Training in Basic Research Skills for Paediatric Professionals

Monday 27th March 2017, 10:00 – 17:30
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Little France, Edinburgh. EH16 4SA.

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This 1 day training workshop will provide delegates with an understanding of why research is important, methods of how to develop a research culture and information on involving your unit in a clinical trial. You will also learn how to approach speaking to parents about research and ask for research consent.

The workshop will include presentations from clinicians and parents and the chance to work through example scenarios.

Who should attend?

Whilst the scenarios used relate to neonatal trials, this training is suitable for any paediatric professional (medical, nursing, allied professions) that would like an introduction to research skills.

Learning outcomes:

  • understand why research is important for babies and children
  • learn how to approach speaking to parents about research and ask for research consent
  • learn methods to develop a research culture in your unit
  • gain insight into how you might involve your unit in a clinical trial


This event can be used as CPD. Certificates and written feedback (mini CEX for your portfolio) can be provided on request.

Fees and payment

BAPM NOW ACCEPTS ONLINE PAYMENTS VIA PAYPAL. Following registration and payment, BAPM will send out a confirmation and receipt. If you do not receive any of these within two weeks of your booking please do contact the BAPM office to ensure we have received your registration.

Medical - £70
Nursing and Allied Health - £25

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Dr James Boardman
Reader and Honorary Consultant in Neonatal Medicine
MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, Edinburgh

Dr Boardman researches the role of neonatal quantitative MR imaging to investigate causal pathways to brain injury, the factors that confer risk or resilience to injury after perinatal adversity, and the relationship between quantitative MR features and functional outcome. He is scientific director of the Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory situated in the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Edinburgh and is a consultant neonatologist.

Dr David Quine
Neonatal Consultant,
Simpson's Centre for Reproductive Health, Edinburgh

I am a level 3 neonatologist with an interest in respiratory care including oxygenation monitoring, on which I have published in a number of journals. I have written local quality improvement guidelines in respiratory care in preterm infants and am on the Scottish quality improvement on reducing harm from ventilation for health improvement Scotland. I continue to be research active and am the local PI for the Elfin study, a multi-centre randomised national placebo-controlled trial of prophylactic enteral lactoferrin supplementation to prevent late-onset invasive infection in very preterm infants. I am also actively researching oxygen monitoring in preterm infants.  

Coady Dorman
Parent and Bliss Volunteer

My name is Coady Dorman, mother to Matthew who was born at 29 weeks in November 2014 at simpsons ERI. Now a thriving two year old I'm keen to help other families who are going through what I did back then, I'm now a volunteer for the special care baby charity Bliss and we've done various fundraisers to raise awareness.

Dr Gopi Menon
Consultant Neonatologist
Simpson Centre of Reproductive Health

I have been a neonatologist for 22 years, and have worked both in NICU and non-NICU settings during that time. I spent two years doing clinical research in infant nutrition early in my career, and this contributed towards an MD degree. I did a further period of research side by side with clinical work and teaching as a lecturer prior to becoming a consultant. I have continued research involvement, supervising postgraduate students and contributing to clinical trials. I led the BAPM Strategy on ‘Promoting Research and Academic Excellence’ and through this the development of Multi-professional Research Skills Training.



Cancellations should be confirmed in writing or by email before close of day on 13 March 2017. BAPM regrets that we cannot refund any fees after this date. You may wish to arrange for someone else to take your place (without penalty) but please do get in touch with the office to arrange this. All cancellations/refunds will be processed after the conference.

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