Academic Presentation Day and North West Annual Meeting
Saturday 20 October 2018
Hollins Hey Hotel, 191 Victoria Road, New Brighton, CH45 0JY (Tel: 0151-691-1171)
10.00 – 3.45
Day Chairman: Elsie Gilliland, BFWG North West Regional Committee
This joint event is held every year with presentations taking place in the morning. The winner speaks after lunch.
The short annual North West meeting is for BFWG members only so others are free to go at 3.15 pm.
We want to stress that the emphasis on the competitors’ presentations is how well they can explain what may be a complex research topic to people who may have no knowledge of it. The great art, especially for anything scientific, is to be able to make people appreciate why so much work is being undertaken and why it is worthwhile and interesting.
Once again we are offering a concessionary fee of £15 for any guest of a BFWG member or member of the general public, say from U3A. However, to help cover costs we are keeping the £25 fee for members of the Federation. Both fees are, of course,
10.00 – 10.25 Registration and Coffee
10.25 – 10.30 Welcome and Introduction
10.30 – 11.05 Presentation 1 Nuthana Bhayankaram
Long-term outcomes in paediatric patients undergoing bone marrow transplants.
11.05 – 11.40 Presentation 2 Rhea Burton-Roberts
How African elephant movement relates to resource availability in the highly dynamic savanna ecosystem.
11.40 – 12.15 Presentation 3 Abbie Romano
Development of novel multifunctional bio-based insulation systems with “smart materials” for buildings refurbishment.
12.15 – 12.45 Presentation 4 Alexandra Williams-Woods
Abolition and agenda: an investigation into human trafficking and modern slavery and the connection between “ideas”, policy outputs and victim outcomes.
12.45 – 2.00 Lunch, Interval, Voting for the Presentation Day’s Winner
2.00 – 2.40 2018 Travel Bursary Winner: Aoife Fitzpatrick
The neural mechanisms of action selection and specification.
2.40 – 2.55 Assessors’ Comments and General Discussion
2.55 – 3.15 Presentation of Prizes and Certificates, Raffle Draw
Tea if wished followed by short North West regional meeting.
3.15 – 3.45 Regional Meeting for BFWG Members only