Conference 2022

PIPA Conference 2022 – 28th & 29th September

Venue: Hogs Back Hotel, Farnham:


1 day early bird: £450 + VAT 

2 day early bird: £800 + VAT

Should you wish to attend the networking event and dinner on the evening of 28th September, there is an additional charge of £50 + VAT.

Early bird fees end on 1st April 2022. After this, fees will be £500 + VAT for 1 day and £875 + VAT for 2 days.

Fees include attendance to all scientific sessions, exhibitions, lunch, tea and coffee breaks, but does not include overnight accommodation or evening meals.



We are delighted to announce that we will be returning to an in-person event for our 2022 PIPA Annual Conference. We will follow our traditional 2-day format with joint pharmacovigilance and medical information plenary sessions followed by PV, MI and Code Compliance presentations and workshops running in parallel. We will also be offering a range of workshops relevant to MI, PV and Code Compliance professionals, as well as an afternoon session specifically tailored for managers in this field.

As always, we are inviting experienced speakers to deliver a dynamic and topical programme of sessions across the two days.

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
13:00 Lunch & Exhibition

Breakout Sessions

14:00 A. PV Vendor Management and Outsourcing
Saher Hussain, RocheB. Ensuring High-Quality Health Information for Patients and Members of the Public

C. Managers’ Workshop:
– Developing a feedback culture
– Discussion: hybrid working – challenges for managers

15:15 Tea / Coffee & Exhibition
15:45 Break out 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?
10:00 GDPR
Wendy Lloyd Goodwin, Life Science Law
11:00 Tea / Coffee & Exhibition
11:30 Hot Topics in Code Compliance
12:15 Global and Local Copyright Considerations
13:00 Lunch & Exhibition

Track Two: Pharmacovigilance

09:00 Pharmacovigilance Monitoring and Automation in Social Media
10:00 Global PV Perspectives and Hot Topics – Round Table Discussion

Tea / coffee & Exhibition

11:30 PV Systems Differences between Europe, US and APAC – focussing on Aggregate Reporting
13:00 Lunch & Exhibition

Breakout Sessions

14:00 A. PV Agreements Optimisation
Dr Dave Lewis & Jean Kilgour, Novartis
B. Medical Information Practices – how to be the best
Sarah Dunnett, Sarah Dunnett Consulting Ltd
C. Global Compliance Challenges Within Medical Affairs
15:15 Tea / Coffee & Exhibition
15:45 Break out sessions continued
17:00 Close