Applications are now open for proposals of ideas that suggest novel ways to approach PPI in research. Ideas must be new and untested. We are particularly interested in ideas that demonstrate ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking. This includes ideas that may be ‘off the wall’, ‘blue sky’, or even not fully formed – as these may be a catalyst for more interactive and innovative thinking and discussion.

If your proposal is accepted you will be offered a 5 minute slot on our ‘Innovation in PPI Soapbox’ to talk about your idea. Please note: these presentations will NOT include slides or a poster – just the presenter and their notes (if required).

Ideas might address current practice, for example training; current issues, like diversity; or barriers to involvement, such as remuneration.

They key criteria are that your idea will be novel and innovative!

We are particularly interested in receiving Soapbox submissions from PPI partners

The word limit for idea summaries is 300 words, excluding the idea title and the presenter’s details.

You will find the Soapbox submission template here. Send your completed Soapbox form to evalppi.conf@ncl.ac.uk by Tuesday 31st July 2018. Lead authors on submitted contributions will be notified about reviewer decisions by mid-August.