Forthcoming events of interest

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.

‘A Musical Soiree with Millie Davies in aid of Shelter Cymru’ on Friday 21st February 2020 in the Zen Bar Cardiff Met. 7-9pm

Discover Your Role in Health and Social Care Research

Workshop to discuss the draft strategy for public and patient involvement and engagement in Health and Care Research Wales research

Date: Tuesday 25th February 2020, 10am-2pm
Venue: ILS1 Seminar Room, Swansea University

Refreshments and lunch provided 

  • Latest event in a series of consultation meetings seeking views on ‘Discover Your Role in Health and Social Care Research’ 
  • Hear how the document has evolved based on feedback from researchers and public contributors in Wales 
  • Contribute feedback and suggestions on the emerging key themes 
  • Find out what happens next 

Registration at

999 EMS Research Forum conference 2020

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

This year our conference theme is 'Quality and risk in 999 healthcare: A balancing act?' and will be hosted by South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAMB) in association with the National Ambulance Research Steering Group (NARSG).

We have an exciting conference programme for 2020 with a varied range of pre-conference workshops, keynote presentations, peer reviewed oral presentations, a moderated poster session, a debate and prize awards to conclude the conference. Workshops and keynote presentations include: 

Workshops—3 March 2020

  • Presenting qualitative research findings—Professor Julia Williams, University of Hertfordshire and Dr Emma Knowles, University of Sheffield
  • Coming up with research ideas – thinking outside the box— Professor Helen Snooks, Swansea University and Jack Barrett, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • Presenting quantitative research findings— Dr Wendy Wood, NIHR Research Design Service South Central
  • Learning and Knowledge Services for Ambulance Services (LKS ASE) - practical support for your research journey—Matt Holland, LKS ASE Librarian 

Keynote presentations—4 March 2020

  • Applying lessons of safety research in 999 prehospital care—Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens, Cardiff University
  • Supporting Wellbeing in Ambulance Personnel (SWAP) study—Dr Fiona Bell, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
  • Anaphylaxis recognition: Is there consistency in Paramedic and Emergency Department diagnosis?—Rachael Berry, University of Tasmania
  • Ambulance Data Set : Standardising Data across Urgent and Emergency Care—Dr Tom Hughes, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Evaluating the Diversion of Alcohol-Related Attendances (EDARA) project—Professor Simon Moore, Cardiff University

Further information and registration:

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

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CADR Thank you event

Date: 11 March 2020
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Location: Swansea University

This informal event is to thank those of you who have taken part in Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research activities, whether by attending their seminars or by offering to help them in different research aspects.

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.

The Wales Cancer Research Centre: the next five years

Date: 24 March 2020
Venue: University Hall,Cardiff

Discover the Wales Cancer Research Centre's new ambitions and direction of travel as we enter the new funding period.

The Wales Cancer Research Centre was founded in 2015. Since the launch of the centre, we have had the privilege of witnessing some astounding achievements. Our researchers have generated over £40 million through the grants they have been awarded, bringing income into Wales. In fact, for every £1 of Welsh Government funding we have received, we have generated £6.50.

Our research outputs have made a significant contribution to the global effort to tackle cancer; to date we have published over 400 articles in peer reviewed journals. The scope of our research means that our work touches every element of the patient journey and will improve lives, not just in Wales, but internationally.

We are thrilled that the centre has been awarded funding to allow our invaluable research to continue for a further five years. This event will detail our ambitions and direction of travel as we enter the new funding period and give you a chance to feed in your thoughts.


Developing a Research Idea workshop

Date: 25 March 2020
Location: Cardiff University

This one day workshop run by the Research Design and Conduct Service (RDCS) is for staff working in the NHS and social care. 

It is aimed at those who have an initial idea for research and wish to take the next steps to developing it into a funded project. 

It is also suitable for those seeking inspiration for a research idea.

The day will be a mix of short presentations and small group discussions, facilitated by RDCS consultants on topics including aspects of a good research idea, developing your idea, selecting an appropriate design and public and patient involvement in research.

Book Launch - Art Therapy in Museums and Galleries: Reframing Practice 

Date: Wednesday 25 March 2020, 3.00pm 
Venue: USW Newport Campus Library

USW warmly invites you to a local launch of the first book on art therapy in museums and galleries, co-edited by Ali Coles (MA Art Psychotherapy Joint Course Leader) and Helen Jury (past Course Leader) and published by Jessica Kingsley on 21st February 2020. 

Please join us at USW Newport Campus Library at 3.00pm on Wednesday 25 March for tea/coffee and Welsh cakes.  Ali and Helen will give short presentations about the book and there will be the opportunity for informal discussion and networking. 

The book is available for pre-order at

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

George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling Annual Symposium

Date: 3rd and 4th April 2020

Call for Proposals: Storytelling and Mothers 

We invite proposals for academic papers (15 minutes), panel sessions (45 minutes), workshops (45 minutes) and short performances (up to 15 minutes in length) for the fourteenth annual George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling symposium on the theme of storytelling and motherhood.  We are seeking contributions that address motherhood in relation to performance storytelling, applied storytelling and narrative in fields including, but not limited to: performance studies; storytelling studies; arts for health, wellbeing and social care; maternal studies; literary studies; and other related disciplines.  We would like to provide an opportunity to our wide range of attendees i.e. storytellers and practitioners from allied artforms, researchers, community workers, youth workers, post-graduate students and others, and welcome innovative formats for presentations.

If you would like to contribute, please submit abstracts of not more than 300 words by Sunday 23 February to Georgina Biggs, Research Assistant, Performance and the Maternal, email:

Further information:

Behaviour Change for Health: Current & Emerging Science & Technologies

Dates: 6th-7th April 2020
Venue: Central London

The UCL Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC) is delighted to announce the 6th annual conference taking place at the UCL Institute of Education in central London on Monday 06 and Tuesday 07 April 2020. Conference workshops will be running Wednesday 08 April 2020. 

The conference welcomes submissions on research and practice to change health-related behaviour using digital and non-digital approaches. The Scientific Committee will be looking for talks, posters, symposia and workshops to stimulate a lively exchange of ideas between academia and industry. 

More information on abstract submissions will be available via the UCL Centre website from mid-September. 

For more information on the conference and to book please visit the CBC website:

17th WONCA World Rural Health Conference 2020

Deadline for abstract submission for the Wonca World Rural Health Conference has been extended until 15th February

Date: 15th - 18th April 2020
Venue: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Achieving Rural Universal Health Coverage Through Community Approach

This is an international event that will see delegates from around the world inspiring and exchanging ideas on the latest developments and challenges in rural family practice and rural and remote health generally.

Further information & registration:

3rd Annual WelshDental Symposium

Date: 6 May 2020
Venue: International Convention Centre Wales, NP18 1HQ

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.


A Short Breaks Research and Practice Development Exchange Event

Date: 7 May 2020
Time: 09:30 - 15:30
Location: International Convention Centre, Newport / Golden Jubilee Conference Centre, Glasgow

The purpose of this event is to share knowledge and experience across Wales and Scotland about the impact of short breaks and respite care, and the outcomes achieved.

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.

AfroPHC Conference

Dates: 19-21 June 2020
The African Forum for Primary Health Care (AfroPHC) is the voice of the PC/PHC team and its supporters, sharing and supporting each other in advocating for PHC. We want you to join us. We are having a series of webinars in a work up to the AfroPHC Conference 19-21 June 2020. Register for it!  

Please register here for our first webinar at 6pm (GMT) on Tues 18th February 2020.  

The webinar will include luminaries from the nursing discipline talking about nurses and African PHC. 

  • Thembeka Gwagwa, 2nd Vice President of the International Council of Nurses (ICN).
  • Bongi Sibanda, Coordinator of Anglophone Africa Advanced Practice Nurse Coalition Project (AAAPNC)
  • Judy Khanyola, African Representative for Nursing Now

They will share a bit of background on organisations in the field, their efforts in the space of Primary Health Care in Africa as well as their views on the AfroPHC process.

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.

call for abstracts that demonstrate research as a core activity through a range of themes is now open.

Closing date for submissions: 17 April 2020

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.

Inaugural clinical research nursing day

Date: 3 July 2020
Time: 09:00 - 16:30
Location: Royal College of Nursing, London

This conference is aimed at all research nurses and midwives from across the UK, and any nurse interested in a career in research.

Save the date: Health and Care Research Wales conference 2020

Date: 7 October 2020
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Add the date for this year's conference to your diaries. More information on this exciting event will follow shortly.

If you are interested in being notified when registration opens, please email us.

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.