Online registration is now closed for our second annual Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) in Research conference, which takes place on Thursday 27 April 2017, in NUI Galway. For late registration, please email us.

This  conference will be of interest to researchers, members of the public, patient and community organisations  and policy makers. The conference will focus on how to embed public and patient involvement into the planning and conduct of health research, into research organisations and into the public domain.

One of our speakers at this conference will be Katie Scott from Cancer Research UK. We will also hear the perspectives of other researchers, of community and patient organisations, and of members of the public who have been involved in PPI initiatives. A number of lay people who have been involved with researchers, helping them to plan their research taking the voice of the lay person/patient into account, will also talk at the conference, including a cancer survivor, Ed Goodall, from Northern Ireland; members of the public from the city and county of Galway, led by Denis Mockler, who are working with our Network will relate to the conference their experiences to date and Catherine Dunne, of Fighting Blindness, who lives with a visual impairment, will talk about the contribution made she makes to research on loss of sight.

Registration details

Registration cost, which will cover coffee, light lunch and parking on day, is €50 for researchers, clinicians, etc. and €20 for postgraduate students. Complimentary places are available to members of the public, of patient groups and of community organisations. Please email us if you have any queries. Take a look at the programme here.

Looking back at our PPI conference 2016

Feedback on our first PPI conference held in the Westwood Hotel in April 2016 was overwhelmingly positive. The testimony of the lay people who spoke at the conference on their experiences of meaningful involvement in planning and guiding research studies lingers strong in all our memories. You can look at some of the presentations from last year here on our web site.

Venue and details for 2017 conference: 

The conference will be held in the Institute for Lifecourse and Society (ILAS), at NUI Galway.

The ILAS building is the nearest building (200 metres walk) to the main NUI Galway Park and Ride car park, providing ample car parking for the conference. Enter NUI Galway via the entrance marked Corrib Village (student accommodation) on the Upper Newcastle Road (note that this is not the main entrance to the University). The ILAS building is immediately on your left – follow the road left to the Park and Ride car park (see map below).