The future of medicine - the role of doctors in 2025


Thursday 19 May 2016


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Telemedicine & eHealth Section , Institution of Engineering and Technology


6 CPD Points

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The aim of this conference is to explore just how far the delivery of health and care has been improved by the availability of new technology, and what the latest predictions are by those working in the field of how medicine will really be practised in nine years’ time. It is aimed primarily at senior executives in the health and care world whose decisions today will hasten – or hinder – the arrival of improved technology-enabled care.

We believe we have assembled a real star cast of speakers on this very important topic. George Freeman is the politician in the current government with experience of this area plus a fine mind and excellent presentational skills; Ruchi Dass is one of the most sought-after thinkers on new ways of improving public health and Tony Young as NHS Innovation Director is one of the brightest minds in the NHS. In short, we believe we have assembled the group of speakers with the greatest chance of successfully predicting what will happen over the next nine years!

Objectives of this meeting:

  • To educate attendees on the speed and breadth of medical technological development
  • To stimulate debate on how these dramatic developments will impact on the medical profession in the next ten years
  • To identify particular harbingers of technological change to the medical profession, resulting in the following outcomes
  • An improved understanding of the pace & breadth of medical technology development
  • Increased awareness of the need to plan and anticipate significant change in medical technology
  • An improved understanding of how technology is expected to impact clinical change



9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.30 am

Introduction and welcome

Mr Charles Lowe, Past President, Telemedicine & eHealth Section, RSM

9.35 am

Office of life sciences – opening address

Mr George Freeman, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Life Sciences

10.05 am

Future models of care

Dr Ruchi Dass, Physician, Health Informatics Expert and Founder, HealthCursor Group

10.50 am

Where is current health innovation leading?

Professor Tony Young, National Clinical Director for Innovation, NHS England

11.15 am

Tea and coffee break

11.35 am

How might discovery research improve medicine in the future?

Professor Sir John Savill, Chief Executive, Medical Research Council

12.00 pm

The future of social care

Dr Arvind Madan, National Clinical Director of Primary Care, NHS England

12.25 pm

Using mobile devices as pandemic sensors

Mr Kai-Lik Foh, Senior Market Engagement Manager and mHealth Programme Manager, GSMA

12.50 pm

Panel discussion

Mr George Freeman, Dr Ruchi Dass, Professor Tony Young, Sir John Savill, Dr Adam Hill and Ms Kyla Reid

1.05 pm

Lunch and poster exhibition

Dr Bill Nailon, NHS Lothian, University of Edinburgh and The Institution of Engineering and Technology

2.05 pm

The hospital of the future in a sustainable NHS

Professor Timothy Evans, National Director of Clinical Productivity, Department of Health

2.30 pm

The future of dementia

Professor June Andrews, Director of the Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling

2.55 pm

Building global partnerships for improving healthcare

Dr May Abdel Wahab, Director of the Division of Human Health, IAEA

3.20 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.40 pm

Towards adaptive biological targeting in radiation oncology using hybrid imaging and treatment delivery systems

Professor David Thwaites, Director, Institute of Medical Physics, University of Sydney

4.05 pm

State-of-the-art imaging and informatics systems

Dr Ken Sutherland, President, Toshiba Medical Imaging and Visualisation and Chair Lifesciences Association

4.30 pm

Wireless biosensors and artificial intelligence

Dr Jack Kriendler, Centre for Health and Human Performance

4.55 pm

Panel discussion

Mr Tom Wright, Professor June Andrews, Ms May Abdel Wahab, Professor David Thwaites, Dr Ken Sutherland and Dr Jack Kriendler

5.10 pm

Completion of evaluation forms and close of meeting

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