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London RDS Session at the Reynolds Building

The London Research Design Services will be holding a drop-in session at the Reynolds Building on Thursday March 25 2010. RDS London provides guidance and support to clinicians and academics preparing grant applications to he NIHR. The drop-in sessions are open to all, whether you just want to find out more about the service or would like to discuss a proposal with one of RDS London’s experts. There will be a number of RDS advisers available on the day that will be able to offer you advice on all aspects of your proposal.

Lecture at the University of Tokyo

Last week, I attended a seminar at the University of Tokyo, organised by the Todai Policy Alternatives Research Institute. I spoke about the secondary uses of data from electronic patient records in the UK (the primary use is defined as their role in providing direct clinical care). Also speaking at the conference were John Halamka from Harvard and Nikolaus Forgo from Hanover, as well as speakers from the University of Tokyo, such as Professor Morita, Professor Akiyama, and Professor Sakata. Amongst the audience of 250 were representatives from clinical medicine, academia, government and health service management. I was very impressed by the expertise and commitment to this area of work in Japan. You can view a summary of the proceedings in Japanese.