Welsh Government
Our conference is nearly here!

Our conference is nearly here!

12 October 2018

Over 300 of you have registered to attend what promises to be an excellent opportunity to network with people from across health and social care research in Wales and share achievements and experiences.

On 25 October, Dr Frank Atherton, Chief Medical Officer for Wales, and Huw Irranca-Davies, Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care, will be among the guest speakers at the event, which will explore the theme of ‘Future-proofing research in Wales.’

An overwhelming number of you applied to be a part of our poster zone, a feature that is appearing for the first time this year. With over 100 applications, the Health and Care Research Wales poster zone will exhibit a range of high quality projects from across Wales.

This event will also feature showcase sessions and a variety of interactive workshops and stands. 27 research and development organisations will be exhibiting at the conference – make sure you keep an eye out for the dissemination ducks at the Health and Care Research Wales stand.

 Workshop topics include:

  • Research in care homes
  • Research with impact: Health and Care Research Wales funding schemes
  • Future-proof yourself – how can mentoring help?
  • Disseminate This

15 applications were received for this year’s Public Involvement Achievement award with the winner due to be announced at the end of the conference. The award is designed to identify, promote, and celebrate the excellent public involvement taking place across the Health and Care Research Wales infrastructure.

Barbara Moore, Senior Public Involvement and Engagement Manager, said: ‘It was great to receive so many submissions for the Public Involvement Achievement award 2018.

“It was an opportunity to hear about examples of how the UK National Standards for Public Involvement are beginning to inform practice. The submissions were a true demonstration of the impact of the public voice on all stages and types of health and social care research.”  

The day will also feature an award for best poster voted for by a panel of judges, and an award for best interactive exhibition stand which will be voted for by delegates.

Carys Thomas, Joint Interim Director of Health and Care Research Wales, said: “We are looking forward to bringing the research and development community together to share expertise, hear key research outputs and explore new opportunities to ensure that the work we fund is fit for the future and allows us to deliver better care and treatments to the people of Wales.”

Download the programme here.

Find out more information about the day here, and keep up with #ResearchWales18 on Twitter.