About this event

  • Date and time Wed 22 May 2019 from 2:30pm to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Global Health, THET (Tropical Health Education Trust)

This event will bring together leading experts in health innovation including; academics, practitioners and funders from the health and development sectors. Join them to discuss and debate the barriers, breakthroughs and developments in health innovation.  

Topics of discussion: 

  • Discover what innovations look like in a global health context
  • Explore the barriers to identifying innovations
  • Understand how to maximise interest in such innovations in the workplace and institutions 

The event will feature four opportunities for 10 minute Q&A sessions following each topic of discussion allowing delegates to get the most out of the sessions. 

Budding innovators, global health enthusiasts, practitioners and academics are encouraged to attend this insightful afternoon event of inquiry, and an evening of celebration as THET launch the Health Innovation Platform.   

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Agenda

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Lord Crisp, Chair of APPG – Global Health and Chair of the Innovation Steering Group

What is the scope and ambition of this project?

Facilitator: Lord Crisp, Chair of APPG – Global Health and the Health Innovation Platform Steering Group
Speaker: Ben Simms, CEO, THET

What do innovations look like?

Facilitator: Dr Shams Syed, Coordinator, Quality Systems & Resilience, Department of Health Services, UHC & Life Course, WHO Headquarters and Steering Group Member
Speakers: Dr Sara Urassa, Director of Hospital Services, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania and Steering Group Member and Richard Skone-James, Senior Grants Manager, THET

What do we think the barriers to identifying innovation might be?

Facilitator: Dr Matt Harris, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health, Imperial College London and Steering Group Member
Speakers: Hamdi Issa, PhD Student, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London and Graeme Chisholm, Policy Manager, THET

How can we maximise interest in such innovations in our workplaces and institutions?

Facilitator: Professor Ged Byrne, Director of Global Engagement, Health Education England and Steering Group Member
Speakers: Dr Agnes Binagwaho, Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda and Steering Group Member and Dr Navina Evans, Chief Executive, East London NHS Trust and Steering Group Member

How can we use the findings of this report to advance public interest in learning from Africa and Asia?

Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust and Steering Group Member

Concluding remarks

Lord Crisp, Chair of APPG – Global Health and the Health Innovation Platform Steering Group

Location

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

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