Outreach - public engagement events

Joining the dots between scientific research and real-life medical conditions is quite challenging for many people, so we try hard to engage with the public and charitable organisations to explain how we go about our research and what we are trying to achieve.

Our outreach events aren't all one-sided; we are keen to hear about what issues healthcare providers and charitable organisations are facing, the difficulties that sufferers are experiencing, what they expect from scientists and how we can help them to understand the process.

Such engagements help us to plan our research and seek new applications to best meet the needs of patients.

Outreach events 2013-2016

Engagement events organised or attended to interact directly with the public.

2016
Mellough CB
Invited presenting scientist at the Northern Alliance RP meeting, Newcastle, 19th November 2016.

Mellough CB, Collin JC
Invited presenting scientists at the RPFB patient information event, Aberdeen, 15th September 2016.

Lako M, Mellough CB, Steel DH
Organisers (CBM and ML) of and speakers (ML, CBM, DS) at the Newcastle RP Patient Information Day, 8th June 2016.

Hallam D, Buskin A, Chichagova V, Felemban M
Volunteer helpers at the RPFB patient information day and conference, IGM, June 8th 2016.

Lako M
Keynote Speaker at the Annual RP Fighting Blindness Scientific Symposium, 18th June 2016.

Mellough CB, Hallam D, Zhu L, Chichagova V
Invited presenting scientists at the Northern Alliance RP Meeting, Newcastle, 16th April 2016.

Prof Majlinda Lako and Dr Carla Mellough attending the 40th anniversary of RP Fighting Blindness at 10 Downing Street on 28 June 2016, and hosted by Samantha Cameron.
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2015
Steel DH
'Retinal repair with stem cells' North East England regional postgraduate seminar July 2015.

Hunt NC
Volunteer for 'Meet the Patient' session, 6th Form open Day, Centre for Life, 15th July 2015.

Mellough CB
Invited presenting scientist at the Northern Alliance Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) Meeting, Newcastle, 6th June 2015.

Steel DH
Novartis Future of Ophthalmology event, London, June 2015 'iPSC - potential and potential problems'.

Steel DH
Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress 'Induced pluripotent stem cells-potential for retinal repair and modelling' Liverpool, May 2015.

Steel DH
Yorkshire retina Society, Leeds Retinal repair with stem cells, March 2015.

Mellough CB
Invited presenting scientist at the Northern Alliance RP Meeting, Newcastle, 28th February 2015.

Mellough CB, Hallam D, Chichagova V
Session chair (CBM) and 'Meet the scientist' presenting scientists (CBM, DH, VC) at the Rare Diseases 'Genetics Matters' Event, Newcastle, 27th February 2015.

2014
Mellough CB
Presenter at the RP Fighting Blindness (RPFB) Patient Information Day, City Hospital, Birmingham, 9th October 2014.

Mellough CB, Chichagova V
Volunteer presenters at the 'Meet the Scientist' event, Gunther von Hagen's Body Worlds Vital Exhibition, Newcastle, 14th September 2014.

Mellough CB
Conference organiser and presenter at the RPFB Information Event, IGM, International Centre for Life, Newcastle, 10th September 2014.

Steel DH, Hallam D, Chichagova V
Presenters, RPFB Information Event, Newcastle, 10th September 2014.

Steel DH
Scotland Ocular Stem cell Meeting, Edinburgh, September 2014.

Lako , Collin JC
Speakers at the annual research day organised by Macular Disease society UK, 4th June 2014, London.

Lako M
Keynote Speaker at the Annual RP Fighting Blindness Scientific Symposium, 21st June 2014.

Hunt NC
Presenter at RPFB event in conjunction with Sight Village Scotland, Glasgow, 22nd April 2014.

Mellough CB
Presenter, RPFB visit, IGM, Newcastle, 25th June 2014.

Steel DH
Macular Society 'Top Doctors' Program, Glasgow, May 2014.

Steel DH
North of England Optometric Society Meeting, Durham March 2014.

Steel DH
North East of England Ophthalmology Post grad meeting, Newcastle, March 2014.

Steel DH
East of Scotland Ophthalmology Post grad meeting Edinburgh, February 2014.

2013
Lako M, Mellough CB, Steel DH
'Seeing with stem cells', presenters at the RPFB patient day, Newcastle City Council, 4th October 2013.

Mellough CB
Volunteer presenter, British Science Festival, Newcastle, 7th September 2013.

Steel DH
West of Scotland Ophthalmology Post grad meeting, Glasgow December 2013.

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