Healthcare Unblocked 2018

November 9, 2018 / 9am - 5.30pm / Etc Venues, Prospero House, 241 Borough High St, London SE1


Early Bird Ticket Available until 30 September 2018 £300
Standard Ticket Available until 9 November 2018 £399

The UK’s first flagship and must-attend conference dedicated to advancing blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology in healthcare.

On Friday 9 November in London we are revisiting the popular topic of Blockchain and DLT solutions for healthcare.

Topics to be covered include:
How can blockchain help save costs and reform the NHS?
What impact are blockchain/DLT having in the arena of genomic data?
Can blockchain help patients take ownership of their own healthcare?
Preventive Medicine and Longevity – what role can blockchain play?
What are the new business models being enabled by the rise of tokenisation?

More speakers to be announced soon.


Welcome, Registration and Coffee

8.30 - 9.00am

Please join us for coffee, croissants and networking

Introduction to Blockchain and DLT in Healthcare

9.00 - 9.30am

Innovators and business leaders are becoming more and more alert to Blockchain technology and trying to understand the changes, risks and competitive advantages it may bring to the healthcare sector. This opening session explains the true potential of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies and why these technologies are set to transform the healthcare industry.

Keynote Address

9.30 - 9.45am

Opening address by special guest (to be announced)

Can Blockchain help save costs and reform the NHS?

9.45 - 10.30am

Panel discussion moderated by Barry E James, CEO and Founder, Token Intelligence.


Eleonora Harwich – Director of Research, Reform

Dr Navin Ramachandran – UCH and IOTA Foundation

Dr James Somauroo – Founding Partner,

Case Study: Eric M. Fish – Federation of State Medical Boards


The Disrupting Convergence of Blockchain, AI & Healthcare

10.30 - 11.15

Moderator: Tina Woods – CEO & Founder, Collider Health

Dr Maureen Emeagi – Founder,

Hans Graux – Co-Founder & IT Lawyer, Timelex

Dmitry Kaminskiy – General Managing Partner, Deep Knowledge Ventures

Coffee Break

11.15 - 11.45

Have coffee and view our exhibition space

Preventive medicine and longevity - what role can blockchain play?

11.45 - 12.30

Panel session with speakers including:

Dr Natalie Pankova – COO, Project Shivom (TBC)

Dr Rabia T Khan – Exploratory Scientist and Founder

Lunch, Networking Break and Exhibition

12.30 - 1.30pm

A Buffet Lunch and Refreshments will be provided

Will blockchain help patients and doctors improve management of healthcare data?

1.30pm - 3.00pm

Session moderator – Robert Learney, Digital Catapult


Elizabeth Chee – Co-Founder and COO, HIT Foundation

Dr Philip Xiu – Chief Medical Officer, Medicalchain

Dr Manreet Nijjar – Physician and Co-Founder, Truu

Chrissa McFarlane – Founder, Patientory

Case Study: Aman Quadri – CEO, Amsys Blockchain AMCHART Initiative

Healthcare Transformation In Practice – A Startup Showcase

3.00 - 4.00pm

Showcasing up-and-coming new Blockchain-based use cases and applications in healthcare from startups.

Session Moderator: Dr Jane Thomason, Abt Associates and CEO, Blockchain Quantum Impact

Judges including:

Katia Lang – Co-Founder & CEO, Fintech Times

Toby Lewis, CEO, Novum Insights

Dr Amit Patel – Director of New Ventures, Bupa (attending in a personal capacity)

What are the new business models being enabled by the rise of tokenisation?

4.00 - 4.45pm

Speaker: Cassius Kiani – Founder, Atlas Neue (TBC)

Wrap up and closing remarks

4.45 -5.00pm

Closing remarks from the Chair


    Elizabeth Chee

    Elizabeth Chee is Co-Founder and COO of the HIT Foundation. HIT Foundation (part of the Cryptovalley Association) offers a blockchain-based marketplace for personal health data that helps individuals in the Healthcare ecosystem to digitize, trace and monetize their health data. She is also Director of Global Alliance and Partnerships at the Global ICO Transparency Alliance (GITA), a newly formed global non-profit organization and initiative that seeks to promote transparency and accountability in the pre- and post-ICO phases for Blockchain projects.

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    Helen Disney

    Helen Disney is the CEO and Founder of Unblocked Events.

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    Dr Maureen Emeagi

    Dr Maureen Emeagi is a GP with 12 years of experience in the NHS. She is the founder of, a blockchain powered medical marketplace which incentivises patients to improve their long term health and gives them ownership of their physical, biochemical and genomic data.

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    Eric M. Fish

    Eric M. Fish is the Senior Vice President of Legal Services at the Federation of State Medical Boards and serves as the general counsel for the organization. He also assists in the FSMB’s federal and state advocacy efforts, analyzing legislation and healthcare trends, and consulting on the development of model policies for state medical boards.

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    Heather Flannery

    Heather Flannery is the Health Circle Global Lead at ConsenSys and the Co-Founder and Board Chair of Blockchain in Healthcare Global (“BiHG”), a new 501(c)6 trade association organized under the IEEE ISTO launching in Q3 2018. She also serves as the FY19 Co-Chair of the global HIMSS Blockchain in Healthcare Task Force, is an Innovation Fellow at EP3 Foundation, and is an active consultant, advisor, and speaker.

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    Hans Graux

    Hans Graux is an IT lawyer at the Brussels based law firm Timelex (, which specialises in information and technology law in the broadest sense. The team is internationally recognized, being both a Legal 500 Top Tier firm in Information Technology, and a Chambers Europe Recommended Firm for TMT – Information Technology. Hans graduated in Law in 2002, and obtained a complementary degree in IT in 2003. He worked as a research assistant at the Catholic University of Louvain, before becoming a lawyer at the bar of Brussels in 2005. In July 2007, he co-founded the IT law firm Timelex.

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    Eleonora Harwich

    Eleonora Harwich is Director of Research and Head of Digital and Tech Innovation at the think tank, Reform. She co-authored a project which looked at the uses of distributed ledger technologies for identity management in the public sector and is particularly interested in the public-sector applications of artificial intelligence (AI).

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    Barry E James

    Barry E James is an internationally respected author and fintech thought leader. An advisor to the British Blockchain Association on Startups and ICOs, and a weekly contributor to CityAM’s Crypto Insider section in collaboration with sister site and podcast

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    Dr Rabia T Khan

    Dr Rabia T Khan is an exploratory scientist who trained as an immuno-geneticist. She has a passion for bridging the worlds of science, business and technology. She was formerly Associate Director Strategy and Planning – BAI Bio – at Benevolent AI and is now establishing her own venture in computational drug discovery as a founder at Deep Science.

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    Dmitry Kaminskiy

    Dmitry Kaminskiy is an innovative entrepreneur and investor who is active in the fields of BioTech, FinTech, BlockChain, Artificial Intelligence. Kaminskiy is a co-founder and a managing partner at Deep Knowledge Ventures, an investment fund focused on DeepTech and advanced science projects.He is actively involved in the rising Crypto Economy working on several Blockchain projects in the field of LegalTech and RegTech with the aim to create sophisticated platforms and frameworks to apply novel financial tools and strategies to optimise distribution of venture funding to provide DeepTech projects with sufficient investment budgets.

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    Katia Lang

    Katia Lang is the co-founder of Disrupts Media Limited, publishers of The Fintech Times newspaper and She is a Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and startup enthusiast and one of the Top 100 Women in Fintech 2018.

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    Robert Learney

    Rob is Lead Technologist in Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology at Digital Catapult where he is involved in developing new programmes that help groups from multiple sectors explore the potential of this technology to unlock economic growth for the UK. Prior to joining, he co-founded the Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering

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    Toby Lewis

    Toby Lewis is CEO and Founder of market monitoring company, Novum Insights. He is a serial entrepreneur, prolific writer and analyst, straddling the worlds of technology startups, venture capital and data science. Novum produced the definitive special report on blockchain startups in Sept. 2017. Toby was one of the co-founders of media publication Global Corporate Venturing, where he led both the analytics team and its editorial efforts and has written regularly for the Wall Street Journal.

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    Chrissa McFarlane

    Named as one of the top women, “leaving their mark on the MedTech field in health IT,” by Becker’s Hospital Review, Chrissa McFarlane is the Founder and CEO of Patientory, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta. McFarlane founded Patientory in December 2015 after seeing the need in the market for more personalized and secure consumer-driven health information management solutions.

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    Dr Manreet Nijjar

    Dr Manreet Nijjar is a practicing Infectious Diseases and General Medicine Physician who has been working in the NHS for over a decade. He has recently completed his Consultant training and is focusing creating a trusted decentralised digital identity for doctors and associated healthcare workers. Dr Nijjar also contributed to the health section of Lord Holmes’s report on blockchain.

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    Dr Natalie Pankova

    Dr Natalie Pankova is COO of Project Shivom. Shivom is spearheading The Next Era of Genomics and powering the transition to value-based precision healthcare. Their focus is on the transformational convergence of OMICS technologies with blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning to enable secure and personalized medicine with global scalability.

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    Dr Amit Patel

    Amit Patel is Director, New Ventures at Bupa. He is attending as a showcase judge in a personal capacity.

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    Aman Quadri

    Aman Quadri is CEO of AMSYS Blockchain, Co-Founder of the AMCHART Initiative, and Chief Strategy Officer of the AMSYS Group. He has extensive experience within the tech and medical sector.  AMSYS Blockchain is working on solutions within the EMR/EHR and medical wellness space.  In his view, every patient should have 24/7 access to his/her records, understand what that data means, and be able to share it through permissioned access. He is also one of the recent Co-Founders of Blockchain in Healthcare Global, an initiative to help set rules, regulations, and standards that all can follow.

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    Dr Navin Ramachandran

    Dr. Navin Ramachandran  is a practising radiology consultant at University College London Hospital and a member of the IOTA Foundation.

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    Dr James Somauroo

    Dr James Somauroo is a medical doctor with a keen interest in digital health. He is the Founder of & Director of the Accelerator.

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    Dr Jane Thomason

    Dr Thomason is a thought leader in the applications of blockchain technology to solve social problems.  She is a frequent commentator and blogger on blockchain and social impact and in 2017 has spoken at blockchain and disruptive technology conferences on social impact all over the world. Jane is also a Global Ambassador and Advisory Board member of the British Blockchain Association.

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    Tina Woods

    Tina Woods is Founder & CEO of Collider Health and Chair of the Future Health Collective. She is also an Adviser to the National AHSN Artificial Intelligence Iniitiative and an Ecosystem Builder for the Healthy Ageing Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
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    Dr Philip Xiu

    Philip Xiu is Chief Medical Officer at Medicalchain. He is particularly interested in the application of evidence-based medicine to the digital health space, applications for blockchain technology in healthcare, and use of technology to advance diagnosis and management of diseases.

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What You Will Learn

– User-friendly introduction to cryptocurrencies and applications of blockchain
– Discover new use cases and applications affecting the healthcare sector
– Understand the strategic importance of blockchain and the new business models being created that will transform the way you do business
– Keep up-to-date with the latest new developments in the field with case-study led content
– Meet leading startups, investors and entrepreneurs innovating for the future


"Your healthcare event was brilliant. Glad to see that London still leads the way in terms of international innovation."

Matthew Gardiner - Catch London

"I was most impressed by the quality of speakers and delegates. We are at the challenging phase of moving from theory to practice for many of the potential users of blockchain. Your events are certainly helping to bridge the gap!"

Conference delegate at Healthcare Unblocked

"One of the best conferences ever with a level of relevant and real-world examples that are not always found"

Conference Speaker, Healthcare Unblocked

"Healthcare Unblocked was the first healthtech event we’ve attended that truly covered new ground, spoke in line with the sector, and exhibited extremely well-informed speakers and audience."

Imogen Bunyard - Co-Founder, Qadre

"I had the pleasure of meeting Helen Disney last year when she organised what I would have said was the premier event in Blockchain."

Genevieve Leveille - Founder, 0tentic8

"Very interesting and a proper glimpse into the not-too-distant future. The talks felt particularly relevant to my area of work so I'll be investigating further."

MS Society

"The most succinct explanation of what Blockchain could do for our sector to date"


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Founder - Braxxis Partners

"A really great and informative session with a lot of impressive speakers!"

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