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Public Open Day – Celebrating Biomedical Research

Thursday 21 April 2016
Time: 12.00-17.00
Location: Tingewick Hall, Academic Block, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9DU (see directions below)

NIHRat10bluesquarewhitetextThe NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre will hold a public open day “Celebrating Biomedical Research in Oxford” Thursday April 21 from midday to 5pm at the John Radcliffe Hospital. The event will be held at Tingewick Hall in the Academic Block, will include interactive stands and lectures about the work of the Oxford BRC, which funds medical research across areas including cancer, diabetes, stroke and genetics.


Open Day programme:

11.30 – 12.00 Tour behind the scenes of AVIC– Acute Vascular Imaging Centre, see how we research heart attack and stroke in patients. The tour will commence from the Main JR Reception. Tour booking is essential please click here or telephone 01865 743341 

12.00 – 17.00 Main exhibition, Tingewick Hall Come and see over 30 interactive stands demonstrating biomedical research taking place in Oxford. Find out about the latest research techniques and meet doctors, scientists and nurses. Booking is not essential but if you wish to register please click here

12.45 – 13.45 Debate, “Good to share? Data, research, privacy and the NHS “, Lecture Theatre 2, Academic Block, JR. A panel-led debate on the existing but often challenging issues around mass sharing of patient data to support research and improve patient care. The audience will be encouraged to ask questions in this mediated debate to feature Professor Martin Landray, Deputy Director of the University of Oxford’s Big Data Institute; Carol Moore, Head of Projects, Healthwatch Oxfordshire and Kerrie Woods, Programme Lead for the Oxford NHS Genomic Medicine Centre and Frederica Lucivero, Marie Curie Research Fellow, King’s College London. To book please click here

14.00 – 14.30 Key note speeches, Tingewick Hall to include Dr Bruno Holthof, Chief Executive Officer, OUH, Professor Keith Channon, Director NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and Dr Caroline Hargrove, Technical Director at McLaren Applied Technologies who will talk about how data analysis and simulation tools for motorsport are now driving innovation in surgery and patient care.

15.00 – 15.30 Public Lecture, Lecture Theatre 2, Tingewick Hall. Professor Adrian Harris, University of Oxford Department of Oncology, will talk about ‘New ways to Treat Cancer’. To book please click here

15.45 – 16.15 Public Lecture, Lecture Theatre 2, Tingewick Hall. Dr Matthew Snape, Jenner Institute Investigator and Oxford BRC Consultant in General Paediatrics and Vaccinology, Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford, will talk about ‘Meningitis Vaccines – can we do more?’ To book please click here

For any queries please telephone 01865 743341

Directions to the venue

Getting to the John Radcliffe Hospital:

Tingewick Hall and lecture theatres can be accessed by the Main John Radcliffe hospital reception in the welcome centre. From the main reception please turn right and walk past the M&S shop, you will see an electronically assisted door on your left, please go through the door and walk across the garden area and the Academic Block is the building opposite. Tingewick Hall and lecture theatres are to the right within the Academic Block.


Tingewick Hall is marked Lecture Theatres on the map to the left of the WIMM building.

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