November 2018 | Samhain 2018

Help Us to Prepare

Mon, 12 November 18 14:53

Join Our Public Panel & Help Us Beat the Bug

Improving Critical Care Research for Patients and Family

Flu can spread easily from person to person and country to country.  A Pandemic happens when a new kind of flu spreads across the world.

PREPARE is doing medical research in locations across Europe to help hospital doctors, GP's, and public health agencies respond to new outbreaks of flu.  During a flu outbreak, research needs to be done quickly.  This is where you can help!

We need to make sure this research is understandable and acceptable to patients and family.  Building on the work of our project partners in Cardiff University who have set up a public panel, we are setting up a Dublin Public Panel who will ensure our research is relevant to local communities, advise on research information and design, and stay informed about ongoing critical care research.

The PREPARE group at the UCD School of Medicine are currently seeking members to join a public panel. This panel will meet 4-6 times a year to learn about and discuss epidemics and critical care research; advise on elements of the research process, and; improve the relevance and acceptability of critical care research design. The public panel will be of interest to individuals who'd like to learn more about epidemics and advise on the design of critical care research. The group are particularly interested in hearing from individuals who have experience (themselves/family member) of intensive care settings.

Prepare Public Panel

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Telephone: 01 716 5823




PREPARE (Platform for European Preparedness Against (Re-)emerging Epidemics) is an EU funded network for harmonised large-scale clinical research studies on infectious diseases, prepared to rapidly respond to any severe ID outbreak, providing real-time evidence for clinical management of patients and for informing public health responses. Covering over 600 primary care sites and over 300 hospital sites in 27 European countries and other European countries and harbouring EU’s leading academic research groups on infectious diseases, PREPARE will transform Europe’s research response to future severe epidemics or pandemics. [more]

PREPARE is funded by the European Commission's FP7 Programme under grant number 602525. PREPARE has formally commenced its activities on 1 February 2014.