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Smart Sensor Systems for Self-Care Symposium




The Smart Sensor Systems for Self-Care Symposium will discuss the developing role of self-care in the UK's health provision. The event will showcase new developments in non-invasive sensing and the role of genomics, while also exploring the barriers impeding the uptake of near-patient testing, including the need for education and the economics.

The Symposium will bring together GPs, equipment developers, academics, small and medium enterprises, health administrators, insurance companies and politicians.   


09:30Registration and welcome refreshments
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Session 1:
Chairman: Professor Ron Summers, Senior Warden of the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers 
10:10Welcome, Professor Sir Paul Curran, President City, University of London
10:15Introduction to the Symposium, Professor Sarah Spurgeon, OBE, InstMC President & Dr Imran Rafi, Chair of Clinical Innovation and Research, Royal College of General Practitioners
10:25Chairman's Opening Remarks
10:30"The role of self-care in the UK's health provision", Dr Imran Rafi, Head of Clinical Innovation and Research Centre, The Royal College of General Practioners
10:55"Does health spending need to outpace GDP per head?", Philip Thomas, Professor or Risk Management, Safety Systems Research Centre, University of Bristol
11:20"The take-up of near patient testing ('lab on a chip' diagnostics)", Dr Graham Holt, Collegium Basilea (Institute of Advanced Studies), Basel, Switzerland
11:45"Applying digital early warning systems to healthcare", Laurence Pearce, xim Ltd.
12:10"Diagnosing from external symptoms without invasive sensors", Max van Gelder, Switzerland
12:35"Implications of genomic technology for self care", Oxford Nanpore Technologies Ltd.
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Session 2:
Chairman: Alan Willis, European Knowledge Tree Group
14:00Chairman's Opening Remarks
14:05"Implications for health and life insurance", Ron Wheatcroft, Swiss Re
14:30"The provision of education for point of care stakeholders", Ron Summers, Professor of Information Engineering, University of Loughborough
14:55Summary of the main issues, Rapporteur: Jeremy Ramsden, Professor of Nanotechnology, University of Buckingham
15:10Open discussion chaired by Professor Jeremy Ramsden.
Participation: all present.
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Conference Fees:

Institute of Measurement and Control MemberInstitute of Measurement and Control Non-Member

Please complete the booking form via the sign up button to confirm your place.

The Symposium is sponsored by Institute of Measurement and Control, and co-sponsored by The Royal College of General Practitioners, The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers, The European Knowledge Tree Group for E-Health, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, City, University of London and Collegium Basilea, Switzerland.

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When & where

9.30am - 4.30pmWednesday 18th January 2017

BG03 University Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

Contact Details

City Events Team

+44 (0)20 7040 8037

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