PRIME Annual Meeting 2023

  • 1st November 2023
  • Wrexham, Bangor University
  • Theme: New opportunities in challenging times:adapting our research efforts to the most pressing problems in primary and emergency care in Wales
  • View the full agenda here.

We were delighted to convene in Wrexham for this year's PRIME Centre Wales annual conference held on the 1st of November, hosted by Bangor University. The theme for this year was: 'New opportunities in challenging times: adapting our research efforts to the most pressing problems in primary and emergency care in Wales'. 

Our thanks to Dr Idris Baker, the National Clinical Lead for the National Palliative and End of Life Care Programme for NHS Wales, who kindly delivered the keynote presentation: 'Opportunities and challenges facing palliative care' (pictured right).

The PRIME SUPER service users group members, Mari James, Sian Jones, John Gallanders, and Jan Davies, led a panel discussion looking at what is new in PPI (pictured, left). 

In the afternoon, all attendees were invited to take part in one of four workshops:

  1. Women’s Health Research: Identifying priority areas for research collaboration in Wales.
    Dr Denitza Williams, Cardiff University; Dr Alison Cooper, Cardiff University (pictured right).
  2. Understanding and embracing system complexity in medical research and clinical practice: the FRAM model Dr Tom Purchase, Cardiff University; Prof David Slater, Cardiff University
  3. Value-added palliative and end-of-life care in Wales? Dr Idris Baker, NHS Wales; Dr Marlise Poolman, Bangor University/NHS Wales
  4. Adaptive trials and master protocol (platform/basket/umbrella) trials Ian Thomas, Cardiff University; Dr Philip Pallmann, Cardiff University; Joanna Canham, Cardiff University; an Thomas, Cardiff University; Dr Philip Pallmann, Cardiff University; Joanna Canham, Cardiff University

Ahead of the meeting close, a fast-paced round of elevator pitch presentations was held, with prizes for the top three. 

Congratulations to the winning presenters:

  1. First prize: Tom Purchase, Cardiff University (pictured right)
  2. Runner-up: Selena Harris, Cardiff University
  3. Runner-up: Annie Hendry, Bangor University

Photos from the day

Elevator pitch presentations

The day featured elevator pitch presentations selected from submitted following a call for abstracts.  All presenters were tasked with delivering their talk in 3 minutes and 3 slides, to be judged by an independent panel of judges on the day. 

Elevator pitches shortlisted from the call for abstracts are displayed below with title and presenter names:

  1. Cervical cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer in people under 45 years of age in the UK
    Dr Denitza Williams, Lecturer, Division of Population Medicine, Cardiff University

  2. Does Molnupiravir help those suffering with COVID-19 at home and in the community get better quicker? Results from the PANORAMIC Trial
    Dr Selena Harris on behalf of MANY dedicated colleagues in the Wales PANORAMIC

  3. Case management of people who call 999 frequently qualitative study of the experience of providing and receiving care
    Dr Alison Porter for the STRETCHED study team

  4. Innovating Efficient Ways of Acquiring Patient and Public Feedback for the ThinkCancer! Study
    Clio Harris, Bangor University

  5. Rapid evaluation of community infection services using data-linkage: Our experience of evaluating the Sore Throat Test and Treat (STTT) service.
    Dr Harry Ahmed, Cardiff University

  6. Early findings from a theoretically informed process evaluation as part of a dental trial with care home residents
    Dr Annie Hendry, Bangor University

  7. Children are being harmed by healthcare
    DrTom Purchase, GP Academic Fellow, Cardiff University

Elevator Pitch Combined.pptx by Angela Watkins


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