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

BMJ Research Forum – Improving impact from health research

13 & 14 December 2023 | BMA House, London

Driving real-world impact from health research


Supporting partners

Back for it’s second year 

2 days with
peers and editors

30+ expert

28 talks and

This December join clinical and policy researchers, funders, research institutions, publishers and patients to help shape the future of healthcare research and make a real-world impact.

Register now to add your voice to the conversation. Hear from expert global speakers, build your skills through interactive workshops and network with your peers and editors from 20+ leading journals.

2022 Speakers

Four programme streams


Explore topics affecting the research ecosystem through panel discussions, lectures and inspiring keynotes


Gain and share cross-sector knowledge with peers and showcase your expertise through interactive workshops


Make an impact by participating in roundtable discussions and contribute to policy dialogue and white paper creation


Network and build connections with representatives from across health, academia and research

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Network with leaders from the global research community

Connect and network in-person with health and research peers – including a networking event from 5pm on Thursday 8th December where you can continue the conversation and make new connections

Highlighted programme sessions

From research idea to practical impact
Chris Whitty is passionate about ensuring that the health service in the UK can make the most of research and can not only contribute to, but support clinical research seamlessly. He'll talk about lessons from his experience as an infectious diseases doctor and researcher, and how, in his current role as CMO he influences policy to make research impact a reality.
Stories of collaboration: The Parkinson's disease research journey
Rory Cellan Jones was the BBC's technology correspondent until 2021 and told the world he had Parkinson's disease in 2019. He asks our expert panel of Parkinson's disease researchers and funders what we can learn about the way they are trying to help people with Parkinson's - both addressing the needs of patients today and finding a cure for tomorrow.
Changing the business of breakthroughs
Strong partnerships, humility and respect are at the core of Wellcome Leap's way of working. But how do their programmes really work? Can we really make breakthroughs happen, or is it just luck. Ken Gabriel is COO of an exciting new way of working for research impact.
How digital is making platform trials bloom
Clinical trials are changing and Elin Haf Davis and Charlotte Summers are at the forefront of that change. HEALCOvid has used a range of exciting new digital tools to make research not just quicker, but more rich, accurate and accessible. We learn what's already happening for platform trials and what research will look like in the future.

Networking reception

Join us at our networking event from 5pm on Thursday 8th December where you can continue the conversation and make new connections.

"I’m delighted to host the inaugural BMJ Research Forum and proud that we can draw on The BMJ’s 180 year history of delivering trusted medical research findings to the global clinical and scientific communities. The two day conference will convene representatives from across the health research ecosystem, including England's Chief Medical Officer, to further our understanding of the role of research in clinical decision making and health policy, and to explore the value of emerging methodologies and science."
Kamran Abassi
Editor-in-Chief, The BMJ

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