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Professor from the University of Cambridge to Discuss Recent Advances in mHealthcare at Point of Care Conference

July 16, 2014

London, UK (PRWEB UK) 16 July 2014

SMi is proud to have Chris Lowe, Professor of Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge, giving his keynote address at the 11th annual Point of Care conference taking place on October 27th-28th in London.

He will discuss the recent advances in sensors for mHealthcare (mobile healthcare) and observe the optical and acoustic sensors, smartphone readers and implications of the technology. This growing area of point of care, benefits patients by providing increased access and availability to care through their personal mobile devices.

This year's Point of Care conference will also focus on the implementation, including interoperability of technology and data management that is critical to the success of Point of Care Testing (PoCT). Topics that will be examined include: enhancing quality in PoCT; trends in microfluidics for health; industry standards; and how to protect intellectual property of PoCT devices.

Event Highlights:

Discuss the market opportunities of PoCT

Evaluate quality control and enhance quality standards featuring UK NEQAS and UKAS

Exclusive case study presentation on implementing PoCT

How to deliver a quality programme for PoCT to improve service efficiency

Gain insight into the future of Point of Care Key Speakers Include:

Professor Richard Luxton, Director, Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology

Tim Woods, Manager & Deputy Director, UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation

Ben Courtney, Accreditation Manager, United Kingdom Accreditation Service

Henne van Heeren, Founding Member, Microfluidics Consortium

Dr Tomi Jukkola, Patent Examiner, PRH Finnish Patent Office

Nick Kirk, President, Institute of Biomedical Science

David Wells, General Manager, Viapath

Dr Gearoid Tuohy, Director, Technology Transfer & Commercialisation, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Dr Paul Collinson, Consultant Chemical Pathologist, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust

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If you would like to attend this conference as a delegate please contact Fateja Begum on +44 (0) 207 827 6184 or e-mail fbegum(at)smi-online(dot)co(dot)uk.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event contact Alia Malick on +44(0)20 7827 6168 or email amalick(at)smi-online(dot)co(dot)uk.

If you would like to become a media partner contact Sarah Watson on +44 (0)20 7827 6134 or email swatson(at)smi-online(dot)co(dot)uk.

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