Communicating Benefits and Risks in Health Information (London) - Wed 10 October 2018

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The Patient Information Forum is delighted to be holding an event on Communicating Benefits and Risks in Health Information on Wednesday 10 October 2018 in London. A draft agenda for the day can be viewed below:

09.15 – 9.45        Registration, refreshments and networking

9.45 – 10.00        Welcome                    

10.00 – 10.30      Enhancing the use of scientific evidence
Claire Cope – Policy Manager, The Academy of Medical Sciences

10.30 – 11.00      Communicating potential benefits and harms
Dr Alexandra Freeman - Executive Director, Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, Cambridge University

Alex will give a brief summary of what is known about the best and worst ways to communicate numbers, using examples from our work in medical contexts and the work being done around the world in surgical consent and communication as much as possible.

11.00 – 11.30      Decision aids at National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Andy Hutchinson - Medicines Education Technical Adviser, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

11.30 – 12.00      Refreshment break following the rules of Speeding Networking

12.00 – 12.30      MS Decisions - the balance between risk / side effect and efficacy in disease modifying drugs for MS
Janice Sykes – Information Management Officer, MS Trust

12.30 – 1.00        Reducing the risk of dementia
Andrew Grey - Writer/Editor, Alzheimer’s Society

1.00 – 1.45          LUNCH

1.45 – 2.15          Practical session – What are your challenges and solutions for communicating benefits and harms in health information?

2.15 – 2.45          Speaker to be confirmed 

2.45 – 3.15          Speaker to be confirmed
Richard Wyatt-Haines – Health & Care Videos  - to be confirmed

3.15 – 3.30          REFRESHMENT BREAK

3.30 – 4.00          Title to be confirmed
Emily Jesper-Mir - Head of Partnerships and Governance, Sense about Science

4.00 – 4.30          Title to be confirmed
Prof Steven Chapman - Professor of Prescribing Studies and Head of Medicines Optimisation School of Pharmacy, Keele University

4.30                     Sum up and close 


Delegate fees for the event are as follows:

£150+VAT for PIF members (PIF members should login to the website to see the PIF member rate)

£225+VAT for non-PIF members (this includes a complementary 1-year individual membership to PIF)

You can register to attend the event below.

We hope you can join us!

The PIF Team

Royal College of Anaesthetists
Churchill House, 35 Red Lion Square
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Date: 10 October 2018

Start Time: 9:30 am
End Time: 4:30 pm

Price: £270.00

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