Past summits and briefings

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The Royal Society of Medicine's Medical Innovation Summits has hosted a superb array of innovative and thought provoking speakers since the programme first began in 2008.

Speakers have included; 16 year old Krtin Nithiyanandam who developed an award-winning safety device to help elderly patients; Lord Saatchi speaking about legislation on medical innovations; award-winning teenagers Ameeta and Aneeta Patel who researched a new cancer bio-marker;  Nobel Prize winner Professor Elizabeth Blackburn speaking about telomeres and ageing; Science Minister David Willetts MP explaining government support for innovators; Surgeon and former government minister, Lord Darzi on innovations for patients and Regius Professor and biomedical engineer, Christopher Toumazou on the digital plaster.

Below you can find out more about our most recent speakers who have presented within the last year.

A full list of all medical innovation speakers who have presented at the RSM is also available as a downloadable PDF below in chronological and alphabetical order.

For further information about the programme, email innovations@rsm.ac.uk or call 020 7290 3919.

most recent speakers 

Recent speakers have covered the following topics listed below. Videos from past summits are also available to watch on RSM Videos for free.

Mr David Bernstein and Mr Sankha Gamage

The invention of a wearable vest to predict epileptic seizures

Mrs Venetia Wynter-Blyth and Mr Krishna Moorthy

PREPARE for surgery

Dr Hon Weng Chong

Clinicloud: Connecting your smartphone to a digital stethoscope

Dr Caroline Barelle

Elasmogen: A journey of discovery, drugs and determination

Mr Anthony Finbow and Mr William Spooner

Digital transformation of translational medicine

Mr Christian Hogg

Chi-Med: Global development for oncology and immunological therapy

Professor David Wald and Mr Ben Wald Heart wide code
Dr Anas Nader

Proximie: Where surgery meets augmented reality

Dr Lorin Gresser

Embracing the Medical Technology Revolution

Mr Dean Sellis and Mr Ed Godber Antidote: A digital health company on a mission
Mr Stephen Burke and Dr Alibeth Somers

Ending age apartheid: how the care-home nursery can bring old and young together

Dr Sophie Dix and Dr Rina Dutta Introduction to MQ: Transforming mental health
Ms Nicci Gerrard, Ms Julia Jones and Ms Jo James

Medical Innovations: Dementia

Samantha Payne Open Bionics: The next generation of bionics 
Dr Sonia Kumar, Dr Ravi Parekh and Ms Atisha Tank Using longitudinal learning to support the transformation from student to apprentice 
Professor Michael Hornberger and Maxwell Scott-Slade SeaHero Quest 
Dr Russell Razzaque and Mary Olson Open Dialogue in the NHS 
Professor Nicholas Dale and Professor Christina Roffe Development of a point of care purine test as a diagnostic aid for the recognition of stroke 
Dr Gordon Sanghera Power in your pocket: entering the DNA information age 
Karen Aiach and Dr Michel Zerah Pioneering Gene Therapies For Rare CNS Diseases 
Dr Ronald Brus myTomorrows: Improving access to pre-approval medicines 
Max Alexander-Wall and Keller Rinaudo Zipline: Lifesaving deliveries 
Professor Jackie Hunter CBE Artificial Intelligence and Drug Discovery 
Dr Christina Coughlin Immunotherapy of Cancer: T Cells Matter 
Dr Rowley Cottingham and Jonathan Weinberg Impossible requests and unfrying eggs: The CAERvest story 
Professor Eleanor Stride Engineering Microbubbles for Imaging and Therapy 

contact us

Medical Innovations
The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE
T: +44(0)20 7290 3919

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Medical innovations past speakers

Find out about which innovators the RSM has hosted since the programme began in 2008.

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