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National Virtual Academic Conference

Course/Event Date: Monday, July 4, 2022

Course/Event Duration: 1 Day

Course/Event Description

Looking for opportunities to strengthen your CV? 

Curious to learn more about clinical research or education? 

Interested in applying for the SFP or an ACF academic training pathway?  


You are warmly invited to join the National Virtual Academic Conference (NVAC)  - a place to learn, be inspired and share ideas!  

We are proud to announce our keynote speaker Professor Trish Greenhalgh OBE FRCP FRCGP FMedSc to discuss a career in clinical academia.


Event information

This event is taking place on Monday 4th July 2022 and aimed at later year medical students and foundation doctors. 

We will hear from the following experts on the topics of:


A Career in Clinical Academia, Professor Trish Greenhalgh


Professor Trish Greenhalgh is an internationally recognised academic in Public Health and Primary Care as well as a fellow of Green Templeton College at the University of Oxford. She leads a programme of research through her role as co-director of the Interdisciplinary Research In Health Sciences (IRIHS) unit, working at the interface between the social sciences and medicine. Her work has a strong emphasis on the organisation and delivery of health services across both primary and secondary care.


Getting Involved with Quality Improvement, Dr Shobhan Thakore


Dr Shobhan Thakore is an Emergency Medicine Consultant and Associate Medical Director for Quality Management in NHS Tayside. His interest lies in quality improvement of clinical outcomes as well as patient and staff experiences in healthcare through a ‘Realistic Medicine’ approach to complex clinical situations. He completed the Scottish Quality and Safety Fellowship Programme for which he is now the Professional Lead.


Getting Involved with Medical Education, Mr Robert Barry


Mr Robert Barry is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology. He is heavily involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate education through his roles as Academic Lead for Year 4 of MBChB (University of Birmingham), Lead for Inter-Professional Education for MBChB (University of Birmingham),  Academic Foundation Programme Lead for the West Midlands Central region and Training the Trainers Lead for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Ophthalmic Practitioner Training Programme.


Getting Involved with Research, Professor Siobhan Quenby


Professor Siobhan Quenby is a Consultant Obstetrician as well as Professor of Obstetrics and Director of the Biomedical Research Unit in Reproductive Health at the University of Warwick. She holds the title of Deputy Director at Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research and is involved as a Chief Investigator on several large scale clinical trials. Her work focuses on translational research into recurrent miscarriage and she has published over 75 original articles and numerous book chapters on the subject, gaining international recognition and media interest.


There will also be opportunities for:

- Poster & oral presentations

- Prizes for poster & oral presentations

- Networking to join, or expand, research projects


Why attend? 

You will:

  1. Learn from others, from peers presenting projects to experts in the field
  2. Understand what is involved in clinical academia and its role and alongside clinical medicine
  3. Gain awareness of how to get involved in an academic project yourself


After the event, you will receive a certificate of attendance to include in your portfolio. This can be used as evidence of attendance at a national conference.

Course/Event Venue: Online

This course is targeted at the following specialty Groupings:

  • Foundation Programme Board

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