NIHR Ultrasound Workshop: Delivering the diagnostics strategy of the future

28 March 2019         10:00 – 15:30

The NIHR Community Healthcare MedTech and IVD Co-operative (MIC Oxford) workshop on ‘Ultrasound – delivering the diagnostics strategy of the future’ will take place in the heart of England, at the Edgbaston Park Hotel & Conference Centre, University of Birmingham. The workshop will be led by Professor Dan Lasserson, Professor of Ambulatory Care at the University of Birmingham and clinical lead of the MIC Acute Ambulatory Care theme.

The workshop will bring together clinicians, researchers, policy makers, healthcare innovators, commissioners and the diagnostics industry to discuss how to develop community-based ultrasound delivery at scale and pace. We want to empower generalist decision making in community settings in the acute care pathway and support the delivery of acute ambulatory care, closer to home. Through interactive sessions with clinicians and diagnostics strategists we will explore the community clinical problems where ultrasound can make a difference and determine what new technological advances will be required to bring ultrasound to the front door of community healthcare delivery.

Who should attend?

Generalist and specialist clinicians working in acute care pathways, with particular focus on ambulatory care and care in community settings, researchers who have an interest in point-of-care imaging development and support, healthcare innovators, commissioners of community healthcare, representatives from the diagnostic imaging industry.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email or phone 01865 617882

How much does it cost?

The workshop is free to attend.


10.00-10.30 – Coffee and registration

10.30-10.45 – Introduction, Professor Chris Butler, Clinical Director, NIHR Community Healthcare MIC, and Professor Dan Lasserson Professor of Ambulatory Care, Theme Lead, Community Healthcare MIC

10.45-11.15– Delivering Diagnostic Imaging Outside Hospital: could it be a national policy? – Dr Tony Newman-Sanders, National Clinical Director for Diagnostics and Imaging, NHS England

11.15-11.45- How I use point-of-care imaging in my everyday practice Dr Sarbjit Clare, Consultant in Acute Medicine, City Hospital, Birmingham

11.45-12.15 – Echocardiography: how much can we automate? Professor Paul Leeson, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, Oxford

12.15-13.00 – Lunch

13.00-14.00 – Interactive sessions: Try out ultrasound and echo on live models and talk to the diagnostics industry about their equipment.

14.00-.14.45 – Automated interpretation of images: could this support widespread use of ultrasound in community settings? Professor Alison Noble, Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford

14.45-15.30 Point-of-care echocardiography in the community and care homes: delivering diagnostic imaging to the most frail patients in their own bed. Dr Vesna Homar, GP and Emergency Physician

15.30-15.45 – On to the next step. Professor Dan Lasserson, Professor of Ambulatory Care, University of Birmingham, and theme lead, NIHR Community Healthcare MIC