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Leaders in children’s health research share their expertise at London event

Research staff across north London heard from experts in children’s health research last month, at an event showcasing the latest in the field.

The event — hosted in London on 13 October by the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) North Thames and the CRN North West London — gave staff an opportunity to hear insights about some of the innovative research taking place in the region.

  • Dr Padmanabhan Ramnarayan (Ram), Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, shared details of the REMAP-CAP Flu and BachB studies

  • Dr Christina Prechtl, Imperial College London, gave an overview of Imperial Clinical Trials Unit

  • Professor Chris Gale, Imperial College London and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, shared details of the largest neonatal trial ever undertaken — neoGASTRICK

  • Bessie Ciprano, Barts Health NHS Trust, shared details of her role as Children’s Research Champion for the CRN North Thames, and was joined by Raphaella Corbishley from Haven House Children’s Hospice, who spoke about their involvement in research

  • Dr Simon Drysdale, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, gave an update on the HARMONIE study

  • Dr Ruben Willemsen, Barts Health NHS Trust, rounded off the talks with an update on the ELSA study

"...lots of colleagues have shared that they will be able to embed some of their learnings in their work."

The event was co-chaired by the Children’s specialty leads across the region. Dr Paul Fleming for the CRN North Thames, and Dr Nilanjana Ray and Dr Elizabeth Whittaker for the CRN North West London, said: "It’s great to be able to bring staff together across the two Networks. Thank you to all who joined us, and to the speakers for sharing their insights and expertise.

"Not only was this an opportunity to hear about the great work taking place across the region, but it also gave a good opportunity for discussions and networking.

"We’re pleased to have received positive feedback from attendees and it’s encouraging that lots of colleagues have shared that they will be able to embed some of their learnings in their work. It shows the value of engagement events like this."


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