Workshop Information


“Ethical implications of social media and a digital world”

By, Tista Chakravarty-Gannon, Principal Regional Liaison Advisor, GMC

Tista Chakravarty-Gannonista is a Principal Regional Liaison Adviser (RLA) at the GMC. She manages and provides leadership to the team of RLAs, as well as leading on projects within the GMC. Besides leadership responsibilities, Tista’s role involves engaging with doctors and delivering workshops on ethical standards. Prior to joining the GMC, Tista spent many years in stakeholder management, and worked with survivors of abuse, particularly in children’s and mental health support services. She has also undertaken mental health advocacy work. Tista is passionate about the NHS and has a particular interest in medical leadership and quality improvement.”

London Futurists

Radical scenarios for the future of health

By, David Woods, Co-Founder, Symbian

“David Wood was a pioneer of the smartphone industry, co-founding in 1998 Symbian, the creator of the world’s first successful smartphone operating system. He is now a full-time futurist speaker, analyst, writer, and publisher. He is the author or lead editor of six books, including “Anticipating 2025”, “Smartphones and beyond”, and, most recently, “The abolition of aging”. He also heads up London Futurists – a non-profit networking meetup with approaching 6,000 members – and has chaired over 150 public events on technoprogressive and futurist topics. In 2009 he was included in T3’s list of “100 most influential people in technology”. David will outline four credible scenarios for the future of healthy aging – “Optimistic”, “Realistic”, “Pessimistic”, and “Abolitionist”. He will then set out the argument why the abolition of biological aging by 2040 is both feasible and desirable.

Performing Medicine

Circle of Care – Arts based methods in healthcare education

By,Bella Eacott, Research and Curriculum Manager at Clod Ensemble & Suzy Wilson, Director of Performing Medicine

Performing Medicine is an award winning medical education programme led by theatre company, Clod Ensemble. Using a range of Arts disciplines, Performing Medicine works with medical students, doctors and healthcare workers to develop skills essential to clinical practice. Through public events, Performing Medicine creates opportunities for all to engage with the issues at the heart of 21st century medical practice. This creative workshop will introduce the Circle of Care, a tool and framework to help us think about, practice and demonstrate high quality compassionate healthcare. It will introduce participants to ways we apply creative practices in healthcare, with participants experiencing some of the physical, practical techniques and exercises from the arts that we use to nurture the skills needed to provide good care.

Open Mind Network

Mental Health First Aid

Open Mind Network is a new society set up by students to support those suffering from mental health issues. They also educate the general student population regarding mental health issues and aim to create a more friendly atmosphere around mental health. This workshop will cover the following aspects:

1. Identifying and getting help
2. Talking about and identifying emotions
3. Setting up systems for difficult circumstances and self recovery
4. Talking to peers and family

Lifebox Foundation

How can we help healthcare systems work better for patients?

By, Lindsay bashford, Professor Emeritus of Applied Medical Sciences, former Vice-Dean of undergraduate medicine, SGUL

Launched in 2011 by four of the world’s leading medical organisations, we’re the only NGO devoted to safer surgery in low-resource countries. Our programme sets the standard for appropriate technology and global distribution in challenging settings. We’ve made surgery and anaesthesia safer for 10 million patients, building new networks across professional, academic and commercial organizations in more than 100 countries worldwide.We’re prioritising the most invisible, essential component of any complex system: safety. Because fundamentally, Lifebox® is about saving lives.

Medical Detection Dogs

Medical Alert Assistance Dogs

Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease. It is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life-threatening diseases.

Our Bio-Detection Dogs are trained to find the odour of diseases, such as cancer, in samples such as urine, breath and swabs. Our Medical Alert Assistance Dogs are trained to detect minute changes in an individual’s personal odour triggered by their disease* and alert them to an impending medical event. We receive no government funding for the work we do and rely entirely on the generosity of donations from trusts and the public