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You are invited to join this unique collaborative event to hear about the range of surgical trial activity currently being led from within Yorkshire and The Humber. Find out more about the nationally-recognised expertise available to surgeons and trainees within the Yorkshire and Humber region to support the design and delivery of successful, high quality surgical trials. The event is jointly hosted by the region’s two Royal College of Surgeons Surgical Trials Centres based at the Universities of Leeds and York, the NIHR Clinical Research Network Yorkshire & Humber, the NIHR Research Design Service Yorkshire and Humber, and the Yorkshire Surgical Research Collaborative.

The event is aimed at both established research surgeons and surgical trainees embarking on a research career path, and aims to provide attendees with a clear understanding of key considerations in the development and delivery of new surgical research ideas; outline funding opportunities (including training opportunities); showcase the range of expertise and support available within the region to help identify priorities in surgical research, and develop and deliver exciting new research ideas.

There will be opportunities on the day to discuss opportunities and barriers to surgical research, as well as the chance for more informal discussions about new research ideas or research career development goals with members of the Surgical Trials Centre teams and NIHR RDS.

The main meeting will close around 3pm, with a follow-on meeting taking place from 3.30pm - 5.30pm which will be hosted by the region's surgical trainee research collaboratives: Yorkshire Surgical Research Collaborative (YSRC); South Yorkshire Surgical Research Group (SYSuRG); Northern Surgical Trainee Research Association (NoSTRA).

Attendance is free and refreshments will be provided.


09.00 Registration and tea & coffee

09.30 Welcome

Development & Delivery of Surgical Trials: Regional Expertise & Support (Chair: Giles Toogood)

09.40 Introduction and overview of the region’s Royal College of Surgeons Surgical Trials Centres

Leeds Surgical Trials Centre, Julia Brown, Director, Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Leeds

York Surgical Trials Centre, David Torgerson, Director, York Trials Unit, University of York

10.20 From first-in-human to randomised evaluation: the IDEAL framework and more, Jane Blazeby, Professor of Surgery, University of Bristol & Honorary Consultant Upper GI Surgeon, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation

10.50 Refreshment Break

11.20 NIHR Research Design Service, Janine Bestall, NIHR RDS for Yorks & Humber

11.40 NIHR CRN support for surgery research, Simon Howell, Clinical Director, Yorkshire & Humber Clinical Research Network

12.00 Lunch

Surgical Trials Showcase (Chairs: David Jayne & Julian Scott)

13.00 BRAVO, James Catto, Professor in Urological Surgery, University of Sheffield

13.15 LACES, Peter Sagar, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

13.30 MIDFUT, David Russell, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

13.45 KReBS, Mike Reed, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, University of York and Northumbria NHS Trust

14.00 ACTIVE, Hemant Sharma, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Hospitals Trust

14.15 ProFHER, Amar Rangan, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of York and RCSEng Surgical Speciality Lead for Orthopaedics

14.30 Panel discussion: Developing and delivering surgical clinical trials - opportunities and challenges

15.00 Close of main meeting; tea & coffee

15.30-17.30 Parallel Follow-On Meetings:

Parallel meeting 1: Surgical Trainees Research Collaboratives Meeting (Chair: Mr Paul Renwick)

15:30 How can I develop a viable project idea for collaborative research? Shafaque Shaikh, Chair: YSRC

15:50 Updates on YSRC project portfolio, (TBC)

16:00 Why should I get involved in a collaborative research project? Deena Harji, Chair: Nostra

16:15 Leading a national collaborative research study, Matt Lee, Chair: SYSURG

16:30 Sandpit session (4 groups)

17:15 Handover to new YSRC chair

17:30 Close of meeting

Parallel meeting 2: NIHR CRN Sub-Specialty Leads Meeting (closed meeting)

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