Our annual Let’s Talk Research Conference is back:


Thursday 25th June 2020, The Monastery, Gorton

Let’s Talk Research: The Time is Now celebrates the exemplary work of early career NHS researchers that is laying the foundations for the methods and practices of the future and asks us to consider what we want research and innovation in the NHS to look like in 2050 and beyond.

The conference venue, The Monastery, Gorton, is a part of the long history of monastic medicine and the Franciscan focus on giving care to the poor. The mix of breathtaking Gothic architecture and modern renovations reminds us that the present is built on deep foundations and strong traditions and invites us to take a long view of the future of research and innovation in healthcare.

We build tomorrow today. The future is now!

The jam-packed day aims to deliver a programme of creative content and speakers to stretch the imagination of attendees, giving them inspiration and support on how to challenge the barriers of communicating their research in innovative ways.  Challenging them to do things differently in an environment where research truly matters.

Confirmed speakers so far…..

Prof Dave Jones OBE, Dean, NIHR Academy

Professor Dave Jones is responsible for assisting NIHR and universities in the leadership training and career management of all trainees funded through NIHR Integrated Academic Training Schemes and NIHR Personal Awards Schemes

Simon R. Stones, Patient Advocate & Consultant

Simon is a postgraduate researcher based in the School of Healthcare at the University of Leeds. He is a passionate patient advocate, consultant and ambassador for young people living with musculoskeletal diseases, inspired by his own journey with arthritis, fibromyalgia, and Crohn’s disease since childhood

Dr Justin Jagosh, Director, Centre for Advancement in Realist Evaluation & Synthesis, University of Liverpool

Justin is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Liverpool and Director for the Centre for Advancement in Realist Evaluation and Synthesis – CARES.  He is an advisor on numerous research contracts involving realist methodology and delivers training workshops in the UK and Internationally, including an annual CARES Summer School.

(as Justin is based in Canada his keynote will be done by live feed – something not to be missed!!!)


We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers is open and invite presenters to submit abstracts for presentations, posters and workshops.  This year we are looking for abstracts for innovative workshops, alternative format presentations and Research Has Got Talent 3 minute paper presentations.

Please click here to download the guidelines.

Download an application form for presentations and workshops here.

Download an application form the alternative format presentations here.


Special early bird offer until April 2020;

£99 + VAT per person – conference only

£125 + VAT per person – conference and dinner

Prices will increase after April 2020 so book your place today!!!!

Full cost after April 2020;

£150 + VAT per person – conference only

£175 + VAT per person – conference and dinner


Please click here to book your place, you will be redirected to Eventbrite.