The Mobilise-D project had its official start April 1st this year and on April 11th, the consortium got together to kick the project off to a good start. More than 100 Mobilisers met in Newcastle to better get to know both the project and each other, and to build a strong team that can handle all tasks and deliverables that lie ahead.
Professor David Burn (University of Newcastle) started off with a presentation about the importance of digital health care, before Consortium Leaders Lynn Rochester (University of Newcastle) and Ronenn Roubenoff (Novartis) introduced the attendees to the Mobilise-D project and consortium as a whole. Nathalie Seigneuret from the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), funders of the project, also joined us and clarified what they expect from us and how they can support us, and how they will support us throughout our joint adventure.
Dr Simon Stott (The Cure Parkinson’s Trust) presented the patients perspective on enhancing mobility assessment, while Dr Jonathan Sheffield (National Institute of Health Research) shared his insight into how to drive change in the research landscape. Finally, the attendees were walked through each Work Package by their respective leaders.
We are off to an excellent start, and the entire consortium is ready for action. Stay tuned!
See more photos from the event below: