Patient and Researcher: Coming together to achieve success

BDRFPatient Liaison Group and Bowel Disease Research Foundation

A session organised by the Patient Liaison Group (PLG) of the ACPGBI in collaboration with the Bowel Disease Research Foundation (BDRF), ACPGBI’s own charity and research arm.

The session offers a patient perspective and understanding of the role and purpose of the PLG and the role of Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research. It will concentrate on how PPI involvement can help clinicians make a success of their research application.

Date: Wednesday 5 July 2017
 Bay View Suite
Chair:  Robert Arnott, Deputy Chair of the ACPGBI  PLG, and Secretary and Trustee of the BDRF


Time Event
11:00 – 11:15 Understanding the Patient Experience
Azmina Verjee, Member of the ACPGBI Patient Liaison Group, and Trustee of the BDRF and Crohn’s and Colitis UK
11:15 – 11:30 Counselling Patients
Jenny Pipe, Member of the ACPGBI Patient Liaison Group and Trustee and Executive Committee Member of the Ileostomy Association
Video – Living with Colorectal Disease
11:30 – 11:45 The Role of a Patient Liaison Group and Recruiting Patient Representatives
Jo Church, Chair, ACPGBI Patient Liaison Group
11:45 – 12:00  The Needs of a Researcher and PPI
Nicola Fearnhead FRCS, Chair, ACPGBI Research and Audit Committee
12:00 – 12:30  What can we do for you?
Short presentations by Colorectal Disease Charities
12:30 – 12:55 Question & Answer Session and Discussion
Questions and views on the role of PPI and the PLG – what it should deliver and how patients can become involved
12:55 – 13:00  Presentation of the ACPGBI/BDRF Patient Champion Award 
13:00 Reminder to complete questionnaires provided
Close of session