• Date and time: Friday 22 March 2019, 9.30am
  • Location: Ron Cooke Hub, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staff, studentsAll researchers and individuals from across the healthcare, pharmaceutical, health technology, policy, charitable and cultural sectors
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

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Event details

The day will focus on two interlinked areas of particular strength for York which also encompass some of the most important health issues and challenges facing us today and into the coming decades. These are:

  • Innovative approaches to diagnosis and treatment

  • Transforming health policy and overcoming health inequalities

There will be keynote talks by two external experts in these respective areas: Dr Robert Dougherty of Mindstrong Health, California, US and Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity.


09:30 Registration opens

10:00-10.05 Welcome and introduction to day - Professor Alex Wade, Director, Centre for Future Health

10:05-11:00 Keynote talk by Dr Robert Dougherty - "Digital biomarkers of cognitive function"

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:45 Morning session: “Innovative approaches to diagnosis and treatment”

  1. Stephen Smith (Electronic Engineering) 
  2. Miles Whittington (Hull York Medical School) 
  3. Lina Gega (Health Sciences and HYMS) 
  4. Karla Evans (Psychology)

12:45-13:45 Lunch

13:45-15:00 Afternoon session: “Transforming health policy and overcoming health inequalities”

  1. Sanjoy Bhattacharya (History)
  2. Kamran Siddiqi (Health Sciences and HYMS)
  3. Rachel Churchill (Centre for Reviews and Dissemination)
  4. Susan Griffin (Centre for Health Economics)

15:00-15:30 Coffee

15:30-16:25 Keynote talk by Professor Sir Michael Marmot - "Social determinants and health equity"

16:25-16:35 Closing remarks - Professor Deborah Smith, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research

16:35-17:30 Drinks reception

17:30 Close


Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop


Philip Kerrigan