Better Together: The Evidence Behind the Headlines

Better Together: The Evidence Behind the Headlines

A Group Consultation Public Engagement Event on Care and Research.

Date: Wednesday 19 June 2019

Time: 13:30-15:30

Location: Baddiley-Clark Seminar Room, Baddiley-Clark Building, Newcastle University, Richardson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4AX

The MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) is a collaboration between researchers and clinicians at the University of Liverpool, University of Sheffield and Newcastle University. We are funded by the Medical Research Council and Arthritis Research UK. 

The MRC Festival takes place every year where MRC-funded units, centres and institutes will be showcasing their work through events and activities around the UK and Africa.

Join us in Newcastle for a series of talks on medical research and take part in a unique Group Consultation where you will be able to see how this model of care works and why many patients prefer it, are empowered by it and are supported to become experts about their health problems. 

You can ask questions about healthcare problems and the latest research you have seen in the newspapers. Group consultations allow a two-way discussion about research, so some of our students, junior scientists and leading researchers will talk briefly in lay terms about their work and how it impacts on your everyday life, including where this might lead to new treatments and what research you might take part in locally for common problems like osteoarthritis.

Talks will include:

Overview of CIMA and its core aims - John Loughlin, CIMA Director (Newcastle) and Principal Investigator
Food, exercise and healthy ageing - Ellie Hayes, MRes/PhD student)
Our genes and our joints - Ellie Parker, Postdoctoral Scientist
Lab experiments to enhance surgical treatments of arthritis - Tony Sorial, Academic Clinical Fellow
microRNA as a molecular clock- Tania Jones

Refreshments will be provided.