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PPI Conference taking place in run-up to Science on Screen Deadline

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This Wednesday, May 1st, a conference on PPI (Public Patient Involvement) takes place in NUI Galway. This is a great opportunity for filmmakers who are interested in applying for Science on Screen 2019 to learn more about this year’s subject of PPI and it is FREE for filmmakers to attend. The day-long event takes place at the ILAS building in NUI Galway and commences at 10am until 4pm. Speakers include members of the public, scientists and team members from PPI Ignite and the HRB CTNI. The programme is attached HERE.

This year, CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices and Galway Film Centre are delighted to partner with the HRB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland and PPI Ignite @ NUI Galway for Science on Screen 2019. The Science on Screen project will 100% fund one 26 minute film with a budget of €35,000.

PPI refers to Public and Patient Involvement, which means that people who are likely to be affected by new treatments or programmes developed through research are directly involved in planning and shaping decisions about the research. PPI Ignite @ NUI Galway aims to bring about a culture change in how healthcare research is conducted across the University, supporting researchers to enable the public and patient voice to guide their research.

Science on Screen has been running since 2016 and has seen the production of four documentaries on topics ranging from Parkinson’s Disease to Tendon Injury to Diabetes and Stroke. The films have travelled the world, had 8 national broadcasts and reached an audience of one million.

Register to attend the event HERE (Filmmakers select ‘Members of the Public’)

The deadline for application for Science on Screen 2019 is 2pm on Thursday the 9th May 2019.

More information on the scheme here:

Link to Info day presentations HERE

How to Apply HERE

For more information, please contact:

Jade Murphy

Galway Film Centre



Mary Deely



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