PMR and GCA Research Hits the Road!

Ever wondered what research is going on in the world of PMR and GCA? Your UK national charity, PMRGCAuk is bringing patients, public and researchers together in an exciting series of free research roadshows around the country in 2017. The first ones will be:

Southend 15 February - Prof Dasgupta and his team

Bristol 7 March - Dr Jo Robson, Prof Kirwan and team

Birmingham 9 March - Dr Sue Mollan and team

Keele 23 March - Prof Christian Mallen and team

Leeds 30 March - Dr Sarah Mackie and team

Each roadshow will be focusing on research being carried out in the local university and teaching hospital, but will also look at the wider picture. And each roadshow will have a special theme. This is really a fantastic opportunity for patients and researchers to learn from each other! You can find more information and reserve your place on this link

The roadshows project is supported by the Wellcome Foundation.

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  • KateGilbert

    Kate, the link's not working on iPhone

    Mrs Nails

  • Just tried to book Southend, link not working.


  • Hi daw50

    It's just popped up on my Facebook Page

    This is the link & it works, I've booked for Birmingham.

    Mrs Nails ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿผ

  • Hi Mrs Nails

    Thank you for the info, I have booked my place in Southend using the Facebook link.


  • I've booked for Birmingham, it's about 95miles but I think it will be well worth it!

    Best Wishes ๐Ÿ’

  • I'm so jealous!! Wish I lived on your side of the pond!!

  • Me too.

  • Thanks for extra information Mrs Nails - have booked for Birmingham. X

  • May see you there Jackoh

    Mrs Nails ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿผ

  • Yes that would be good! I shall be wearing a white carnation in my button hole!! Only joking๐Ÿ˜œ!!

    X Jackie

  • Mine will be red! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Will be in touch nearer the time & see if we can catch up

    Mrs N ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿผ

  • Great x

  • Any plans for a Scottish roadshow?

  • Hi. We are looking into the possibilities for the autumn.

  • we are actually booked into BRISTOL that day on holiday .Have tried to click on the link supplied and i cannot access the site.Is there anyway we can try and get information about where and when the roadshow is?

  • Hi denny-g

    I saw this link on Facebook & l booked through that.

    Hope it works

    Mrs Nails ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿผ

  • thanks MrsNails have tried the link and have managed to book bristol once again many thanks

  • Great, it'll be useful if a good few of us can make it to one of them & we may come back with some info!

    Mrs N ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿผ

  • Hi. With Bristol we are confirming details with the hospital and anyone who reserves a place will soon be getting an email with all the information.

  • KateGilbert

    Hi Kate

    I have my tickets for Birmingham, presumably they will send more info nearer the time as to location etc?



  • Yes. Emails will come out soon with all the information you need about venue, travel, parking etc. Looking forward to meeting you!

  • What a shame you're not visiting a 'high elderly population' like Eastbourne. After all these afflictions are most common among them, aren't they?

    Let's hope a bit more is added to the jigsaw of these horrible conditions though, wherever the venue.

  • .... and Norfolk.

    Any chance of a summary of all going on the website. Even if you go to one of the days it focuses on the local picture.

  • Hi Granny-b. We have a videographer working on the material we are collecting as we go around and we have lots of ideas about what to do with it. Eventually it will all be available in a free online course.

  • Thanks Kate. I thought you would have something in the pipeline.

  • Hi Mega - we are starting off visiting areas where research is taking place. After that later in the year we will have another series going to major rheumatology centres.

  • Thank you for your reply and info Kate. 6 years and counting and I'm beginning to get disheartened! I don't expect another reply though.

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