2020 FORUM Annual Lecture 'technology to support sustainability of health and social care systems'

15.00, Monday 12 October 2020

This free and open online webinar from some of the world's leading health technology experts explored how to embed digital technology sustainably into our health systems, to help everyone towards a healthier future.

The 2020 FORUM Annual Lecture was given by Professor John Rogers, Director of the Center on Bio-Integrated Electronics at Northwestern University on 'Medical and digital technology to support the sustainability of health and social care systems'. The Lecture and the panel discussion that followed explored some of the cutting edge technologies that could improve health outcomes and help support system-wide sustainability. These technologies include biosensors and wearables, smarthomes and remote health and care.

The Lecture took place as a digital webinar on Monday 12 October from 15.00 to 17.00 and was free to attend and open to all. 

Following the keynote Lecture, Professor Rogers was joined by a panel of experts for an open Q&A. Panellists included:

  • Dr Pearse Keane, UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London and Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Dr Karyn Morrissey, Senior Lecturer in the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter
  • Dr Keith Grimes, Medical Director, Babylon Health

The Annual Lecture was free and open to all to attend and the summary report can be found on the right hand of this page. A recording of the Lecture and the accompanying short talks are available on our YouTube channel. Thank you to everyone who attended.

This lecture was organised through the Academy’s FORUM programme, which provides a neutral and independent platform for individuals from across academia, industry, the NHS and Government, and the wider healthcare sector, to meet and discuss opportunities, technology trends and strategic choices for healthcare.


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