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Life Changing Discoveries in Regenerative Medicine and Diagnostics unveiled at Chief Scientific Officer's Conference

25 Nov 09

Exciting new developments by scientists including those working in the NHS field of regenerative medicine and diagnostics which have the potential to bring life-changing benefits to patients will be considered at the Chief Scientific Officer’s annual conference.

The conference for senior healthcare scientists and others working in healthcare will unveil many of these new discoveries as well as providing key policy makers and world-class scientists a platform for discussion about the role of science in delivery a 21st century healthcare system which has quality at its core.

The conference also includes an awards ceremony, which will recognise the best of the best in healthcare science.

David Nicholson, NHS Chief Executive, will open this year's conference with Sir Bruce Keogh, the NHS Medical Director. The conference will feature sessions on regenerative medicine and the extraordinary diagnostics we might see in the next five years which will enable care to be delivered closer to home or even in the patients home, as well as how quality improvement and innovation can sit at the heart of scientific services.

One of the highlights of the conference will be ‘Science Futures’ – a discussion which will look at exciting new developments in making cartilage substitutes as well as new technologies in blood transfusion and skin grafting. The first day will also include awards presentations for healthcare scientists including the ‘Young Healthcare Scientist of the Year Award’ and the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award for Healthcare Science.’

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