PPIE in 2021 and next year activities

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It has been a busy year for the CPR Spine PPIE Group. We had plenty of projects to discuss in 2021. Some of our groups were personally involved in grant applications for future studies and we heard results of work that is now complete. Unfortunately, all the PPIE events this year had to take place remotely by Zoom. Although remote meetings can be an efficient way of meeting – and will probably still be an option for post-COVID PPIE meetings – I think we are all looking forward to the option of face-to-face events, and the friendly, informal conversations that often take place over a cup of tea and a biscuit!

The last CPR Spine PPIE Group meeting was held via Zoom on Friday 8th October 2021. We had a special guest presenting at this meeting: Professor Adrian Gardner, Consultant Spinal Surgeon and Research Lead at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham. Prof. Gardner was keen to gain the opinion of our PPIE Group members on a forthcoming grant application for an important clinical trial on back pain.

The next CPR Spine PPIE Group meeting is due to take place in early February 2022. Once again, it will take place remotely, via Zoom. We have yet to confirm the exact time for the meeting, but it will take place in the afternoon.

If you are interested in taking part in one or more of our PPIE Group meetings, please email cprspineppi@contacts.bham.ac.uk for more information.

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