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Upcoming event: The Annual All-Wales WAHPN Cancer Research Network Conference

The Wales Cancer Research Centre is delighted to be hosting the All-Wales Allied Health Professional and Nurse (WAHPN) Cancer Research Network conference on 29 September between 1 and 4pm. The event will take place on Zoom to ensure that cancer research professionals from all areas of Wales can attend.

We welcome nurses and AHPs from all over Wales to join us. Whether you are well-versed in research or totally new to it, we invite you to join our event and network, hear about best practice and meet likeminded professionals.

The conference will feature a keynote speech from Dr Matthew Maddocks, Physiotherapist & Reader in Health Services Research at Kings College London.

We are inviting attendees to present a poster detailing their work for discussion. If you would like to present your work, please submit your poster before August 22 2022. Submit your poster, along with a brief description, to Please title both the email and poster document WAHPN Conference Poster [your name].

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Betti at

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Conference Agenda

1pm – Welcome, housekeeping, update from Prof. Jane Hopkinson and Dr Nichola Gale   

1.15pm – Research with Impact: Dr Matthew Maddocks
Senior Lecturer and Specialist Physiotherapist, Kings College London

2pm – Break

2.10pm –  Regional research

  • Leah Cox: The impact of comorbidities in MDT treatment decision making ‘ – the importance of AHP and nursing engagement. 
    ACP Lead Review Radiographer, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board  
  • Dr Wendy Wilkinson: Understanding the importance of therapeutic relationships in the development of self-management behaviours during cancer rehabilitation. 
    Consultant therapist for Older Peoples’ rehabilitation / frailty.  Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board 
  • Dr Tessa Watts: Supportive care of patients receiving immunotherapy: nurse-led research. 
    Reader in Nursing, Cardiff University. 

3pm – Poster presentations (must be submitted by 19 August)   

3.45pm – Summary and close