Main Conference Sponsor

We are delighted to announce World Courier UK Ltd as our main conference sponsor

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Provisional Programme (times subject to change

TUESDAY 23rd May

09.15-10.15 Registration, Exhibition, Refreshments & Partnering

10.15-10.25 Welcome

10.25            Keynote Speaker - Shona Robison, MSP. Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport

10.40-12.15 Session 1: Global Challenges – Worldwide issues, threats and solutions

  • Value Based Health Care – Friend or Foe? Mark Cook, Medtronic UK & Ireland
  • Preventing deaths from pesticide poisoning in rural Asia. Prof Michael Eddleston, University of Edinburgh
  • The ecosystemic dis-integration of health – the challenge of our times. tbc

13.25-15.00 Session 2: Health Impacts – importance of healthy environment, plants, animals & humans

  • Preserving Innovative Antibiotics for Human Use : How can Academic Health Science Centre’s [AHSC’s] help? Prof Dilip Nathwani, AHSP Tayside
  • Missing links in the One Health agenda. Dr Nicola Holden, James Hutton Institute
  • One Welfare – a new platform for improving human and animal welfare. Dr Freda Scott-Park, Vet & Links Group Chair
  • Another crisis in the developing world: Why should we care? Dr Steve McSwiggan, Tayside Medical Science Centre (TASC)

15.25-17.00 Session 3: Internationalisation – Export, Expansion, new markets, the way forward

  • David MacCallum, SDI
  • One Health: Animal health’s contribution. Richard Mole, Moredun group
  • Improving human health: crops as a source of bioactives. Prof Derek Stewart, James Hutton Institute

17.00            Close Day 1

WEDNESDAY 24th May

08.45-09.15 Registration, Exhibition, Refreshments & Partnering

09.15-10.30 Session 4: Pitch Perfect: Business Innovation Competition

  • Chair, Dr Brian McNicoll, University of Dundee

10.30-11.00 Refreshments Exhibition & Partnering

11.00-12.45 Session 5: Business, Finance & Regulation

  • De-risking Innovation though Effective Communication. Andrew Powell, Asia BioBusiness & Global Scot
  • Supporting Commercialisation in Health and Life Sciences. Mike Sullivan, InnovateUK
  • An Investor’s Perspective. Kevin Taylor, Dupplin Investments
  • Jamie Beal, Henderson Loggie

12.45-14.00 Lunch, Exhibition & Partnering

13.50-16.00 Optional Excursion

14.00           Conference Close 

The full programme will be made available in April 2017


Keynote Speaker

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Shona Robison, MSP. Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport

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Conference Venue

West Park Conference and Events Centre, 319 Perth Road, Dundee DD2 1NN
For directions to the conference, please visit the West Park website