UK Biobank is a national and international health resource open to all health researchers. It aims to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of serious and life-threatening illnesses, including cancer, heart diseases, and depression by supporting research and making it accessible.
UK Biobank was unable to bring together all parties for their annual general scientific conference due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The team needed to discuss the institution’s critical research, and while they were keen to host it virtually, they had limited experience in virtual events hosting – especially given the conference’s usual scale and reach.
The Podium Solution
Podium understood UK Biobank needed to act fast. Our team set up the UK Biobank Conference at short notice, selecting and implementing the technology provider to support the event’s scale.
With the digital stage set, the next key step was setting the speakers up for success.
Our team shared their expertise, training speakers in digital event best-practices and walking them through the tech over the phone to ensure they could join smoothly and participate without friction.
“Every detail was planned to a high quality. The number of unique visitors was really high and I think that’s a big success in itself. Thanks for all your help and calm support. Look forward to doing it again with you.”
Chief Executive, UK Biobank
The solution provided was secure and reliable, allowing over 6000 registered scientists and health providers from across the globe to access both live and on-demand content. They shared research success stories, and how their research was helping drive solutions to the current pandemic.
- UK Biobank was able to carry out their Annual Scientific Conference and increase the normal attendance by over 400%.
- UK Biobank was able to focus on bringing together scientists and their ground-breaking research without a hitch due to platform performance and the guidance provided by the Podium support team.
- The team are now planning to run these vital updates quarterly, due to the ease and functionality of the platform and the reliability of the Podium team.