June conferences round-up


Several members of the Alleviate team have been busy over the last few weeks as conference season ramps up.

Alleviate Deputy Director Gordon Milligan attended OHDSI Europe Symposium in Rotterdam. This conference was titled “Scaling up reliable evidence across Europe” and took place in the rather unique setting of the SS Rotterdam, a former ocean liner which now operates as a hotel and events venue. Our poster on the OMOP data standard attracted a lot of interest.

Gordon displaying our poster at OHDSI

Alleviate Director Dr. Christian Cole attended the British Pain Society (BPS) Annual Scientific Meeting in Nottingham. Chris presented the initial results from the UK National Pain Survey, which Alleviate ran for the first time last year in collaboration with Pain UK and Chronic Pain Australia. The full title of the poster was “How lived experience can inform and direct pain projects: the Alleviate Pain Data Hub as a case study”.

Alleviate's poster "How lived experience can inform and direct pain project: Alleviate Pain Data Hub as a case study" displayed at the APDP conference

Chris was also in attendance at the APDP Annual Conference in Nottingham alongside Alleviate’s Data Engineer Erum Masood, PPIE Coordinator Judith Fisher and PPIE members Antony, Kausar and Irene. Chris again presented our poster on the pain survey results while Erum presented a poster entitled “The Alleviate Advanced Pain Discovery Platform Data Hub”.   

Kausar, Antony and Irene wearing their Alleviate hoodies

It was great to hear from some many people with lived experience of pain at the conference. We considered issues around diversity and how we ensure the voices of a range of people is heard within our research. There was a lot to take away and consider

Judith Fisher, Alleviate PPIE Coordinator

After a very busy spell, a number of the team will be taking a well-earned break during the next few weeks. Remember that you can subscribe to our newsletter to join our community and you can follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with all of our latest news and events.  

The Alleviate Pain Data Hub is a £2M collaborative project funded by a consortium of funders including Versus Arthritis and the UK Medical Research Council. The project is led by the University of Dundee and involves partners from across the UK. Alleviate is one of nine HDR UK Health Data Research Hubs.

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