The Future of Care: Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Date: 30/01/2020 | Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Location: Holiday Inn Bristol Filton, Bristol BS16 1QX
Organised by: West of England AHSN
Tel: 0117 900 2543

Event summary

This event is the second in a series of four Future of Care events to raise awareness and knowledge of the future facing developments that are fast approaching the NHS and becoming more mainstream that senior decision makers and leaders in local systems need to be cognisant of and begin to plan for.

  1. Genomic Science: now and future
  2. Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  3. Population health, opportunities from Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  4. Diagnostics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Robotics and autonomous systems are increasingly seen as a means of providing independence and more personalised care for people with long term conditions, while alleviating burden on staff and budgetary resources.

This may be through physical assistive robotics technology to support rehabilitation, independence or improve patient ability and comfort, or social robots that could provide cognitive support and enable social interaction for people who are living alone.

At this event we will explore the potential of robotics and autonomous systems to fulfill these needs, understand the challenges of implementation and explore some of the ethical and social issues surrounding the use of this technology.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Praminda Caleb-Solly, Bristol Robotics Laboratory
  • Sanja Dogramadzi, Bristol Robotics Laboratory & University of the West of England
  • Dr Manoj Sivan, University of Leeds
  • Jim Thomas and Diane Buddery, Skills for Health

We have limited places and therefore Register your interest if you would like to attend the event.

Who should attend

This event is relevant to people in senior roles who want to explore the use of this technology within the NHS:

  • CEOs
  • Accountable Officers
  • Commissioners
  • Senior Directors from across the West of England AHSN and South West AHSN footprints (Director of Transformation, Director of Nursing etc)

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