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The conference is supported by exhibition stand space from our sponsors below

Commercial sponsors

Daiichi Sankyo

Daiichi Sankyo UK Ltd is a Japanese pharmaceutical company that creates and supplies innovative products to help the NHS to deliver better patient care.  We specialise in the fields of cardiovascular disease and oncology.  We provide medicines and support to the NHS to improve people’s lives every day.


Bayer is a Life Science company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. With our innovative products, we are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time.

We focus on researching and developing speciality-focused innovative medicines primarily in the therapeutic areas of cardiology, oncology, gynecology, hematology and opthamology. In this way, we are addressing the growing requirements of patients, physicians, health care payers and regulatory agencies within the NHS.  

Non- Commercial sponsors

South West Academic Health Science Network

The South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) supports the spread and adoption of innovation in health and care. One of 15 AHSNs across the country set up by NHS England to identify, adopt and share innovative healthcare, the SW AHSN brings together like-minded people from academia, industry, life sciences, local government and the voluntary sector to work with the NHS in pursuit of a common goal – to improve the health and wellbeing of people in the region.

The Office for Life Sciences funds our Innovation Exchange and NHS Improvement commission the National Patient Safety Collaborative Programme, which is delivered by AHSNs. An example of our work is within the national remit we have rolled out mobile Atrial Fibrillation (AF) detection devices to primary care since March 2018. These devices have been used over 3,800 times and have picked up over 200 people with possible AF. 

North Bristol NHS Trust

North Bristol NHS Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in the South West, providing hospital and community healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. Our stroke service is based at Southmead Hospital, Bristol in our state-of-the-art Brunel Building. 

Since 2017, the Trust has led a specialised acute stroke centre, treating patients from across the West of England and is currently the third busiest Thrombectomy service in the country. With extra national investment and staff training, the Trust is aiming to expand to a 24-hour service, seven days a week.