WMAHSN Economic Summit

WMAHSN Economic Summit


Regional venue
The Birmingham Conference and Events Centre, Hill Street, Birmingham, B5 4EW


Join the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) at their fourth annual Economic Summit, to be held on Tuesday 5 December from 9am – 4pm at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre.

The summit will focus on the life sciences industry within the West Midlands, and the opportunities this affords not just in improving the health of the local population, but as a key driver of economic growth. The potential of the sector has been recognised as a pillar of economic progress by the now-established West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), which has life sciences firmly on its agenda. With the challenges and opportunities presented by the region’s six Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) - which bring together the NHS and local councils to improve health and care based on the needs of the whole population in each area – combined with the West Midlands’ enviable strengths in digital health, these are exciting times for the local life sciences economy.

The event will have three overarching themes:

1. Digital health - How the rapid introduction of innovation in digital health will benefit both companies and citizens, creating more jobs in the health and life sciences fields and focusing on the economic future of the West Midlands

2. West Midlands Combined Authority - How the life sciences industry will act as a dynamo for economic growth in the West Midlands, with precision medicine, personalised healthcare and digital tools acting as drivers of wealth creation, as well as improving healthcare

3. Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) - How the region’s six STPs will organise both clinically and economically to drive sustainable transformation in patient experience and health outcomes in the long-term.