Conference 2015

PIPA’s 10th Annual Conference

The 2015 PIPA conference was held on 14th – 15th October 2015 at Denham Grove, Buckinghamshire.

The event attracted over 100 delegates, exhibitors and speakers each day, ensuring a vibrant atmosphere. With a topical and dynamic programme of informative sessions, lively discussions and great networking opportunities, the conference truly highlighted the camaraderie and team work demonstrated by professionals working in the fields of medical information and pharmacovigilance.

PIPA Conference 2015 Programme

Wednesday 14th October

Chair: Christine Needham, Novartis

09:00 Registration, Meet & Greet Breakfast
09:55 Welcome
Sarah Hall, PIPA President
10:00 Evaluating the Safety of Medicines
Dr Virginia Acha, ABPI Chief Executive
11:00 Comfort Break
11:30  Charismatic Impact
 Alex McLaren, The Spontaneity Shop
12:30  AGM 2015
13:00 Lunch & Exhibition

TRACK 1: Break Out Sessions

14:00  A. Zinc Workshop 2015 – Top Tips, New Functionality Roadmap and
ABPI Certification Guidance
Gary Page and Susannah Illingworth, Zinc
B. Dealing with Difficult Customers
    Alex McLaren, The Spontaneity Shop
C. Pharmacovigilance – The Bigger Picture
Shirley-Ann van der Spuy, RedLine Pharmacovigilance
15:30 Tea / coffee & Exhibition
16:00 Break out sessions continued
17:00  Close

TRACK 2: Managers’ Workstream

14:00  Meaningful Metrics
 Christine Needham, Novartis & Tom Nichols, CRUK
14:45  Experiences of a Copyright Audit
Jacquie Warner, Novartis
15:30 Tea/coffee & Exhibition
16:00  New Code Requirements Around Recording Transfer of Value to HCPs
Heidi Lay, Janssen Cilag
16:45 Managers’ Hot Topics – Discussion
17:30 Close
19:00 Pre-Dinner Drinks and Dinner

Thursday 15th October

Chair: Tom Nichols, CRUK

08:30 Registration
09:00 Yellow Card Road Map
Phil Tregunno, MHRA
10:00 The Unique Model of Cancer Research UK’s Centre for Drug Development
Julianna Callaghan, CRUK
10:30 Tea / coffee & Exhibition

Track One: Medical Information

11:00  The 2015 PMCPA Code of Practice Update in Practice
Rina Newton, CompliMed Ltd
12:00  Copy Review – an Industry Within the Industry
Ralph Carter, PharmaReview
13:00 Lunch & Exhibition

Track Two: Pharmacovigilance

11:00 Risk Management Plans & Risk Minimisation Material
Dr Kathryn Ord, MHRA
12:00  Going Digital with Risk Minimisation Materials
Peter Carroll, Datapharm
13:00 Lunch & Exhibition
Break Out Sessions
14:00 A. How to Keep Quality and Standards High. A Workshop for Both PV
and MI
   Sue Rees, Amgen & Janet Davies, GileadB. Changes to
inspection findings following the implementation of the 2012 EU
pharmacovigilance legislation
   Dr Anya Sookoo, Novartis International AG
C. How to Evaluate a Clinical Paper
    Jayne Packham, Jayne Packham Consultancy
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 2015 PIPA conference:

Axess Ltd
The British Library
Hays Life Sciences
Pharmaceutical Press
ProQuest Dialog / Pi2 Solutions
ESMS Global
Cancer Research UK