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What difference does research make in improving hospital care?

7 November @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


It’s a fact – research-active hospitals have better patient outcomes. Discover how Cambridge health research is improving patient care.  

NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre Public Open Evening 2023

Talks are between 6.00pm and 7.30pm. Doors open at 5.30pm for networking with researchers (stands and posters) and also after the talks until 8.00pm.

Join us for this free event for members of the public and staff, as we share how health research is helping to improve patient care.

Researchers in Cambridge are at the forefront of tackling major health challenges such as cancer, obesity, endocrine tumours, and hearing loss. Find out how we are turning our discoveries into life-changing treatments for our patients and how local people are supporting and influencing this work.


If you are interested in finding out more about research from our ‘Devices and Advanced Therapies’, ‘Nutrition, Obesity, Metabolism and Endocrinology’ and ‘Cancer’ themes​, this evening is for you. 


Light refreshments (tea/coffee and nibbles) are available on arrival and during the exhibition/ networking.


Speakers include:

Dr James Macfarlane: How can research improve diagnosis and treatments?- improving diagnosis of endocrine tumours.

Dr Tessa Cacciottolo : How can research improve diagnosis and treatments?– new treatments for people with severe obesity.

Dr Deborah Vickers – using devices to improve hearing abilities.

Dr Richard Baird – personalising treatments for patients with cancer – with tumour DNA sequencing.

Prof. Miles Parkes, Director of NIHR Cambridge BRC , closing speaker.

Compère for the evening:

Dr Amanda Stranks, Patient and Public Involvement/Engagement and Communications Strategy Lead, NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre


For further details of the evening visit our website

Here you’ll find:

• Speakers involved

• How to get to the venue

• Accessibility information

• A downloadable poster to advertise the evening to others


Cambridge Cancer Research Institute
CRUK, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Addenbrookes Hospital,
Cambridge, CB2 0RE Cambridge
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