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RDF19 Full Programme

RDF19 Full Programme

The NHS R&D Forum are delighted to announce the full programme for RDF19. 

Please click on the titles of the Breakout Sessions to read more about the session. Full speaker profiles can be found on the Speakers page or by clicking on the speaker names below.

Please Note that not all speakers/sessions have further details available at present and these will be added as links from the programme below when available. 

Sunday 12th May

18:00-20:00 Workshop Session

Applied Positive Psychology – finding happiness in the workplace
Jo Hicks (Academi Wales)

20:00-22:00 Networking Buffet

Monday 13th May

10:15-12:00 Welcome & Plenary Session 1:  “Why we’re here”

  • The Patient perspective:  Jess Mills (Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission)
  • The Policy perspective: Louise Wood (DHSC)
  • The Regulator perspective: Teresa Allen (Health Research Authority)
12:00-13:00 Lunch, Exhibition & Posters
13:00-13:55 Breakouts 1

1.1 Implementing regulations
Combined Ways of Working: a unified approval process for CTIMPs in the UK
Catherine Blewett (Health Research Authority)
1.2 Streamlining study set up
Single commercial contract value review for England, required use of unmodified model commercial template agreements and a national process for identifying and reimbursing Excess Treatment Cost
Alastair Nicholson (Health Research Authority), Lindsey Hughes (NHS England), Clare Morgan (NIHR), Trudi Simmons (DHSC)
1.3 Digital directions
Improvement and Innovation Across Networks for Digital Transformation
Jess Radcliffe Craggs (CRN National Coordinating Centre) & Anthea Mould (NIHR CRN)
A pragmatic digital solution for supporting consent in complex phase two intrap
Mary Alvarez & Sadie McKweown Keegan (North Bristol NHS Trust)
1.4 Building Capacity
Developing research capacity and capability within an NHS Trust
Katie Warner and Professor Alex Copello (Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust)
Capacity building: Developing Research Fellows into PIs of the Future
Gaurika Kapoor & Dan Hawcutt (NIHR Alder Hey Clinical Research Facility)
1.5 Developing staff
Developing the professional identity of Clinical Research Practitioners
Janice Paterson (NIHR Clinical Research Network National Coordinating Centre)
The development of a unified competency framework for clinical research staff
Danielle Wilson (Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation), Sarah Gregory (University of Edinburgh)
14:05-15:00 Breakouts 2

2.1 Supporting Social Care
 Panel: Perspectives beyond health…in social care settings 

2.2 Streamlining study set up
Changes now and in the pipe line to support NHS/HSC studies across the UK
Mary Cubitt (Health Research Authority) & Liz Coote (Tayside Medical Science Centre (TASC)), Sally Doherty (WHSCT)
2.3 Improving sponsorship
Supporting NHS research through sponsorship
Lucy Cooper and Richard Kirk (Alder Hey Children’s NHS Trust)
Great Sponsorship: Supporting the study journey from beginning to end
Benita Cooke and Deanna Herron (The Christie NHS Foundation Trust)
2.4 Building capacity
A unique structure for NHS Clinical Research and Development
Helen Jones and Farhan Naim (Royal Free London NHS FT)
Our People, Our Journey
Angelo Micciche, Sharon Nolan, and Deborah Warbrick (North Bristol NHS Trust)
2.5 Developing med-tech
Portsmouth Technologies Trials Unit: addressing NHS and SME needs
Carole Fogg (Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust / University of Portsmouth School of Health Sciences and Social Work)
Finding the route through the health-tech maze: a validated research tool
Angel Jimenez-Aranda (NIHR Devices for Dignity MedTech Co-operative, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
15:00-15:45 Coffee, Exhibition & Posters
15:45-17:00 Plenary Session 2

Update from the NHS R&D Forum
Maria Palmer (Director NHS R&D Forum)

Dame Fiona Caldicott in conversation with Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery

17:00-18:00 Sponsor Showcase /networking

TriNetX Demonstration 

IRAS Demonstration (Lisa Bowern, Health Research Authority)

19:30 Drinks Reception, Gala Dinner & Awards

Tuesday 14th May

09:15-10:15 Plenary Session 3  Research, but not as we know it….busting the myths of Artificial intelligence

10:15-11:00 Coffee, Exhibition & Posters
11:00-11:55 Breakouts 3

3.1 Transparency
HRA Hot Topic: Transparency in research
Juliet Tizzard, Director of Policy, Health Research Authority
3.2 Improving public involvement and engagement
R&D: Meeting our responsibilities for PPI in research teams
Anne-Laure Donskoy (Independent Researcher & Consultant)
3.3 Developing staff
Inspiring research in practice: Impact of a research leadership programme
Julie Sanders, Ilene Paglinawan and Angie McNamara (St Bartholomew’s Hospital)
The impact of a clinical academic nurse
Brooke Bianco (Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre)
3.4 Strategy & Culture
6 lessons learnt from the successful delivery of a 3 year NHS research strategy
Phillip Smith (East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust)
Embedding Research Strategy in a Clinical Commissioning Group
Helen Riding (NHS North of England Commissioning Support)
3.5 Developing relationships
Growing an academic/NHS partnership 
Sarah Daniel (Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust), Professor Rachel Churchill (Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York)
Creating Opportunities and culture for research and innovation in an integrated care system, in partnership with the AHSN
Clare Morgan (NIHR)
12:05-13:00 Breakouts 4

4.1 Successful study delivery
Designing and running better trials: what do we need to do to improve trial retention?
Professor Shaun Treweek  (University of Aberdeen)
4.2 Digital directions
Connecting a community with digital technology
Mike Visick (Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust) and Richard Wyatt-Haines (Health and Care Videos)
Has going digital been an easy journey?
Helen Jung (CRN Eastern) and Ellen Jenkins (Health and Care Videos)
4.3 Improving public involvement and engagement
Meaningful Involvement of Children in Designing Paediatric Health Research
Gaurika Kapoor (NIHR Alder Hey Clinical Research Facility)
Testing Models of Engagement in Seldom Heard Communities
Rebecca Pritchard (NIHR Biomedical Research Centre Leicester)
4.4 Strategy & culture
Raising the research profile; creating a culture of research excellence
Rebecca Ramsay and Vivien Richmond (Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital)
Research Engagement in the NHS; making it core business not an optional extra
Rebecca Smith (North Bristol NHS Trust)
4.5 Streamlining study set up
Interactive Costing Tool
Phillip Good (NIHR)
13:00-14:00 Lunch, Exhibition & Posters
14:00-15:15 Plenary Session 4 & Close

Making clinical research happen in a busy practice world: Moving from the ‘too hard basket’ to yes we can
Philip Darbyshire

Closing remarks

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