Draft Programme

08:00 - 09:00

Registration, networking and exhibition visits
Reception Room

09:00 - 10:00

Welcome and Keynote

    Gwyn Tudor
    CEO MediWales
  • Welcome from the host
    Professor Marc Clement
    Dean of the School of Management Swansea University
  • The Impact of Living with an Inherited Cardiac Condition
    Suzanne Sheppard
    FH Patient and Parent Speaker British Heart Foundation
  • My experience as the first baby born into the NHS
    Aneira Thomas
    The first baby born into the NHS

10:00 - 11:00

Collaboration Showcase

Showcasing collaborative projects between health boards, trusts and industry partners

  • Chair
    Siôn Charles
    Deputy Director Bevan Commission
  • The Welsh Haematological Malignancy Data Solution: a public and industry partnership to put patients needs first
    Ceri Bygrave
    Consultant Haematologist and Lead Consultant for Myeloma Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
  • Tom James
    Head of Innovation and Industry Engagement Welsh Government
  • Collaboration and innovation: Redefining the lives of people with cancer
    Phil Webb
    Associate Director of Planning, Performance and Innovation Velindre NHS Trust
  • Oana Butu
    Patient Experience Manager Pfizer Oncology UK
  • North Wales Clinical Research Centre - An innovative approach to research and collaborative working
    Dr Stephen Hughes
    Academic & Scientific Director North Wales Clinical Research Centre Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
  • Communicate Now Communicate Well
    Liz Jenkins
    Equality Manager Cwm Taf University Health Board

10:00 - 11:00

Transforming the Frontline

The human approach and the technical approach to transforming frontline care

  • Chair
    Meinir Jones
    Transformation Clinical Director Hywel Dda University Health Board
  • Virtual Reality - making it a reality for Cystic Fibrosis Care
    Jamie Duckers
    Consultant Respiratory Physician Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
  • Early feasibility: Lessons learned from developing a Virtual Pulmonary Rehabilitation (VIPAR) Network
    Claire Hurlin
    Strategic Head of Community and Chronic Conditions Hywel Dda University Health Board
  • Delivering interventions via Skype
    Clare Clark
    Advanced Practitioner Powys Teaching Health Board
  • Preventing Strokes with your Smartphone
    Julian Halcox
    Professor of Cardiology Swansea University
  • Glyn Barnes
    Marketing Director AliveCor
  • Extraordinary to Ordinary: Dementia Care 2018
    Annie Procter
    Clinical Board Director Mental Health Services Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

10:00 - 11:00

Designing Improvement

Human centred design, design thinking, leadership for improvement

  • Chair
    Professor Keith Lloyd
    Dean of School of Medicine Swansea University
  • Facilitating the adoption of Advanced Therapies in the NHS
    Cath O’Brien
    Director Welsh Blood Service
  • Developing the role of primary care children and families wellbeing service within the community
    Joanne Edwards
    Primary Care Child and Families Wellbeing Lead worker Swansea Council Early intervention and Prevention service
  • BHF Supporting Innovation through Cascade Testing for Inherited Cardiac Conditions
    Rhiannon Edwards
    CVD Clinical Development Coordinator British Heart Foundation
  • Medicines supply to the front line
    Brendan Lloyd
    Medical Director Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust
  • Betsi Cadwaladr UHB & Focus Games - Game of Stools
    Gareth Pierce Jones
    Infection Prevention Nurse Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
  • Melvin Bell
    Director Focus Games

11:00 - 11.30

Refreshment break, networking and exhibition visits
Reception Room

11:30 - 12:25


  • Developing Quality Improvement Networks across NHS Wales: Empowering Trainees to be Change Leaders
    The workshop will promote Quality Improvement skills attainment as a core competence of medical training, building on previous experience as part of a spiral learning process throughout training. It will focus on the strategic development of Quality Improvement networks of trainers and doctors in training, and fostering a culture of improvement.
    Dominique Bird
    Head of Capacity and Capability 1000 Lives Improvement
  • Dr Gethin Pugh
    Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine and Associate Clinical Quality Improvement Skills Training (QIST) Tutor Wales Deanery
  • Atrial Fibrillation: Collaborate to Accelerate on an All Wales Approach to Effective Care
    In this interactive workshop, British Heart Foundation will present and discuss opportunities for promoting an All Wales collaborative approach to effective prevention, detection and treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. The session will combine a patients story with an overview of BHF strategy and priorities for translating bench side research into best practice at the bedside.
    Joanne Oliver
    Health Services Engagement Lead for Wales British Heart Foundation
  • Helen Williams
    Consultant Pharmacist for Cardiovascular Disease, National Clinical Adviser for AF for AHSNs Network and Clinical Director for AF for Health Innovation Network
  • The burden of infant feeding complications in Wales; how to save time, money and improve outcomes
    A workshop teaser to help with quicker diagnosis of common infant feeding problems and to give you the tools to aid practical ways that can cost save
  • Digital Health Showcase
    Ifan Evans
    Deputy Director, Healthcare Innovation Welsh Government
  • Glyn Barnes
    Marketing Director AliveCor Georgia Nelson
    Business Development Manager Inhealthcare Neil Sutton
    Business Development Officer SymlConnect Tina Hanlon
    General Manager and Clinical Solutions Director, Patient Flow (UK & Ireland) Cambio Healthcare Systems Speaker
    Clinical Director Imprivata UK
  • Diabetes Workshop
    This workshop will cover diabetes and the pharmaceutical industry, advances in diabetes education and diabetes and exercise.
    Professor Steve Bain
    Assistant Medical Director for Research and Development and Clinical Lead for the Diabetes Research Unit Cymru Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

12:35 - 13:30


  • 100 ideas in 30 minutes (including 10 good ones!) - How can we improve collaboration within the NHS and with industry?
    Through this structured workshop, we’re encouraging participants to share their thoughts in response to our big question. You will explore drivers and barriers to collaboration, input your ideas and be lead through a dynamic exploration into what the future of collaboration could look like. The ideas generated will be recorded using formal facilitation and documented within a digital mind map using Mind Doodle. Join this creative workshop if you are looking to share ideas, meet similar minded delegates and want to create solutions for the future.
    Gwyn Tudor
    CEO Teamworks
  • Innovation Showcase
    Ifan Evans
    Deputy Director, Healthcare Innovation Welsh Government
  • Luis Magalhaes
    Senior Director Site & Patient Network Development Clinerion Anne Frampton and Andy Hollowood
    Directors FHintuition Martin Withers
    Group Commercial Director Spearmark Health Phil Andrews
    Director Strategic Marketing Creo Medical
  • Innovating Wound Care
    NHS Wales spends over £300 million each year on the treatment of wounds with almost 30% of hospital patients having a wound. This interactive session will paint a more detailed picture of the impact of wounds today and raise strategies and tactics that will have a major impact on reducing the burden of wounds both to individual patients and to health and social care in Wales.
    Michael Clark
    Professor in Wound Study and Commercial Director Welsh Wound Innovation Centre
  • Maureen Fallon
    Senior Improvement Project Officer Welsh Government
  • Innovate UK Funding Workshop
    This workshop will give an overview of current funding opportunities and support and guidance for applicants.
    Ian McKay
    Innovation Lead – Advanced Therapies Innovate UK
  • The Power of Collaboration - Swansea University
    With an internationally diverse range of academic staff, the School of Management is actively engaging with industry partners on large-scale health and medical-oriented research projects. This workshop brings some of the projects to life giving you an understanding of how collaboration with the School can reap many rewards. This workshop will cover the Innovation Hub, commercialising innovation developed in the Welsh NHS and the Llanelli Wellness & Life Science Village.
    Leighton Phillips
    Special Advisor to the Vice Chancellor Swansea University
  • Rhydian Owen
    Technology Transfer Manager AgorIP Bjorn Rodde
    Project Manager and Senior Lecturer Swansea University

13:30 - 14:30

Lunch break, networking and exhibition visits
Reception Room

14:30 - 15:30


  • Driving transformation – the long term plan for Health and Social Care in Wales
    Dr Andrew Goodall
    Director General of Health and Social Services and Chief Executive NHS Wales
  • Value Based Procurement in NHS Wales
    Alan Brace
    Director of Finance Welsh Government - Health and Social Services Group
  • Leadership for Value
    Tracy Myhill
    Chief Executive Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
  • Approach to innovation in Cwm Taf
    Kelechi Nnoaham
    Executive Director of Public Health & Executive Lead for Academic Partnerships, Research & Development and Innovation Cwm Taf University Health Board

15:30 - 16:30

Demonstrating Impact

How communicating evidence can successfully influence change

  • Six steps for communication with impact workshop
    Strategic communications are at the heart of successful programmes and projects. And developing a message that connects, identifying the right people to engage and using the best channels to reach them are all crucial. This one hour workshop provides delegates with a simple, step-by-step guide to develop a communications strategy to support their work. Individuals don’t need prior knowledge or skills in communication to attend this workshop.
    Andrew Cooper
    Strategic Campaigns Manager 1000 Lives Improvement

15:30 - 16:30

NHS People

Empowering NHS staff and improving the health and wellbeing of the community

  • Chair
    John Boulton
    Director of ABCi Aneurin Bevan Continuous Improvement
  • Health science and diagnostics in NHS Wales – looking forward
    Dr Rob Orford
    Chief Scientific Adviser for Health Welsh Government
  • The low FODMAP diet: a new direction for IBS
    Debbie Thomas
    Prescribing Support Dietitian ABMU - Medicines Management Team
  • Understanding resilience: the leading people approach
    Benna Waites
    Consultant Clinical Psychologist Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
  • Empowering NHS staff by improving health and wellbeing
    Sarah Brooks
    Workforce and Organisational Development Manager NHS Wales Informatics Service
  • Zest at Melin and how we impact on Health
    Sharon Crockett
    Director of Innovation & Culture Melin Homes
  • Wendy Bowler
    Board Member Melin Homes

15:30 - 16:30

Modelling collaboration with Lego

This hands-on workshop will give you the chance to unleash creative thinking about working across borders using the medium of Lego. No artistic skill required. Come prepared to build, explore and share! Please note that this workshop is 2 hours long and places are limited to 50 on a first come first serve basis.

    Sara Long
    Welsh Clinical Leadership Fellow Aneurin Bevan Continuous Improvement

16:30 -

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Please be aware that speakers and timings may change prior to the event.