Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO
CCBIO Research School / Neuro-SysMed Research School

CCBIONeur910: Patient and Public Involvement in Medical and Health Research, 2024

The course aims to inspire increased user participation in research trials and will present methods on how to involve user representatives. This is highly relevant to all biomedical research fields, and Patient and Public Involvement is documented to positively impact the relevance and efficacy in medical research.

Doctor discussing with a patient.

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The main objective of the course is to develop the participants’ capacity to assess and convey the value of patient and public involvement in general, as well as promoting productive user involvement in their own research projects.

The course is a collaboration between CCBIONeuro-SysMed, REMEDY, NorHEAD, MATRIX, NorCRIN and FORMI, and the project is supported by the Dam Foundation through Nasjonalforeningen for folkehelsen. Nina Jebsen (CCBIO), Kjell-Morten Myhr (Neuro-SysMed) and Tone Skår (Neuro-SysMed and VIS) are academic responsible for the course. Administrative coordinators are Irini Ktoridou-Valen (irini.ktoridou-valen@helse-bergen.no), Rasmus Olai Collett Humlevik (Rasmus.Humlevik@uib.no), Gard Johanson (gard.johanson@uib.no) and Anna Rubiolo (anna.rubiolo@uib.no).

The course spans over 3 days (April 17-19, 2024), and will combine plenary discussions and group sessions involving user representatives and patient organizations, with presentations from national and international lecturers.

The primary language will be Norwegian, in order to facilitate communication with the patient representatives.

When: April 17–19, 2024

Place: On-site participation, room at EITRI, campus Haukeland University Hospital.

Program: See preliminary program on this link.

Registration: through Studentweb with deadline February 1, 2024. Please register in Studentweb if you are already enrolled at the UiB.

Available for non-ECTS participation: Yes, on this registration link. Note: limited number of seats. In case of very many registrations, we might need to consider the group of participants after the deadline. Students at the CCBIO and Neuro-SysMed research schools will have priority, as will students from the partner organizations. Patient representatives/user organizations are encouraged to register and will be allocated a limited number of seats. 

No course fee.

Study points: 2 ECTS.

Read more at the student pages.