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Agenda announced for WIRED Health 2022

3 May 2022

WIRED Health, WIRED’s annual healthcare conference and flagship event, will return to London in person on May 26 2022. Now in its tenth year, the editorially designed programme, led by long-time WIRED Health curator João Medeiros, will examine the big ideas, academic breakthroughs and innovations driving the way we provide and access healthcare.

Please see below for the full event schedule. Sessions for mid-morning and mid-afternoon are split between the Keynote and WIRED Health Access Stage.

Morning Sessions

• 09.10 - 09.30 The response to COVID-19: A global perspective

Professor Devi Sridhar, Professor of Global Public Health, University of Edinburgh.

• 09.30 - 09.50 Frugal by Nature: Lesson in innovation from the wild

Dr Romain Pizzi, Wildlife Vet

• 09.50 - 10.10 Keynote

Dr Tim Spector, Scientific Co-Founder, Zoe

• 10.10 - 10.35 Panel: The future of the NHS post-COVID

Tara Donnelly, Director of Digital Care Models, Transformation Directorate, NHS England and Ele Harwich, Head of Collaborations, NHS AI Lab

Mid Morning Sessions - Keynote Stage

• 11.20 - 11.40 Keynote

Professor Tollulah Oni, Clinical Senior Research Associate at MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge and Founder & Principal, Urban Better

• 11.40 - 12.00 Prevent illness before it happens: The path to unlocking genomics’ potential in Healthcare

Dr Alessandro Riccombeni, National Genomics Officer, Microsoft

• 12.00 - 12.20 Synaptopathy and the Bayesian brain

Professor Karl Friston, Scientific Director: Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, Queen Square Institute of Neurology, UCL

Startup Showcase - Access Stage

• 11.20 - 11.45 Panel

More information to come

• 11.50 - 12.00 Startup Pitch

Valentina Milanova, Founder and CPO, Daye

• 12.00 - 12.10 Startup Pitch

Luis Valente, CEO and Co-Founder, iLoF

• 12.10 - 12.20 Startup Pitch

Frederico Carpinteiro, CEO and Founder, Adapttech

Early Afternoon Sessions - Keynote Stage

• 13.50 - 14.15 Panel

Dr Tania Boler, CEO and Founder, Elvie Professor Pragya Agarwal, Behaviour and Data Scientist; and Professor Christina Pagel, Director of the Clinical Operational Research Unit, UCL

• 14.15 - 14.35 Keynote

Professor Hugo Spiers Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience University College London

• 14.35 - 14.55 Keynote

Pamela Spence, Global Health Sciences and Wellness Industry Leader, EY

• 14.55 - 15.15 Keynote

Professor Andrew Pollard, Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group

Startup Showcase - Access Stage

• 14.20 - 14.30 Startup Pitch

Fernanda Dobal, Co-Founder, BiaCare

• 14.30 - 14.40 Startup Pitch

Mendel Kaelen, Founder and CEO, Wavepaths

• 14.40 - 14.50 Startup Pitch

Karolina Löfqvist, Founder & CEO, Hormona Jasmine Tagesson, COO & Co-Founder, Hormona

• 14.50 - 15.00 Startup Pitch

Umar Naeem Ahmad, CEO, Abtrace

• 15.00 - 15.10 Startup Pitch

More information to come

Afternoon Sessions - Keynote Stage

• 16.00 - 16.20 Virtual Keynote

Professor Uğur Şahin, M.D., Co-Founder & CEO BioNTech

Dr Özlem Türeci. Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer, BioNTech

• 16.20 - 16.40 CEPI’s 100 days mission

Dr Melanie Saville, Executive Director of Vaccine Research & Development, CEPI

• 16.40 - 16.55 Startup Showcase winning slot

We showcased eight startups on the WIRED Health Startup Showcase today – hear from the winner

• 16.55 - 17.00 Closing Remarks


This year, WIRED is pleased to announce that its knowledge partners for WIRED Health are: EY Microsoft.

There are a limited number of tickets available for WIRED Health; please note there are special rates available for startups/scaleups, investors and public sector employees. For further information, or for registration, go to:

WIRED Health 2022 will be held at Kings Place, London, N1 9AG on 26th May 2022.

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