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Virtual Conference - 24th September 2020

Virtual Conference

A Research and Improvement digital event

We're going online for the 2020 Annual Conference! On Thursday 24th September we'll host our first Virtual Research and Improvement Conference that will bring together our colleagues, patients, carers and community members in an exploration of themes and ideas relating to Solent care and services, as well as the things that matter most to you.

This will be an interactive event with a mixture of presentations, workshops and virtual networking opportunities, and in addition, the day will also play host to the Solent NHS Trust virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM). We're busy pulling together the details of the day and will be sharing details of speakers, sessions and presentations as soon as we can.

Prof Saul Faust

Keynote Speaker - Prof Saul Faust

Prof Saul Faust, Professor of Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases, is leading on the vaccine research programme at University Hospital Southampton. Prof Faust will be talking about the vaccine development trial and other research related to COVID-19, and will be happy to answer questions you might have.

A Patients Included event

Patients Included

Patients and our community members are at the heart of everything that what we do here at the Academy, which is we strive to ensure that our conference is Patient Included Accredited. We do this by:

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  • making the event free for people to attend,
  • working alongside our Side-by-Side network of patients, carers and service users in the planning of the event,
  • providing support support to our non-clinical community members so that they are able to participate in the delivery of workshops and presentations, 
  • ensuring that we deliver the virtual conference through a platform that is easy to access regardless of the device used, and 
  • providing support for those with accessibility needs so that they are able to engage with the event.

To find out more about Patients Included Accreditation please take a look at their website.


Book your place:


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Apply to present - deadline 9th August:

If you've been involved in Solent Research, Audit, Evaluation, Quality Improvement, Dragons' Den or any other improvement work over the last year, we'd welcome you to share your project at the conference.

There are lots of ways you can get involved, for example, you could submit a poster, deliver a workshop (this should be a maximum of 30 minutes) or share your experience in a short talk. Alternatively, if you have any other ideas ways you'd like to share, let us know - we're open to suggestions.

We also understand that many people might not have taken part in a digital conference before, so we will be offering training where we'll explore what makes a good digital presentation and the practicalities of delivering a virtual workshop or session. We'll share more about this training and support available as soon as we can, alternatively, if you have any specific support requests please include them when you submit your application to present (using the form below).

Deadline for submissions: Sunday 9th August 2020

Please use the message box below to briefly outline the theme or idea you'd like to present, as well as the type of format you'd like to use:

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