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Symposia: Research but not as we know it: Managing novel methods in research
Date: 2 March 2020
Location: London
Price: £175 + VAT


This Symposium will explore all the latest in innovative research designs and some of the practical implications of management and sponsorship. In support of the Life Sciences strategy and Industry Sector Deal 2, the NHS R&D Forum has committed to supporting the R&D community in responding to a planned increase in innovative research designs, and how best to enable this in a health and care setting.

This event will look at the challenges, benefits and experiences of running novel study designs in health and care. We will also consider how we can best respond as a community from the research leadership, management, delivery and impact perspectives.

This will be a great opportunity for members of the Forum community to meet with experts and peers; to think outside of research as we ‘usually’ know it to be, and to ensure we are at the forefront of being able to support new ways of doing research in the near future.

Speakers & topics include:

Emma Lowe: The Life Sciences Strategy & policy perspective 
Department of Health & Social Care, Research Policy Senior Manager – Industry Relations & Growth

Dr Kirsty Wydenbach: The MHRA & regulatory perspective 
Deputy Unit Manager / Senior Medical Assessor 
Clinical Trials Unit, MHRA

Joanne Plumb: A research office perspective 
Deputy Director of Research Development and Innovation: University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Conduct Methodology team: A trial management perspective 
At MRC CTU at University College London

Facilitated round table discussions will explore topics in depth