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We are currently putting together exciting new content which will provide you with advanced learning opportunities from world-class speakers across 5 Streams and 1 pre-conference workshop:

  • 1. Digital Transformation Stream
  • 2. Digital Therapeutics Stream – Focus of mHealth apps
  • 3. Clinical Grade Wearables and Telemedicine Stream
  • 4. Cardiovascular and Chronic Disease Stream
  • 5. NHS Digital Transformation Stream

*Full Agenda will be available on later date.


1. Assess how patients are continuing to take more control of their own value-based healthcare.

2. Take home ideas that will allow your own business to specifically target the latest consumer and patient demands.

3. Better identify cyber threats and reduce information security risks

4. Find out how innovators are closing the gap between product development and adoption

5. Hear the latest from pharma and biotech leaders who have strong influence on the digital uptake in medicine

Digital Healthcare: Key Trends 2018

In a blogpost Lisa Suennen, Senior Managing director of GE ventures explains “In 2016 it was big data, in 2017 it was AI, in 2018 it’s blockchain. Every year has its fad and, even when the fad has some reality to it, too much money ends up backing buzzwords with no clear path to market adoption”. Just watch — this year we will see money flowing into blockchain like never before and this may well be a great technology to solve some key problems in healthcare. But with health systems still figuring out their EMRs and with payers saddled with dozens of non-interoperable and antiquated systems, it’s not going to take off like wildfire on the adoption side.

We understand that for you, sponsorship is about building your business relations and securing new clients. By sponsoring or exhibiting at UKDHIT you will access senior professionals from the biopharma industry and wider life science and technology communities. To help you make the most of your time with us, our events have extensive networking opportunities built into the meeting programme.

We have no doubt that both social and technological trends will drive the transformation of healthcare in 2018

Get real about data - True patient and consumer engagement means platforms and mobile apps show results

Clinical devices are widely accepted by regulators because they are able to provide accurate and reliable information. Most devices used by clinicians are Class II and follow the 510(k) pathway. However in recent years, digital technologies have emerged that build on the functionality of well-established clinical devices, resulting in tools that retain the ability to gather regulatory-grade data but are very convenient. For example, innovators have developed blood pressure monitors that do not require patients to come on-site to have their blood pressure checked or to download data from a home machine.

Vertical business Integration will transform the healthcare landscape

There are two types of wearables found in clinical trials – consumer-grade and clinical-grade. Most people use and are familiar with consumer-grade devices like Fitbit and Apple Watch, for example. They are relatively inexpensive and easy for people to use, so they tend to fit seamlessly into participants’ daily lives. That said, the data they generate is not yet considered clinically valid, and thus can only be used in an exploratory fashion during a clinical trial. However conversely researchers can employ specialized clinical-grade wearables, commonly known as actigraphs, to gather primary and secondary data.

Consolidations - If you don’t have 10 apps to manage your money, why would you have 10 apps to manage my health

Although sensors are found in every other wearable devices, they also play a larger role in health technology. In fact, sensors are currently being used to measure a variety of physical properties that were previously difficult or impossible to track. Smart medication bottles are probably the most common type of sensor used in clinical trials today. These technologies tell researchers if a patient took medication and when that occurred, allowing them to better understand a patients’ adherence to treatment protocols.

AI, Voice will be major tech, Blockchain needs more time

With the advances and penetration of mobile and cloud technology in clinical industry software applications are poised to help patients better manage their health by tracking a plethora of factors, including heart rate, sleep, fertility, physical activity, weight and even certain disease symptoms. There are two ways in which researchers use mobile applications in clinical trials. First, pharmaceutical companies are leveraging companion apps, which are designed to be paired with medications.


CEOs, Chief Medical Officers, CFOs, CTOs, CIOs, Heads of Healthcare, Directors of Innovation, Managing Directors, Healthcare Investment, Technology Directors, Heads of Life Sciences, Heads of Disruptive Innovation, Heads of R&D and other senior executives from the following companies:

  • Life science companies
  • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies
  • Healthcare providers
  • Multi-technology corporations
  • Investment banks
  • Medical device manufacturers
  • Health insurers
  • Health/big data companies
  • Multi-technology corporations
  • Venture capitalists
  • Health regulatory agencies
  • Mobile app providers
  • Mobile operators and service providers
  • Management consultancies
  • Telemedicine companies
  • Mobile technology manufacturers
  • Digital health companies
  • Data integrators/analytics/brokers
  • Genomics/personalised medicine related companies
  • Wireless-device manufacturers

poster Gallery

Poster presentation sessions will take place in breaks and alongside the other breakout sessions of the conference. Your presentation will be displayed in a dedicated area, with the other accepted posters from industry and academic presenters. We also issue a poster eBook to all attendees with your full abstract. The same will be downloadable from Pharmonitor Business Media Conference mobile application.

Whether looking for funding, employment opportunities or simply wanting to share your work with a like-minded and focused group, these are an excellent way to join the heart of this congress. In order to present a poster at the forum you need to be registered as a delegate. Please note that there is limited space available and poster space is assigned on a first come first served basis (subject to checks and successful registration).

We charge an admin fee of £100 to industry delegates to present, that goes towards the shared cost of providing the poster presentation area and display boards, guides etc. This fee is waived for those representing academic institutions and not for profit organisations.

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