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NICE Annual Conference 2011: Earl Howe joins confirmed speakers

Earl HoweEarl Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Quality, has been confirmed as keynote speaker to close the NICE Annual Conference next year.

Taking place on 10-11 May 2011 at the ICC in Birmingham, the NICE Annual Conference 2011 will feature eight conference streams, over 60 speakers and 800-plus delegates.

Earl Howe joins a programme of expert speakers from healthcare, public health, social care and industry, who will be addressing all the key issues facing a rapidly changing NHS. Streamed sessions include: a focus on NICE's new quality standards and their role in the new health landscape; the future vision for patient-centred care; making GP consortia work; how NHS Evidence can help you deliver evidence-based practice; and an insight into what Value Based Pricing will mean for the pharmaceutical industry and the NHS.

Other influential speakers confirmed include:

  • Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS Medical Director
  • Professor Sir Michael Marmot, UCL
  • Clare Gerada, Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Cynthia Bower, Chief Executive, Care Quality Commission
  • Patrick Vallance, Senior Vice President, Medicines Development and Discovery, GlaxoSmithKline

Discounted early bird tickets are available now on the conference website - offer ends 21 January 2011.

Patient/carer and voluntary organisations can apply for a fully paid bursary place at the conference: apply online now. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 7 January 2011.

16 December 2010

This page was last updated: 16 December 2010

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