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.
The full programme is available to view here.
Plenary presentations from the day
Professor of General Practice, Cardiff University & Director,
PRIME Centre Wales
Director’s welcome and overview for the next 5 years
(PRIME Centre Wales and our new themes)
Professor of General Practice at Bangor University & Assoc. Director, PRIME Centre Wales
Update on the Centre’s efforts to support the response to Covid-1
Professor of Health Services Research, Swansea University & Assoc. Director, PRIME Centre Wales
Making an impact in primary and emergency care through PRIME Centre Wales research
Professor of Community Health and Care Services, USW & Director, WSSPR
The Wales School for Social Prescribing Research (WSSPR)
Dance movement psychotherapy researcher & Movement for wellbeing Lecturer, USW
Movement and wellbeing
Joyce Kenkre Professor of Primary Care USW & Assoc. Director, WSSPR
John-Wynn Jones, Retired rural GP, and recent Chair of WONCA Rural Health
International developments in the delivery of universal health care coverage
The day closed with an elevator pitch style research innovation and dangerous ideas session, featuring 11 pitches from a range of speakers, with a prize awarded for the top three pitches.
A call for abstracts for elevator style pitches attracted a range of submissions across the categories of:
- Research findings
- Research ideas
- Innovation in research
- Dangerous ideas
The speaker has 3 minutes to put forward their key argument about why their work matters (why someone should want to come and find out more). The format encourages people to present ideas differently. This type of presentation is useful for engaging new audiences and is a useful skill for people to develop, as well as good format by which to showcase a range of ideas and so invite further engagement.
The audience was asked to vote for their favourite pitch at the end of the session - the top 3 pitches were:
- The juxtaposition of the natural and the medical in noisy breathing at the end of life: a qualitative study with healthcare professionals (P2P)
Annie Hendry, Bangor University
- ‘Function First’: How to promote physical activity and physical function in people with long-term conditions managed in primary care? A study combining realist and co-design methods.
Rebecca-Jane Law, Bangor University
- The rapid adaptation of the ThinkCancer! intervention and trial in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Alun Surgey, Bangor University
2. The association between rurality, deprivation and time to help-seeking for cancer symptoms: a secondary analysis of cross-sectional survey data
Georgina St Pier, Cardiff University
4. Awareness and Beliefs About Cancer (ABACus): randomised controlled trial of a targeted cancer awareness intervention for adults living in deprived areas of the United Kingdom
Yvonne Moriarty, Cardiff University
6. ‘Function First’: How to promote physical activity and physical function in people with long-term conditions managed in primary care? A study combining realist and co-design methods.
Rebecca-Jane Law, Bangor University
9. Innovative recruitment in primary care during COVID-19: the Combined Raman and FiT study (CRaFT)
Claire Hurlow, Swansea University
Posters from the day
The breaks featured a number of posters showcasing the recent research of the PRIME Centre Wales team: