Inspirational speakers; patient advocate, surgeon, and breast cancer survivor Liz O’Riordan and Professor Mary Dixon-Wood of THIS, Cambridge University, have been announced as the opening keynotes for the Digital Health Networks Virtual Summer School 2021, 15-16 July.

Their focus will be how digital tools are enabling radical redesign of health and care services to put patients in control of their treatment and care.

In July 2015, Liz was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer at the age of 40 and she started a blog to help come to terms with the diagnosis. This led to her to formally write and talk about my experiences, and resulted in her co-authoring ‘The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer: How to Feel Empowered and Take Control’ with Professor Trisha Greenhalgh.

Mary’s achievements include serving on the National Advisory Group on the Safety of Patients in England, which produced the 2013 Berwick report, and also serving on the 2016 review of information technology in the NHS led by Professor Bob Wachter.

The overall theme of Summer School 2021 is to explore the evolving challenges of being an effective digital leader in the NHS and different dimensions of leadership roles. All sessions will be CPD-accredited.

Jon Hoeksma, CEO of Digital Health said “Virtual Summer School promises the most interesting agenda ever. It’s fantastic to confirm Liz and Mary as keynotes with further exciting programme announcements coming soon.

“Come and join us for a packed two days of panel discussions, workshops, case studies and a great networking and social programme. Whether you are coming for the first time or are a regular you will be made very welcome and learn a huge amount from your peers.”

The Summer School is the prestigious annual education and networking meeting exclusive to members of Digital Health Networks. DHN is the professional knowledge and collaboration network of NHS CCIOs, CIOs, CNIOs and future digital leaders, delivered through events, webinars and online community.

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P.S. Virtual Summer School is exclusively for Digital Health Networks members.
If you are not already a member, please apply here.

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