PRIME Centre Wales Annual Meeting, 1st November 2023: Call for Abstracts

Bangor University are delighted to announce that this year’s PRIME Centre Wales Annual Meeting will be hosted at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, in Wrexham. 

The meeting will feature plenary presentations, parallel workshops, oral presentations and poster presentations, with a theme of ‘New opportunities in challenging times: adapting our research efforts to the most pressing problems in primary and emergency care in Wales’. 

We invite abstracts submissions for ‘elevator pitches’ and posters on the annual meeting theme or on any aspect of primary, unscheduled, and emergency care research. 

  • The presentations will be in person three minute ‘elevator pitches’. Guidance and tips on elevator pitch presentations is available to view online and download.
  • The top three elevator pitch presentations will be presented with prizes on the day.
  • Please submit your completed abstract template to

Word limit

  • 300 words maximum for the abstract


  • Abstract submission deadline: 15th October 2023

Useful documents


Register for the meeting here.

Researching Violence Against Women Domestic Abuse Sexual Violence (VAWDASV)

26 September 2023 at 1pm - 2pm

Speakers: Professor Emily Underwood-Lee & Dr Sarah Wallace, South Wales University VAWDASV Research Network 

The session will introduce the work of the ‘VAWDASV Research Network Wales’, its aims, purpose, and background. 

We will share an overview of the study ‘Setting the VAWDASV Research Priorities for Wales’, together with the activities the research network have engaged in, to take this work forward.

Discussions will explore with attendees the sexual violence and abuse priorities, the role of the research network to support/facilitate research in this area, and opportunities for future collaboration. 

Who should attend?
Any professionals or academics working with adults, children, young and older victims and survivors of sexual assault and abuse who is interested in thinking about how research might inform or otherwise play a role in their practice or who would like to share and extend existing research or develop new research projects in collaboration with the VAWDASV sector and Universities in Wales.

To book your place go to 

What next?
The session takes place online via MS Teams.

Once registered, you will receive a booking confirmation with joining instructions. 

There will be time for discussion during the event or, alternatively, please feel free to send any questions you may have in advance to be answered on the day.

For any queries and any issues when registering please email us at

Wales Kidney Research Unit annual meeting 2023

Date: 27 September Time: 10:00 - 16:00Location: Spark | Sbarc building, CardiffThe Wales Kidney Research Unit is organising its annual meeting to update about their latest research from laboratory work to social care.Register for the meeting

The Early Detection of Cancer Conference 2023

October 10 · 8:30am - October 12 · 5pm BST
Central Hall Westminster Storey's Gate London SW1H 9NH

Cancer Research UK, Canary Center at Stanford and OHSU Knight Cancer Institute present the Early Detection of Cancer Conference series.

Join us from 10–12 October for this year’s conference which is jam-packed with engaging discussions, lightning talks from submitted abstracts and opportunities to network with experts from across the globe. We’ll also see the return of our ‘Great Debates’ as our speakers go head-to-head to debate provocative early detection challenges.

2023 session topics include:

  • Inequalities in cancer detection and diagnosis
  • Risk stratification to inform early detection
  • Understanding pre-cancers to enable early detection
  • Multicancer early detection – beyond ctDNA

Further information and registration.

Save the date: Health and Care Research Wales Conference 2023

Date: 12 OctoberTime: 09:00 - 16:30Location: Swansea Arena, SwanseaSave the date for the Health and Care Research Wales Conference in October. The theme of this year’s event is ‘People Make Research’. Don’t miss out on our exciting programme; email the team to be notified when registration opens.

International conference celebrating the 45th anniversary of Alma-Ata and 5th anniversary of Astana declarations

On 23 October WHO/Europe, together with UNICEF and the Government of Kazakhstan, is co-hosting an international conference to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Alma-Ata and 5th anniversary of Astana declarations on primary health care. The conference "Primary health care policy and practice: implementing for better results" will be an official side event of the 73rd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe, to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan, in October 2023.

The Conference will:
  • take stock of progress implementing the commitments in the Declaration of Astana on primary health care since 2018, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and demonstrate concrete results;
  • shift focus from concepts to action by identifying implementation success factors based on country experiences; and
  • identify policies and practices to future-proof primary health-care transformation for moving towards universal health coverage, for greater resilience in the face of emergencies, and better health and well-being.

The Conference is aimed at strategic health leadership at national and subnational levels shaping primary health-care and service delivery transformation. In addition, senior officials in ministries of health with technical responsibility for organization of primary health-care services will be invited to participate, as will academic and technical experts from academic institutions, and international and nongovernmental organizations involved in shaping primary health-care services.

The Conference will be held as a hybrid event. The face-to-face conference can accommodate up to 600 participants based on nominations of invited Member States and Partners.

The online platform will have unlimited hosting capabilities and will be open to all wishing to register. The online platform will provide livestreaming of the event as well as the option to engage with content asynchronously through videos, presentations, and hosted discussion forums.

Further information.

Are we fully embracing system complexity within our clinical practice, research and intervention development? What tools are available to help us achieve this?

If you're a healthcare professional or researcher working in Wales, you're invited to attend two free workshops to learn about system complexity and the Functional Resonance Analysis Model (FRAM). Please see the poster attached and further details below. To register or find out more, please contact: Angela Watkins (PRIME Centre Wales, Cardiff University), at Functional Resonance Analysis Model (FRAM) is a methodology which helps us to visualise complexity within systems, through mapping the relationships between different components and activities, and their relationship with wanted and unwanted outcomes.  FRAM allows teams and organisations to apply a systems approach to explore how normal day-to-day work is done, facilitate learning and reflection on how this can be improved, highlight where adaptations are taking place and embrace the complexity of healthcare.Using such a methodology to understand the complexity within the systems in which we work, through capturing multiple perspectives, can aid in the development of complex interventions.The workshops will discuss the theory of complexity and systems-thinking and demonstrate the uses of FRAM in different care settings. The workshops will be interactive and practical, helping you to develop your own FRAM relevant to your area of interest.

ALPHAcademy free online workshops 2023 / 2024

October & November

The Applied Learning for Preventative Health Academy (ALPHAcademy) at Bangor University is running free online workshops in October and November as part of its postgraduate teaching on prevention, population health and leadership. 

Register now.

Behavioural Science CoP – Online Event 25.10.23

25 October 2023
Online (Teams)We are really pleased to be co-hosting our next event with colleagues from Welsh Government which will take place on Wednesday 25th October 10am-3pm am via Microsoft Teams.
The event is free and will provide an opportunity for you to help shape the future of behavioural science application across Wales and contribute to the ongoing development of the community of practice. We will also be considering the role, and development of, behaviourally informed policy and walking through two new, practical tools developed by Public Health Wales Behavioural Science Unit. Register for the Teams Webinar. Please do circulate this invite to colleagues you feel may benefit from joining us. If you haven’t already done so, you can join the CoP to ensure you receive future communications about events and resources.We look forward to seeing you online in October!

Public data for resilience and inclusion​: Using administrative data to inform policy and practice in challenging times.

ADR UK Conference 2023

14-16 November 2023
Birmingham, England - venue to be confirmed.

Conference sub-themes:

  • Research to support renewal, recovery and resilience

  • Data linkage, methods, systems and technology: methodological developments

  • Ethics, law and social implications

  • Public engagement and involvement in population data research

Further information.

The Lancet UK Public Health Science 2023

24 November 2023

Abstract submissions are now open for the Public Health Science 2023 Conference: A National Conference Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health, to be held in London, UK, on Nov 24, 2023. This annual conference showcases the quality and impact of public health research in the UK and Ireland by bringing together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to discuss important public health issues, perspectives, methodologies, findings, and implications for public health practice, policy, health services, and research.The deadline for abstract submission is May 15, 2023. Find more info here

Public Health Wales Research and Evaluation Conference

7th December 2023


Dear colleagues,

We want to hear about your Research and Evaluation work in Public Health Wales and in partnership with our wide range of collaborators. 

We are interested in Research and Evaluation using innovative methodologies, involving new collaborations or using different methods of dissemination.

Conference themes will include:

  • Health inequalities, vulnerable populations and impact of the cost of living
  • Health protection, screening, virology, microbiology and genomics
  • Public health messaging, behavioural change and insights
  • What works in public health interventions and evaluation
  • Use of data and data assets to improve population health
  • The direct and indirect effects of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19 

To submit a conference abstract, please fill out the attached form and send on to

To register for the conference please click here.

12th International Shared Decision Making Conference (ISDM 2024)

7-10 July 2024
Lausanne, Switzerland

The Organizing Committee is delighted to invite you to the 12th International Shared Decision Making Conference (ISDM 2024). The conference will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland, from July 7-10 2024.

Working with the ISDM Society, we will use this meeting to position shared decision making as a key part of coproduction in healthcare.

Reflecting this year’s theme; Coproduction: Harnessing the power of partnerships, we will promote equal opportunities for all. We also want to highlight the contributions of people whose voices are not typically heard at international conferences. This includes community members, patients, citizens, clinicians, policy makers, junior researchers and students.

Further information and registration.