The Summit

The Summit is the R&D department’s Annual Knowledge Exchange and Networking Day.

This is a must-attend event for those who wish to:

  • Develop their understanding of research and development by hearing from colleagues and partners who play an active role in these
  • Seek advice/support on implementing their research project, developing their research ideas or growing their research careers
  • Grow a network of like-minded colleagues and associates to catalyse change or enhance their own personal development

R&D Summit 2021

After a two-year break due to Covid, the Clinical Sciences Building was buzzing with visitors as The Summit 2021 took place on Friday 10th September.

There were engaging masterclasses and lectures from across UHCW and local institutions that were attended by more than 100 people.

Keynote speaker was Hugh Montgomery, a researcher, physician and professor of intensive care medicine who gave a thought-provoking speech on climate change.

Some of Professor Montgomery’s other eye-catching achievements include running three ultramarathons, skydiving naked for charity and holding the world record for playing the piano under water (110 hours).

Other events included the chance for people to hear about and meet the team from our Centre for Care Excellence.

There was also time to network and for Chief medical Officer Professor Kiran Patel to hand out prizes for the research poster competition.

Shivam Joshi won the Early Career Researchers Category for What are the most common amendments made to NHS Trust Sponsored clinical research, why are they submitted, and how can they be avoided?

Emily Aveyard won Health Care Scientist Category for “Investigating the effect of image reconstruction on image quality in 68Ga-DOTA-TOC PET/CT imaging.”

Petra Hanson was victorious in the Medics Category for “Feasibility of digital tools in Tier 3 weight management service: Implementation of the Low Card Program app within a hospital-based obesity service improves patient outcomes.”

Kelly Hollway claimed success in the NMAHPs Category for “The impact of implementing a multicomponent recovery pathway for patients undergoing unicompartmental knee replacement on length of stay.”

R&D Summit 2019

The Summit 2019 took place on Friday 5th July in the Clinical Sciences Building, UHCW NHS Trust. There were many engaging masterclasses and lectures attended by over 150 staff and researchers from across UHCW and local institutions. Our keynote Speaker was Professor Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam to the topic of 'Surgery, Science & Serendipity'. Check out some photos from the day below.

Poster Competition Results!

Once again, the standard of this year’s research poster competition was very high, with entries being received from a wide range of clinical specialities and representing many healthcare professional groups. Posters were assessed by a panel of judges that included clinicians and academics. Elements such as design, layout and content were assessed with bonus points awarded for clinical impact. Shortlisted posters were printed and displayed in A1 format, with the remaining submissions being displayed on A3.

The winners from each category were announced by Professor Jane Coad at the Summit, and given signed R&D certificates and Amazon gift cards. The 2019 winners were:

We would like to thank you for all your hard work and wish you good luck with your future research and poster submissions!