2015 events


2015 NIHR Great Ormond Street BRC Open Day

Saturday 24 October 2015; UCL, Institute of Child Health

In conjunction with the Bloomsbury Festival, the BRC hosted its annual Open Day on Saturday 24 October 2015. The aim of this day was to increase the general public’s understanding of medical research, illustrate how it changes lives and inspire interest in a career in biomedical research. The day included a variety of events, including hand-on activities, seminars, posters and lab tours.

NIHR Great Ormond Street BRC exhibited at this year’s Health and Care Innovation Expo

2-3 September 2015; Manchester Conference Centre

Our BRC took part in this year's Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester through supporting and promoting the NIHR. As the ‘research arm of the NHS’ the NIHR was there to showcase its work and increase awareness of clinical research as a means of innovation. The Health and Care Innovation Expo is one of the NHS’ biggest events and celebrates world leaders in science, research and innovation.

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Workshop series supporting nurses and Allied Health Professionals in their application to the NIHR Masters in Clinical Research (MRes)

Friday 19 June 2015, 09:00 - 16:30, Leolin Price Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Child Health

This was a well-attended event, with over 40 nurses and allied health professionals from GOSH, London South Bank University and City University. There were a wide range of presentations by nurses/Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) leading on research as well as a mini oral session with eight award-based professional presenting clinical based research projects conducted in their own time or as part of a Masters/PhD. The day was well received.

BRC Annual Symposium on Rare Disease

Friday 22 May 2015, Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Child Health

The second NIHR Great Ormond Street BRC symposium, chaired by Professor Bobby Gaspar, the Deputy Director of the BRC, was held on the afternoon of the 22 May in the Kennedy Lecture Theatre at ICH. The aim of this series of talks was to highlight the recent advances in experimental medicine achieved at the NIHR Great Ormond Street BRC. Speakers and attendees had the opportunity to network during the poster session and drinks reception, about future potential collaborations. Audience feedback from the event was positive with 100% of responses saying that they had learnt something about the research activity supported by our BRC.

Mini Symposium - NIHR Translational Research Collaboration Wednesday 6 May 2015

Wednesday 6 May 2015, 9.00 - 17.00, UCL Institute of Child Health

Professors Amit Nathwant, Willem H Ouwehand, Irene Roberts, Adrian Thrasher and Dr Anna Schuh of the NIHR Translational Research Collaboration for Immune and Blood Rare Diseases invited guests to a Mini Symposium, which included individual sessions on:

  • Coagulation and Platelet Rare Diseases

  • The 100,00 Genomes Project

  • Stem Cell, Immune and Myeloid Rare Diseases 

The purpose of the symposium was to familiarise the audience with the unique opportunities provided by the 100,000 Genomes Project and to share the exciting results of the first gene discoveries.

Research Awareness Week

18 - 22 May 2015, Various locations around GOSH and UCL Institute of Child Health

Research Awareness week took place here at GOSH to coincide with International Clinical Trials Day on Wednesday 20 May 2015. On Tuesday 19 May there was a ‘research trail’ which encouraged children and families to visit different parts of the hospital. There were a number of interactive activities designed for children to learn more about research and how it helps to develop child health care.

The team continue to actively promote research awareness around the hospital. If anyone has any ideas about activities to raise awareness of the research that happens at GOSH, please contact Ruth Nightingale, Joint Lead for Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement in Research or Nicola Logue, in the Joint Research and Development Office.