Researchers building collaborative links for Digital Medicine network

Dr Jonathan Tedds has been conferred as President of the UK chapter of the International Society of Digital Medicine at a joint Medilink East Midlands Special Interest Group meeting for Digital Health and 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing this week.

The event was attended by Dr Tedds from the Department of Health Sciences in his role as chair of the Digital Health Special Interest Group. It brought together a number of collaborators in the region to explore the latest opportunities, research and developments in the world of technology and health innovation.

The University’s involvement at the event follows close collaboration between Dr Tedds and David Wortley, who has been appointed as the first President of the European Chapter of International Society of Digital Medicine.

Also announced at the event is the news that the UK is set to become the first country to establish a Digital Medicine Research Centre in collaboration with the Chinese Founders of the International Society of Digital Medicine. The collaboration agreement identifies the East Midlands of the UK as a new European hub of the ISDM and is expected to boost trade, academic and scientific collaboration opportunities for the UK in what is expected to be a multi-billion pound market.

Dr Tedds said: "I am very honoured that the innovative strengths we have been developing in health research informatics at the university and with our NHS Trust, for example in 100,000 Genomes research, are being recognised through this award and look forward to building new partnerships involving our regional universities and industrial partners."