Imaging Innovation Conference: South - Advancing NHS Radiology 2023

08:00 am
18 Oct, 2023
15 Hatfields Conference Centre, London SE1 8DJ

Imaging Innovation Conference: South - Advancing NHS Radiology 2023

08:00 am
18 Oct, 2023
15 Hatfields Conference Centre, London SE1 8DJ

Imaging Innovation Conference: South - Advancing NHS Radiology

The Imaging Innovation Conference series provides a safe and secure platform for NHS imaging professionals to meet with peers, share insights and listen to live guest presentations delivered by sector-leading speakers and innovators. Delegates can expect to benefit from live keynote presentations from UK policymakers, meet-the-supplier sessions, live Q&A time and much more. 

As the NHS continues to adapt to the changing healthcare landscape, it is important for managers and leaders to stay up-to-date on the latest developments and best practices in radiology. This conference brings together leading experts in the field to discuss key trends and innovations that are shaping the future of NHS radiology.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the use of AI and machine learning in radiology, the adoption of digital technologies, the expansion of telemedicine, and the increased focus on patient experience. Through interactive sessions, panel discussions, and networking opportunities, attendees will be able to exchange ideas and insights with their peers and explore practical ways to implement these innovations in their own organizations.

There have been several recent developments in ultrasound technology that are enabling more accurate and detailed imaging, such as 3D and 4D ultrasound. There are also new portable and handheld ultrasound devices that are making it easier for clinicians to perform examinations at the bedside or in other clinical settings.

At this conference, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in ultrasound technology and how they are being used to improve patient care in the NHS. Through case studies and hands-on demonstrations, attendees will be able to see the capabilities of these technologies first hand and explore ways to incorporate them into their own practice.

Convenzis events are highly regarded for their ability to drive strategic level change and transformation within the healthcare industry. Our events bring together senior healthcare leaders and decision-makers from across the NHS and wider healthcare sector, with the aim of identifying and implementing innovative approaches to address the most pressing challenges facing the industry today.

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Imaging Innovation Conference: South - Advancing NHS Radiology 2023 Key Subjects

Key themes and learning points:

  • Increased use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning: AI and machine learning are being used to assist radiologists in tasks such as image interpretation and analysis, which can help to improve the accuracy and efficiency of diagnosis.
  • Greater adoption of digital technologies: There is a trend towards the use of digital technologies such as electronic medical records and PACS (picture archiving and communication systems) in NHS radiology departments, which can help to streamline workflows and improve the accuracy and timeliness of diagnoses.
  • Use of advanced imaging techniques: There has been an increase in the use of advanced imaging techniques such as PET-CT (positron emission tomography-computed tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) in the NHS, which can provide more detailed and accurate images of the body's internal structures.
  • Expansion of telemedicine: The use of telemedicine, or the delivery of healthcare services remotely using telecommunications technology, is increasing in the NHS. This can help to improve access to radiology services for patients in remote or underserved areas.
  • Increased focus on patient experience: There is a growing emphasis on improving the patient experience in NHS radiology, including the use of patient-friendly equipment and techniques, and the provision of clear and accurate information about the examination process and results.
  • Key advancements in ultrasound.

Who will Attend

  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Consultant Radiographers
  • Consultant/Senior Surgeons
  • Clinical Directors/Heads/Managers/Leads
  • Commissioning Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Consultant Radiologists
  • Directors/Heads of Radiology
  • Engagement Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Governance Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Heads/Directors of Pathology
  • Heads/Senior Radiographers
  • Informatics Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Information Management Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Innovation Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Medical Imaging Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Radiology Services Manager
  • Procurement Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Service Directors/Heads/Managers


Your Pass Includes....

Your Pass Includes:

  • Multiple live keynote presentations
  • Live examples of both NHS and Commercial best practice
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Refreshments included 
  • Meet the supplier sessions.
  • Networking opportunity
  • Live Q&A sessions with all speakers on the day
  • Drinks receptions (subject to event)
  • CPD accreditation
  • Prize draws

Sponsors & Partners

The Agenda





Chair Opening Address

Dr Rizwan Malik
Radiologist & Managing Director
South Manchester Radiology

Chair Opening Address


Imaging Transformation – National view of our Programme and why Imaging Networks matter? (Confirmed)

Sheila Black
Deputy head of Imaging Transformation
NHS England

Overview on the role of the Imaging Transformation team within NHS England and the development of Imaging Networks. 


Presentation: A List Less Ordinary : Radiology Innovations & Outreach (Confirmed)

Susan Shelmerdine
Consultant Radiologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

In this lecture, Dr. Shelmerdine delves into her experiences from two paediatric radiology outreach missions in Luang Prabang, Laos and Kathmandu, Nepal. She highlights the advantages and key considerations prospective volunteers should be aware of before undertaking such missions and elaborates on the innovative approaches that radiologists can adopt by observing professionals in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). 

The focus is not just on technological advancements and adaptations (although the integration of teleradiology, AI and smartphone technology is discussed), but emphasis is also placed on enhancing our existing skillsets including resourcefulness, adaptability, cross-cultural communication, diverse training methods, varied multidisciplinary team dynamics and training of non-radiologists.


Medical innovation and regulatory landscape (Confirmed)

Rahul Singh
Consultant spine surgeon & medical devices regulatory expert

I will present the journey of an idea and relay it to the regulatory field and what the requirements are for AI software.


Main Sponsor - Building collaborative radiology capacity through strategic stakeholder service redesign

Grant Roberts
Chief Executive Officer
Managed Healthcare Services Limited

Innovative multi-stakeholder service design across NHS and independent sector estate, underpinned by blended workforce provision, is a useful model to rapidly expand capability & capacity to meet the unparalleled growth and increasing demand for clinical services.


Q&A Panel

Q&A Panel


Morning Break

Morning Break


Chair Morning Reflection

Dr Rizwan Malik
Radiologist & Managing Director
South Manchester Radiology

Chair Morning Reflection


Case Study - Fujifilm

Case Study - Fujifilm


Case Study - Exponential-e

Case Study - Exponential-e


Presentation - Evaluating AI products – Why bother and how to do it (Confirmed)

Dr Sarim Ather
Radiology AI Lead
Oxford University Hospitals

With an increasing number of radiology AI products on the market, it is increasingly important for buyers to understand the evidence behind the efficacy of these tools and ensure that they perform in a consistent, safe and equitable manner.


Case Study - Imaging Anywhere at Northern Care Alliance NHS Group

Darius Virabi
Healthcare Client Director
Proact IT

Join Proact IT to understand some of the challenges faced by Northern Care Alliance NHS and how ‘digital’ is enabling Radiologists to work more efficiently and productively.


Q&A Panel

Q&A Panel


Networking & Lunch

Networking & Lunch


Chair Afternoon Address

Dr Rizwan Malik
Radiologist & Managing Director
South Manchester Radiology

Chair Afternoon Address


Case Study - Maximising the impact of AI using platform technology

Philip Baker
Business Manager, UK & Ireland
Digital Solutions, Bayer Plc

Case Study - Bayer


Presentation - Deploying AI in Imaging (Confirmed)

Dr Amrita Kumar
Consultant Radiologist & Clinical AI Lead
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Case study on how to deploy and some real world examples of AI augmented pathways in lung cancer and breast cancer screening.


Presentation - The Sustainable Workforce of the Future – Do Generations Z and Alpha have the solution? (Confirmed)

Chris Sleight
Chief Officer - Greater Manchester Imaging & Pathology Networks -
Greater Manchester Provider Federation Board

The world’s population is increasing at a dramatic rate. Since the turn of the millennium the world population has increased by 33%. This growth is set to continue for the next 80 years. Moreso, the growth is in the over 65 years population with little change predicted to birth rates. By 2100 the life expectancy in the UK is predicted to increase to over 90 years of age.

The healthcare needs of the UK population are already increasing with an increasing percentage of over sixty-fives, whilst the percentage of the population at an employable age is reducing.

Chris will look at the attitudes of the Generation Z and Generation Alpha and ask what we need to be aware of and what we need to do now to ensure we can create a workforce for the future with the skills, incentives, capacity and capability of sustaining and providing high quality services to an increasing population.


Q&A Panel

Q&A Panel


Exploring AI in imaging Panel Discussion

Sheila Black
Deputy head of Imaging Transformation
NHS England
Dr. Naman Bhatt
Clinical Fellow in MSK Radiology
The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Dr Rizwan Malik
Radiologist & Managing Director
South Manchester Radiology
Dr Amrita Kumar
Consultant Radiologist & Clinical AI Lead
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

AI in NHS Imaging: Enhancing Healthcare, Unpacking Challenges

Join our panel of experts as they explore the impact and challenges of integrating AI into NHS Imaging Services. From improving diagnostic accuracy to addressing ethical concerns, regulatory frameworks, and seamless integration, we'll discuss the transformative potential and practical considerations of AI in healthcare. Don't miss this insightful debate on the future of AI in the NHS.

Facilitated by: Naman Bhatt, Consultant Radiologist, Scientific reviewer, BMJ 

  • Sheila Black, Deputy head of Imaging Transformation, NHS England (Confirmed)
  • Dr Amrita Kumar, AI Clinical Lead & Consultant Radiologist (Confirmed)
  • Rizwan Malik, Radiologist, Managing Director, South Manchester Radiology (Confirmed)
  • Dr. Naman Bhatt, Clinical Fellow in MSK Radiology, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Confirmed)


Drinks Reception, Networking and End of Day

Drinks Reception, Networking and End of Day

abpco 2021
Manchester Bee
CPD Member
Living Wage Member
Good Employment - Sponsor
Good Employment - Member
Armed Forces Covenant
Tech UK
Ban The Box
Faculty of Clinical Informatics
Stockport County
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