Earlier this week the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) held our first Annual General Meeting which included our Innovation, Improvement & Impact Conference at the Royal Armouries, Leeds.
Attended by over 100 delegates, the conference showcased the Yorkshire & Humber AHSNs existing portfolio of projects, collaborations and objectives and allowed members the opportunity to engage with a series of health innovators across the region, via a showcase exhibition.
Featuring guest speakers from both the health sector and academia alongside pioneers from industry, the conference showcased the opportunities and benefits that have been realised by partners who have engaged with the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN.
As part of a series of interactive workshops, delegates were split into groups and given the opportunity to debate the challenges, opportunities and system priorities around the AHSNs three core workstreams; Improving Population Health, Improving Healthcare and Economic Growth. Feedback from each group was then captured using an interactive digital platform, Stormboard, and displayed in real time on wide screen TV’s within the venue.*
As part of a busy schedule, those in attendance were invited to participate in an open question and answer session with Yorkshire & Humber AHSN Directors and Associates, before the conference was officially closed Vice Chair of the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, Sir Andrew Cash.
The Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, would like to thank all exhibitors, delegates and speakers for their contribution to the conference. Please click here to view a conference testimonial kindly provided by delegate Carl Greatrex of Boehringer Ingelheim Limited.
*Please click here to view the downloadable PDF summary of each session. You can also log in to Stormboard to join the conversation and vote for the ideas through the following links;
NB: please note new users will have to register to access the board which is free to use.
Please click here to view the gallery from the Conference.