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Effective partnerships will bear fruit in 2016

Collaboration turning innovation into action will be the key for the Oxford Academic Health Science Network’s partners in 2016.

A number of key events and activities are lined up already – with many more in the pipeline as we work together to improve health and generate economic growth. Here are some of the 2016 highlights:


Innovation in action – visit to the 3M HQ in Bracknell with North West Coast AHSN. Book your place here.

Physical, psychological or what…? event organised by our Comorbidity Network exploring links between mental and physical health.

Catch up on trauma research with Reading University and the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.


New programme for frontline NHS innovators gets under way at Buckinghamshire New University.

First ‘Leading Together’ course starts. The three-day programme will be run at six venues in 2016. It brings patients and health professionals together to improve future services. Book your place.

From research to commercialisation – event at Reading University exploring how SMEs collaborate successfully with academic institutions.


Innovation in surgery and therapeutic technology – event co-hosted by the Patient Safety Academy.

Opportunities to highlight innovation in our poster showcase at Biotrinity, a major biomedicine conference in London. Contact to book your slot. See last year’s showcase here.

Our new Respiratory Clinical Network begins work.


Roadshows co-hosted with partners across the Oxford AHSN region to highlight 2015/16 achievements instead of a central annual meeting. Put in a request to host now. Contact or


Evidence Live, Oxford – themes include translating evidence into better quality health services.

Oxford AHSN exhibiting at and contributing to Venturefest Oxford.


Innovation showcase with Isis Innovation and the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. Details tbc


The third annual intake of Oxford AHSN Fellows are due to begin the Masters in Evidence Based Healthcare programme at the University of Oxford.


Winner of the third annual Oxford AHSN Public-Private Collaboration prize is announced. More on last year’s winner here.

> Much achieved by our partners in 2015