British Transplantation Society and NHS Blood & Transplant Dragons’ Den Trainee Competition
Submissions are invited annually for the BTS and NHSBT Dragons’ Den competition.
The competition is hosted at the Annual Congress in the style of the popular TV show with trainees pitching their proposals to a panel of clinical academics with experience of transplant research.
The competition is supported by surgeons, physicians, statisticians and other key stakeholders including patient/public involvement representatives and is a valuable opportunity for trainees to receive early support to further develop their ideas into successful trial proposals.
The competition is open to medical & surgical trainees of all grades and early career researcher allied health professionals. Collaborative and trainee society submissions are encouraged.
Clinical trial proposals can relate to any solid organ transplantation setting including transplant work-up, pre-, peri- and post-operative settings and long term follow up.
Previous Dragons’ Den proposals have become successful funded studies
The COBALT feasibility study
The DeFat Study
Institute of Transplantation, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle
“Anterograde Pancreas Persufflation versus static coLd storage in patients undergoing islEt-cell transplantation: the APPLES trial”
on behalf of the Herrick Society
“The CRAFT trial – Catheter Removal AFter Transplant”
Rules for submission
Submissions are invited for the BTS & NHSBT Dragons’ Den competition. The competition is open to medical and surgical trainees of all grades and early career researcher allied health professionals.
To submit your application please click here. The 2024 submission portal is now open and closes at 09:00 on 28th November in line with the congress call for submissions deadline.
The Judging panel will include members of the UK Organ Donation and Transplantation Research Network and the BTS Clinical Trials Committee.
The session will be chaired by
Surgical Registrar with an interest in Transplantation, Cardiff & President of the Herrick Society
Renal Registrar, Glasgow & Clinical Research Fellow in Clinical Trials, Oxford
The winning entry will be announced at the Drinks Reception
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