SAMS Event: Speakers Announced

Kent Business School (KBS) is hosting a two-day workshop on 26 – 27 February 2020 at the Medway Campus.

The event is sponsored by The Society for the Advancement of Management Studies. The event organisers are Professor Marian GarciaProfessor Jeremy Howells and Dr Gloria Appiah.

This workshop aims to provide a platform for a series of discussions on the complex management challenges we now face in healthcare and medicine. The event will explore the emerging digital environments of innovation and collaboration that result in the architecture of open participation and creativity to address complex healthcare and medicine challenges.

As part of the workshop, we are pleased to welcome a line-up of speakers from industry who will be leading an interesting Panel Discussion on Open Innovation Models of Partnership (Thursday 27th February 2020 (09:30 am – 11:30 am)

Speakers include:

  • Dr Maria Quinlan (Research Lead, Change Team, ARCH)
  • Professor Hamish Laing (Professor of Enhanced Innovation, Engagement and Outcomes – Swansea Business School)
  • Ryan Campbell CBE – Chief Executive – Demelza
  • Dr Carlos Bezos Daleske (Director – Instituto para la Experiencia del Paciente)

The workshop will also feature a number of presentations with an assigned facilitator who will lead discussions after the presentation. To allow many more researchers, looking to take advantage of this exciting and intellectually stimulating event the opportunity to receive feedback from both practitioners and academics in a friendly and supportive environment, the deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to the 16th of February, 2020.

Extended abstracts of up to 1,000 words for conceptual and/or empirical papers that can advance our understanding of open innovation in healthcare and medicine should be sent to Dr Gloria Appiah by the new deadline.

In addition, the event will include a Professional Development Workshop for doctoral candidates and Early Career Researchers in any management-related discipline. The workshop will focus on professional development with a particular emphasis on strategies for successful publishing and managing an academic career.

The event timings are as follows:

  • Wednesday 26 February 2020 (11:30 am – 17:30 pm)
  • Networking Dinner (19:00 – 21:00)
  • Thursday 27 February 2020    (9:00 am   – 14:30 pm).


There is no fee to attend the event, but registration is required.

If you would like to attend without presenting, please email Dr Gloria Appiah to reserve a place as soon as possible for catering purposes.

10 travel bursaries are available for doctoral students (£100 pounds total per bursary). Bursaries will be allocated to students presenting their work, who have booked their travel tickets prior to registering for the event. For more information please get in touch.


University of KentMedway Campus: Sail & Colour Loft, the Historic Dockyard, ME4 4TE Chatham, Kent.

Accommodation & Networking Dinner

Participants will need to make their own travel/accommodation arrangements. There is a Travel Lodge hotel conveniently located on the Chatham Historic Dockyard, and a 5-minute walk to the workshop venue. Participants are expected to attend the networking dinner.

Please note, extended abstracts of up to 1,000 words should be emailed to Dr Gloria Appiah by 16th February 2020 (email:

Remember to register your attendance

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