Conference 2018

PIPA Conference 2018

The 2018 PIPA Conference was held at the Legoland Conference Centre in Windsor on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th October.

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 2018 Programme

Wednesday 3rd October


09:00 Registration, Meet & Greet Breakfast
09:55 Welcome
Sarah Hall, PIPA President
10:15 Joining the Dots – Resilience through Reconnection
Josie Jacobs MSc MAPP
11:15 Comfort Break
11:30 Implications of Brexit for the Pharmaceutical Industry – an update
Dr Sheuli Porkess, ABPI Interim Head of Medical Affairs and Clinical Research
12:30 AGM 2018
13:00 Lunch & Exhibition
Break Out Sessions
14:00  A. Code Compliance Workshop
     Rina Newton, CompliMed
B. PV Audit and Inspection Hosting
    Ejaz Butt, ZigZag Associates & Michael Ramcharan, Reumat Consulting Ltd
C. The Efficient, Professional MI Team – Establishing Processes that Work
    Zaiba Malek & Izzy Whitehead, PIPA 
15:30 Tea / coffee & Exhibition
16:00 Break out sessions continued
17:00  Close
19:00 Pre-Dinner Drinks, Dinner and Evening Networking Event

Thursday 4th October


08:30 Registration
09:00 NHS Going Digital – How Will This Impact the Pharmaceutical Industry?
Patrick Mitchell, NHS Regional Director, South of England, Health Education England 
09:45 Accessing Information on Medicines by Blind and Visually Impaired Patients
Alistair Bolt, UK Ophthalmic Pharmacist’s Group
10:30 Tea / coffee & Exhibition

Track One: Medical Information

11:00 UKMi Update
Fiona Woods & Sarah Cavanagh, UKMi 
12:00 The Digitisation of Medicines Information
Nat Knight & John Moreland, Datapharm

Lunch & Exhibition

Track Two: Pharmacovigilance

11:00 PV Round Table Discussion: Artificial Intelligence and Operational Oversight
Girish Prasad & Dr Ramprasad Govindaraj, ArisGlobal
12:00 Risk Minimisation Measures
Michael Bean, Janssen 
13:00 Lunch & Exhibition

TRACK 1: Break Out Sessions

14:00 A. Workshop on medication errors and pharmacovigilance obligations
    Dr Dave Lewis, Novartis
B. Launch Excellence Workshop 
    Sarah Dunnett, Sarah Dunnett Consulting
15:00 Tea / coffee & Exhibition
15:15 Break out sessions continued
16:30  Close

TRACK 2: Managers’ Workstream

14:00 GDPR for MI and PV
Kalwant Dhindsa, Sr Corporate Compliance Counsel, Bayer PLC  
15:00 Tea/coffee & Exhibition
15:15 Team and Personal Branding
Sarah Hall and Christine Needham, PIPA
16:00 Managers’ Hot Topics – Discussion
16:30 Close

PIPA was delighted to welcome the following exhibitors to the 2018 PIPA conference:

Sponsor of the 2018 conference lanyards

The British Library
ESMS Global Ltd
ProQuest / Pi2 Solutions Ltd
Hays Life Sciences
Drug Safety Navigator
CostCo Wholesale
Syneos Health
CK Clinical