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

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