Events and training workshops hosted by the Patient Information Forum.
Member webinar: Behaviour change and health information
Our first webinar of the new year explores the latest thinking on behaviour change.
Online workshop: Writing health information
Our sell-out, CPD accredited, writing health information training will help you to write in plain language, help you to involve users in resource development, show you how to source reliable evidence and communicate risk effectively.
Online workshop: Editing health information
One day workshop to sub-editing, proofreading and managing copy reviews. Ideal for those managing teams or co-ordinating feedback from reviewers, or anyone who has previously completed our Writing Health Information Workshop.
PIF provides tailored training to meet the needs of organisations. We have developed training for public sector bodies, the pharmaceutical industry, professional groups and healthcare communications agencies. Training can be provided in-person, via video conferencing or in a hybrid event.You can pick from a range CPD accredited sessions to build your agenda or we can adapt content to meet the needs of you and your teams.
Contact us using the form below for more information or to discuss how we can create a bespoke agenda.
PIF Events and Training Terms and Conditions
The Patient Information Forum (PIF) holds a variety of events, including an annual conference. Some events are free for members to attend and others require a delegate fee to be paid.
By registering to attend a PIF event you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions below.
Click here to read the PIF Events and Training Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
Once you have completed a booking form online to attend a PIF event you will receive an email confirming receipt of your booking. If necessary, an invoice will also be issued via a separate email.
Please note that your place is not guaranteed until payment has been received and confirmed.
Where there is a delegate fee payable for an event, full payment must be received before the event, or we will be unable to admit you on the day of the event. In exceptional circumstances we may be able to accept payment by cheque, or take credit card details as insurance against non-payment on the day of the event.
Where an event has a breakout session, we may ask you to book your session of choice in advance. We will always try to ensure that the breakout session you have chosen is available, however, we cannot guarantee your first choice.
Fee paying events
A refund, less a 20% administration fee, will be made if cancellations are received at least 4 weeks before the date of the event. We regret that any cancellation after this time cannot be refunded, and that refunds for failure to attend an event cannot be made. Please contact email@example.com if you wish to cancel your attendance.
However, substitute delegates are welcome at any time, but must be notified to us as soon as possible via firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure changes can be made to name badges and attendee lists. Please note that this condition does not apply to people attending the event as sponsors or exhibitors – please refer to the contract issued to you for the cancellation clause in this case.
Where an event is free to attend a £50.00+VAT administration and catering fee will be charged for failure to attend without 7 days notice prior to the event.
Cancellation of an event by PIF
If it is necessary for PIF to cancel an event you will be advised via the email address you provided on your registration form for the event. If a payment has been made for the event you will receive a full refund.
Changes to speakers, programmes and timings
PIF reserves the right, at all times, and at its absolute discretion to make changes to speakers, programmes and timings without prior notice.
Where catering is provided at an event and you have specified a particular dietary requirement in advance, we will do our best to accommodate this wherever possible. However, venues and their ability to cater for specific needs alter with each event and PIF cannot guarantee suitable options will be available.
PIF will always endeavour to select venues which are accessible for wheelchair users and provide hearing loop technology. However, venues and their ability to cater for specific needs alter with each event. Please liaise with us as soon as possible about your accessibility needs so we can do our utmost to accommodate you.
Travel, accommodation and other costs
Travel, accommodation and associated costs for attending an event are the responsibility of the attendee.
PIF will, where appropriate, provide a list of suggested accommodation options for the events we hold. Although we will try and select a range of suitable options PIF takes no responsibility for the standard or quality of accommodation booked, and any booking should be undertaken between yourself and the accommodation directly.
Changes to these Terms and Conditions
We may update these Terms and Conditions from time to time at our discretion.
Amended Terms and Conditions shall become effective as soon as they are placed on the PIF website.
Questions, comments and requests regarding these Terms and Conditions should be addressed to email@example.com
Reviewed February 2021