Forthcoming events of interest

Centre for Trials Research Showcase

Date: 16 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:30
Venue: Hadyn Ellis Building, Cardiff University

This event, hosted by the Royal Statistical Society South Wales Local Group, consists of four talks on a variety of subjects relevant to statisticians, conveying the breadth of different research undertaken within a clinical trials unit like the Centre for Trials Research.

Welsh Health Hack 2020

Date: 22 - 23 January 2020
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: M-SParc Menai Science Park, Gaerwen

Now in its fourth year, this free event will bring healthcare professionals together with digital, technology and data companies to solve clinical problems and challenges from across the health and care system in Wales.

Collaborate 2020

Date: 5 February 2020
Time: 09:00-16:00
Venue: Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea

Featuring high profile speakers, thematic breakout sessions, exhibition space and networking opportunities, Collaborate celebrates and promotes collaborative projects and partnerships across industry, academia, government, health boards and third sector organisations in the life science sector. 

Welsh Confed 2020

Date: 5 February 2020
Time: 07:00-17:00
Venue: Cardiff City Hall

Further details regarding key speakers and the programme for the day to be announced soon.

Discover your role in health and social care research

This year, we are holding two additional events in Swansea and Bangor to provide an opportunity for further engagement as part of the process to firm up the plan for public involvement and engagement across Health and Care Research Wales:

  • 12 February 2020 - Bangor University
  • 25 February 2020 - Swansea University

To read more about 'Discover your role' and to register for the events, visit the 'Discover your role' webpage.

999 EMS Research Forum conference

Dates: 3-4 March 2020
Venue: Hilton Brighton Metropole, BN1 2FU

Join us at our annual conference to hear the latest research in pre-hospital and emergency care. The conference will include workshops, keynote speakers, peer reviewed presentations, moderated poster session and discussion and networking opportunities.

Call for abstracts is now open, click here to submit. Deadline for submission is Friday 13 December 2019.

South West Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) Conference 

Date: 4-5 March
Venue: University of Bristol

Registration is now open for South West SAPC 2020

You can register at any time up until 7 February 2020. However, places are limited, so please register early if you can.

Deadline for abstract submissions: 8 November 2019

Please submit your abstract/workshop proposal as soon as possible and don't miss the deadline! We will, of course, remind you how to register when we confirm acceptance of your abstract or workshop proposal in early December. 

For all other information about the conference, including keynote speakers, social programme, venue and travel, and accommodation, visit the conference website or contact

Follow us on Twitter: @capcbristol and using #swsapc20

Breast Cancer Educational Event 2020

Date: 11 March 2020
Time: 09:00 - 16:30
Venue: Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon

You are invited to save the date for the Wales Cancer Network (WCN) Breast Cancer Educational Event 2020.

Tomorrow's Health 2020: Working together for a healthier Wales!

We’re pleased to announce that bookings are now open for our national conference, Tomorrow’s Health 2020.

Please book your place today!

When?           Wed 25 & Thu 26 March 2020
Where?          Venue Cymru, Llandudno, north Wales
Who?             For those working in health and social care, industry, academia and third sector

You can find out more about the conference, speakers and programme announcements by visiting


  • Register now for your complimentary delegate pass. Don't delay as places are limited.
  • You can book now by clicking here: Book Conference

3rd Annual Dental Symposium

Following the successful Dental Symposium in 2019 we look forward to welcoming dental teams, Health Boards’ primary care teams, and other dental stakeholders to attend the 3rd Annual Welsh Dental Symposium: A 20/20 vision of the Changing Landscape of Dentistry in Wales on 6 May 2020.

Please save the date in your diaries and book your tickets. A full programme of the day will be issued shortly.

The agenda will feature a variety of inspiring speakers and a poster display. There will be plenty of opportunities to gain an understanding and actively participate in discussions on changes being planned in dentistry in Wales. The event should also provide a platform for networking and sharing good practice.

There is no charge to attend this conference but please make sure you can attend before booking your place. Running such an event comes at a considerable cost and we want to ensure as many people as possible can benefit from the symposium.


Policy Forum for Wales Keynote Seminar: Implementing the Primary Care Model for Wales 

Date: Tuesday, 12th May 2020
Venue: Central Cardiff

Note: fees apply for most delegates, but concessionary and complimentary places are available (subject to terms and conditions)

This seminar will be a timely opportunity to examine the ongoing implementation and impact of the Primary Care Model for Wales - a key element of the Transformation Programme in Wales - as the Model undergoes evaluation. 

The context for discussion

The conference takes place in the context of issues emerging from recent policy developments, including:

  • The publication of A Healthier Wales by the Welsh Government in 2018 and the initiation of the Transformation Programme to implement this vision;
  • A number of announcements on how the £100m Transformation Fund will allow Regional Partnership Boards to deliver innovative projects across Wales, including projects to innovate within primary care or reduce pressure on primary care services;
  • The report from the Auditor General for Wales finding that the application of the Model was inconsistent, the pace of reform should increase, and that improved engagement is needed with health staff and patients in order to develop a useful understanding of the Model - discussion at this seminar will look at the implementation of the Model going forward, as well as reform more generally and the communication of the Model to staff and the public;
  • The first Health and Social Care Workforce Strategy for Wales, setting out actions required to meet key aims for the workforce for 2030 - with the final strategy from Health Education and Improvement Wales and Social Care Wales due to be published and implemented shortly, after approval from the Welsh Government. 

The agenda in summary

  • Improving outcomes in primary care: reducing the impact of poor health and tackling health inequalities;
  • Implementing the new model: creating a ‘wellness’ system, local coordination and accessibility;
  • Supporting and developing the Welsh primary care workforce and the first Health and Social Care Workforce Strategy;
  • Key issues for developing in-hours delivery and out-of-hours primary care: sustainability, access and support; and
  • The future for primary and community services in Wales. 

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Support & Delivery Service Day - save the NEW date

Date: 19 May 2020
Time: 08:30 - 16:30
Venue: Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel

Save the revised date of Health and Care Research Wales’ Support & Delivery Service Day 2020. Join with other Support & Delivery Service colleagues to learn and to celebrate your achievements.

11th Annual Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Research and Development Conference

Date: 16 June 2020
Venue: Christchurch Centre, Newport

The theme of the conference is the impact of research on outcomes, practice and culture.

Health Services Research (HSR) UK conference 2020

Date: 2 - 3 July 2020
Time: TBC
Location: University of Manchester

HSR UK is dedicated to the promotion of health services research in policy and practice. Their annual conference is open to everyone interested in health and care services and systems research.