Ever thought of creating impact through healthcare innovation? Digital Health Oxford and the Oxford Biodesign Program are delighted to host an engaging evening around this exciting topic. While Digital Health Oxford now has an established community and growing set of activities, tonight, we also introduce the Oxford Biodesign Program, which aims to provide a systematic approach to needs finding in a healthcare setting, and to create new and effective technologies in the digital healthcare space. Join us and learn from the expertise of national and international speakers.

The Biodesign Process is a systematic approach to needs finding in a healthcare setting, and the creation and/or implementation of new technologies in finding appropriate solutions. With a focus on digital technologies, Digital Health Oxford and the Oxford Biodesign Program are delighted to present an engaging evening of fantastic expert speakers on this exciting topic. N.B. This event prefaces a full day workshop on Thursday 17th March, details of which are to follow shortly.

Schedule 6pm: Registration and drinks reception

6.20pm: Welcome and Introduction – Dr Richie Harrington (Digital Health Oxford) and Prof Maarten de Vos (Oxford Biodesign)

6.40pm: The Role of Digital in Value-based Medicine – Prof Sir Muir Gray (University of Oxford, Better Value Healthcare)

7.00pm: Learning from Stanford Biodesign – Prof James Wall (Stanford University)

7.20pm: Project showcase (Oxford Biodesign participants and DHOx hack weekend project)

7.40pm: Apple's ResearchKit in Parkinson's Monitoring and Management – Dr Max Little (Aston University / MIT Fellow)

8.00pm: Digital Health in the UK – Dr Cosima Gretton (St Thomas' NHS Trust / The King's Fund)

8.15pm: Closing Comments – Prof Alison Noble (University of Oxford) and Dr Richie Harrington (Digital Health Oxford)

8.30pm: Drinks reception


Professor Sir Muir Gray  is an internationally renowned authority on healthcare systems and has advised governments of several countries outside the UK including Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and Germany. He established and was a director of the UK National Screening Committee, founded the National Library for Health, and was the Director of Clinical Knowledge, Process, and Safety for the NHS (England) National Programme for IT, serving as the Director of the National Knowledge Service. He was the first person to hold the post of Chief Knowledge Officer of the NHS (England), also serving as the co-Director of the Department of Health’s Quality Innovation Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) Right Care Programme. Together with Sir Iain Chalmers, Sir Muir was instrumental in establishing the Cochrane Collaboration. He recieved a CBE in 2000 and was knighted in 2005 for services to the National Health Service. Sir Muir is a Professor in the Nuffield Department of Surgery at the University of Oxford, director of Better Value Healthcare, and works on the Value Based Healthcare theme in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.

Dr Max Little is a mathematician with expertise in signal processing, biomedicine and engineering. Max has specific interests in the monitoring and management of Parkinson's disease. His TED talk on detecting Parkinson's through a 30 second phone call made headline news and has been viewed nearly a million times. This work is now part of mPower, one of the first five projects launched by Apple when they released ResearchKit in March 2015. An Oxford graduate, Max is a Visiting Associate Professor at the MIT Media Lab and Associate Professor at Aston University.

Professor James Wall is an Assistant Professor of Paediatric Surgery and Bioengineering, and is the Assistant Director of the Biodesign Innovation Fellowship Program at Stanford University. In addition to his medical training, James is an alumnus of the Stanford Biodesign program and holds a Masters degree in Bioengineering from Stanford University. He founded InSite Medical Technologies in 2007 to develop new approaches to regional anesthesia that resulted in a novel device for epidural access. His current research interest is in the design, development and analysis of medical technology as well as the emerging field of surgical endoscopy, and he currently leads the surgical endoscopy program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

Dr Cosima Gretton Cosima is a doctor at St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London. She has a background in neuroscience, psychology and technology, and is an expert in design thinking. She is a consultant for health technology start-ups, founder of AXNS Collective, bringing artists and scientists together to engage the public in cutting edge science, is a contributing author at The King's Fund, and a Fellow at Digital Health Forum.

Professor Alison Noble, OBE FREng Alison is the Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science, Director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, and a Fellow of St Hilda’s College, Oxford, UK. She is also the current President of the Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Interventions (MICCAI) Society. After completing her DPhil from the University of Oxford, Alison worked as a research scientist at the GE Corporate Research and Development Center, NY, USA, where she received wo Whitney Gallery awards for technical achievement (the highest technical honour given to a research scientist at the Center). She joined the Department of Engineering Science in the University of Oxford as a University Lecturer in January 1995, became Director of the Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering in 2012, and was awarded an OBE for services to Science and Engineering in 2013.

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