Healthcare Unblocked 2019

November 8, 2019 9:00am - 5:30pm / 1 America Square, 17 Crosswall, London, EC3N 2LB


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Europe’s must-attend conference for all those interested in understanding and implementing blockchain in healthcare. Now in its 3rd year and better than ever!


Welcome and Registration

9.00 - 9.30am

Please join us for coffee, do some networking and pick up your badge

Opening keynote

9.30 - 10.00am

Special guest to be announced

Do no harm - The ethics of sharing medical data

10.00 - 10.45am

Join our panel of experts to discuss the ethics and challenges of sharing medical data and breaking down the data silos that still exist in health systems.

Coffee break

10.45 - 11.00am

Caffeine injection and chatting time

Cybersecurity and Healthcare Data Privacy

11.00 - 11.30am

Speaker to be announced

Panel: Patient Empowerment

11.30 - 12.30

Join our panel to discuss how blockchain applications in healthcare are empowering patients.


12.30 - 1.30pm

Buffet lunch and open networking session.

Afternoon keynote

1.30 - 2.00pm

Speaker to be announced

Genomics, blockchain and precision medicine

2.00 - 3.00pm

Join our expert panel to discuss what happens when you combine genomics data with blockchain and other frontier technologies to create a new era of precision medicine.

Speakers including:

Tina Woods, CEO, Collider Health (Moderator)

Dr Natalie Pankova, COO, Metadavice

Additional speakers to be confirmed


Innovation showcase

3.00 - 4.00pm

Showcasing real-world start ups and scale ups delivering the innovations of the future, moderated by Dr Jane Thomason, CEO, Fintech Worldwide, and with a panel of expert judges including:

Annie Theriault, Grand Challenges Canada

Jenny Creed Geraghty, Clinical Genetic Scientist, &

Natalie Furness, Co-Founder, Women in Technology Revolution.

What tools & methods are needed by all stakeholders to build maintainable healthcare blockchains?

4.00 - 4.30pm

Speaker: Arnoud Berghuis, Board Member Dutch Blockchain Language Knowledge Foundation

Blockchain for Healthcare means that the entanglement of interests of the public, patients, doctors, and pharmaceutical industries can be untangled and re-balanced. Yet building blockchain solutions in healthcare is not easy. Beyond the hype, how can we introduce proper tools and methodologies to build the maintainable, flexible and complex healthcare systems our society needs?

Future Vision: Healthcare in a decentralised world

4.30 - 5.00pm

Dr Alex Cahana paints a picture of how healthcare will look in a blockchain-based world – whether you’re a patient, professional, scientist, service provider or investor.

Drinks reception

5.00 - 6.00pm

Stay for a drinks and meet the speakers.


    Alex Cahana

    Alex Cahana is Head of Healthcare and Blockchain Consulting at Genesis Block. With over 25 years of experience in clinical medicine, Dr. Cahana consults multiple national and international private and public companies, start-ups and healthcare organizations on blockchain technology, digiceutical integration and healthcare redesign.

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    Heather Flannery

    Heather Flannery is Global Lead at ConsenSys Health and the Co-Founder and Board Chair of Blockchain in Healthcare Global, a 501(c)6 trade association organized under the IEEE ISTO. She also serves as the FY19 Co-Chair of the global HIMSS Blockchain in Healthcare Task Force.

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    Arnoud Berghuis

    Arnoud Berghuis is the founder of the Blockchain Knowledge Foundation which focuses on the development of the natural blockchain language UBL. UBL is a structured natural language that specifies a blockchain at a highly conceptual level, translating structured English into an executable blockchain program code. This solution is very useful for building complex maintainable healthcare systems.

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    Jenny Creed Geraghty

    Jenny Creed Geraghty is a clinical genetic scientist. She believes that blockchain has sparked a revolution in the evolution of digital healthcare and that Blockchain for genomics gives us all the keys to own & control our genomic data.

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    Helen Disney

    Helen Disney is the CEO and Founder of Unblocked and a Founding Partner of Dots Ventures. She is also a Co-Founder of the British Blockchain and Frontier Technologies Association (BBFTA).

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    Natalie Furness

    Natalie Furness is co-founder of Women in Technology Revolution, the world’s first global community focused on increasing the representation of women across all emerging technologies.

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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 the Chief Operating Officer at Metadvice, a company building AI-based clinical decision support solutions to enable doctors to combine the avalanche of newly available medical information into their clinical practice, while enabling patients to retain access rights to data using distributed ledger technology (DLT).

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    Dr Stewart Southey

    Dr Stewart Southey is an NHS Consultant Anaesthetist and Founder of Catena Consulting, a firm which guides C-level executives about blockchain and other emerging technologies, helping them appraise and implement solutions if desired or strategically advantageous to do so.

    He has advised a number of blockchain startups, is Chief Medical Officer for Biohax International and writes regularly for Forbes on Blockchain in Healthcare.

    He recently completed an MSc in Digital Currencies, which will make him one of a handful doctors in the world with such a qualification.

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    Annie Theriault

    Annie Theriault is the Chief Investment Officer of Grand Challenges Canada and the Managing Director of the EWEC Innovation Marketplace, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, NORAD, and USAID.

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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 CEO of Fintech Worldwide and co-author of Blockchain Technology for Global Social Change. She is a regular hackathon judge and mentor including London Blockchain Week, London Fintech Week, ConsensSys and EOS Global Hackathons.

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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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"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, 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 and COO, Qadre

"Healthcare Unblocked 2018 was a seminal event"

Barry James - Chair, British Blockchain and Frontier Technologies Association

"a rich, intelligently designed agenda and a chance to network with go getters"

Jenny Creed Geraghty - Healthcare Unblocked 2018 attendee

"An extremely high quality, cutting edge event with expert speakers and well informed audience - thoroughly enjoyable and excellent learnings"

Dr Jane Thomason - CEO, Fintech Worldwide

"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"


"This is one of the best curated series in London or globally. This is a great opportunity to learn new things and going ons in the space."

Blockchain startup founder

"World-class events"

Founder - Braxxis Partners

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


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