If you are a Member of the Foundation, we offer you a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes at one of our research projects by taking part in our programme of research Discovery Days.
Visits and days like these are used by many organisations, including the NHS and other charitable and grant giving organisations. The idea is to involve fundraisers and people who have been impacted by the disease in the research by the most direct means - going to see the work itself.
We hope that meeting the researchers and hearing about the valuable work being done to combat meningitis and septicaemia will be a valuable experience for both our members and the scientists. For those who have ever helped fundraise it will be a way to see how your money has been spent.
Next visitUniversity of Cambridge
Tuesday 15 March at 1pm - 5pm
Assessing potential benefits of a GBS vaccine to prevent meningitis in newborns
MRF are funding a research project which willundertake a preliminary cost effectiveness analysis of maternal GBS vaccination in the UK. Dr Caroline Trotter, Dr Kyraki Giorgakoudi and their collaborators are developing a model to describe the impact of GBS disease as well as the financial costs and benefits of preventing the disease through vaccination. This will allow any important knowledge gaps to be identified and filled before a vaccine becomes licensed, so that decisions on introducing the vaccine are not delayed.
Here’s your chance to understand how the government decides whether to introduce new vaccines
You are invited to visit the researchers at the University of Cambridge to learn more about this project.
During the visit, you will have the chance to learn how the government balances costs and benefits to make decisions about introducing new vaccines and medicines. We will talk about the different impacts of meningitis on people’s lives and how they influence the outcome of the analysis. It should be a thought-provoking day.
Location: Scottish Haemophilus, Legionella, Meningococcus and Pneumococcus Reference Laboratory (SHLMPRL), Glasgow
Scottish Haemophilus, Legionella, Meningococcus and Pneumococcus Reference Laboratory (SHLMPRL), Glasgow
Date: 30 May 2014 - 30 May 2014
Location: Meningococcal Reference Unit, Public Health England, Manchester
Meningococcal Reference Unit, Public Health England, Manchester
Date: 11 February 2014 - 11 February 2014
Location: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
MRF members visit the home of the world's first meningococcus genome library
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