All future events

  • Getting started in research: moving from thoughts to action
    29 Oct 2014 - Manchester

    For healthcare professionals working in the NHS it can be challenging to identify the options and opportunities available to increase your research skills and expertise. This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to explore some of the options and, as importantly, utilise a range of exercises to move you from thinking about getting started in research to developing a tangible course of action to make this a reality.

  • National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference
    2 Nov 2014 - Liverpool

    The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference provides a forum for researchers from different disciplines to exchange knowledge and ideas, and showcases the best in basic science, clinical trials, qualitative research and dataset analysis.

  • NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research Information Events
    4 Nov 2014 - Birmingham

    This event will offer an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) funding stream. Registration to this event is FREE and refreshments will be provided.

    The events will be held in Leeds, London and Birmingham on 1 October 2014, 24 October 2014 and 4 November 2014 respectively.

    For more information click on the above link.

  • Developing proposals for the Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme seminar
    6 Nov 2014 - Lancaster

    This seminar is one of a series organised by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service for the North West (RDS NW) to highlight national funding opportunities for applied health and social care research. We aim to give researchers a better understanding of funding priorities, application processes and future plans and an opportunity for dialogue with panel members and successful grant holders.

    To reserve a place please email

  • ‘Trials within Cohorts’ (TwiCs) symposium
    10 Nov 2014 - London

    Trials within Cohorts’ (TwiCs) symposium, hosted by NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber and NIHR CLAHRC North Thames

    Since the publication in 2010 of the innovative ‘cohort multiple randomised controlled trial’ design (, there has been growing interest in conducting multiple trials within cohorts.

    NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber and NIHR CLAHRC North Thames are jointly holding a ‘Trials within Cohorts’ symposium on 10th and 11th November 2014, at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – the purpose of which is to advance the development and application of this pragmatic trial design.

    Over a dozen triallists from the UK, Canada and Netherlands with ‘hands on’ experience of the ‘cohort multiple RCT’ design are coming together to share what they have learnt, and to discuss the ethical, statistical and practical challenges of the design.

    Day one showcases the work and learning of these triallists and end with an expert panel discussion on the design.

    Day two focuses on drawing up reporting guidelines for this design (am), and the role of the design for facilitating surgery research (pm).

    We invite all researchers interested in practical trial design to participate in some or all of this two day symposium. For more information or to book your place go to:

    Please contact administrator Kate Collins ( with any questions about the event.

    Both NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber and NIHR CLAHRC North Thames are funded by the National Institute for Health Research (

  • i4i Life Sciences Accelerator programme
    11 Nov 2014 - Henley-on-Thames

    The i4i Life Sciences Accelerator programme is designed specifically to help health and medtech researchers maximise their chances of success when applying for funding and investment.

    The programme has been developed by i4i, along with experienced medtech industry experts, to equip researchers in industry, academia and the NHS with the skills and knowledge required to put together robust business plans and strong funding applications that will satisfy funding panels, investors and external experts.

  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) research conference
    18 Nov 2014 - London

    This conference is the third annual research conference held on this subject – jointly organised by The King’s Fund and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – and it will draw together researchers already involved and others interested in contributing to hear about current work and to consider the future research agenda.

    In addition to learning about recent and current research in England, similar developments in the USA and Spain will be discussed.

  • How to fund stand-alone evidence synthesis projects with the National Institute for Health Research
    25 Nov 2014 - Manchester

    This is a jointly-hosted afternoon by the Evidence Synthesis Network and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service North West (RDS NW). The session will be aimed primarily at researchers who are considering an application for grant funding to conduct a stand-alone evidence synthesis project. Speakers will give the perspective of Board members and applicants for the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) and the NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programmes. Similarities and differences in the expectations of these programmes will be discussed.

    All researchers from across the North West are welcome to attend.

    To reserve a place please email

  • INVOLVE conference
    26 Nov 2014 - Birmingham

    The Conference will bring together members of the public, service users, researchers, research commissioners and representatives of voluntary sector organisations, who share a common interest in public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.

  • Emergency Admissions Conference
    1 Dec 2014 - London

    A number of research studies on emergency admissions, funded by the National Institute of Health Research (Health Services and Delivery Research), have been completed recently. This conference will present the findings from these studies before the reports are published, as well as findings from other recent research on emergency admissions. The implications of this research for how emergency admissions are managed and avoided if unnecessary will be considered.

    Policy makers, commissioners, service providers, members of the public and researchers are welcome.