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2017 NHS Research Scotland Annual Conference

Date: 01/11/2017 to 01/11/2017 Venue: Perth Concert Hall

Thank you to all who attended and contributed to our hugely successful Annual Conference. Taking place on 1st November at Perth Concert Hall, the conference attracted over 400 delegates across the research community in Scotland.

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Information on our 2018 Annual Conference will be released shortly. Please stay up to date via @NHSResearchScot

Adding value to the NHS, Health and Care (Parallel sessions)

A: Patients at the heart of research
Chair: James Cant, Scotland Director, British Heart Foundation

B: Scotland: A world class research destination
Chair: Dr Charles Weller, General Manager, NHS Research Scotland CMT

C: Increasing access to new medicines
Chair: Dr Alan MacDonald, Chairman, Scottish Medicines Consortium

D: A changing research landscape
Chair: Dr Virginia Acha, Executive Director – Research, Medical and Innovation, ABPI

E: Delivering innovation through research
Chair: David Cline, Innovation Lead, Chief Scientist Office (CSO), Scottish Government

F: Health Informatics – Scotland as a driving force
Chair: Roma Armstrong, Senior R&D Manager, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

  • Scotland's Health Informatics Landscape - Professor Mahmood Adil, Medical Director, Information Services Division (Scotland) & Health Protection Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland (NSS)
  • The Scottish Federated Safe Haven Network - Dr Emily Jefferson, Director of the Health Informatics Centre (HIC) & Co-Director of the Farr Institute of Health Informatics
  • SPIRE - Scottish Primary Care Information Resource - Dr Claudia Pagliari, Programme Director of the MSc in Global eHealth and Convener of the eHealth Interdisciplinary Research Group at the University of Edinburgh

Creating opportunity for research and innovation: NRS Fellows Speed Presentations
Chair: Dr Michael Gillies, Associate Medical Director, NHS Lothian; Honorary Clinical Reader, University of Edinburgh & NRS Critical Care Specialty Lead.

Supporting development of research and innovation: CSO Catalytic Grant Awards
Chair: Alan McNair, Chief Scientist Office (CSO), Scottish Government

Closing Plenary

  • Our triple aim - prevention, early detection and treatment - Professor Robert Steele, Head of Cancer Research Division &  Professor of Surgery


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