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Press Invitation: ‘The Future of Medical Technology: 2001-2010’


PRESS INVITATION
23 March 2001

The Future of Medical Technology: 2001-2010

Anglo-Japanese Healthcare Conference

Thursday 29 - Saturday 31 March 2001
at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College, Exhibition Road, London.

Scientists at the centre of developments in genomics, electronic patient care and other emerging medical technologies will gather at Imperial College next week to discuss the direction and consequences of their work with over a hundred selected delegates from industry, government and education in Japan, UK, the USA and other countries.

This third conference, held for the first time in Britain, is sponsored by the British Council, Okayama International Medical Engineering Forum, Suzuken Memorial Foundation, the department of Biological and Medical Systems and the Management School, Imperial College, com.Medica and PatientView.

Journalists are invited to attend for any or all parts of the three day conference. To ensure your place please register your interest with Michael Allsop, details below.

Key speakers and their subjects include:

  • Genomics and its medical benefits - Professor Kari Stefansson, Decode Genetics, Iceland
  • How technology will improve healthcare and empower patients - Professor Richard Kitney, Imperial College and com.Medica
  • Impact of imaging and visualisation on medicine - Professor Forbes Dewey, MIT
  • Drug multinationals as innovators - Dr Allan Baxter, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Tissues and the rebuilding of man - Professor David Williams, Liverpool University
  • Future of medical education - Dr Rifat Atun, Imperial College
  • Impact of technology on healthcare - Rt Hon Virginia Bottomley, MP
  • Financing the technology revolution - Kenichi Matsumoto, Sakura Finetechnical
  • Quality, technology and the consumer - Catherina Maulbecker, GetWellness
  • International healthcare partnerships - Andrew Barrer, HICFA

A full agenda is available online at: http://www.ic.ac.uk/default.asp?P=2650

There will be a staffed press point within the entrance lobby of the Mechanical Engineering building, access from Exhibition Road. Nearest tube South Kensington

To attend and for more details, please contact:
Michael Allsop, tel: +44 20 7435 0901
mallsop@woodside-pr.co.uk

Tom Miller, tel +44 20 7594 6704
Imperial College Press Office
t.miller@imperial.ac.uk

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