National health experts take part in virtual conference to encourage involvement in life changing research

Published: 25 September 2020

Health experts from around the country are joining clinicians, academics and research participants online for Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust’s Annual Research Conference on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th November, 2020.

The event was originally supposed to be hosted at the Mercure Hotel in Willerby, in May 2020, however, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the conference has been rescheduled to go ahead virtually.

The goal of the conference is to celebrate health and social care research in a variety of fields, including dementia and mental health, to help support and encourage more health care professionals to offer opportunities for people to become involved in research studies.

The event is the fourth edition of the ‘Developing a City of Research’ conference and will shine a light on the Trust’s contribution to local, national and international research including primary care, new mental health and dementia interventions, the innovative use of telemedicine in addictions and research to encourage retention of nurses, as well as hearing directly from people living with health conditions about the impact research has had on their lives.

Michele Moran, Chief Executive, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“With over 170 delegates attending the conference last year, we hope to attract even more with this innovative online approach. Research changes lives and we are passionate about spreading the word about sharing the benefits of getting involved either as individuals or by encouraging clinicians to talk openly to patients about taking part in studies.”

Cathryn Hart, Assistant Director of Research and Development, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“Our annual conference is an opportunity to demonstrate to our wider stakeholders why research is so important to advances in health care. We look forward to sharing our learnings from studies we’ve been involved in, demonstrating how the research we do benefits our communities and inspiring others by showcasing examples of how involvement in research has made a significant impact on those who have taken part.”

The event is free to attend and open to the public, taking place between 13:30 – 16:30 on Tuesday 17th November, and 09:30 – 12:30 on Wednesday 18th November.

To join, all you need to do is register on the Eventbrite page here:

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