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IET Annual Healthcare Lecture 2018


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Join us for this years Healthcare Technologies network flagship event with Dr Peter Young who will talk about “Engineering safety into medicine”.

Date and Time

31 October 2018 - 18:00-21:00


London, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Healthcare Technologies TPN. Contact Poppy Seamarks at pseamarks@theiet.org or on +44 (0)1438 767304 for more information.

About this event

We are delighted to announce our next Annual Healthcare Lecture will be taking place 31 October 2018. Come along and listen to our 2018 IET Healthcare Award winners and our keynote speaker, Dr Peter Young who will talk about “Engineering safety into medicine”.

Before the keynote talk, the winners of the IET Healthcare Technologies Student and Early Career Awards (Dennis Hill Award, William James Award, and J.A. Lodge Award) will present their groundbreaking work.

Keynote talk overview:

Engineering safety into medicine:

Innovation and engineering solutions to improve everyday patient safety allows for a culmination of marginal gains allowing for considerable outcome improvements. This requires an understanding and a regular working presence in the relevant clinical setting, an environment to encourage and facilitate innovation, a supportive culture that allows risk management rather than just risk aversion, an understanding of intellectual property and development pathways, and most importantly an implementation friendly culture at all levels of healthcare. The average time for implementation in healthcare is often quoted at 17 years – the NHS has responded with the Health Innovation Agencies, the Academic Health Science Networks, the Clinical Entrepreneur programme, the Accelerated Access Review, the NHS Innovation Accelerator programme and Innovation and Technology Tariffs to help address and influence cultural change and provide our patients with new technologies and ways of working in a more timely way.

Our speaker:

Dr Peter Young MD, FRCA, MB ChB

Keynote talk: “Engineering safety into medicine”

Peter Young is a consultant in Critical Care at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn. Peter's research interests include using human factors principles to prevent patient harm, by engineering fail safes through the development of medical safety innovations to prevent serious adverse and never events. Peter is a fellow NHS Innovation Accelerator Programme and contributes to the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme and has recently been elected to the council of the Association of Anaethetists of Great Britain and Ireland.

   Dr Peter Young MD, FRCA, MB ChB     


18:00       Registration
18:25 Welcome
18:30 William James Award Winner Presentation (10 minutes followed by Q&A of 5 Minutes)
18:45 Dennis Hill Award Winner Presentation (10 minutes followed by Q&A of 5 Minutes)

Keynote Speaker: Dr Peter Young MD, FRCA, MB ChB, Consultant, Critical Care, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn

Topic: “Engineering safety into medicine”

19:45 Question and answer session

Networking, drinks and canapés

21:00 Event close


Reasons to attend

  • stimulate greater learning
  • network with other healthcare technology professionals and share information
  • be part of the IET Healthcare Technologies network flagship event showcasing a leading practitioner in the field
  • ask experts within the field questions in an event panel discussion
  • meet and become aware of the work being carried out by undergraduate and postgraduate students (winners of the IET Dennis Hill and IET William James awards, part of the IET Healthcare Technologies Awards).

Continuing Professional Development

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This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


£10.00   IET members

£10.00   Non-members

£5.00     Students

£5.00     Retired IET members

Related content

IET Healthcare Technologies Student and Early Career Awards

Are you currently studying within the field of Biomedical Engineering and looking to gain recognition and wider awareness of your work?

There is still time to submit an entry for these awards - deadline for entry 30 June 2018.

Hosted by the IET Healthcare Technologies Network, there are three reputable awards on offer. These have been designed to encourage and support the work and research of MEng, MSc or PhD students, academics and newly qualified professionals in healthcare, medical and biomedical engineering arenas.

For more information on the Awards, please visit: www.theiet.org/health-tech



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