Don’t be put off by the fact that I’m speaking at one of these – my fellow speakers are great!
The National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement has launched registration for a series of specialist workshops targeted at organisations, professionals and members of the public who are passionate about public engagement. These workshops will take place in three venues in Bristol on the morning of 5th December 2012 and will act as a precursor to its national conference which begins later the same day. If you go to the national conference (the previous link takes you to the registration form for this) the cost of attendance at the workshops is included. If you don’t go to the conference then there is an early bird rate fort the workshops of £60 with some free places for ‘community partners.’ The three workshops – which run concurrently so you can only attend one – are:
- MShed – the people’s museum
- Public engagement with health
- Creative partnerships
and full details on each can be found here.
Here’s the blurb for my one which is Public engagement with health:
Public Engagement with Health
Health research is arguably leading the way in public involvement, and much of the culture change in this area has been driven by the funders with some now demanding public involvement in all grant applications. Why are funders in this area taking this stance, and what does it mean for the research and for patients? Is there learning that can be applied to other areas of research, and what can those working in this area learn from others adopting engaged approaches to their research? To what extent has the patient involvement in research led to organisational change and what does the future hold? We will be joined by:
- Simon Denegri, Chair, INVOLVE
- Clare Matterson, Director – Medical Humanities & Engagement at Wellcome Trust
- Sophie Staniszewska, Senior Research Fellow, Patient and Public Involvement and Patient Experiences, University of Warwick
I somehow think I have made this all sound more complicated than it is. Anyway, come!