Patients, professionals, students, families and friends came together to explore osteoarthritis research
The ROAM group (Research into Osteoarthritis in Manchester) joined forces with the NIHR Manchester
Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) and Arthritis Research UK Epidemiology Unit to hold its annual open day 11am – 2pm, Monday 20th May at the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility in Manchester.
The day included a range of activities and provided a chance for researchers and patients to discuss the latest developments in their research.
50 members of the public attended and many of them stayed for more than two hours, as they wanted to meet the researchers, ask questions and try the different activities.
Many of the visitors who attended the event were already participating in Osteoarthritis studies, but there were also patients (and some students) who attended the event to find out more about research in this area. We were also delighted to welcome representatives from charities, the University and Trust and INVOLVE.