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.

Dr Mitch Besser

Successful and different models of healthcare in Africa and the USA

Lindsey Noakes

The role of collecting data in tackling the urban sanitation crisis

Dr Grace Collord

Promising research in to acute myeloid leukemia

Dr Mendel Kaelen

A psychedelic therapy app

Professor Joanne Hackett

The 100,000 Genomes Project - accessing the data and exploiting its value

Kathy Nothstine

The prospect of drones being used in the medical sector

Professor Asma Khalil

Digital healthcare for expecting mothers

Dr Sonia Quaratino Tackling eczema - results of human trials
Professor Frances Bu'Lock

How a multi-disciplinary team managed the birth of Vanellope Hope Wilkins

Professor Sarah Tabrizi

Exciting results in research into Huntington’s disease

Paul Gaudin and Professor Jonathan Sackier A new way to tackle 'bed-blocking' in hospitals
Professor Sir Sam Everington OBE

The extraordinary benefits of, and case for, social prescribing

Jon Rouse A new way of providing health and social care - Greater Manchester: a case study
Dr Dominic King

Google DeepMind

Ms Lara Mott and Dr Amar Shah

ImproveWell: Improving staff wellbeing

Ms Alexandra Grigore

Enabling healthcare: Solving the identity bottleneck

Mr Andrew Thompson

Digital Medicines: A New Category of Pharmaceuticals

Dr Katherine High

Turning genes into medicines: The development of gene therapy for an inherited retinal dystrophy

Professor Sarah Gilbert

Viral Vectored Vaccines

Lord Saatchi

Access to medical treatments act

Mr Yaron Neudorfer Rethinking the global coping mechanism for the modern epidemic: Type 2 diabetes
Mr Dom Raban

Corporation Pop App

Ms Ellie Van Leeuwen and Ms Naomi Campbell

Introducing Droplet: Improving hydration care

Professor Daniel Freeman Immersive virtual reality to transform the lives of patients with mental health difficulties
Ms Katy Whitney and Ms Jane Brinson

Highgate Primary School: Pastoral and therapeutic model

Ms Suzi Godson and Dr Kerstyn Comley MeeTwo: Making it easier to talk about difficult things

contact us

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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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