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The Martin House Research Centre 2nd Biennial Research Conference - Friday 16th April 2021

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the MHRC Management Team have taken the decision to hold the conference virtually. As a result registration will now be FREE!

If you have already registered and paid we will be in touch shortly to arrange a refund.  Abstracts will now be for Oral presentation or Rapid Fire presentation as we will not be holding a poster session. 

Registration and Abstract submission is OPEN now.  

We are very pleased to announce the date for the Martin House Research Centre’s second research conference on the care and support of children, young people and young adults living with a life-limiting condition and/or medical complexity, and to invite abstract submissions.

Aims of the conference

  • to provide forum at which current and recently completed research can be shared and discussed;
  • to offer an opportunity to consider the implications of those findings for service design, practice and future research;
  • to provide a forum for connection and exchange between the research and practitioner/provider communities.

Who is the conference for?

  • Research students
  • Researchers and academics
  • Professionals working with children with life-limiting conditions and/or in the children’s/young adult palliative care sector who are interested in getting involved in research or using research evidence.

Conference programme

The draft programme is available here:- Draft Programme 16 April 2021 (PDF , 718kb)

Call for papers

Abstract submission will be for either an Oral Presentation or Rapid Fire Presentation which will be decided by the MHRC Management Team.   

We are very keen to encourage submissions from PhD students and practitioners engaged in research as well as from those more established in the field.

  • Submission deadline: 28th January 2021
  • Notification of outcome: 25th February 2021

Visit the abstract submission page for more information.


Please click the link below:-

Contact us

If you have any queries, please contact Michelle Scaife, our Centre Administrator:

Email: or
Telephone: 01904 321314

@UoYmhrc #MHRCConf21


What delegates told us about our 2018 conference:- 

  • "Great diversity and range – keep it up!"
  • "Really informative and interesting conference"
  • "Excellent day. Great networking opportunity. Excellent value for money"
  • "Just do it again!"
  • "Brilliant meeting. Loved the variety of talks and inclusivity. Quality of plenary talks phenomenal"
  • "Stimulating, thought provoking plenty to take away"