Diabetic Eye Disease Sand Pit
Challenges in diabetic microvascular disease/Diabetic retinopathy Symposium/Sandpit
The Development, Ageing and Disease theme invites staff and students from the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital and their NIHR Biomedical Research Centre to this Symposium/Sandpit.
Friday 18 May 2018, 13:00 UCL Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
Everyone is invited to join us for an afternoon of stimulating talks on the latest in Diabetic retinopathy and Diabetic Microvascular Disease. If you know little and want to know more about Diabetic microvascular disease, this event is for you. Furthermore, specialists will shed light on clinical and public health challenges as well as basic and pre-clinical research.
The symposium will run all afternoon and conclude with a drinks reception. For programme details and free registration visit: https://ioo-dr.eventbrite.com
Saturday 19 May 2018, 10:00-15:00 Jeremy Bentham Room, UCL Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6HJ
Senior stakeholders are also invited to join us for a sandpit/workshop with all the symposium speakers to continue discussions in a roundtable discussion on Saturday 19 May. Please register separately at: https://sandpit.eventbrite.com
Post-Doctoral and Post-Graduate Symposia
Inaugural Institute of Ophthalmology Post-Doctoral and Post-Graduate Symposium
Wednesday 23 of May 2018, 9.30am (Registration) to 4.00pm (followed by drink reception and time to network), Kennedy Lecture Theatre and Winter Gardens, UCL Institute of Child Health
The first IoO Post-Doctoral and Post-Graduate Symposium will take place at ICH on the 23rd of May, funded by the (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.
This is an opportunity for all staff and students to take part, to learn about the research in the institute, meet each other and look for opportunities to collaborate. It will be a day full of science, with short talks and posters from Post-Doctoral and PhD researchers across the Institute.
Post-Docs and PhD students, please come and take part in this initiative by sharing your work with us! This will be a great opportunity to practice your presentation skills and showcase your research. You will also have the opportunity to network and get to know your colleagues.
We encourage all Post-Docs and PhD students (priority will be given to 3rd and 4th year students) to submit an abstract for an oral presentation of your work (10 minutes plus 5 minutes questions). Poster submission is open to all. There will be prizes to be won! Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided and a drink reception will follow! Please register and submit your abstracts at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inaugural-institute-of-ophthalmology-post-doctoral-and-post-graduate-symposium-tickets-43971529027
Note that Post-Docs and PhD students will be given a priority advanced registration for a period of 2 weeks but everyone is welcome!
We look forward to seeing you there.
Novartis Research Day
Clinical research in Ophthalmology: From question to trial
Friday 29 June 2018, 9am - 4pm, Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, NW1 4EL, London
This event is aimed at medical doctors, especially those at the beginning of their careers. It is also suitable for research staff and allied health professionals involved in setting up and running clinical development projects. However, anyone with an interest is welcome!
This event will be chaired by Mr Robin Hamilton and Mr Praveen Patel, both consultant ophthalmic surgeons from Moorfields Eye Hosptial and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.
It will include talks on how to set up and plan research as well as conducting research and next steps to publishing the data. The afternoon will include workshops led by prominent speakers from the morning sessions.
To RSVP contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting ‘Clinical Research in Ophthalmology: From question to trial’ in the subject line.
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Making Your Research Relevant to Patients
Making Your Research Relevant to Patients: Translational Research in Action
NIHR GOSH, UCLH and Moorfields BRC joint Educational event
Thursday 21 June 2018, 9am – 4:30pm (Networking 4:30pm onwards), UCL Roberts Building, Torrington Place, London
This free full-day event will provide an introduction to Translational Research aimed at students, early and mid-career researchers from both clinical and academic backgrounds. Using examples of the challenges and successes of translational research from across the NIHR BRCs this event will encourage critical thinking, and enhanced collaboration across the spectrum of translational research. This event will provide researchers with the knowledge and networks to accelerate their research for the benefits of patients. This day will include workshop style events to highlight particular challenges in translational research, as well as facilitate networking and introductions to support services in Translational research available through the UCL BRCs as well as nationally and internationally.
Register on Eventbrite: tinyurl.com/TranslationalResearchInAction
NIHR Statistics Group 2nd Annual Conference
Real World Medical Statistics
21-22 June 2018, Sheffield University
For statisticians doing NIHR research. The conference will include whole group talks and workshops with plenty of time for networking.
Although it is a conference aimed mainly for statisticians, others who have a deep knowledge of statistics and who can contribute to group talks and workshops with statisticians may wish to register.
Delegates who register by 4th May can join in pre-conference discussion about workshop topics/themes.
Further details of the event and registration can be found omn the NIHR Statistic Groups website.
If you would like to attend, a few funded places are available through our BRC so please email Karen.email@example.com and outline your knowledge of statistics.
EUREKA Summer School
The EUREKA Institute of Translational Medicine
UCL is part of an exciting initiative, The EUREKA Institute of Translational Medicine, which offers innovative courses for early career researchers. Translational medicine (TM) encompasses the continuum from identifying an idea to its development into new therapies for human diseases. By enabling people to develop research through this continuum, we will move critical scientific insights into tangible benefits for patients. EUREKA courses aim to tackle this challenge through training the new generation of researchers to understand how the overcome the intrinsic barriers to successful translational research. For more information on EUREKA see http://eurekainstitute.org.
The EUREKA summer school
9 – 13 July 2018, Utrecht, The Netherlands
The EUREKA summer school course is held specifically for highly motivated MSc and PhD students who have an interest in TM. Registration is now open for the course, closing on April 21st 2018. The summer school’s overarching aim is the empowerment of aspiring clinical/translational scientists through scientific literacy, understanding how science works Understanding the translational pathway Improving complementary and leadership skills. Applicants will be self-funding, but we will signpost appropriate scholarships available.
Vision@UCL Talks is a monthly-talks series featuring eminent national and international vision science speakers to stimulate connections in vision research.
Vision @UCL Talks is a free event and is open to everyone (PhD student, researchers, clinicians, non-scientific public interested in science, etc). Each talk is preceded by a science workshop for PhD students from all UCL departments, and followed by drinks.
For upcoming talks, or for more information visit the Vison@UCL webpages.
IOO Creative aimed to address the limited opportunities to bring together groups (i.e. professional services, technicians, students, postdocs and PIs) across the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (IOO) who do not traditionally have the opportunity to meet and provide them with a much-needed opportunity to network between research disciplines and across roles.
Through the use of artistic mediums (i.e. paintings, photographs, sculpture, art, video etc.) in a gallery-style setting; IOO Creative sort to provide a sense of inclusivity and unity among attendees and enable everyone to interact and engage in a conversation about the research at the Institute. Pieces were submitted by individuals from a wide range of groups including professional services, technicians, students, postdocs and PIs, and the same range of people also attended the day, along with representatives of Moorfields Eye Charity. Over 100 people attended in total.
IOO Creative has helped to reinvigorate our culture of collaboration in advance of a number of new, more traditional research events aimed to stimulate new research collaborations and professional development. The exhibits from the day will be displayed across the IOO in both the research spaces and common room. Many of the attendees have asked for the event to be repeated next year and a similar event for patients and public audiences, including local schools, is planned for the future.
22 exhibitions with multiple people associated with many of them. Pieces were submitted by individuals from a wide range of categories and include professional services, technicians, students, postdocs and PIs (gender split of the exhibitors was Male = 13, Female = 14).
Evaluation and feedback:
Responses to post-event questionnaire:
- Following the event, 73.5% of attendees agreed that they are now more aware of other groups and facilities at IOO
- 92.8% agreed that the event was well organised
- 97.6% agreed that the venue, which was off-site, was fit for purpose
- 85.8% agreed that the event was held at the right time of day (2-5pm)
- 83.3% gave an overall rating of ‘Excellent’, with the remaining 16.7% rating it as ‘Good’
- 100% said they would attend an event like this again
‘What did you enjoy most about the event’ - a selection of responses:
- seeing what different groups do and talking with people in the informal atmosphere seeing science as art!
- seeing other groups from the IOO and the wide range of work Interactive aspect
- getting to know what other people at IOO do
- bringing the creativity to science
- the fantastic creativity of my colleagues the atmosphere, displays and variety
- all the exhibits were amazing, and the venue and atmosphere was great
- interaction with other groups/people
- appreciating the work of people at the Institute
- learning what other teams are doing
- sharing of data in relaxed setting
- learning about what others are doing at the IOO in a cool, fun and sociable way
- seeing work from across the whole institute opportunity for casual communication with colleagues from other areas
- seeing the beautiful (and funny) work created by others
- great to see all the wonderful exhibits and researchers
- very well organised
- I enjoyed everything about the event
- I think people that entered made good contributions and well executed
- very many talents.