Forthcoming events of interest

Alzheimer’s Research UK Public event 2018

Date: 1 August 2018
Time: 10:00-13:00
Venue: Hadyn Ellis Building, Cardiff

Attend a free event for members of the public, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Research UK Wales Network Centre at Cardiff University, to hear more about the latest findings in dementia research, take a tour of the research laboratories and talk to leading dementia researchers. Read more and register.

Primary Care One Social Prescribing Events

  • South-East Wales Social Prescribing Community of Practice Launch Event
    26th July, 9:00-13:00 (Life Science Hub, Cardiff)

  • Social Prescribing : Coming of Age
    06th November 2018 (The Kings Fund, London)

Find out more

Royal Statistical Society Conference

Date: 3-6 September 2018
Venue: Cardiff

Programme planning for the conference will be led by Daniel Farewell and Rhian Daniel from the School of Medicine at Cardiff University, who said: 'We're delighted the RSS Conference is returning to Cardiff. A lot has changed in the Welsh capital since last we met here in 2005: come and see what's new!'

Further details to follow.

Public Health England Annual Conference 2018

Date: 11-12 September 2018
Venue: University of Warwick

The conference programme is linked to three key themes:

  • Promoting world leading science and evidence
  • Making the economic case for prevention

  • Working towards a healthier, fairer society.

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ENRICH Cymru North Wales Launch

Date: 13th September 2018 - 10.00-16.00,
Venue: Conwy Business Centre

ENRICH Cymru, the Enabling Research in Care Homes Network , is co-hosted by the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research and the Wales School for Social Care Research. ENRICH Cymru aims to improve the lives of older people living in care homes across Wales by establishing a network of ‘research ready’ care homes and care home sector.

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How to Put Together A Successful Funding Application

Date: Thursday 13th September 2018, 09.30—15.30
Venue: Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University

This 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 Award calls. Topics include:

  • Applying for research funding
  • Working with your R&D office
  • Responding to reviewers’ comments
  • Specific guidance based on observer feedback from this year’s RfPPB panel

The day will focus on key aspects of successful applications. We will be using examples of both successful and unsuccessful RfPPB applications during the day to illustrate how to maximize your chances of putting together a high-quality grant application.

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Two-day workshop: developing key sections of your research application

Date: 13 - 14 September 2018
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: Sketty Hall, Swansea
Cost: £50 per person, per day

This workshop is for anyone who works in the NHS or social care in Wales, who has a research idea and is planning to apply for funding. Over the two days, delegates will be able to discuss their ideas with experienced researchers and gain expert support in developing their research applications. Further information

Reaching out: a meeting to advance clinical research preparedness for infectious disease outbreaks

Date: 20 - 21 September 2018
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: Pullman Hotel, Brussels

The Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness and The Platform for European Preparedness Against (Re-)emerging Epidemics (PREPARE) have teamed up to bring you this global, solutions focused meeting, which will examine bottlenecks to (rapid) deployment of clinical research in an infectious disease outbreak.

The meeting will be of interest to patients, researchers, regulators, funders and policy makers.

Read more and register

World Health Organization Healthy Cities Conference—call for abstracts

Date: 1st-14th October 2018
Venue: Belfast

The call for abstracts refers to papers submitted by delegates for the Learning through Practice sessions and poster sessions during the 4 days of the conference. The 6 main themes of the conference: People, Place, Participation, Prosperity, Planet, Peace.

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MediWales Connects - North Wales Connects

Date: 17-18 October
Venue: Wrexham

After the ongoing success of MediWales Connects, the all Wales NHS collaboration conference, we will be taking the event to North Wales in October in collaboration with Betsi Cadwaladr UHB and Powys THB.

Save the Date: Health and Care Research Wales Conference 2018

Date: 25 October 2018
Time: 08:30 - 16:30
Venue: SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff

Plans for the Health and Care Research Wales Conference 2018 are now well under way.

Be sure to join us and learn more about research relating to this year’s theme: “Future-proofing research in Wales”.

Confirmed speakers include Vaughan Gething, cabinet secretary for Health and Social Services, and Dr Frank Atherton, chief medical officer for Wales. Read more

Call for abstracts

We are currently inviting submissions to display a poster or present at a showcase session at the event. We welcome all submissions, but would be particularly pleased to see submissions that address the conference theme of ‘future-proofing research’. Read more and submit.

Entries are also open for the 2018 Public Involvement Achievement Award. The award is designed to identify, promote, and celebrate the excellent public involvement taking place across the Health and Care Research Wales Infrastructure. Read more and enter.

The 8th EURIPA Rural Health Forum - Call for abstracts

Date: 14 - 16 November 2018
Venue: Maale Hachamisha, Israel

The theme for 8th EURIPA Rural Health Forum is:

    “The challenge of the vulnerable and ageing population in rural medicine”

and will focus on the importance of delivering quality medical care in remote locations to the old, incapacitated and deprived.
The abstract submission is now been open and this can be done directly from the website, closing 16th September:

8th EURIPA Rural Health Forum: The challenge of vulnerable and ageing population in rural medicine

Dates: 14-16 November 2018
Venue: Maale Hachamisha, Israel

The 8th EURIPA Rural Health Forum will be held in Maale Hachamisha, Israel on November 14th – 16th Wednesday to Friday 2018. The theme for this year’s Forum is “The challenge of the vulnerable and ageing population in rural medicine” and will focus on the importance of delivering quality medical care in remote locations to the old, incapacitated and deprived. The Forum is designed to bring together family doctors, health professionals and medical trainees, working in rural health settings and offers the opportunity to share experiences and initiatives on how to improve access and the provision of care to those in need.

Abstract submission deadline: 16 September 2018

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Newcastle University PPI Involvement in Research Conference 2018

Dates: Thursday 15th and Friday 16th November, 2018
Venue: Lindisfarne Room, Hadrian Building, King's Road, Newcastle University 

You are cordially invited to take part in this exciting international conference that, so far, brings to you a fantastic line up of key note speakers from the UK, Canada, USA, Denmark and Ireland. 

This inaugural conference will provide an international platform to critically explore and reflect on the issue of evaluation of patient and public involvement in research.

Call for abstracts 

Rather than have pre-set themes for the conference we will shape the thematic structure of the in-conference parallel oral sessions and poster presentations around the topics covered within submitted abstracts.  We feel this will better reflect the current landscape of patient and public involvement (PPI) in research at an international level, and resonate more closely with a range of PPI experience, academic and philosophical interests, and diversity in approaches to the practice and evaluation of PPI in research. 

Closing date for submissions is Tuesday 31st July. 

For more details please see:

Wales Kidney Research Unit Annual General Meeting 

Date: 28 November 2018
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Venue: Morriston Hospital, Swansea

Come and hear about the research Wales Kidney Research Unit are doing and the impact it is having. Further details and programme to follow. Read more and register.

UK HealthTech 2018

Date: 4 December 2018
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff

Join over 200 delegates to network, develop your working relationships, and embrace business development opportunities. Listen to a programme of valuable sector updates and forward thinking across the life science sector. Further details coming soon – register your interest.

Innovation Awards

Date: 4 December 2018
Time: 18:00 - 23:50
Venue: National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

MediWales are delighted to announce that their thirteenth annual awards competition will take place on the 4 December 2018. Over 300 VIPs and guests come together for this gala evening to celebrate the achievements of the NHS, life science and health technology communities. Read more and register.