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Horizon Europe Consortia Building Series - Health Cluster

Date: 14 June 2021
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Location: Online

KTN Global Alliance in partnership with UK National Contract Points are delighted to invite potential UK and European applicants to participate in their Horizon Europe consortia building event series. The events are ideal for those who have identified specific call topics and are ready to take the next steps. An information event about the health cluster is planned for 2 July 2021 - more information coming soon. 

Red4Research - 18th June

#Red4Research Day on Friday 18 June 2021 aims to get as many people as possible wearing red to demonstrate their support and appreciation for all those participating, undertaking and supporting COVID-19 research. 

It’s all about positivity, creativity and support in the face of adversity. #Red4Research is completely inclusive – anyone, any age, anywhere can participate – children, adults, even pets!

We’d love to see your photos and share them, so don’t forget to tag #Red4Research and @ResearchWales in your posts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review Training

Date : 21 June - 25 June 2021

To develop, conduct and report comprehensive systematic reviews in order to provide the strongest possible evidence to inform decision making or clinical guidelines in healthcare.

Our JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review (CSR) Training Program is designed to prepare researchers and clinicians to develop, conduct and report comprehensive systematic reviews of qualitative and quantitative evidence, following the Joanna Briggs Institute approach and using the Joanna Briggs Institute SUMARI software.

Who is the course designed for?

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Postgraduate healthcare students and researchers
  • Policy makers

What are the course aims?

  • Develop a focused question
  • Identify the evidence to answer that question
  • Assess the quality/validity of the identified evidence using JBI tools
  • Decide what form of evidence synthesis is the most appropriate
  • Develop a strategy to implement the results into practice

What will the course cover?

  • Introduction to systematic reviewing and developing a protocol using JBI software
  • Literature searching and selection of studies
  • Critical appraisal of quantitative and qualitative data
  • Data extraction
  • Meta-analysis or narrative synthesis
  • Writing the report

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Cancer Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) & Nurse Research Conference

Date: 23 June 2021
Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Location: Online

The conference hosted by Wales Cancer Research Centre (WCRC) features staff from south west Wales, but welcomes nurses and AHPs from over Wales to register.

Whether you are well versed in research or are totally new to it, the WCRC invite you to come to network, hear best practice and learn from your peers.

Shaping the Future of PHC: What do young professionals have to say?

23 June, 12.00–14.00 CET, Online

I am pleased to invite you to our 6th talk show “Let’s Talk Primary Health Care” on 23 June 12.00–14.00 CET. This webinar series is a monthly event hosted by our WHO European Centre for Primary Health Care. Our overarching purpose is to connect country task forces on primary health care to a regular cross-country conversation.  

The title of our upcoming talk show is "Shaping the Future of PHC: What do young professionals have to say?".

We are very excited to welcome four young health professionals working in primary health care setting and hearing their views on the future of PHC: 

  • Shirin Talapbek Kyzy (family doctor, Kyrgyzstan)
  • Stephanie Dehn Bøgh Funder (community and primary health care nurse, Denmark)
  • Katya Sacco (community pharmacist, Malta)
  • Andrei Purice (NGO worker and social work student, Romania)

As previously, the panel discussion will be followed by parallel sessions in both Russian and English languages to share country experiences.  

Registration link:

COVID-19 National Core Studies Symposium

Date: 24 June 2021
Time: 09:00 - 13:00
Location: Online

Join Health Data Research UK to hear how they are enabling the UK to use health data and research to inform responses to COVID-19.

The National Core Studies programme is enabling the UK to use health data and research to inform both near and long-term responses to COVID-19, as well as accelerating progress to establish a world-leading health data and research infrastructure for the future.

SAPC ASM 2021: Living & dying well

30 June & 1 July, Online

The 49th annual scientific meeting of the SAPC will be a virtual meeting in 2021 taking place over two days.

Wednesday 30th June and Thursday 1st July 2021

The scientific programme will be chaired and created by our "host" team at University of Leeds.

View the programme and registration on the SAPC website.

European Commission Horizon Europe Information Days - Health Cluster

Date: 2 July 2021
Time: 09:30 - 18:00
Location: Online

The Health Cluster information day will include a presentation on the policy context of the Cluster from the directors co-chairing the Health cluster, an overview session for each 'destination' (research theme) in the Health Work Programme and a session on proposals including clinical trials and the information required.

Welsh Stroke Conference 2021 

6-7 July, Online

We are pleased to announce that registration for this year's Welsh Stroke Conference is now open. The call for abstracts is open too.

Our conference aims to:

  • Provide robust evidence-based learning
  • Improve service delivery
  • Further attendees’ overall knowledge and understanding of current local and international research and practice in care and management of stroke patients
  • Improve attendees’ skills in the treatment and care of stroke survivors
  • Inspire attendees to achieve personal excellence in care of stroke survivors
  • Take away new developments and ideas to progress their workplace services to stroke survivors
  • Ultimately improve stroke survivors’ clinical outcomes

Fees for the 2 day event –

  • Medical delegate rate (GMC Registered) - £80
  • All other delegates £35

Further information and registration

Good Work, Good Health - Securing Our Future

Public Health Network Cymru in partnership with Public Health Wales is excited to be hosting this virtual conference where you can learn, network and contribute.

Date: 7 July 2021
Time: 10:00-14:00

Find out more here.

WISERD Summer Series 2021

5th July 2021 - 8th July 2021

In July WISERD is hosting a series of events in place of our usual Annual Conference. The WISERD Summer Series will consist of four events exploring some of WISERD’s established and developing research areas. As part of the series, we will be hosting a PhD Poster competition, kindly sponsored by the Learned Society of Wales and the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership.

The events are free and open to all but would be of particular interest to academic researchers and people working in the areas of migration, wellbeing and food networks.

Monday 5th July, 1pm-3pm

Migration and civil society organisations: The impact of COVID-19 from a comparative perspective

The COVID-19 pandemic has not affected everyone equally. One of the effects of the pandemic has been the unmasking of the prevalent socio-economic inequalities that affect racialised populations of the world, including the Roma and Traveller communities in Europe.

Governments’ recommendations regarding social distancing and sanitisation are challenged by the living conditions historically imposed on the Roma and Traveller population. With higher rates of underlying chronic diseases than the average general community and, in many cases, with limited access to housing and services, Roma and Travellers have been placed in a disproportionately precarious position to cope with the repercussions of coronavirus.

However, civil society organisations have worked for decades to support the integration, de-stigmatisation, and advancement of Roma and Traveller populations’ rights. Understanding the impacts of COVID-19 on segregated populations is one of the most important tasks researchers and policy-makers currently face.

By examining the cases of the United Kingdom (Wales and Scotland), the Czech Republic, Ireland, and Sweden, and in conversation with international academics, this panel discusses the challenges and opportunities that civil society organisations face in terms of segregation and social integration of Roma and Travellers in light of the effects of COVID-19. Furthermore, the panel will address the possible ways in which civil society organisations mobilise the various concerns raised in the context of the pandemic to draw the attention of policy makers to the social inequalities of minority and excluded groups.

Book your place here:

Tuesday 6th July, 10am-12pm

The Foundational Economy of Food Under Covid19 – the contribution of developing food networks

The ongoing Covid19-pandemic has underlined the ‘essential nature’ of the Foundational Economy and highlighted the vulnerability of reliance systems such as healthcare or food. In this context, the interest in and demand for innovative place-based alternatives to our system of food provision have increased rapidly across the UK, as more people engage in food aid initiatives and community-supported agriculture, or focus on the importance of public food procurement schemes. In this panel, we want to examine some of these developments and invite social and policy entrepreneurs involved in food networks in Wales to discuss how their experimental approaches can contribute to civic gain.

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Wednesday 7th July, 1pm-3pm

Well-Being and Social Participation: Education, Cultural Engagement, and Health

The three papers to be presented at the panel will address questions and issues concerning well-being and its enhancement, in three contrasting areas of what might be termed ‘social participation’ - that is, in education, cultural engagement, and health. More specifically, the papers will examine the experience of adult returners to Higher Education at foundation level; the experience of those with dementia who are part of cinema-audiences; and the theory and practice of ‘social prescription’ in relation to GP practice and co-productive models of health delivery. 

Paper 1: Education – Presenters Marie Clifford and Emma Wheeler: The research is concerned with the well-being of Foundation Year students in Higher Education.  The researchers are specialists working with 'non-traditional' learners and explicitly focus on the pedagogical implications of learning being facilitated within an interdisciplinary teaching team.  The specific needs that these students often present are identified and are drawn from a current action research project using arts-based methods, creating digital stories of lived experience.  Through reflective practice, 'trauma-informed' understandings are considered as classroom practices are disseminated across the wider Higher Education context in light of the 'Universal Design for Learning' theoretical framework.

Paper 2: Cultural Engagement – Presenter James Rendell: The research is interdisciplinary in character examining dementia-friendly cinema screenings and their audiences, and how these events support wellbeing, inclusivity, and sociability. An emerging cultural phenomenon with very little research, the paper is located within wider fields of people with dementia and leisure activities, dementia-friendly communities, and empirical cinema audience research that explores the participative opportunities and environmental barriers for those with dementia when attending these specialised screenings. The paper also develops the research agenda for further study into this topic, stressing collaboration between academic, industry, cultural, charity, governmental stakeholders, and including participants with dementia as a core tenet of these dialogues.

Paper 3: Health – Presenter Steve Smith: Physical, mental and social components of well-being are known to be important to health. However, in health research and practice much of the focus has been on physical and mental well-being with less attention paid to social components, which we assert detrimentally affects the development of health policies and practices. Responding, The Wales School for Social Prescribing Research (WSSPR) are developing a tool for measuring the quality of respondents’ overall experience of social well-being , using a Group Concept Mapping (GCM) exercise, with a view to evaluating systematically health policies and practices, and in particular social prescribing. 

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For more information about the other events in the series, visit the WISERD website.

Health Services Research UK Conference 2021

6 - 8 July, Online 

The 14th Annual Health Services Research UK Conference will take place online from 6 - 8 July 2021. 

Health Services Research UK (HSR UK) is dedicated to the promotion of health services research in policy and practice. Our annual conference is open to everyone interested in health and care services and systems research, and offers you the opportunity to:

  • Engage with cutting-edge research. The programme is multi-disciplinary, with a wide range of research presentations and interactive workshops selected for their importance and impact, alongside plenaries from key opinion leaders in research, policy and practice.
  • Build your networks and hear from the agenda-setters. Through our interactive conference platform you will have the chance to build your networks across research, policy and practice communities, form new collaborations, and engage with key influencers and decision makers.
  • Present your own research to the widest possible audience. Participants attend from universities and research institutes, research funding agencies, government, NHS and social care bodies, key peer reviewed journals, industry, consultancy, and the third sector. Last year’s conference had over 3,000 registered participants. Due to the online format this year, we are expecting once again a significant number of international participants

Follow conference plans on twitter: @HSRN_UK #HSRUK21

View the HSR UK 2020 Conference content here.

Further information:


RDCS Building Blocks of a Successful Grant Application

For NHS and social care employees in Wales interested in applying for research funding.

Venue: Online via Teams
Date: Thursday 1 July 2021
Time: 1-3.30pm

  • Are you employed in the NHS or a social care organisation in Wales?
  • Are you planning to apply for research funding?

We are running a workshop (via Teams) on the afternoon of Thursday 1st July from 1-3.30pm.

The workshop will focus on key aspects of successful grant applications to fund research in the NHS and social care. We will discuss how to put together a high-quality grant application, and use examples of grants and feedback from funding panels to illustrate how to maximize your chances of success.

You will gain insight into some key components of an application; the event will be a mix of presentations and smaller group discussions with input from a range of contributors with expertise in the area. RDCS consultants with experience in grant writing, study design and management, quantitative and qualitative research methods and statistics will be accessible to provide tips and feedback on your individual project.

The workshop is free to attend.

There will be mini breakout sessions to ask questions, in addition to short presentations, and therefore the number of attendees will be limited.

Book now: RDCS Building Blocks of a Successful Grant Application 2021 (

Public Health Wales Webinar

15th July 2021, 9.30-16.00
Join Public Health Wales to hear about the scientific work carried out in response to the COVID-19 epidemic and important health protection issues now facing us. Scientific experts will discuss how lessons learned and innovations from COVID-19 can be used to tackle other areas of public health, the unintended consequences of COVID-19 and where our focus should be going forward.  

Topic areas include:

  • The role of genomics
  • Vaccines
  • COVID-19 outbreaks
  • Learning from behavioural insights
  • The indirect effects of the pandemic

Speakers will be announced in due course.

To register your interest, please email: Public Health Wales Research We will send you a link to the conference nearer the time.

Health and Care Research Wales conference 2021 - Registration open

14 October, Online

Health and Care Research Wales are excited to announce our Health and Care Research Wales conference 2021.

The theme of this year's conference is learning and looking forward, and after the success of last year's event we will again be hosting an entirely digital day.

We have some great plenary sessions lined up on important topics including health and care research, learning from the pandemic, research, innovation and improvement and many more. Speakers will be announced over the coming weeks.

Register for your place now:

National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) conference 2021

Date: 8 - 12 November 2021

The NCRI Festival will feature a number of topical sessions, panel discussions, debates and co-creation sessions on strategic topics, as well as proffered paper presentations highlighting the latest research. 

This year the NCRI is accepting abstracts on all research that falls within the following areas:

  • Discovery/underpinning research
  • Prevention and early detection
  • Treatment
  • Living with and beyond cancer
  • Clinical trials

To be considered for one of these slots, make sure you submit your research by 13 June 2021.