Forthcoming Events of Interest

Wales Cancer Research Centre Open Forum

Date: 10 July 2017
Time: 11:30 - 14:00
Venue: University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Interested in hearing about the Wales Cancer Research Centre's plans for the future? It will be hosting an open forum to share its vision for the future, and give you an opportunity to speak to the leaders of its research. 

The event will be held at the University Hospital of Wales and will take the form of a series of short presentations from lead members of staff. This will be followed by a questions and answers session. Read more and book

Education day for GP and hospital specialists: State of the art of managing diabetic neuropathies

Date: 14 July 2017, 09:00-13:15
Venue: Friars Education Centre, Royal Gwent Hospital 

State of the art of managing diabetic neuropathies: This event focuses on diagnosing diabetes, managing diabetes and treatment for diabetic neuropathies. The day will be of particular interest to GPs, researchers and students. 

You are welcome to participate in an educational half-day organised by Dr Stoilova, Consultant in Pain medicine and Prof Peter Evans, Consultant in endocrinology and diabetes on newest aspects of diagnosis and treatment of diabetic neuropathies.

There will be plenty of opportunity for case discussions, questions and opinion sharing with the pain management and diabetology team members. 

Morning coffee, mid morning refreshments and finger buffet lunch will be served. 

Certificate of participation will be provided.

If you are interested in the event, please contact Dr Stoilova directly to secure their space.

Well-being in Wales: Planning today for a better tomorrow

Date: Monday 17 July 2017 (First Session 8:00-10:30; Second Session 10:30-16:00)   
SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff CF11 9XR
On 17 July the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales is organising two events which will draw upon the insight they have gained from reviewing the well-being assessments across Wales in order to promote and support shared learning between the Public Services Boards and their partners.
First, there will be a breakfast meeting (8:00-11:00) for senior leaders and chief executives who are members of the Public Services Boards.  Senior leaders will have the chance to explore their role as members of Public Services Boards and how this relates to leadership in their own organisations in the context of planning for well-being.  
The second event (10.30-4:30) will bring together the officers who support the work of the Public Services Boards from across Wales, together with other organisations that have an interest in working together to improve the well-being of current and future generations.
Sophie Howe, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales will also be discussing how her work and that of her team on the emerging priorities will inform her advice, support and duties.
This will be a timely opportunity to share your learning from the well-being assessments and use it to inform and develop your approach to well-being planning.  Public Services Board teams, academics and national public bodies will be able to:

  • connect with each other, working together in using the five ways of working to make the most of their contribution to each of the seven well-being goals; and
  • challenge business as usual and develop ideas for responding to the issues that are affecting planning for well-being and the delivery of local objectives.

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Welsh Medicines Research Symposium 2017

Date: Monday 18th July – 18.00
Venue: Faenol Fawr Hotel, Bodelwyddan, LL18 5UN

Keynote speaker: Professor Marjorie Weiss, Cardiff University

The inaugural Welsh Medicines Research Symposium is now open for registration and submission of research abstracts.

Thanks to sponsorship by Health and Care Research Wales, the event is free to researchers and practitioners from any background wishing to attend or present on aspects of pharmaceutical research.

Registration deadline: 19th June 2017. 

For more information click here 

Statistics in Dental and Oral Research

Date: 20 July 2017
Venue: University of Manchester

Speakers and Abstracts: Rebecca Playle (Cardiff University): Seal or Varnish? Addressing adherence in a dental clinical trial.

Objective: To report a standard and extended Complier Average Causal Effect (CACE) analysis in the Seal or Varnish (SoV) trial.

Background: SoV compared the clinical effectiveness of fissure sealants (FS) with fluoride varnish (FV) for the prevention of dental caries. During the SoV trial, children in both arms attended 6 biannual treatment visits over 36 months. 

Please register here:

The 21st International Philosophy of Nursing Conference

Date: 31 August – 2 September 2017
Venue: University of Worcester, UK 

Across the world, regulatory bodies require nurses to be able to appraise nursing research and draw upon it in their everyday practice, but this requirement competes with a wide range of other subjects each of which can stake a claim to classroom time in a packed undergraduate curriculum. 

A number of philosophical and practical issues challenge the research agenda in nursing. Can research undertaken to inform a practical profession be sufficiently grounded in the philosophy of its respective tradition so that results are both robust and accessible? Can practicing nurses really be required to engage with and understand all of the intellectual traditions that inform their practice? 

Can research findings really direct practice in environments heavily influenced by commercial and political considerations? 

Nursing’s claim to be a research based profession is now at least a generation old, and it’s time to revisit these philosophical and practical challenges. 

The 21st International Philosophy of Nursing conference to be held at the University of Worcester invites contributions examining the link between the philosophy and practice of nursing research. Abstracts are invited on the conference theme or any theme connected to the philosophy of nursing/ healthcare. 

Further details available at:

Bevan Commission Conference 2017

Date: 14 September 2017
Venue: Swansea University

Registration is now open for the Bevan Commission’s Annual Conference. Bringing together the Welsh NHS, Academia and Industry to showcase the progress of prudent healthcare in Wales.

Further information:

6th Annual Research Design and Conduct Service (RDCS) workshop

Date: 20 September 2017
Venue: Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University

The event is open to NHS staff and those working in Social Care Only, and focuses on applying for research funding to the RfPPB and Social Care Awards calls. It is free of charge and features consultants with a wider range or expertise including statistical methods.

To book a place please go to

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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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

Save the 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.

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

Save the date

Date: 5 October 2017
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: SWALEC stadium, Cardiff


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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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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

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.