NHS Highland Research, Development and Innovation Annual Conference
21 October 2014


Professor Andrew Morris, Chief Scientist for the Scottish Government Health Directorate, will join a number of keynote speakers in Inverness at this year’s NHS Highland Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) annual conference.

The event, hosted by NHS Highland’s RD&I department, will run from 10am-4pm at the Centre for Health Science on Friday, 7 November.
Professor Morris oversees and is responsible for managing an overall budget of £68million to support and encourage research to improve the health of the people in Scotland and the services provided by the NHS.

NHS Highland RD&I manager, Frances Hines, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Professor Morris to our event, where he will be joined by a variety of speakers addressing new and innovative research techniques, ideas and developments to help improve the health of our nation.

“Professor Morris has a particular interest in how managed clinical networks can improve patient care across geographical boundaries and has published over 200 original papers; attracting £20million in peer reviewing grant funding.

“It promises to be an informative day and I would encourage anyone with an interest in health research to come along and share their experience with the other delegates.”

The event will also include breakout sessions focusing on research, innovation and development and collaboration and integration, with posters designed to engage conversations and networking on health research in Highland.

Professor Angus Watson, NHS Highland RD&I Director, will chair the morning presentations, delivered by Professor Julie Brittenden, NHS Grampian Director of Research & Development; Professor Alasdair Munro, Chair, Centre for Health Science; Dr Roger Evans, NHS Highland Consultant Clinical Scientist, Microbiology and James Cameron, Head of Life Sciences with Highlands & Islands Enterprise.

Professor Morris is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy of Science and Letters, and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

This free event is open to everyone and anyone. To book a place, contact Laura Mcilhatton at laura.mcilhatton@nhs.net . Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


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