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Healthcare Science Annual Event: Getting and Staying Connected - To Improve Outcomes

19 / 20 June 2019

The Studio, Glasgow

Deadline for registering: Wednesday 29 May 2019

Healthcare Science Annual Event: Getting and Staying Connected - To Improve Outcomes 19 / 20 June 2019



The annual national conference is the key networking and awareness raising event for Healthcare Science in Scotland. It is an opportunity for those working in Healthcare Science to come together to consider the challenges faced, to share best practice and innovative approaches to delivering the highest quality of care.

Our event this year is over two days, 19 and 20 June, with the first day focusing on how we can continue to drive the quality of our services for patients, the conference will feature keynotes and panel discussions from a roster of distinguished speakers on issues pertinent to ensuring the NHS is fit for the future, with Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director of Healthcare Quality and Strategy, Scottish Government as the keynote speaker.

You will hear from our Advancing Healthcare Awards contributors, who are a testament to the innovative spirit of our community along with a session from SHIL to inspire you to become innovators. With the poster exhibition at lunchtime on the 19 June, enabling delegates to hear focused elevator pitch’s from some invited poster authors. A spotlight session on Medical Illustrator’s, community audiology and clinical engineering showcases healthcare science contributions to new ways of working , especially in a digitally enabled environment.

Day two, 20 June, will shine a light on key areas in NHS Scotland Laboratory Medicine that are driving transformation at a national and regional level. You will hear from the keynote speaker David Wells - Head of the Pathology Service Consolidation Programme at NHS Improvement (England), with contrasting views and updates from the Scottish Laboratories programme.

There will be updates on the programmes of work within the Scottish world of laboratory medicine and interactive displays of demand optimisation, digital pathology and emerging business intelligence data.

A notable highlight of the day will be a UK wide panel discussion on the relative merits of current methods and situations regarding laboratory modernisation and to finish the afternoon you will hear from the excellent Scottish Diagnostic Managed Networks and how they intend to respond to the challenge before them.

There is no charge to attend this event but registration is required.


Posters are invited from your area of healthcare science, to share and learn from each other across Scotland. Have you made changes to the way you deliver your service and have you evaluated these changes? Have you pioneered innovative ways of working? Have you delivered local service improvements that merit wider dissemination? If you have, why not share your experience with your colleagues at this year’s number one event for healthcare scientists in Scotland.

Design your A1 sized poster and send us a copy in PDF format by 29 May 2019 to:

Remember to also register for the event and bring your poster along on the day.


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