Clinicians in Research Network (CiRN) Inaugural Meeting

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Date: 12 August 2016 (Friday)

Time: 12-5pm

Venue: Teaching and Learning Centre, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH), 1345 Govan Rd, Govan, Glasgow G51 4TF

This meeting is valuable for all clinicians interested in research. It is particularly relevant to clinically-trained early career researchers (ECRs):

  • Doctors-in-training who are looking for research opportunities
  • Clinical research fellows who are undertaking full-time research (e.g. MD/PhD students)
  • Early post-doctoral clinical researchers

A poster prize (a certificate and 50-pound Amazon Voucher) will be awarded for the best poster presented at this meeting.


            This meeting provides a unique opportunity to network with others clinically-trained ECRs and informal discussions with senior clinical academics attending this meeting. We have scheduled ample time to allow interactions- please make use of this opportunity.

The first half of the meeting explores the power of linking national datasets in healthcare research (health informatics). The second half of the meeting consists of interactive discussions about how to remain research-conscious throughout our careers.

Meeting schedule

1200-1300 Registration, poster viewing and networking lunch
1300-1310 Opening remarks
1310-1345 How to unlock the power of population databases? 

·         Dr. Mairead Black

SCREDS clinical lecturer, University of Aberdeen

1345-1420 How to work with electronic Data Research and Innovation Service (eDRIS)?

·         Ms. Carol Morris.

Information Consultant, eDRIS Team, Information Services Division (NHS National Services Scotland), Farr Institute Scotland, Edinburgh

1420-1430 Joint Q&A session
1430-1510 Poster viewing, refreshments and networking

& Annual General Meeting of CiRN organising committee

1510-1550 Is it possible to achieve work-life balance as clinicians in research?

·         Chaired by Dr. Chris Halsey

Senior Clinical Research Fellow, University of Glasgow

1550-1630 How to get into research and remain research active?

·         Chaired by Prof. Iain McNeish

Chair of the Clinical Academic Training Advisory Committee, University of Glasgow

1630-1700 Poster prize giving, networking, wine and canapés

(Doors close at 8pm)