13 & 14 December 2023 In-person, BMA House, London Driving real-world impact from health research

The BMJ Research Forum is an annual conference that brings together the medical research ecosystem in order to drive forward research impact.

 

Publishing in The BMJ may be a pinnacle professional achievement but how does research really shift the dial on patient outcomes? We bring together experts from research funding organisations, policymakers, people with lived experience, research leaders and editors to discuss the big questions that cut across the medical research community.

 

This year we are focussing on two areas:

  1. How data flows from patients and citizens to research and back to deliver benefits
  2. How we formulate the building blocks of research – the research questions –  in the most equitable and comprehensive way

 

Funders will be interested in hearing from: 

  • Cathie Sudlow presenting findings from her newly published report into the use of data across the UK health and research systems
  • Stéphane Maikovsky on how LifeARc is Funding for impact; to bridge the translation gap for diseases that don’t get the attention they need

 

Policymakers will be interested in hearing from: 

  • Cathie Sudlow presenting findings from her newly published report into the use of data across the UK health and research systems
  • Stéphane Maikovsky on how LifeARc is Funding for impact; to bridge the translation gap for diseases that don’t get the attention they need
  • Lucy Chappell outlining how she works with politicians and civil servants to bring about change to deliver impactful research for patients
  • BMJs Known Unknowns recording a live podcast looking at what questions we need research to be answering, and what needs to happen to get the solutions into practice

 

Researchers will be interested in: 

  • Axel Kaehne from Edge HillJustine Karpusheff from The Health Foundation and representatives from NICE discuss how to create trust and transparency in using AI for evidence synthesis
  • Helen Macdonald, The BMJ Research Integrity Editor chairing a panel discussion between research leaders from funders and universities looking at the best way of tackling our research integrity issues well before publication
  • THIS Labs and The Health Foundation panellists discussing using collaborative online approaches to generate solutions with impact
  • Abimbola Ayorinde from Warwick Medical School presenting how they have co-created knowledge partnerships with racially minoritised and marginalised communities and groups
  • Lucy Chappell outlining how she works with politicians and civil servants to bring about change to deliver impactful research for patients
  • BMJs Known Unknowns recording a live podcast looking at what questions we need research to be answering, and what needs to happen to get the solutions into practice

 

Editors will be interested in: 

  • Axel Kaehne from Edge HillJustine Karpusheff from The Health Foundation and representatives from NICE discuss how to create trust and transparency in using AI for evidence synthesis
  • Helen Macdonald, The BMJ Research Integrity Editor chairing a panel discussion between research leaders from funders and universities looking at the best way of tackling our research integrity issues well before publication

 

Patients will be interested in:

  • THIS institute and The Health Foundation panellists discussing using collaborative online approaches to generate solutions with impact
  • Abimbola Ayorinde from Warwick Medical School presenting how they have co-created knowledge partnerships with racially minoritised and marginalised communities and groups

 

Delegates will be able to sign up to meet BMJ Editors in chief and representatives of research funders to get to grips with questions about submissions and applications, and the long term goals these decision makers have in mind when making their assessments.

 

And much more – explore the full programme HERE