Scotland Policy Conferences

Priorities for Scotland’s life sciences sector - innovation, regulation and preparing for Brexit

Morning, Thursday, 22nd March 2018

Central Edinburgh

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



In light of the launch of the Life Sciences Strategy for Scotland - 2025 vision and the inclusion of life sciences as a key sector within the UK-wide Industrial Strategy, this coming seminar will provide a timely opportunity to discuss policy priorities for supporting growth within the life sciences.


Planned sessions focus on supporting life sciences research, opportunities for promoting sustainable production and strengthening international links, as well as addressing potential barriers to growth such as the need for improved facilities and higher levels of investment.


Delegates will also discuss the future of life sciences regulation and the potential for skills shortages in light of the UK’s impending exit from the European Union.



Guests of Honour

Julia Brown

Director, Life and Chemical Sciences, Scottish Enterprise

Paul Wheelhouse MSP

Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, The Scottish Government

Guests of Honour

Julia Brown

Director, Life and Chemical Sciences, Scottish Enterprise

Paul Wheelhouse MSP

Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, The Scottish Government

Keynote Speaker

Dr Brian Montgomery

Author, Review of Access to New Medicines ; Independent Healthcare Consultant and former Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive, NHS Fife

Chair

Iain Gray MSP

Deputy Convener, Cross-Party Group on Science and Technology

Speakers

Chris Brodie

Lead Head of Skills Planning & Sector Development, Skills Development Scotland

Dr Sarah Hardy

Chief Investment Officer, Archangels

Sandra Auld

Director, Healthcare Public Affairs

Carina Healy

Partner, CMS

Ken Sutherland

President, Toshiba Medical Visualisation Systems Europe and Chair, Scottish Life Sciences Association

Dr Alan MacDonald

Chairman, Scottish Medicines Consortium

Jim Miller

Director, Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities, NHS National Services for Scotland

Mark Cook

Director, Reimbursement & Government Affairs, Medtronic UK and Chair, Scotland Working Group, Association of British Healthcare Industries