Upcoming PPI events

PPI Group Meetings

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Various dates

The next PPI Group meetings for members are:

  • TBC – Public and Patient Advisory Group (PPAG) (email for details)
  • TBC – Liver and GI PPI Group (email for details)
  • TBC – Muscle Health PPI Group (email for details)

International Women’s Day 2024: Inspiring inclusion in women’s health research to tackle health inequalities

Friday 8 March 2024 (International Women’s Day) – 11.45am-2.00pm

Join us on Friday 8 March 2024 for a friendly and interactive workshop exploring how we can make change together to tackle health inequalities for women. You can join us in-person from 11:45am with pre-event networking and refreshments (at the University of Birmingham) or online from 12 noon.

We will be joined by inspiring women scientists and doctors who are researching women’s health both here in the UK and globally. Lived experience representation will be at the heart of our event, as we are joined by women who will share their personal stories and hopes for the future research. This event will also offer opportunity for you to also share your views through interactive voting activities, small group discussions and audience Q&A with speakers.

The event is open to all! As we are planning future research projects in these areas, we are especially keen to encourage women with experience of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or pregnancy complications such as gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, high blood pressure or baby loss.

Registration is required for both online and in-person attendance. To find out more about this workshop and to register, please see the dedicated event page.

Online workshop: Introduction to Public and Patient Involvement/Engagement

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This 2-hour online workshop is aimed at people new to involvement – research staff and members of the public alike. This workshop will explain some key concepts and ideas about involving and engaging people in health research. Learn from other delegates and ask questions. A resource booklet will be provided with an attendance certificate. 

When? 19 March 2024, 10.30am-12.30pm 

How? Via Zoom. Register your interest via BRCPPIE@uhb.nhs.uk  

Past events

Celebrating PPIE in the Midlands virtual series

16-18 May 2023 (recordings available on demand)

Celebrating PPIE in the Midlands. 16-18 May 2023. Midlands Health Alliance logo

The 2023 Patient & Public Involvement & Engagement (PPIE) virtual series, organised by the Midlands Health Alliance, focused on the impact that PPIE can have across the research infrastructure, how to share best practice, and to get a deeper understanding of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) and other research landscapes.

*Please note this event has now passed – catch up via the webinar recordings on demand.*

Online talks by advanced therapy treatment experts

June 2021 (recordings available on demand)

The Midlands and Wales Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre hosted four interactive virtual presentation sessions from a variety of clinicians and researchers. Following each talk there was an opportunity for patients to ask questions and find out more from the experts on hand.

Topics covered included:

  • an introduction to cell and gene therapies
  • advanced therapies used to treat liver disease, rheumatoid arthritis and different cancers
  • pharmacy, logistics and a look to the future

Suitable to all and anyone with an interest in advanced therapies.

*Please note, this event has now passed – catch up via the webinar recordings on demand.*