Royal Society Of Medicine Release: 15th Medical Innovations Summit: London, Saturday 16 September 08.00 – 17.30

Published: Aug 23, 2017

The 15th Medical Innovations Summit will take place at the Royal Society of Medicine on Saturday 16 September.

Presentations will feature a programme to prepare patients for cancer surgery involving diet and nutrition, psychological wellbeing and physical fitness from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. This innovative approach has improved health and reduced post-operative complications.

A bio-pharmaceutical company located in the thriving biologics cluster in Aberdeen will describe its rapidly progressing pipeline of next-generation soloMER products for the sight-saving treatment of inflammatory diseases of the eye and inflammatory conditions of the gut.

MQ, the first major charity funding much-needed scientific research to transform the lives of everyone affected by mental illness will explain its diverse, innovative and integrated approach and feature a project which is linking data from schools with mental health data to determine if factors in schools can help predict suicidal behaviours.

The day-long summit will feature thirteen innovations with speakers including three UK teenagers who will be presenting their innovations in the fields of cardiac surgery and epilepsy.

For more information and a full line-up of speakers visit: https://www.rsm.ac.uk/medical-innovations/future-summit.aspx

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Notes for editors

A limited number of press passes are available for journalists wishing to attend the event.

For further information please contact Rosalind Dewar at the Royal Society of Medicine Media Office:

T: +44 (0) 1580 764713
M: +44 (0) 7785 182732
E: media@rsm.ac.uk

About the Royal Society of Medicine

The Royal Society of Medicine is a leading provider of high-quality continuing postgraduate education and learning to the medical profession. Its mission is to advance health, through education and innovation. The Society actively encourages and supports all those entering medicine and aims to be a significant provider of education to the wider healthcare team. Each year the RSM organises over 400 academic and public events each year spanning 56 areas of special interest, providing over 35,000 doctors and other health professionals with a multi-disciplinary forum for discussion and debate. Videos of many key lectures are also available online, increasing access to the Society’s education programme. The RSM is home to one of the finest medical libraries in the world, with an extensive collection of books, journals, electronic journals and online medical databases. As well as providing medical education, the Society aims to promote an exchange of information and ideas on the science, practice and organisation of medicine, both within the health professions and with responsible and informed public opinion. The Society is not a policy-making body and does not issue guidelines or standards of care.

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