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EDGE USER CONFERENCE 2018

Welcome to the launch of the EDGE User Conference 2018. Next year’s conference will be held on the 28th February and 1st March 2018 at one of the UK’s most central and accessible meeting points: the Vox Conference Centre in the bustling city of Birmingham.

Building on the tremendous success of our recent conference, we will again focus on opportunities to enhance the efficiency and productivity of clinical research using the data that we already collect in EDGE.  Delegates can enjoy a mix of user-led breakout sessions, engage in a selection of EDGE workshops from some of our top users, and hear from various inspirational keynote speakers across the research community. With bigger conference facilities available, there will be further opportunities to develop the skills of the EDGE user to meet the needs of their organisation.

WHY ATTEND?

The skill and expertise with EDGE is developing rapidly across the 15,000 sites using EDGE. With over 20,000 EDGE users, skills are developing which will be showcased at our conference. These skills are immediately applicable to other sites, and will be shared to the benefit of users, organisations, and clinical research as a whole.

The conference will bring together research professionals to share skills and techniques that improve efficiency, communication, and teamwork using the EDGE system. It is designed to enhance research practices across the field, supporting you in adding value to your organisation and boosting the research effort as a whole. Not only is the conference a platform for presenting and discussing EDGE expertise, it is also a fantastic springboard for networking and information-sharing. The conference is an event simply not to be missed, and this is why we have ensured that the conference is accessible to as many users as possible.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

Good management of clinical research is based on informed decision making. This conference is focused on informing decision makers and recognising the work from the whole team.

  • Learn how other teams and organisations utilise EDGE for their own research practices (e.g., in managing primary care)
  • Discover how to take advantage of the specific functions (e.g., workflows and attributes) of EDGE to forge strong relationships with key stakeholders more effectively (e.g., finance, pharmacy, pathology, and more)
  • Map the activity by support departments to plan and allocate appropriate resource to avoid bottlenecks
  • See how good communication between departments and sites improves teamwork, efficiency and Trust income
  • Engage in user-led workshops that provide step-by-step instructions which explain how to utilise specific EDGE functionality (e.g. Finance) and utilise Power BI as a means to visualise data held in EDGE
  • Hear from leading experts in the field, and learn about the strategic importance of clinical and health research in the NHS
  • Network and collaborate with other research and health organisations in your research area

CONFERENCE RATES

Delegate rate (NHS/Education): £235 or £199.75 (early bird rate, saving of 15%)*

This includes the 2-day conference (full access to all sessions at the conference), refreshments, buffet style lunch, evening drinks reception, followed by a 3-course networking dinner and entertainment on the first day (28th February 2018).

Non-NHS/Non-Education: £365 or £310.25 (early bird rate saving, of 15%)*

This includes the 2-day conference (full access to all sessions at the conference), refreshments, buffet style lunch, evening drinks reception, followed by a 3-course networking dinner and entertainment on the first day (28th February 2018).

Group discount: 15% off for 5 or more attendees from the same organisation*

*More information will be available when full registration opens.

Contact us: If you have any questions or queries regarding the conference then please feel free to drop us an email at edgecomms@soton.ac.uk

Get involved in next year's event

We are calling out to all our EDGE users to submit a short abstract demonstrating their core skills using EDGE.

For more information on this please click here

exhibitor & sponsorship

We are taking bookings for exhibitor spots and sponsorship opportunities for next year's event.

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To register your interest and be the first to find out when our full registration opens then please complete the form below

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