Forthcoming events of interest

The Health Experiences of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Wales

Date: 22nd May 2019
Venue: Life Sciences Hub, Cardiff

Wales has welcomed increased numbers of people seeking sanctuary over the last few years, as was recently celebrated at the recent Sanctuary in the Senedd event.

The Welsh Government has responded with its ambitious and pioneering Nation of Sanctuary – Refugee and Asylum Seeker Delivery Plan.

Over the last year, Public Health Wales has worked in collaboration with Swansea University, British Red Cross, Displaced People in Action, the Ethnic Youth Support Team Wales, the Welsh Refugee Council and sanctuary seekers themselves, to conduct research into the barriers and enablers to accessing health for people seeking sanctuary in Wales.

The HEAR (Health Experiences of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Wales) study is the largest of its kind in Wales, covering aspects of access to ‘in and out of hours’ care, health literacy, staff training needs and cultural issues.

The arising recommendations reflect the ambition of the Welsh Government’s Nation of Sanctuary Plan.

We are now planning a Stakeholder Event to share the results with the health, social care, third sector and research community, to provide an opportunity to reflect on and respond to the report’s recommendations.

Please follow the link to view the Executive Summary and Technical Report:


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Funding for Social Care

Public Value Event to launch the Cardiff Interdisciplinary Tax Research Group

Date: Wednesday 5 June 2019 
Time: 12.15hrs

Venue: Executive Education Suite, Postgraduate Teaching Centre, Cardiff Business School, Colum Drive, Cardiff CF10 3EU 


Aneurin Bevan UHB 10th Annual R&D Conference

Research for Clinical Futures Delivering “A Healthier Wales”

Date: 11th June 2019
Venue: Christchurch Centre, Newport.

Confirmed speakers include: Mrs Judith Paget (Aneurin Bevan UHB CEO), Mrs Hayley Heard, (Head of Bowel Screening Wales), Ms Consuelo Hartprieto (Aneurin Bevan UHB), Dr David Gillespie (Cardiff University), Mr James Knowles (Swansea University).


Free paper abstracts for oral and poster presentations will be invited.

Further information

Lifestyle Medicine 2019: Science and Art of Healthy Longevity

The British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM)

Date: 21 & 22 June 2019
Venue: Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel & Spa, 24 26 Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 0DD

(Dinner: 20 June 2019,Cornerstone Cardiff)

For all interested in lifestyle as medicine – prevention and self-management of non-communicable disease. From cell to community.

World renowned speakers and leaders in their fields.

We want you to feel relaxed, informed and to enjoy the company of like-minded professionals.

Further information:

Storytelling in Health 2: An International Conference

Date: 27th-29th June 2019

Thursday 27th PhD student day in the Atrium, Cardiff 
Friday 28th & Saturday 29th in Waterfront Museum, Swansea 

Talks, performances, workshops & fringe events from artists, patients, clinicians and academics

KEYNOTE PERFORMANCE Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver, aka renowned performance company Split Britches, will be bringing a new version of their show ‘the RUFF Story’ as the keynote premiere performance on Friday evening

PLUS great evenings with Beyond the Border presents on Thursday evening and People Speak Up on Saturday.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Dr Kathryn Mannix has spent her medical career working with people who have incurable, advanced illnesses. Starting in cancer care and changing career to become a pioneer of the new discipline of palliative medicine, she has worked as a palliative care consultant in teams in hospices, hospitals and in patients’ own homes, optimising quality of life even as death is approaching. See more at


Pip Hardy & Tony Sumner of Patient Voices and Susan Ashby & Rachel White from Keele University

We will also be welcoming speakers from the fields of health, storytelling and policy – See full programme at

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If you haven’t got your ticket yet then they are a few still available at

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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RDCS Event: Building Blocks of a Competitive Grant Application

Date: 17 June 2019
Time: 09:30 - 15:30
Venue: Birchwood House, Penylan

This event is for NHS and social care staff in Wales who have a research idea that they would like to develop into a funding application. The day will focus on key aspects of successful grant applications. Read more and register.

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! 

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)

Early bird registration until Friday 3rd May 2019.

Further information: 

The Welsh Stroke Conference

Date: 3rd & 4th July 2019
Venue: Cardiff Metropolitan University, Llandaff Campus, Cardiff

We encourage healthcare professionals from all disciplines connected with stroke care in Wales and further afield in England, Scotland and abroad to attend. This includes the doctors, nurses and all allied health professionals of all grades to attend and benefit from the excellent programme developed this year.

The audience is always highly motivated to learn about recent advances in stroke research, new developments in service delivery and to see the excellent range of scientific posters exhibited.

Our conference aims to:

  • Provide robust evidence-based learning
  • Improve service delivery
  • Further attendees’ overall knowledge and understanding of current local and international research and practice in care and management of stroke patients
  • Improve attendees’ skills in the treatment and care of stroke survivors
  • Inspire attendees to achieve personal excellence in care of stroke survivors
  • Take away new developments and ideas to progress their workplace services to stroke survivors
  • Ultimately improve stroke survivors’ clinical outcomes

You will find below links to:

  • The programme
  • The registration page
  • Submitting abstracts
  • Nomination forms and guidance notes for the Welsh Stroke Excellence Awards

Please remember to book your place by the 3rd June in order to receive the EARLY BIRD rate. Please note that online registration will close at 23:59 on 26th June.

Further information:

Let's talk research

Date: 6 July 2019
Time: 12:00 - 16:00
Location: Storiel, Bangor

Date: 27 July 2019
Time: 12:00 - 16:00
Location: National Museum Cardiff

Health and Care Research Wales are holding two free festivals of research this summer to rival the likes of Glastonbury and Green Man. We want to engage the people of Wales with the research happening on their doorstep by having fun, family friendly activities, and getting our research stars to take centre stage to talk about their experiences.

Come along, bring your friends and family to help them discover their role in research. Find out more about the Bangor event here, and the Cardiff event here, and click 'going' on our Bangor and Cardiff Facebook events.

Housing First Wales conference

Date & venue: Thursday 11 July, Park Inn Cardiff City Centre

We are excited to announce Wales’ first conference of its kind.

The attention being paid to this model across the world, and in Wales, is continually increasing – it is seen as one of the effective solutions to tackle entrenched homelessness. But we need to make sure we get it right – and that we get wider engagement across Wales, not just from housing.

This event seeks to do just that. It will feature talks, workshops and debates covering key areas of Housing First and its implications and practicalities for addressing homelessness in Wales.

Read the draft version of the event programme here.

Please forward this email to colleagues you work with from other organisations and sectors. We expect demand for places to be significant, so would encourage members to book as early as they can.

Venue: Park Inn Cardiff City Centre
Date: Thursday 11 July, 9.00 - 16:30
Cost: £107 + VAT members; £147 + VAT otherwise

Register for this event online now 

5th Annual Postgraduate Research Student Virtual Scholarly event

New challenges in Nursing and midwifery practice, research, education and leadership

Date: 6th November 2019
Venue: Virtual / Check with your local Sigma Chapter

Benefits for PhD students:

  • a low-cost opportunity to meet fellow PhD students from across Europe (no registration fee, no participation fee);
  • a chance to present part of a thesis in a 5 minute presentation + 5 minute discussion in an online environment with peers from all around Europe;
  • to share experiences and current developments in nursing research.

Abstract submission will be open on 1st July till 15th September 2019.

Further information (pdf)