Our PPIE Celebration Events 2017-2021

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Since the formation of the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (FBMH) in 2016 we have hosted an annual Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) celebration event.

Our initial aim was to celebrate the positive impact of PPIE across the Faculty and to provide our PPIE community a chance to network. The audience for the event is Public Contributors, staff and students who are associated with the Faculty.

Each year we focus on a different theme where we then feature guest speakers and activities related to that theme. Some of our events also feature the Faculty’s ‘Outstanding Contribution to PPIE’ awards which recognise the inspirational and outstanding commitment to PPIE that has made a positive difference to our community.

Find out more about our individual events below:

2021: Celebrating five years of PPIE (Online via Zoom)  

Hosts: Co-Chairs of the Faculty’s PPIE Forum, Professor Stephanie Snow, Academic Lead for Community Engagement and Involvement and Kay Gallacher, Public Contributor.

Theme: Attendees celebrated the Faculty turning five years old and heard from guest speakers who showcased a range of activities which have taken place over the last five years.

Workshop/activity: Attendees explored how PPIE in a health and clinical research setting can embrace the new digital world in a meaningful way. The discussion points from this workshop will be collated and translated into a resource to aid the wider PPIE community.

Awards: 15 awards were presented

Highlights: We launched our short film ‘Working with our Communities

Read more about the event here.

View a recording of the event here.

2020: PPIE in a Socially Distanced World

(Our first online celebration due to the coronavirus pandemic) 

Hosts: Stephanie and Kay

Theme: Attendees explored how PPIE can continue to adapt and benefit health and social care during these unprecedented times

Workshop/activity: Attendees discussed how our community can effectively conduct PPIE during and beyond the coronavirus pandemic. The discussion points were collated and translated into a simple resource of hints and tips to aid our wider community in their socially distanced PPIE activities.

Highlights: We launched our PPIE Toolkit which features information, templates and resources designed to support staff, students or Public Contributors with their PPIE activities. The toolkit resources have been co-produced.

Read more about the event here.

View a recording of the event here.

2019: Celebrate PPIE, Experience Wellbeing

Hosts: Stephanie and Kay

Theme: Attendees explored how wellbeing and PPIE collectively benefit our research and teaching.

Workshop/ activity: Attendees took part in taster Tai Chi sessions, a musical interlude with the Wellbeing Choir and other wellbeing activities.

PPIE clinic: Dr Ceri Harrop asked our attendees for advice on how best to involve patients/public in exploring discovery phase research.

Awards: 17 awards were presented

Highlights: We launched our ‘Being a Public Contributor’ Induction guide which provides key information about being a Public Contributor for the Faculty.

Read more about the event here

2018: Be Inspired, Be Involved 

Hosts: Stephanie and Kay

Theme: Attendees heard from staff and patient and public groups to inspire them about the amazing PPIE taking place across the Faculty.

Workshop/activity: The event also hosted the first PPIE advice clinic where researcher Dr Ellena Badrick requested advice 

from attendees regarding how to innovatively promote a patient and public survey and to get representation from lesser heard groups.

Awards: 11 awards were presented

Highlights: We launched our new look website specifically for PPIE.

Read more about the event here.

2017: Partnerships and Perspectives

(our first Faculty celebration event) 

Host: Professor Mahesh Nirmalan, Vice Dean for Social Responsibility and Public Engagement

Theme: The event focussed on the ‘Partnerships and Perspectives’ of PPIE with attendees looking at the past, present and future of partnerships and collaboration.

Workshop/activity: Attendees discussed what they would like to feature on our PPIE website

Awards: 11 awards were presented

Highlights: Box of Tricks led a session in which guests learned circus skills with the Manchester-based theatre company, to explore new ways of engaging the Arts to promote involvement and engagement.

Read more about the event here.

Further information

For more information about other PPIE events, training and funding opportunities sign up to the monthly PPIE digest, visit the website and PPIE blog, follow @FBMH_SR or email srbmh@manchester.ac.uk.