Registration and networking with refreshments
Introduction to CW, Simon Mead, CEO, CW (Cambridge Wireless)
Sponsor welcome, Dr Nigel Whittle, Nigel Head of Medical & Healthcare, Plextek
Introduction to 5G and Healthcare, Julian Hildersley, Consultant, TTP Group
Introduction to Healthcare SIG from SIG Champion Paul Winter, TTP Group
Emerging technologies like 5G and IoT devices can bring valuable changes to the health and social care sector but only if they are affordable and accessible to all; Ann Williams, Commissioning and Contracts Manager, Adult Social services, Liverpool City Council Rosemary Kay, Project Director, Liverp
This session will explore how 5G can lighten the load for health and social care at this critical point – ageing populations, reduced funding and analogue tele-health services switching off. If we can ensure poorer communities benefit equally from health/social care innovations/technologies. An ultra-fast, reliable, large-data-supporting technology is needed to run these technologies, which people in digitally deprived areas can’t afford. What key areas of health and social care provision could benefit most from a move to harness emerging technologies like 5G? What role does effective engagement between designers, disrupters, technology SMEs and public sector bodies (council, hospitals, care providers) have in creating health technologies that’s useful and easily adopted? Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care is providing a free 5G-style community intranet to volunteers in Kensington. The volunteers are trialling new technologies that support them to live independently with conditions like diabetes (anti-loneliness apps, home sensors, video-to-pharmacy medi-link.)
Connected Ambulance: 5G in healthcare; Gayle Cogswell, Industry 4.0 Programme Director, WM5G Limited
Health and wellbeing is a key focus of the Urban Connected Communities 5G testbed in the West Midlands. This presentation will look at the eco-system required to support widespread 5G adoption and the combined efforts being made to build strong connectivity and data foundations, on which demand-led Use Cases are being trialled.
Refreshments and networking
Remote diagnostics in the Internet of Skills era; Dr Toktam Mahmoodi, Director, Centre for Telecommunications Research (CTR), King’s College London,
This talk will discuss opportunists in the healthcare raised by the realisation of the Internet of Skills. We will talk about how enablement of ultra-low latency communication by 5G, together with edge intelligence, can make teleoperation in healthcare a reality. The talk will also address some of the developments at King's in this area including remote diagnosis and intervention, with Tactile operated medical robots  and diagnosis on the move with remote controlled ultrasound in an ambulance .
Value based healthcare - the population risk problem; William Wynn-Jones, Harkness fellow, Centre for Surgery and Public Health and Harvard Medical School
The current global drive towards value-based healthcare aims to try and strengthen the link between reimbursement and its direct and indirect outcomes. In the US where much of the early development in these new reimbursement models has taken place, a key hurdle to the successful implementation has been how to assess, monitor and contain risk within large populations. Better remote monitoring and assessment technology, educational tools and communication platforms are and will continue to play a key role in dealing with uncertainty as these models continue to develop and be rolled out nationally.
Panel session with all speakers chaired by SIG Champion Paul Winter, TTP Group
Event wrap up