The Research Day has been evolving over the years and this year was the first time that UCL has organised the day.
There were positives and there were some negatives.
The UCL group will learn just as QMUL has done each time, we have organised the event.
As ever we look for feedback so that we can learn and adapt and it was clear that we need to change the format.
Many people were new to the event and did not realise that the original idea was to showcase our research, rather than providing information about the MS world in general.
For some the pitch was too high...going over peoples heads
For some the pitch was too low, especially for those who have attended past events and have become, or were already, expert MSers.
Many MSer know about MS drugs.
Do they need/want to hear the story again. Do they want to hear the story from us, when there are many information sources out there
The needs and interests of a newly diagnosed MSer verses someone with established MS may be/are different.
People want to hear about stuff that is not in our research portfolio, should we get guest speakers.
Should be try an cater for a "one size fits all" of try do something different.....Plans are underfoot
Labels: MS Research Day