Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Research Showcase

20 May 2015

Date: Wednesday 20th May 2015

Time: 10am-4pm

Venue: Main Atrium, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2WB

Experts at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham are giving the public a chance to see some of the latest developments in medical research at an event on Wednesday 20 May.

The hospital’s annual research open day provides people with the chance to meet researchers and see how they are working to improve our knowledge of illness and injury.

The free event coincides with International Clinical Trials Day and promises a great hands-on and interactive experience with opportunities to see and take part in demonstrations, and even get involved as a research subject.

It’s a great day to find out more about our current clinical trials and how they work.

There will be more than 20 presentation stands on the day, with last years best stand winner from University of Birmingham’s Liver Research Unit returning with a must-see display.

Patients and healthy members of the public can find out how they can get involved in research which offers cutting-edge treatments or expands our understanding of how the human body works.

The showcase takes place on Wednesday 20 May from 10:00 to 16:00 in the atrium of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

Exhibits include:

  • Institute for Translational Medicine: a new research facility
  • Centre for Rare Diseases – how to we research and treat the rarest conditions
  • The walk-through colon – find out about conditions affecting our bowels
  • The inflatable breast – find our more about our research into breast cancer treatments
  • NIHR SRMRC – learn how our care of injured soldiers is translating into benefits for all trauma patients

The event is being coordinated under the Birmingham Health Partners which brings together the clinical, scientific and academic excellence of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Birmingham.