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Conference Programme

08:30

Networking

09:25

09:30

09:40

10:10

Welcome and introduction to morning session: Ruth Crowder, Chief Allied Health Professions Adviser, Welsh Government

Opening address: Eluned Morgan, Minister for Health and Social Services, Welsh Government

Moving forward health and care research in Wales: lessons from the pandemic for AHPs and Health Care Science: Kieran Walshe, Director of Health and Care Research Wales

Healthcare scientists & AHPs leading the way: Helen Thomas, Assistant Director of Leadership and Succession, Health Education and Improvement Wales

10:40

Break

10:50

11:20

Digital innovation for a Healthier Wales: Ifan Evans, Director Technology, Digital & Transformation, Welsh Government

Panel session: Moving forward together

11.50

Break

12.30

Introduction to afternoon session: Dr Rob Orford, Chief Scientific Adviser for Health, Welsh Government 

Breakout Sessions

12.35

Making success sustainable: Moving forward virtually:

Amanda Atkinson, Lead Paediatric OT, Swansea Bay UHB

Angela Jones, Specialist Podiatrist, Diabetes UK Clinical Champion, Bevan Commission Exemplar, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board  

Helena Morgan, Head of Clinical Neurophysiology

Morriston Hospital

Chair: Christine Morrell, Executive Director of Therapies and Health Science, Swansea Bay UHB

 

Putting research into practice for AHPs and Health Scientists:

John Geen, Consultant clinical biochemist and Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board R&D Lead

 

HCPC: Equality, diversity and Inclusion: Sharing a picture of your profession

Kim Tolley, Professional Liaison Consultant and Adrian Barrowdale, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Lead , The Health and Care Professions Council

 

13.35

Break

13.45

Professions in the spotlight - short sessions showcasing the work of AHPs and healthcare scientists across Wales

AHA_Wales 2021 STREAM 1 and 2 _v3

Breakout Sessions

14.55

Developing leadership & influencing skills at all levels

Dr. Fiona Jenkins, Executive Director of Therapies and Health Science, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Making success sustainable: Moving forward virtually:

Jane Wild, Consultant Clinical Scientist and Head of Adult Audiology Service, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Nicola Phillips, Principal Audiologist, Swansea Bay University Health Board

Dr Jane Lewis, Research Lead and
Lecturer in Podiatry, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Jeanette Starkey, Gastroenterology Dietitian – Clinical Lead, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Chair: Claire Madsen, Executive Director of Therapies and Health Science, Powys Teaching Board

 

Developing Technology & Innovation for AHPs and health scientists:

Annette Thomas, Clinical Lead for Point of Care Testing

Susan Myles, Director of Health Technology Wales

 

 

15.55

Break

16.00

Professions in the spotlight - short sessions showcasing the work of AHPs and healthcare scientists across Wales

AHA_Wales 2021 STREAM 3 and 4 _v3

16.00

Closing words: Dr Rob Orford, Chief Scientific Adviser for Health, Welsh Government 

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