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Running a PPI group during the pandemic using ZOOM – Practical Tips




This event will take place online via Zoom.

Speaker: Elizabeth Ball

Series: Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research Seminar

The Centre for Maternal and Child Health at the School of Health Science, City, University of London welcomes Elizabeth Ball to discuss their finding on Running a PPI group during the pandemic using Zoom – Practical tips as part of the research seminar series.

The current Covid pandemic has changed our way of working, especially activities that previously involved face to face contact. Nevertheless, we still need to obtain the input from patients and the public as part of our pre-grant or grant work.

I had to move a number of PPI workshops for my current NIHR grant, (CRESCENDO, developing an algorithm to predict surgical response in endometriosis patients) to a virtual platform using zoom. This technology has benefits (e.g. good attendance and working from home) but also challenges (e.g. sensing the mood of the participants). I am looking forward to sharing my experience and providing a simple ‘cooking recipe’ for first timers.

About the Speaker

"I am and an Honorary Reader at City, University of London and a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Royal London Hospital, Bartshealth NHS Trust, where I lead the endometriosis centre and the outpatient hysteroscopy unit.

My research interests interweave my clinical interests as a front-line doctor with patients’ experience of gynaecological care. I have researched coping strategies in acute and chronic pain, such as listening to music and mindfulness meditation. Another research interest is enabling patients to make autonomous choices about their care, such as a patient-produced video to aid consent for awake hysteroscopy (with Rose Coates) and the algorithm CRESCENDO to individually predict pain relief after laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis."

Please bring your own lunch and refreshments to this virtual seminar 🙂

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When and where

12.30pm - 2.30pmMonday 19th October 2020