Research News

Incontinence research workshop

Friday, 08 July 2016 13:38

BSG Research along with a small group of medical research charities is developing a workshop aimed at increasing the amount of research into incontinence in people with long-term health conditions.

What do you think would make the workshop as effective as possible? The group would appreciate you taking 5 minutes to share your thoughts in this survey.

The survey is anonymous, but please include contact details if you would like more information about the workshop.

Please submit your comments by 1 August 2016.

Personalised medicine on the move despite Brexit implications

Thursday, 07 July 2016 13:54

The first European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Training and Education for Advanced Clinicians and Healthcare professionals (TEACH) Summer School was held 4-7 July 2016 in Cascais, Portugal. Christine Chomienne, a key player in the event and a past-president of the European Hematology Association, said “With Britain now not too far away from quitting Europe in a legal and practical sense, there are still current and future patients to think about. And their needs must still be met. Training for their doctors and nurses is vital. In fact, it is now more important than ever.”

Given that healthcare is a Member State competence and health services across Europe are already disjointed, collaboration between UK and EU scientists, as well as those experts operating in the field of Big Data, for example, may well become harder. Other areas that could be affected by Brexit include clinical trials, regulation, marketing authorisations, and pharmacovigilance. EAPM’s executive director remained upbeat, saying: “The Alliance will continue to work with its affiliates in the UK, and with those across the remaining Member States.” For further details of European plans, see the full press release from EAPM.

Application for the JGHFoundation Travel Grants now open

Thursday, 07 July 2016 14:03

ENDO 2017 is excited to announce that the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Foundation (JGHF) will provide travel grants for young doctors to attend the first world congress of GI Endoscopy.

The Scientific Program includes cutting-edge information on a broad range of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Oncology topics presented from the perspective of an endoscopist. Presentations will combine basic science and clinical practice, with a spotlight on topics relevant to the Asia-Pacific region and emerging countries. All endoscopic procedures will be covered during the four days of the congress.

The grant awards 15 selected recipients with a USD 1,000 travel stipend.

Additionally, the ENDO 2017 registration fee is waived, which includes:

  • Admission to all Scientific Sessions
  • Admission to Poster Exhibition & Technical Exhibition
  • Admission to the Learning Center
  • Admission to the Postgraduate Course
  • Congress materials
  • Coffee breaks and lunches

Deadline for travel grant application is 30 September 2016.

Important note: Applicants must be 40 years or younger as of 30th September 2016. To qualify to be selected for the travel grant, applicants are required to submit an abstract by 31st August 2016.

Further Information

NIHR Senior Investigators - announcing the 10th annual competition

Thursday, 07 July 2016 09:48

NIHR Senior Investigators are fundamental to the NIHR Faculty and include some of the country’s foremost researchers, making the most outstanding contribution to clinical and applied health and social care research.

Leading researchers funded by the NIHR or the Department of Health’s Policy Research Programme (and who are employed by an NHS Trust, university or charity based in England) are encouraged to apply.

Only NIHR Investigators are eligible to apply to become NIHR Senior Investigators. Associates and Trainees (regardless of seniority) are not eligible to apply. NIHR Investigators are researchers who:

  • conduct or support patient or people-based research;
  • have part or all of their salary funded as a ‘Research Cost’ from NIHR and/or DH Policy Research Programme (PRP) funding;
  • have ‘Active’ funding at time of application (i.e. the grant must be live and research must have begun and extend beyond 31 July 2016);
  • are employed by an NHS organisation or by a university or a charity based in England

NHS organisations which Senior Investigators are associated with and that are eligible for RCF will receive a further benefit, attracting an additional element of RCF for each Senior Investigator affiliated with the institution.

The additional RCF weighting in 2016/17 for eligible organisations was £75,000 for each Senior Investigator appointed on 1st April 2016.

Read the invitation to submit an application for details on eligibility and criteria.

Read the guidance for applicants for details on how to complete the application form online.

Closing date is 1pm on Tuesday 09 August 2016.

Outcome notification March 2017.

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