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Research Showcase

Date 19/05/2023
Time 10:00 – 15:00

University Hospitals Birmingham's (UHB) Research Showcase is returning for the first time in 4 years in May, showcasing the latest in research, development and innovation from across the Trust.

Marking International Clinical Trials Day, find out how researchers across our hospitals are working to better understand and transform healthcare for all people in our super diverse communities.

Exhibits include the latest medical device innovations, intelligent devices to better hear a healthy heartbeat, and the use of artificial intelligence in spotting the signs of cancer.

From a range of interactive exhibits across our hospital sites, you will be able to understand the accuracy of wearable health technology, the spread of infectious disease, and the true story that your eyes might be telling about your health.

International Clinical Trials Day is primarily a day to better understand the vital health research happening in our hospitals, and around the world; it provides an opportunity to de-mystify research for patients, visitors and staff.

Joanna Gray, Clinical Manager of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Facility at UHB, said:

“Clinical research here and across the country is vital in helping to change lives, and improve the quality of our lives.

“The Research Showcase is always a brilliant opportunity to share what is often behind-the-scenes work with the public in an engaging, fun and accessible way.

“This year, we’ve asked exhibitors from across the Trust to demonstrate how their research is representative of the super diverse region we live in, acknowledging the health inequalities that do exist and how research teams are helping to address this.

 “The Showcase is an important opportunity let patients, visitors and our colleagues across the site see, and get involved in what we do.

“We rely on thousands of patients each year to get involved in trials or in shaping research, and the Showcase helps us to take it to a wider audience and move it forward further.

“Visitors are often fascinated by just the small proportion we can exhibit at the Showcase from the hundreds of trials and studies we undertake across UHB and Birmingham Health Partners."

All staff, patients and visitors are welcome to visit exhibits at Good Hope Hospital, Heartlands Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) and Solihull Hospital.


  • Good Hope Hospital: outside Radiology
  • Heartlands Hospital: Main Entrance, Level 1 balcony (near discharge pharmacy)
  • QEHB: Main Entrance, Level 0 (Atrium)
  • Solihull Hospital: Main Entrance, Level 0

Please notes exhibits will vary across the sites.