Previous events:  CNRS Conference 2014

Forthcoming events

Primary Care One Social Prescribing Events

  • All Wales Social Prescribing Research Network Event 12th September 2018 (Bangor)
  • Social Prescribing : Coming of Age 06th November 2018 (The Kings Fund, London)

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National Social Care Conference 2018

Date: 12 - 13 September 2018
Time: 08:30 - 13:00
Venue: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff

The Association of Directors of Social Services (ADSS) Cymru and Social Care Wales  are developing a joint event that will be the foremost showcase and networking opportunity for social care in Wales.

Visit Health and Care Research Wales and the Wales School for Social Care Research at the research corner to have the opportunity to talk to a researcher and find organisations that can support your social care research. Find out more. 

ENRICH Cymru North Wales Launch

Date: 13th September 2018 - 10.00-16.00,
Venue: Conwy Business Centre

ENRICH Cymru, the Enabling Research in Care Homes Network , is co-hosted by the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research and the Wales School for Social Care Research. ENRICH Cymru aims to improve the lives of older people living in care homes across Wales by establishing a network of ‘research ready’ care homes and care home sector.

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How to Put Together A Successful Funding Application

Date: Thursday 13th September 2018, 09.30—15.30
Venue: Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University

This event is open to NHS staff and those working in Social Care only, and focuses on applying for research funding to the RfPPB and Social Care Award calls. Topics include:

  • Applying for research funding
  • Working with your R&D office
  • Responding to reviewers’ comments
  • Specific guidance based on observer feedback from this year’s RfPPB panel

The day will focus on key aspects of successful applications. We will be using examples of both successful and unsuccessful RfPPB applications during the day to illustrate how to maximize your chances of putting together a high-quality grant application.

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Two-day workshop: developing key sections of your research application

Date: 13 - 14 September 2018
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: Sketty Hall, Swansea
Cost: £50 per person, per day

This workshop is for anyone who works in the NHS or social care in Wales, who has a research idea and is planning to apply for funding. Over the two days, delegates will be able to discuss their ideas with experienced researchers and gain expert support in developing their research applications. Further information

Reaching out: a meeting to advance clinical research preparedness for infectious disease outbreaks

Date: 20 - 21 September 2018
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: Pullman Hotel, Brussels

The Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness and The Platform for European Preparedness Against (Re-)emerging Epidemics (PREPARE) have teamed up to bring you this global, solutions focused meeting, which will examine bottlenecks to (rapid) deployment of clinical research in an infectious disease outbreak.

The meeting will be of interest to patients, researchers, regulators, funders and policy makers.

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BRAIN Involve Community Day & Strategy Re-launch

Date: 24 September 2018
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Venue: Hadyn Ellis Medical Research Facility, Cardiff

This event is open to existing BRAIN Involve members and members of the public interested in becoming involved with the design and conduct of research into neurodegenerative disorders. Read more and register.

QNI Annual Conference 2018 - Healthcare in the Community
From Silence to Voice 

The Royal College of General Practitioners, London
Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th September 2018

Day 1: Improving Care – Finding your voice  
Day 2: Community & Primary Care – Articulating your value

Booking for the QNI's seventh annual two day conference in London is open. 
This is a unique opportunity to discuss the future of nursing in the community, to influence healthcare policy and develop real solutions to current challenges. It is also an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues.
The agenda will be available shortly. 
To book your place:
The conference is being organised by the QNI to keep delegate rates as low as possible. The early bird rate is £170 (per day) including lunch and all refreshments, if booked before Tuesday 1st May 2018. 
After the 1st May the delegate rate will be £195.
Booking via Eventbrite 
If you would like to book a place for this exciting event please visit - you will have the option to book day 1 or 2 or both days through the Eventbrite link, please ensure you scroll down and select the right rate.
Booking via invoicing 

If you are unable to pay online, there is an option of requesting an invoice to be sent out to your employing organisation. For more information please email  

Children in Wales Annual Conference

Date: 03 October 2018, 10am - 4pm
Venue: Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff

The Children in Wales Annual Round Table Conference will provide opportunities to consider current research and practice that takes a ‘whole child’ approach to improving resilience in childhood. This will include integration of services and the crucial role of the third sector.

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World Health Organization Healthy Cities Conference—call for abstracts

Date: 1st-14th October 2018
Venue: Belfast

The call for abstracts refers to papers submitted by delegates for the Learning through Practice sessions and poster sessions during the 4 days of the conference. The 6 main themes of the conference: People, Place, Participation, Prosperity, Planet, Peace.

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MediWales Connects - North Wales Connects

Date: 17 October 2018
Time: TBC
Venue: Catrin Finch Centre, Wrexham 

After the success of MediWales Connects, the all Wales NHS collaboration conference, MediWales will be taking the event to North Wales alongside the Bevan Commission Welsh Health Gadget Hack. Find out more and register. 

Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research Conference 2018

Date: 18 October 2018
Time: 09:30 - 16:00
Venue: Morriston Hospital, Swansea

The Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR) intend to showcase how they develop and use connections to ensure their research activities are meaningful and useful for older people in Wales and beyond. Read more and register.

Health and Care Research Wales Conference 2018

Date: 25 October 2018
Time: 08:30 - 16:30
Venue: SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff

Plans for the Health and Care Research Wales Conference 2018 are now well under way.

Be sure to join us and learn more about research relating to this year’s theme: “Future-proofing research in Wales”.

Confirmed speakers include Vaughan Gething, cabinet secretary for Health and Social Services, and Dr Frank Atherton, chief medical officer for Wales. Read more

Call for abstracts

We are currently inviting submissions to display a poster or present at a showcase session at the event. We welcome all submissions, but would be particularly pleased to see submissions that address the conference theme of ‘future-proofing research’. Read more and submit.

Entries are also open for the 2018 Public Involvement Achievement Award. The award is designed to identify, promote, and celebrate the excellent public involvement taking place across the Health and Care Research Wales Infrastructure. Read more and enter.

NCRI Cancer Conference 2018

Date: 4 - 6 November 2018
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

Are you looking to discover the latest advances in cancer research? The 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference provides the perfect platform for researchers, clinicians, people affected by cancer and industry representatives to showcase and discuss high-quality research. Informative and interactive educational sessions will ensure you’re up-to-date with new insights and developments, and create the ideal setting for you to establish new collaborations with key stakeholders. Read more and register.

The 8th EURIPA Rural Health Forum - Call for abstracts

Date: 14 - 16 November 2018
Venue: Maale Hachamisha, Israel

The 8th EURIPA Rural Health Forum will be held in Maale Hachamisha, Israel on November 14th – 16th Wednesday to Friday 2018. The theme for this year’s Forum is “The challenge of the vulnerable and ageing population in rural medicine” and will focus on the importance of delivering quality medical care in remote locations to the old, incapacitated and deprived.

The Forum is designed to bring together family doctors, health professionals and medical trainees, working in rural health settings and offers the opportunity to share experiences and initiatives on how to improve access and the provision of care to those in need.
The abstract submission is now been open and this can be done directly from the website, closing 16th September:

Newcastle University PPI Involvement in Research Conference 2018

Dates: Thursday 15th and Friday 16th November, 2018
Venue: Lindisfarne Room, Hadrian Building, King's Road, Newcastle University 

You are cordially invited to take part in this exciting international conference that, so far, brings to you a fantastic line up of key note speakers from the UK, Canada, USA, Denmark and Ireland. 

This inaugural conference will provide an international platform to critically explore and reflect on the issue of evaluation of patient and public involvement in research.

Call for abstracts 

Rather than have pre-set themes for the conference we will shape the thematic structure of the in-conference parallel oral sessions and poster presentations around the topics covered within submitted abstracts.  We feel this will better reflect the current landscape of patient and public involvement (PPI) in research at an international level, and resonate more closely with a range of PPI experience, academic and philosophical interests, and diversity in approaches to the practice and evaluation of PPI in research. 

Closing date for submissions is Tuesday 31st July. 

For more details please see:

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Wales Kidney Research Unit Annual General Meeting 

Date: 28 November 2018
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Venue: Morriston Hospital, Swansea

Come and hear about the research Wales Kidney Research Unit are doing and the impact it is having. Further details and programme to follow. Read more and register.

Cwm Taf University Health Board Research & Development Conference

Date: 29 November 2018
Time: 08:45 - 16:30
Venue: University of South Wales Conference Centre, Treforest

The event will consist of oral and poster presentations showcasing the high standard of Research and Development studies being undertaken across Cwm Taf UHB. Read more and register.

UK HealthTech 2018

Date: 4 December 2018
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff

Join over 200 delegates to network, develop your working relationships, and embrace business development opportunities. Listen to a programme of valuable sector updates and forward thinking across the life science sector. Further details coming soon – Read more and register.

Innovation Awards

Date: 4 December 2018
Time: 18:00 - 23:50
Venue: National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

MediWales are delighted to announce that their thirteenth annual awards competition will take place on the 4 December 2018. Over 300 VIPs and guests come together for this gala evening to celebrate the achievements of the NHS, life science and health technology communities. Read more and register.

Getting Wales Moving 2019

Date: 27 February 2019
Venue: Hilton Cardiff Hotel

Following on from the hugely successful inaugural Getting Wales Moving Conference - Delivering on the Well-being for Future Generations Act, we are delighted to announce the second conference in the series on the 27th of February 2019 at the Hilton Hotel, Cardiff.

Once again, we have set the bar high, both in terms of quality and expectation of stimulating real change. The 2019 conference will again feature influential and well-respected speakers with detailed insight from the Welsh Government, Sport Wales, and leading figures involved in improving population health and tackling inactivity and skills shortages across the sector workforce and Welsh communities.

Further information

South West SAPC 2019

Date: 13-14 March 2019
Venue: Cardiff

The South West regional meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care will be taking place in Southampton at the Grand Harbour Hotel 13-14 March 2019.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Southampton for the South West SAPC 2019 conference. The conference will open at 12.00 noon (registration from 11am) on Wednesday 13 March and will close at 13.00pm on Thursday 14 March.

Registration and abstract submission will be available on the link below:

Support & Delivery Day - save the date

Date: 14 March 2019
Venue: Jury's Inn, Cardiff
Theme: One Wales: Working together in research

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