About this event

  • Date and time Fri 3 Nov 2023 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Digital Health

Digital Twins are established in other industries but are only now being incorporated into healthcare. They are virtual representations of human physiology, hospital results or lab environments that can be used to study the genome of a person, its physiological characteristics, and the overall lifestyle. It also helps in the development of low-cost and safe drugs and devices in the healthcare sector.

This is a unique opportunity for the RSM to host an event with thought leadership and pioneers, and lead the way in sharing options and considering how to manage potential risks of digital twins healthcare. 

This event will provide an introduction to digital twins and their potential for improving both personalised medicine and healthcare provision. It will explore how interventions are being tailored to the individual, how clinical trials could be transformed, what building a virtual human involves the implications for prevention and sustainability in healthcare and the regulatory and ethical questions posed by such technology.

By attending this event, you will

  • Understand what digital twins could mean for clinical practice and pathways
  • Review the regulatory pathways e.g. FDA, MHRA, MDU and explore the ethical considerations
  • Examine where digital twins are in the research and provider landscape 
  • Learn from those involved in insilico trials 
  • Explore how digital twins could impact sustainability and healthcare accessibility for all sections of the population 
  • Hear a critique of the role of AI: explainability and limits, keeping it safe
  • Discuss the way ahead

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We would like to thank our sponsoring partner The Technology Partnership for their support of this meeting. 


Early Bird pricing available until 28 September 2023.


RSM Fellow RSM Retired Fellow RSM Associate RSM Trainee RSM Student
£77.00 £46.00 £46.00 £46.00 £24.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors Non Healthcare Professional AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£141.00 £84.00 £84.00 £84.00 £44.00


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Mrs Julia Manning, President Elect, Digital Health Council, Royal Society of Medicine

Virtual you: The medical revolution

Mr Roger Highfield, Science Director, Science Museum Group

Session 1: Tailoring interventions to the individual

Digital twins in pregnant women

Ms Michelle Oyen, Associate Professor, Washington University, St Louis, USA

Do we really want to meet our digital twin?

Dr Alice Byram, Digital Health Innovation and Medical Advisor, TTP

Questions and answers
Tea and coffee break

Session 2: Accelerating clinical trials

Creating a digital biological twin for cancer patients

Professor Tony Ng, Head of School, School of Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences, King's College London and Vice President, Digital Biological Twin Unit, GSK

Digital twins in clinical trials

Mr Wahbi El-Bouri, Fellow, University of Liverpool

Cardiac digital twins for in silico trials

Dr Caroline Roney, Lecturer, Computational Medicine, Queen Mary University of London

Questions and answers
What do clinicians think of digital twins?

Speaker to be confirmed

Welcome back
Building a virtual human

Professor Andrea Townsend-Nicholson, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University College London

Session 3: Workflows, providers and sustainability

Pregnant uterus and precision models

Mr Mariano Vazquez, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, ELEM Biotech

Questions and answers
Tea and coffee break

Session 4: Patients and ethics

Safety in individual healthcare

Speaker to be confirmed

What do patients think about digital twins?

Speaker to be confirmed

Questions and answers

Session 5: Regulatory considerations

Digital twins: State of the art

Professor Peter Coveney, Associate Director, Advanced Research Computing Centre, University College London and Director, Centre for Computational Science, University College London

Close of meeting

Followed by networking reception



Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom


Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Thursday 2 November 2023. Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM’s discretion.

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.