9th Public and Patient Involvement Summer School

Mon Jun 17 2024 at 09:00 am to Tue Jun 18 2024 at 01:30 pm

Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick | Limerick

9th Public and Patient Involvement Summer School
The PPI Summer School is designed for people who want to share knowledge and learn more about public and patient involvement in research.
About this Event

The University of Limerick Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) Summer School is designed for people who would like to share and increase knowledge about public and patient involvement in research. The aim is to come together for learning, discussion, networking and relationship building. We welcome participation from a broad range of people including researchers, community and patient organisations, students, PPI contributors, funders, health service providers & policy makers.

The PPI Summer School is a mix of keynote talks and interactive workshops. It is suitable for anyone new to PPI and for those who are more experienced, with various workshops pitched at different levels of experience with PPI.

We are committed to making the PPI Summer School as accessible, egalitarian, diversified and inclusive as possible. If you have any specific requirements or questions, please email [email protected]

<h4>DAY 1 PROGRAMME, 17th June 2024*</h4>

9.15 – 10.00am - Registration at the Kemmy School Foyer

10.00 - 10.10am - Summer School Opening Welcome

10.10 -10.40am - Keynote 1 - Dr Simon Denegri (The Academy of Medical Sciences)

10.40 – 11.00 - Peer & large group discussion

11.00 –11.30am - Tea/coffee

11.30am – 1.30pm - Parallel Sessions 1

Choose from one of the following workshops:

  1. Introduction to Participatory Health Research for PPI - Dr Jon Salsberg, UL & Alison Johnson (PPI Contributor)
  2. Resources Dilemma café – Dr Lucy Whiston (DCU), TBC (University of Galway), TBC (Health Research Charities Ireland)
  3. Facilitation Skills in PPI groups though an EDI lens - Dr Ruth McMenamin & Martha Killilea, University of Galway

1.30pm - 2.30pm - Lunch

2.30pm– 4.30pm - ‘Using Evidence for Advocacy - how can PPI in research impact policy?’ - Lightening Talks & Group Discussion facilitated by Dr Avril Kennan (HRCI) – panel TB

4.30pm - Group Photo

5pm - Summer School Barbeque

<h4>DAY 2 PROGRAMME, 18th June 2024*</h4>

9.15 – 10.00 - Keynote 2 - 'Power and Participatory Research' - Dr Kim Ozano (The SCL Agency - Innovative community engagement)

10.00– 11.30 - Parallel Sessions 2

Choose from one of the following workshops:

  1. ‘Music, Singing and Arts-Based Research’ - Prof Helen Phelan & Dr Fran Garry (UL)
  2. Holding researchers to account: participatory steering group in pressure ulcer research, Dr Jess Drinkwater (University of Manchester) & Dr Delia Muir (University of Leeds)
  3. Exploring and Tackling Ethical Issues in Participatory Research – Virginia Minogue & Dr Jon Salsberg (UL)

11.30– 11.45 - Tea & Coffee

11.45 – 12.45 - Parallel Sessions 3

Choose from one of the following workshops:

  1. Incorporating PPI in a grant application Dr Anne Cody (Health Research Board) – & patient partner who sits on evaluation panel (TBC)
  2. Participatory research toolkit: creative research methods for meaningful engagement -Dr Kim Ozano (The SCL Agency - Innovative community engagement) and Lorna Kerin (UL)
  3. PPI in Doctoral studies- Guidance from the Collaborative Doctoral Programme in Chronic Disease Prevention – Edel Burton (HRB SPHeRE PhD Scholar at UCC)

12.45 – 1.15pm Whole room discussion

1.15pm - Closing comments

1.30pm - Lunch

*Please note: Programme subject to change

Full programme and bios - available here soon

Event Photos

Picture: Main entrance of the Kemmy Business School


The event will be held on the ground floor of the Kemmy Business School, which is building n.28 here on the UL Campus Map

There is 2 free car parks available near by: Car Park n.21 and n. 23 - Follow this link to access the Parking map.

Quiet Break Room: There is a designated quiet break room for anyone who needs a quiet break.


On-Campus Accommodation: We have secured a number of rooms in Cappavilla Student Village (Number 38 on the UL Campus map found on the above link) allocated for the Summer School to be booked directly through UL Accommodation. The cost of this on-campus self-catering is58 per night. Please follow this link to book your room. Please note the closest free car parks are P25 to P28. From Capavilla to Kemmy Business School is a 10m walking distance if you take the beautiful Living Bridge trail (see n.31 on the map above).

Off Campus accommodation:

Castletroy Park Hotel - we have limited rooms reserved at a rate of €119 B&B per night. The reference number is 519847. To secure your room send an email to [email protected] and provide the reservation number referred.

Kilmurry Lodge Hotel - we have limited rooms researved.

Classic Double Room for Single Occupancy B&B

16th June: €120

17th June: €150

The above rates are valid until Friday May 10th. The online discount code is PPI24 . This code is only valid in the official Kilmurry website and the PPI Summer School Rate must be booked in order for discount to be applied. Follow this link for the discount

Other options:

TRAVELODGE: 10m drive from UL Kemmy Business School. Contact: [email protected] or call 061 603 500

LIMERICK STRAND HOTEL: located in the City Centre, 5m walk from 304/A bus stops. Website WWW.STRANDHOTELLIMERICK.IE

Event Photos

Picture 2- Cappavilla Village, UL Accommodation


Details of how to get to UL from Shannon/Dublin/Cork Airports are available

cheap bus journeys via Route 300 M7 Express: Dublin - Limerick - Ennis - Killarney which stops at the University of Limerick (Online Booking offers discounts & guaranteed seats)

Main Limerick City Centre bus service (allows Leap Card use) 304 & 304A are the main bus for in and out of the University of Limerick. Access Limerick bus map here.

Above buses stop at the Student Centre in UL (number 16 on the Campus Map).

Midlands to Limerick: goes from Limerick Bus Station to Athlone Bus Station, the Hurlers Bus stop is second last and is a 15-minute walk from the University.

Cork – Limerick – Galway: stops at Cork/Limerick/Galway bus station

Train: Iarnród Éireann: Colbert Station is Limerick’s local station and is in the City Centre. The 304/304A bus service go from Colbert Station to the University of Limerick.


Free Now (mytaxi) is an app you can download on your phone for booking taxis

Plassey Cabs – 061 336 336

Treaty Cabs – 061 415 544

Limerick Taxis – Book online or call 061 417 417/061 31 88 44


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Plassey Avenue, Limerick, Ireland


EUR 50.00 to EUR 160.00

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