3CN Patient Event 2018: Nutrition and Liver Disease

1st October 2018

Postgraduate Medical Education Centre, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Background

The 3CN study is a longitudinal cohort study looking at the influence of biomarkers, to support the identification of risk factors and early identification/management of liver disease.

The 3CN study group, have begun a series of annual patient events to update study participants on project outcomes and future research plans. Working with PPI participants the team identified areas of patient interest for education events and support. Most recently the team had identified consistent requests for more information on dietary advice associated with liver disease.

The 3CN open day was huge success this year

Participants engaging with the group activities and feedback comments:

“The day was full of lots of interesting information”

“Meeting other patients hearing their problems and how they overcome them, everything was in term that they could understand”

“Really enjoyed the talk on the effects of Cirrhosis on lifestyle changes (diet, exercise).”

“I learnt the value of a good diet and aim to seek dietary advice”. “I would like research to look at the effects that diet has on my illness”

“Very good coverage of complicated subjects, also very clear and understandable”

“Lots of new information was given, I would recommend attending these days”