UK Critical Care Research Forum 2023

In Person Event - February 2nd & 3rd, 2023

Full Rescheduled Meeting

February 2nd & 3rd, 2023, Edinburgh

If you have registered for the September meeting and are unable to attend the February meeting, please email Dawn Campbell for a refund. Registrations will otherwise be carried over to the February meeting.

Postponement of UKCCRF

Monday, September 12th

It is with great sadness that we are contacting you regarding the death of Queen Elizabeth II who died last week at Balmoral, Scotland. Her exceptional lifetime of service will be long remembered by those in the UK and across the world. Her funeral will take place on Monday 19th of September and as a mark of respect we have taken the decision to cancel the UKCCRF meeting which was due to take place in Edinburgh on the 19th and 20th of September.

As one of the main purposes of the UKCCRF meeting is to support and develop future researchers in Critical Care, we will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday 20th of September and will ask those who submitted research proposals to present them here. This meeting will be free of charge and everyone who was registered for the face to face meeting will be automatically registered for the virtual event. We would encourage everyone who is able to attend, your feedback on these proposals is incredibly valuable to investigators. We will be in touch in the coming days with more details of how to access the virtual event.

It is our intention to reschedule the face to face meeting in Edinburgh, and carry forward registrations when a new date has been agreed. However for those who would prefer a refund, please contact Dawn Campbell (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience or financial loss that you might have suffered as a result of this decision, given the exceptional circumstances. We are very grateful for your continued support of the UKCCRF.

Dr Ben Creagh-Brown


Dr Bronwen Connolly

UKCCRG Deputy Chair 

Prof Michael Gillies

UKCCRF 22 Host


The fourteenth national forum for clinical research in critical care, emergency medicine and acute medicine (UKCCRF) will be held at The John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, Edinburgh on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd February, 2023

The Forum is your opportunity to:

  • Present new study proposals
  • Provide/receive constructive peer review/feedback/mentorship
  • Update on “hot topics” in clinical trials
  • Network with peers and meet new collaborators

Provisional Programme


Prof Michael Gillies

Dr Mike Gillies and his colleagues will be providing a warm Scottish welcome to delegates attending this year's UK Critical Care Research Forum at the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Edinburgh.


Registration is available using the registration form on this webpage. The Forum will start at 09:00 on Thursday February 2nd (registration from 08:15) and end at 16:40 on Friday 3rd. Lunch and refreshments will be served on both days. The provisional programme is available here.

Please complete the attached Registration Form and return it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday January 20th or complete the registration details on the epay facilities at

Please note that your place will not be booked until payment has been received (see payment options on the registration form).

You will receive confirmation of your booking, by email, once your payment has cleared in our account. Along with your confirmation, you will receive the venue location map and a list of suggested hotels nearby.


If you need to cancel your place, a full refund will only be given if This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is informed by email at least 7 days prior to the Forum.  No refund will be given to places cancelled less than 7 days prior to the Forum or to no shows on the day.

Registration Form

Dinner & Ceilidh

We invite you to join us at the Delegates’ Dinner, which will take place on the evening of Thursday February 2nd.  The evening will start at 19:30 with a wine reception followed by the Delegates Dinner and Ceilidh at 20:00 which will be held in South Hall, Pollock Halls.  If you would like to attend, please indicate this on your Registration Form.  Please note that places are limited so register early to avoid disappointment.

Study Proposals

As usual we will dedicate a high proportion of the time to presenting new study proposals with constructive peer review/feedback and provide an opportunity for investigators who wish to present updates on ongoing studies.

Research Working Group Meetings

Research working group meeting slots are available during the UKCCRF meeting. Chief Investigators for UK multicentre critical care trials may request a slot to allow networking with site PIs for their trials.

  • Please email with the preferred time slot as stated in the programme.
  • Please also state the number of PIs who will come to your session for the purpose of room allocation.
  • If you would like a Research Working Group meeting slot to please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with details by Friday DEcember 30th.  Confirmation of time slot will be sent.


The John McIntyre Conference Centre sits in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat and Holyrood Park. More information and pictures about the venue including a virtual tour is available from

The address is Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AY


The Forum is the annual meeting of the UK Critical Care Research Group and is supported by

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care


British Association of Critical Care Nurses


Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine


Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre


Intensive Care Society


National Outreach Forum


Northern Irish Intensive Care Society

Scottish Intensive Care Society


United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association


Welsh Intensive Care Society


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