What’s on

Our members regularly host a wide range of learning and engagement events. Check back regularly for details of our workshops, lectures, showcases and seminars.

Upcoming events

Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) Celebration Event

Do you want an opportunity to showcase your research to members of the public?

Join us on the 23rd October 2019 for a Celebration of PPI in research!

The College of Medical and Dental Sciences is hosting a ‘Thank You’ event for members of the public who are involved in University of Birmingham research. This is a unique opportunity to thank members of the public for their valued contributions, including those who are part of our PPI groups, co-applicants on bids, members of Public Advisory Groups or public members of Trial Steering Committees. 

As part of the event, we want to showcase BHP’s world-class research and we are inviting researchers/research teams to take part.

For further information, download the PPI Celebration Event research stand info and Research Showcase Application Forms.

Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) in research – drop in sessions

Do you have questions about PPI in research? Come along to one of our drop-in sessions where PPI leads from Birmingham BRC, CLAHRC WM, SRMRC and UHB will be on hand to answer any queries you have about how and when best to involve patients and the public in your work. No need to book – just turn up. 

ITM Cafe (Heritage Building, QE site)Centre for Collaborative Learning Cafe (UoB site)
12 September 201910.00 - 12.0025 September 201914.00 - 16.00
15 October 201912.00 - 14.0023 October 201910.00 - 12.00
14 November 201910.00 - 12.0027 November 201914.00 - 16.00
10 December 201912.00 - 14.0011 December 201910.00 - 12.00

If these times aren’t convenient, contact us at PPIR@uhb.nhs.uk 

Download our PPI drop in sessions and workshop dates 2019 leaflet

Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) Workshops

This workshop series has been developed by PPI Leads in UoB/UHB and members of the public experienced in involvement in research.

Wednesday 16th October, 10:00 – 14:00 (Introduction to PPI)
Tuesday 12th November, 10:00 – 14:00 (Grant Writing and Developing a PPI Group)
Friday 13th December, 10:00 – 14:00 (Introduction to PPI and Reporting on Impact)

Centre for Professional Development, University of Birmingham Medical School


Workshop 1 is an introduction to PPI for patients, members of the public and researchers in any area of health and social care who want to learn more about the principles underpinning best practice in PPI.

Workshop 2 offers practical guidance for researchers who are developing a Patient and Public Involvement group.

Please visit the CPD website to book your place or download our PPI drop in sessions and workshop dates 2019 leaflet

Successfully Incorporating Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) in Clinical Trials – COURSE

Wednesday 13 – Thursday 14 November 2019

Join the Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes Research (CPROR) for this course which will enable you to:

      • Understand the different types of PROs and when to use them in clinical trials
      • Describe approaches to selecting an appropriate PRO measure for the study
      • Understand PRO-specific components that should be included in a trial protocol using the SPIRIT-PRO extension
      • Appreciate approaches to minimising missing data and enhancing data quality
      • Understand the challenges and potential management strategies for PRO alerts
      • Appreciate basic methods of PRO analysis
      • Evaluate the reporting of a trial using the CONSORT-PRO extension
      • Consider ways to maximise the impact of PRO trial data to inform clinical practice and health policy

The course is suitable for Chief Investigators, Principal Investigators, trial managers, clinical researchers, research nurses, data managers, study co-ordinators and academics. 

To register: email clinicaltrialsmsc@contacts.bham.ac.uk, or for further information email CPROR@contacts.bham.ac.uk 

Research Methods for Clinical Trials

Clinical trials have huge societal impact, providing the best evidence of the effectiveness of healthcare, social care and public health interventions. Research through clinical trials is a growing global business in academic institutions, industry, the NHS and across public health organisations. To ensure efficient trials that reach successful completion, trial staff require a solid grounding and knowledge of the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of clinical trials. The Birmingham Centre for Clinical Trials (BCCT) organises and runs a 3 day course in research methods for clinical trials, which provides an overview of the research process from idea and design to analysis and publication.

Research Methods for Clinical Trials

Course dates:

18-20th November 2019
23-25th March 2020
6-8th July 2020
16-18 November 2020

The course is CPD approved and accredited with 18 CPD points. It is designed for a broad clinical trial audience working in trusts, academia or industry; ranging from those who have little experience in clinical trials to those who wish to expand their knowledge of clinical trial methodology and the clinical trial process.

For further details download our Research Methods for Clinical Trials Course Details flyer, email Michelle Burgess, or call 0121 415 9100

‘Ask the Expert’ ITM Education Seminar

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Want to involve patients & the public in your research, but have questions over ethics? Join Dr Margaret O’Hara, PPIE Lead for University Hospitals Birmingham, for the next ITM Ask the Expert Seminar. 
The event will be held on Tuesday 19th November at 12 noon in the Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM)’s Doug Ellis Lecture Theatre. Register for free by emailing ITMevents@contacts.bham.ac.uk