The NIHR School for Social Care Research's Annual Conference will bring together researchers, policy-makers, managers, commissioners, providers, people who use services, carers and practitioners, among others and provide an opportunity to hear about emerging evidence from across SSCR’s commissioned studies and implications for adult social care practice. The Conference will feature contributions from experts and practice colleagues in the adult social care field.
09.30: Registration and refreshments
09.50: Welcome Professor Martin Knapp, Director, NIHR School for Social Care Research
10.00: Opening Plenary - Building the research evidence base for social care practice: looking to the future Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health
10.30: Plenary - Does social work work ? (delete repeated word) Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker, Department of Health
11.00: Refreshment break
11.15: Morning parallel sessions - 3 sessions focusing on research evidence
13.30: Afternoon parallel sessions - 3 sessions focusing on achievements and learning from 7 years of SSCR on: research methods, impact and involvement
14.30: Refreshment break
14.55: Plenary - Recent developments in social care in the US: implications for the UK Joshua Wiener, Distinguished Fellow, RTI International
15.25: Plenary - RCTs and social care Professor Geraldine McDonald, Professor of Social Work, University of Bristol
15.55: Closing plenary - Where next for adult social care? Professor Jon Glasby, Professor of Health and Social Care and Head of School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham
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This event is free to attend. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Any cancellations should be received by 9 March 2016 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations received after this date - and no-shows - will be subject to a £25 charge.