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Registration Now Open

You can now register for the 19th Annual UKCRF Network Conference in Leicester.

Please read our registration guide before starting your application.

Registration link: https://nihr.eventscase.com/EN/ukcrfn19th

Event Theme

This years’ conference theme is “Making the invisible, visible: addressing unequal access to clinical research”, which highlights healthcare disparities and illuminates the invisible barriers that hinder diverse participation in clinical research. We will confront the challenges in reaching underrepresented communities and explore innovative strategies for inclusivity.

Why attend the Conference?

  • The Conference is designed to meet the needs of staff delivering early phase clinical trials
  • High profile national speakers will cover a variety of current and important topics
  • Interactive “Summer School” sessions to provide engaging and in-depth workshops
  • Posters to showcase CRF excellence and innovation
  • Opportunities to network and learn from experts in trial set-up and delivery
  • Discussions with sponsors to prepare for the complex trials of the future
  • A forum to meet patients and the public who are shaping the research we do.

Key Speakers

We have a strong line up of national and international speakers who will lead the discussions around our contributions to and development of experimental medicine research, including:

  • Professor Ivan Browne (pictured below), Professor of Public Health, and Social Determinants of Health, De Montfort University Leicester
  • Professor Kamlesh Khunti, Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine and Directs the University of Leicester’s Real-World Evidence Unit and Centre for Ethnic Health Research
  • Dr Alice Mortlock, Deputy Director, Research Capacity & Growth, Department of Health, and Social Care
  • Professor Ruth Endacott (pictured below), NIHR Director of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Dr Roxanne Crosby-Nwaobi, Lead Nurse for Research at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Summer School Topics

We have a fascinating eray of summer school topics this year, including:

  • Level up! Harnessing the potential of games to enhance education in clinical research
  • Making sampling simpler: A unified approach and guidance on NCVR costing for trial laboratories.
  • The business of ATIMPs: Making the most of your infrastructure.
  • Public and Involvement Impact
  • International nursing showcase
  • Research Advanced Clinical Practitioners and increasing clinical based ACP’s engagement with research
  • Moving forward together: Inclusive Research in a CRF setting
  • Clinical Research Practitioners: Evolving roles in CRFs

Key Information


Address: Mattioli Woods Welford Road Stadium, Aylestone Road, Leicester, LE2 7TR

Gala dinner:

  • Thursday 4th July, 19:30 – 23:00
  • Premier Suite, Mattioli Woods Welford Road Stadium

Event Prices

Ticket for 1 day

Ticket for 1 day + Gala Dinner

Ticket for 2 days

Ticket for 2 days + Gala Dinner


Please see links to further information below:

Conference Programme

Summer School Objectives

Payment Information

Our preferred payment method is credit card via the secure payment platform at the end of the registration process, however, we understand that this won’t be possible for everyone and so alternatively you can pay by invoice.

Supplier Name: GBS University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

For further payment instructions and supplier details, please access the registration guide.


There is no hotel platform for booking this year, so attendees can choose which hotel suits them best, however, we have been able to attain some hotel discounts.

Please see the Hotel List & Discounts document for promo codes.

Please be aware, discounts are due to end by the beginning of May


Submission for poster abstracts are still open, so if you would like to submit a poster abstract, please read the Poster Abstract Submission Guidelines document.

You can submit a poster abstract using the following link.

Submission link: https://forms.office.com/e/SEU8kYC1V4 

Sponsorship Brochure

Please see the 2024 UKCRF Network Conference Sponsorhip Brochure.

How to Register

Things to know before applying:

Are you applying solo or as part of a group? 

Please have the details of all attendees you are booking for at hand.

How will your organisation be paying?

You can checkout securly by card using the Conference booking system. If you would prefer to book using BACs/Invoice then please follow the instructions in the registration guidelines document.

Attending day 2 of the Conference?

Please be prepared to book which summer school sessions you would like to attend. These can be changed at a later date using the Conference’s app on Eventscase, which can be downloaded on Android or Apple.

Further information can be found in the registration guidelines document.

To register please access the following link: https://nihr.eventscase.com/EN/ukcrfn19th.

Closing Date

Closing date for registration: 14th June 2024
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