Forthcoming events of interest

Gregynog 2017 - The 28th Rural Primary Care Conference

A conference organised by rural GPs for GPs and their primary care colleagues

Date: Wednesday 20th – Friday 22nd September 2017
Venue: Gregynog Hall, Newton, Powys

The conference aims to address the learning needs of healthcare professionals working in primary care.

The conference offers 3 days of clinical programmes for GPs, with parallel programmes for Medical Students, Practice Managers and Practice Nurses

  • Holden’s Soapbox with GPC Negotiator Dr Peter Holden
  • Ophthalmology
  • Paediatrics
  • Cardiology Update
  • Haematology
  • Dermatology
  • Skills Workshops: Basic Life Support, ECG, Trauma, Palliative, CMAT/Joint, Neurology & Minor Surgery

This course offers 18 Hours Medical Education Trainees/F2s Welcome for Taster Days

Further information:

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Creating Active Communities 2017: Investing in National Health and Wellbeing 

Date: 21st September 2017
Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London

The Creative Active Communities Conference aims to provide an outline of a the nations ambitious ideas and seeks to expand on the insight of how, with a collective approach we can prioritise investment and skills to deliver active communities for all. 

Find out more 

Emergency and Prehospital Degree Launch by Vaughan Gething, Health Minister for Wales

Date: 25 September 2017
Venue:  Common Room, Education Suite, University Hospital of Wales (map attached), Cardiff University

You are cordially invited to attend the launch of the ‘Emergency, Pre-hospital and Immediate Care’ Intercalated BSc (EPIC i BSc). 

The ‘Emergency, Pre-hospital and Immediate Care’ (EPIC) intercalated BSc degree will provide students with a solid grounding in the area of acute care, preparing them for a future career as a doctor in an acute speciality. It is one of the few intercalated BSc’s in the UK offering exposure to Emergency and Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine.

The degree will be launch by:

Mr. Vaughan Gething AM - Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport
Dr Cliff Mann - Immediate Past President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Professor Gary Baxter - Pro Vice-Chancellor for the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

The launch will be followed by an opportunity to tour the teaching facilities and meet the students. Refreshments will be provided.

To confirm your attendance please click on the link below:

The Queen’s Nursing Institute Annual Conference

Date: Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th September 2017
Venue: Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London NW1 2FB

Theme: Healthcare in the Community 

Day 1: Improving Care – what does good look like?
Day 2: Community & Primary Care - nursing for the future

Bookings for the QNI’s 6th annual TWO day conference in London is now open.  This is a unique opportunity to discuss the future of nursing in the community, to influence healthcare policy and develop real solutions to current challenges. It is also an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues.

The 2 days features a unique chance to hear the thoughts of key leaders across the nursing and health sectors  including


All Wales District Nurses Forum - National Conference

Date: 28th September 2017

The conference will bring together clinical and managerial teams from across NHS Wales, providing participants with the opportunity to learn about the work undertaken by the suite of work streams: acute adult inpatient medical and surgical areas, paediatric inpatients, mental health inpatients, district nursing and health visiting, which form part of the National Staffing Programme.  The event will be very participative with plenary exercises and breakout sessions to provide delegates with an opportunity to share learning and inform ongoing developments.

For further information please contact email:

Follow the hashtag #NurseStaffingWales for more information about Nurse Staffing.

Life Sciences Hub Open Day

Date: 27 September 2017, 09:00-15:00
Venue: Life Sciences Hub Wales

Life Sciences Hub Wales will be holding drop in ‘open days’ for those interested in the life sciences sector or for interested parties who want to learn more about what the Hub offers companies and organisations within the sector.

This is a prime opportunity to find out more about how the Hub can help you and your business to get connected, get inspired and get accelerated!

If you’re an entrepreneur, executive, academic, graduate, researcher, scientist, lawyer, or even a designer…then the Hub open day is for you.

Further information and booking

Modernising Assessments In Clinical Neuroscience

Date: Wednesday 27th September 2017 (10:00 – 15:30)
Venue: Temple of Peace, Cardiff City Centre

We invite you to attend Modernising Assessments In Clinical Neuroscience where we will be showcasing the BRAIN Unit’s activities in the design and validation of novel clinical assessments for use in both research and clinical settings.  The specific focus will be on encouraging links between researchers, industry and commercial entities in a rapidly changing field.  Our panel of internationally renowned speakers will discuss how they have successfully achieved the translation of their research into commercially available assessments for use with people with neurological disorders.  There will also be technology transfer experts on hand to provide information that can guide commercial exploitation of novel research developments.

Further information and registration

All Wales Lung Cancer Forum: 'Living with lung cancer'

Date: 29 September 2017
Venue: Village Hotel, Swansea

  • Lung Cancer diagnostic pathway - Dr Gareth Collier, Consultant Respiratory Physician
  • Oncological management of lung cancer – emerging treatments and improving outcomes – Dr Ceri Powell Oncology Consultant
  • Hints & Tips on difficult conversations - Dr Nikki Pease, Palliative Care Consultant
  • Research in Lung Cancer – Rachel Gemine Grant and Innovation Manager,
  • Clinical Research Centre Prince Philip Hospital
  • Mesothelioma update, Sarah Morgan Mesothelioma (UK) CNS, Wales
  • Patient Story – Carol Davies / Emma Williams, LCNS Nevill Hall Hospital

Registration: Complete the attached form and email to   

We are delighted to announce The 2nd International Congress on Controversies in Primary and Outpatient Care (COPOC) which will take place October 6-8, 2017, Zagreb, Croatia.

The COPOC Congress will gather prominent global experts in general practice and primary health care for engaging discussions, information sharing and experience-based perspectives. The Congress will serve as a dynamic forum; promoting productive clinical debates between primary care physicians, clinical specialists and researchers on the critical issues within the fields of general practice and primary health care. Read more >

Health and Care Research Wales conference 2017


Date: 5 October 2017
Time: 08:30 - 16:30
Venue: SWALEC stadium, Cardif

Chaired by: Baroness Ilora Finlay
Speakers include:

  • Vaughan Gething, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport
  • Professor Richard Wilkinson, author of The Spirit Level and co-founder of The Equality Trust 
  • Professor Bill Jordan, Professor in Social Work, Plymouth University
  • Professor John G Williams CBE, Professor of Health Services Research and Consultant Gastroenterologist, Swansea University
  • Professor Mark Bellis, Director Research and Development Public Health Wales
  • Professor Jon Bisson, Director Health and Care Research Wales
  • Professor Chris Jones, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Wales

There will also be workshops, interactive stands (with a prize for the one voted best by delegates), networking opportunities and presentations to the winners of this year's Health and Care Research Wales awards and our photography competition. Read more and register

Registration closes 20 September 2017

UK Clinical Research Collaboration : UK Biobanking Showcase 2017 

Date: 18th October 2017 09.30—6.00pm
Venue:The Oval, London 

Find out about the latest developments in UK-based biobanking. Hear from experts on the pa-tient perspective, SMEs, research ethics and quality standards. 

Find out more 

Annual Scientific Meeting of the Welsh Pain Society

Date: 20 October 2017
Venue: The Parkway Hotel, Cwmbran, 08:30-16:30 (lunch and trade stands)

Topics Include: 

  • NICE Guidelines on back pain
  • Painful Diabetic Polyneuropathies
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Gender, Pain & Psychology
  • Acute Pain Service for Post-operative Blocks 

Event Organister Dr Tzvetanka Ivanova-Stoilova

For Contact:
Kristin Clement
Anaesthetic Department
Royal Gwent Hospital
Newport  NP20 2UB
(01633) 234938 

The Meeting has been approved for 5 CPD points by RCoA

Welsh Public Health Conference 2017 - Save the date

Date: 26-27 October 2017
Venue: Celtic Manor Resort, Newport

Abstract submission:


7th EURIPA Rural Health Forum

Date: 2-4 November 2017
Venue: Panormo, Creete, Greece

The 7th EURIPA Rural Health Forum that will be held in Panormo, Crete in Greece on November 2nd – 4th 2017. The theme for this year’s Forum is “Rural Renaissance”, and will focus on the importance of rural health in a constantly changing environment, predominated by the ongoing European financial and refugee crisis. The Forum is designed to bring together physicians, health professionals and medical trainees, working in rural health settings and offers the opportunity for all to contribute in their own way to discussing important issues regarding population health and health care service delivery in rural practice settings, through sessions, speeches and workshops.

Deadline for abstract submission: 10 July 2017
Early bird registration available until: 31 July 2017

Further information

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Call for abstracts and registration: NCRI Cancer Conference 2017

Date: 5 November 2017, 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: BT Convention Centre, Liverpool

Deadline for abstracts: 28 August 2017
Registration closes: 22 October 2017

Each year, the National Cancer Research Institute - a 19 organisation partnership of which Health and Care Research Wales is a member - hosts the NCRI Cancer Conference. This event provides a forum for researchers, clinicians, people affected by cancer, industry representatives and others to discuss, present and showcase high-quality research. Read more, register, or submit an abstract

Horizon 2020 - Health, demographic change and wellbeing Information Day - 2018-2020 Work Programme

Date: Tuesday 7th November 2017 08.30 – 5.00pm
Venue: City Hall, Cardiff

Aimed at supporting collaboration in Wales across the UK and in Europe, the Welsh Government, Innovate UK, the Enterprise Europe Network and the Knowledge Transfer Network are hosting the UK’s Information Day on Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing – 2018-2020 Work Programme. Participation is free.

Delegates can expect:

  • pointers and tips on achieving success in Horizon 2020 valuable insights on topics around health, demographic change and wellbeing to be funded by the EU in 2018
  • an overview of the support available locally and nationally to develop applications brokerage sessions throughout the day
  • brokerage sessions throughout the day
  • consortium building and proposal development on specific calls

Further information:

Rural Health and Care Conference

Date: 14 November 2017
Venue: Royal Welsh Showground,
Builth Wells, Powys

- a conference for health and social care professionals, academics and practitioners with a particular interest in rural and remote issues

“Sustainable Health and Social Care Services in Rural and Remote Places”

  • Rural and Remote population health and social care needs
  • Maintaining health and wellbeing in rural communities
  • Telehealth / Telemedicine
  • Social / Green Prescribing
  • Recruitment and Retention in Rural areas
  • New roles in health and social care
  • Workforce training and development in rural areas
  • The cost of rural health and social care services

Call for abstract submissions now open - closing date 29 September 2017.

Attendance at the conference is free of charge,  with an on-line booking facility available at: 

Welsh language registration


The Wales Cancer Conference

Date: 23 – 24 November 2017, 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff

The Wales Cancer Network and the Wales Cancer Partnership are coming together to host the Wales Cancer Conference in Cardiff on 23 & 24 November 2017. This conference will bring together the professional cancer community from across research and clinical disciplines.

Further information:


The Lancet National Public Health Conference 2017

Date: 24th November 2017
Mary Ward House, London

Call for Abstracts -  Public Health Science: A National Conference Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health 

Both oral and poster presentation prizes will be awarded 

**Closing date for submissions is 19th June 2017** 

For more information click here

2017 INVOLVE Conference: INVOLVE at 21

Date: 28 November 2017
Time: 09:30 - 16:45
Venue: Church House, Westminster

Celebrate the progress of public involvement in research and consider the opportunities ahead

The call for submissions is open until 28th April,  details can be found here 

If researchers what to discuss the implications of taking a member of the public to co-present  they can do so with the Public Involvement and Engagement team who can be contacted by email

Euro Primary Healthcare International Congress on Primary Healthcare & Family Medicine

Promoting Patient Safety through Primary Healthcare and Family Medicine

Date: November 29-30, 2017
Venue: Madrid, Spain

Further information:

Cwm Taf University Health Board Research & Development conference

Date: 30 November 2017
Time: 08:45 - 16:00
Venue: Conference Centre, Treforest Campus, University of South Wales

A day of talks, and exhibition of poster presentations, which will showcase the high quality Research & Development work being undertaken across the Health Board. Read more and register

Priorities for social services in Wales - integration, regional working and the National Dementia Strategy

Date: 12 December 2017
Venue: Central Cardiff

This seminar will examine the priorities for social services in Wales. It comes as the Welsh Government prepares to introduce a Local Government Bill next year to improve the integration between local authorities and deliver social services at a regional level, following its consultation on the local government White Paper.

It will be an opportunity to consider the implementation of the Social Services and Wellbeing Act, including the effectiveness of regional partnership boards and the challenges involved with the introduction of pooled budgets for health and social care.

Delegates will also discuss the initial impacts of the first stage of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care Act which reformed workforce regulation and registration arrangements and established Social Care Wales. There will also be consideration of the implications of the second and third stages of the Act ahead of their implementation in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

Delegates will discuss the effectiveness of the £60m Integrated Care Fund and the challenges and opportunities surrounding delivering social services at a regional level; including establishing governance arrangements, improving financial and workforce resilience and integrating local authorities.

More information.

MediWales Innovation Awards Dinner

Date: 12th December, 6– 11.50pm
Venue: Cathay's Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NP

We are delighted to announce that our twelfth annual awards competition will take place on the 12th December 2017. Over 300 VIPs and guests come together for this gala evening to celebrate the achievements of the NHS. Life science and health technology communities. Find out more

HiAP 2018: A Strategy for Improving Population Health

Date: 6th February 2018
Venue: RSM London

This conference will ensure that attendees are informed about the health, equity and sustainability consequences of various policy development process, allowing them to improve the health of all people by incorporating health considerations into decision-making across sectors and policy areas.

Find out more

Save the date:  BioWales 2018

Date: 6-7 March 2018

Save the Date - BioWales 2018! Join us at one of the largest Life Sciences conferences in the UK, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, UK.  

SW Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) Meeting 2018

Date: 13-14 March 2018
Location: Plymouth

Further information:


13th UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting: Working together for healthy living: Multidisciplinary behavioural medicine

Date: 13-14 December 2017
Venue: Hilton Liverpool
The Society invites all behavioural and public health researchers, clinical practitioners, epidemiologists, health and clinical psychologists, medical sociologists, health economists, nurses, pharmacists and all other colleagues interested in the field of behavioural medicine to participate in this two day meeting.

We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers:

Prof Zubin Austin (University of Toronto)
Chris Boardman, MBE in conversation with Prof Greg Whyte (Liverpool John Moores University)
Prof Trudie Chalder (King's College London)
Sir Muir Gray, CBE (University of Oxford)

More information.

The 2018, 999 EMS Research Conference will be hosted by the Scottish Ambulance Service in Stirling in collaboration with PRIME Centre Wales Swansea on

Date: 26th & 27th March 2018
Venue: Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling FK9 5PH


Registration open at:

Details can be found on our website

Save the date - WONCA World Health Conference 2018

Healing the heart of healthcare

Date: 27-29 April 2018
Venue: New Delhi, India

Further information:

WONCA Europe

Date: 24-27 May 2018
Venue: Krakow, Poland

WONCA Europe and the College of Family Physicians in Poland are pleased to invite you to the 23rd WONCA Europe Conference which will be held on 24 – 27 May 2018 in Krakow, Poland.

The theme of the Conference is "Family Medicine: Quality, Efficiency, Equity”.

Throughout Europe, General Practitioners and Family Doctors practice everyday to provide to their patients high quality primary medical care. They play a key role in the healthcare systems to make efficient use of limited resources and to assure equal care to all patients. Nowadays, as Europe faces new crises, preserving these the universal values: Quality, Efficiency and Equity is a new challenge for all family physicians and we want to discuss them during the conference in Kraków. We invite researchers, educators, managers, but especially practising doctors to contribute to this debate.

Krakow - charming, mediaeval city, and an old capital of Poland welcomes you and offers its tradition, history, culture and unforgettable atmosphere of a magic place, which attracts every year millions of visitors. We hope that in May 2018 you will be among them.

Abstract submission open now until 30 November 2017.

Further information:


Royal Statistical Society Conference

Date: 3-6 September 2018
Venue: Cardiff

Programme planning for the conference will be led by Daniel Farewell and Rhian Daniel from the School of Medicine at Cardiff University, who said: 'We're delighted the RSS Conference is returning to Cardiff. A lot has changed in the Welsh capital since last we met here in 2005: come and see what's new!'

Further details to follow.