Forthcoming Events


How to develop a medical device or diagnostic

Date: Wednesday 22nd January 2020
Time: 14:30 - 18:00
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge, 17 Charles Babbage Road

If you are thinking about or have started developing a diagnostic tool or medical device, then this workshop is for you. It will give you an oversight of what to consider and insights on best practice, whist giving case studies and anecdotes. We will hear talks from:

Why develop a new device or diagnostic? - John Pritchard, CATS Expert in Residence

The medical device and diagnostic development pathway - John Rippeth, PA Consulting

Regulation of medical devices in Europe - Ben Jacoby, Cambridge RA Ltd

2.30pm Registration with tea and coffee
3pm Talks
5pm Networking with drinks and canapés

Please click here to register.

Early Detection Programme 5th Annual Symposium 2020

Date: Monday 27th January 2020
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Venue: CRUK Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0RE

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The Early Detection Programme presents its 5th Annual Symposium with an outstanding line up of speakers including keynote addresses from Ruth Etzioni, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Ludmil Alexandrov, University of California San Diego. We will also hear from budding scientists in the field, and from a panel of healthtech investors giving their views on the future direction of early detection technology.

This event is now fully booked, you can no longer register.


Roadmapping workshop on early detection of cancer

Date: Tuesday 18th February 2020
Time: 09:00 - 16:00
Venue: TBC

In conjunction with FAST Healthcare Networks, the Early Detection Programme is hosting a workshop for up to 40 participants focusing on the engineering and physical sciences research challenge associated with three of the prioritised research interventions from the Cancer Research UK Early Detection Roadmap. Details of the three areas will be advertised before the workshop and attendees will be invited to indicate in which of the three areas they are particularly interested. The workshop is aimed at participants from across the clinical, the academic engineering and physical sciences and industrial communities. For full details and applications to attend, see the Fast Healthcare webpages.

We expect the demand for places to exceed the number available so make sure that you register soon.