FPM “Virtual” Annual Symposium 2020

Start date: Thursday 26 November 2020
End date: Friday 27 November 2020

Into the Roaring 20s

Future Trends in Pharmaceutical Medicine

How will pharmaceutical medicine develop over the next 10 years? Join us to find out and shape this future!

FPM Annual Symposium 2020.


Our world is constantly innovating and evolving, and right now more than ever.

In the 2020 FPM Annual Symposium we examined our role in the global avalanche of innovative and collaborative science and medicine, our role in delivering medicines to those who need them, and our duty to keep patients and the public safe.

The main themes running through this two-day event were:

  • Global health and access to medicines,
  • Rare diseases and advanced therapies, and
  • Health tech, medical devices and AI.

We also discussed how the specialty and the industry has reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic and what lessons can be learnt.

View the programme below or download it as a PDF (2MB).

Pets at symposium

The virtual medium meant that a lot of our pets could join the event. Meet Bella, Cindy, Peppino and many more.

Bella Snowise

Day 1 Programme - Thursday 26 November 2020

All times are UK times.

Tim Higenbottam, President, FPM

Introduction to the structure and themes of the meeting
Renata Crome, Symposium Chair, FPM

Day 2 Programme - Friday 27 November 2020

All times are UK times.

Careers session
Laura Campbell, Trainees Committee, FPM  

with guests Marc Watson, Cecilia Chisholm and Mahesh Kudari

Laura Campbell


  • £225 member
  • £295 non-member
  • £170 reduced rate*
  • £50 student rate**

*Reduced rates include:

  • People from low and lower-middle income countries
  • PMST trainees
  • Unemployed
  • Part-time employed (earning less than £15,000 per year)
  • People on Parental Leave
  • Out of Practice & Retired
  • Patient Advocates

**Student rates were available to full and part-time students enrolled on undergraduate medical courses.

Refund policy

  • For cancellations before Thursday 5 November 2020 (17:00) a full refund will be given.
  • For cancellations after Thursday 5 November 2020 (17:00) a refund less £20 will be given.
  • Refunds will not be given for cancellations made after 17:00 on Tuesday 24 November 2020.

See our full Terms & Conditions for booking and please note our privacy policy.

The deadline for online bookings is 12:00 (UK time) on Wednesday 25 November 2020. Please contact us at events@fpm.org.uk if you’d like to register after this time.


By attending FPM Annual Symposium 2020 you can claim CPD points for your appraisal. To do this you’ll need to provide:

  • evidence (certificate of attendance), and
  • reflection, specifically a couple of paragraphs on what you learnt, what effect it will have on your current practice and how it relates to Good Medical Practice.

Upload these into your portfolio and self-allocate your CPD points at 0.25 credits per 15 mins.

Meet our speakers

Thank you to our sponsors:

Lead sponsors

Indigo Medical

Indigo Medical

Lead sponsors

Pharma Partners




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Image by Vivid Biology (www.vividbiology.com) for FPM
Image by Vivid Biology (www.vividbiology.com) for FPM

About our lead sponsors

Lead sponsors

Indigo Medical

Indigo Medical

Founded in 2008, Indigo Medical is an owner led business, focussed on Medical & Scientific Communications and Medical Compliance Review & Approval Services.

They have a single-minded focus on customer delight and the highest quality of delivery.

Their team of 30 are (usually) based in Milton Keynes.

Visit their vibrant website for more information on our core services as well as discovering what is at the heart of our business. It’s not what we do, it’s how we do it!


Lead sponsors

Pharma Partners

Pharma Partners Recruitment specialises in the placement of Pharmaceutical Physicians, Pharmacists and Scientists across the UK, Europe and the US.

Pharma Partners prioritises the candidate and reintroduces the personal touch to recruitment in the Life Sciences industry.

Our small team of expert consultants share the ethos of many forward-thinking pharma companies, identifying talent based on attitude, communication skills and potential – not just experience. They understand the need for innovative talent as well as cultural fit, endorsing the importance of relationship building with a long-term perspective.

Services include: Executive and Retained Search; Contingent and Interim Recruitment; Candidate Profiling; Market Mapping; and Research.


The 2019 FPM Annual Symposium

The 2019 FPM Annual Symposium took place at Wellcome Collection, London on 14 November 2019.

Listen again to some of the plenaries, and view official photographs from the day.

Delegates at FPM Annual Symposium 2019
Delegates at FPM Annual Symposium 2019