Conference 2019

PIPA Conference 2019

The 2019 PIPA Conference was held on Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd October at Stratford Manor located in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The event attracted around 90 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 2019 Programme

Wednesday 2nd October


09:00 Registration, Meet & Greet Breakfast
09:55 Welcome   
Ejaz Butt, PIPA President
10:15 Brexit and the Pharmaceutical Industry
Mick Foy – MHRA
11:15 Comfort Break
11:30 Brexit and the Pharmaceutical Industry – an update
Steve Hoare, Director of Regulatory Science, Safety and Quality Policy at ABPI
12:30 AGM 2019
13:00 Lunch & Exhibition

Break Out Sessions

14:00  A. Code Compliance Workshop
Rina Newton, CompliMedPresentation not available.
B. Counterfeit Medications
Dr Dave Lewis and Jean Kilgour-Christie, Novartis Pharma GmbH

C. Patient Centricity – how MI teams can provide meaningful information to patients 
     Tazneem Anwar and Simran Gill, Janssen
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 3rd October

Track One: Medical Information

09:00 Findings of UKMi Survey of Pharma MI teams
Fiona Woods & Abigail Scott, UKMi 
11:00 Tea / coffee & Exhibition
11:30 MI Inspection Readiness
Ranjana Khanna, Vifor Pharma
13:00 Lunch & Exhibition

Track Two: Pharmacovigilance

09:00 Data Integrity and Computer System Validation
Trev Simmons, Consultant
10:00 Eudravigilance and EVDAS
Jose Ortiz, PVpharm

Tea / coffee & Exhibition

11:30 Building Your Global PV System in Light of Changing Legislation Worldwide
Shelley Gandhi, NDA Group
Presentation not available
13:00 Lunch & Exhibition

TRACK 1: Break Out Sessions

14:00 A. Medical Information Best Practices
    PIPA MI Workstream
B. Outsourcing and the Joint Client-Vendor PV System
Tom Nichols, Drive Phase PV
15:00 Tea / coffee & Exhibition
15:15 Break out sessions continued
16:30  Close

TRACK 2: Managers’ Workstream

14:00 Building Subject Matter Experts
Rebecca Godfrey, Etheo LtdPresentation not available
15:00 Tea/coffee & Exhibition
15:15 Building Subject Matter Experts
Rebecca Godfrey, Etheo Ltd
16:30 Close

PIPA Awards 2019

At the 2019 PIPA Conference, we held the inaugural PIPA Professional Awards for Pharmacovigilance and Medical Information, designed to recognise outstanding achievements of pharmacovigilance and medical information professionals within the industry.

Both the MI and PV awards were split into three separate categories – best newcomer (0-2 years), best professional (2-5 years) and best senior professional (5+ years). As a committee, we felt that both PV and MI professionals should have a space for their achievements to be recognised and celebrated. So, through these awards, we can celebrate our industry’s finest.

The PIPELINE article below summarises the 2019 awards: the entry process, the judging and the winners:

Read: PIPA Awards 2019

PIPA was delighted to welcome the following exhibitors to the 2019 PIPA conference:

Sponsor of the 2019 conference lanyards

Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Dialog Solutions
Bronze Sponsor

Syneos Health
ESMS Global Ltd
CK Clinical Ltd
UK Medicines Information
University of Hertfordshire