3 December 2024 In-person, BMA House, London Driving real-world impact from health research


What is the focus of the event?

The forum aims to bring together and support a community of clinical researchers, funders, research institutions and publishers, united in the common aim of creating real world impact from clinical research.

Through a series of interactive workshops, roundtable discussions and presentations, together with our expert programme committee we will discuss the barriers preventing research translating into practice and begin to build new systems and innovative models for the future.

This year, we want to encourage researchers and those working across the research ecosystem to present their work in this area. We recognise that many researchers are working hard at developing collaborations and changing culture alongside their core research, and see this as an opportunity to showcase great ideas. Similarly, traditionally non-academic organisations that are involved in building collaboration can submit abstracts for inclusion at the BMJ Research Forum.

Why submit your abstract to the BMJ Research Forum?

  • Gives you the opportunity to shout about your research journey and share your expertise
  • Build and increase your profile as an expert in your field
  • Connect with like minded professionals
  • Gain and share knowledge

What are we looking for?

We want to hear about projects and initiatives that show impactful results on the following themes:

  • Designing research for impact
  • Bringing diversity into research
  • Supporting early-stage researchers
  • Building research capability and capacity to transform health outcomes
  • Building bridges across the research and health ecosystem


We are looking for poster or short oral session submissions, but will also consider proposals for longer workshop session submissions, and as always, expect applicants to demonstrate a strong patient and citizen inclusion element in their submission.


We will also be looking for submissions with cross sector authorship.

Abstract Publication


We plan to include accepted abstracts in a special supplement of BMJ Open, subject to peer review.

Who should apply?

We welcome applications from clinical and non-clinical researchers, not-for-profit organisations, research funders, the pharmaceutical and technology healthcare industries.