Welsh Health Hack

Welsh Health Hack 2018 – FULLY BOOKED!

Cardiff: Thursday 22 to Friday 23 March

The Welsh Health Hack brings healthcare professionals together with data scientists, analysts, designers, and software engineers, to kick-start change in the NHS in Wales.

During the event health staff will have the opportunity to collaborate with technology companies to solve an operational challenge.

  • Health staff will ‘pitch’ their challenges.
  • Small cross-functional teams will form and over 2 days work together to create solutions, a product idea, or prototype.
  • Teams will present their ideas or prototype to an expert panel.
  • Promising projects will be invited to receive ongoing support from the organising partners, which will include and an exclusive opportunity to pitch for Welsh Government/ Bevan Commission funding.

This 2 day event is run in collaboration with the Welsh Government, Bevan Commission, ABCi, NHS Wales, AgorIP and Wales Deaery at the Life Sciences Hub in Cardiff Bay.

Refreshments will be provided during both days, with a drinks reception between 6-8pm on the Thursday Evening.

 

 

Programme

Day 1 – 22 March 2018

8:00am – Registration & Refreshments

9:00am – Welcome and Introduction

9:05am – Guest Speaker

9:30am – Project Presentations

10:15am – Networking & Collaboration (Remainder of Day)

10:30am – Refreshments

12:30pm – Lunch

2:30pm – Refreshments

5:00pm – Drinks Reception

7:00pm – Meeting Close

 

Day 2 – 23 March 2018

8:00am – Registration & Refreshments

9:00am – Welcome

9:05am – Networking & Collaboration

10:30am – Refreshments

12noon – Lunch

1:00pm – Dragon’s Den

3:00pm – Meeting close

 

 

Dragon's Den Panel

Anne Marie Cunningham

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Cari-Anne Quinn

Interim CEO of Life Sciences Hub Wales
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Dr Ian Collings

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Tom James

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Professor Trevor Jones CBE

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Anne Marie Cunningham is a GP in Gelligaer and Associate Medical Director for Primary Care in NWIS. She is passionate about using technology to improve health and care for patients, carers and staff. After running five NHS Hack Days in Cardiff she is clear about the value of these multidisciplinary events to illicit user needs and start conversations about how to address them. Sheis an extensive user of social media to develop networks for working and learning.

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Cari-Anne Quinn is the interim CEO of Life Sciences Hub Wales Ltd, a government supported organisation which supports life sciences business growth. As Welsh Government lead for Life Sciences she has progressed initiatives designed to accelerate business developments and adoption, including trade support, the Bridging Fund and the Life Sciences Hub Wales.

 

What are you hoping to see at the Hack?

” A variety of innovative projects.”

 

What are you most looking forward to?

“Hearing from new innovators.”

 

What one piece of advice would you give to Hack attendees?

“Relax and enjoy the conference.”

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Dr Ian Collings qualified from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2000. He completed all of his training in the South Wales area and became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2005. He has worked as a Consultant in Swansea since 2012. Dr Collings has worked in acute inpatient psychiatry, home treatment and rehabilitation and recovery. Dr Collings has previously been the Core Training Programme Director for Swansea Training Scheme and the Wales Deanery Performance Lead for psychiatry. Between 2015 and 2017 Dr Collings was the Head of School/Associate Dean for Psychiatry. As Head of School Dr Collings led in the development of a number of innovative educational initiatives including the MRCPsych exam preparation course and advanced communications skills training.

 

What are you hoping to see at the Hack?

Bright and passionate minds, from health and technology backgrounds, creating innovative solutions to improve health outcomes and experiences for the people of Wales and beyond.

 

What are you most looking forward to?

The opportunity to be a dragon again and judging. Last year I was continuously surprised by the solutions that were being developed. It was such an energising experience.

 

What one piece of advice would you give to Hack attendees?

Don’t be afraid to explore the most simple solutions to problems. It’s likely that nobody has thought of them before!

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Tom James is Head of Healthcare Innovation and NHS/Industry engagement. He is amongst other things, the Welsh Government’s health lead for national innovation system development, the Bean Health Technology Exemplars programme and the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre.

 

What are you hoping to see at the Hack?

“An enthusiastic mix of clinicians, industry partners and experts who are focused on creating innovative solutions to the real problems facing NHS Wales.”

 

What are you most looking forward to?

“Being part of the judging panel!”

 

What one piece of advice would you give to Hack attendees?

“Make sure your pitches are concise and solutions address the problem at hand!

 

 

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Professor Trevor Jones is a former R&D Director of the Wellcome Foundation, a Director of Allergen Inc, the Wales Life Sciences Investment Fund and Director General of The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), advisor to UK and EU Governments. Professor Jones is well known internationally for his activities in clinical research and drug discovery and development in the pharmaceutical industry. He has served on many Committees including the UK Government Medicines Commission. Chair of the UK Genetics Advisory Board, the Council of King’s College, London and as Commissioner at The World Health Organisation (WHO).

 

What are you hoping to see at the Hack?

“Project that can rapidly deliver real benefits to patients and efficiencies in delivering healthcare.”

 

What are you most looking forward to?

“Clearly stated objectives and potential outcomes.”

 

What one piece of advice would you give to Hack attendees?

“Be truly innovative … Think ‘Out of the Box’.”

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