This event will showcase the role the clinical scientist plays in translating innovations into the clinic. Internationally leading academics will present leading examples of emerging and postulated technologies and discuss how they can revolutionise healthcare. Leading clinical scientists will present on current and emerging innovations in the use of novel technology in healthcare. The event will provide opportunities for networking and open discussion to direct future interdisciplinary research and technology development.

The UK has always been at the forefront of scientific excellence. From the discovery of antibiotics, the development of the laser scanning confocal microscope, to our world-leading 100,000 Genomes project, we have a proud history of medical breakthrough and innovation.

By giving staff brand new innovations and technology to work with, or being at the heart of research to innovate and develop new technology clinical scientists are able to quickly translate and share advances across the health and social care system and directly contribute to patient outcome. The UK has strong and growing life sciences sector which translates physical science advances into patient focused technologies. Within this sector:

  • The Rosalind Franklin Institute is a new national institute, funded by the UK government through UK Research and Innovation, dedicated to bringing about transformative changes in life science through interdisciplinary research and technology development.
  • The United Kingdom Life Sciences Industrial Strategy also contributes £14 million funding to support 11 medical technology research centres to encourage collaboration between the NHS and industry in developing and bringing new technologies to patients through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). 

The aim, that patients will continue to benefit from new technologies which will help to improve diagnosis and get them the treatment they need quickly. 



08:30    Registration and refreshments
09:00    Welcome and Introduction 
09:10    Healthcare Science driving Innovation - Professor Sue Hill, London 
10:00    Role of Technology and improving early diagnosis - Sir John Bell, Oxford 
10:50    Questions
11:10    Refreshments 
11:30    Clinical potential for large volume Electron Microscopy - Lucy Collinson, London
12:00    Genomics - Professor Sian Ellard, Exeter 
12:30    Questions 
12:50    Lunch 
13:40    Gene Therapy - Professor Matthew Wood, Oxford 
14:10    Mass spectrometry – Professor Zoltan Takats, London 
14:40    Questions 
15:00    Refreshments 
15:20    Artificial Intelligence – Professor Sebastien Ourselin, London
15:50    Topic - TBC
16:20    Questions 
16:40    Roundtable discussion – Including all speakers of the event
17:10    Close


Online rates

Members £202.00
Concessional £108.00 - Includes trainees, BMS, non-consultant Clinical Scientists, retired & nurses
Non-members £280.00

Offline rates (payments via cheque/invoice or on the day payments)
Members £238.00
Concessions £142.00 - Includes trainees, BMS, non-consultant Clinical Scientists, retired & nurses
Non-members £312.00

Please note that an administrative charge of £20.00 will be made on all cancellations and the total registration fee is forfeited if cancelled one working week before the event.


To be held at the Royal College of Pathologists, 6 Alie Street, London E1 8QT.