This full day event provided an introduction to translational research for students, early and mid-career researchers from both clinical and academic backgrounds. It was the first joint GOSH, Moorfields and UCLH BRC educational event.
Using examples of the challenges and successes of translational research from across the NIHR BRCs this event encouraged critical thinking, and enhanced collaboration across the spectrum of translational research. It aimed to provide researchers with knowledge and networks to accelerate their research for the benefits of patients.
Throughout the day there were talks and workshop style events to highlight challenges and opportunities in translational research, as well as time for networking and introductions to support services in translational research available through the UCL BRCs, as well as nationally and internationally. A highlight of the day was Professor Berent Prakken’s inspirational keynote talk on the skills, environment and training needed to nurture translational researchers.