Past Outreach Talks
On the 27th September 2013, events and activities were staged across the campus of Trinity College, as well as inside and outside the RIA on Dawson Street, along with outdoor projections on buildings around the centre of Dublin. These included:
- Hands-on experiments conducted by researchers
- Scientific demonstrations with public participation - crowd-sourcing events
- Guided visits of labs, research institutions, museums …usually closed to the public
- Family-friendly activities
- Competitive activities (pub quizzes! Lego challenges!)
All activities had a direct public involvement and emphasized fun engagement over a broad range of topics and types of researchers. For more information about the event click here
Discover Research Dublin was financed by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme for Research under the Marie Curie People Programme Research conducted by the Applied Radiation Therapy Trinity (ARTT) group at the TCD Discipline of Radiation Therapy was show cased at this event. This showcase took place on 27th September in Stanley Quek Lecture Theatre, TBSI, Trinity College Dublin.
Patient-centred Exhibition and Public Outreach Event
The Discipline of Radiation Therapy at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) hosted a patient-centred exhibition and public outreach event aimed at promoting knowledge and awareness of radiation therapy in the general public at the Science Gallery, TCD on the 21st of June 2013. The purpose of this event was twofold. First, it was a public information event about radiation therapy, which included information sessions for the public as well as showcasing the Discipline’s European achievements, as part of Ireland's EU presidency. The Discipline also launched its research group, ARTT (Applied Radiation Therapy Trinity) at the event.
The format of RADIENT was a series of information lectures and showcases, juxtaposed with patients’ own experiences of radiation therapy as expressed by former patients, through direct educational input, alternative media such as works of art and literary contributions was also used. Other events throughout the day included:
- Mapping of the patient journey through radiation therapy
- Outlining of the treatment process and how a treatment machine works
- Demonstration of virtual simulation software to demonstrate radiotherapy treatment
- A “spoken word” session, with contributions from well-known authors Lia Mills and Emma Hannigan, who have written about their experiences of cancer treatment
- An art exhibition, with contributions from former/current patients who wish to express themselves through the medium of individual works of art
This was the first event of its kind in Ireland and the outcome of promoting an awareness of radiation therapy and dispelling the many myths that exist surrounding its use were achieved during the event.