Forthcoming events of interest

PERCH study stakeholder event 

Date: 10th October 2019
Time: 12.30 (lunch) for a 1pm start and 3.45pm end
Venue: The Grand Hotel, Swansea 

Paramedics are increasingly providing non-emergency, non-999 care in the community. In some areas this includes working with care homes, where paramedics have been asked to provide non-emergency support for residents and or staff. This type of development requires research to understand opportunities and challenges for residents, families, care home staff, and for primary care and emergency services. The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust and Swansea University have received funding from Health and Care Research Wales to address this important topic through the PERCH study. 

To review our initial learning from this work, and to plan a formal evaluation we would like to invite you to a stakeholder workshop. We are inviting health and social care professionals (including ambulance service, care home and primary care staff), researchers and members of the public. 

If you wish to request a place, please email

Note that places are limited and on a first come first serve basis 

We very much hope you will lend your support. 

Leigh Keen (PERCH Study Lead) Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust
Mark Kingston, Primary and Emergency Care Researcher, Swansea University
Stephanie Green, ENRICH Cymru National Coordinator, Swansea University 

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5th Annual Rare Disease Patient Network Meeting

Date: 10 October 2019
Location: Holiday Inn, Cardiff City Centre 

Join Wales Gene Park for their 5th Annual Rare Disease Patient Network Meeting. Attendees will hear talks from experts in the field of rare diseases as well as patient experiences and have opportunities to meet other members of the network. Read more and register.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board R&D Conference

Date: 15 October 2019
Time: 08:45 - 16:30
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium

Read the conference itinerary and register by visiting the event web page.

Welsh Public Health Conference 2019

Date: 17 - 18 October 2019
Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC), Newport

Save the date for this year’s Welsh Public Health Conference. More information about the event is available on their website.

Psychiatric Genetics: Past, Present and Future

Date: 22 October 2019
Time: 12:00 - 18:00
Venue: Haydn Ellis Building, Cardiff University

Join the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics for an opportunity to hear leading researchers review recent advances in psychiatric genetics, future directions and potential translational impact. Read more and register.

ENRICH Cymru conference 2019

Date: 23 October 2019
Time: 09:30 - 16:00
Location: Reichel Hall, Bangor University

Book your place at the ENRICH Cymru conference to learn more about the latest research in Wales, from dementia and intergenerational care to the evolving role of technology in care homes. Read more and register.

DPUK Datathon

Dates: 30 October - 1 November 2019
Venue: Swansea University

Join creative thinkers at our flagship datathon at the home of DPUK Data Portal. Places are limited.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Friday 4 October 2019.

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Rural Health and Care Conference 2019

Date: 5-6 November 2019
Location: Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells

The title of this year's conference is "Rural resilience in health and care, communities and individuals".

Call for papers/posters for the conference is now open, if you are interested in submitting please complete an application form and return to

Deadline: 17:00 20th September 2019

Find out more

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)

National Primary Care Conference

Clusters: Past, present and future

Date: Thursday 7th November 2019
Venue: The International Convention Centre (ICC wales), Newport

We are excited to open booking for the 4th Annual National Primary Care Conference in Wales. The conference will be held on the 7th November in the brand new International Convention Centre near Newport.

We are incredibly excited by the agenda and speakers, the draft agenda is outlined below but this is subject to small changes. We have listened to all the feedback from prior events and have designed the conference to maximise opportunities to learn and share from innovative practice in Wales. We have also allowed more time for delegates to meet and talk, and have increased the number of delegate spaces available compared with previous years, allowing those who wish to attend the opportunity to do so.


Academic Fellows Scheme Annual Meeting 2019 - SAVE THE DATE

Date: Thursday 14th November 2019, 13:00-16:30
Venue: All Nations Centre, Muller Room, Sachville Avenue, Heath, Cardiff CF14 3NY

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University of South Wales Music Therapy and Autism Conference

Saturday 16th November 2019, 9.30am – 4.15pm

University of South Wales, Newport City Campus, NP20 2BP

We invite you to join us for an informative day of paper presentations from experienced colleagues, and poster presentations from USW students and recent graduates to explore a range of perspectives on how we work with autistic people in music therapy.

Speakers will draw from resonant fields of music psychology, critical disability studies and transdisciplinary working to provide a range of lenses for reflecting upon and understanding practice. This rich, diverse programme offers opportunities for training and qualified music therapists, other arts therapists, teachers, early years practitioners, counsellors and other practitioners with a range of research and practice interests to engage in meaningful dialogue about music therapy and autism.

The day will be chaired and the discussions led by Elizabeth Coombes (Music Therapist, Course Leader, PhD Researcher). The programme includes:

  • Dr. Neta Spiro (Research Fellow, Royal College of Music and Honorary Research Fellow, Imperial College London): Scaling up and scaling down: Perspectives on outcome measurement in research with children with autism.
  • Beth Pickard (Music Therapist, Senior Lecturer, PhD Researcher): Autism Diagnosis or Neurodivergent Identity?
  • Tina Warnock (Belltree Music Therapy CIC): How Non-Verbal Voicework in Music Therapy can Support Intersubjective Relatedness for Children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions.
  • Emma Maclean (Music Therapist, NHS Lothian; Lecturer, Queen Margaret University) and Clare Tillotson (Freelance Music Therapist): How do Music Therapists Share? Exploring Collaborative Approaches in Educational Settings for Children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions.
  • USW Students and Graduates, Poster Presentations sponsored by Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Cost £75 (Students £35) Refreshments and lunch included.

The event poster is available to download here.

To book, visit:

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board Annual R&D Conference

Date: 19 November 2019
Time: 08:45 - 16:30
Venue: Castle Suite, Vale Resort, Hensol

Read the conference itinerary and register by visiting the event web page.  


Date: 28-29 November 2019
Location: The Exchange Hotel, Cardiff Bay

Sponsored by Wales Gene Park, this will be the 29th Annual Meeting of NECTAR and will bring together scientists, clinicians, patient advocates and industry partners from across Europe and the international community to share the latest research in repairing the damage to the central nervous system as a result of degenerative diseases. Read more and register.

Cancer Innovation Challenge

Date: 28 - 29 November 2019

Over two days, participants have the chance to work intensively on creating solutions to pre-proposed challenges from those involved in cancer research and care, the solutions to which might come through collaboration with you or colleagues in industry. Read more.

UK HealthTech & MediWales Innovation Awards - SAVE THE DATE

Wednesday 4th December 2019

UK HealthTech brings together key speakers to discuss the major strategic issues and policy developments facing the life science and health technology sector. With presentations from industry experts and government officials, the conference sets the agenda for debate on the future of our business, health and academic communities.

Join delegates to network, gain updates on sources of finance and funding, meet collaborative partners and build business development opportunities. 

Good Academic Citizenship Career Development Event

We The Curious, Bristol

Date: 09.30, Wednesday 11 December 2019
Venue: One Millennium Square, Anchor Road, Bristol, BS1 5DB

Do you want to be a good academic citizen? What do you think makes a good academic citizen? An academic’s work doesn’t stop at research – there are a whole host of roles and responsibilities that, while not always recognised, are integral to academic life. During this event we’ll be exploring what makes a good academic citizen and providing time for attendees to actively develop new networks, as well as hearing from inspirational speakers.

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