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Cardiff Programme

Registration and exhibition open

Chair’s opening remarks

Helen Lewis, Advanced Nurse Practitioner Independent Prescriber and Advisory Board Member, Nursing in Practice


A practical guide on the shingles immunisation programme

  • Provide an overview of shingles and its possible complications.
  • Provide understanding of the shingles National Immunisation Programme including eligibility.
  • Discuss best practice examples of implementation of the programme at a local level.
Sponsored by

The Progestogen Matters

Dr John Stevenson, reader in metabolic medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, and consultant physician, Royal Brompton Hospital
Sponsored by
Exhibition, networking and refreshments

Best practice updates on asthma

  • Updates on diagnosing; Spirometry, FeNO and reversibility testing.
  • BTS/SIGN guidance and the implications for nurses.
  • Two guidelines suggesting different approaches: NICE vs BTS/SIGN.
Joe Annandale, Respiratory Nurse Specialist, Hywel Dda University Health Board


Addressing influenza vaccine effectiveness; an update on advice for influenza vaccine options for 2019/20 flu season

  • Key challenges and causes of reduced vaccine effectiveness and how new vaccines may help.
  • Influenza vaccine recommendations for 2019/20 season.
  • Educational and practical guidance for licensed vaccines in adults.
Sponsored by
Exhibition, networking and complimentary lunch

Session information to be confirmed

Industry sponsorship in progress

Learning disability – Improving Lives Programme

  • Annual health checks.
  • Supporting the primary healthcare team to care for people with a learning disability.
  • Awareness of reasonable adjustments for people with a learning disability.
Hazel Powell, Nursing Officer Mental Health & Learning Disability, Welsh Government @HazelPowell11
Karen Eveleigh, Head of Improving Lives Cross-Government Programme - Learning Disabilities, Welsh Government

Exhibition and networking

A guide to dermatology in primary care

  • What are the most common presentations of skin problems?
  • Assessing disease severity and suitable treatment.
  • Impact on functional, psychological and social well-being.


Diet and Type 2 Diabetes Remission: the latest evidence and practical guidance

  • Is Type 2 diabetes remission achievable for patients?
  • What dietary approaches can achieve remission in Type 2 diabetes remission?
  • What support do our patients need to be successful?
Catherine Washbrook-Davies, Community Dietetics Chronic Conditions Team Lead, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

End of conference

Interested in Speaking?

If you would like more information about speaking opportunities please contact Blythe Kynaston-Corner:

  0207 214 0633


*Please note, this is a draft programme, and subject to change. Cogora reserve the right to amend content without prior warning.

**We would like to thank our exhibitors for supporting this conference. This includes a number of pharmaceutical companies. Unless stated in the programme, they have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection or content.

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