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International Perspectives on Evaluation of PPI in Research

This is an opportunity to share your ideas about how to approach PPI in research.

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'International Perspectives on Evaluation of Patient & Public Involvement in Research' is a conference being held in Newcastle on 15th & 16th November 2018.

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) - also referred to as 'Patient and Public Engagement' and 'Citizen Engagement' by international colleagues - is the practice or process of patients, members of the public and researchers working together to prioritise, plan, conduct and disseminate research. PPI is growing in momentum but questions remain about how it should or could be evaluated.

This inaugural conference will provide an international platform to critically explore and reflect on the issue of evaluation or patient and public involvement in research.

Submit an 'Innovation in PPI' Soapbox idea

Do you have a good PPI idea?

Have you got a novel idea about how to approach PPI in research?

Prepared to pitch it on our PPI Soapbox?

We are seeking submissions for new and untested ideas on ways to improve patient public involvement in research.

What will I be asked to do?

Applications are now open for proposals of ideas that suggest novel ways to approach PPI in research. Ideas must be new and untested. We are particularly interested in ideas that demonstrate 'out-of-the-box' thinking. This includes ideas that may be 'off the wall', 'blue sky', or even not fully formed - as these may be a catalyst for more interactive and innovative thinking and discussion. Click here for an example of an innovative idea, proposed by a PPI partner that has been built into a recent funding application.

If your proposal is accepted you will be offered a 5 minute slot on our 'Innovation in PPI Soapbox' to talk about your idea. Please note: these presentations will NOT include slides or a poster - just the presenter and their notes (if required).

Ideas might address current practice, for example training; current issues, like diversity; or barriers to involvement, such as remuneration.

The key criteria are that your idea will be novel and innovative.

The word limit for idea summaries is 300 words, excluding the idea title and the presenter's details.

Send your completed Soapbox proposal form to by Tuesday 31st July 2018. You will be notified about reviewer decisions by mid-August.

The proposal form is available to download below.

When and where?

The deadline for Soapbox proposals is 4pm on Tuesday 31st July. 

You will be notified about whether your proposal has been accepted in mid-August.

If accepted ideas will be presented at the International Perspectives on Evaluation of PPI in Research on 15th & 16th November 2018. This will take place at Newcastle University.


  • Lindisfarne Room, Hadrian Building
  • King's Road, Newcastle University
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • NE1 7RU

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