PRIME Centre Wales Annual Meeting

Date: 3 November 2020
Venue: Online

Registration is open for PRIME Centre Wales' annual meeting, which will be held online. Join the centre to hear about our impact highlights from the last year, recent efforts to support the response to COVID-19, latest research findings from our network and more.

Registration open until 2nd November:

Value in Health Week

Date: 12 October - 16 October 2020

Value in Health Week is a series of online events celebrating value based healthcare adoption in Wales, featuring sessions by PRIME's Dr Natalie Joseph-Williams on 13th October, and Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens on 15th October.

Full details are available at:

Tuesday 13 October, 17.00 – 18.00: Patient Perspectives - Why Better Data is Key to Patient-Centred Care


  • Dr Susan J Goodfellow; Clinical Improvement Lead Value-Based Health Care, Session Chair
  • Wayne Lewis, Policy Lead (Wales), Crohn’s and Colitis UK
  • Dr Natalie Joseph-Williams, Lecturer, Cardiff University
  • Sian Hughes, Palliative CNS, Cardiff and Vale UHB
  • Dr Clea Atkinson, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Cardiff and Vale UHB


A panel of clinicians and patients will discuss how accessible, good quality real world data is key to driving forward the implementation of person-centred care. Issues such as self-management, shared decision making, remote monitoring and the need to balance safety with personal choices will be discussed as part of this topical panel session.


Thursday 15 October, 15.30 – 16.00: OECD Patient Reported Indicator Survey (PaRIS) Programme


  • Dr Andy Carson-Stevens, Wales Scientific Director of OECD PaRIS


The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is leading the international Patient Reported Indicator Survey (PaRIS) programme which aims to make health systems more people-centred. PaRIS will create the first international survey of patient-reported health outcomes and experiences of adults with one or more chronic conditions who are treated in primary care settings. Internationally, PaRIS will accelerate and standardize the monitoring of patient-reported indicators in crucial areas of health systems where little is being measured at present. Wales' participation in the PaRIS programme represents an opportunity for Wales to: demonstrate international leadership in the development of tools to support the delivery of patient-centred care; make comparisons around key outcomes and experiences with other countries; support policy makers to identify best practices to support the delivery of the Value-Based Health Care plan; enable a medium-to-long term assessment on Welsh Government’s Value-Based Health Care programme, targeted at patients with one or more chronic diseases in pursuit of A Healthier Wales; and, enable data-driven policy decision-making about priorities for population health and social care improvement.


RCEM Annual Scientific Conference 2020

Dates: 12 - 14 October 2020
Venue: Manchester

This conference looks at the cutting edge of emergency medicine and features nationally and internationally acclaimed keynote speakers. Abstracts are taken for this conference with posters and presentations from across the emergency medicine speciality - including the Rod Little Award for research presented by EM trainees and the Elizabeth Molyneux Prize for the best paediatric paper submitted. This event is suitable for emergency medicine clinicians across all grades, as well as Advanced Care Practitioners and associated health professionals working in the emergency department or pre-hospital environment.

Please click here to register your interest and be the first to hear when registration opens.

The Green Ribbon Arts Festival

Dates: 26 October - 7 November 2020

Funded by the Arts Council of Wales and the Baring Foundation, the Green Ribbon Arts Festival is a brand new event in Wales to promote how the arts can prevent mental ill health, challenge perceptions, and improve artist’s networking. The event is ‘powered by the Mental Health Foundation’

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has a vision of good mental health for all. It works to prevent mental health problems. It wants to drive change towards a mentally healthy society for all, and support communities, families, and individuals to live mentally healthier lives, with a focus on those at greatest risk. It is also the home of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Amid the challenges presented by Covid 19, the festival will initially see an online-only event in October of this year, with the intention of holding physical events with small gatherings in February next year.

The event is inspired by the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, now in its 14th year and led by the Mental Health Foundation, and previous mental health arts festivals in Wales that were organised by Disability Arts Cymru. 

The Green Ribbon Arts Festival will:

  • Engage Welsh communities, key stakeholders, and policy makers to demonstrate how the arts can be used in preventing mental ill health
  • Showcase quality arts projects and interventions that help prevent mental health problems
  • Improve networking for artists who are active in the mental health agenda
  • Explore options for future funding to hold an annual mental health arts festival for Wales

Mental Health Foundation Resources:

  • What does prevention mean and how can it help?
  • 70 years on: do we understand prevention?
  • Prevention and mental health paper

Further information:

We're delighted to announce that the NCRI Virtual Showcase programme is now live! Over two days, we'll bring to you a series of insightful and thought-provoking talks and panel discussions addressing the latest discoveries in:

  • Big data and AI
  • Prevention and early detection
  • Immunology and immunotherapy
  • Living with and beyond cancer
  • Cancer research and COVID-19

The programme has been designed around the top-scoring abstracts submitted, and the sessions will feature presentations on these particular areas of research. Head to our website to view the full programme. 

Register today to enjoy this exciting virtual event directly from the comfort of your home or office, and benefit from:

  • Access to all virtual scientific sessions (with the opportunity to submit questions live)
  • Access to all lightning talks (short punchy presentations designed to give you an overview of the research)
  • On-demand viewing (session recordings will be available for 30 days after the event)
  • Access to all accepted abstracts and e-posters via the NCRI App (with the option of emailing the authors directly) 
  • Message other delegates securely via the NCRI App*
  • Access to speakers slides via the NCRI App*
  • CPD points/certificate included (as applicable)

View programme

Register now

Changing Healthcare: Learning from lasting change in the NHS

Dates: 2-6 November 2020
Venue: Online

Join us from 2 to 6 November for this free week-long interactive digital conference. We’ll explore past cases of widespread, lasting change in healthcare and how we can learn from them.


If you’d like to join any of these events, please register for the conference below and we’ll be in touch with further details.


PRIME Centre Wales Annual Meeting

Date: 3 November 2020
Venue: Online

Registration is open for PRIME Centre Wales' annual meeting, which will be held online. Join the centre to hear about our impact highlights from the last year, recent efforts to support the response to COVID-19, latest research findings from our network and more.

Invitation to the WSSSPR Social Prescribing Evaluation Forum

At the Wales School for Social Prescribing Research we will be running three social prescribing evaluation forums per year. The aim of the forums is to provide a place for discussion and resources to support social prescribers and community groups in conducting evaluation and monitoring.

We are inviting members of the Wales Social Prescribing Research Network and the three Welsh Communities of Practice to participate, initially spaces will be limited to 25 people per session and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. We would suggest that 1-2 people per organisation sign up to each session. There will be a waiting list in the event that the forum is oversubscribed.

We will host these forums on Microsoft Teams and joining instructions will be sent to attendees nearer the time.

The dates for the upcoming meetings are:

  • Friday 6th November 2020
  • Wednesday 20th January 2021
  • Tuesday 16th March 2021 

To book a space at the first session being held on 6th November please visit:

In addition to the session above we will also be holding three pre-bookable clinic sessions to provide support on specific evaluations. These can be taken up by an individual, or by members from a service/organisation as a group.  If you would be interested in booking one of these slots, please complete and return the attached application form to  

We hope you are able to join us.  If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing

Welsh Health Hack Returns!

The 8th Welsh Health Hack, taking place online on 10 and 17 November. It offers a great opportunity for NHS Staff, universities and industry to collaborate and network to develop early-stage ideas that might solve operational health challenges.

The first stage of the Welsh Health Hack is to request colleagues from Health and Social Care to submit challenges impacting your work.

Find out more and submit your challenge now!

Multidisciplinary Approaches to AMR: Bench to Bedside and Beyond - free online symposium

Date: Monday 30-Nov-2020 to Friday 04-Dec-2020 

We are excited to announce a free online symposium facilitating networking between researchers working across different disciplines with an interest in antimicrobial resistance (AMR).  

Organised by GW4 early career researchers, this week-long event aims to address a ‘One Health’ approach to AMR, and will comprise interactive webinars from invited speakers and selected abstracts, themed discussion forums, an online poster session and an ‘Images of Research’ gallery. 

Representatives from multiple sectors including academia, industry, human and animal health, environmental science and public policy will be invited to create an accessible, engaging and diverse event. Several broad themes will be covered to explore mechanisms of AMR, novel therapies and technologies, epidemiology, stakeholder engagement and management strategies. This event is open to all researchers with an interest in helping to understand and tackle this global issue. 

Confirmed invited speakers are: 

  • Professor Matthew Avison (Professor of Molecular Bacteriology, University of Bristol) 
  • Dr David Verner-Jeffreys (Bacteriology team lead and AMR theme lead, CEFAS) 
  • Professor Judith Berman (Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Biotechnology, Tel Aviv University) 
  • Dr Jim Spencer (Reader in Microbiology, University of Bristol) 
  • Professor Timothy Walsh (Professor of Medical Microbiology, Oxford University) 

Please register to attend the event here and submit an abstract for a short talk or poster presentation using this link. We are also inviting submissions to our online ‘Images of Research’ gallery where we hope to display the diversity and beauty of AMR research, bench to bedside and beyond. Submit your image here.  

Key dates 

  • Interactive Event: Monday 30-Nov-2020 to Friday 04-Dec-2020 
  • Live presentations: Tuesday 01-Dec-2020 to Thursday 03-Dec-2020  (half days only)
  • Registration deadline: Monday 16-Nov-2020 
  • Abstract submission deadline: Friday 25-Sep-2020 (selected presenters will be notified by Monday 02-Nov-2020) 
  • Image submission deadline: Monday 16-Nov-2020 
  • For more information, as well as links to registration and submission forms, visit our website:

Please note: Abstract & Image submissions are being collected via Google forms which requires Google account log-in to access and upload attachments. All communication will be via the email address you provide to us, not the associated Gmail address. If you do not have a Google account, please contact for an alternative electronic submission form. 

We hope that you will join us online in November 2020! 

Call for abstracts - PRIME Annual Meeting 2020

We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts is now open for the Elevator Pitch session at the forthcoming PRIME Annual Meeting 2020 .

This year's meeting will be held completely online, and take place:
Tuesday 3rd November

If your abstract is accepted, we will support and guide you through the process of pre-recording your 3 minute presentation ahead of the meeting. 

Your presentation will then be broadcast at the meeting, and you will be asked to be on hand (online on the day) to answer questions from the audience.

Attached is a document containing guidance and a template for writing your abstract.

Please send your completed abstracts by:
8th September

Abstracts will be peer reviewed and we'll let you know outcomes by 18th September.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries.

Genesis Digital 2020

Date: 10 December 2020
Time: 09:00 - 18:40

Building on the evolution of the past 19 years, Genesis 2020 will assemble senior executives and decision-makers from across the Life Science, Technology and Investment field to present, discuss and demonstrate their collective insight and thought leadership for the sector, themselves and their stakeholders.

Children and Young People’s Mental Health Digital Conference – Responding to the impact of COVID-19

Thursday 21st January 2021
09:00 - 13.20

Join Westminster Insight’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health Digital Conference – Responding to the Impact of COVID-19 to explore the latest strategies to support children facing mental health challenges during the COVID19 pandemic response.