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:

09.30 – 10.00      Registration, refreshments and networking

10.00 – 10.15      Welcome
TBC - Non-Executive Director, Patient Information Forum

10.15 – 10.45      Patient perspective - PReCePT: Prevention of Cerebral Palsy in PreTerm Labour
To be confirmed

10.45 – 11.15      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.

11.15 – 11.30      Update from the Patient Information Forum
Sophie Randall – Project and Partnership Manager, Patient Information Forum

Find out more about PIF's recent project on the Perfect Patient Information Journey.

11.30 – 12.00      Refreshment break following the rules of Speeding Networking
This will be your opportunity to connect with attendees and share experiences.

Spend 3-4 minutes talking to someone you have not met before, and then move on to someone new.

12.00 – 12.30      Enhancing the use of scientific evidence
Claire Cope – Policy Manager, The Academy of Medical Sciences

12.30 – 1.00        Decision aids at, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Andy Hutchinson - Medicines Education Technical Adviser, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

1.00 – 1.45          LUNCH 

1.45 – 2.30          Practical session
What are your challenges and solutions for communicating benefits and harms in health information?

2.30 – 3.00          Reducing the risk of dementia
Andrew Grey - Writer/Editor, Alzheimer’s Society

3.00 – 3.20          REFRESHMENT BREAK

3.20 – 3.50          To be confirmed 

3.50 – 4.20          To be confirmed

 4.20 – 4.30          Sum up and close
 TBC - Non-Executive Director, Patient Information Forum


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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