New inventions and discoveries continuously change the face of healthcare across the globe, medical experts were told at the BMJ Innovation Expo conference. Smallpox vaccination, penicillin, in vitro fertilisation, magnetic resonance imaging – the list is long.
But what is next, the medical community was asked. Six ideas were voted for at the BMJ Expo – including do-it-yourself spectacles, build your own toilets, social media and biobanking. A panel of experts debated which one was likely to make the biggest impact on healthcare by 2020.
You can view the UK Biobank presentation, given by Professor Rory Collins, UK Biobank’s Principal Investigator here, or click on the presentation below: