Thursday 7 April 2016
Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
6 CPD Points
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This is the fourth annual event run by the Royal Society of Medicine and the Telemedicine & eHealth Section, on medical apps. As each of the previous three have been sell-outs, this year the event has moved to a larger auditorium and has further upped the quality of speakers.
The theme of the event will be that medical apps have now become so much a symbol of digital health innovation that they are blazing a path for innovative technology in general to improve the delivery of health and care, resulting in better patient outcomes and reducing costs.
With the National Information Board’s Workstream 1.2 reporting prior to the event, we welcome Mr Martin Salmon from NICE, to tell us about their conclusions on how best to endorse medical apps. Regulation of medical apps is equally important, which will be covered at both the EU and UK levels, involving presentations from the MHRA, our independent legal counsel, Mr Julian Hitchcock, and an EC official.
Professor Jeremy Wyatt will add his views on the most appropriate means of endorsing apps. Whatever Workstream 1.2 comes up with, crowdsourcing will be an increasingly important aspect of app evaluation so we also welcome back Mr Alex Wyke of myhealthapps to explain the process that they use to rate wellness apps.
Another recent feature is games, so we have Pam Kato, a Professor of Serious Games to present to us, as well as Felix Naughton from Cambridge, an expert in behaviour change.
Finally, we have a couple of presentations from app creators to show how good apps can be when carefully focused – in this case on mental health and public health.
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All in all it should be an especially good event, so please do book your place today.
Registration, tea and coffee
Introduction and welcome
Workstream 1.2 and NICE: Providing medical apps guidance
Mr Mark Salmon, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
The view from the MHRA
Dr Neil McGuire, Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia, Clinical Director Devices and Mr Joe Hagan-Brown, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
Tea and coffee break
How serious games can improve health and wellbeing
Professor Pamela Kato, Professor of Serious Games, Serious Games Institute, Coventry University
Bad apps – mistakes that can be dangerous
Mr Richard Brady, Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellow Freeman and Royal Victoria Infirmary Hospitals, Newcastle University Hospitals Trust
Using apps to drive behaviour change
Dr Felix Naughton, Senior Research Associate and Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) Academic Fellow Behavioural Science Group, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge
The new European directory of medical apps
Dee O'Sullivan, Director, PatientView
Medical apps: The coming changes to the European and US regulatory regime, both for device and data protection regulations
Mr Julian Hitchcock, Counsel, Denoon Legal
The European Commission and the European Union view of medical app regulation
Mr Pēteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit, Health and Well Being Directorate General Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
Tea and coffee break
Assessment of medical apps – the view from academia
Professor Jeremy Wyatt, Proffessor of Digital Healthcare and Director, Wessex Institute, University of Southampton
Using technology to transform delivery of evidence based mental health treatment
Mr Andy Blackwell, Chief Scientific Officer, Ieso Digital Health
Mental health – the perfect subject for app use
Professor Chris Hollis, Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Director, NIHR MindTech Healthcare Technology Co-operative, University of Nottingham and Institute of Mental Health
Using apps for real public health benefit
Dr Bettina Experton, Humetrix Inc
Completion of evaluation forms
Close of meeting
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