Date: 14 June 2018
CRN North Thames Spring 2018 Industry Event
On 6 June the CRN North Thames Industry team held their annual event.
Themed “Optimising your site for Commercial Research”, the aim of the event according to Ginette Hoare, Industry Operations Manager, was a showcase and "a really great opportunity for the NHS research teams and Industry partners to learn about the challenges and priorities faced by each other in undertaking and delivering clinical research and to learn from some positive examples of collaborative relationships and good practice”.
There were over 130 guests in attendance mostly from Partnership Trusts, Pharma and North Thames core team.
With a diverse list of guest speakers to present some insight into wide ranging topics e.g ‘Making your site the Preferred Option’ and ‘Effective Set Up and Impact on Recruitment’.
The CRN NT divisional teams had created posters on stands to highlight their individual roles within the teams and demonstrate some key metrics and achievements in clinical research in the previous year. You can download an A4 copy here.
As part of welcome and introduction, Dr David Chao, Deputy Clinical Director at CRN North Thames spoke of the role of the network and performance and also the aim to increase the number of commercial studies.
Divya Chadha Manek, Head of Business Development, NIHR CRN also spoke to provide some insight into ‘How the CRN promotes the NHS’.
After the event there was a drinks reception and loads of networking going on in the grand Great Hall of St Barts Hospital and there was a general agreement and tone over how the event was a huge success.
A special mention also to Tabitha Skinner and Henna Bhatti who worked very hard in planning the event and also making sure that everything flowed smoothly on the day.
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