29th June, 2022
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29th June, 2022
CARDIFF

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MediWales Connects


NHS colleagues from across Wales, local companies and the wider industry sector will join to share clinical innovation in practice to improve patient outcomes.

The event includes presentations, workshops and networking.

The aims of the conference are to:

  • Highlight and showcase the excellent work being carried out by the health and care communities in Wales.
  • Improve collaborative working between the health boards, industry and research communities.
  • Raise the profile of NHS Wales and clinical innovation across the UK.
  • Support closer working relationships between industry, NHS and research groups and clinical trials capabilities.

 

Get in touch to ask about the event at connects@mediwales.com

Register here

Member Rate: £95 + VAT

Non-Member Rate: £150 + VAT

Contact Ella if you’re interested in membership (ella.james@mediwales.com)

 

Keys reasons to get involved with MediWales Connect 2022
Innovation for a healthier Wales

This years theme is based on delivering adoption and building community healthcare partnerships

400 Delegates

Clinical NHS and care communities, industry and research professionals

Keynote presentations

Judith Paget CBE

Director General of Health and Social Services / Chief Executive NHS Wales

Interactive Workshops

Plenty of opportunities to get involved in the NHS led event

Exhibition Zones

Over 40 exhibitors to interact and network with

New Technologies

Innovative technology from a range of companies

Digital Health

Insights into the latest digital health technologies

NHS Innovations

Showcasing innovation and adoption in a clinical setting

Partnering Opportunities

Finding support and promotion for the future of healthcare

“Connects acts as a formal point for the Life Science and Health sector, bringing together innovators and addopters. Connects creates a forum for industry, academia and service, aimed at driving health and service improvement and increasing prosperity in Wales”

Rob Orford,Welsh Government, Chief Scientific Advisor for Health

“MediWales Connects gave us the opportunity to reach senior people who could make things happen. The theme of NHS coolaboration was evident throughout our project to bring proton therapy to Wales. Through a genuine partnership with Velindre Cancer Centre, we have recently been commisiioned by WHSSC to treat adults with Proton therpay, and Mediwales Connects 2016 was a key part of this journey.”

Jamie Powell,Centre Manager, Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales

Programme


  • Building on the excellent work that has been done around innovation adoption, we will consider the challenges involved in scaling change and adoption of new products, services and processes that deliver impact for patients across the whole NHS.
  • Showcasing new technologies, digital health and NHS innovations
  • This NHS led event includes keynote presentations, interactive workshops and networking
  • NHS teams and colleagues from the health and care community across Wales, as well as the wider industry sector, will share clinical innovation and insights to improve patient outcomes.
  • Over 350 delegates from clinical and care communities, industry and academia from across Wales and the UK.
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Connects 2019 (In Person event) Statistics
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British Heart Foundation Cymru were delighted to attend the Connects Conference in Swansea University in 2018. It was an extremely professionally organised event which gave us excellent opportunities to network and engage with key influential delegates.

We were able to share examples of BHF funded innovative clinical practice with colleagues from NHS Wales but also learn from research and industry partners on potential new solutions to support ongoing and future service improvement for those at risk of and who suffer with cardiovascular disease.

British Heart Foundation Cymru

Through this conference a partnership was born and a project was created to assess Cortical Disarray Measurement (CDM®) as a tool to diagnose mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer’s disease. This project has now been awarded NIHR funding! This multi-centre project, led by Oxford Brain Diagnostics includes Cardiff Vale University Health Board, Cardiff University, University of South Wales and more.

“This partnership was born at MediWales Connects, if there was no conference then this winning bid would not have been created. It’s so important to remember where things actually begin! This could change the way we diagnose and treat dementia – the earlier we get some sort of diagnosis, the better chance we can do something.

Robyn Davies, Visiting Professor, Health Innovation, University of South Wales

‘I found the partnering really helpful, it allowed me to arrange meetings with clinicians who were then able to pass me on to the right person within the health board

Nick SedgemoreNHS Key Account Manager, Bausch + Lomb
Media Partners
 

Connects is an NHS Wales wide collaboration event that showcases innovation and stimulates engagement across health, academic and industry sectors, in line with our with Welsh Government policy aims. I look forward to being involved with NHS Connects for another year and again reflecting on the range and breadth of collaboration and innovative practice that takes place right across the Welsh health and care system.

Andrew Goodall, Former Director General, Department for Health and Social Services, Chief Executive NHS Wales

 
 

British Heart Foundation Cymru were delighted to attend the Connects Conference in Swansea University in 2018. It was an extremely professionally organised event which gave us excellent opportunities to network and engage with key influential delegates. We were able to share examples of BHF funded innovative clinical practice with colleagues from NHS Wales but also learn from research and industry partners on potential new solutions to support ongoing and future service improvement for those at risk of and who suffer with cardiovascular disease. We will definitely be attending again this year as an organisation and are keen to continue to benefit from all the collaborative opportunities that this conference offers.

British Heart Foundation Cymru

 
 

Connects acts as a focal point for the Life Science and Health sector, bringing together innovators and adopters. Connects creates a forum for industry, academia and service, aimed at driving health and service improvement and increasing prosperity in Wales

Rob Orford, Welsh Government, Chief Scientific Adviser for Health

 
 

Connects gave us the opportunity to reach senior people who could make things happen. The theme of NHS collaboration was evident throughout our project to bring proton beam therapy to Wales. Through a genuine partnership with Velindre Cancer Centre, we have recently been commissioned by WHSSC to treat adults with proton therapy, and MediWales Connects 2016 was a key part of this journey.

Jamie Powell, Centre Manager, Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales

 
 

We have found the Connects Conferences to be a dynamic and efficient way of networking with KOLs across Wales, whilst giving us the opportunities to show our willingness to work in true partnership with the Health Boards via direct messaging, exhibiting and presentations at the Conferences. The Conferences have now become a regular fixture in our Diary.

Peter Howell, All-Wales Point of Care Specialist and Field Development Co-ordinator - Roche