FORUM events promote multi-sector discussion about cutting edge science and its potential consequences and applications.
Formats range from invited lectures to symposia, roundtables and workshops, offering opportunities for debates and discussions on current policies and practices. They also provide a platform for promoting partnerships and networks, as well as joint actions by key stakeholders from across the life sciences sector.
The FORUM has now run over 50 events on pressing issues for health and biomedical research and policy. These include themes from across the whole translational pathway for medical interventions, from preclinical and discovery science (Delivering novel therapies in the 21st century, Bridging the preclinical-clinical boundary), to clinical trials and new sources of evidence (adaptive trials, real world evidence, clinical trials endpoints) through to the regulation and adoption of new technologies into the NHS (regulatory science, accelerating access).
We've worked with partners across the life sciences sector to deliver influential reports that have guided the thinking of the decision makers across the system and fed directly into key Government strategies such as the Life Sciences Sector Deals and Vision, departmental priority areas such as the Rare Disease Roadmap and the Healthy Ageing Grand Challenge, and supported internal projects by partners such as the Medical Research Council (multiple-long term conditions), Cancer Research UK (early detection and diagnosis) and the National Institute for Health and Care Research (adaptive clinical trials).
Our events typically take the form of invitation-only workshops, but we also hold public seminars and conferences.