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NIHR CRN North East and North Cumbria Annual Event - 'Research Matters...'

CRN North East and North Cumbria

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 from 09:00 to 16:00 (BST)

NIHR CRN North East and North Cumbria Annual Event -...

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Event Details

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What is happening on the day?

Morning Session

09.00 – 09.30
Registration and refreshments

09.30 – 09.35
Introduction and welcome
Nadine Bleasby, Chief Operating Officer, CRN NENC

09.35 – 09.45
#whywedoresearch – The Impact of Research
Jean Boyd

09.45 – 10.05
RTT – Does It Really Matter
Steph Garfield-Birbeck, NETSCC

10.05 – 10.25
CRN 2020
Professor Stephen Robson, Clinical Director, CRN NENC

10.25 – 11.25
Workshop Session 1

11.25 – 12.00

12.00 – 13.00
Workshop Session 2

13.00– 14.00

Afternoon Session

14.00 – 14.20
Accelerating Digital
Nick Hirst, Chief Information Officer, NIHR Clinical Research Network

14.20 – 14.40
The Digital Future – Technology to enhance Research capability
Dr Gareth Forbes, Informatics Lead and GP Partner, Leadgate Surgery

14.40 – 15.00
Transformational change across our region
Dr Rachel Agbeko, Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

15.00 – 15.15
Quality Improvement Awards

15.15 – 15.35
Building Research Careers
Professor Namita Kumar, Postgraduate Dean, Health Education England

15.35 – 16.00
The Future of Research in Nursing
Susan Hamer, Director of Nursing, Learning and Organisational Development, NIHR Clinical Research Network

16.00 – 16.05
Closing Remarks
Nadine Bleasby/Professor Stephen Robson

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

By Train

Sunderland railway station is a 10 to 15-minute walk from the ground. It has excellent links to the national rail network and Metro system, ensuring quick and easy travel to other areas of the region. Click here for walking directions between Sunderland station and the stadium. For journey planning and ticketing details, visit National Rail.

By Metro

When travelling to the event, the nearest Metro station is St Peter's.

For more information on the Tyne and Wear Metro, visit Nexus.

By Bus

Bus numbers 2, 3, 4, 12, 13, 15 and 16 all stop within a few minutes walk of the Stadium of Light.

All main bus routes across Wearside connect to Sunderland’s main bus station, Park Lane Interchange, which is also within easy walking distance of the stadium.

By Car

The Stadium of Light is easily accessible from the A19 and A1. The stadium’s postcode (for Sat Nav) is SR5 1SU. 

Parking at the Stadium

The Stadium of Light has 1,146 parking spaces for delegates.


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any queries about this event please contact the Communications at:

Can I update my registration information?

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Do you have questions about NIHR CRN North East and North Cumbria Annual Event - 'Research Matters...'? Contact CRN North East and North Cumbria

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Stadium of Light
Millenium Way
SR5 1SU Sunderland
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 from 09:00 to 16:00 (BST)

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