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DCU PPI Ignite- PPI in Research Seminar- Writing a Lay Abstract

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School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health

Dublin City University

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A lunch time workshop on how to write a lay abstract

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Presentation: Writing in Plain English 13:05-13:30

Speaker: Sean Driver, Plain English Editor, National Adult Literacy Agency

Bio: Seán is a plain English editor for NALA. He is passionate about helping clients improve the clarity of their information for all readers, but particularly for those with literacy difficulties (1 in 6 adults in Ireland) or numeracy difficulties (1 in 4). Recent training clients include gov.ie content writers, the HSE, the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. Seán is looking forward to sharing some of the main plain English writing and design guidelines with participants at the DCU PPI ignite seminar. Go to NALA’s plain English website for advance reading: www.simplyput.ie

Workshop 13:30-13:58

Facilitators: Sean Driver and Lucy Whiston

Topic: Researchers and patient/public attendees working together in small groups to to improve an existing abstract in relation to plain English.

**Members of research teams (patient, public, researcher, clinician) who would like to work on an existing abstract during the workshop should submit the existing abstract to ppi@dcu.ie by the 5th of December in word format.**

Public and patient bursaries:

A number of public and patient bursaries are available to cover travel expenses. These will be provided on a first come first service basis on emailing ppi@dcu.ie. Applicants can only avail of one bursary for the seminar series (2019 and 2020). Applications must be received by Dec 5th.

Further information:

Lucy Whiston, Research Fellow, DCU PPI Ignite, School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University

lucy.whiston@dcu.ie or ppi@dcu.ie

01-7008718

@PPI_Ignite_DCU #PPIDCU dcu.ie/ppi

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