UK CRF Network 19th Annual Conference

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We are proud to be hosting the UK Clinical Research Facility Network’s 19th Annual Conference: ‘Making the invisible, visible: addressing equal access to clinical research.’

This years’ Conference is taking place in Leicester, at the historic Mattioli Woods Welford Road Stadium, on 4th & 5th July 2024.

You can find out more and find a link to register on these pages.

Please click here to visit our registration pages


This year’s conference theme is ‘Making the invisible, visible: addressing unequal access to clinical research’ which highlights healthcare disparities and illuminates the invisible barriers that hinder diverse participation in clinical research.

We will confront the challenges in reaching underrepresented communities and explore innovative strategies for inclusivity.

Plenary Speakers

  • Professor Ivan Browne – Professor of Public Health, and Social Determinants of Health at De Montfort University Leicester
  • Professor Kamlesh Khunti – Directs the University of Leicester’s Real-World Evidence Unit and Centre for Ethnic Health Research
  • Dr Alice Mortlock – Deputy Director, Research Capacity & Growth, Department of Health, and Social Care
  • Professor Ruth Endacott – NIHR Director of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Dr Roxanne Crosby-Nwaobi – Lead Nurse for Research at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Professor Ivan Browne and Professor Ruth Endacott

Summer school topics
We have a fascinating choice of summer school topics for delegates this year, including:

  • Level up! Harnessing the potential of games to enhance education in clinical research
  • Making sampling simpler: A unified approach and guidance on NCVR costing for trial laboratories.
  • The business of ATIMPs: Making the most of your infrastructure.
  • Public and Involvement Impact
  • International nursing showcase
  • Research Advanced Clinical Practitioners and increasing clinical based ACP’s engagement with research
  • Moving forward together: Inclusive Research in a CRF setting
  • Clinical Research Practitioners: Evolving roles in CR

You can find the full list of summer school sessions and learning outcomes here.


Prices are excluding VAT:

  • Ticket for 2 days + Gala Dinner: £380
  • Ticket for 2 days only: £310
  • Ticket for 1 day + Gala Dinner: £240
  • Ticket for 1 day only: £170


Before you can register, your facility needs to:

  • Ensure they are happy with the payment terms.
  • Decide how payment will be made (card or invoice).
  • Decide how staff will register (individually or as a group booking). 

Please read our registration guide before starting the registration process, this includes information you need to gather in advance and tips for group bookings.

We will hold a live webinar in May to support the registration process, details will follow.

Registration closes on 14 June 2024.

Conference App

Once you register you will have access to the conference app that we expect all delegates to download to access important event information, including the programme, posters and to networking with other delegates.

Please click here to visit our registration pages