Conference Links

Information and links to Conferences and Workshops which have relevance to the IMPACT project.

Next Steps for Cancer Policy - Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment - 23 May 2018, Edinburgh

Delegates will assess progress made in implementation of the Scottish Government’s Beating Cancer: Ambition and Action strategy - and priorities for further action. It also takes place as the Scottish Government unveils plans to introduce ‘Frank’s Law’, which would extend free personal care to under 65s from April 2019.

Delegates will examine the impact of the Scottish Cancer Taskforce in implementing recommendations from the Beating Cancer strategy - including measures to improve access standards and priorities for screening and diagnosis following the expansion of the Detect Cancer Early programme - as well as the impact of the Scottish Government’s £3m investment in improving diagnostics capacity.

Further sessions will address the challenges and opportunities for prevention and reducing health inequalities, increasing access to treatment including radiotherapy and delivering recommendations from the Montgomery Review; improving the experience of patients with cancer and survivorship; and key issues for cancer research. Delegates will also consider the next steps for improving care for children with cancer, in light of the Cancer Plan for Children and Young People in Scotland 2016-2019.  

To register, please go to the conference website.


The 3rd Annual Future of Medicine: The Role of Doctors in 2027 - 18 May 2017, London

The aim of this conference is to explore just how far the delivery of health and care has been improved by the availability of new technology, and what the latest predictions are by those working in the field of how medicine will really be practised in ten years’ time. Further information at the link below:

Medical Device Packaging Workshop - 18 May 2017, Cambridge

Two of the IMPACT team are presenting at this workshop, Dr Stewart Smith and Ewen Blair. The UK market for medical devices is forecast to be worth £9.1bn by 2018 according to UK Trade & Investment. Medical devices have challenging packaging, integration and assembly requirements. As the market evolves the need for innovative solutions that ensure integrity, sterility and functionality while maintaining cost-effectiveness and sustainability is ever pressing. Further details and a link to register can be found here:

Bioengineering for Cancer: Microenvironment, Modelling and New Approaches - Monday 28 November, Glasgow.

This exciting meeting is being organised by Professors Laura Machesky and Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez of the University of Glasgow. It will take place at the CRUK Beatson Institute, Garscube Estate on Monday 28th November. The meeting aims to provide interactions and ideas for collaboration among local bioengineers and cancer biologists:

Bioelectronics & Biosensors Congress - 17 and 18 November 2016, London, UK

Oxford Global Conferences are proud to present Europe’s leading Bioelectronics and Biosensors Congress, taking place on the 17-18 November 2016 at the Kensington Close Hotel, London. The event features over 35 international world-class speakers who will share their research into biomedical electronics, nerve stimulation, implantable devices and neuromodulation devices.

This event provides an ideal platform to participate in formal 1-1 meetings and informal networking drinks with other key industry figures, as well as providing opportunities to exchange ideas with some of the most influential professionals in the field.

Biodetection & Biosensors - 17 and 18 October 2016, Cambridge, UK

Agenda topics include:

  • Biomarkers and Immunotechnologies
  • Biosensors
  • Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) for Pathogen Detection
  • Technologies for Rapid Biotectetion
  • Threat Identification and Characterisation

This event will provide a first class learning experience combined with fantastic opportunities for networking. Further information and registration:

Second Annual Enteric HTC Hackday - Friday 14 October, 2016: Imaging, Sensing & Digital in GI disease

The focus of the meeting will be on the segments of Imaging, Sensing and Digital technology, as they impact the delivery of GI healthcare now and in the future. Further information and link to registration:

The Future of Medicine: the Role of the Doctor in 2025

The Royal Society of Medicine and the Institution of Engineering and Technology are holding this one day conference on May 19 2016 in London.

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the huge changes in the way health and care will be delivered that technology will enable. It will also encourage forward planning to facilitate the early introduction of new technology in frontline healthcare and highlight the ever-increasing need for biomedical engineers and healthcare scientists.

George Freeman, Under Secretary of State for Life Sciences will open the event and Professor Sir John Savill, Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council, will discuss how discovery research might improve medicine in the future. There will also be presentations from Dr May Abdel Wahab, Director of the Division of Human Health, The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Dr Ken Sutherland, President, Toshiba Medical Imaging and Visualisation and Chair of the Life Sciences Association Scotland; Professor Tony Young, National Clinical Director for Innovation, NHS England; and Professor David Thwaites, Director, Institute of Medical Physics, University of Sydney.

Last year's was the first such event, and had a sell-out audience. It is hoped that the event will inspire the next generation of healthcare scientists. Abstract submissions are welcomed before the deadline of 29th March, particularly from young researchers.

Masterclass in Medical Imaging and Sensing in Computing (SICSA)

The masterclass takes place on Wednesday, 4 March 2015, at the University of St Andrews. Further info:

4th International Conference on Oncological Engineering

15-16 March 2015 at Weetwood Hall, Leeds

Surgery remains the only curative intervention available with many forms of cancer. To address the challenges of improving surgical technologies in this field, we have brought together engineers, clinicians, scientists and industry representatives to develop the concept of “Oncological Engineering”. Initial research around this concept demonstrated that there is significant potential for advances in cancer surgery to mirror those already developed in radiotherapy and pharmacology.

Since 2011 the Leeds Oncological Engineering Conferences have attracted leading figures in academia and industry from around the world, facilitating multidisciplinary collaboration and catalysing future research in this area. Further info:

The Future of Medicine - Technology and the Role of the Doctor in 2025

London, 6 May 2015

This is a joint conference of the Royal Society of Medicine and the Institute of Engineering and Technology. It will be held at the Academy of Medical Sciences, 41 Portland Place, W1B 1QH.

37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMB (Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society)

IPCAT 2015 - Information Processing in Cells and Tissues

14-16 September 2015 in San Diego

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the IPCAT conference series, IPCAT 2015 aims to bring together researchers from the biological, physical, computational and mathematical sciences who have a common interest in the nature of biological information processing. Paper submissions are open now.