Conference 2017

PIPA Conference 2017

The event attracted over 100 delegates, exhibitors and speakers each day. The topical presentations ensured lively discussion and the exchange of ideas, with delegates taking advantage of the many networking opportunities.

PIPA Conference 2017 Programme

Thursday 5th October


09:00 Registration, Meet & Greet Breakfast
09:55 Welcome 
Sarah Hall, PIPA President
10:15 Confessions of an NHS Researcher
Jess Nightingale, Research Manager, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Nottingham University Hospitals
11:15 Comfort Break
11:30 The Medication Safety Officer Network
David Gerrett, NHS Improvements
12:30 AGM 2017
13:00 Lunch & Exhibition

TRACK 1: Break Out Sessions

14:00  A. Copyright Workshop
     Kate Alzapiedi & Inez van Leuzen, RightsDirect
B. PV Agreements Workshop 
Christine Bendall, PV Consultant
15:30 Tea / coffee & Exhibition
16:00 Break out sessions continued
17:00  Close

TRACK 2: Managers’ Workstream

14:00 Employment Law
Robert Riley & Justin Roberts, Ernst & Young
15:00 Data Protection Update
James Castro-Edwards, Wedlake Bell LLP
16:00 Tea/coffee & Exhibition
16:15 An Auditor’s Perspective of Training Records and Demonstrating Competency
Michael Ramcharan, Reumat Consulting Ltd
17:00 Managers’ Hot Topics – Discussion
17:30 Close
19:00 Pre-Dinner Drinks, Dinner and Evening Networking Event

Friday 6th October


08:30 Registration
09:00 Implications of Brexit for the Pharmaceutical Industry
Dr Sheuli Porkess, ABPI Interim Head of Medical Affairs and Clinical Research
09:45 Canine Partners – Helping Transform the Lives of People with Disabilities
Andy Simms
10:30 Tea / coffee & Exhibition

Track One: Medical Information

11:00 Code Clinic – Commonly Asked Code Questions
Rina Newton, CompliMed Ltd
11:45 UKMi Update
Fiona Woods & Sarah Cavanagh, UKMi 
12:30 Lunch & Exhibition

Track Two: Pharmacovigilance

11:00 Use of Pharma Apps as Medical Devices
Valerie Field, MHRA
11:45 Impact of Brexit on QPPVs
John Barber, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories
12:30 Lunch & Exhibition
Break Out Sessions
13:30 A. Optimising Your MI and PV Stakeholder Relationships to Drive Value
     Sarah Dunnett, Sarah Dunnett Consulting Ltd
B. Medical Information Clinic: Sharing Best Practice


C. Product Complaints Impacting Patient Safety – What Will the Inspectors Ask?

    Dave Lewis, Novartis 

15:30 Conference Close 

PIPA was delighted to welcome the following exhibitors to the 2017 PIPA conference:

ArisGlobal (UK) Ltd
Silver Sponsor of the 2017 PIPA Conference & sponsor of the evening drinks reception

Bronze Sponsor of the 2017 PIPA Conference

Hays Life Sciences
Axess Ltd
ESMS Global
ProQuest Dialog / Pi2 Solutions Ltd
Elsevier Inc
CompliMed Ltd
The British Library
Rights Direct