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UK Diagnostics Forum 2015 is now sold out!

Join us in the beautiful setting of St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford on 19-20 May 2015 for the 4th Annual UK Diagnostics Forum.

Organised by the NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative Oxford, in collaboration with NICE, Innovate UK and the British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA), this is a meeting of industry, academia and healthcare developing ways to facilitate the utilisation and adoption of innovative tests through good quality evidence.

The Forum starts at 4pm on Tuesday 19th May with registration, followed by the opening talk at 4.30pm by Professor Jonathan Kay (NHS England) and a panel discussion on where we should position investigations in the healthcare systems of the future.  At 6pm, enjoy an excellent networking opportunity with drinks and a 3 course seated dinner in the college.

Wednesday 20th is a full day of talks and workshops from 9.30am until 4pm, culminating in our closing plenary by Sir Muir Gray on High Value Diagnostics.



Bookings open at 12.00 midday on Tuesday 17th February. Regular delegate places cost £85. Please register using the link above. We are now operating a waiting list; please click on the red 'join the waiting list' button above.



There are several conveniently located B&Bs and hotels within easy reach of the venue; delegates and exhibitors should arrange their own accommodation.

Nearby options:

Remont Hotel 367 Banbury Road,  01865 311020
Linton Lodge Hotel (Best Western) Linton Road  01865 553461
Old Parsonage 1-3 Banbury Road, 01865 310210
Galaxie Hotel 180 Banbury Road, 01865 515688
Cotswold Lodge Hotel 66a Banbury Road, 01865 512121
Burlington House 374 Banbury Road, 01865 513 513



Click here for a map.



The UK Diagnostics Forum is supported by:


 BIVDA  innovateUK  KTN Logo© KTNNICEAHSN Logo© AHSN Oxford

The Diagnostics Forum 2015 has now sold out!

We are now operating a waiting list for attendees. Please sign up using the link opposite and you will be contacted if a space becomes available.

Update to programme and extra workshop added

Due to the popularity of this event we have been able to add a few more places to the Forum, so if you haven't registered yet, there is still time!

 We are now able to add a fourth workshop: Julie Hart from the Oxford Academic Health Science Network will be facilitating a workshop on accelerating innovation and technology adoption within the NHS.

Once the maximum capacities for the first three workshops have been reached, they will no longer be available to choose on the online shop.

The title of the second workshop has changed; it is now 'Innovate UK's Evidence Map' and will be panel discussion chaired by Penny Wilson of Innovate UK.

If you have any questions regarding the workshops please email


Programme and speakers

Confirmed speakers:

Sir Muir Gray - Director, Better Value Healthcare
Professor Jonathan Kay - Clinical Informatics Director, NHS England
Dr Elaine Dunwoodie - Clinical Research Fellow, Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology
Dr Jane Wolstenholme - Senior Researcher, Health Economics Research Centre (HERC)
Mr Andrew Wood - Chief Finance Officer for South Eastern Hampshire and Fareham & Gosport Commissioning Groups
Dr Paul Debenham - Director, Innovation & Development, LGC
Dr Penny Wilson - Innovation Platform Leader, Stratified Medicine, Innovate UK

Exhibition space

There are limited spaces for people wishing to have an exhibition stand at the conference, so this will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The cost for exhibitors is £120 (including VAT). Exhibitors will also need to register for attendance at the Forum at the regular rate of £85.