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WIRED HEALTH 2016 announces 8 more speakers to line-up

Eight new speakers for WIRED HEALTH 2016 have been announced, joining the six already confirmed as taking part in the third edition of the day of debate and discussion about how technology is impacting the healthcare sector. these new speakers include:

Josh Stephenson, a patient of Andrew Dawood, will speak at the event. Stephenson had sections of his skull and body removed following a melanoma diagnosis and Dawood used both 3D scanning and printing to reconstruct his patient’s appearance. Following the work, Stephenson is pioneering his own career in 3D design and creation

Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College, London. As Founder of TwinsUK, Spector is working with Human Longevity Inc. to conduct metabolomic analysis of 12,000 individuals in the programme

Anna Young, the co-founder of MakerNurse, a platform that gives nurses the power to create everyday workarounds, hardware creations, and inventions that hold the potential to improve patient care in American hospitals

Jose Gomez-Marquez, director of Little Devices Lab at MIT Media Lab, who is the inventor of Ampli and MEDIKit tools; These kits allow medical staff to invent their own medical devices, that could be implanted on a global scale, such as an Ebola diagnostic kit

Jim O’Neill, commercial secretary to the Treasury, who is leading the UK Government Review on Microbial Resistance; This report is an assessment of to what degree world populations are becoming immune to antibiotics. O’Neill is the former chief economist for Goldman Sachs is credited with coining the term BRIC and MINT economies

Gero Miesenböck, professor of Physiology and Director of the Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, University of Oxford; Miesenböck has pioneered optogenetics, which uses techniques for visualising and controlling nerve cells with light

Molly Maloof, a physician, technologist & scientific wellness pioneer; Maloof advises multiple health technology companies on wellness and operates a medical practice aimed at optimising the health of Californian entrepreneurs

Barry McNeill, CEO of Europe at Catapult Sports, whose sensors provide in-depth athlete data and injury prevention for the world’s best sports teams, such as NFL Super Bowl winners the Denver Broncos and NBA champions the Golden State Warriors

Held at 30 Euston Square, home of The Royal College of General Practitioners, the day-long event will see more than twenty speakers take to the Main Stage to discuss a variety of topics in the health and medical sector. The event will also have a Startup Stage featuring new ideas and technologies in early and growth stages, as well as a test lab exhibition that will include healthcare products to test out and speak with their inventors.

There are a limited number of tickets available for WIRED HEALTH. A 10% discount is available to “early-birds” until February 28. WIRED subscribers will receive a 15% discount. A 50% discount is available for NHS or UK Government employees and for health sector.

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