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National Research Collaborative Meeting 2017, **FREE**


Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (GMT)

National Research Collaborative Meeting 2017, **FREE**

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Medical Student - **FULLY REFUNDABLE** Sold Out Nov 30, 2017 £30.00 £0.00
Postgraduate Trainee - **FULLY REFUNDABLE** Sold Out Nov 30, 2017 £50.00 £0.00
Research nurse/ CTU staff/ Allied health professional - **FULLY REFUNDABLE** Sold Out Nov 30, 2017 £50.00 £0.00
Consultant - **FULLY REFUNDABLE** Sold Out Nov 30, 2017 £50.00 £0.00

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Challenging Research

West Midlands Research Collaborative & Student Audit and Research in Surgery (STARSurg) present...

National Research Collaborative Meeting 2017


NRCM 2017 will bring together surgical trainees, research leaders, and medical students from around the UK to showcase collaborative research from across all specialties and training levels.

Students and trainees from across all specialties are warmly invited to register to attend - no prior collaborative involvement is needed.


The meeting is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Birmingham City Centre, a five minute walk from Birmingham New Street Station


Sign up for FREE tickets today. Deposits will be refunded following attendance at the meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting, refunds will be issued up until 30th October.

Tickets for parallel sessions will be released to registered attendees following the abstract deadline (13th October 2017).


The draft programme is available online: or

Confirmed faculty include:

  • Prof Dion Morton, RCSEng Director of Clinical Research
  • Mr Thomas Pinkney, Chief Investigator of ROSSINI-2, the first trainee-led multi-arm, multi-stage surgical trial
  • Mr Simon Bach, RCSEng Surgical Specialty Lead for Colorectal Surgery
  • Prof David Beard, Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences (Oxford)
  • Dr Mark Edwards, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine (Southampton)
  • Mr James Hernon, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon (Norwich)
  • Prof Rupert Pearse, Director of the Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Network
  • Prof Ian Roberts, Professor of Epidemiology & Public Heath (LSHTM)
  • Lord Philip Hunt, Labour Shadow Health Minister

Programme highlights include:

  • Launch of new major, multi-centre, interdisciplinary randomised controlled trials (ROSSINI-2, SUNRRISE, FLOELA)
  • Updates on collaborative research nationwide in our 'Elevator pitch' and poster presentation sessions
  • Challenging traditional research: from placebo controlled trials to complex research design
  • Research in challenging environments: accessing hard to reach patient groups with collaborative research
  • Innovation in challenging organisations: lessons from collaboration outside of the medical sphere 
  • Dedicated Parallel Sessions carefully designed for students, foundation doctors, core trainees and higher surgical trainees

Other core programme sessions:

  • Research funding streams and how to access them
  • Research MOT clinic: opportunity to receive 1-to-1 feedback on your research proposal from our Clinical Trials Unit and research methodology expert panels
  • 'At the drive through': four highest quality abstracts selected for presentation, in competition for the NRCM 2017 prize
  • Opportunity to network with trainees nationally, across specialties
  • Lunch and evening networking buffet and drinks included


Abstracts for the meeting can by submitted by research collaboratives to the following categories:

1. Elevator pitch [ongoing data collection, or completed research project]: 120 words, plus 120 character 'tweet'

2. Research MOT [research study in development]: 300 word abstract

Full abstract submission instructions are at:

The deadline for abstracts is 5pm, Friday 13th October 2017


With special thanks to the following organisations for their generous support

  • The Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT)
  • Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU)
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
Have questions about National Research Collaborative Meeting 2017, **FREE**? Contact WMRC & STARSurg

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Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre
Central Square
Holliday Street
B1 1HH Birmingham
United Kingdom

Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (GMT)

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West Midlands Research Collaborative

The WMRC is a trainee-led general surgery research network based in Birmingham. It was set up by surgical registrars in 2007 with the aim to enable trainees to design and deliver deliver high-quality, multi-centre clinical research that has the potential to change clinical practice. WMRC has published two multicentre RCTs in the British Medical Journal (ROSSINI in 2013 & DREAMS in 2012).

Student Audit & Research in Surgery (STARSurg)

The Student Audit and Research in Surgery (STARSurg) collaborative is a national, student-led audit and research network with representation across all UK and Irish medical schools. Founded in 2013, it empowers students to participate in high quality academic projects, forming links with supervising junior doctors and consultants. Students contribute data to national studies whilst gaining an understanding of audit and research methodology and developing communication, teamwork and leadership skills.

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