Forthcoming events of interest

Getting Wales Moving 2019

Date: 27 February 2019
Venue: Hilton Cardiff Hotel

Following on from the hugely successful inaugural Getting Wales Moving Conference - Delivering on the Well-being for Future Generations Act, we are delighted to announce the second conference in the series on the 27th of February 2019 at the Hilton Hotel, Cardiff.

Once again, we have set the bar high, both in terms of quality and expectation of stimulating real change. The 2019 conference will again feature influential and well-respected speakers with detailed insight from the Welsh Government, Sport Wales, and leading figures involved in improving population health and tackling inactivity and skills shortages across the sector workforce and Welsh communities.

Further information

South West SAPC 2019

Date: 13-14 March 2019
Venue: Southampton

We are looking forward to welcoming you all in Southampton for the South West SAPC 2019 conference. The registration and abstract submission links are now open. 

The South West Regional Meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care will take place at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton. The conference will open at 12.00 noon on Wednesday 13 March 2019 and will close at 13.00pm on Thursday 14 March 2019.

Please can you disseminate to your colleagues and remind them to visit our website. 

Registration is now open, closing date 25 February 2019.

Please book via our website.

Conference costs and options below:

Full conference (2 days): £170.00
Day Delegate: £90.00
Wednesday evening conference dinner: £55.00
Accommodation is not included.

Bringing Together Health and Social Care: A Revolution in Transformation

Date: 13 March 2019
Time: 09:30 - 16:00
Venue: Hadyn Ellis Building, Cardiff University

Public Health Wales' Policy, Research and International Development Directorate are hosting an event that will bring together health and social care research from across Public Health Wales, academic sectors and other organisations.

Read more and register.

Support & Delivery Day - save the date

Date: 14 March 2019
Venue: Jury's Inn, Cardiff

Theme: One Wales: Working together in research

Find out more and register your interest.

National Harm Reduction Conference 2019

Date: 21 March 2019
Venue: Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa

The National Harm Reduction Conference 2019 will highlight emerging evidence and best practice for substance misuse and related issues.

Furter information:

Making decisions about research for others - how can we support families?

Date: 25th March 2019
Venue: Cardiff

Following on from the DECISION Study, a decision support intervention is being developed to help family members make a decision about research participation on behalf of someone who lacks capacity to consent. We are holding an event to discuss the prototype tool and gather feedback in order to further refine it.

It is a half day event on the morning of Monday 25th March in Cardiff, and we are inviting those with experience as researchers in this area, and those with lived expertise as families of someone living with dementia, to join us.

If you have been involved in research with adults who lack capacity to consent, or are a family member of someone living with dementia, please contact Vicky Shepherd ( ) for more details or to register an interest in joining the event.

BJGP Research Conference

Date: 29 March 2019
Venue: RCGP, London 

Following the success of our inaugural conference, the BJGP Research Conference returns for a second year. It’s an exceptional opportunity for researchers at all stages of their careers to acquire new research skills and present their work in a constructive, peer-reviewed environment.  

  • A unique opportunity to acquire new research skills  
  • Receive constructive feedback on research presentations  
  • Hear from leading figures in primary care research
  • Learn new skills in writing, critical appraisal, peer review and presentation
  • Workshops on many aspects of writing and publishing research
  • Poster presentations
  • Meet the editors and staff of the BJGP and BJGP Open.

Who should attend?

  • GP trainees and newly qualified GPs
  • Practising GPs with an interest in developing research skills
  • Early-stage clinical and non-clinical academics in primary care
  • More senior researchers wishing to hone or develop their presentation, writing and critical appraisal skills.

Register before 16 December 2018 to save 15%

Further information and registration

Health Economics for Public Health Practice & Research

Date: 8-10 April 2019
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: The Management Centre, Bangor

At the end of this short course delegates will have gained an appreciation of the concepts, methods and application of health economics to public health, be able to critically appraise a published economic evaluation of a public health intervention and feel confident in speaking about potential return on investment from public health programmes in the NHS and other settings. Read more and register.

999EMS Research Forum - Advancing Patient Care: Taking Research to the Front Line

Date: 1-2 April 2019
Hilton Birmingham Metropole 

This year our conference theme is 'Advancing Patient Care: Taking Research to the Front Line' and will be hosted by West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust in association with the National Ambulance Research Steering Group (NARSG). 

Day one – 1 April 2019. We are delighted to be running pre-conference workshop sessions aimed at paramedics and researchers. In the evening, there will be a free drinks reception followed by a paid dinner, which will provide a great opportunity for delegates to relax and network with others who have an interest in pre-hospital and emergency care research. 

Day two – 2 April 2019. The main conference will include five exciting keynote presentations plus four peer reviewed oral presentations and a moderated poster session with a prize awards to conclude the conference. 

Click here to register and take advantage of excellent package offers and early-bird discounts. 

Contact details: 01792 602003  /

Evaluesation: Knowledge for a caring society

Date: 12 April 2019
Time: 09:30 - 16:00
Location: Village Hotel, Swansea

Drawing upon the practices taking place in England, Scotland, Wales and the Netherlands, this conference will bring together representatives from across four overlapping hearts of the Wales School for Social Care Research - people, policy, practice and research. Read more and register.

RCBCWales Community of Scholars Showcase Event

Realising the Potential of Health and Care Research in Wales: From Ideas to Impact

Date: Thursday, 16 May 2019
Venue: The Assembly Room, City Hall, Cardiff, 9:30am- 2:00pm 


  1. To showcase RCBC’s success in building research capacity and improving health in Wales 
  2. To spotlight the impact of research conducted by health care professionals
  3. To provide opportunities for attendees to share research and impact opportunities

What to expect:

Keynotes, Panels, Poster exhibition, Impact stories


  1. Insight into the changing nature and impact of health research in Wales
  2. An understanding of the impact research conducted by RCBCWales Fellows is having throughout Wales (and beyond)
  3. Stronger research networks among clinical clusters


Healthcare professionals working across all settings, sectors and grades; clinical academics; NHS Research and Development Leads; Senior Service Managers and Commissioners; those based in Health and Social Research Centres and Units; and researchers working in health-related fields from all sectors.

Further information: 

Save the date: SAPC Annual Conference 2019

Primary Care: Arriving? Or departing?

Date: 3-5 July 2019

Venue: University of Exeter, UK 

The University of Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care (APEx) are delighted to be hosting the 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC)

Abstract submission deadline: 17 February 2019 (on-line submission opens soon)

Further information: 

HealTAC 2019 – save the date!

Date: 24 -25 April 2019
Venue: Cardiff

Following the exciting HealTAC 2018, the UK healthcare text analytics network (Healtex) is organising the second conference in the series next April in Cardiff, Wales.

Healthcare narratives recorded in documents such as encounter notes, discharge letters, nurse handover notes, imaging/pathology reports, patient-generated data posts in surveys and social media, etc. represent a key communication stream that contains the majority of actionable and contextualised information. Despite them being increasingly available in a digital form, they are yet to be routinely analysed on a large scale. The conference aims to bring the academic, healthcare, industrial and patient communities together to explore the current state of the art and share best practice, key results and common challenges.

The first (formal) call for contributions will follow shortly, inviting full and short papers, posters, demos and special sessions. The event will also provide a forum for PhD students and industrial partners to present their work.

The conference will be subsidised by Healtex – so please start preparing you contributions!

Here are the key dates:

– Call for contributions: November 2nd, 2018
– Deadline for papers, posters, demos, special sessions: January 21th, 2019
– Notification of acceptance: February 18th, 2019
– Conference: April 24th and 25th, 2019

Please feel free to forward to your colleagues and collaborators.

Further information:

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Policy Forum for Wales Keynote Seminar

The health workforce in Wales: implementing the workforce strategy, planning for the future and protecting staff wellbeing 

Date 13th June 2019 (Morning)
Venue: Central Cardiff

This timely conference examines the future for the health and social care workforce in Wales, focusing on the workforce strategyand long term workforce planning, including in the context of Brexit. 

The seminar takes places in light of the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales, and the Welsh Government’sHealthier Wales plan, which includes the setting up of a new Workforce Strategy for Health and Social Care in Wales. 

As discussion is expected on the impact of the workforce strategy on universities, and the role they will play in delivering the strategy, we thought this might be of interest. There will be a keynote address from Julie Rogers, Deputy Chief Executive, HEIW. 

The strategy is expected to focus on joint regional workforce planning, expanding generalist skills and modelling for future needs, as well as on making staff feel valued with measures including career support, multi-professional learning opportunities and further provisions aimed at enabling staff to deliver the best care possible.

Note: fees apply for most delegates, but concessionary and complimentary places are available.

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The Welsh NHS: clinical, care and research communities meet to share innovation and showcase collaboration

MediWales Connects -

Date: 2nd July 2019
Venue: The Great Hall, Swansea University 

Supported by Andrew Goodall, Chief Executive of NHS Wales, we are delighted to announce the date for MediWales Connects 2019!

Conference theme: Delivering Innovation

Please register your interest by contacting

Head over to the website to view last years programme and sponsorship packages here.

Don't forget - NHS and MediWales member discounts will be available so keep your eyes out for more information coming soon!