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A regional event is being held in Newcastle on 16th October to showcase examples of patient and public involvement (PPI) in health and social care research. Presentations will look at both local context and national priorities. The afternoon workshops will be run in collaboration with INVOLVE and will focus on how we include a more diverse group of people in health and social care research. Key note speakers are: Lynne Corner, Director of Engagement, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, Zoë Gray, Director, INVOLVE and Paula Wray, Senior Public Involvement manager, INVOLVE.

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10:30-10:40 - Welcome and Regional Context
Dr Jo Lally, Senior Research Associate and PPI Lead, NIHR Research Design Service North East and North Cumbria
10:40-11:00 - The National Perspective
Zoë Gray, Director, INVOLVE
11:00-11:30 - The Local Perspective - Opportunities for Involvement
Creating Connections Team
11:30-11:40 - Questions for Speakers
11:40-12:00 - National Perspective on Increasing Diversity
Paula Way, Senior Public Involvement Manager, NIHR INVOLVE
12:00-1:00 - Lunch
1:00-1:20 - ANIMATES - Involving children and young people in research
Jenny McAnuff, Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow
1:20-1:40 - Involving young people in research about Paediatric Dentistry 
Grieg Taylor, Academic Clinical Fellow, Paediatric Dentistry
1:40-2:00 - Involving pregnant women in research
Alison Farnworth, Senior Research Midwife, Newcastle University & Janine Rudin, Antenatal Educator
2:00-2:20 - Involving PPI in analysis of qualitative data
Anu Vaittinen, Research Associate, Newcastle University & Samina Zia, Patient Advocate, Newcastle Council for Voluntary Services
2:20-3:00 - Solutions for including Diverse Communities in PPI (small group work)
Chair: Paula Wray
3:00-3:20 - Summary and Next Steps
3:20-3:25 - Closing Remarks

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