This EPAP meeting was held at Park Farm, Hethersett to tie in with the afternoon Research Meeting to celebrate the achievements of the EPIC-Norfolk Third Health Check (3HC). Prof. Kay-Tee Khaw and Prof Nick Wareham, the EPIC-Norfolk Principal Investigators, were in attendance.
It was reported that the public engagement event held at the Forum in August 2010 was very successful and created much interest. The EPAP members who assisted with activities at the event were thanked and any suggestions on improvement were noted for future reference.
Prof. Wareham gave a vote of thanks to all EPAP members for their important contributions to the EPIC research activity during this year. The feedback from EPAP has been invaluable and this will be equally important in the preparation for the next phase of EPIC, where EPAP will be actively involved from the planning stage.
The meeting was passed over to Prof. Wareham who presented the Panel with an overview of some of the possible future EPIC activities and opinions were also sought regarding the dissemination of research information and results.
This was followed by open discussion, the overall feedback being very positive and Panel members felt that participants would be willing to continue with the study, both in the original observational study format and also with a possible change of direction.