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Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre Launch

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Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience

385a Glossop Road

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We are pleased to invite you to the launch of the NIHR Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).
Our focus is on advancing new scientific biomarkers and therapies into clinical trials to improve the
lives of people living with chronic neurological disorders.

NIHR Sheffield BRC is a new partnership since April 2017 between The University of Sheffield and
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that highly values patient and public involvement
in research.

We would like to bring together patients, carers, members of the public, Patient and Public
Involvement in research organizers, and researchers for an interactive launch event centred around
novel ways to investigate our main themes of

  • Neurodegeneration
  • Neuroinflammation
  • Cerebrovascular Disease

Agenda for the day:

12:00 Welcome address from the Sheffield BRC Director, Professor Dame Pamela Shaw

12:20 Drinks and Buffet networking reception in the Christmas Tree lobby sponsored by the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience

12:45 Keynote speaker Prof Iain Wilkinson on Advanced Medical Imaging

1:00 “Do Virtual Patients see electric doctors?” Keynote speaker Prof Marco Viceconti

1:15 Group Activities:

  • Gait analysis using wearable sensors

  • What do your genes mean? Play the Genomics Game

  • Understanding people's experiences through creativity: Introducing The KAWA (river of life) Model

  • Mock Clinical Trial - Randomized, Double-Blind Cross-Over design

2:15 Teas, Coffees, refreshments

2:30 Have your say – take part in an ask the audience live polling research involvement exercise

Close and meet Patient and Public Involvement in Research group organisers

The launch event offers the chance to find out about our Translational Neuroscience research, meet
like-minded others and find out more about patient and public involvement in research, including
opportunities for getting involved.

Please RSVP through Laura Evans (laura.evans@shef.ac.uk) with information about any access or
dietary requirements. Lunch and a contribution towards travel costs will be offered.

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385a Glossop Road

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