Research News

NIHR - Opportunity to join a HTA funding board - vacancy for deputy board chair.

Friday, 19 August 2016 09:11

The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme is seeking to appoint a leader in the field of health technology assessment or related applied clinical research to undertake the duties of a Deputy Board Chair of one of the three NIHR HTA Boards.

As Deputy Chair you would be responsible for supporting the Board Chair by chairing around one third of all applications at board meetings. You would be working for one of the main HTA grant-awarding boards and making recommendations for commissioning a large portfolio of research.

The closing date for applications is 9 September 2016.

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The Royal Society - Scientific meeting proposals

Thursday, 18 August 2016 08:50

The Royal Society hosts a programme of scientific meetings each year. Each meeting is organised by leaders in the field, using their expertise to ensure the key topics are covered. The focus on discussion throughout the meeting allows everyone, at any stage of their scientific career, to get involved in the conversation.

Their scientific programme offers a unique opportunity for you to present an international, two-day conference in your field, with the chance for publication in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society following the event. Responding to the needs of the scientific community through an open call, proposing a Royal Society scientific meeting will allow you to influence the agenda in your area.

Royal Society Science+ meetings have been established to expand the Society’s scientific programme beyond pure science, to those areas which build on or function alongside science, for example policy or public health. These two-day meetings provide an opportunity to drive forward discussion between science and other topics that have previously been beyond the scope of a traditional Discussion Meeting.

Proposals can be submitted at any time for both meetings, and selection will be carried out by the Royal Society Hooke Committee on a rolling basis.

Deadline: 30th September 2016

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MRC/CSO - The Understanding Health Research Online Tool

Friday, 12 August 2016 09:39

The MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, based at the University of Glasgow, has launched a free, interactive website designed to explain complex health research.

The Understanding Health Research website is the creation of a collaboration between the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit and an advisory panel of academics.

Despite advances in open access publishing making scientific health research easier to access, the style and language of published research papers can prove inaccessible to non-specialist or non-scientific audiences.

The Understanding Health Research tool is designed to help anyone interested in understanding a specific piece of published health research.

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EAPM’s August Newsletter

Friday, 12 August 2016 09:01

The EAPM August Newsletter is now available to download. [187kb]

The European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM), launched in March 2012, brings together European healthcare experts and patient advocates involved with major chronic diseases. The aim is to improve patient care by accelerating the development, delivery and uptake of personalised medicine and diagnostics, through consensus.

As the European discussion on personalised medicine gathers pace. EAPM is a response to the need for wider understanding of priorities and a more integrated approach among distinct lay and professional stakeholders.

The mix of EAPM members provides extensive scientific, clinical, caring and training expertise in personalised medicine and diagnostics, across patient groups, academia, health professionals and industry. Relevant departments of the European Commission have observer status, as does the EMA.

Determining a path for optimal integration of genomics into healthcare across Europe EAPM believes it is time to place its feet firmly on the ground in more EU countries, in order to expand its work with the multi-stakeholder groups, and nations, that form its membership.

EAPM is funded by its members

EAPM Official Website

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