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25 September, 2018 - Intro to PPI: what can PPI do for you

Time: 14:00:00 - 16:00:00

This session is for anyone new to PPI. Learn what patient and public involvement is all about, and how it can help your research. Pick up some of the basics of incorporating patient involvement into your work. The National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre in partnership with UCLPartners is running a programme of regular award-winning workshops for clinical academic researchers on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research. The workshops, which are supported by the Wellcome Trust and open to researchers working in UCLPartners partnership organisations, are practical and the aim is to build up researchers’ skills in effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities to designing protocols. Please note these workshops are for researchers and concern the active involvement of lay people in the research process and are not about the recruitment of participants to a trial.

Location: Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London,

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

26 September, 2018 - Shape-Up Programme: A Lifestyle Approach to Weight Management - First meeting

Time: 17:15:00 -

Shape-Up is a structured 8-week lifestyle and weight management programme. Every Wednesday from 26th September - 14th November 2018 (17:15 - 18:45). Course cost: Participants will need to purchase a copy of the Shape-Up workbook for £16.99 but there is no charge for attending the weekly sessions. Please contact: hr.wellbeing@ucl.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Location: Room 335, Rockefeller Building, 21 University Street, London, WC1E 6JJ

Contact: Kristina Middleton

Email: hr.wellbeing@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

26 September, 2018 - Writing Effective Data Management Plans

Time: 14:00:00 - 15:30:00

This 1½ hour workshop is particularly relevant for researchers who will have to produce a Data Management Plan as part of a funding application. Overview: Research Data Management (RDM) is an increasingly important skill for researchers across all disciplines and career stages. Research funders are increasingly introducing new requirements around Data Management as part of the application process. Often researchers will be asked to produce a Data Management Plan as part of a funding application or be required to share data at the end of a project. This workshop will provide a practical overview of the major issues in RDM including how to meet funder requirements, how to effectively store data during your project, and making decisions about whether to share research data. As part of the workshop participants will begin to develop a data management plan.

Location: TBC, , London,

Contact: Kate Brown

Email: kate.brown@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)203 108 6295

27 September, 2018 - CLOSER Seminars – Prof Eric Brunner and Dr Archana Singh-Manoux

Time: 12:30:00 - 13:30:00

The next CLOSER Seminar will introduce Whitehall II, a world-class, interdisciplinary study of ageing before looking what it can tell us about socioeconomic inequalities, as well as the relationship between cognitive ageing and dementia.

Location: G02, 55-59 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0NU

Contact: Jennie Blows

Email: j.blows@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 September, 2018 - Getting stuck into PPI: focus groups and more

Time: 09:00:00 - 11:30:00

This session is for anyone who understand the role of PPI, and wants to put their learning into practice. The session examines PPI methods in more depth, with looking particularly at how to run a PPI focus group. The National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre in partnership with UCLPartners is running a programme of regular award-winning workshops for clinical academic researchers on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research. The workshops, which are supported by the Wellcome Trust and open to researchers working in UCLPartners partnership organisations, are practical and the aim is to build up researchers’ skills in effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities to designing protocols. Please note these workshops are for researchers and concern the active involvement of lay people in the research process and are not about the recruitment of participants to a trial.

Location: Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London,

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 October, 2018 - The Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

Time: -

The Global Symposium on Health Systems Research is organized every two years by Health Systems Global to bring together the full range of players involved in health systems and policy research and practice. The Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2018) will bring together approximately 2,000 health systems researchers, policymakers and practitioners from around the world. Read more about the theme of the Symposium – Advancing Health Systems for All in the SDG Era. By participating in HSR2018 in Liverpool, you will be able to share your unique point of view and innovative ideas on strengthening health systems and engage in dialogue with a diverse community, ranging from high-level policy-makers, researchers and donors to practitioners and advocates on the ground. You will get the chance to learn from, and network with, leading experts; participate in skills building sessions; and discover new tools that will help to increase the impact of your work.

Location: , ACC Liverpool, ,

Contact: General or logistics enquiries

Email: infoHSR2018@zibrant.co.uk

Phone: Please email

9 October, 2018 - Facilitation: how to get the most our of your PPI activities

Time: 14:00:00 - 16:00:00

This session is for anyone looking to run workshops of focus groups. Learn how to get the most out of your meetings. The National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre in partnership with UCLPartners is running a programme of regular award-winning workshops for clinical academic researchers on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research. The workshops, which are supported by the Wellcome Trust and open to researchers working in UCLPartners partnership organisations, are practical and the aim is to build up researchers’ skills in effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities to designing protocols. Please note these workshops are for researchers and concern the active involvement of lay people in the research process and are not about the recruitment of participants to a trial.

Location: Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London,

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 October, 2018 - How to fill in the PPI section of grant form

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

This session is for anyone struggling to work PPI into their funding applications. Learn what funders are looking for, and at what stage of applying for funding you should be seeking patient input. The National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre in partnership with UCLPartners is running a programme of regular award-winning workshops for clinical academic researchers on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research. The workshops, which are supported by the Wellcome Trust and open to researchers working in UCLPartners partnership organisations, are practical and the aim is to build up researchers’ skills in effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities to designing protocols. Please note these workshops are for researchers and concern the active involvement of lay people in the research process and are not about the recruitment of participants to a trial.

Location: Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London,

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 October, 2018 - English Longitudinal Study of Aging (ELSA) Wave 8 Report Launch

Time: 09:00:00 - 16:00:00

This event will feature presentations, posters and discussions that will describe the latest findings from ELSA, providing a unique insight into older people’s lives during a time of significant social, economic and demographic change. Please RSVP for this launch by reserving a ticket on Eventbrite before 28 September 2018. The Eventbrite password is: ELSA2018

Location: The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Contact: ELSA

Email: ELSA@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 October, 2018 - Webinar: Key data - Longitudinal data

Time: 15:00:00 - 16:00:00

Hosted by the UK Data Service, this webinar will introduce the wide range of longitudinal datasets available at the organisation. This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn about the wide range of longitudinal datasets available via the UK Data Service. The Service provides access to various types of longitudinal data. One of these are the British Birth Cohort Studies (e.g. the National Child Development Study 1958 and The Millennium Cohort Study) which follow the same group of children born in a specific year throughout their lives, tracking changes and unravelling the reasons behind them. Another type is the successor of BHPS, Understanding Society, an innovative and world-leading study about lives and its changes in the UK in the 21st century. And finally, there are other studies such as the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing focusing on later life, following certain age cohorts and shedding light on their specific experiences over time.

Location: Online, , ,

Contact: UK Data Service

Email: help@ukdataservice.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)1206 872143

24 October, 2018 - Writing Effective Data Management Plans

Time: 14:00:00 - 15:30:00

This 1½ hour workshop is particularly relevant for researchers who will have to produce a Data Management Plan as part of a funding application. Overview: Research Data Management (RDM) is an increasingly important skill for researchers across all disciplines and career stages. Research funders are increasingly introducing new requirements around Data Management as part of the application process. Often researchers will be asked to produce a Data Management Plan as part of a funding application or be required to share data at the end of a project. This workshop will provide a practical overview of the major issues in RDM including how to meet funder requirements, how to effectively store data during your project, and making decisions about whether to share research data. As part of the workshop participants will begin to develop a data management plan.

Location: TBC, , London,

Contact: Kate Brown

Email: kate.brown@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)203 108 6295

25 October, 2018 - 'Health for All': How relevant is the Alma-Ata Declaration 40 years on?

Time: 12:30:00 - 14:00:00

The Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978 was a major public health milestone of the twentieth century. To coincide with its 40th anniversary, UCL's Faculty of Population Health Sciences is bringing together a panel of experts to discuss what progress has been made and the relevance of the Declaration in 2018. Panellists include Professor Anthony Costello, Professor of International Child Health at UCL and Ex-Director, WHO Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health. Other panellists and chair TBC.

Location: Leolin Price Lecture Theatre, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London,

Contact: Alice Ferns

Email: a.ferns@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

25 October, 2018 - 'Health for All': How relevant is the Alma-Ata Declaration 40 years on?

Time: 12:30:00 - 14:00:00

Organised by UCL Population Health

The 1978 Alma-Ata Declaration was a major public health milestone of the twentieth century. It was the first international declaration stating the importance of primary health care, community action and the determinants of health outside the health system. It also emphasised the right to health and outlined governments' role and responsibilities to the health of their citizens. Forty years on, an Alma- Ata Declaration 2.0 is to be discussed in October at the World Health Assembly in May 2019 and is expected to renew the emphasis on primary care as the main driver of people-centred health systems leading to universal health care. To coincide with the anniversary, UCL's Faculty of Population Health Sciences is bringing together a panel of experts to discuss what progress has been made and the relevance of the Declaration in 2018. Other panellists and chair TBC.

Location: Leolin Price Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guildford Street, London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Alice Ferns

Email: a.ferns@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 203 108 6792

31 October, 2018 - Introduction to Economic Evaluation workshop

Time: -

This one day, hands-on workshop aims to provide an introduction to addressing these challenges. It is run buy the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Academy. The course is aimed at staff in frontline services in the NHS and local governement, who have limited experience of conducting economic evaluations and decision making analysis. After attending this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to undertake your own simple economic evaluation of a local intervention or service, and be able to appraise other evaluations. This worksop is suitable for staff from NHS Trusts, Local Authorities and CCGs who need to evaluate local programmes or service from an economic perspective as part of their work. It is not aimed at academics and/or researchers.

Location: TBC, , London,

Contact: NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Academy

Email: clahrc.academy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 November, 2018 - Advanced Stata: Programming and other techniques to make your life easier

Time: -

A five day course from the Population Studies Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The course is aimed at researchers and other professionals, from any discipline, who regularly use Stata for analysis but want to learn how to work more efficiently. It would be particularly suited to those who are about to embark on large analyses. We will cover a range of topics including: • efficient ways of working using do files commands that allow you to manipulate data and to easily create new summary variables and datasets. • Stata's commands for accessing and outputting results including put excel to send results to Excel, a similar command to send output to Word documents and two simple commands to write text files and Stata datasets containing results. • creating new commands (programs) for Stata. Cost: £1385

Location: , , London,

Contact: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Email: shortcourses@lshtm.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 November, 2018 - Realising aspirations? Gender, ethnicity and job inequalities

Time: 17:00:00 - 19:00:00

Our research shows that even from a very young age, when girls and boys think about what they want to be when they grow up, they tend to go for jobs where their own gender make up most of the workforce. And the jobs girls set their sights on pay on average 27 per cent or £6.49 less per hour than those their male peers aspire to. On the other hand, while ethnic minorities, and particularly minority girls, may have high hopes of a well-paying job, in reality they do not go on to fulfil these aspirations. At this event we will explore recent findings from two national longitudinal studies, funded by the ESRC: the Millennium Cohort Study, which has been following the lives of around 19,000 children born in the UK at the turn of the century, and Next Steps, which is following around 16,000 people now in their late twenties. This event is free to attend but guests must complete the online booking from the link below.

Location: London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE

Contact: Centre for Longitudinal Studies,

Email: cls@ioe.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7612 6875

12 November, 2018 - How to find patient partners, and keep them involved

Time: 11:00:00 - 13:00:00

This session is for anyone looking to involve patients in their research. Learn where to go to find people who will get involved, and how to help them remain engaged. The National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre in partnership with UCLPartners is running a programme of regular award-winning workshops for clinical academic researchers on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research. The workshops, which are supported by the Wellcome Trust and open to researchers working in UCLPartners partnership organisations, are practical and the aim is to build up researchers’ skills in effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities to designing protocols. Please note these workshops are for researchers and concern the active involvement of lay people in the research process and are not about the recruitment of participants to a trial.

Location: Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London,

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 November, 2018 - Building relationships: how to work with patients and the public

Time: 12:00:00 - 14:00:00

This session is for people who are ready to run PPI activities. Learn how to work sensitively with patients and the wider public, including language barriers and making PPI accessible The National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre in partnership with UCLPartners is running a programme of regular award-winning workshops for clinical academic researchers on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research. The workshops, which are supported by the Wellcome Trust and open to researchers working in UCLPartners partnership organisations, are practical and the aim is to build up researchers’ skills in effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities to designing protocols. Please note these workshops are for researchers and concern the active involvement of lay people in the research process and are not about the recruitment of participants to a trial.

Location: Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London,

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 November, 2018 - Intro to PPI: what can PPI do for you?

Time: 14:30:00 - 16:30:00

This session is for people who are ready to run PPI activities. Learn how to work sensitively with patients and the wider public, including language barriers and making PPI accessible The National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre in partnership with UCLPartners is running a programme of regular award-winning workshops for clinical academic researchers on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research. The workshops, which are supported by the Wellcome Trust and open to researchers working in UCLPartners partnership organisations, are practical and the aim is to build up researchers’ skills in effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities to designing protocols. Please note these workshops are for researchers and concern the active involvement of lay people in the research process and are not about the recruitment of participants to a trial.

Location: Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London,

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

21 November, 2018 - Writing Effective Data Management Plans

Time: 14:00:00 - 15:30:00

This 1½ hour workshop is particularly relevant for researchers who will have to produce a Data Management Plan as part of a funding application. Overview: Research Data Management (RDM) is an increasingly important skill for researchers across all disciplines and career stages. Research funders are increasingly introducing new requirements around Data Management as part of the application process. Often researchers will be asked to produce a Data Management Plan as part of a funding application or be required to share data at the end of a project. This workshop will provide a practical overview of the major issues in RDM including how to meet funder requirements, how to effectively store data during your project, and making decisions about whether to share research data. As part of the workshop participants will begin to develop a data management plan.

Location: TBC, , London,

Contact: Kate Brown

Email: kate.brown@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)203 108 6295

27 November, 2018 - Lunch Hour Lecture: What Can the ONS Longitudinal Study Tell Us about Time Travel and about the Force?

Time: 13:10:00 - 13:55:00

The ONS Longitudinal Study is a sample of around 1% of persons in England and Wales, drawn from the decennial census. The sample comprises all people born on four (undisclosed) days spread through the year. Sample members’ census records from 1971 through to 2011 are linked together. This lecture describes the study for those who have not used it before – and explains how to apply to use it – by drawing on two examples. Firstly, we consider the film Back To The Future, and ask ‘what can the census tell us about time-travel?’. Mirroring the plot structure as far as we can, we compare the outcomes of people who were teenagers in the mid-1950s and people who were teenagers in the mid-1980s. Secondly, we turn to the Star Wars films, and consider the extent of faith of people who indicated in the 2001 Census that they followed the Jedi religion. Does the option to self-identify as Jedi encourage people to complete a census return, when otherwise they might not have done so?

Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre , Darwin Building, access via Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Laurie Michel-Hutteau

Email: events@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

29 November, 2018 - People, pathways and policy: findings from the CLS Research Programme

Time: 09:30:00 - 18:30:00

This one day event from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies is an opportunity to hear evidence from a major programme of research examining and comparing the lives and experiences of thousands of individuals across the UK, from multiple generations. We will share brand new insights, and ask what these mean for public policy today. Our Cross Cohort Research Programme is a major initiative, using data from our own four cohort studies and other UK studies, to understand how our lives unfold and what can help improve people’s chances in life. Incorporating seven projects, the programme has explored many themes relevant to policy makers and practitioners, including: - The long-term implications of childhood mental ill health - The rising prevalence of obesity - The link between parents’ wealth and their children’s own life chances

Location: Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JJ

Contact: Jennie Blows

Email: j.blows@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

30 November, 2018 - 2nd World AIDS Day at the Crick

Time: 14:00:00 - 18:00:00

World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. Come and join us at the Francis Crick Institute on Friday afternoon for a journey to discover how basic research can lead to HIV treatments, to catch up with recent updates on HIV vaccines, and to learn how new prevention strategies can help stop the spread of HIV.

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road , London, NW1 1AT

Contact: The Francis Crick Institute

Email: info@crick.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3796 0000

6 December, 2018 - Save the date: CLOSER collaborative conference about the UK’s longitudinal studies: challenges and solutions

Time: 10:00:00 - 17:00:00

On 6 December 2018, CLOSER will host a one-day collaborative conference at the Wellcome Trust. Its focus will be on identifying the best ways to tackle the key challenges facing longitudinal population studies. Two plenary sessions in the morning will focus on: Improving access to administrative/ linkage data; and Improving engagement with policy makers Two parallel sessions in the afternoon will focus on: Integrating new forms of data collection/ Future directions in cross-study harmonisation; and Demonstrating the impact of longitudinal studies/ Developing an overarching longitudinal biosample strategy After the meeting, CLOSER will circulate a report summarising the outcomes from the discussions; in addition, we will identify a number of small working groups to investigate certain areas covered in the meeting and identify key recommendations. If you would like to be notified when further details about this event are available, please email Jennie Blows (details below).

Location: Wellcome Trust, , London,

Contact: ennie Blows

Email: j.blows@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7331 5102

8 April, 2019 - Save the date - Behaviour Change for Health: Digital & Beyond 2019

Time: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00

Save the date! More information to follow.

Location: , 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: Centre for Behaviour Change

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 5497