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MRCG Seminar: Evidence for Advocacy

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Carmelite Community Centre

56 Aungier St

D02 R598 Dublin

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The Medical Research Charities Group invites you to attend a seminar on

'Evidence for Advocacy'

Patient-focused charities and other community organisations increasingly seek to be guided in their activities by evidence. In parallel, policy makers now regularly insist on evidence from those who are advocating for improved services and access to care. How do we undertake meaningful research though and how do we make it count so that it has impact for the populations we support?

This seminar will feature speakers from research, policy and PR backgrounds and will address questions such as:

  • What types of research can charities effectively undertake themselves?

  • When is it a good idea to partner with an academic group?

  • How can we make best use of the evidence we generate to strengthen our case with decision-makers?

Patient organisations will have plenty of discussion time with the experts, to allow them to get to the heart of the issues they are currently experiencing or to learn about how they might be involved in advocacy in the future.


Agenda - Evidence for Advocacy Seminar, May 30th, 2019


09.00am Registration and Networking Opportunities

09.30am Welcome from the Medical Research Charities Group Chair

Suzanne McCormack - Chair, MRCG & CEO, Irish Thoracic Society

09.45am Opening Address

Dr Síle Lane - Head of International Campaigns and Policy, Sense About Science

10.00am Packaging your evidence and ensuring impact

Don Delaney - Director, D2 Communications

10.20am What policy makers want

Dr Teresa Maguire - Principal Officer, Research Office, Department of Health

10.40am What options do charities have when conducting research?

Edel Murphy - Programme Manager, PPI Ignite, NUI Galway

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11.00am Coffee Break and Networking Opportunity

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MRCG Member Case Studies

11.30am Dr Sinead Hickey - Research Manager, DEBRA Ireland

11.40am Peter Murphy - CEO, Epilepsy Ireland

11.50am Geraldine Kelly - CEO, Alpha-1 Foundation

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12.00pm Panel Discussion

Chair: Dr Avril Kennan - CEO, Medical Research Charities Group

Dr Síle Lane, Don Delaney, Dr Teresa Maguire, Edel Murphy

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13.00pm Meeting Close


Early registration for this event would be much appreciated to ascertain numbers.

Representatives from MRCG member charities may attend this event free of charge.

Charges apply for non members.

Closing date for registration is Tuesday, May 28th

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