Researchers within the IMSR participate, as well as organise, many public engagement opportunities for community, patient and charity groups throughout the year. These include, but are not limited to:
- Lab tours and facility visits
- Public talks, Q&A webinars and workshops
- Community festivals and hospital showcase events
- Creative science-art exhibitions and collaborative artist residencies
- Open days and summer schools for young people
**Covid-19: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, most of our public engagement activities are on hold for the time being. However, we are running some online activities such as public webinars and Q&As. See below for details.**
UPCOMING EVENTS (in chronological order):
PCOS Awareness Month: No thanks, Aunty!
Wednesday 22nd of September 2021 at 6 pm GMT
Join members of the DAISy-PCOS leadership team for a light hearted discussion event which will explore what it feels like to manage PCOS symptoms whilst also navigating the attitudes and advice of others – who are not always so helpful! The event will have a focus on weight gain and excess facial hair, as well as the experiences of some women with South-Asian heritage. The event is however open to people of all backgrounds and it aims to be a safe space for sharing experiences and ways of coping.
Register now for No Thanks, Aunty! at tinyurl.com/w7vurme2
PCOS Awareness Month: Emotions, Experiences & Expectation (Saturday 25th September at 2.30 pm BST)
Join DAISy-PCOS and PCOS Club India for a collaborative event marking Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month. Free. Online. Worldwide. All Welcome!
This 90 minute webinar will briefly introduce some of the latest PCOS research projects underway at the Institute of Metabolism & Systems Research, University of Birmingham . Including the national DAISy-PCOS programme lead by Professor Wiebke Arlt and funded through the generous support of the Wellcome Trust. For this year’s event we have decided to focus our main discussion on the topic of PCOS and Emotional Wellbeing – as we receive a lot of interest in this topic in particular. This event is suitable for anyone with an interest in knowing more about PCOS. You may have or suspect you have PCOS yourself or you may know others affected by it.
SIMBA PCOS (Saturday 18th September, 10am – 15:00pm)
SIMBA is delighted to organise the SIMBA PCOS event in September. SIMBA is a real-time simulation based medical training programme using WhatsApp® and Zoom®. This one-of-a-kind educational session is open to both doctors in training and patients with PCOS. SIMBA PCOS is the first virtual session to include participants from the general public. DAISy-PCOS is pleased to be a partner for this event, alongside charities and other learned organizations and societies.
As there are limited spaces and this is an intensive all day event, we need to ensure those who sign up can definitely commit to the training event. For this reason, members of the public should be nominated through one of the charities: Verity, PCOS Club India and PCOS Vitality. Please contact the charities for more information.
Medical professionals should register directly through SIMBA. Please note registration for medical professionals opens on August 26th and these events tend to fill up quickly, so please sign up early to avoid disappointment.
All participants will be guided through 4 clinical cases with the aim of bridging knowledge gaps in the management and diagnosis of PCOS. Find out more on the SIMBA website.