ITM ‘Ask the Expert’ Education Seminar Series 2017: Public and patient involvement in research - moving from what's the matter to what matters to you

29 September 2017 Institute of Translational Medicine, Heritage Building (Queen Elizabeth Hospital), Mindelsohn Way, Birmingham B15 2TH

This seminar is a practical introduction to Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) for researchers and healthcare professionals.

  • Margaret O’Hara is the newly appointed PPIE lead for University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. She will cover the basic principles of PPI with signposting to relevant resources and sources of information.
  • Agnieszka Ignatowicz of the West Midlands Research Design Service (RDS) will talk about PPI within research study design, and specifically about how to apply for the patient involvement fund which the RDS grants to cover expenses for pre-proposal PPI.
  • Diana Hull is a senior sister in liver research and has many years of experience of working with patient involvement groups. She will talk about the practicalities of running a patient involvement group and highlight the benefits which they provide to research projects. It is hoped that delegates will leave the seminar with enough information to initiate and develop their own patient involvement groups.

To register your attendance, please email Emily Flower on