South East Wales Trials Unit

We’re Not In Kansas Anymore … Or Even Wales

Posted on 24 May 2017 by Michael Robling

Background In the last fortnight I was fortunate to have attended the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Francisco at the vast Moscone Convention Center. Around 6000, mostly US-based, delegates attended and yet were all comfortably accommodated within just one of the three parts of the centre (and the smaller one at that).
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INDUCE Study Wins ‘Jewel In The Crown’ Presentation At The College Of Podiatry Annual Conference And Exhibition In Glasgow

Posted on 14 December 2016 by Richard Haggerty

I presented at The College of Podiatry annual conference and exhibition in Glasgow on the 17th Nov 2016. The INDUCE study was selected as the Jewel in the Crown presentation from around 50 entries of short papers and poster presentations. Following a prize giving I was able to present, on the main stage, an overview of
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UK Society for Behavioural Medicine (UKSBM): 12th Annual Conference in Cardiff

Posted on 14 December 2016 by Mark Kelson

The 12th UKSBM conference, organised by a team from the South East Wales Trials Unit (SEWTU) based in the Centre for Trials Research at Cardiff University, lead by Dr Rachel McNamara, was a resounding success. The theme chosen for the conference was “Complex interventions in a complex world” reflecting our own areas of interest and
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Delegates who presented at the event and Centre Director, Professor Kerry Hood (6th from left).

Developing Research Priorities in Care Homes into Collaborative Projects

Posted on 22 August 2016 by Victoria Shepherd

A recent workshop organised by the Centre for Trials Research and PRIME Centre Wales brought together experts in Wales with an interest in care for the older person, so they could begin to develop research ideas collaboratively. Establishing research priorities The Centre for Trials Research recently conducted a Research Priority Setting in Care Homes study which invited care home staff
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SIDE-PRO Study: A Measure To Identify Treatment Side Effects In Adults With An Intellectual Disability And Epilepsy

Posted on 4 August 2016 by Andrea Meek

Identifying treatment Side effects in adults with an Intellectual Disability and Epilepsy: Development of Patient-Reported Outcome Measure for identification of Anti-Epileptic Drug side effects (SIDE-PRO) Study Background We are conducting a study at Cardiff University to develop a patient report questionnaire on the side effects of anti-epileptic drugs in adults with epilepsy and learning disability.
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Gwenllian Moody presenting on the challenge of collecting focus group data in partnership with geographically dispersed and time-pressed professionals.

South West Society for Academic Primary Care 2016 Annual Meeting

Posted on 23 March 2016 by Richard Haggerty

The South East Wales Trials Unit (SEWTU) based in the Centre for Trials Research at Cardiff University recently co-hosted the South West Society for Academic Primary Care 2016 Annual Meeting along with colleagues in the Division of Population Medicine. The event brought together over 160 experts and researchers in the field of primary care to present
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Inside HealthWise Wales: Why this Research Study Matters so Much

Posted on 14 March 2016 by Fiona Lugg

Launched officially in February 2016, HealthWise Wales is a unique project, funded by Health and Care Research Wales, designed to improve the health of the nation. All citizens in Wales are invited to sign up online and answer some simple, yet fundamental questions about health and lifestyle, so they can choose to contribute to and participate in initiatives to
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