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Torch Programme

Are you a nurse working with lung cancer patients who is interested in developing your research skills and knowledge?

BIL TORCH-Nursing is a unique 2 day residential workshop for nurses interested in increasing their skills, knowledge and confidence in clinical research related to lung cancer.  Run by experts in health and nursing research and sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd (BIL) the workshop aims to:

  • provide an introduction to identifying, justifying, shaping and communicating a research question
  • explore why research is important at a personal and organisational level
  • help you to develop a greater understanding of what it means to be part of a research community
  • increase your understanding of developing your personal networks 

The workshop is designed to be highly interactive.  It will help you develop your research knowledge and ideas in a stimulating and supportive environment.  The workshop includes formal lectures from leading experts in Nurse led research, interactive sessions, as well as dedicated time for you to spend working in small groups with faculty members.

BIL TORCH-Nursing workshop is a starting point.  The longer term aim is to build a community of research interested and active clinical nurses, supported by the mentorship and expertise of nursing and health services research academics.

BILTORCH-Nursing faculty includes:

Prof Angela Tod (Chair)                                   Dr Lynne Goodacre

Vanessa Beattie                                              Clare De Normanville

Dr Natalie Doyle                                              Karen Lord

Lavinia Magee                                                 Dr Sally Moore

Clare Warnock                                                Prof Janelle York


The BIL TORCH-Nursing Workshop

22nd and 23rd April 2016

Birmingham – venue to be confirmed.

If you are interested in attending please contact: Nova Sarkar

Start and End Dates: 
Monday, 16 November, 2015 to Thursday, 31 December, 2015