Conference 2014

PIPA’s 9th Annual Conference

This year’s conference was held on 6th – 7th November 2014 and we returned to Latimer Place in Chesham, Buckinghamshire.

With over 120 delegates attending over the two days, the atmosphere at conference was lively and engaged. The conference agenda was varied and topical, with a new dedicated afternoon session on the first day aimed specifically at managers:

PIPA Conference 2014 Agenda

Thursday 6th November

Chair: Christine Needham, Novartis

09:00 Registration, Meet & Greet Breakfast
10:00  Welcome
 Sarah Dunnett, PIPA President
10:15 The Anaphylaxis Campaign – insights from a patient group
Lynne Regent, Anaphylaxis Campaign
11:00 Comfort Break
11:30  Storytelling Seminar – for Scientific Communicators
 Alex McLaren, The Spontaneity Shop
12:30  AGM
13:00 Lunch & Exhibition

TRACK 1: Break Out Sessions

14:00  A. PV and MI Involvement in Medical and Education Goods and Services (MEGS)
     and Joint Working Programmes
     Lynn Swain, Lundbeck UK
B. Emotional Awareness for Mental Agility, Resilience and Leadership
    Alison Dixon, Success Coaching & Development Ltd
15:30 Tea / coffee & Exhibition
16:00 Break out sessions continued
17:00  Close

TRACK 2: Managers’ Workstream
Chair: Janet Davies, Gilead

14:00  Unconscious Bias
 Christine Needham, Novartis
14:45  MI and PV Standards in Practice
Phil Ball, Napp Pharmaceuticals & Tom Nichols, CRUK 
15:30 Tea/coffee & Exhibition
16:00  MI and PV Through Acquisition
Lisa Hughes, Actavis
16:45  Managers’ Hot Topics – Discussion
Chair: Tom Nichols, CRUK
17:30 Close
19:00 Pre-dinner drinks and dinner

Friday 7th November

Chair: Tom Nichols, CRUK

08:30 Registration
09:00  Mindfulness in the Workplace
Sharon Leighton, Sharon Leighton Consultancy
09:30  Drug Driving Packaging Legislation for Pharmaceutical Products
Jenny Snell, Napp Pharmaceuticals and Catriona Cutting, Mundipharma Research Ltd
10:00  Changes in PV Reporting Mechanisms – Patient Reporting Debate
Steve Mott, Medstream & Steve Hutson, Virtual PV Ltd
10:30 Tea / coffee & Exhibition

Track One: Medical Information
Chair: Sarah Dunnett, Baxter

11:00  PMCPA Code of Practice Changes and Their Impact
Ros Henley, CompliMed
11:45  Global Medical Information Websites
Andrew Mansfield, Janssen & Ash Patel, Gilead
12:30  MI Outsourcing – How it Works in Practice
Hannah Stephenson, PI ARM
13:15 Lunch & Exhibition

Track Two: Pharmacovigilance
Chair: Sally Francis, Panacea

11:00 Risk-Based Approaches – What Does this Mean?
Joerg Seebeck, PrimeVigilance
11:45  Risk Management
Stella Blackburn, Quintiles
12:30  Periodic Benefit-Risk Evaluation Reports (PBRERs)
Joerg Seebeck, PrimeVigilance
13:15 Lunch & Exhibition
Break Out Sessions
14:00 A. Patient Support Programmes
Sue Rees, Amgen
B. Zinc Workshop for Current Zinc Users
Gary Page and Helen Gillingham, Zinc
C. Train the Trainer
    Kate Hardstaff, CRUK 
15:15 Tea/coffee & Exhibition
15:30  Break out sessions continued
17:00  Conference closing session
17:15 Conference Close

PIPA was delighted to welcome the following exhibitors to the 2014 PIPA conference:

CK Clinical
The British Library
Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
Hays Life Sciences
Axess Ltd
Emergency Scientific and Medical Services (eSMS)
Aris Global
Pi2 Solutions Ltd
Zebra Translations Ltd