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Association for Research Ethics Annual ConferenceRISs

AfRE is delighted to announce that the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is sponsoring the Annual Conference at America Square Conference Centre in London on 13 November 2015. In recognition of the value of education for student colleagues, RSTMH will sponsor free student delegate places at this event.  For more information, click here.

Southern Institute for Health Informatics 2015 Annual Conference

Date: Wednesday 9 September 2015

Location: Eldon Building

Register online now.

Taking up the challenges of the Five Year Forward View and the NIB Framework for Action, the conference theme this year is the question: ‘Personalised health and care by 2020?’

UK health and social care are in desperate need of the long-promised information revolution – but where is the funding to make the leap? What are the practical steps to reach full integration of care services and information flows, let alone paperless working with fully structured and coded data?

Confirmed speakers include:

·           John Wilderspin (National Implementation Director, Improvement and Leadership Development Programme)

·           Peter Counter (Chief Technology Officer, HSCIC)

·           Dr Howard Leicester (Patient advocate and accessible information champion)

·           Dr Janet Maxwell (Director of Public Health, Portsmouth City Council)

·           James Freed (Chief Information Officer, Health Education England)

·           Dr David Jehring (Chief Executive, Black Pear Software)

·           Jo Gooch (Strategic Projects Director, Portsmouth CCG)

·           Mark Smith (Director of Digital Transformation, NHS South CSU)

·           Katie Cheeseman (Digital Health project manager, Wessex AHSN)

·           Dr Peter Murphy (Consultant Paediatric Intensivist, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust)

·           Prof Martin Severs (Caldicott Guardian and clinical professional lead, HSCIC)

·           Jane Brooks (PhD student, University of Portsmouth)

For the latest news on the event as it develops please visit the SIHI 2015 conference website.


The Creative Network

Date: 10 September 2015, 5.30pm

Location: Innovation Space, Hampshire Terrace, Portsmouth

Creativity in our community!

Do you work in a creative profession in Portsmouth or the local area? Would you like the chance to meet other creative people? 

The Creative Network is a group of creative professionals who meet every 6-8 weeks to share ideas and information about their creative businesses.

Our confirmed guest speaker for this event is Alan Smith of Earth Wool & Fire, a Southsea based company producing ‘Handmade and crafted items by a Potter and a Knitter for people who love to knit, crochet and create generally’. Alan also produced the original cover art for the very first edition of Sir Terry Pratchett’s Colour of Magic.

To book your free place on Eventbrite.


Are you thinking of applying to Round 9 of the NIHR Fellowships Programme (Jan 2016) or the ICA HEE / NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme for non-medical healthcare professions (summer 2016)?

If you are, then register for the Fellowship Application Day (FAD)!

 What: A proactive, dynamic and free to attend all-day masterclass, funded and hosted by the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) South Central (SC) on how to improve your chances of success when applying for an NIHR Fellowship.  The day will include sessions on how to “sell yourself” and hints and tips for success, with expert advice from RDS Advisors and key presenters who have knowledge of NIHR Fellowship funding panels.

 Aim: Applying for a Fellowship is becoming increasingly more and more competitive.  This one-day programme is to give attendees the skills and knowledge to improve the quality of their application and make sure that it is focused on what NIHR are looking for.

In addition to the event, attendees can obtain methodological advice for the project element of their application by requesting RDS support here.

Make sure your NIHR Fellowship application gives you the best chance of success – make sure it makes the most of you!

  • When: Tuesday 20 October 2015
  • Time: 10.00am–4.30pm
  • Where: Wide Lane Sports Ground, University of Southampton, Eastleigh, Southampton, Hampshire, SO50 5PE (5 minute walk from Southampton Airport Parkway Train Station)
  • Cost: Free
  • Who should attend: Any researcher, clinician and / or academic from across the South Central region (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire) who are intending to apply to Round 9 of the NIHR Fellowships Programme (Jan 2016) or the ICA HEE / NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme for non-medical healthcare professions (summer 2016).

Register for the event and further information on Eventbrite.


Global Entrepreneurship Week Planning

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a yearly celebration of entrepreneurial activity that runs each November.  This year it is running from the 16-22 November 2015.

Are you thinking about planning an event during Global Entrepreneurship Week? Research and Innovation Services working with the Innovation Space project are coordinating the publicity and organisation of events run by the University for this week.  If you have an idea, or an event that is already planned, let us know:

·           E mail

·           Put it on our google doc planner 

·           Or attend our briefing, register here.


 The 4th Annual NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship Competition 

KMR Fellowships are personal awards that cover an individual’s salary costs, fund a tailored training and development programme and fund the activities needed to complete an appropriate knowledge mobilisation research project.

Click here to find out more.


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