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BCU 14th Annual Health Conference


BCU 14th Annual Health Conference

We are pleased to announce the 14th annual Health Research Conference, delivered by the Centre for Social Care, Health & Related Research (C-SCHaRR). 

This year we have an exciting opportunity to collaborate with BCU’s STEAMhouse centre, and will be hosting the event at their venue in Digbeth on Wednesday 17th April 2019.  STEAMhouse aims to encourage the collaboration of arts, science, technology and maths sectors; driving innovation and research to create business solutions and fuel long-term economic growth (

In light of this opportunity, the focus of this year's conference is 'public engagement'.  As part of the conference we will be delivering a parallel public engagement event to showcase our research via dynamic and innovative methods, specifically around engaging with older people.  This event is in addition to presentations from colleagues across the Faculty, wider University and external partners, opportunities to network with other STEAM-led initiatives, and a chance to find out more about public engagement within research.

We are thrilled to announce our first keynote speaker, Derek Stewart OBE:

Born too many years ago in Ayr, Scotland, Derek was treated successfully for throat cancer in 1995. A former teacher he became actively involved in numerous aspects of patient involvement and advocacy at a local, regional and national level being the founder Chair of the Consumer Liaison Group for the National Cancer Research Institute. Until recently Derek was Associate Director for the National Institute for Health Research - Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN). He is a Member of Cancer Research UK.

Currently, Derek is assisting the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre to develop and implement a People Strategy #NottinghamisResearch


Twitter: @DerekCStewart

Further event details will be updated once the programme is finalised.

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