Conference 2022

PIPA Conference 2022 – 28th & 29th September

We were delighted to return to an in-person event for our 2022 PIPA Annual Conference at the Hogs Back Hotel and Spa in Farnham.

Our speakers delivered dynamic, topical presentations and we were delighted by the energy in the rooms.

The full conference programme can be viewed below. For those of you who attended the event, you should be able to see a second copy of the programme for each day with the presentations linked in. If you are unable to see this, then please contact us via

We look forward to welcoming you to PIPA Conference 2023, details of which will be announced shortly.

PIPA Conference 2022 Programme

Wednesday 28th September


09:00 Registration, Meet & Greet Breakfast
09:55 Introduction 
Tom Nichols, PIPA President
10:15 Rising Stronger – from Mental Health to Mental Wealth
Suzie Lavington, Art of Brilliance
11:15 Comfort Break
11:30 AGM
12:00 Northern Ireland Protocol and Brexit
John Barber, Plain Pharma Consulting
13:00 Lunch & Exhibition

Breakout Sessions

14:00 A. PV Vendor Management and Outsourcing
Saher Hussain, Roche

Ensuring High-Quality Health Information for Patients and Members of the Public
Dan Wills, Patient Information ForumC. Managers’ Workshop:
– Discussion: hybrid working – challenges for managers
Chris Isaacs & Kate Hellmuth, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd
– Developing a feedback culture
Jonathan Hart-Smith, CK Group
15:15 Tea / Coffee & Exhibition
15:45 Breakout sessions continued
17:00 Close
19:00 Pre-Dinner Drinks, Dinner and Evening Networking Event

Thursday 29th September

Track One: Medical Information

09:00 Is Your Medical Information Department Audit and Inspection Ready?
Janine Gavin-Poulter, Collaborative Pharma & Sanjay Motivaras, Audit PV
10:00 Data Privacy/GDPR considerations when dealing with medical information enquiries
Wendy Lloyd Goodwin, Life Science Law
11:00 Tea / Coffee & Exhibition
11:30 Hot Topics in Code Compliance
Jayne Packham, Jayne Packham Consultancy
12:15 Copyright: Global and Local Considerations
Michael Healy, Copyright Clearance Center
13:00 Lunch & Exhibition

Track Two: Pharmacovigilance

09:00 Take control of Safety Reporting through Process Automation
Iain Barnden, Pharmasol
10:00 Global PV Perspectives and Hot Topics – Round Table Discussion
Chairs: Stephanie Martin, SMPV Ltd; Janine Gavin-Poulter, Collaborative Pharma; Tom Nichols, DrivePhase PV

Tea / coffee & Exhibition

11:45 PV Systems Differences between Europe, US and APAC – focussing on Aggregate Reporting
Tom Nichols, DrivePhase PV
13:00 Lunch & Exhibition

Breakout Sessions

14:00 A. PV Agreements Optimisation
Dr Dave Lewis & Jean Kilgour-Christie, Novartis
B. Medical Information Practices – how to be the best
Sarah Dunnett, Sarah Dunnett Consulting Ltd
C. Good PV Practice – Mergers and Acquisitions, Divestments and Transitions
Miranda Malanga, Novartis
15:15 Tea / Coffee & Exhibition
15:45 Break out sessions continued
17:00 Close