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NIAA Update: August 2015



It may be holiday time but we still have lots of NIAA news to bring you! Here are the latest items that didn't quite make last week's newsletter:


Vacancy: Director of the Health Services Research Centre

Applications are invited for the position of Director to the NIAA's Health Services Research Centre (HSRC).

This post is a three year fixed term appointment to direct, manage, develop and deliver the aims and objectives of the HSRC in line with its strategic plan, ethos and policies.

The postholder will be required to provide strategic and operational leadership for the HSRC and to chair the monthly HSRC Executive Management Board meetings, providing oversight and governance for HSRC activities.

The deadline for applications is noon on Friday 27 November and further details can be found here.


Funding Opportunities

NIAA Grants: Round 2

The NIAA is pleased to announce that Round 2 2015 is now open and that grants are available from the following funding partners:

  • Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland
  • Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland
  • British Journal of Anaesthesia/Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • British Society of Orthopaedic Anaesthetists
  • Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care Society of Great Britain & Ireland
  • Regional Anaesthesia UK
  • Society for Education in Anaesthesia UK

The deadline for applications is noon on Friday 25 September 2015 and further details can be found here.


Events and Meetings

Introduction to Academic Anaesthesia: 14-15 September 2015

The annual London based Introduction to Academic Anaesthesia Course will run on the 14th and 15th of September at Senate House. The meeting is aimed at those wishing to gain a greater understanding of academic anaesthesia. There will be sessions by leading experts and trainees experienced in research methods on subjects including improvement science, randomised trials, health services research, epidemiology, systematic reviews, how to prepare a poster and how to get published.

Click here to view the programme and register.


CPD Study Day: 30 September 2015

The Waterfront Hall, Belfast
The day will include talks from Professor Mike Grocott on the NIAA and Dr Ellen O'Sullivan on NAP5.
Click here for further details.


BJA/NIAA Research Methodology Workshop: 5 October 2015

The Royal College of Anaesthetists, London
Click here for further details.


Patient Safety Conference: 4 November 2015

Thinktank Theatre, Birmingham
Professor Nigel Harper will be speaking on the National Audit Projects and how to use data to improve quality and patient safety.
Click here for further details.


Joint RCoA/RSM Meeting - Emergencies in Anaesthetic Practice: 6 November 2015

The Royal Society of Medicine, London
Professor Nigel Harper will be speaking on the NAP6 Project.
Click here for further details.


RCoA Winter Symposium: A Review of Trends and and Controversies in Current Practice: 19-20 November 2015

The Royal College of Anaesthetists, London
Professor Tim Cook will be speaking on "Awareness and communication: lessons and practical advice from NAP5"
Click here for further details.


Continuing Professional Development Day: 21 November 2015

The Royal College of Anaesthetists, London
Professor Nigel Harper will be speaking on anaphylaxis.
Click here for further details.


Recent Advances in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management:
2-4 December 2015

Holiday Inn, Birmingham City
The day will include talks from Professor Mike Grocott on NELA and Dr Alastair Nimmo on "Accidental awareness during anaesthesia".
Click here for further details.


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