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Events and training

Information on events NRS Musculoskeletal are hosting, supporting, exhibiting or attending.

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Scotland’s Health Research and Innovation Conference (31 October 2023)

The programme for Scotland’s Health Research and Innovation Conference has launched, with registration and abstract submissions now being accepted.

The conference theme - 50 years of advancing healthcare - reflects the 50th anniversary of the Chief Scientist Office of Scottish Government.

An exciting programme has been developed showcasing a progressive, innovative Scotland. It offers an opportunity to reflect on all that has been collectively achieved during this time, whilst looking to the future, and opportunities to unlock and accelerate Scotland's health research and innovation potential.

Lothian Health and Care Professions Research Conference (7 November 2023)

NHS Lothian is hosting its second Research Conference for Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Professions, Pharmacists, Psychologists and Healthcare Scientists (NMAHPPS) in conjunction with its academic partners at Queen Margaret University, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, University of Stirling, Robert Gordon University and University of Strathclyde.

The conference will be chaired by Prof. Alex McMahon, Chief Nursing Officer and Catherine Ross, Chief Scientific Officer, Scottish Government

Keynote presentation will be by Prof. Mary Wells, Deputy Director of Nursing Research/Professor of Practice in Cancer Nursing, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust & Imperial College London

SPaRC/NRS Pain 13th Annual Scientific Meeting (24 November 2023)

The SPaRC/NRS Pain 13th Annual Scientific Meeting will take place on Friday 24 November 2023 at the Apex Hotel, Dundee

This years' event will be in-person attendance only, with Professor Andrew Rice (IASP President), and Professor Tamar Pincus (Dean, University of Southampton) as this years' Keynote speakers.

Registration (via Eventbrite), will be open from August 2023, alongside call for abstracts and exhibition stands.

The NIHR Associate Principal Investigator (PI) Scheme Research Learning Lectures

The NIHR Associate Principal Investigator (PI) Scheme hosts the Research Learning Lectures; a series of lectures for anyone in Health and Social Care interested in learning more about research.  


The lectures will cover a variety of topics relating to basic science, clinical trial methodology and statistics. Providing career advice for anyone who wishes to know more about research or work towards a career in research or academia. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and put questions to research experts from across the world.

NRS Musculoskeletal Meeting 2023

This meeting is postponed until Spring 2024. We plan to bring a program of talks and education for patients and professionals where we can.

If you have a topic to be covered or speaker you would like to hear at this event, let us know by email,