8th November 2018, The Strand Palace, London




The 2018 Diagnostics Summit will bring together diagnostic developers in academia and industry as well as end-users in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector to gain a comprehensive picture of diagnostics in prenatal, oncology, infectious disease, point-of-care, and liquid biopsy. This important Summit invites delegates to learn what novel technologies, platforms and applications are emerging that will impact future healthcare delivery and pharmaceutical research. Bringing together European leading experts via presentations, workshops and case studies the Summit is a must attend event!


We will explore:

  • Current diagnostic testing in GP surgeries and Pharmacies
  • How Diagnostics can be funded and funding barriers 
  • Research on rapid testing
  • Advances in Prenatal Molecular Diagnostics
  • Diagnostic Regulations
  • Point of care testing
  • Advanced Diagnostics for infectious diseases
  • Adapting and evaluating Innovation
  • Education on testing and accuracy
  • Patient and Clinical pathways

Key health areas examined in the Summit include:

  • Sexual Health
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Sepsis
  • Obesity
  • Urinary Infections

If you missed last year's conference, you can view presentation from the day by signing up to our newsletter:

In association with

If you would like to become a BIVDA member and find out the multiple benefits then please click HERE


Preliminary Agenda

8 NOV 2018

*Programme subject to change

08:45 - Delegate Registration & Expo

09:30 - Conference Chair Introduction

Speaker: Doris-Ann Williams MBE, Chief Executive, BIVDA

09:40 - Keynote Address - UK AMR Diagnostics Collaborative

Speaker: Fiona Carragher, Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England - Confirmed

9.50 - How diagnostics can drive efficiency within the NHS

Speaker: Professor Tim Evans, Director of Clinical & Workforce Productivity, NHS Improvement - Confirmed

10.05 – Using Pathology networks to drive efficient patient care

Speaker: David Wells, Head of Pathology Services Consolidation, NHS Improvements - Confirmed

10:20 - A partnered development of a circulating tumour ESR1 Mutation Test for the detection of metastatic breast cancer mutations indicative of resistance to endocrine hormone therapy

Speaker: Ciaran Fulton, Head of Diagnostics, Centre for Diagnostics Development (CDD), LifeArc - Confirmed

10:35 - Digital Diagnostics, a smart way to get results

Speaker: Novarum DX

10:50 - Panel Debate- How do we create a diagnostic pathway for the UK

Chair: Daniel Berman, Longitude Prize, Challenge Prize Centre, Nesta - Confirmed

Panelist: Doris-Ann Williams, Chief Executive, BIVDA - Confirmed

Panelist: Fiona Carragher, Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England - Confirmed

Panelist: Professor Tim Evans, National Director for Clinical Productivity, NHS Improvement - Invited

11:20 - Refreshments & Expo

11:40 - Diagnostics in action- Workshop Breakout session 1

Stream 1 - Improvement in the quality and reproducibility of diagnostic assays

This presentation will address the application of reference materials measuring quality linked to a primary physical reference “the International Standard”, wherever possible, can provide assurance of the quality of the data and, in turn, support improved clinical management of patients.

Speaker: Clare Morris, Senior Scientist, NIBSC

Stream 2 - Improving clinician confidence and decision making in the management of patients over 65 presenting with acute frailty syndromes

This presentation will address a project which with the addition of a diagnostic tool facilitated improved decision making, earlier identification of illness and better patient management.

Speaker: Melinda McPherson, Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner, South central Ambulance Service

Stream 3 - TBC
Stream 4 - TBC

12.10- Diagnostics in action- Workshop Breakout session 2

Stream 5- BiomArker-guided Duration of Antibiotic treatment in hospitalised PaTients with suspected Sepsis: the ADAPT-Sepsis Trial

This presentation will explore a recent UK-wide multi-centre randomised controlled trial to determine whether a treatment protocol based on monitoring CRP or PCT safely allow a reduction in duration of antibiotic therapy in hospitalised adult patients with suspected sepsis

Speaker: Professor Paul Dark, Chair of Critical Care Medicine, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Northern NHS Care Alliance - Confirmed

Stream 6 - TBC
Stream 7 - TBC
Stream 8 - TBC

12:45 - Lunch, Expo & Poster Session

Overcoming the challenges and progressing the Diagnostics landscape

13:40 - Blockchain for Diagnostic and Pathology services

Speaker: Aamir Butt, CEO, Lancor Scientific-Invited

14:00 - Designing the right assay

Speaker: Rachel McKendry, Professor, Biomedical Nanotechnology, London Centre for Nanotechnology, UK - Confirmed

14:20 - Evaluating and Measuring Quality of data

Speaker: TBC

14:40 - Transforming care Pathways

Speaker: TBC

15:00 - Making the business case within your organisation

Speaker: TBC

15:20 - Keynote- Lord Jim O'Neill- How Diagnostics make economic sense for the NHS


15:40 - Chair closing remarks

15:50 - Conference Close

Check back soon for the 2018 conference. You can view slides from our 2017 conference by clicking the button below. 




lumiraDx was founded in 2014 by a group of entrepreneurs with a successful track record in building and scaling diagnostics and health IT businesses. These included Medisense, Inverness Medical and Alere.

Visit the lumiraDx website

CIGA Healthcare, specialists in In-Vitro Point of Care Diagnostics, aids healthcare in producing financial savings and improving patient pathways and experience through the provision of innovative rapid, easy to use and accurate point of care diagnostic tests and equipment.

We look forward to meeting you at the UK Diagnostics Summit, in the meantime do visit our web site at www.sursignprofessional.com
Accelerate Diagnostics UK Ltd

Accelerate Diagnostics UK Ltd is an in vitro diagnostics company dedicated to providing solutions for the global challenge of antibiotic resistance and hospital acquired infections. The Accelerate PhenoTM system is the first to provide rapid identification and MIC- based susceptibility results, direct from sample, in hours instead of days - identification in about 90 minutes, antibiotic susceptibility 5 hours later-.

These fast results will enable clinicians to make targeted, lifesaving therapy decisions 1- 2 days earlier. Ultimately, they will be able to optimize antimicrobial therapy sooner.

For more information click HERE

The Novarum™ Reader is the smart new way to read diagnostic tests and share the data with healthcare providers all over the world – or just round the corner.

By turning almost any smartphone into a mobile test reader, Novarum’s custom software means you can test in any location and send qualitative or quantitative results straight to another phone or device. Clearly, quickly, and accurately. You can then share results between users, in the cloud, using our specially designed web interface or through your existing data management platforms.
Life Arc

Pioneering new ways to turn great science into greater patient impact.

For more information click HERE



David Wells

David Wells

Professor Tim Evans

Professor Tim Evans

Ciaran Fulton

Ciaran Fulton photo
David joined NHS Improvement as Head of Pathology services consolidation in 2017, from his role as Director of Operations at Viapath covering Kings College Hospital and Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals one of the UK's largest networked pathology services. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science, deputy chair of the IBMS Special Advisory Group for Clinical Chemistry. He has a diverse experience of providing pathology services to primary, secondary and tertiary care across all pathology disciplines.

Professor Evans is National Director for Clinical Productivity at NHS Improvement charged with co authoring and implementing the recommendations of Lord (Patrick) Carter's report on unwarranted variations in clinical and operational performance in NHS acute trusts in England. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and has been honorary Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine to the Royal Army Medical Corps for more than 20 years. He is a Trustee of the Nuffield Trust and Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals' Charity, and a Board member and Trustee of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine.

Ciaran Fulton is Head of Diagnostics at LifeArc's Centre for Diagnostic Development (CDD) in Edinburgh. With over 15 years' experience in the molecular diagnostic IVD sector he gained his PhD in Molecular Biology at The Queen's University of Belfast and subsequently completed a number of post-doctoral positions at both Queen's and University College Cork where he was an associate lecturer.

Prior to joining LifeArc, Ciaran spent 10 years at Almac Diagnostics in various roles including managing both the company's Service and CLIA laboratories. He has also worked at the Molecular Biology Group at Randox Laboratories as a research scientist developing markers for use in breast cancer diagnostics.

As Head of Diagnostics, Ciaran has overall responsibility for the delivery of diagnostic development projects including all aspects of product development through to clinical evaluation as well as responsibility for the bioinformatics, quality and project management functions within LifeArc.
Speaker TBC


The Strand Hotel, London



"Just minutes from Covent Garden and the Thames, our central London hotel has been welcoming guests since 1909. Beneath today’s contemporary décor you’ll find fascinating stories and some original Art Deco touches."

Visit the Strand Hotel's website


Guests of the conference can enjoy reduced rates for stays at the Strand Hotel by using the discount code 4ALL07118 when booking a room online.
  • Standard Single: £195.00 with breakfast included (Single occupancy)
  • Cosy Double: £ 213.00 with breakfast included (Single occupancy)
  • Standard Double: £231.00 with breakfast included (Single occupancy)


International Airports

Heathrow – 47 mins
Gatwick – 1hr 4 mins
London City – 26 mins

Nearest Tube

Covent Garden – 5 mins walk
Leicester Square Station – 8 mins walk
Embankment Station - 8 mins walk

Mainline Rail Stations

Charing Cross – 6 mins walk

Who Will Attend?

  • Prescribers
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • AMR Programme lead
  • Head Biomedical Scientist
  • Health and Wellbeing Boards
  • Community Pharmacists
  • Pharmacists
  • Lead Antimicrobial Pharmacist
  • Clinical Quality Manager
  • Heads of Medicines Management
  • Prescribing Support Pharmacist
  • Health Improvement Manager
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Microbiologists
  • Microbiology Laboratory Manager
  • Lead for Laboratory Medicine
  • DEC IVD Senior Methodologist
  • Senior Commissioning Manager




  • Exhibition Space 3x2 Metre: Table, Chair, Table Cloth (Next to Refreshments)
  • Speaking slot on plenary x 20 mins morning slot
  • Workshop x 30 mins
  • 4 Tickets to attend
  • Delegate bag inserts x 200
  • Event guide advert full page colour
  • Lanyard Branding colour
  • Delegate bag Branding two tone colour
  • Delegate bag insert x 200 A4/A5
  • Branding on Website mast head as main sponsor
  • Profile in Event Guide
  • Delegate list

  • Branding and logo design on Lanyards
  • 2 tickets to attend
  • Profile and branding in event guide
  • Profile and branding on event website

  • 250-word advertorial in monthly newsletter pre-Summit
  • 1 ticket to attend

  • Prearranged one-on-one meetings ensure that you have personal time with your choice of delegates.

  • Full delegate profiles are provided prior to the conference to ensure that onsite, you meet with relevant delegates who are truly interested in your products and services.

  • Meetings can take place on your exhibition or in our own private meeting area.

  • Exhibition Space 3x2 Metre: Table, Chair, Table Cloth
  • Speaking slot on plenary x 15 mins
  • Workshop x 30 mins
  • 2 Tickets to attend
  • Branding on Website
  • Profile in Event Guide
  • Delegate list

  • Exhibition Space 3x2 Metre: Table, Chair, Table Cloth
  • 2 Tickets to attend
  • Branding on Website
  • Profile in Event Guide
  • Delegate list

  • Branding and logo design on Cloth Bags
  • 2 tickets to attend
  • Profile and branding in event guide
  • Profile and branding on event website

  • 30-minute workshop
  • 2 tickets to attend
  • Branding on Website
  • Profile in Event guide
  • Delegate list

If you're interested in discussing the packages that we have on offer get in touch by emailing: Scott@4allofus.org.uk

To view the benefits of sponsorship packages download our media pack by clicking here:

The UK Diagnostics Summit is brought to you by 4 All of us, a mission-driven organisation working to tackle the impact of Antimicrobial Resistance by investing and supporting those working at the forefront of AMR. 4 All of us currently works with Public Health England on the Antibiotic Guardian Campaign as well as supporting the UK AMR Diagnostics Collaborative. We are proud to have the support of the British In-Vitro Diagnostics Association for the UK Summit.

Contact Us

Name *