Child Health Technology Conference 2023 Highlights

Thursday 23 May 2024

Over the last three years, the Child Health Technology Conference has become an annual calendar highlight for the global child health technology community

Each year, the event brings together researchers, healthcare professionals, and industry experts at the cutting edge of child health technology research and development. We’re delighted to share some of the highlights from last year’s conference to give you an idea of what’s to come in 2025.

Technology Demonstrations

A key highlight of CHT conferences over the years has been the virtual technology demonstrations, where innovators present novel technologies that supports the health and wellbeing of children and young people. Previous demonstrations have included virtual reality for upper limb rehabilitation and remote physical examinations of patients at home.

The first technology demonstration of CHT2023 was delivered by Nate Macabuag (Founder, Koalaa). This engaging session showed delegates the incredible work this team does around creating affordable, personalisable upper limb prosthetics for children and young people.

Uzay Macar (Co-Founder and CTO, Hibi Health) and Sam Milliken-Smith (Co-Founder and CEO, Hibi Health) also delivered a technology demonstration of the Hibi app, which enables parents and carers to manage the care of children and young people at home using artificial intelligence-driven personalised guidance.

Each of the four technology demonstrated were followed by interactive Q&A sessions, including discussions around clinician referrals, adoption into NHS services, funding and commissioning, data security and consent, and more!

 Panel Discussion: Conditions for Innovation

This panel discussion was chaired by David Cole, MBA (Co-Founder of Thinking of Oscar and Director of TOO Futures Ltd), who was joined by three brilliant guests. This panel discussion, as well as being a highlight of the conference, was also a live recording of the ‘Not Mini Adults’ podcast which advocates for children’s health and wellbeing. 

 Panel Discussion: Sheffield Children’s Youth Forum

One of the highlights of the conference was an enlightening panel discussion, chaired by Rosie Sobieraj (Senior Communications Officer, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust), with young people who have lived experience of long-term health conditions and health research. The young people shared incredible insights into the importance of including young people in research in a meaningful way, and how we can do it on their terms. Thank you to our brilliant guest speakers!

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