting Innovation and Adoption of Diagnostics

  Russell Watkins or Seamus O’Neill, AHSN NENC

  Closing Keynote speaker
15:45 – 16:15   Vicky McFarlane Reid (Head of Research and Development, Leica Biosystems)
16:15 – 16:30   Final Q&A and close of conference


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On 10 April The NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (Newcastle MIC) will host a workshop to give some insights in the key steps and methods for evidence generation for clinical tests and medical devices. At the end of the workshop attendees will have a clearer idea of how to conduct research to aid generation of the evidence required to support adoption within the NHS.  The workshop will be held in Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Biomedicine West, Centre for Life.  Click here to book.