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Digital technologies: the new era of healthcare?

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Are you interested in the impact of digital technology on healthcare?

The North West Biotech Initiative, a student-led organisation focused on building links between the industry leaders and postgraduate researchers, will be hosting a panel discussion on the use of digital technologies in healthcare. With a fantastic line-up of speakers, this event will cover a range of perspectives on the topic including patients, researchers, local businesses and regulatory agencies.

The event will begin with presentations from each speaker, followed by an interactive discussion with the audience about the impact digital technology is having on healthcare services. A networking session will take place at the end of this programme. At NBI, we always aim to bridge the gap between students and industry, so the audience will be varied and we will hopefully get some great discussions. The event will be hosted by The University of Manchester and is open to anyone with an interest in digital health, including students, professionals and the general public.


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1. Mariam Bibi, Senior Director of Real World Evidence at Consulting for McCann Health, External advisor for Quality and Productivity at NICE and an Associate Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. She will be talking about the regulatory aspect of bringing digital technology to healthcare.

2. Tom Higham will be talking about the use of Type 1 diabetes management apps from a patient perspective.

3. Professor Shon Lewis, professor of Adult Psychiatry at the University of Manchester. He will outline how the team at ClinTouch have created an app to aid management of patients with psychosis.

4. Professor Tjeerd Van Staa , professor of eHealth Research in the Division of Informatics, Imaging and Data Sciences, FMBH at The University of Manchester. He is currently leading the CityVerve case on Internet of Things technology to help people manage their Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

5. Anna Beukenhorst , PhD student. She is currently conducting data analysis for the project - 'Cloudy With A Chance of Pain'. This project’s aim is to convert the daily symptom and hourly local weather data of 13,000 participants into meaningful information. She will be talking about the project and how the data will be used.

6. Reina Yaidoo iruns a social enterprise called Bassajamba, which promotes access to science and technology.She is alsothe founder and director at Yaidoo, an innovation company, creator of the award-winning diabetes app Dap’n.

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