Conference 2013

PIPA’s 8th Annual Conference

Around 110 attendees joined us over the two days of the 2013 PIPA Conference and Exhibition at Latimer Place in Chesham.

Our diverse conference programme addressed a number of the most topical subjects impacting professionals working in Medical Information and Pharmacovigilance at the current time.

We sincerely hope that those of you who attended found the experience rewarding and educational.

Conference Programme and Presentations

Thursday 4th July

09:00 Registration, Meet & Greet Breakfast
09:55 Welcome
Sarah Dunnett, PIPA President (Baxter)
10:00 Falsified Medicines UK – A Case Study and the MHRA Falsified Medical Products Strategy
Danny Lee-Frost, MHRA Enforcement Group
11:00 15 min Comfort Break
11.15 Confident Communication
Alex MacLaren, The Spontaneity Shop
12.15 AGM
13:00 Lunch & Exhibition
Break Out Sessions
14:00 A. I’ve got a signal, now what? – Benefit-Risk Assessment Working Party
B. Code Compliance Hot Topics – Rina Newton, Complimed Ltd
C. Maximising your Effectiveness when Training Others – Stuart Wineberg, Bluestone Training Consultancy
16:00 Tea/coffee & Exhibition
16:30 Break out sessions continued
17:30 Close

Friday 5th July

Track One: Medical Information

09:00 MHRA Blue Guide Update – A Year On
Sarah Hall, Takeda UK
09:45 Doctors in Public Social Media Channels
Daniel Ghinn, Creation Healthcare
10.30 Tea/coffee & Exhibition
11.00 Differentiating Service Levels for Different Products
Caitriona Scott, Pfizer
11.45 PV Regulations Update for MI Professionals
Jayne Packham, Jayne Packham Consultancy
12:30 Lunch & Exhibition

Track Two: Pharmacovigilance

09:00 Practical Issues for PSURs (PBRER) Preparation
Janet Taylor, Janet Taylor Consultancy
09:45 PV Hot Topics from a Regulators’ Perspective
Jonathan Rowell, MHRA
10:30 Tea/coffee & Exhibition
11:00 Practical Guidance on EU PV Legislation – From the Eyes Of An Auditor
Michael Bean, Johnson & Johnson
11:45 It is all about Patients: How to go from Information to Communication and Participation
Albert van der Zeijden, IAPO
12:30 Lunch & Exhibition
Break Out Sessions
13:30 A. Resilience – Danny Simmonds, Pelican Coaching & Development
B.Empowering and Accountability of MI Teams – Christine Needham, Novartis & Sarah Hall, Takeda
C.Spotlight on Module VI – Esteban Herrero-Martinez, ABPI
14:45 Tea/coffee & Exhibition
15:00 Break out sessions continued
16:15 Conference closing session
16:30 Conference Close


PIPA welcomed the following exhibitors to this year’s conference:

AXESS Limited
CoAcS Ltd
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Rights Direct
Emergency Scientific and Medical Services (ESMS)
The British Library
Pi2 Solutions Ltd
Online Business Applications
Aris Global
Hays Pharma