There were twelve participants (including one new member) along with five members of the research team in attendance.
Matters arising from the July 2013 meeting were discussed and all Panel members have now had their 4HC. Panel members had forwarded inclusions for the leaflet given out at the 20th Anniversary meeting on the 10th October and a number of volunteers had manned the EPAP stall on the day- all were thanked for their contributions to the event, which is being considered a great success (see below).
Presentation by Dr Victoria Keevil, Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellow at EPIC
Tori gave a very interesting talk on her work on Physical Functioning in the EPIC-Norfolk population. Some intriguing questions generated by her talk were asked by the Panel and Tori spent a significant amount of time answering each one.
Panel feedback on 20th Anniversary meeting
All agreed that it was a very good day. There were some comments and suggestions which were noted for consideration when planning future events.
All who requested a ticket received one and if one only was requested then two were sent anyway, this was seen as an advantage to allow more non-EPIC participants to attend. The Panel were informed that questions and answers received in advance of the event are going to be put on the EPIC website along with the posters displayed on the day.
Thanks were given from the Panel for the organisation and to the speakers for making it understandable, informative and an enjoyable event.
Feedback on 20 year brochure
Panel feedback was that they were very appreciative of the certificates and the brochure content. They also thought the quality and appearance of the brochures was excellent. They also passed on the positive comments they had received both at the 20th Anniversary event and from outside.
As the current Newsletter is now twelve months old another needs to be produced by the end of November. The Panel provided suggestions for inclusion including progress of the EPIC4 tests and possibly an overview of some of the joint (or individual activity at other European sites).
The Panel were informed of the possibility of adding an additional test to the current 4HC. EPAP members were given the opportunity to review an information leaflet and to comment on possible inclusions or omissions. They were asked to forward additional comments for inclusion following the meeting should they wish.
Meeting dates were agreed throughout 2014 and suggestions for talks received including one on statistics and another on nutrition.