NIHR SRMRC Dissemination and Networking Event 2016

11 March 2016

Dissemination and Networking Event 2016

Date: Friday 11 March 2016
Venue: Lecture Theatre 3, Education Centre, Level 1, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

To register for the event please email with your name, job title, organisation, contact phone number and any special dietary requirements.


09.30: Registration and Coffee

10:00: Introduction – Professor Tony Belli, Director NIHR SRMRC, Professor of Trauma Neurosurgery, University of Birmingham, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Session 1: Acute Response to Injury

Chair: Professor Janet Lord

10.10:  What exactly is happening in the Golden Hour after injury? Dr Jon Hazeldine, NIHR SRMRC Research Fellow, University of Birmingham

10.35: Evidence based pre-hospital medicine – where are the gaps? Dr Nicholas Crombie, NIHR SRMRC Honorary Researcher, Consultant Trauma Anaesthetist, Clinical Lead Midlands Air Ambulance  

11.00: Diagnosing sepsis in burn injured patients – Dr Peter Hampson, Research Fellow, Healing Foundation Centre for Burns Research, University of Birmingham

11.25: Measuring trauma system performance – moving from mortality to morbidity – Prof Surgeon Captain Mark Midwinter, NIHR SRMRC Deputy Director, Defence Professor of Surgery, Royal Navy and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

11.50: Coffee

Session 2: Microbiology

Chair: Professor Robin May

12.05: Investigating invasive fungal infections – Prof Robin May, NIHR SRMRC Theme Lead, Lister Fellow and Professor in Infectious Diseases University of Birmingham

12.30: Real-time, portable genome sequencing for Ebola surveillance – Joshua Quick, NIHR SRMRC Microbial Bioinformatician, University of Birmingham

12.55: Going back to basics – fighting bugs with kitchen cupboard agents – Fenella Halstead, NIHR SRMRC Clinical Scientist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

13.20: Networking Lunch

Session 3:  Regenerative and Reconstructive Medicine

Chair: Professor Ann Logan

14.15: Scar-free healing – Prof Tony Metcalfe, Director of Research, Blond McIndoe Research Foundation

14.45: Smart dressing technologies – Prof Liam Grover, NIHR SRMRC Theme Lead, Professor of Biomaterials Science, University of Birmingham

15.00: Anti-microbial implants – Dr Felicity De Cogan, NIHR SRMRC Research Fellow, University of Birmingham

15.15: MicroRNAs as novel biomarkers in mild and severe traumatic brain injury – Dr Valentina Di Pietro, NIHR SRMRC Research Fellow, University of Birmingham

15.30: Heterotopic ossification – a novel approach to prevention and treatment – Major Neil Eisenstein, NIHR SRMRC Clinical Research Fellow, University of Birmingham

Session 4:  Keynote speaker

15.45:  The importance of clinical trials in trauma care – Professor Ian Roberts, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and co-director of the Clinical Trials Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

16.30 Close