Conference Booking

Conference 2020 Tickets (price inc VAT)


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Instructions for booking

A basic delegate pass for conference costs £400 + VAT (£480 inc VAT) and gives you access to:

  • the two plenary sessions
  • the PIPA AGM
  • three presentations (from a choice of 7)
  • one workshop (from a choice of 5)

You can book as many additional sessions as you would like at a cost of £40 + VAT per additional presentation and £75 + VAT per additional workshop.

Monday 28th September Time Speaker
Exercise, Nutrition and Diet During the Covid Lockdown: How to Maintain Optimum Health – Dr James Brown,
Director of Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA)
Covid-19  and the associated lockdown has introduced challenges to physical and mental health, especially to older adults, that we have not seen in 100 years. This presentation will cover these challenges, and will probe simple steps that can be taken to mitigate them.
10-10.45am Dr James Brown, Director of Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA)
Plenary 2: Initiatives to Improve Patient Safety: Guidance and Patient Information – Belen Granell Villen, ABPI
In her presentation, Belen will start her discussion by talking about the ABPI principles for appropriate prescribing of medicines. In relation to this, she will also talk about the Code of Practice 2021 Consultation, as the new Code has a different look to the current 2019 version. There will also be a mention of the Brighton & Sussex medical school project, which includes pharmacovigilance for medical students to help them be better prescribers: the pilot is in the process of expanding. Belen will be presenting the ABPI PV Guidance Updates in light of digital technology advances. And then she will move on to discuss initiatives undertaken in 2020 to improve patient safety through collaborations such as multi-morbidities, the Cumberlege Report and risk-based approaches to Solicited Reports
11 – 11.45am Belen Granell Villen, ABPI
PIPA AGM 12 – 12.30pm Ejaz Butt, Janine Gavin-Poulter & Tracy Crooks
ABPI & PAGB Code & Compliance Workshop – Laura Kelly, PAGB & Dan Sherry, RedefineCompliance 2-4pm Laura Kelly, PAGB & Dan Sherry, RedefineCompliance
Tuesday 29th September Time Speaker
MI: Collaboration Across Departments. 
In her session, Charlotte will provide an insight into how MI teams work with key stakeholders in other departments such as drug safety, regulatory, marketing and market access. She will also explore the use of digital collaboration tools and discuss effective collaboration when working remotely.
10-11am Charlotte Mason, Sanofi
Web RADR update 1 – 1.45pm Phil Tregunno, MHRA
WORKSHOP: MI in the Digital Era 
In this workshop, we have invited a panel of speakers to look at different aspects of digital medical information.
To start the session, Charlotte Mason from Sanofi will discuss the unmet need for our HCPs and patients in terms of accessing information on-demand. She will discuss how this can be addressed whilst maintaining compliance with industry regulations.
Novo Nordisk will present their automated Medical Information chatbot- NAOMI, and share their experience of implementing/launching the chatbot during a pandemic.
In their presentation, ConversationHEALTH & IQVIA will present on:

  • The future is now: redefining the Medical Information Service
    • The hybrid model for HCP engagement and self-service – optimising human and digital touchpoints
  • Transformational impact of conversational AI for MI
  • Transformational impact of conversational AI for MI 
    •  Leveraging push and pull communications synergistically for the call centre and field based MSLs
    • Compliant engagement that meets HCP needs
  • Broader MI transformation with digital services 
    • How data will continue to inform and transform MI functions, leveraging intent level HCP (and patient) data to drive efficiencies, engagement and customer satisfaction
2-4pm Daniel Gewecke Daugaard & Holti Kellezi, Dawn Health;  Sai Priyanka Vungarala, Novo Nordisk; Shailini Blackwell & Richard Marcil, conversationHEALTH
Wednesday 30th September Time Speaker
Remote PV & MI Auditing 10 – 10.45am Sanjay Motivaras, Audit PV
Regulatory Intelligence 11 – 11.45am Nimisha Kotecha, IntuVigilance Ltd
WORKSHOP: Owning and Driving Your Development within Medical Information  – Harpreet Sandhu, Grunenthal
Pharma Companies are developing data and scientific insights. But information channels are changing, and many companies have difficulties communicating science effectively with the growing array of stakeholders. Many companies are increasing focus on medical affairs to overcome that deficit. Equipped with deep product knowledge, disease understanding, regulatory and compliance expertise, Medical information professionals can add value as a part of the medical affairs function and as an individual, you have the opportunities to develop yourself within the Medical Information department, or grow yourself into medical affairs roles.The aim of this session will be to discuss and provide tips and tools to help you to drive your own development.
1-3pm Harpreet Sandhu, Grunenthal
MANAGERS’ WORKSHOP: Leading Change in Challenging Times: Learn from a Military Intelligence Operator & Change Specialist. 
In this workshop, Emma Dutton MBE – former officer, leading specialist intelligence operations to influence the Taliban – joins forces with digital transformation change specialist Analah Fawcett, to show you how to manage change in rapidly changing times; giving you the skills to influence your remote workforce and drive a desire for transformation.
3.30 – 5.30pm Analah Fawcett, The Chaucer Group & Emma Dutton,  Applied Influence Group
Thursday 1st October Time Speaker
MI: product launches, discontinuation & acquisitions 10-10.45am Jack Chivers, Alliance Pharma
Using Advanced Technologies to Augment PV Systems. 
There are significant opportunities and challenges in deploying and adopting advanced IT systems within PV systems. This theme will be developed and discussed within his presentation.
11 – 11.45am Dave Lewis, Novartis
WORKSHOP: PSMF 1.30 -3.30 pm Jana Hyancova, PrimeVigilance
Medical Information for Patients 4 – 5 pm Seema Patel, PrimeVigilance