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Coming up in 2023

Gill is working to complete the update of the training material on the KEATS webpage that is associated with the graphic design workshops. Revised and updated videos for the Workshop 2 practical session should be available by the end of February 2023.

More details of the November workshops and the KEATS material updates are on the Workshops (2022) webpage. A further series of workshops, both online and in-person, are scheduled for March 2023.

November 2022

Gill ran another series of graphic design workshops for members of the KCL Health Faculties during November, with one theory session held online and three practical sessions held in-person at the KCL Waterloo campus.

In conjunction with the November workshops, Gill has been revising and updating all of the training material on the associated KEATS webpage. New versions of all of the workshop handouts are now available, together with a Zoom recording of the November 2022 theory workshop.

September 2022

Gill was the guest speaker at a ‘BioArt’ workshop, discussing her research and work in the field of scientific visual communication. The workshop was a collaboration between the International Genetically Engineered Medicine (iGEM) team at King’s College London and NYCU_Formosa, Taiwan, and was designed to help inspire the next generation of science communicators.

March 2022

Gill ran another series of online graphic design workshops for research students of King’s Health Faculties – one theory session, followed by three repetitions of a practical session – on Wednesday mornings throughout March. More details can be found on the Workshops (2022) webpage.

Update April 2022 – All of the March workshops were fully booked and there are still people on the waiting list for Workshop 2 practical sessions. There are currently no plans to run further workshops in this academic year but sessions may be scheduled for the 2022/23 academic year, if there is sufficient demand. Gill also hopes that there will be opportunity to update the training materials on the KEATS webpage, to keep pace with the updates to the live workshops.

Tuesday 18th and Tuesday 25th January 2022

Gill met online with Giovanna to discuss the feedback received on the example FDOPA PET imaging leaflet and to determine what changes needed to be made. More details of these meetings, together with examples of the updated leaflet(s), can be found in this blog post.

Friday 3rd December 2021

Gill met online with Giovanna to review a revised version of the FDOPA PET Imaging leaflet and to discuss further updates. More details of the meeting, and the subsequent updated leaflet, can be found in this blog post.

November / December 2021

Further online graphic design workshops, presented by Gill Brown, have been scheduled for the autumn term at King’s. This includes a theoretical session (for 50 participants), covering good graphic design practice for scientific visual communication, followed by three practical workshops (up to 12 participants in each) providing hands-on experience of creating scientific figures using Adobe Illustrator software.

19th October update: All of the scheduled workshops are now fully booked, with a waiting list.

Thursday 18th November 2021

Gill met online with Giovanna to review the first draft of the FDOPA PET Imaging leaflet. More details can be found in this blog post.

Tuesday 5th October 2021

Gill met online with Dr Giovanna Nordio to discuss a possible extension to the work undertaken during the PIS project. Giovanna and Dr Mattia Veronese want to create an illustrated information leaflet for patients undergoing FDOPA-PET imaging. This would involve adapting some of the illustrations used in the example Patient Information Sheet and designing an informative and visually engaging A4-sized leaflet.

More details can be found in this blog post, and on the dedicated project webpage.

October 2021

Update: The Spotlight article mentioned in the news item below has now been published online in Clinical and Translational Imaging. The article can be read and downloaded from here.

July 2021

A submission has been made for possible publication in the journal Clinical and Translational Imaging as a Spotlight. The submission, made by Dr Giovanna Nordio, is entitled Can visual illustrations transform the patient information sheet for PET/MR neuroimaging studies into engaging and interesting reading?

May / June 2021

Five sessions of an online workshop covering the practical aspects of creating conceptual scientific figures are being held in May / June for members of the Health Faculties at King’s. The dates have been added to the Workshops (2020/21) webpage, although all of the workshops are currently fully booked.

Thursday 25th March 2021

Gill met online with Giovanna and with Dr Yannis Paloyelis. Yannis had previously collaborated with Gill during her PhD research in 2018 and had seen the work on the example PIS. He is interested in using illustrated documents to aid patient consultation, as well as in official patient information sheets, for an upcoming neuroimaging study. More details can be found in this blog post.

Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Gill and Giovanna met online to discuss the next steps in the PIS project and what was required to finalise the example PIS. The outcome of that meeting is documented in this blog post.

Thursday 28th January 2021

Gill met online with Giovanna and Mattia to discuss the next steps in the PIS project. The outcome of the meeting is documented in this blog post.

Tuesday 26th January 2021

Gill and Mattia held an online meeting with Ana Marques of the Curriculum and Digital Innovation (CDI) Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London. Ana and her colleagues have been instrumental in creating the online content for the graphic design workshops held during 2020. The purpose of the meeting was to record a conversation between Gill and Mattia as they discussed their collaboration, how it started and how it led to the workshops and the online course. A video of the conversation has been added to the KEATS webpage containing the training material from the workshops and, for those outside of King’s, can also be accessed on this external King’s webpage.

Friday 8th January 2021

Both the FAST-R team and scientists working in the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences have provided feedback on the example PIS modules submitted in December (see this blog post for more about these modules). Giovanna and Gill met online on Wednesday 13th January 2021 to discuss the feedback and the meeting outcome is documented in this blog post.

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