8th Annual Research Symposium: Call for abstracts

23 Apr 2020
11.00AM - 5.00PM
COSLA Conference Centre, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh EH12 5BH

Evidence for Innovation

Healthcare Improvement Scotland is jointly hosting a symposium with our partners at Health Services Research Unit and the Health Economics Research Unit at the University of Aberdeen, and the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit at the Chief Scientist Office.

Programme includes:

  • Professor Corri Black, Co-Director of the Aberdeen Centre for Health Data Science, Associate Director of HDRUK@Scotland
  • Ed Clifton, Unit Head, Scottish Health Technologies Group (SHTG)
  • Professor George Crooks, OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Health & Care Institute
  • Lynne Huckerby, Director of Service Development, NHS 24
  • Don McIntyre, Design Director, Innovation School, The Glasgow School of Art
  • Dr Laura Ryan, Medical Director, NHS 24
  • Dr Graham Scotland, Health Economics Research Unit, Aberdeen
  • Madeline Smith, Head of Strategy, Innovation School, The Glasgow School of Art
  • Dr Magda Rzewuska, Health Services Research Unit, Aberdeen

Open call for abstracts

Innovation in the health and social care system is driven by pressures to improve quality, access, patient experience, efficiency, to reduce harm and to lower costs.

This one day research symposium will bring together academics, health and care staff and other interested groups to consider current research in innovation within the Scottish health and social care sectors.

How does your research contribute to innovation?

We invite you to share your research on:

  • innovative technologies, services or policies
  • evaluating ideas (at an early stage) and assessment of the impact of the innovation (following implementation)
  • identifying ideas and idea mobilisation
  • testing innovation within the health or social care setting
  • incorporating patient and staff views
  • adopting and spreading innovation widely
  • barriers to innovation
  • responsible risk in innovation in public services
  • collaboration to support and deliver innovation
  • enabling innovation eg the tools and processes that support staff development, the culture that can support and encourage innovation, what drives innovation
  • developing and delivering innovation eg structure, resources required, maintenance of innovation, understanding of local context

We invite you to submit abstracts for short oral (10 minutes with a maximum of 3 slides) or for elevator pitch (3 minutes, no slides) presentations on the theme of the conference.

Abstracts can be submitted using the headings introduction, methods, results and conclusions and should be of no more than 400 words. Please indicate your preference for elevator or short oral presentation. The closing date for abstracts is Monday 10 February 2020 and these should be sent to: Annualresearch.symposium@nhs.net.

Registration for the event will open in February 2020. Further enquiries should be made to Eleanor Brownlee via: Annualresearch.symposium@nhs.net