Joint Health Research Conference:  
  Committed to better research in the NHS
  Wednesday 4th March 2009
East Midlands Conference Centre, University Park, Nottingham
Registration from 9am - Close at 4.30pm

  Professor Dame Sally C. Davies
Director General of Research and Development, Department of Health
  Dr David King
Director, Central Commissioning Facility (CCF)

Mike Cooke
Chief Executive, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

  Professor Graeme Currie
Director, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire CLAHRC
  Malcolm Lowe-Lauri
Chief Executive, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
  Dr David Walker
Regional Director of Public Health, NHS East Midlands
  Interactive seminar session 1
  1.1 Better collaboration in East Midlands
  Professor Oleg Eremin, Clinical Director Trent CLRN Presentation
  1.2 Translating your research into practice
  Professor Graeme Currie, Director, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire CLAHRC
  Paul Davey, Central Engagement Manager, UKPubMed Presentation
  Alison Booth, Research Fellow, Centre for Review and Dissemination Presentation
  1.3 Getting your research off the ground – the research journey
  Dr Heather Fortnum, Director, National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing and NIHR RDS East Midlands
  Martin Williams, University of Leicester Presentation
  1.4 What does NIHR have to offer to the life science industries?
A focus on the medical technology industry
  Dr Louise Wood, Deputy Director - Head of Innovation and Industry R&D Relations, Department of Health
Jill Dhell, Innovation and Industry R&D Relations Manager, Department of Health
Mal Jarmolowicz, Managing Director, Atrakt Limited
  1.5 Public involvement in research
  Sarah Buckland, Director, INVOLVE Presentation
15.00 Interactive seminar session 2
  2.1 Getting more NIHR money for your research
  Dr David King, Director - NIHR CCF
  Lynn Kerridge, Chief Executive Officer, NETSCC Presentation
  2.2 Removing the barriers – integration and networking: beyond the basics
  Elizabeth Kettle, Senior Manager Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland CLRN
Roz Sorrie, Lead RM&G Manager, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland CLRN
Clare O'Neill, R&D Project Manager (Primary Care), Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland CLRN
  2.3 More R&D in primary and community care
  Louise Woodward, Manager, PCRN East Midlands and South Yorkshire
  Professor Brendan Delaney, Professor of Primary Care, The University of Birmingham  
  Professor David Challis, School for Primary Care Research Presentation
  2.4 NIHR research training opportunities in the East Midlands
  Dr Isabelle de Wouters, Senior Manager, NIHR CCRCD
Leesa Rayton, Programme Manager, NIHR CCRCD
Linda Robinson, Programme Manager, NIHR CCRCD
  2.5 How to get your research approved

Dr Janet Messer, Deputy Director, NHS R&D Forum
Elaine Campbell, CSP Project Manager, NIHR Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre
Karen Matthews, Research Approval Manager, NIHR Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre