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EPIC-Norfolk Public Events and General Talks


General Talks

Many of the EPIC-Norfolk general talks explain how the EPIC study has evolved. These talks end with a few of the main results to come out of the study so far. The audiences are made up of local people, some of whom may have been taking part in the study as participants, some who may have links with the study via the medical profession such as GPs and Practice Managers, and others who may not have heard of EPIC beforehand and who leave with a wider understanding of the research being carried out.


If you would like to request a speaker, please contact the EPIC-Norfolk team by e-mail at epic-norfolk@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk or on the EPIC-Norfolk Freephone number 0800 616911.


Sept 2018

Thorpe Townswomen’s Guild (talk)


Mar 2018

Norwich - Kings Centre


Feb 2018

Invitation: Lakenham Evening Townswomen's Guild (talk)


Oct 2017

Community Talk - Norfolk and Norwich Association for the blind


June 2017

Norfolk & Norwich Liver Group (talk)


Sept 2016

Wymondham Surgery Patient Group


Sept 2016

'The RING' - Hethersett Village Hall


May 2015

Maids Head


Mar 2015

Big C Volunteers Training Day


Nov 2014

Wroxham and District University of the Third Age


Nov 2014

Watton Society


Sept 2014

Research Event: 'Reach out to Research with NCH&C NHS Trust


May 2014

Old Buckenham Social and Wine Circle


Apr 2014

Watton Ladies Group


Mar 2014

Rocklands Ladies Group


Feb 2014

Attleborough and District Probus Club


Jan 2014

Diss Waveney Probus Club


July 2013

Briston Wives' Group


May 2013

Fellowship Meeting - Alpington - General Talk


Feb 2013

Ladies Group - Alpington - General Talk


Oct 2012

Ladies Group - Weybread, Suffolk - General Talk


Apr 2012

Harleston Ladies Evening Group - General Talk


Mar 2012

General Talk - Framlingham Earl


Feb 2012

General Talk - The Tuesday Group


Feb 2012

General Talk - Easton WI


Nov 2011

General Talk - Poringland Wives Group


Oct 2011

WI Thorpe End


Oct 2011

General Talk - WI, Barford


Sep 2011

Women's Group - Old Catton


June 2011

General Public - Women's Wednesday Group, Eaton Park


May 2011

Stand NHS Norfolk


Apr 2011

General Public - Coronation Hall, Hellesden


Apr 2011

General Public - Cardioactives, Norwich


Mar 2011

Salvation Army Ladies Fellowship - Norwich


Feb 2011

'Mancroft Mardlers' - Norwich


Jan 2011

Old Buckenham WI


Oct 2010

National Osteoporosis Society Support Group (talk), Methodist Church,
Aylsham Road, Norwich


May 2010

Norwich 050 Friendship Centre (talk)


May 2010

Norfolk Arthritis Register (NOAR) Symposium


May 2010

ME Support Group (talk)


Apr 2010

Trefoil Guild, Acle (talk)


Jan 2010

St. Peter Mancroft Church Chantry Club (talk)


Oct 2009

Broadland's Older People Partnership (talk)


Aug 2009

Dementia Focus Group, Norwich


May 2009

Wroxham and Hoveton Rotary Club (talk)




Public Events

List of past events by year:


2018



EPIC-Norfolk 25th Anniversary Symposium, Churchill College, Cambridge:

The aim of this symposium was to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the EPIC-Norfolk population study, and to acknowledge the essential contributions from the many partners without whom EPIC-Norfolk would not have been possible.


These include the research staff who have so carefully and conscientiously collected and curated data from participants, the many scientific collaborators who have contributed their specialist and general expertise and resources, the funding agencies who have provided the support for the research, the general practices and health agencies in Norfolk who provided the infrastructure for recruitment and follow up of the participants, the EPIC Participants Advisory Panel who have been an invaluable source of new ideas, constructive criticism and wise advice, and of course, most of all, the participants in EPIC-Norfolk who have so generously given of their time and effort completing numerous questionnaires, providing biological samples, attending new examinations having ever more assessments of their cardiovascular system, eyes, bones, cognition and muscle function over the past twenty five years.


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2017



Cambridge Science Festival 2017:

Come and meet our EPIC Researchers


Participants have provided the EPIC-Norfolk Study with a wealth of data regarding diet and lifestyle over the last 20+ years. How then to choose what to study and focus on? Join our researchers for a chat about their research over a cup of tea, discover what interests them and what they have found out.






2016



Cambridge Science Festival 2016:

Cod liver oil: old habits die hard


A talk by speaker Dr Marleen Lentjes, EPIC-Norfolk.


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2015



Cambridge Science Festival 2015:

Vitamin D: to D or not to D?


Vitamin D and light: a close relationship with a lot of controversy. Diet is insufficient in providing vitamin D; however, to make Vitamin D ourselves, we need sunlight, which tends to be in short supply in the UK. The EPIC-Norfolk study observed that participants who had a higher blood vitamin D concentration had a lower risk of developing lung disease, heart disease and fractures. Prof. Kay-Tee Khaw will discuss these findings and shed some light on the question: To D or not to D?






2014



Cambridge Science Festival 2014:

From EPIC Patterns to better health


Looking at patterns in the population allows us to understand the links between diet, lifestyle and health. Help us build block graphs of grip-strength to see patterns in the Science Festival 2014 population! Explore balanced diets on our giant EPIC plate and experience for yourself the eye conditions we've been investigating in the EPIC project in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care.


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2013



EPIC-Norfolk 20th Anniversary Participant Meeting, St. Andrew's Hall, Norwich:

We held a public meeting to celebrate 20 years of EPIC-Norfolk research. The meeting consisted of a brief presentation (lasting about 40 minutes) with members of the research team reporting on the progress of the study, some of our main results and our plans for the future. The presentations concluded with a question and answer session and following this there was a chance to meet members of the research team and visit our research information stands in the adjacent Blackfriars Hall.


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Cambridge Science Festival 2013:

The EPIC generation game: become part of the bigger picture


Pit yourself against the grown ups or work together in the EPIC generation game. Throw yourself into fruit attack, play the pairs game, do the dish dash and become part of our giant population picture. That, and try and win the cuddly toy of course!


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2012



Cambridge Science Festival 2012:

The EPIC bone of contention: how to grow up healthily


Play your cards right, balance the leaning tower of health, enjoy a 'trolley dash' through the EPIC supermarket AND tackle our frenetic fluency game, all whilst learning about the vital role that specific vitamins and minerals play in healthy development.


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2011



EPIC-Norfolk, The Nutrition Games - The Forum, Norwich:

A study looking at the links between diet, lifestyle and health ‐ the nutrition games. Come and meet the study team to play your nutritional cards right; balance the leaning tower of pizza; and enjoy a ‘trolley dash‘ through the EPIC supermarket, all whilst learning about the vital role that specific vitamins and minerals play in our daily lives.


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Cambridge Science Festival 2011:

EPIC mayhem: the nutrition games - in the Biology Zone, New Museums Site, Cambridge


Play your nutritional cards right; balance the leaning tower of pizza; and enjoy a 'trolley dash' through the EPIC supermarket, all whilst learning about the vital role that specific vitamins and minerals play in our daily life.


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2010



Forum Fun 2010 - The Forum, Norwich:

EPIC repeated the stall used at the Cambridge Science Festival in March 2010 to bring our research to a Norwich audience. Visitors were encouraged to compete in 'The great gut race'. Visitors could also test their food knowledge, strength and see how quickly they could squeeze a fruit through the life-size model of a human gut in the EPIC/CNC Challenge 2010!


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Cambridge Science Festival 2010:

EPIC had a stall at the Cambridge Science Festival in the Biology Zone (New Museums Site, Arts School, Large Exam Hall) on 13th March 2010. Visitors were encouraged to compete in 'The great gut race'. Visitors could also test their food knowledge, strength and see how quickly they could squeeze a fruit through the life-size model of a human gut in the EPIC/CNC Challenge 2010!


For more information about the Cambridge Science Festival please go to: www.cambridgescience.org


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2009



Patient and Public Involvement in Research (PPIRes) 2009:

PPIRes is a volunteer panel of lay members from a wide range of backgrounds who are trained in the basics of research and are willing to give their time to assist researchers in gaining a users perspective on their work. The panel is hosted by Norfolk Primary Care Trust on behalf of the East Norfolk & Waveney Research Consortium.


Panel members could be involved in reading and amending materials intended for the public such as information sheets and consent forms, advising on study design and questionnaires, debating ethical and governance issues, promoting lay interpretation and dissemination of information.


Shabina Hayat, Nichola Dalzell and Mark Francis (EPIC Research Nurse) were in attendance at this event. A talk was given covering the EPIC activities to date and some of the results to come out of the study so far. There was also the opportunity for panel members to ask questions surrounding our activities. We were also able to gain some feedback from panel members regarding our future public involvement plans.





Dementia and Palliative Care Conference 2009, Norwich:

Poster presentation and stall on cognitive and ageing research activities dementia patients, carers, medical professionals and commercial company representatives.


A short video of the 3rd Health Check appointment was compiled for this and projected in order to show people a little of what is involved.


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Cambridge Town, Gown and Country Show 2009:

EPIC held a 'strongman' style grip strength activity, highlighting the importance of physical function and maintaining it in later life. Well-known 'strong' characters King-Kong, Princes Leia and Superwoman helped people to take part. The aim was to show people that science can be fun and that physical activity is important.





Cambridge Science Festival 2009:

EPIC held a stall in the Biology Zone encouraging children and young people to take part in activities relating to the current health check. These focused on cognition and physical performance and healthy ageing.


Interactive activities were particularly popular, including 'test your memory' using CANTAB and 'test your strength' using grip strength.


Stickers and pencils were given out with the EPIC website as well as leaflets with key findings and general information about the study.


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