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IET South Wales Prestige Lecture and Dinner

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Please join us for the annual IET South Wales Prestige Lecture and Dinner, to be held in the Liberty Stadium Swansea.

Date and Time

16 June 2017 - 18:30-23:30


Swansea, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - S Wales:Wales South West local network. Contact Mr Craig Smith csmith@iac-ltd.co.uk for more information.

About this event

The 2017 IET South Wales Prestige Lecture and Dinner will be hosted by the IET Wales South West Local Network at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.
The speaker will be Professor Julie Williams CBE, Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales who will speak on the topic of "Science for Wales"
Julie Williams will speak about Wales’ performance in science, technology and engineering. Within this, she will highlight the increasing part that women are playing, both in research and in industrial developments and work to support and enhance the education, recruitment, retention and promotion of girls and women, making best use of all our  talent to boost Wales’ economy and reputation in research.      


Evening commences at 6.30 with drinks reception.

This will be followed by 3 course meal.
Prestige Lecture will be delivered by Prof Julie Williams
Music provided by Peter Phillips Motley Groove
The bar will remain open for social networking until 11.30pm

Dress Code:Gentlemen - Lounge Suit; Ladies - Evening/Cocktail dress

Additional information

Prof Julie Williams CBE became Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales in September 2013. She was born in Merthyr and studied psychology at Cardiff University. She is a senior figure in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research. As Head of the Neurodegeneration section of the Medical Research Council Centre on Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics in Cardiff University, she continues her research while working in the Welsh Government.

Her research focuses upon identifying and understanding genes which increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Early in her career she recognized the complexity of Alzheimer’s disease genetics and began focusing her research on developing larger, more powerful studies. Julie Williams is one of the four leaders of the IGAP genetics consortium. This incorporates over 150 scientists from Europe and the USA and has access to over 30,000 AD cases and 60,000 controls. Her work was recognized by TIME magazine as one of the top ten medical breakthroughs of 2009.

Julie Williams has served on the Medical Research Council Neuroscience and Mental Health Board and is a former Chief Scientific Adviser to the Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Her contribution to Alzheimer’s disease research was recognized nationally when she was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours list 2012.

For Welsh Government, Julie leads on the Ser Cymru programme which aims to increase research capacity in Wales by funding research Chairs, Networks, Fellowships with up to £100 million of investment in research in Wales.

Registration information

Please register via link below.
Costs £42 per head (inc VAT) or £420 for table of ten.


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