On November 16th, we held our annual Research and Innovation Showcase Day at Royal Preston Hospital to showcase the ground breaking work of our hospitals at a national event. Doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals from across the region came along to this special event to find out more about the great work that takes place at our Trust and find out how they can get involved.
The programme for the day was extremely varied and included external key note speakers from Edge Hill University and the University of Liverpool. Over 140 people attended and feedback from the day was overwhelmingly positive. The annual event is an opportunity to showcase research and innovation activities and hear about developments in treatments and care that result from the high quality research carried out by our staff and regional colleagues.
The day was opened ably by Chair Sue Musson and highlights included Dr Suresh Chhetri’s stirring presentation on the need for more research into Motor Neuron Disease and the great work being led from the MND Care and Research Centre at the trust; Professor Terry Jones sharing the work he is involved in within less invasive surgery that reduces the long term impact of treatments for patients with head and neck cancer and the presentation by Rachel Moses and Claire Slinger (Consultant Physiotherapist and Consultant SLT respectively) on their programme to support tracheostomy removal for patients. The annual showcase also provided opportunities to meet with our Medical Students and Clinical Academic Interns who showcased their posters and those of the Clinical Academic Trainees (CATs) on display on the day.
The prestigious poster prize was won by Renal Medicine Clinical Research Fellow, Dr Andy Nixon, for his poster and presentation on measuring frailty in Chronic Kidney Disease.
The showcase day will return in 2018 on Friday 30th November and staff are invited to contact Jane Silverwood (email@example.com) in R&I if they are interested in presenting their research or innovation at next year’s showcase.