Previous Events

PRIME Centre Wales Annual Meeting 2020

3rd November 2020, Online

We were delighted to welcome guests to the sixth PRIME Centre Wales Annual Meeting, held 3rd November virtually hosted by Bangor University and held completely online.

To mark the beginning of a renewed funding period for PRIME Centre Wales for 2020-25, this year's meeting focussed on celebrating some of the centre's key impact achievements to date, and looking to the future with new research areas, as well as welcoming the Wales School for Social Prescribing Research.

Due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, this year's meeting was held completely online and we were delighted to welcome over 100 delegates from Wales and beyond including the USA, Canada, Italy, and France.

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PRIME Centre Wales Annual Meeting 2019

27th November 2019, Cardiff

We were delighted to welcome guests to the fifth PRIME Centre Wales Annual Meeting, held 27th November hosted by Cardiff University at Park Plaza, Cardiff. 

Following our previous years' rotating focus on two of PRIME Centre Wales’ research workpackages, this year's event programme featured:

  • Supportive and palliative care launch of new workpackage for 2020 - featuring presentations by co-leads Annmarie Nelson, Marie Curie Professor of Supportive and Palliative Care; Scientific Director, Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre; Marlise Poolman, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Bangor University, who offered an overview of work to date and future direction of research in PRIME.

We were honoured to welcome guest speakers: 

  • Idris Baker (pictured opposite), Welsh National Clinical Lead for palliative and end of life care & Consultant in Palliative Medicine who presented a Welsh Government and End of Life Board perspective of palliative and supportive care research in Wales. 
  • Ian Lewis, Head of Strategy and Initiatives, National Cancer Research Institute talked about palliative and supportive care research in the context of primary care and the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI).
  • Mr Jim Fitzgibbon, public member speaker for palliative and supportive care who offered a carer’s/family member perspective. 

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PRIME Centre Wales Annual Meeting 2018

26th November 2018,
University of South Wales, Pontypridd

We were delighted to welcome guests to the fourth PRIME Centre Wales Annual Meeting, held 26th November at University of South Wales, Pontypridd. 

Following our previous years' rotating focus on two of PRIME Centre Wales’ research workpackages, this year's event programme featured:

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STAR Family Study Stakeholder Meeting

25th January 2017, Cardiff

The STAR Family Study stakeholder event, held on 25th January 2017, brought together women with persistent pain, health and social care professionals, and researchers with an interest in improving support for women with long-term musculoskeletal conditions on their journey to parenthood. Musculoskeletal pain and various other long-term limiting illnesses are common in the general population.

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PRIME Centre Wales Annual Meeting 2016

15th November 2016, Wrexham

We were delighted to welcome guests to the second PRIME Annual Meeting, held 15th November 2016 at Ramada Plaza Bangor.

The meetings focussed on PRIME work packages 'Screening, prevention and diagnosis in primary care and 'unscheduled and emergency care'.

Guests speakers included Janette Turner, Reader in Emergency & Urgent Care Research, Sheffield University; and Dr Fiona Walter, Principal Researcher in Primary Care Cancer Research, University of Cambridge.

Presentations from the day are available to view here.


Research Priority Setting in Care Homes - RDG Workshop

1st July 2016, Future Inn Hotel, Cardiff

The CTR and PRIME Centre Wales organised a Research Development Workshop to bring together a wide range of researchers, practitioners, and others throughout Wales to start developing proposals to address the questions that have been identified as priorities during the study. This event was the first of its kind for us, and was designed for those with an interest in this area who wanted to find collaborators to establish research development groups. Read more

PRIME Long Term Conditions Consensus Meeting

10th November 2015, St Mary's Priory, Abergavenny, NP7 5ND

Bringing together researchers, representatives from government, local authorities, commercial sector, third sector, community members and their supporters/carers – to identify the research issues, prioritise these and establish how they can be collectively delivered.

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PRIME Guest Lecture: Sir Liam Donaldson

10th November 2015, 13:00-14:00, Cardiff School of Medicine
'Patient safety - today's challenges, tomorrow's opportunity'.

Professor Sir Liam Donaldson is recognised as an international champion of patient safety and public health. He was the foundation chair of the World Health Organisation World Alliance for Patient Safety, launched in 2004. He is a past vice-chairman of the World Health Organisation Executive Board. He is now the World Health Organisation’s Envoy for Patient Safety and Chairman of the Independent Monitoring for the Polio Eradication Programme. In the UK, he is currently Chair of Health Policy at Imperial College London and Chancellor of Newcastle University.

A recording of the lecture is available: here.

HSR UK Winter Meeting: Impact of Health Services Research

10th October 2015, Swansea University

The PPHI team at Swansea University Medical School co-hosted this successful half day seminar with the national organisation Health Services Research UK (formerly Health Services Research Network). This was the first time the HSRUK winter meeting had been held in Wales.

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PRIME Centre Wales Social Care Consensus Meeting

5th October 2015, 10:00 - 15:00
Future Inn Cardiff Hotel

The meeting aims to bring together health and social care researchers, representatives from government, local authorities, commercial sector, third sector, community members and their supporters/carers to identify the research issues, prioritise these and establish how they can be collectively delivered.

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PRIME Centre Wales 1st Annual Meeting, 2015

22nd September 2015
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Prime for research - collaborate, listen, engage...

The aim of this event was to bring together primary and emergency (including unscheduled) care
researchers and stakeholders and offer a stimulating forum to share areas of research strength,
identify opportunities for collaboration, and inspire to take forward.

For full details about the meeting: click here