2015 Programme and sponsors

Outline programme Here’s the detailed programme of activities: D4H mini programme. Delegates received a full programme in their packs.  Full paper proceedings are published here.

Monday 13 July 2015

  • Conference opens 4pm. Conference welcome from Headline sponsor Yorkshire & Humber AHSN.
  • Keynote speaker: Lucy Lyons, lecturer in drawing research and painting at City & Guilds of London Art School and artist-in-residence at Barts Pathology Museum, Queen Mary University of London
  • Launch of 24hr Design Challenge by Professor Julia Cassim, Kyoto Design Lab, Kyoto Institute of Technology
  • Welcome drinks reception and exhibition preview

Tuesday 14 July

  • Breakouts Session 1
  • coffee
  • Breakouts Session 2
  • lunch
  • Keynote speakers: Brendan McCormack, Head of Nursing, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh; Gail Mountain, Professor of Health Services Research, University of Sheffield
  • tea
  • Breakouts Session 3
  • Drinks reception: Design Challenge presentations and awards.

Wednesday 15 July

  • Breakouts Session 4
  • coffee
  • Breakouts Session 5
  • Keynote speakers: Rachel Cooper, Distinguished Professor of Design Management and Policy, University of Lancaster; Mat Hunter, Chief Design Officer, UK Design Council
  • tea
  • Breakouts Session 6
  • Conference dinner at Kelham Island Industrial Museum (optional extra)

Thursday 16 July

  • Morning breakouts, plenary and workshops – we have some exciting things planned – details tbc!
  • Prize giving
  • Lunch
  • Conference close at 1pm.

Breakout Sessions

Each breakout session has 4 paper presentations and lasts for 90 minutes. Sessions will be chaired. Presenters have a total of 20 minutes: 15 minutes for their paper plus 5 minutes for questions. Three strands will run concurrently in each session. There are three Sessions on Tuesday and three on Wednesday. Presenters will be notified about which session and strand they are in. Although we do plan sessions very carefully, occasional last minute alterations to the programme are unavoidable.

Sponsors and Supporters

Design4Health is pleased to announce our headline sponsor for this year’s conference. Yorkshire & Humber AHSN (YHAHSN) is part of a ‘network of networks’ and one of 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) given licence to operate by NHS England in May 2013. The YHAHSN was established to create and harness strong, purposeful partnerships between patients, health services, industry, and academia in order to create significant improvements in the health of the population by reducing service variability and improving patient experience in the health care system; to collaborate to ensure new innovative products and services that have the potential to transform lives become part of routine clinical practice; and to stimulate regional economic growth through inward investment opportunities and industry engagement. www.yhahsn.org.uk Join the YH AHSN mailing list at info@yhahsn.com or follow us on twitter @AHSN_YandH

Design4Health2015 is also generously supported by the following organisations:

The Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care for South Yorkshire (CLAHRC SY) is a programme funded by the National Institute for Health Research working closely with the NHS, universities, patients and carers, charities and industry partners to bring about changes in health services, with a specific focus on the self-management of long-term conditions.

Devices for Dignity is a National pilot Department of Health programme. We’ve been set up to drive forward innovative new products, processes and services to help people with debilitating conditions deal with their daily challenges.  www.devicesfordignity.org.uk

KYOTO Design Lab (D-Lab) is a centre for interdisciplinary design innovation projects in collaboration with industry, the public sector and other national and international partners. KYOTO Design Lab is our partner in organising the 24hr Inclusive Design Challenge.

B. Braun Medical Ltd is a member of the B. Braun Group, one of the world’s leading healthcare companies.  B. Braun offers healthcare professionals and hospitals an outstanding range of products, from our world renowned surgical instruments to our innovative implants and therapeutic systems.

JRI Orthopaedics Ltd is a British company committed to delivering high quality orthopaedic solutions for healthcare providers and patients worldwide. JRI is renowned for the Furlong® Hydroxyapatite Ceramic (H-A.C) Coated Total Hip Replacement, the first in the World to use ‘artificial bone’ to bond the implant to the patient’s host bone that should last for the lifetime of the patient.

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