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  • 1. Research & Development Co-ordinating Centre Weekly E- Bulletin 21 July 2008 Special Update on Call for Papers and Diary Dates RCN Research and Development Co-ordinating Centre 1. RCN Events Now, more than ever, it is important to keep up to date with the ever-changing world of nursing and health care. RCN conferences and events can help you understand current issues relevant to your everyday practice, such as nurse prescribing, the expanding role of the nurse and policy issues. Some of our key events taking place include: England 28 August 2008, London, England. RCN Independent School Nurses Sub-group conference, "Prevention and Progression" 4 September 2008, Leeds, England. RCN Knowledge and Skills Framework worship, "Step forward into your future - using the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF)" 9 September 2008, East Midlands Airport, England. RCN continence and competence workshop. 9 September 2008, RCN HQ, London, England. RCN Quality Improvement Network conference. This conference will address the question "Where is nursing and person centred care in the modern evidence-based health agenda and what are the key indicators for safe and effective nursing care?" 11 September 2008, RCN HQ, London, England. RCN Palliative Nursing Forum conference, "Palliative care - meeting the new challenges" 11 September 2008, London, England. RCN Forum for Nurses in Aesthetic Medicine annual conference, "Facial aesthetics: good practice rules" 17 September 2008, RCN HQ, London, England. RCN Improving nutritional care...evidence for practice 19 September 2008, Bolton, England. RCN health care support workers roadshows, "The unsung heroes: valuing health care support workers" 19 - 20 September 2008, RCN HQ, London, England. RCN Ophthalmic Nursing Forum Conference, "Ophthalmic Nursing - Focussing ahead" 19 - 20 September 2008, Cheltenham, England. RCN conference for nurses working with children and young people, "Children and families: cutting edge or on the edge?" 25 September 2008, London, England. RCN travel health conference 2008, "Footprints around the world" 30 September 2008, London, England. RCN Dermatology Nursing Forum annual conference, "Skin care is everyone's business" 01 - 03 October 2008, Oxford, England. 14th International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research (NPNR) conference, "Connecting research... connecting people" 08 - 09 October 2008, York, England. RCN Continence Care Forum annual conference, "Continence care: securing the present, creating the future" 14 October 2008, RCN HQ, London, England. RCN Practice Education Forum conference, "Celebrating excellence in practice education" 30 October 2008, RCN HQ, London, England. RCN Nephrology Nursing Forum workshops, "Renal care across communities - A series of workshops on renal
  • 2. disease and care management" 14 - 15 November 2008, Liverpool, England. RCN Nurse Practitioner Association conference, "Advanced nurse practitioners and doctors: combining talents and abilities to create excellence in patient care" 14 - 15 November 2008, Warrington, England. Emergency care matters: Making your voice heard in emergency care. Call for abstracts 1 July 2008 26 - 27 November 2008, Southport, England. RCN Society of Occupational Health Nursing conference. Call for papers 27 November 2008, London, England. RCN health care support workers roadshows, "The unsung heroes: valuing health care support workers" 28 November 2008, London, England. RCN Breast Cancer Care Nursing Society conference, "One size doesn't fit all..." 05 December 2008, London, England. RCN Perioperative and Surgical Nurses Forum conference. 06 December 2008, RCN HQ, London, England. RCN Outpatients Nursing Forum conference 23 - 24 January 2009, Chester, England. Cancer care 2009: Collaboration in a time a change. Call for papers 07 February 2009, RCN HQ, London, England. RCN Fertility Nurses Group annual conference 27 - 28 February 2009, RCN HQ, London, England. RCN Rehabilitation and Intermediate Care Nursing Forum conference. Call for papers Website: http://www.rcn.org.uk/newsevents/events Wales 09 September 2008, Bodelwyddan, St. Asaph, Denbighshire, Wales. Managing risk in drug administration. 16 September 2008, The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Effective use of patient stories for improving patient care. 23 September 2008, Bodelwyddan, St. Asaph, Denbighshire, Wales. Effective use of patient stories for improving patient care. 24 September 2008, RCN Wales, Ty Maeth, Cardiff, Wales. Managing Effectively. 24 September 2008, Bodelwyddan, St. Asaph, Denbighshire, Wales. An introduction to leadership. 25 - 27 September 2008, Llandudno, Wales. RCN Society of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing 22nd international conference, "Diamonds are forever" 01 October 2008, RCN Wales, Ty Maeth, Cardiff, Wales. Effective use of patient stories for improving patient care 09 October 2008, The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Managing Conflict 14 October 2008, Bodelwyddan, St. Asaph, Denbighshire, Wales. Informed consent - impact on mental health 18 - 19 November 2008, Cardiff, Wales. RCN Intravenous Therapy Forum conference 24 - 27 March 2009, Cardiff, Wales. RCN annual international nursing research conference. Call for papers Website: http://www.rcn.org.uk/aboutus/wales/events Scotland 6 August 2008, RCN Scotland HQ, Edinburgh, Scotland. IT for nurses. 21 August 2008, Edinburgh, Scotland. Policy priorities for children and families in Scotland. 27 - 30 August 2008, Glasgow, Scotland. 12th European Symposium on Suicidal Behaviour 2 September 2008, RCN Scotland HQ, Edinburgh, Scotland. RCN continence and competence workshop.
  • 3. 18 September 2008, RCN Scotland HQ, Edinburgh, Scotland. RCN Nephrology Nursing Forum workshops, "Renal care across communities - A series of workshops on renal disease and care management" 11 - 13 June 2009, Glasgow, Scotland. RCN joint educational forums' 2nd international conference, "Beyond the borders: innovations for international excellence in nurse education" call for papers Website: http://www.rcn.org.uk/aboutus/scotland/events Northern Ireland 16 September 2008, Antrim, Northern Ireland. RCN Northern Ireland Occupational Health Forum conference, "Migrant workers: the challenge for occupational health" 23 September 2008, RCN Northern Ireland HQ, Belfast, Northern Ireland. RCN Northern Ireland Children and Young People's Forum conference, "Nightmares and visions: the challenges for front line services dealing with deliberate self-harm in children and young people (including health care assistants and nursing students awards) 14 October 2008, Antrim, Northern Ireland. RCN Northern Ireland Older People's Nursing Network [OPeNN] conference, "Caring for older people with confusion in all care settings" 17 October 2008, RCN Northern Ireland HQ, Belfast, Northern Ireland. RCN Northern Ireland Child and Adolescent Mental Health Forum training day, "The treatment of children, adolescents and their families" 20 - 24 October 2008, Antrim, Northern Ireland. Five day international practice development collaborative school, hosted by RCN Northern Ireland, "Fostering a culture of effectiveness through practice development" 13 November 2008, RCN Northern Ireland HQ, Belfast, Northern Ireland. RCN continence and competence workshop. 04 December 2008, RCN Northern Ireland HQ, Belfast, Northern Ireland. RCN Nephrology Nursing Forum workshops, "Renal care across communities - A series of workshops on renal disease and care management" Website: http://www.rcn.org.uk/aboutus/northernireland/events RCN Research Society 2. RCN annual international nursing research conference 24 - 27 March 2009, Cardiff, Wales Contact: Kathryn Clark Email: kathryn.clark@rcn.org.uk Website: http://www.rcn.org.uk/research2009 Abstract deadline: 3 November 2008 Disseminating Your Research - Call for papers 3. Change Champions Toolkit Seminar: "Improving quality, safety
  • 4. and throughput: the healthy hospital" 13 - 14 November 2008, Adelaide, SA, Australia An increasing number of speakers are being attracted from the UK. The conference organisers encourage potential UK speakers to contact them, as, depending on the quality of the paper, airfares and accommodation may be negotiated. Contact: Char Weeks Tel: +61 (2) 4963 5150 Email: change.champions@bigpond.com Website: http://www.changechampions.com.au/call-for-papers Abstract deadline: 22 July 2008 4. Clinical Research Nurses Association & Associate Members annual conference, "Post-graduate research for nurses and allied health professionals: the trials and tribulations" 16-17 October 2008, Chatham, England, UK. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS. The research presented does not have to relate to the theme of the conference, as we have agreed to have a specific session for presenting the abstracts. Because the conferences are not too large they are an excellent opportunity for new researchers to present their work in friendly and unthreatening environment, and we hope that you will be inspired to take part. The Barbara Pim Award will be presented for the best podium presentation at the conference. Abstracts accepted for podium presentation will enable you to apply for a travel grant for a percentage of the travel cost up to a maximum of £100. For abstract form please contact Liz Denver. Contact: Liz Denver, Secretary, CRNA Tel: 020 7288 5307 Email: e.denver@ucl.ac.uk Website: www.crna.org.uk Abstract deadline: 31 July 2008 5. UK conference on evidence based health care 8 - 9 December 2008, Oxford, England The conference will focus on advances in the practice, resources and teaching in evidence-based practice. Contact: Olive Goddard Email: Olive.goddard@dphpc.ox.ac.uk Website: http://www.cebm.net/index.aspx?o=1617 Abstract deadline: 29 August 2008 6. 11th Annual Conference of the UK Federation of Primary Care Research Organisations and 2nd Joint Conference with the Primary Care Research Network in England, "Improving patient outcomes with research" 27 - 28 November 2008, Loughborough, England
  • 5. Contact: UK Federation of PCRO Email: rdoffice@neessexpct.nhs.uk Website: http://www.ukf-pcro.org/conferences.htm Abstract deadline: 12 September 2008 7. RCN Rehabilitation and Intermediate Care Nursing Forum conference, "Trans-cultural rehabilitation: an inter-professional conference exploring culture and diversity in rehabilitation" 27 - 28 February 2009, RCN HQ, London, England Contact: RCN Events Website: http://www.rcn.org.uk/newsevents/events Abstract deadline: 12 September 2008 8. ICN 24th Quadrennial Congress 19 - 25 June 2009, Durban, South Africa Contact: ICN Email: icn2009@congrex.com Website: http://www.icn.ch/congress2009/ Abstract deadline: 15 September 2008 9. RCN Joint Education Forums' 2nd International conference, "Beyond the borders: innovations for international excellence in nurse education" 11 - 13 June 2009, Glasgow, Scotland Contact: RCN Events Website: http://www.rcn.org.uk/newsevents/events Abstract deadline: 29 September 2008 10. 4th International Conference on Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR), "Health in transition: researching for the future" 16 - 20 August 2009, Adelaide, South Australia. In collaboration with The Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) of South Australia, this international nursing and community health care conference will examine the contribution of research towards the understanding and impact of transitions on the health care of individuals, their families and communities. Contact: All Occasions Management Tel: +61 8 8354 2285 Email: conference@aomevents.com Website: http://www.healthintransition2009.org.au/ Abstract deadline: 30 September 2008
  • 6. 11. Change Champions Toolkit Seminar: "Improving the delivery of maternity care" 26 - 27 February 2009, Perth, WA, Australia An increasing number of speakers are being attracted from the UK. The conference organisers encourage potential UK speakers to contact them, as, depending on the quality of the paper, airfares and accommodation may be negotiated. Contact: Char Weeks Tel: +61 (2) 4963 5150 Email: change.champions@bigpond.com Website: http://www.changechampions.com.au/call-for-papers Abstract deadline: 30 September 2008 12. Diabetes UK annual professional conference 11 - 13 March 2009, Glasgow, Scotland This is an annual event which aims to provide healthcare professionals with key updates on diabetes research, management and new treatments. The conference presents a multidisciplinary view on the management of diabetes within the community. Contact: Conference team Tel: 0207 424 1000 Email: conferences@diabetes.org.uk Website: http://www.diabetes.org.uk/apc2009 Abstract deadline: 17 October 2008 13. Change Champions Toolkit Seminar: "Transitional care for older people: making a difference" 26 - 27 March 2009, Sydney, NSW, Australia An increasing number of speakers are being attracted from the UK. The conference organisers encourage potential UK speakers to contact them, as, depending on the quality of the paper, airfares and accommodation may be negotiated. Contact: Char Weeks Tel: +61 (2) 4963 5150 Email: change.champions@bigpond.com Website: http://www.changechampions.com.au/call-for-papers Abstract deadline: 31 October 2008 Events - International 14. Change Champions Toolkit Seminar: "Improving Patient Flows for elective surgery" 7 - 8 August 2008, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia An increasing number of speakers are being attracted from the UK. The
  • 7. conference organisers encourage potential UK speakers to contact them, as, depending on the quality of the paper, airfares and accommodation may be negotiated. Contact: Char Weeks Tel: +61 (2) 4963 5150 Email: change.champions@bigpond.com Website: http://www.changechampions.com.au/call-for-papers 15. The 13th Research Conference of the Workgroup of European Nurse Researchers (WENR), "Chronic Illness Management" 2-5 September 2008, Vienna, Austria Contact: Elisabeth Marcher or Ingrid Leskovich, Austrian Nurses Association Tel: +43-1-478 27 10 Email: wenr.conference@oegkv.at Website: www.oegkv.at/wenr 16. Change Champions Toolkit Seminar: "Managing emergency demand" 3 - 4 September 2008, Sydney, NSW, Australia An increasing number of speakers are being attracted from the UK. The conference organisers encourage potential UK speakers to contact them, as, depending on the quality of the paper, airfares and accommodation may be negotiated. Contact: Char Weeks Tel: +61 (2) 4963 5150 Email: change.champions@bigpond.com Website: http://www.changechampions.com.au/call-for-papers 17. 5th International Council of Nurses International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network (INP/APNN) conference, "Leadership in Advanced Nursing Practice: Maximizing Health, Celebrating Collaboration and Promoting Innovation" 17 - 20 September 2008, Toronto, Canada This conference will inspire advanced practice nurses around the globe to learn new ways to handle challenges, and will provide an exciting opportunity to network with clinicians, administrators, policy-makers, educators, researchers, students, and interdisciplinary colleagues. Contact: Blair Hiltz, International Conference Services Ltd Tel: +1 (604) 681-2153 Email: blair@meet-ics.com Website: http://www.inpapnn2008.com/ 18. 6th World Stroke Congress 24 - 27 September 2008, Vienna, Austria This biennial congress examines all aspects of stroke, aiming to provide future global strategies to combat the second most common cause of death worldwide.
  • 8. Contact: World Stroke Organisation Tel: +41 22 908 0488 E-mail: stroke2008@kenes.com Website: http://www.kenes.com/stroke2008/ 19. The American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN) and the School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania: History of Nursing Association's 25th annual conference 25 - 28 September 2008, Pennsylvania, USA The conference provides a forum for researchers interested in sharing new research that addresses events, issues, and topics pertinent to the history of the nursing profession, its clinical practice, and the field of nursing history. Individual papers, posters, and panel presentations of interest to an international audience are featured at the conference. Contact AAHN Email: jcwhelan@nursing.upenn.edu Website: www.aahn.org 20. 11th European Health Forum, "Values in health - from visions to reality" 1 - 4 October 2008, Bad Hofgastein, Austria Following the traditional Gastein approach, senior decision makers from policy and administration, business and industry, research and civil society will discuss the future of these values in a globalised world and how they work in daily life. Contact: Internationales Forum Gastein (IFG) Tel: +43 (6432) 3393 270 E-Mail: info@ehfg.org Website: http://www.ehfg.org/typo3/index.php?id=10&L=1 21. 8th International Practice Development Conference, "Enhancing practice 8: innovation, creativity, care and professionalism" 8 - 10 October 2008, Veldhoven, The Netherlands The International Practice Development Conference is an annual opportunity for discussing new developments and sharing experiences in the work field. Participants who have attended previous conferences include many professionals from practice, research and education. The programme is structured around a so called kaleidoscope of areas of attention focusing on working and learning together. The conference design is a combination of interactive and creative presentations, workshops and keynotes. Participants can thus share and discuss their own experiences and insights with colleagues from all over the world. Contact: Bureau & zo Marketing Communicatie B.V. Tel: +31 (0)40 257 20 23 E-mail: enhancingpractice@bureauenzo.nl Website: http://www.enhancingpractice.com/ 22. Change Champions Toolkit Seminar: "3rd healthcare without walls: rehabilitation" 9 - 10 October 2008, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 9. An increasing number of speakers are being attracted from the UK. The conference organisers encourage potential UK speakers to contact them, as, depending on the quality of the paper, airfares and accommodation may be negotiated. Contact: Char Weeks Tel: +61 (2) 4963 5150 Email: change.champions@bigpond.com Website: http://www.changechampions.com.au/call-for-papers 23. Horatio conference, "European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing. The age of dialogue." 5 - 9 November 2008, Malta Contact: Horatio Email: horatiofestival@gmail.com Website: http://www.horatio-web.eu/festival-psychiatric-nursing.html 24. 6th Biennial Joanna Briggs Colloquium and 12th International Nursing Research Conference (Investen – isciii) 12 - 15 November 2008, Cordoba, Spain The objectives of the colloquium and convention are to: * Promote the international exchange of knowledge related to evidence-based health care * Advance the science of evidence review, transfer and utilisation * Explore opportunities for international collaboration between consumers and health professionals from a range of disciplines Contact: Secretariat, Teresa Moreno Casbas Tel: +34 918222546 / 47 / 36 Email: investen@isciii.es Website: http://encuentros.isciii.es/cordoba2008/index.html 25. 4th Pan-Pacific Nursing conference and 6th Hong Kong nursing symposium on cancer Care: Managing chronic illness: challenges and opportunities for nursing practice and research 13 - 15 November 2008, Hong Kong Contact: Professor Sheila Twinn, Chairperson Email: pancon4@cuhk.edu.hk Website: www.cuhk.edu.hk/med/nur/nursingconference08/ Events - England 26. UK Clinical Research Network (UKCRN) training courses The UK CRN was established to support clinical research and to facilitate the conduct of trials and other well-designed studies across the UK. It aims to help develop the level of expertise of all individuals working on the UK CRN portfolio of studies. 24 Jul 08, "GCP & the EU Directive for New Staff", London
  • 10. 9 Sep 08, "Standard Operating Procedures", London 11 Sep 08, "Paediatric Research: Communication and Consent", Manchester 12 Sep 08, "GCP & the EU Directive for Experienced Staff", London 18 Sep 08, "GCP & the EU Directive for Experienced Staff", Leeds 19 Sep 08, "Communication Skills for Working in Clinical Trials", London 23 Sep 08, "Research in Clinical Trials: Approaches and Methods (Foundation)", Manchester 24 Sep 08, "Research in Clinical Trials: Approaches and Methods (Advanced, Part 1)", Birmingham 24 Sep 08, "Preparing for MHRA Inspection and Audit", Leeds 25 - 26 Sep 08, "Research Nursing and the UKDRN", Cambridge 29 Sep 08, "GCP & the EU Directive for New Staff", Birmingham 02 Oct 08, "Paediatric Research: Understanding Policy, Achieving Quality", London 07 Oct 08, "Recruitment and Retention into Primary Care Studies Foundation", Manchester 08 Oct 08, "Involving People with Communication/Cognitive Disability in Stroke Research", Bolton 13 Oct 08, "Valid Informed Consent", London 13 Oct 08, "GCP & the EU Directive for Experienced Staff", Manchester 15 Oct 08, "GCP & the EU Directive for Experienced Staff", London 17 Oct 08, "Understanding Stroke Rehabilitation and Research", Exeter 21 Oct 08, "Understanding Paediatric Research Advanced", Stoke-on-Trent 21 Oct 08, "Working with Industry for UKCRN Network Managers", Leeds 23 Oct 08, "Clinical Genetics and New Technologies", London 27 Oct 08, "Communication Skills for Working in Clinical Trials", Leeds 28 Oct 08, "Research in Clinical Trials: Approaches and Methods (Advanced, Part 2)", Birmingham 29 Oct 08, "Research in Clinical Trials: Approaches and Methods (Advanced, Part 1)", London 06 Nov 08, "Cancer Policy & Politics", Leeds 11 - 13 Nov 08, "Introduction to Cancer: Anatomy, Biology and Treatments", London 17 Nov 08, "Working with Industry for Site Staff", London 19 Nov 08, "Information Governance and Confidentiality (Advanced)", Leeds 20 Nov 08, "Standard Operating Procedures", Manchester 20 Nov 08, "GCP & the EU Directive for Experienced Staff", Bristol 25 Nov 08, "GCP & the EU Directive for New Staff", London 26 Nov 08, "Developing Best Practice Through Patient and Public Involvement", Manchester 26 Nov 08, "Recruitment and Retention into Primary Care Studies Advanced", Manchester 28 Nov 08, "Preparing for MHRA Inspection and Audit", London 01 Dec 08, "Advanced Communication Skills for Negotiating Clinical Trial Set Up", London 01 Dec 08, "Advanced Communication Skills for Negotiating Clinical Trial Set Up", London 04 Dec 08, "GCP & the EU Directive for Experienced Staff", London 08 Dec 08, "Research in Clinical Trials: Approaches and Methods (Advanced, Part 2)", London 09 Dec 08, "Research in Clinical Trials: Approaches and Methods (Foundation)", Birmingham 10 Dec 08, "Research in Clinical Trials: Approaches and Methods (Foundation)", London 03 - 05 Feb 09, "Introduction to Cancer: Anatomy, Biology and Treatments", Birmingham 19 - 21 May 09, "Introduction to Cancer: Anatomy, Biology and Treatments", Bristol
  • 11. Additionally, the following courses are available online to be taken at your convenience "GCP & the EU Directive"; "Information Governance Foundation"; "Information Governance Advanced"; "Valid Informed Consent" Contact: the Training and Education team Email: training@ukcrn.org.uk Website: www.ukcrn.org.uk/index/training.html 27. Royal Statistical Society workshop, "Six Sigma for healthcare" 1 September 2008, 9.30am-4pm, London, England, UK Six Sigma and the twin methodology of Lean Six Sigma appeal to healthcare workers who want to get more for their patients and increase the effectiveness of the services they provide. This workshop details the history of Six Sigma, describes what it is and shows how it is implemented via case studies from healthcare providers in the US, Israel and UK. Contact: Paul Gentry Email: conference@rss.org.uk Website: http://www.rss.org.uk/main.asp?page=2964 28. Portsmouth and Isle of Wight Academic Research & Development Support Unit short course, "Putting evidence into practice" Putting Evidence into Practice (PEP) is a programme for Allied Healthcare Professionals (AHPs) and Healthcare Scientists (HCS) and is currently being offered for free for those who work for the NHS in the South Central region. This course aims to provide post qualification AHPs and HCS with the ability to engage in evidence based practice and implement validated evidence based developments into their practice. Please note that the course takes place over 5 weeks with 1 full contact day per week. Oxford: Wed 3, 10, 17, 24 Sep and 1 Oct Southampton: Tue 2 Sep, Mon 8 Sep, Tue 16, 23 Sep and Mon 29 Sep Milton Keynes: Fri 10 Oct, Mon 20, 27 Oct, 7 Nov and 21 Nov Contact: Irene Burrows Tel: 023 9228 6236 Email: Irene.burrows@port.ac.uk Website: http://www.ebp4nhs.org.uk/ 29. 3rd Annual Joint University of Liverpool Management School and Keele University Institute for Public Policy and Management Symposium: "The value of ethnography in social and management science teaching and research" 3 - 5 September 2008, Liverpool, England, UK Contact: Dr Frank Worthington Email: f.worthington@liv.ac.uk Website: http://www.liv.ac.uk/management/events/ethnography_conference.htm 30. 9th European conference on knowledge management (ECKM) 4 - 5 September 2008, Southampton, England, UK
  • 12. Contact: Elaine Hayne, Academic Conferences International Email: elaine.hayne@academic-conferences.org Website: http://academic-conferences.org/eckm/eckm2008/eckm08-home.htm 31. Bournemouth University Centre for Qualitative Research 7th annual conference 8 - 10 September 2008, Bournemouth, England Contact: Claire Dikecoglu, Conference Administrator Tel: +44 (0) 1 202 962179 Email: cdikecoglu@bournemouth.ac.uk Website: http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/hsc/qrc08.html 32. University of Northampton School of Health international research conference, "Patients and practitioners committed to excellence in health care" 9 - 10 September 2008, Northampton, England This Conference aims to showcase contemporary aspects from health research and provide interactive opportunities for attendees to develop and engage in the five focused conference themes: *Methods for Collaborative Research; *User and Carer Inclusion in Research; *Public Health Research; *Emerging and Contemporary Methodologies; *Politics and Ethics of Collaborative Research Contact: Karen Haines Tel: +44(0)1604 892373 Email: karen.haines@northampton.ac.uk Website: http://www2.northampton.ac.uk/health/patientandpractitioners 33. Portsmouth and Isle of Wight Academic Research & Development Support Unit Workshop series 2008. The fundamental role of the University of Portsmouth Academic Research and Development Support Unit (ARDSU) is to support health care professionals throughout the area in both the conduct of Research & Development (R&D) projects and in the implementation of research findings into clinical practice. The ARDSU offers a range of services, inlcuding free training workshops, one-to-one consultations and online resources, to local healthcare professionals. 10 September 2008, "Library and Information Resources for Research Projects" 11 September 2008, "Statistics for Beginners 1" 17 September 2008, "Measuring Quality of Life" 24 September 2008, "Introduction to Economic Evaluation" 25 September 2008, "Statistics for Beginners 2" Contact: Irene Burrows Tel: 023 9228 6236 Email: Irene.burrows@port.ac.uk Website: www.port.ac.uk/research/ardsu 34. South East Research and Development Support Unit training programme The SE RDSU aims to provide relevant and valuable training to the Kent, Surrey
  • 13. and Sussex areas. The programme of training courses is guided by the SE RDSU contract and also investigation into the local needs of the areas. Training is free to NHS staff and participants can attend any number of sessions. 10 Sep 2008, "Research for Patient Benefit Funding Workshop", University of Kent, England 12 Sep 2008, "Responsible Literature Searching for Researchers", Brighton, Sussex, England 17 Sep 2008, "Randomised Controlled Trials: Introduction", University of Kent, England 01 Oct 2008, "Randomised Controlled Trials: The Principles of Randomisation", University of Kent, England 15 Oct 2008, "Randomised Controlled Trials: Data Management and Data Cleaning", University of Kent, England 21 Oct 2008, "Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) and other ways to fund your research", Worthing, Sussex, England 29 Oct 2008, "Randomised Controlled Trials: An Introduction to the Analysis of Trial Data", University of Kent, England 12 Nov 2008, "Randomised Controlled Trials: Developing a Randomised Controlled Trial Protocol", University of Kent, England 26 Nov 2008, "Randomised Controlled Trials: Appraising Randomised Controlled Trials", University of Kent, England Contact (Kent): Sylvia Francis Tel: 01227 823878 Email: S.Francis@kent.ac.uk Website: http://www.brighton.ac.uk/hss/rdsu/new_site/learning/courses.htm Contact (Surrey): Phil Sampson Tel: 01483 688540 Email: P.Sampson@surrey.ac.uk Website: http://www.brighton.ac.uk/hss/rdsu/new_site/learning/courses.htm Contact (Sussex): Domino Moore Tel: 01273 643952 Email: D.Moore@brighton.ac.uk Website: http://www.brighton.ac.uk/hss/rdsu/new_site/learning/courses.htm 35. European Primary Care Forum biennial conference, "The Future of Primary Healthcare in Europe (II)" 15 - 17 September 2008, Southampton, England The aim of the conference is to enable participants to identify, define and then appreciate the significance of those critical questions which will determine the future of primary care in Europe. Contact: Ms. J. Smith and Ms. J. Toenkkes, International Network of Integrated Care Email: inic@igitur.uu.nl Website: http://www.futureofprimarycare.com/ 36. Portsmouth and Isle of Wight Academic Research & Development Support Unit and University of Portsmouth School of Health Sciences and Social Work Research 2008 seminar series 16 September 2008, "Morbidity and mortality in patients with stable and unstable COPD: construction and validation of a prediction model using routinely
  • 14. collected data" 14 October 2008, "Quality of life and children with speech, language and communication needs" 18 November 2008, "Addressing health inequalities on the Isle of Wight" 16 December 2008, "Fundamental biological research at the heart of drug discovery" Contact: Irene Burrows Tel: 023 9228 6236 Email: Irene.burrows@port.ac.uk Website: www.port.ac.uk/research/ardsu 37. Warwick and Coventry Primary Care Research (WC-PCR) WC-PCR is a partnership between Warwick and Coventry Universities and Primary Care Trusts, established in 2000 by local practitioners and academics committed to primary care research. The course fee for each course, which includes a refreshments and a buffet lunch, is 75GBP, but primary and community care practitioners / employees in the region may attend free of charge. 17 Sep 08, "Qualitative research methods workshop" 01 Oct 08, "Literature review workshop" 09 Oct 08, "Questionnaire design workshop" Contact: Krysia Saul Email: krysia.saul@warwick.ac.uk Website: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/research/hsri/wc-pcr/ 38. Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice (CARPP) conference, "Emerging approaches to inquiry" 17 - 20 September 2008, Stroud, England Contact: Kate Tate, School of Management, University of Bath Tel: 01225 383175 Email: kat21@management.bath.ac.uk Website: http://www.bath.ac.uk/carpp/workshops/emerging.html 39. Mount Vernon Cancer Centre oncology study days 2008 24 September 2008, "Living with Cancer" 22 October 2008, "Female Cancers Study Day" Venue: Postgraduate Centre, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, 9.30am-4.00pm. Cost: 45GBP. Contact: Anni Hall, Cancer & Palliative Care, Education Programme Co-ordinator Tel: 01923 844177 Email: anni.hall@mvh-ljmc.org 40. 14th international Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research (NPNR) conference, "Connecting research...connecting people" 1 - 3 October 2008, Oxford, England Contact: Laura Benfield, RCN Events Co-ordinator Tel: 020-7647 3591 Email: npnr@rcn.org.uk
  • 15. Website: http://www.rcn.org.uk/newsevents/events 41. National Cancer Reseach Institute (NCRI) conference 5 - 8 October 2008, Birmingham, England Featuring high quality sessions on topics that reflect the breadth of cancer research, the NCRI Cancer Conference provides a unique forum for networking and sharing knowledge with specialists from all cancer research disciplines. Contact: Sharon Vanloo Tel: +44 (0)20 7438 5453 Email: ncriconference@ncri.org.uk Website: http://www.ncri.org.uk/ncriconference/ 42. First international nurturing conference, "Womb to world - innate behaviours" 11 October 2008, London, England This event offers a unique opportunity to hear 4 international speakers discussing physiology and instincts. The conference will appeal to anyone interested in the nature of birth and breastfeeding. Contact: Joelle Dufur Email: joelledufur@yahoo.co.uk Website: http://www.biologicalnurturing.com/ 43. Clinical Research Nurses Association & Associate Members annual conference, "Post-graduate research for nurses and allied health professionals: the trials and tribulations" 16-17 October 2008, Chatham, England, UK. Contact: Liz Denver, Secretary, CRNA Tel: 020 7288 5307 Email: e.denver@ucl.ac.uk Website: www.crna.org.uk 44. International Society for Priorities in Health Care conference, "Priorities 2008" 28 - 31 October 2007, Newcastle-Gateshead, England, UK The purpose of the Society is to provide a forum in which researchers and practitioners involved in priority setting can exchange ideas and experience. Particular importance is placed on: getting research into practice; learnings across poorer and richer nations; and encouraging practitioners to learn about approaches to priority setting and researchers to learn from real practical experience. Contact: Eileen Coope Email: eileen.coope@ncl.ac.uk Website: http://www.healthcarepriorities.co.uk/ 45. Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) conference 2008 7 - 9 November 2008, Liverpool, England, UK
  • 16. Conference Theme: Cultural Kaleidoscopes: Exploring Ethics, Contexts and Conceptions Keynote Panels: Susan Noffke, Susan Groundwater-Smith, Marie Brennan, Brendan McCormack Contact: Website: http://www.hope.ac.uk/carn2008 46. 17th course on cross-cultural primary care 10 - 14 November 2008, London, England To equip those working in primary health care with the skills necessary to understand the health beliefs and practices of different patients and communities, and how these may differ from their own. Contact: Ms Barbara Agdomar Tel: 020 - 7288 3474 Email: b.agdomar@pcps.ucl.ac.uk Website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/pcps/information/events/cross_cult/index.htm 47. INVOLVE 6th national conference, "Public involvement in research: getting it right and making a difference" 11 - 12 November 2008, Nottingham, England INVOLVE's national conference is an event for everyone who is interested in supporting and promoting public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. This includes members of the public, service users, researchers, research commissioners and representatives of voluntary sector organisations. Contact: Professional Briefings Tel: 01920 487672 Email: london@profbriefings.co.uk Website: http://www.invo.org.uk/ 48. The Association of Child Health Nurse Researchers (UK) affiliated with the RCN's Research in Child Health (RiCH) Group - 2008 workshops 14 November 2008, 10.00-16.30 hrs, RCN HQ, London. Ethical issues. These workshops are designed to provide support, opportunities for networking and information for child health researchers. Action learning sets, individual support and opportunities for sustained contact will be features of this series of workshops. Cost: 50GBP per workshop Contact: Dr Alison Twycross Email: atwycros@hscs.sgul.ac.uk 49. James Lind Alliance, and the Social Science Research Unit seminar, "Outcomes in clinical research - whose responsibility?" 20 November 2008, London, England.
  • 17. Contact: Marty Kilby, Tel: +44 (0)1763 289191 Email: marty.kilby@virgin.net Website: http://www.lindalliance.org/News_Events.asp Events - Northern Ireland No current events Events - Scotland 50. University of Stirling Dementia Services Development Centre conference, "Celebrating innovation & excellence: making change happen" 1 - 3 September 2008, Stirling, Scotland The conference is aimed at all those who support people with dementia, whether their background is in medicine, social care, planning or service provision. The content will be of interest to those from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as community representatives such as faith leaders. People with dementia and their carers are also welcomed. Contact: Jemma Galbraith Tel: 01786 467 740 Email: jemma.galbraith@stir.ac.uk Website: www.dementia.stir.ac.uk 51. 2nd Scottish Stroke Research Network annual conference 28 October 2008, Venue TBC Website: http://scotland.uksrn.ac.uk/ Events - Wales 52. CRC Cymru Co-ordinating Centre Training and Education 2008 Wales The CRC Cymru training aims to develop and co-ordinate a high quality training programme that enhances skills and competencies and provides professional development for people involved in CRC Cymru research. 15 Sep 08, "Communication skills in RCT (5-7)", St Asaph 23 Sep 08, "Research methodology - AWARD", Cardiff 30 Sep 08, "Communication skills in RCT (5-7)", Cardiff 07 Oct 08, "Involving people", St Asaph 08 Oct 08, "Critical appraisal - AWARD", St Asaph 14 Oct 08, "GCP for investigators & Update GCP", St Asaph 05 Nov 08, "Informed consent", Cardiff 11 Nov 08, "GCP for new staff", Port Talbot
  • 18. 27 Nov 08, "Communication skills in RCT (1-4)", Cardiff 04 Dec 08, "Communication skills in research", Cardiff 10 Dec 08, "Research proposal development and implementation (AWARD)", Cardiff 21 Jan 08, "Introduction to cancer", Cardiff 22 Jan 08, "Cancer treatments", Cardiff 12 Mar 08, "Introduction to cancer", North 19 Mar 08, "Update in GCP", North Contact: Libby Batt, CRC Cymru Training and Development Lead Email: Libby.Batt@velindre-tr.wales.nhs.uk Website: www.crc-cymru.wales.nhs.uk/ 53. Swansea University conference, "Children's rights: from 20th century visions to 21st century implementation?" 18 September 2008, Swansea, Wales The Conference will bring together leading international experts who can reflect on the driving forces behind the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the long process leading to its adoption. Their presentations will revisit contemporary political and academic debate, the concepts and the visions eventually reflected in the text of the Convention and will consider how far expectations and aspirations as to its implementation have been fulfilled. Contact: Ms Trisha Rees, Conference Administrator, School of Law, Swansea University Tel: + 44 (0) 1792 513511 Email: e.p.rees@swansea.ac.uk Website: http://www.rightsofthechildswansea.com/index.html