The theme of the day is 'From bench to bedside', with speakers from the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT), The Royal Free Charity, the Royal Free London NIHR funded Clinical Research Facility (CRF) and researchers from the Royal Free London research and development (R&D) department. The event is to showcase the exciting research activity at the trust and is open to both trust staff and interested members of the public and our key partners.
10:00 - 10:10 Welcome and introduction to the day – Farhan Naim, R&D director 
10:10 - 10:50 Keynote: Richard Torbett, ABPI CEO
10:50 - 11:10 Gil Shalom, the Royal Free Charity 
11:10 - 11:40 Dr Siobhan Burns (IIT)
11:40 - 12:10 Dr Dimitra Peppa (IIT)
12:10 - 13:10 Lunch 
13:10 - 13:40 RFL CRF - The first year and beyond – Nia Voase and Kate Blackstone  
13:40 - 14:10 RFL CRF from an investigator perspective - Dr Roopinder Gilmore  
14:10 - 14:40 Allied Health Professionals and research at RFL – Dr Paul McLaughlin
14:40 - 15:10 The CIRRHOCARE study - Prof Raj Mookerjee
15:10 - 15:20 Reflections/Closeout- Prof Derralynn Hughes, clinical R&D director 
15:30 CLOSE 

Booking details:

There are two types of tickets available.

Pears Building admission for those who would like to attend onsite at our Hampstead site. Lunch will be provided in the form of a Grab and Go bag.

Online admission for those who would like to attend online

Please follow the link below to book your tickets (both options). Pears Building admission is limited to two tickets per booking.


Tickets are free. 

Both of the ticket types will provide further information e.g. The Pears Building ticket will give directions from the nearest Tube and overland station and the online admission will provide the MS Teams link for you to join.

What if I can’t make it?

The day will be recorded and videos shared after the event.