Medical Innovation

2–3 October 2018
Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham, UK



The 2018 conference, led by Defence Medical Services, will focus on Prolonged Care and has been developed around the patient care pathway, starting with preparedness and finishing with rehabilitation. The content explores aspects of the patient and the career journey and introduces some of the research and innovation that seeks to improve outcome for both. There will be presenters and exhibitors from DMS’ national and international collaborators who will illustrate challenges and innovative solutions with real-life vignettes.

Medical Innovation 2018 is CPD accredited with 6 points per day, awarded by the Defence Deanery, Defence Healthcare Education and Training.

CPD Accredited

Defence Medical Services

Conference Theme

The theme of Prolonged Care runs throughout the two days and emphasis is placed on medical innovations and emerging technologies that will help optimise the care of the critically ill or injured patient and improve outcome where conflict, disaster or geographical location prevent timely evacuation to definitive care.

Day 1 will focus on preparedness and pre-hospital care from the perspective of the patient and the healthcare provider. Preparedness will explore the physical, physiological and psychological innovations that may potentially improve outcome and cultivate resilience. Pre-hospital care looks at the advances in delivering high quality care in austere environments and the novel solutions being explored in resuscitation, transfusion and patient care.

Day 2 will explore innovation in the realm of advanced medical and surgical pre-hospital care. The keynote speaker, Professor Guang-Zhong Yang of Imperial College London, and Director of the Hamlyn Centre, will start the day with a fascinating insight into emerging medical technologies. The sessions will include the use of novel patient testing and advances in medical management. Research from Defence institutions and civilian collaborative partnerships will illustrate the innovations in damage control and resuscitation surgery. Exploitation of artificial intelligence, physiological sensors and imaging are just a few examples of emerging technologies that are set to help meet the challenges of the future operational environment.

Expedition Ice Maiden

The British Army’s Ice Maiden team recently became the first all-female team to cross Antarctica using muscle power alone, will also be present. They will discuss their participation in a collaborative research project that monitored their physical performance for the duration of the 61 day expedition. The physiological monitoring was achieved using state of the art sensor technologies and the recorded data was successfully transmitted back to a UK operations base using commercially available technology. The potential benefits of this proof of concept to the wider healthcare community will be discussed during the conference.

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Why Visit?

Healthcare delivery in the context of complex geopolitical environments will require agile, adaptive and innovative methods of healthcare delivery. Co-operation and collaboration nurtured through events such as this will ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients and our healthcare providers.

Medical Innovation 2018 offers the opportunity to nurture collaborative partnerships and share best medical practice across the military, humanitarian and emergency healthcare communities. It will help to consolidate knowledge and provide insight into the extraordinary world of emerging medical technologies. Technologies that are changing how medicine is being practiced and which offer the opportunity to improve patient outcome.


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  • The event surpassed our expectations in terms of content and footfall. In addition, DMS’ s presence really helped to boost the medical capability proposition. The visitors that we saw were of high value. A job really well done!
    David Morgan
    Safe Triage
  • The event organised by DMS and Clarion Events proved to be an enormous and valuable centre piece, attracting vast numbers of interested delegates keen to understand the trauma pathway for service personnel injured on operations. A number of potential business opportunities are now being pursued with both UK and foreign delegates.
    Simon Burgess
    Blatchford Clinical Services
  • This is an excellent forum to showcase the latest products to representatives of military from across the globe. It is the ideal location to launch new products and to develop new business opportunities.
    James Lindop