Below are a series of extra courses / external meetings that are on offer.
If you know of any more that would interest our trainees then please let me know (Narman Puvanachandra, TPD)
Portfolios need to be complete by 5th June to allow Board of Ophthalmology to undertake portfolio review on 6th
Rupert Bourne is coordinating so email him if interested in representing the East of England
Ophthalmology Trainee Research Networks (OTRNs)
3rd Think-Tank Meeting
3 October 2018
Royal College of Ophthalmologists 09:45-5pm
Royal Society of Medicine evening reception 6:30-10pm
Chaired by Professor Rupert Bourne, National Specialty Lead for Ophthalmology (NIHR CRN) & Mrs Deepali Varma (Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon & Regional lead for North East and Cumbria.
Progress with existing successful Trainee networks around the UK with examples
Setting up new trainee networks inside the UK but also with invited European delegations from Italy, Germany, France and Finland
Getting started program for trainees and their consultants who are new to NIHR portfolio studies and who wish to develop their research question
Dragon’s Den- come and present your research ideas to experts and get constructive feedback on research design, methodology, statistics, patient and public involvement.
There is a symposium during the day at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. Delegates are invited to attend a networking social event in the evening with guest speakers, to which other dignitaries in the field will be invited.
Daytime Symposium: Royal College of Ophthalmologists 10-5pm
[no charge but requires reservation]
9:00-9:30 Registration and coffee
Part 1: 9:45-11:30 Support for OTRNs in the UK
- College welcome by President of RCOPhth and review of OTRN coverage in UK
- Central support of OTRNs (eg. RCOphth, NIHR, funding, website, industry educational grants)
- Regional support of OTRNs (eg. HEI, RDS, Head of School, BRC)
- Novel methods to boost support and make OTRNs sustainable (aka RCSurgeons approach: Guest Speaker)
11:30-11:45 Coffee & networking
Part 2: 11:45-12:45 OTRNs in action [4 examples following standardised slide set]
Examples of existing OTRNs and those funded with FfS/RCOphth grant: lessons learned and guidance for regions that are planning/have nascent OTRNs
Part 3: 12:45-13:30 International experience- 2 guest speakers and Italian/French/Finnish/German trainees
13:30-14:00: Lunch (6x 10 minutes sessions available to be reserved with Research Design Service)
Part 4: 14:00-15:30: The signposts to getting research started
Framing the research question
How to Review the literature
What funders are looking for
What makes a good research proposal/ grant application
[Guest speakers: Research Design Service NIHR, NIHR Ophthalmology statisticians, Grant Assessment Panel members, PPI]
Part 5: 15:45-16:50: Dragon’s Den
Pitching new research studies to an expert panel
16:50-17:00: Prize-giving for best pitch(es)
Evening Reception & buffet dinner: Celebrating Ophthalmology Trainee Research Networks and Getting Involved: Royal Society of Medicine 6:30-10pm.
[no charge but requires reservation: all of daytime symposium attendees invited in addition to those who cannot make the daytime event]
Successes of Trainee Research Networks outside Ophthalmology
The UK’s biggest charitable research funder: Fight for Sight
Commercial support for trainee-led research
Trainee-led research making the difference in patient outcomes
Delegations of Ophthalmology trainees will be attending from:
TO RESERVE YOURSELF A PLACE FOR EITHER OR BOTH EVENTS
Please contact Heather Pearman on firstname.lastname@example.org
She will send you a form regarding dietary requirements and information on presentation format for your study if you would like to take up the Dragon’s Den opportunity and/or discuss your project informally with Research Design Service Support during the lunch break.
The organisers thank Santen for sponsoring this event through an educational grant and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists for providing their premises for the day symposium.
CPD points – an application to the College has been made to award CPD points for the day symposium.