11th & 12th September

TMED10: Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare

Venue: City Hotel

In this year, 2019, we will celebrate our 10-year anniversary at our annual TMED10 conference. TMED10 is recognised as a leading international conference in translational and personalised medicine. It continues to bring together leading academic, and clinic researchers whilst showcasing some leading industry in the life and health science arena.

TMED10 will focus on “Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare”. To align with the theme and to mark our landmark 10th year, we are delighted to have Professor Rafael Bengoa open proceedings. Professor Bengoa has been a visionary in his work on “Chronicity” which detailed the need for upheaval of the healthcare system in the Basque, Spain, while he was the Health Minister there. As a result of his change programme in Spain, he was invited to develop a strategy for Northern Ireland known as “Systems not Structures” more fondly popularised as “The Bengoa Report”. We are honoured to welcome Professor Bengoa to TMED10 to deliver his Keynote address on how NI has delivered on his report.

The pressure on healthcare globally

Is at an unprecedented level

The factors negatively influencing healthcare are many but have been exacerbated by rises in life expectancy, and a growing complex aging population with multiple morbidities. Money is unlikely to be the solution to the ever-growing strain on healthcare exemplified by the NHS where the annual spend has increased every year since its inception 70 years ago.

Instead suggestions have been made that we must find better ways to manage the current budget and indeed save while improving quality of care. To do this will not only require a radical change in the way in which healthcare is delivered but also in the way that healthcare professionals think in terms of embracing change and in the way, healthcare is administered. This can only be realised through co-production between academic researchers in the biomedical and data science space, healthcare professionals, policy makers and notably patients. This interdisciplinary interaction is likely to improve understanding of disease, improve uptake of early diagnostics, improve clinical decision making, improve integration with health informatics, and increase the proportion of patients treated at home or in the community.  To change we need to embrace eHealth innovations, digital solutions and understand how to use healthcare data appropriately.

Adoption of these solutions

Adoption of these solutions is likely to not only reduce the complications of disease thus avoiding dependence on the traditional health system but may postpone the onset of disease increasing healthy aging. The time is here to develop a value-added ecosystem that integrates the academic and clinical healthcare scientist, with the clinician, with the data scientist, with virtual solutions, with wearable technology, and with social prescribing. Only the policy makers and the patients can drive this revolution to radically change healthcare provision in Northern Ireland and beyond.

We hope that you can be here to join us to listen to some Disruptive Innovators.

Call for Abstracts Now Open!

C-TRIC TMED10 – “Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare”

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentations, an abstract from each of the below areas submitted by a student / early career researcher will be chosen for oral presentations and a sponsored prize will be awarded to the best student researcher oral presentation.A moderated poster session will also take place and a sponsored prize will be awarded to the best poster.

To align with the theme of Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare, we particularly welcome submissions under the below themes:

  • Disruptive Diagnostics
  • Epigenetics and all things ‘Omic’
  • Multi-Morbidity and the complex patient
  • Primary Care and community based research
  • Healthcare and medical informatics and automation
  • Pharmaceutical involvement in research
  • Personalised Medicine

Please note: Registration will be free of charge for the first 30 accepted submissions.

The deadline for abstract submission is noon on the 30th June 2019.

The name of the proposed presenting author should be underlined.

Presenting authors will receive an e-mail or letter informing them about abstract acceptance and the final format (oral or poster presentation).

Applicant’s should indicate which subject area they are presenting their poster to. Presentations and posters must be presented / submitted in English.

Once the abstract is accepted, presenting authors commit themselves to attend the conference.

  • Title – Please write the title in lower case (with an initial capital for the first word)
  • Authors – Please list the authors as follows: Author, A1., Author, B”., etc and use a numbering system to identify their different affiliations (if appropriate).
  • Affiliations – Please provide details of Department/School/Institution; address including town/city and post code for each author together with telephone and email contact details for the presenting author.
  • Background/Introduction
  • Material & Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • References – References are not compulsory, but if you are using them, please include a maximum of 3 reference listing authors (as above); title (in full); journal name (in full); volume; page numbers; year.

Ticket Types:

  • Full registration = £200
  • Early bird registration = £150 (closing 31st July)
  • WHSCT/UU registration = £90
  • Student registration = £45
  • Speaker/Sponsor Registration = Free | Email Us to register as a Speaker/Sponsor