Bringing together physical and clinical scientists for translational research

On 21st February, the ART (Ageing Research Translation) of Healthy Ageing Network joined forces with Rosetrees Physics of Medicine network to deliver a one-day workshop focused on translational ageing research.  Key aims of the event, which was hosted in Newcastle, were to promote interdisciplinary research engagement between physical, biomedical and clinician scientists, at all career stages, and to develop novel ideas and collaborations in ageing research.‌

The day included four main sessions with time for networking between presentations. Presenters, who worked in a range of academic disciplines at institutions across the UK, were invited to explore topics including how we might address the challenges of ageing research through the physical sciences, the role of imaging in the novel characterisation of ageing phenotypes and the utility of diagnostics and novel measurements. The day ended with a final session focusing on connecting and collaborating which included insights from UK Research and Innovation, Physics of Life, X-Net and UKAgeNet.

‌One month on from the event, we’re delighted to share the feedback we have received from attendees.  As highlighted by the comments shown, feedback was overwhelmingly positive - 95% of attendees rated the quality of scientific content as excellent and all rated the quality of presentations as good or excellent.  There was also evidence that our aim of building networks was achieved with over half of the attendees reporting that they had made new and useful connections.

Feedback quotes:

Great meeting, covered a real range of topics which interlinked and good networking event - thank you.

Well done on organising an excellent event.

The event balanced very well between science and practicalities related to science.

We thank our co-organiser Professor Stephen Smye and the funders of the event.  By contributing to successful events such as this, the ART (Ageing Research Translation) of Healthy Ageing Network continues to build the capacity to translate discoveries in ageing science to intervention studies in humans across the life course.


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