CRN North Thames Childrens Research Event

Date: 14 September 2018

What's Happening in Children's Research in North Thames

Last year the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) North Thames supported 116 studies and recruited 3094 patients to children studies.  This is a fantastic result for children's research in North Thames, and highlights our position as a leading provider of children's research in the country.

In order to keep the momentum going we are hosting a key event on 9 November, asking all interested, to come and network, share results from the year so far, and learn more about children's research within the network.

The event will be held Friday 9 November 2018 in the Board Room, 3rd Floor at 170 Tottenham Court Road London W1T 7HA. 

Please register to attend the
event here


About our host, Dr Paul Fleming

Dr Paul Fleming is a Consultant Neonatologist, Clinical Researcher and Specialty Lead for Paediatric and Neonatal Research at the Clinical Research Network North Thames.  

He completed a PhD on Probiotic Mechanisms on babies enrolled to the Probiotics in preterm Babies (PiPS) Trial and was appointed as a Consultant Neonatologist with a special interest in clinical research in 2012.  

He has a special interest in studying patterns of microbial colonisation and immune development in preterm babies. In 2015 he was awarded a strategic research grant from Barts Charity to conduct a longitudinal study of immune development in babies born < 32 weeks gestation. 

He is passionate about research that improves outcomes for babies born prematurely.

Paul looks forward to welcoming you to the 9 November event. 


Feedback from Children’s Research Team Building Event

On 3 September 2018, the Children's research team held a local event for children's research nurses. Here is some feedback on the event from Tara Murray, Senior Paediatric Research Nurse

"Before the event, I was expecting this to be an opportunity to meet other nurses within the NT CRN and to discuss ways that we can work together to improve the profile of children’s research in our area. This was a very enjoyable day, which met my expectations and also offered opportunities to share success stories and work together to overcome challenges. One of the most engaging aspects of the event was coming up with ideas together for increasing PPI activity. And it was interesting, learning about the further functions of edge and also ODP." 


Agenda - CRN North Thames Children's Research Engagement Event

09:00 – 10:00    Coffee and Registration (Speakers introduction to audio visual equipment)
10:00 – 10:10    Introduction 

Dr Paul Fleming CRN NT Lead for Neonatal & Paediatric Research
Neonatal Consultant Homerton University Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Child Health QMU

10:10 – 10:20 How the Paediatric Champion can support you in delivering children’s studies
Nicolene Plaatjies CRN NT CRN Paediatric Champion,
Senior Research Nurse Barts Health NHS Trust

10:20 – 10:40 CRN Update from NT Management Team
Sharon Barrett Deputy Chief Operating Officer 
10:40 – 11:00 Future Plans for Optimising our Children’s Research Portfolio in North Thames
Open discussion led by Dr Paul Fleming 
11:00 – 11:10 Tea
11:10 – 11:30 How participating in research changed my life
Patient experience in participating in clinical trial
11:30 – 11:50 Showcasing Children’s Research in the UK
Dr William Van’t Hoff Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist, Clinical Director of NIHR CRF, Great Ormond Street Hospital
11:50 – 12:10 "Why should my child take part in your eye study?"
Annegret Dahlmann-Noor, Consultant and clinical trials lead in paediatric ophthalmology
Honorary Clinical Lecturer, UCL NIHR Biomedical Research
Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

12:10 – 13:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:20 PI engagement in delivery of commercial studies

Prof Nick Croft Professor of Clinical Paediatric Gastroenterology
Deputy Dean for Postgraduate Taught Studies & Course Director MSc in Gastroenterology, Barts and LSM
President - British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition

14:20 – 14:40 Engagement with Primary Care in North Thames
CRN Division 5 Primary Care Team / GP
14:40 – 15:00 Experience in Neonatal research
Dr Judith Meek Consultant University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
15:00 – 15:20 Closing remarks
Dr Paul Fleming
15:20 – 17:00 Wine and snacks

Please register to attend the event here

For more detail or to answer any questions contact:

Nicolene Plaatjies
Senior Research Nurse (Mondays & Thursdays)
Paediatric Champion (Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
NIHR CRN North Thames
Direct number: 0203 594 1551

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