Utilising and adopting diagnostic tests through good quality evidence.

The fifth annual UK Diagnostics Forum will take place on 26-27 May 2016 at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. As last year's Forum was a sell out, this year we've expanded our capacity to 150 delegates!

Join us for a meeting of diagnostics industry, academia and healthcare professionals, and take part in discussions, workshops, panel sessions and networking. 

Regular delegate spaces are still available; make sure you choose the option 'CC Payments'

The draft programme can be downloaded from the right hand side of this web page.


Bookings are now open; click on the red 'book now' button at the top of this page.  Regular delegate places cost £120 which includes the dinner on the first night, plus all refreshments and conference materials.

To join the mailing list, email dec@phc.ox.ac.uk


Delegates and exhibitors are asked to arrange their own accommodation. There are several conveniently located B&Bs nearby:

Linton Lodge Hotel (Best Western) Linton Road 01865 553461

Remont Hotel 367 Banbury Road, 01865 311020

Old Parsonage 1-3 Banbury Road, 01865 310210

Galaxie Hotel 180 Banbury Road, 01865 515688

Cotswold Lodge Hotel 66a Banbury Road, 01865 512121

Burlington House 374 Banbury Road, 01865 513513



Click here for a map


Event partners:

The Forum is made possible by the partnership between NIHR DEC Oxford and the following organisations:

innovateUK BIVDA logo 2016  NICE

Programme and speakers

The theme for this year's Forum is 'Disruptive Diagnostics' and we've got lots of interesting talks lined up. 

Confirmed speakers:

Rosanna Peeling, Director of the International Diagnostics Centre, LSHTM

Ken Paterson, NHS Scotland

Dan Lasserson, Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust

Kate Silvester, Clinical systems improvement expert

Eve Knight, Patient representative

Sally Chisholm, Programme Director for Adoption and Impact, NICE

Chris Hudson, Roche Diagnostics

Brian Shine, Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust



Download the programme

Exhibition space


If you have an exhibition space you will receive an email shortly with all the information you will need.

Please email dec@phc.ox.ac.uk if you have any questions.