Call for abstracts is now closed

Conference Themes

Rather than have pre-set themes for the conference we will shape the thematic structure of the in-conference parallel oral sessions and poster presentations around the topics covered within submitted abstracts.  We feel this will better reflect the current landscape of patient and public involvement (PPI) in research at an international level, and resonate more closely with a range of PPI experience, academic and philosophical interests, and diversity in approaches to the practice and evaluation of PPI in research

Example topics

We anticipate that abstracts are likely to fall into one of the general areas noted below, but we are open to other suggestions:

  • PPI models or methods
  • Barriers and facilitators
  • Evaluations and impact of PPI – both methods of and results of evaluation
  • Reflections on experience of PPI
  • Reflections on evaluation of PPI in research
  • Innovation in PPI
  • Diversity in PPI
  • Infrastructure that enables/inhibits PPI
  • Support and training for PPI
  • Topics not included in this list

Submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation:

Oral presentations will be 15 minutes in length (10+5 for questions) and can include audio/visual content. Presentations can be delivered by one or more presenters but must adhere to the time limits.

To submit your presentation abstract, download and complete the Oral and Poster Abstract Template form ‌‌

Author guidance for preparing oral presentations and posters

Submit an ‘Innovation in PPI’ Soapbox idea:

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 Street level PPI  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. 

They key criteria are that your idea will be novel and innovative!

We are particularly interested in receiving Soapbox submissions from PPI partners

Download the Soapbox idea template here.

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 evalppi.conf@ncl.ac.uk by Sunday 5th August 2018. .  Lead authors on submitted contributions will be notified about reviewer decisions by mid-August. 

Submit a workshop proposal:

Applications are open for workshop proposals. These should be hands-on sessions where conference delegates have the opportunity to participate in something novel, to gain new insights about PPI or to learn new skills to support their PPI practice and/or experience. 

Workshops can be led by groups or single facilitators, and should be designed to fit either a 45 or 60 minute time slot.

Download the  Workshop Abstract Template here

The word limit for workshop abstracts is 500 words, excluding the title, authors’ names and sub-headings.

Send your completed abstract and proposal forms to evalppi.conf@ncl.ac.uk  by Sunday 5th August 2018 adding the title of your presentation and either ‘oral’, ‘poster’ or ‘workshop’ to the subject line.  Lead authors on submitted contributions will be notified about reviewer decisions by mid-August.