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The KHP Cardiovascular and Respiratory Partnership are excited to announce that they will be hosting the next in a series of the Cardiovascular Research Conference on Wednesday 29th November @5pm-6pm, via Microsoft Teams.

Professor Thomas Lüscher has chaired the conference to date, providing colleagues with the opportunity to showcase and highlight ongoing basic and clinical research by:

  • increasing visibility of work across all Partnership Sites and beyond – promoting wider collaboration.
  • Highlighting work in progress or at planning stages.
  • Aiding in collating feedback from peers and the sharing of learning.

The conference is multi-disciplinary and open to anyone who is engaged in or interested in hearing about research.

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The focus of this year’s BSH Annual Meeting, hosted in London, is around their newly launched campaign ‘25IN25’ where organisations, connected through heart failure, came together to endorse a declaration and participate in a workshop to co-create a practical roadmap to achieve the 25in25 goal through a Fast Track Community quality improvement Initiative.

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Join UK Biobank for this one day stimulating event featuring world-leading speakers, exciting data developments, and updates on novel scientific results. Network with industry and academic colleagues and take part in lively panel Q&A sessions.

Presentations will cover the opportunities for health research through expanded linkage to healthcare data, how UKB can facilitate research into dementia, plus details of the highly anticipated release of whole genome sequencing data on all 500,000 UK Biobank participants. Sessions will include new findings emerging and future plans to further enhance UK Biobank for global health research.

A one day event – enjoy refreshments on arrival, with lunch provided and a drinks reception after the final session

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The BCIS Research Day showcases the world-class research led by BCIS members and will be valuable to everyone involved in patient care and research including consultants, nurses, research nurses, other allied health professionals, trainees and academics.

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The Global Cardiovascular Research Funders Forum (GCRFF) is seeking information from the global cardiovascular research community to identify urgent research needs for women’s cardiovascular health. Researchers are invited to highlight priority research gaps from an international perspective. The collected responses will shape research priorities for an upcoming GCRFF international research funding opportunity. Follow the link below for more information and to submit your priorities.

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The Academy of Medical Sciences has introduced a pilot program to financially compensate patient and public contributors involved in developing grant applications. This initiative aims to support and diversify participation in grant application development, particularly for the Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers scheme, starting in January 2024.

Eligible applicants can receive up to £500 per Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) contributor, with a maximum of five contributors per grant application. This funding covers their time, reimbursing them at a rate of £25.00 per hour, in line with NIHR guidelines, and any associated expenses like travel and subsistence. Funding is granted on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to approval based on various criteria, including appropriate PPI methods, contributor details, relationships, and accessibility considerations, as per the Academy’s engagement definition. This initiative aims to enhance collaboration and skill development while valuing the contributions of patient and public contributors.

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There is still time to have your say on future research priorities for cardiomyopathy!

By responding to the survey below, you can contribute to prioritising the research questions in this next stage of the process. Survey closes 3rd December.

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We are very glad to share this fantastic opportunity for individuals and teams to enhance their clinical skills and experiences within a global centre of excellence:

  • Individual Clinical Placement: Up to 3 months of training with a max award value of £24,000.
  • Team Placement: Open to teams of up to six NHS cardiovascular professionals with a max award per team of £13,000.

Ideal for a diverse range of healthcare professionals, including trainee and consultant cardiologists, cardiology nurse specialists, cath-lab staff, physiologists, scientists, and other Allied Health Professions (AHP) groups.

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In partnership with the British Pharmacological Society, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine and the Faculty of Public Health, the RCP has developed an e-learning programme for the National Institute for Health and Care Research, aimed at facilitating the wider participation of healthcare professionals in research.

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The BCS has formed a new partnership with Heart Research UK to create a clinical fellowship scheme. The BCS/HRUK scheme offers clinical top-up training, allowing candidates across the NHS workforce to gain new clinical skills or experience in a global centre of excellence.

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The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) has developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) e-learning course in partnership with Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation and the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in AI for Healthcare at Imperial College London, to build AI awareness and knowledge for professionals developing and delivering research.

The self-paced training course is designed for clinical researchers that could benefit from AI methods. Specific groups include research nurses, research managers, full-time researchers and clinicians.

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The NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) is a clinical specialty training post in medicine that incorporates academic training. The post has a standard duration of 3 years (up to 4 years for GPs). As an NIHR ACF you will have access to Masters-level research training to develop academic skills and spend 25% of your time in research or educationalist training.

The 2023 ACFs are available from 07 October 2022, with award starting dates between 01 April 2023 and 31 March 2024.

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The BHF CRC offer UK researchers the opportunity to consult with a leading CTU to address questions in, and refine the design of, research projects. Eligible projects must be towards the later stages of development (rather than conceptual) and be of sufficient scale or merit that they will attract the support of one of our established Research Groups. Smaller scale studies or those in early-stage development are not applicable for this initiative and should be directed towards the NIHR Research Design Service. Researchers can choose the CTU they would like to work with from the list of our partnered CTUs.

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