Tag Archives: medical research

The importance of research in clinical training

Here is a talk that I gave a while ago to a meeting hosted by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and attended by many trainees from diverse medical backgrounds and representatives of the major UK funding bodies MRC … Continue reading

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What’s hot and what’s new in clinical transplantation

This was a plenary lecture that I gave at the European Society for Organ Transplantation in Glasgow last September 2011. Hopefully some of it is still current and topical! When you do these talks and pull out what you think … Continue reading

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How to write an abstract

So I am currently in Paris with 3000 other liver surgeons. I gave a talk yesterday in the “Meet the Editors Sessions” which have been a great success based on the fact that half the audience had to stand. I … Continue reading

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Meeting Maurice Wilkins

Recently I saw this post on Twitter from @Kevin_Fong who is a well known Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Fellow. Kevin Fong @Kevin_Fong Discovery of Double Helix on#NewElizabethans. Maurice Wilkins so should’ve won Science Superheroes#CheltSciFest #BBC It is funny how certain names or … Continue reading

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Probity and conduct in medical research

Probity can be defined as uprightness, moral correctness and honesty. In research terms the meaning remains the same and in this blog I am really talking about integrity in the conduct of research. When we undertake medical research we should do … Continue reading

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Research governance, ethics and permissions (for dummies!) Part 2

This piece is again modified from a section written by me as a resource supporting the Edinburgh Surgical Sciences Qualification (ESSQ) MSc Masters in Surgical Sciences. It is not meant to be an exhaustive guide more an outline. Similar regulatory processes exist … Continue reading

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Research governance, ethics and permissions (for dummies!) Part 1

This piece is again modified from a section written by me as a resource supporting the Edinburgh Surgical Sciences Qualification (ESSQ) MSc Masters in Surgical Sciences. It is not meant to be an exhaustive guide more an outline. Similar regulatory … Continue reading

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