Thank you to everyone who came along to our free public event to learn more about all kinds of diabetes, the exciting scientific research taking place in OCDEM and how we are hoping to improve patient care in the future!
On the day of the event we transformed our patient waiting area into a diabetes research fair containing over 19 different stalls showcasing all our research teams. During the course of our event over 200 members of the public turned up to interact with our researchers and find out more about all the different types of diabetes research occuring in OCDEM.
It was great to invite the public into OCDEM and for us to share our enthusiasm for diabetes research with the public in a fun and interactive manner. The event was enjoyed by all and we got some fantastic feedback from those attending including the following comments:
'Well organised, clear and colourful posters'
'I was impressed with the knowledge and enthusiasm of all the staff I spoke to'
'I was expecting an afternoon of lectures but this was much better!'
If you were able to make this years event please see the folowing link for a video of the event: http://www.ocdem.ox.ac.uk/ocdem-public-engagement-event-2014-2
We would like to thank everyone who attended the event and the Society for Endocrinology Public Engagement Grant scheme http://www.endocrinology.org/ for providing some of the funding to put on this event.
Planning for our 2016 event will start shortly so please watch this space . . . .