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Research Bulletin - March 2017 (Issue 13)


As we spring into March, activity continues to build across the research community in Scotland and we are delighted to announce the 2017 Annual NRS Conference will be held on Wednesday 1st November at Perth Concert Hall with Dr Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland delivering the keynote address.

With the release of Realising Realistic Medicine last month highlighting the importance of research and precision medicine in transforming delivery of healthcare, we look forward to an inspiring presentation.


In this issue we also detail the recently announced Motor Neurone Disease Scholarship in honour of Gordon Aikman; and a supporting research event being developed with the NRS Dementia and Neuroprogressive network to take forward discussions on how to bring MND clinical trials to Scotland.  

A national collaboration on public involvement in research has also been announced which will provide a set of core standard to help everyone improve the quality and consistency of public involvement in research.  


Enjoy reading and as always your ideas, feedback and contributions are welcome.
Public Involvement in Research 
NIHR and Health and Care Research Wales are working with CSO Scotland and the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland to develop a set of national, self-assessment standards for public involvement in research. Read more
NRS Conference 2017 - save the date!
This year's NRS Conference 2017 will be held in Perth Concert Hall on Wednesday 1st November, with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Catherine Calderwood delivering the keynote speech. Read more

CMO Annual Report: Realising Realistic Medicine 
The CMO for Scotland, Catherine Calderwood, released her annual report on February 27 Realising Realistic Medicine. It builds on the findings of the first annual report and outlines the CMO's plans to engage with patients and the public during 2017. Find out more
Motor Neurone Disease Scholarships announced
A new £25,000 scholarship to support improvements in motor neurone disease (MND) care is to be set up in honour of Scottish campaigner, Gordon Aikman. The scholarships will open for application later in 2017. Read more
International Clinical Trials Day -20 May 2017
International Clinical Trials Day, a day to raise awareness of the value of trials and celebrate what is considered to be the first ever clinical trial that took place in 1747, will take place on Saturday 20 May. Follow @NHSResearchScot on Twitter for updates
Events - Dates for your Diary
Visit our events calendar for full details on upcoming events we are attending or supporting. If you wish to get involved contact
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