MSK unmet needs workshop

NIHR Leeds In-vitro Diagnostics Co-operative is working in partnership with the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN to host a workshop to identify potential solutions that address unmet needs in the prevention and management of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.

The In-vitro Diagnostics Co-operative has a translational musculoskeletal research programme as one of its core clinical themes.  This aims to improve the treatment provided to MSK patients by using a more targeted approach for the individual and reducing variability in clinical decision making.

The aim of the workshop will be to identify unmet needs in the prevention of the development of musculoskeletal conditions, and to explore unmet needs in the treatment and management of MSK conditions to allow people to stay in work and retain independence.

Workshop themes

  • Back pain;
  • Raynaud’s Disease;
  • Dermatology;
  • Inflammatory Arthritis.

Though particularly keen to hear the views of GPs, attendance is welcomed from consultants, physiotherapists, nurses, researchers and academics.  The event is not open to commercial companies.

Workshop objectives

  • Identify clinical and academic skills
  • Develop novel research ideas
  • Link emerging ideas and research activities to funding calls
  • Map out research activities to existing funding streams
  • Plan next steps

Attendees will be encouraged to form multi-disciplinary collaborations and project teams during the workshop, with the aim for project ideas generated during the workshop to be taken forward after the event.

This is an opportunity to work directly with the NIHR Leeds In-vitro Diagnostics Co-operative and their national network of partners in the identification of unmet needs and the development of potential solutions to alleviate MSK conditions.

Places are limited and prior registration is essential.  There will be a networking buffet on arrival.

For any queries, please contact