We at POI are passionate about our research and the potential that it has to positively impact on wider society. We have embedded public engagement within the POI programme, and hope to develop lasting relationships with community groups towards the goal of informing and engaging the public, and inspiring the next generation to pursue careers in science and cancer research.

Our public engagement programme kicked off on 4th February 2020 with Choirs for Cancer, a World Cancer Day event which brought together 10 choirs and more than 300 singers, along with cancer patients, researchers, advocates, survivors and family members,  in a moving community tribute to those whose lives have been touched by cancer. You can find out more about this event here.

Despite the pandemic bringing an end to in-person events, we are endeavouring to keep our public engagement programme running with a number of online webinars and events taking place throughout 2020. We are also participating in the 2020 Science on Screen programme in partnership with CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices at NUI Galway and Galway Film Centre, to commission a short scientific documentary focused on science and cancer research. 

Public Engagement News

Science Week event - Invisible Spectrum

POI are delighted to participate in Science Week 2020 with an event aimed at engaging minority community groups in science and cancer research

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POI Public talk series for Cancer Week Ireland

To mark Cancer Week Ireland which runs from Monday the 28th of September until Sunday the 4th of October, POI collaborated with our charity partners and patient advocacy groups on a number of public lay talks

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Public talk on Lobular Breast Cancer

On Tuesday 16th June 2020, POI hosted our first public talk together with our charity partner, the Irish Cancer Society.

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A visit to ESB Science Blast 2020

POI went along to Science Blast Dublin this year to see what all the fuss was about!

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Choirs for Cancer

Choirs for Cancer brought together 10 choirs and more than 300 singers in a moving community tribute to those whose lives have been touched by cancer.

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Science on Screen 2020

POI has partnered with CÚRAM in this year’s Science on Screen programme, which will commission a short scientific documentary focused on science and cancer research.

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