Welsh Government
Health and Care Research Wales conference 2019

Health and Care Research Wales conference 2019

3 October 2019   |   08:30 - 16:30   |   Sophia Gardens, Cardiff   |   £0.00

Registration for the conference is now closed

Download the programme

Download the exhibitor list 

Download the speaker biographies

Speakers include:

  • Vaughan Gething, Minister for Health and Social Services
  • Professor Kieran Walshe, director of Health and Care Research Wales
  • Dr Matthew Westmore, director of the Wessex Institute and professor of Research Policy
  • Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, senior research leader, Health and Care Research Wales
  • Professor Harry Rutter, professor of global public health, University of Bath


  • Value based healthcare, health economics and social care: the challenges and opportunities for working across the health and social care sectors
  • Building a data driven learning health system for Wales
  • Research collaboration on a bid
  • Partnership is the way forward for public involvement and engagement
  • Showcase sessions

Conference theme: Partnership and collaboration

There will be interactive stands and opportunities for networking across the Health and Care Research Wales infrastructure.

We will have a conference poster zone which promises to feature over 30 posters from across Wales.

The day will also feature awards for:

  • Best interactive exhibition stand voted by delegates
  • Public Involvement Achievement Award
  • Best poster

Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

On foot
The most popular and pleasant means of reaching the Sophia Gardens from Cardiff Central Station is on foot. The final part of the 15 minute leisurely stroll takes you along the banks of the River Taff through Bute Park and the grounds of Cardiff Castle.

A popular way to travel to the Stadium is by bicycle and they are in the ideal location to do so i.e. via the Taff Trail which runs from Cardiff Bay to Brecon. The Stadium has more than 30 cycle parking spaces located underneath the Pro-Copy stand. Copies of the Cardiff cycle map are available by contacting cycle@cardiff.gov.uk 

By bus
Cardiff Bus services run regularly between Cardiff Central Station and Cathedral Road (adjacent to Sophia Gardens)
Routes going via Cathedral Road include:

- Number 25 Circular Service to Llandaff North and North Road
- Number 62 Service to Llandaff, Danescourt, Pentrebane, Fair Water & Canton.
- Number 63 service Ffordd Berllan, Central Station, Radyr to Llandaff.

If you are planning to travel by bus please use www.travellinecymru.info for more information.

By road
From London
Travel time is approximately 3 hours via the M4 Westbound.

From Birmingham
Travel time is approximately 2.5 hours via M5 Southbound and then the M4 Westbound.

From the east
Exit the M4 at Junction 29 and follow the A48M towards Llandaff. Join Cardiff Road. The Sophia Gardens is situated off Sophia Close which is on Cathedral Road.

From the west
Exit the M4 at Juntcion 33. Follow the A4232 for 6.2 miles and exit on the slip road onto Leckwith Road. Follow the A4161 and then turn left onto Cathedral Road (A4119). Turn right onto Sophia Close where the Sophia Gardens is situated.

Public car parking is available in the Sophia Gardens Pay and Display car park situated within Sophia Close.