Our 8th biennial INVOLVE conference was held at the East Midlands Conference Centre,Nottingham on 13 and 14 November 2012. This was our largest conference yet with:
Thank you to all of the presenters, poster exhibitors, delegates and conference organisersfor making INVOLVE 2012 such a success.
Conference web pagesResources from the Conference, including photographs, PowerPoint presentations, andabstracts of presentations are now available in the conference area of our website: www.invo.org.uk/resource-centre/conference/
Keynote speechSir Iain Chalmers from the James Lind Initiative gave an inspiring and thought-provoking keynote speech on the role of public involvement in avoiding waste in research. Sir Iain focused on two main sources of waste:
Throughout his presentation, Sir Iain reflected on the work of the James Lind Initiative in helping to address these issues over the past decade by:
You’ll find Sir Iain’s PowerPoint presentation together with an audio recording of the speech and accompanying transcription at: www.invo. org.uk/resource centre/conference/involve2012/
Reflections on INVOLVE 2012Members of the Peninsula Cerebra Research Unit for Childhood Disability Research (PenCRU) reflect on their experiences of participating in the Conference:
Camilla McHugh, Family Involvement Coordinator writes: In the true spirit of INVOLVE, PenCRU invited four members of the Family Faculty to the event, giving them an opportunity to meet peers, engage in workshops, and share their experiences of contributing to research. Julia enjoyed the busy schedule: “This event had a huge variety of workshops that were relevant and interesting to me. I knew how important patient and public involvement (PPI) was, but this conference gave me the opportunity to affirm this belief by meeting other people like me.”
Jonathan, a relatively new member, agreed: “We didn’t all attend the same workshops sowe shared learning during the breaks. It seemed pretty obvious that PPI is slowly becoming a gold standard in modern research.”
Antonia, who co-presented with the team, said: “Going to the Conference really brought home to me the practicalities of how the public and patients are being encouraged to get involved in NHS, public health and social care research. The conference provided me with a good introduction to the range of involvement opportunities for the public. My main interest is in how to involve people with learning difficulties and limited communication abilities so I made a particular point of going to Anita Franklin’s presentation on Successes and challenges in undertaking participatory research with disabled young people and Elizabeth Jones’ presentation, Our journey together: Working with people with learningdisabilities in health service research.”
Bel reflected: “I really appreciated the opportunity to attend the conference. There were so many workshops it was difficult to choose which ones to attend. I particularly enjoyed the workshops that were co-presented with people who were involved in the projects as well as the researchers. I learnt a lot during the two days.”
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