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CliniSys Winter Conference and User Group Meeting

15 November 2013

The CliniSys winter conference and user group meeting was attended by over 250 delegates representing over fifty NHS trusts across the country. The programme was spread over two days, focussed on the theme of pathology innovation and brought together experts and opinion leaders who explored, debated and shared their experiences on pathology innovation and where IT can best be used in support of the latest requirements.

Some of the keynote speakers included:

  • Professor Jonathan Kay, clinical informatics director at NHS England - "IT Innovation, reshaping pathology services"
  • Dr Gifford Batstone, specialist pathology advisor on the National Pathology Programme for NHS England - "Digital First Pathology"
  • Professor Chris Price of the University of Oxford - "Commissioning and the value of pathology"
  • David Holland from the National Pathology Benchmarking Service, Keele University - "Impact on cost and quality of demand management strategies"
  • John Ringrow, UKAS Assessment Manager - "Accreditation Standards and Pathology IT"
  • Joan Jones, Head of Quality at the Welsh Blood Service - "Blood Transfusion IT Guidelines – What’s new and what’s not"
  • Dr Robert Hill of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - "Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), the latest guidelines"
  • Dr Angela Mallard, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust - "Reference range enigmas in the transgender population"

A full report on the event detailing all guest speakers will be published in the January edition of the Biomedical Scientist Gazette.