10th & 11th March 2020
The Business Design Centre, London

Health Leaders’ Summit

Who Should Attend

The Wearable Disrupt Main Stage addresses the big themes and innovations taking place in wearable technology and connected devices.The keynote stage is free to attend and open to delegates who want to understand the current landscape for wearables and where they are headed.Ideal for
  • C Level executives, Senior IT Decision Makers, Industry leaders, Distributors, Retailers, Investors, Start ups, Developers, Press
  • What You Will Hear

    The Disrupt Main Stage is the ideal platform for global brands to present their strategy, latest product announcements and vision for a wearable & connected future. It offers two days of insights, product previews and the very latest advances in technology, presented by some of the leading thinkers in the field of connected devices. This is a unique opportunity to hear from innovators and leading companies from around the globe.
    Themes: Pharmacies, Role of Pharmacist, Obesity, Diet & Nutrition, Medications, Illnesses, Conditions, Treatments, The Future
    Track Host: Address & Welcome
    Keynote Sessions
    Keynote: The Future of Pharma
    Patients, pharmaceutical companies, doctors, hospitals, insurance companies and the government are all connected sharing data and information in real time. Is pharma prepared to be part of a virtually managed health care system?
    Keynote: Pharmaceutical Companies Are The Good Guys
    Many drugs are frowned upon as they are a ‘quick fix’, used inappropriately and can have excessive side effects.

    The consensus is drug treatment should be a last resort when all other factors have failed.

    But should pharmaceutical companies always be thought of as a negative when treating illnesses or conditions as they too offer help and support?
    Keynote: Future of Diabetes Management
    Pharmacists are often at the forefront when offering care and support to diabetes sufferers. But lack of public awareness often makes them a wasted resource. An expert shares advice on recommended lifestyles, dietary interventions, how to manage and live with the condition and ultimately how to increase public awareness of this facility often on our doorsteps.
    10:55am Break
    Keynote Panel: Improvements for the Future
    There is a common concern that ‘bugs’ outsmart drugs as they have over time built up a resistance to stop the drugs working. So, what does the future look like when controlling diseases, illnesses and conditions.

    • Pharmaceutical needs vs patient needs
    • Outcomes
    • Future improvements
    • Legislations and regulations

    Medicines for the Elderly
    An expert in the industry shares the common medical problems found when working with the elderly.

    Ranging from correctly prescribed medication, side effects and interactions.

    12:05pm Lunch
    Keynote: Pharmacological vs non-pharmacological; When Dealing with Headaches & Migraines
    An expert looks at the causes, effectiveness, costs and benefits when choosing to take medication for headaches and migraines.

    Skin Conditions: Psoriasis and Eczema
    Psoriasis affects up to 3% whilst eczema affects 1 in 5 children and 1 in 12 adults.

    Our panel discuss how pharmaceutical companies can help to effectively manage these conditions providing treatments, a better quality of life and a better understanding of how to self-manage.

    Getting More Informed About the Medicines Available for Cancer
    There are many types of cancer drugs, some treat cancer directly others relieve symptoms.

    Our team of panellists will cover some of the more common drugs along with how they work.

    • Active drugs
    • Treatments
    • Targeted therapies
    • Side Affects
    • Coping

    Heart Failure
    Heart failure is a leading cause of emergency room visits and hospital readmissions.

    A community pharmacist offers an understanding along with the causes and interventions for heart failure.

    3:00pm Break
    The Role of the Pharmacy in Mental Health
    Pharmacists play a pivotal role in ensuring the best patient care for those suffering with mental health issues. Our experts share about mental illness and its treatments and how mental health can be improved using the skills and knowledge of a pharmacist.

    • Pharmaceutical inputs
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Services provided
    • Challenges
    Challenges of Managing Asthma
    It is believed financial issues; health literacy and misinformation are the main challenges of asthma sufferers.

    Our panel not only discuss this but why our busy lives means we struggle to manage asthma effectively also.

    • Specific triggers
    • Controlled medications – pros and cons
    • Recognition of signs/symptoms
    Closing Keynote: Self – Management; Becoming the CEO of Your Health
    Engaging patients in the self-management of their health and enhancing patients' ability to self-manage; could this ‘knowledge’ be detrimental to an individual’s health?
    Show Closes
    Themes: Pharmacies/Role of Pharmacist, Obesity, Diet & Nutrition, Medications, Illnesses, Conditions, Treatments, The Future
    Keynote Sessions
    Keynote: The Patient Comes First; Medication in Care Homes
    This opener shares how medicines in care homes are managed and administrated with a focus surrounding the legalities around administration, along with the role of care assistants and registered nurses when administering to patients.
    11:0am Break
    Keynote Panel: Pharmacy Obesity Management
    Community pharmacies contribute to improving the public’s health by providing counsel for overweight and obese patients. Our panel discuss current and future pharmacy based weight interventions and treatments.

    • Patient activation and health-related quality of life
    • Personal activation – looking after yourself
    • Knowledge, self-management and confidence
    • Short and long-term drug treatment

    Getting More Informed - HIV
    It is hard to convince a patient to take drugs when the side effects are so varied and unknown, however, it is critical that a patient’s collateral damaged is reduced as research shows that HIV causes damage to the gut, heart, brain, and other organs if not treated.

    This talk shares the incites from ‘the HIV pharmacist’ as they share life-saving drugs, educate on the side effects and motivate patients via the treatment methods available.

    12:05pm Lunch
    Keynote: Personalised Medicines
    Might community pharmacists have a role delivering personalised medicine?

    This session examines the challenges that may arise for a pharmacy.

    Managing Long Term Conditions
    Pharmacists are already making important contributions to those patients suffering with long term conditions. But do we know the simple answers that can help us further?

    • Lifelong learning
    • Self-assessment tools
    • Promotion of healthier lifestyles
    • Promoting self-care

    Could Better Prescribing Prevent Strokes?
    This session shares missed opportunities and how optimal prescribing could be the answer for some first stroke sufferers.

    2:15pm Break
    Diets Vs Medication
    Crash diets and medication are both used by those desperate to lose weight but realistically they are only a temporary fix and are not addressing the underlying problem as to why that individual is overweight.

    Should medication really be an option when a healthy and varied diet, fitness and a healthier lifestyle is the clear answer to weight loss?

    • Specific foods that make it easier/harder to control weight
    • Diet patterns – portion size/appetite regulation
    • Weight pills – do they work?
    • Other medication
    • What’s the answer?

    Medicines; For Those That Have More Than One Condition
    This session shares how pharmacies can help to care for patients with more than one long term condition that affects their health.
    Role of the Pharmacist with Patients and Emergency Care
    Pharmacists play a vital role when on the frontline especially as the emergency care system is often stretched. Our panel share how urgent care services have been transformed, the role of the pharmacy and the services a modern pharmacy can now provide.
    Closing Keynote: Measuring Medication Safely
    This closing session addresses medication errors, detection and classification methods.
    Show Closes

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