Joint Health Research Conference:  
  Committed to better research in the NHS
     
  Wednesday 17th June 2009
Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre, Old Market, Bristol

Registration from 9.30am - Close at 4.00pm

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09.30 Registration and refreshments

NIHR exhibition
   
10.00 Session One:
Welcome by Chair
  Professor Sir John Tooke
Dean, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry
   
10.05 Introduction
  Sir Ian Carruthers OBE
Chief Executive, NHS South West
   
10.15 Keynote speech: Delivering Best Research for Best Health
Dr Russell Hamilton
Director for Research and Development, Department of Health
   
10.45 Refreshments and NIHR exhibition
   
11.15 Session Two:
Regional presentations
  Professor Stuart Logan
Director, PenCLAHRC
Professor Gianni Angelini
Professor of Cardiac Surgery, University of Bristol
   
11.55 Panel Discussion and Questions from the floor
  Chair:
Professor Sir John Tooke
Panel:
Dr Russell Hamilton
Professor Stuart Logan
Professor Gianni Angelini
   
12.30 Lunch
NIHR exhibition
Live computer-based demonstrations
Opportunity to view NIHR films
   
13.30 Interactive seminar session 1:
   
  1.1 Working with the lifesciences industries
  Dr Clare Morgan
Director for Industry, NIHR Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre
 
  • The NIHR Clinical Research Network: Engaging the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical technology industries
   
  1.2 NIHR research training opportunities in the South West
  Dr Isabelle de Wouters
Senior Manager, NIHR Co-ordinating Centre for Research Capacity Development
 
  • Clinical Academic Training Pathway for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professions
  • NIHR Fellowships Scheme
  • NIHR Healthcare Scientists Research Fellowships
  • NIHR Integrated Academic Training Pathway for Doctors and Dentists
   
  1.3 Getting more NIHR money for your research
  Dr David King
Director, NIHR CCF
Professor Ian A Cree
Director, NETSCC, EME Programme
 
  • What is available? Identifying the right NIHR programme for you: CCF managed research programmes or NETSCC managed research evaluation programmes?
  • Knowing the scope, types of research funding, and how and when to apply.
  • Find out about payment of Full Economic Costs and direct costs.
  • Get the website addresses if you need further information and to keep in touch.
   
  1.4 PenCLAHRC: creating CLAHRC community
  Dr Peter Aitken
Co-Director, Peninsular CLRN
 
  • What is PenCLAHRC?
  • Who is involved?
  • How are we engaging the clinical, managerial and research audience?
  • What is your expectation of CLAHRC?
   
  1.5 Research networks: working together to deliver research
  Helen Quinn
Senior Manager, Peninsula Comprehensive Research Network
 
  • Find out how the networks can practically support Chief Investigators of single and multi-centre research studies
  • Find out how the network can support Principal Investigators and
    Research Teams
  • Find out how the networks work together to help deliver research
  • Find out more about the different funding available to Trusts to support both clinical and support services
   
14.15 Break (whilst moving between seminars)
   
14.20 Interactive seminar session 2:
   
  2.1 Public involvement in research
  Angela Barnard
INVOLVE group member
Maryrose Tarpey
Public Involvement Adviser, INVOLVE Coordinating Centre
 
  • Introduction to INVOLVE and NIHR support for public involvement in research
  • Why public involvement is important
  • Discussing the barriers and challenges to public involvement
  • Support and guidance for public involvement
   
  2.2 Disseminating research evidence
  Paul Davey
Engagement Manager, UKPubMed Central
Alison Booth
Research Fellow in Dissemination, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
Paul Wilson
Research Fellow in Dissemination, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
 
  • Making your research available through UK PubMed Central
  • Research dissemination – the principles and practice
   
  2.3 Removing the barriers: integration and networking
  Sue Taylor
Lead RM&G Manager, Western Comprehensive Local Research Network
 
  • Find out about new systems designed to streamline the processes for setting up clinical research studies through the networks
  • IRAS - the one stop shop for all applications, covering the range of approvals for different types of research studies
  • Find out about how to gain NHS permission for clinical research studies through the NIHR Coordinated System for Gaining NHS Permission (CSP)
  • Research Passports and linked guidance provide support for individual researchers working across more than one site
   
  2.4 More R&D in primary and community care
 

Professor Debbie Sharp
NIHR School for Primary Care Research
Professor Jill Manthorpe
NIHR School for Social Care Research
Dr Philip Evans
Director, Primary Care Research Network (SW)

 
  • Overview of NIHR School for Primary Care
  • Overview of NIHR School for Social Care
  • Working across the networks
   
  2.5 Developing successful grant applications: how the RDS can help
  Dr Paul Ewings
Director, NIHR Research Design Service (South West)
 
  • What support is provided by the RDS?
  • How to get advice on all aspects of design and funding opportunities
  • How to improve your chances of being funded
   
15.05 Break (whilst moving to final plenary session)
   
15.15 Closing Keynote Speaker
Professor Peter Mathieson
Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bristol
   
15.45 Panel Discussion and Questions from the floor
  Chair:
Professor Stuart Logan
Director, PenCLAHRC (tbc)

Panel:
Dr Russell Hamilton
Director for Research and Development, Department of Health
Professor Peter Mathieson
Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bristol
Professor Debbie Sharp
Professor of Primary Care, University of Bristol
Dr Paul Ewings
Director, NIHR Research Design Service (South West)
Dr Peter Aitken
Co-Director, Peninsular CLRN
   
16.15 Networking and close