Annual NSAMR National Research Conference

26th January 2019 Worsley Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT

Fully Subscribed



  • LEADERS is hosting a research conference in conjunction with NSAMR, having won the bid to do so last year
  • Previously, the event has attracted approximately 250 students from various different cities across the UK
  • As part of the conference, medical students will be given the opportunity to attend 3 different keynote speaker talks from renowned doctors who are experts within their field
  • There will be a wide variety of workshops for students to choose from, including those aimed at increasing knowledge in specific branches of medicine and also developing essential research skill
  • The event will provide delegates with the opportunity to submit an abstract. The top 3 abstracts and the top 2 presentations will be awarded with cash prizes and certificates which will be provided by the Society
  • To encourage students from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply to medicine and get involved in research, we are also inviting approximately 20 6th form students to join us.
  • Aims and Objectives

    • To introduce junior medial students to research, how to get involved,opportunities, etc.
    • To provide opportunity for medical students to publish their abstract and present their research
    • To teach medical students research skills and allow them to find out more about research within specific areas of branches, via the workshops
    • To introduce outreach students to life in medical school, research and what research entails

    Fee, Date and Venue

    • Date : 26th January 2019
    • Venue : Worsley Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT
    • Conference Fee: Free
    • No of Places Available : 250
    • Target Audience : Medical Students Years 1-5
    • Abstract submission for poster presentations are welcome.
    • Deadline for Abstract Submissions : 11th January 2019.

    Organising Committee


    Our Programme



    Dr Marc Bailey; MB ChB (Hons), BSc, MRCS(Eng), PGCert

    • Dr Bailey is a clinical research training fellow in vascular surgery. He leads the 5th year MBChB teaching in vascular surgery and is also a guest lecturer for Anatomy iBSc•
    • Dr Bailey’s research areas lie in drug development to prevent pathological cardiovascular remodelling, his main area of interest being AAAs. He is currently investigating agents that can block calcium channels to prevent vascular smooth muscle cell dysfunction

    Professor David Jayne; BSc, MB BCh, FRCS, MD

    • Professor Jayne is a professor of surgery and an honorary consultant general surgeon who has sub-specialised in lower GI surgery
    • His clinical interests are of minimally invasive and robotic surgery of colorectal disease, and he is one of few UK surgeons with experience in surgical robotics for abdominal disorders. Additionally, he has an interest in pelvic floor dysfunction
    • His commitment to research is exemplified by the fact he is part of the Research and Audit Committee of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and he is a clinical editor of the International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer-Assisted Surgery

    Professor Mark Kearney; MBChB DM FRCP

    • Professor Kearney is affiliated with the British Heart Foundation, with whom he carries out cardiovascular and diabetes research. His laboratory at Leeds University is currently exploring the mechanism link between endothelial function and insulin resistance. He also works in clinical medicine alongside his academic post, specialising in heart failure in chest pain. Professor Kearney starred in the renowned TV advert “I hate heart disease”, for the BHF, which received a lot of positive public attention and inspired many clinicians and members of the public nationally

    Dr Ryckie Wade; MBBS MClinEd DipHR MRCS FHEA

    • Dr Wade is Specialist Registrar in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a doctoral research fellow, funded by the National Institute for Health Research. Amongst his research interests are peripheral nerve injury imaging, hand trauma, acute burns surgery, skin cancer surgery, reconstructive breast surgery and statistical methodology. His main research efforts are based on novel MRI techniques for diagnosing peripheral nerve injury. Mr Wade also facilitates on the Masters of Research course

    Dr Sarah Alderson; MBChB DRCOG MRCP DFRSH PhD

    • DR Alderson is a general practitioner by background. After a few years in this field, she studied for her PhD on patient understanding of depression associated with chronic disease. Her current research is based on mental and physical disease co-morbidity, in order to incorporate interventions based at targeting patients and professionals within primary care. Her research is funded by the National Institute of Health Research. Dr Alderson also leads the applied health iBSc at the University of Leeds.