Innovation Symposium Programme

We will be live-streaming the symposium on our YouTube channel.

Please view the programme below for the titles and times of each presentation; you can also read more about our speakers.

10.00 - Opening remarks

  • Dr Chris Tufnell MRCVS, RCVS Vice-President

10.10 - The Future of the profession: how will technology transform the work of human experts?

  • Professor Richard Susskind, Keynote Speaker

10.45 - Innovation and disruption demystified

  • Professor Dimitrios Spyridonidis MRCVS, Warwick Business School

11.10 - Coffee

11.30 - Project Innovate: a regulatory strategy  to support innovation

  • Christopher Woolard, Financial Conduct Authority

11.55 - Telemedicine and clinical standards: a case study in human healthcare

  • Dr Umang Patel, Clinical Director, Babylon Health

12.20 - ‘State of the Nation’: veterinary innovation in North America – challenge and opportunities

  • Dr Adam Little, Director of Veterinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Texas A&M

12.55 - Lunch

13.45 - Innovation steps: breaking down the gap between 'here' and 'there'

  • Dr Guen Bradbury MRCVS and Dr Greg Dickens MRCVS, Innovia Technology

14.15 - Panel Debate

Here and now: telemedicine, wearables and big data

  • Dr James Andrews MRCVS,  Felcana

  • Dr Nuala Summerfield

  • Francesco Cardoletti, Pawsquad

  • Professor Ivan Andonovic, University of Strathclyde

  • Chaired by Amanda Boag MRCVS, RCVS Vice-President

15.05 - Panel Debate

Coming to a vet near you soon: Artificial Intelligence, low-cost genomics, 5G and more.

  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning - tbc

  • Iain MacLaren-Lee, AgriGenomics, Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd

  • Dr Payam Barnaghi, University of Surrey

  • Dr Adam Little, Texas A&M

  • Chaired by Professor Stephen May, RCVS President

15.55 - The RCVS and Innovation: What next?

  • Anthony Roberts, RCVS

16.10 - Closing remarks

  • Dr Chris Tufnell MRCVS, RCVS Vice-President

16.15 - Networking drinks

17.00 - Close

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