The best breakthroughs in healthcare

COVID-19 has compelled an extraordinary shift in the health industry and pushed the boundaries of what we ever thought possible — from cancer-finding AI to the fastest vaccine development in history. We look at the emerging technologies changing the world, the groundbreaking advances saving lives, and the people whose outstanding achievements are reshaping and reforming the health industry.

We take a closer look at the brilliant companies and leading luminaries making enormous advances in the way we view and provide care. From prescribing psychedelics and cheating death to slamming the brakes on the next pandemic, every second on this stage will be filled with awe-inspiring innovations, promising applications and a bubbling excitement for what’s next in healthcare.

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Hear about

COVID-19 aftermath

Hear all about the aftermath of COVID-19 and how the resulting technologies are quickly changing the world as we know it.

Peer into

Exponential trends

Peer into today’s most exponential trends like microbiome science, mRNA technology and psychedelics — and find out where they’ll take us.

Revolutions

Global breakthroughs

Explore the most exciting revolutions and global breakthroughs in mental health, telemedicine and vaccine development.

Get answers to the biggest questions, including

Get answers to the biggest questions, including
How close are we to solving the problem of ageing?
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How do we prevent the next pandemic?
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How is AI helping us fight cancer?
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Is our gut the key to solving neurological timebombs like Parkinsons?
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How do we create more comprehensive solutions for women's health?

How close are we to solving the problem of ageing?

How do we prevent the next pandemic?

How is AI helping us fight cancer?

Is our gut the key to solving neurological timebombs like Parkinsons?

How do we create more comprehensive solutions for women’s health?

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10:00 am - 10:40 am 14th June 2021 Where to now? A post-Covid world

An unruly pandemic has forever changed the face of healthcare and the technologies that help run it. So now we ask the question: what’s next for the health and wellbeing industry? Join Dr. Jack...

11:00 am - 11:40 am 14th June 2021 Covid’s aftermath: Treating the undiagnosed

Despite heroic efforts from NHS staff, the pandemic has had an enormous impact on care given to non-Covid patients. In 2020, six million fewer treatment referrals were made by GPs. We welcome...

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 14th June 2021 So we’re all talking about mental health, what next?

The pandemic has exposed and deepened the wounds of an ongoing mental health crisis. Join leading health expert Dr Vikram Patel in conversation with mental health advocate Dr Alex George on how...

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 14th June 2021 Can Google revolutionise health? Alan Karthikesalingam, Google

AI can now read mammograms just as well as the experts — and can even outperform them. Alan Karthikesalingam, research lead at Google looks at how the company is changing the patient’s...

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 14th June 2021 How mRNA technology changed our world forever: A discussion with Drew Weissman

From a once-dismissed idea to a leading technology in the race for a Covid vaccine, this session delves into the fascinating story of mRNA technology. Drew Weissman, co-founder of the mRNA...

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm 14th June 2021 Mind, mood & microbes: The revolutionary science between your gut and brain

There’s now strong evidence to support the inextricable relationship between your gut and your brain. With the power to influence cognitive maladies, from Parkinson’s to Alzheimer’s,...

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 14th June 2021 Psychedelics and pharmaceuticals: The next revolution in healthcare

With the unpredictability of Covid and the loneliness of lockdowns, we’ve seen a 30% spike in mental health issues. Psychedelics have always been a huge talking point, but now they’re being seen...

10:00 am - 10:45 am 15th June 2021
Curated with: Debate Mate
Debate: Is telemedicine the new gold-standard for health and care?

The reliance on telemedicine has never been greater than in the last 12 months. Has Covid opened more doors for ‘fringe’ technologies like VR and virtual wards? And what other opportunities will...

11:00 am - 11:40 am 15th June 2021 Burnout is real: Reducing the clinical burden with physicians

COVID-19 has taken its toll on front line workers around the world. Studies show that one in five healthcare workers globally have experienced depression, anxiety, and/or PTSD during the...

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 15th June 2021 Health equity: Everyone with the same access

The brunt of COVID-19’s impact fell largely on lower socio-economic areas and struggling communities. We’re joined by leading figures in healthcare to take a closer look at the biggest lessons...

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 15th June 2021 Speaking unspoken truths: Reframing women’s health

Biomedical research and healthcare are plagued by historic sex and gender disparities. But a new dawn is on the horizon — and we’re running towards it at full speed. Join us to discuss how...

10:00 am - 10:40 am 16th June 2021 Indiana Jones and the variant trackers

Covid variants have continuously rocked our journey to recovery. We invite Sharon Peacock, one of the world’s most renowned variant sequencers, to share her expertise on the innovative...

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 16th June 2021
Curated with: NHSX
Paving the future: Developing a pipeline for AI in health and social care

The UK has the potential to become a world leader in developing and using AI-powered tech for improved health, well-being and healthcare systems. But the key is developing a pipeline of...

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 16th June 2021 Death is just a technical problem

Does anyone really want to live until 180? Progress in longevity science is abundant at the moment, from healthspan hacking to novel therapies being brought under development. Our panel of...

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 16th June 2021
Curated with: London & Partners Limited
Battling the big one: AI’s fight to eliminate cancer

AI has become an incredibly important diagnostic tool in the fight against one of the world’s biggest killers: cancer. With 10 million people around the world losing their lives to cancer...

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm 16th June 2021 Vaccines: Creating environments for global breakthroughs

After witnessing the fastest development of a vaccine in history, how can we drive even more ground-breaking innovations within the health industry? To answer this pressing question, we welcome...

5:20 pm - 6:00 pm 16th June 2021 Stopping the next pandemic: Eric Topol

The end of the pandemic is tantalisingly close, but what about the next pandemic? Have we learnt enough to prevent it from happening? We talk with AI health pioneer Eric Topol about his...

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” At the end of the day, we want to make sure the technologies running in the background enable the clinicians and patients to be at the forefront. Because that is the most important element. “

— Laura Robinson, Health & Life Sciences Lead at Microsoft UK