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Understanding translational research

30 November - 1 December 2017

Charles Darwin House, London, UK

Thursday 30th November

09:30 Registration

10:30 Welcome and introduction

11:30 Group discussion: What is translational research?

         Adam Giangreco (The Technology Partnership)

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Breakaway small groups activity

14:45 "My adventures in translational research"

          Derek Gilroy (UCL Division of Medicine)

15:45 Tea and coffee

16:00 Breakaway small groups case study

17:00 Group discussion: Creativity in research

         Joanne Edwards (Institute of Cancer Sciences, University of Glasgow) 

18:00 Informal networking reception

Friday 1st December

09:00 Group discussion: Transforming basic research into targets for intervention.

10:00 "Working with industry"

          Kiran Nistala (GlaxoSmithKline)

11:00 Tea and coffee

11:15 Breakaway small groups case study with large group discussion

12:30 Lunch

13:30 "Translational research goals vs academic career goals: conflict or synergy?"

          Berent Prakken (University Medical Centre, Utrecht)

14:30 Make your case - one-to-one advice and mentoring

15:30 Summary and closing remarks