In December 2016, we held the 2016 Golden Jubilee Research Showcase.
The event brought together healthcare professionals from around the UK for a series of presentations and sessions from key opinion leaders, focusing on the medical research being carried out at the Golden Jubilee. It also included a keynote speech from Professor Ian Ford, Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Glasgow and an internationally renowned expert in the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of clinical trials.
The one day event featured more than 12 presentations across a range of topics including:
• Cardiac Surgery (including transplantation);
• Anaesthetics and Critical Care;
• Thoracic Surgery;
• Pulmonary Vascular disease;
• Advanced Heart Failure Service;
• Adult Congenital Cardiac studies;
The main presentation space for the event was the auditorium at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel. Our clinical training and education spaces were also in use throughout the day, to provide hands on sessions and workshops.
The Golden Jubilee Innovation Centre was used to hold our Research Poster Competition, highlighting the depth and breadth of work currently being undertaken at the Golden Jubilee Research Institute. This featured multiple display boards throughout the area, allowing delegates to view and discuss at their leisure.
Previous similar events have made use of the Live Links to the hospital's Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory and Theatres. This allowed delegates to observe real-time procedures and communicate directly with the clinical team.
A bespoke black tie dinner in the Restaurant at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, allowed the event sponsors to network with members of the Golden Jubilee Hospital Executive and Board members, as well as key clinicians involved in research at the hospital.
Catherine Sinclair, Research and Development Manager said: "The Golden Jubilee National Hospital is dedicated to leading quality, research and innovation.
"The Research Showcase featured in-depth sessions and presentations from opinion leaders in healthcare from across our specialities, including heart failure, cardiology, orthopaedics, thoracics, anaesthetics and critical care.
"We have a proven track record in delivering innovations in research for patients around the country, most recently playing key roles in studies investigating: the benefits of MultiPoint Pacing for Cardiac Resyncronisation Therapy; the Transform Study into a new type of minimally invasive lung valve for emphysema; and the development of a Remote Control Knee Device for monitoring patient's progress after discharge from orthopaedic surgery.
"Welcoming partners from across the NHS, academia and the private sector, working alongside our colleagues at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, we were able to welcome our sponsors and VIP guests the evening before for a black tie dinner, providing additional opportunities for networking and socialising regarding future opportunities and potential partnerships.
"We have since had a chance to review feedback of the day itself, and the response was very positive. The Central Plaza provided the perfect location for mingling and discussion between sessions, and the Auditorium was the ideal setting for the lectures and presentations. The top quality audio visual set up not only allowed us to have interactive presentations on screen, but provided excellent sound quality to allow the event to be filmed, which will allow us to share our learning and best practice as we move forward. One of the highlights of the day was our Poster Exhibition in the Innovation Centre, with hard copies of the posters being displayed around the room, along with formal presentations to a panel of judges, showing the breadth and scope of the work we are undertaking at the Golden Jubilee.