The BURST committee were pleased to attend this year’s annual National Research Collaborative Meeting, held in Newcastle at the impressive Sage Gateshead on the 6th of December.
The meeting was a great success and gave insight into the current status of surgical collaborative research in the UK & globally.
BURST work was presented in a variety of sessions, with posters detailing our recent survey of Urologists on ureteric drainage post ureteroscopy, our future projects RESECT & DETORT, as well as LEARN, a national audit of urology teaching in UK medical schools. The MIMIC study’s calculator and the work completed by BURST since our inception, were also presented in the oral sessions. The research MOT allowed for brainstorming with regards to these future projects, which will start recruitment soon.
There were a number of sessions with talks for medical students including how to navigate an academic career as well as the GRANULE course, detailing important aspects of recruitment into RCTs. This was followed on by talks from PRCSEng Prof. Derek Alderson & colleagues, detailing new opportunities in collaborative research.
The meeting is a fantastic opportunity for medical students and doctors of all levels to interact with other surgical specialities and research colleagues and we would highly recommend next year’s event, especially if you have a keen interest in collaborative working.
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