March 2


08:45 am - 11:30 am

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PPP is pleased to announce it’s hosting a life sciences breakfast event with special guest, Baroness Nicola Blackwood.

Public Policy Projects (PPP) is pleased to invite you to our life sciences breakfast with Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Innovation and Life Sciences, Baroness Nicola Blackwood on ‘Innovation and How This Can Benefit the Rare Disease Community’

As part of the NHS Long-Term Plan seriously ill children who are likely to have rare genetic disorders and adults suffering from certain rare conditions have begun to be offered whole genome sequencing. Further to this, Baroness Blackwood announced in February 2019 the development of The National Genomic Healthcare Strategy. This strategy will set out how the genomics community can work together to make the UK the global leader in genomic healthcare. During the announcement, Baroness Blackwood said that this strategy will aim to help diagnose illnesses before symptoms occur and use data and technology to prevent illnesses, not just treat them. This breakfast meeting will discuss how innovation, data and technology can help achieve these goals and benefit the rare disease community.

Breakfast and refreshments will be provided.

Date and Location Details

Date: Monday 2nd 2020

Time: 8:45am-11:30pm

Location: Central London event details to be provided closer to the time.

Speakers Information

Baroness Nicola Blackwood

Baroness Blackwood was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care on 10 January 2019. She previously served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health from July 2016 until June 2017. She was elected as the Conservative MP for Oxford West and Abingdon in May 2010.

Tim Sheppard – SVP & General Manager, Northern Europe at IQVIA

IQVIA is a global provider of services to the Life Sciences and Healthcare industries including Clinical Development, Real World Insights, Technologies and Commercial solutions. In support of the UK Healthcare market, IQVIA carries out over 30% of all clinical trials and processes over 1.4 billion patient transactions per year.

Prior to IQVIA Tim led consulting teams working with hospitals to make improvements and efficiencies by empowering clinical teams. Tim has also held senior roles within the Healthcare technology industry, at Dell and Perot Systems he ran a large European healthcare practice and set up branches in the Middle East and China. In his early career, Tim worked in humanitarian roles in Greece, Bosnia, Croatia, Kenya and Rwanda.

If you would like to attend please by your tickets by 6pm on 28th February 2020.

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  • 02 Mar, 2020 08:45 - 11:30 BST
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Integrated Care Journal
  • 0207 8399305

ISSN Number: 2517-2662

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