Recent developments in digital health 2018


Tuesday 27 February 2018


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Telemedicine & eHealth Section


6 CPD Points

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about this event

This one day meeting will bring together leading experts in the field of digital healthcare. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn and discuss the developments from the past year and assess ways forward. With lectures and panel discussions on different topics that give insight to the new generation technologies that are shaping the way we view healthcare, this one day meeting is not to be missed.



  • To learn about innovations that are at the forefront of digital health

  • To know how these technologies are already being used, and how they will be used in the future 

  • To understand how current medical practice could be augmented by the introduction of digital technologies


RSM members: £50 - £115
Non RSM members: £60 - £175

*Prices include refreshments and lunch.


quick-fire innovation pitches

  • Sleepio - Digital sleep improvement program (available via web and mobile), clinically proven to help overcome even long-term poor sleep

Sophie Bostock, Sleep Evangelist and NIA Fellow

  • HealthUnlocked - Social support network for health which activates people by linking patients, carers, and health advocates with professional organisations, and signposts to relevant support

Matt Jameson Evans, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, HealthUnlocked, and NIA Fellow

  • DrDoctor - Online and text based service allowing patients to manage hospital bookings, targeting long waiting lists and automatically booking patients into empty slots in clinics

Tom Whicher, Founder, DrDoctor and NIA Fellow




9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.30 am


Mr Clive Flashman, President, Telemedicine & eHealth Section, Royal Society of Medicine

9.40 am

Benefits of current digital technologies to patients, clinicians and the NHS

Mrs Fiona McDonald, Digital Clinical Champion, NHS England

Setting the foundations for digital health and care

Dr Beverly Castleton, Council Member, Telemedicine & eHealth Section, Royal Society of Medicine

10.10 am

Providing clinical access to underserved global communities

Dr Waheed Arian, Founder, Arian Teleheal

10.30 am

The NHS Digital Academy – opportunities and progress

Dr Harpreet Sood, Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer, NHS England

11.00 am

Eight years on, is now the time for Interoperability?

Paul Cooper, Co-Founder, INTEROpen

11.30 am

Panel discussion with session speakers

11.45 am

Tea and coffee break

Implementing digital innovation at scale into the NHS

Mr Alan Clark, Immediate Past President, Telemedicine & eHealth Section, Royal Society of Medicine

12.05 pm

Presentation on findings from NIA evaluation report

Laura Boyd, Programme Manager, NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA)

12.25 pm

Quick-fire innovation pitches

See above for details on the pitches

12.40 pm

Panel discussion with NIA Fellows

Chair: Dr Amanda Begley

1.00 pm


Next generation technologies in healthcare

Mr Loy Lobo, Council Member, Telemedicine & eHealth Section, Royal Society of Medicine

2.00 pm

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: can chatbots ever replace clinicians?

Angus McAllister, Amazon Web Services Health and Social Care Solutions Architecture Lead and John Davies

2.30 pm

Distributed ledgers and healthcare - is there hope beyond the hype?

Dr Navin Ramachandran, Senior Lecturer, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

3.00 pm

Panel discussion

3.25 pm

Tea and coffee break

Changing service delivery, digitally

Dr Cristina De Juan, Council Member, Telemedicine & eHealth Section, Royal Society of Medicine

3.45 pm

A learning health system for diagnosis

Professor Brendan Delaney, Chair in Medical Informatics and Decision Making, Imperial College London

4.10 pm

3D bioprint me: Scientific and social perspectives on bioprinting

Dr Niki Vermeulen, Lecturer, Sociology of Science, University of Edinburgh and Alan Faulkner-Jones, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh

4.40 pm

Automating and optimising treatment using closed loop control

Professor Steven Morgan, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Nottingham

5.00 pm

Panel discussion

5.15 pm

Meeting summary

Mr Clive Flashman

5.20 pm

Close of meeting

Evaluation surveys and certificates will be sent by email

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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Kirsty HensonTel: 02072903918 Email: arrow