Research Awareness Month 2020

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The R&D Department is holding an R&D Awareness Month. The programme is as follows:
Monday 21/09 Launch
13:00 Welcome and introduction
                Farhan Naim, R and D Director
13:05 An overview of Covid-19 research at the trust
Professor Derralynn Hughes, Clinical Director–Haematology Oncology and Palliative Care; Lead Cancer Physician
13:30 Covid 19 research – the view of an infectious disease specialist 
Dr Sanjay Bhagani, Consultant Physician/Associate Professor 
14:00 Introduction: celebrating the year of the nurse and midwife
Susan Aitkenhead,  Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England, Policy and System Transformation
14:15 Importance of research for nurses:
                Dr Jacqueline Sinclair, Divisional Director of Nursing,  Surgery and Associated Services, RFH
14:40 Covid-19 The challenges ITU faced
                Helder Filipe,  Senior Research Nurse ICU/Anaesthesia.
15:05 Close
Wednesday 23/09 Theme: Nurses & Midwives delivering research
10:00 How to successfully redeploy a workforce to face a pandemic
                Dr Helen Jones, Head of Research Nursing
10:25 Covid 19 research and pregnancy
                Michelle Anderson, Research Midwife
10:50 Conducting research under significant time pressure
                Veronica Conteh, Senior Research Nurse Oncology
                Heather Hughes, Clinical Trials Practitioner Oncology
11:15 My Covid-19 experience:  redeployment to ITU
                Nina Davies: Senior Research Nurse Cardiology
11:40 Close
Friday 25/09 Theme:  Nurses and practitioners delivering research
10:00 My Covid-19 experience: redeployment to various areas
                Anna Pejnovic, Senior Research Nurse Oncology
10:25 My Covid-19 experience: redeployment to Barnet Hospital
                Rani Badhan, Clinical Trials Manager and Senior Trials Practitioner
10:50  Close
Tuesday 29/09 Theme: An investigator point of view
14:00 The fight against Covid, The Barnet Research Team
                Dr Hasan Tahir, Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist
14:25 Setting of PACA study – trials and tribulations
Professor Pratima Chowdary, Senior Lecturer and Consultant Haematologist
14:50 Healthcare Worker Study
                Professor Marianna Fontana, Senior Lecturer and Consultant Cardiologist
15:05 Close
Friday 02/10 Theme: The impact on non Covid research
10:00 Re-locating some Oncology research to Finchley Memorial Hospital
Nicola Johnson, Lead Research Nurse Oncology
10:25 The impact of pausing non-Covid research studies
Professor Chris Denton, Consultant Rheumatologist and Professor of Experimental Rheumatology
Rachel Ochiel, Lead Research Nurse Rheumatology
10:50 Close
Tuesday 06/10 Theme: The role of Vaccines
10:00 Vaccine research, Dr Fiona Burns
                Dr Fiona Burns, Clinical senior lecturer, honorary consultant physician and clinical lead for HIV.
10:30 A participant’s experience of a vaccine study
               Lucy Parker, R and D Manager
10:45 Close
Thursday 08/10: Final Day
10:00 Final Session: Where do we go from here?
                Professor David Wheeler, Consultant Nephrologist and Professor of Kidney Medicine
Professor Margaret Johnson, senior consultant physician in thoracic medicine and the HIV research director at the Royal Free Hospital
10:30 Closing remarks
                Farhan Naim, R and D Director