MEETinLEEDS welcomes experts to the UK’s most popular health conference of the year

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19 July 2019: This month, MEETinLEEDS welcomes academics to the city for the UK’s most prestigious and popular health IT leadership event. Welcoming over 450 delegates from all over the world, the Digital Summer School aims to shape the future direction of NHS IT, as well as provide networking opportunities and encourage personal development in the sector.

Taking place on the 18th – 19th July, the two-day annual conference is returning to Leeds for the first time since 2016. It will see CIOs, CCIOs, clinical information leaders, CNIos and future digital leaders come together in a unique environment for the discussion of best practice, education and collaboration.

Offering attendees a variety of workshops, plenary sessions, site visits and masterclasses, the annual event will also provide the opportunity for networking via the pre-event drinks, networking dinner and Digital Health Awards. A variety of international and national keynote speakers will also attend, including CIO of Beth Israel Medical School, Dr John Halamka, who will be speaking on the emerging challenges in digitising healthcare and the CEO of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHSFT, Rob Webster, presenting a session on ‘leading digital to create integrated health and care in Yorkshire’, amongst others.

Harriet Boatwright, Sales and Marketing Manager at MEETinLEEDS, commented: “We’re delighted that the conference will be returning to Leeds for its second time, and understand the importance of the event for the city and the University. The Digital Summer School provides a great opportunity to showcase everything that both the city and University have to offer, and we’ve really enjoyed working on such an important conference.”

Clare Heap, Head of Conference Leeds, commented: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming the annual conference back to the city. Events such as these truly showcase the strength of Leeds’ digital sector, and present the opportunity to demonstrate the city’s leadership in the healthcare IT sector. This sector has particularly shone this year, with the city rising four places in the CBRE rankings list of the UK’s major tech sector destinations, now coming in at 6th. What’s more, the Summer School is a great opportunity to showcase some of our academic facilities, and the excellent conferencing services which are on offer at the University of Leeds.”

For more information about Digital Summer School, please visit: https://digitalhealthsummerschools.com/