13 & 14 December 2023 In-person, London Driving real-world impact from health research


Submit yours by 30 June 2023

What is the focus of the event?

The forum aims to bring together and support a community of clinical researchers, funders, research institutions and publishers, united in the common aim of creating real world impact from clinical research.

Through a series of interactive workshops, roundtable discussions and presentations, together with our expert programme committee we will discuss the barriers preventing research translating into practice and begin to build new systems and innovative models for the future.

This year, we want to encourage researchers and those working across the research ecosystem to present their work in this area. We recognise that many researchers are working hard at developing collaborations and changing culture alongside their core research, and see this as an opportunity to showcase great ideas. Similarly, traditionally non-academic organisations that are involved in building collaboration can submit abstracts for inclusion at the BMJ Research Forum.

Why submit your abstract to the BMJ Research Forum?

Gives you the opportunity to shout about your research journey and share your expertise

Build and increase your profile as an expert in your field

Connect with like minded professionals

Gain and share knowledge

What are we looking for?

We want to hear about projects and initiatives that show impactful results on the following themes:

Designing research for impact

Bringing diversity into research

Supporting early-stage researchers

Building research capability and capacity to transform health outcomes

Building bridges across the research and health ecosystem


We are looking for poster or short oral session submissions, but will also consider proposals for longer workshop session submissions, and as always, expect applicants to demonstrate a strong patient and citizen inclusion element in their submission.


We will also be looking for submissions with cross sector authorship.

Abstract Publication


We plan to include accepted abstracts in a special supplement of BMJ Open, subject to peer review.

Who should apply?

We welcome applications from clinical and non-clinical researchers, not-for-profit organisations, research funders, the pharmaceutical and technology healthcare industries.


Things to consider before your submit your abstract
Ensure your title corresponds with the content of your abstract

Consider the methods you used to complete the work and provide headline results

Describe the context in which you are doing the work

Let us know of any competing interests

Include all authors / speakers associated with your abstract