NIHR Clinical Research Network National Industry Event – The Future Now 10 October 2018 | De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London

The NIHR Clinical Research Network invites pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical technology, diagnostic and Contract Research Organisations to its National Industry Event.

In recognition of the UK’s forward-thinking clinical research community, the theme for this year’s event is: The Future Now. This event provides an opportunity to bring together the life sciences industry to discuss the latest developments and opportunities in the UK clinical research environment.

Attendees will hear keynote speakers discuss recent achievements, current priorities and future goals and discover how these are enhancing the UK’s strengths and ability to deliver clinical research. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in interactive parallel sessions which will highlight the breadth of work being undertaken by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). These sessions will be focussed around some of the prevalent challenges posed to the life sciences industry and will explore solutions which aim to maintain the UK’s position ahead of the curve.

The day will conclude with a panel session with representation from industry, research charities, academia and the NHS and will debate key questions from the day.

What to expect….
• Patient centricity – delivering the ambition
• A new era of clinical trials
• Making the most of NIHR clinical experts
• Maximising our medtech might

Further information, including a link to register, the draft agenda for the day and two short videos providing a description of what to expect can be accessed at:


About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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