Discussion on Fertility and Weight with Imperial College

Hi peeps! The Imperial Patient Experience Research Centre (PERC) at Imperial College, London would like your input! They’re having an online discussion about fertility and weight and would really like to hear from us. As I’ve posted before, it’s vitally important that researchers hear from people with lived experience when designing and conducting research.

Imperial College London logo -discussion on fertility and weight

The blurb:

“The Imperial Patient Experience Research Centre (PERC) and researchers from the Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction at Imperial College, London would like to invite you to join us for an online patient and public discussion on 2nd September 2021 to share your views on research relating to how weight affects both male and female fertility.        

Who are the Imperial Patient Experience Research Centre and what do we do?

PERC supports researchers across Imperial College, London, and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust to involve patients and the public to help shape and design research.

What does it involve?

We will ask you to join an online session during which we will give:  

  • an introduction to the research on weight and fertility undertaken at Imperial College London 
  • an opportunity to ask questions
  • an opportunity to share your views in smaller group discussions (split by males and females). This will help shape and develop our research in this area.

Who can attend?

We would like to invite individuals who: 

  • are aged 18 years or older; 
  • have a high body mass index or obesity; 
  • have an interest in how weight may affect fertility and/or are planning a pregnancy/are pregnant/have been pregnant (or partner is/has been pregnant)

When and what time?  

Thursday 2nd September: 5pm to 6.30pm via Zoom

We are offering £42.50 for your time to take part in the 1.5-hour session via Zoom. This payment is based on the National Institute for Health Research payment policy for public involvement and includes a £5 contribution towards data/internet costs that may be used to access Zoom. 

Payment will be by bank transfer following completion of a payment form and may take up to 3 weeks to process. Attendees are responsible for declaring payments received to HMRC. Payment for public involvement may affect benefits and we can provide you with further information about how to get advice about this if you wish.

How to get involved in the online discussion about fertility and weight

Please register using this form as soon as possible.  We will ask you to provide some background details about yourself. This is optional, but will help us to include as many diverse perspectives as possible. 
If your registration is successful, we will confirm your place by email and include the Zoom details for the call. However, we may not be able to accommodate everyone who expresses an interest, so please accept our apologies if we don’t contact you.

Please email publicinvolvement@imperial.ac.uk  with any questions or if you would prefer to register your interest in a different way.

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