Trials and Tribulations
Shaping a Bright New Future for Pharmaceutical Medicine
FPM Annual Symposium 2021 will bring together global leaders and innovators from pharmaceutical medicine and beyond for a landmark two-day virtual conference.
During 2021 we have all been on an extraordinary learning curve. Following a period of adaptation, agility and growth, pharmaceutical medicine is in the public spotlight now more than ever before. Terms like ‘R rates’, ‘epidemiology’ and ‘clinical trials’, have entered the public lexicon. The UK Chief Medical and Scientific Officers are now bona fide celebrities. The way we have communicated has had to develop to respond to immediate public concerns and we have learnt the utmost importance of considered, open and honest dialogue.
AI and digital health technologies are augmenting and driving pharmaceutical innovations and the ways in which we conduct clinical trials. We have discovered the power and challenges of international and cross-sector scientific collaboration, and the benefits of fast and flexible regulatory strategies to bring medicines at pace and scale to patients.
This year’s themes are:
- AI and digital health,
- clinical trials adaptations and innovations,
- health policy,
- and communication with patients and the public.
Join us in November and be part of our bright new future.
Can’t join us on the day? Every session will be recorded and available until November 2022
*Reduced rates include:
- People from low and lower-middle income countries
- PMST trainees
- Part-time employed (earning less than £15,000 per year)
- People on parental leave
- Out of practice & retired
- Patient advocates and those who work for a charity
**Student rates were available to full and part-time students enrolled on undergraduate medical courses.
- For cancellations before Thursday 21 October 2021 (17:00) a full refund will be given.
- For cancellations after Thursday 21 October 2021 (17:00) a refund less £20 will be given.
- Refunds will not be given for cancellations made after 17:00 on Tuesday 9 November 2021.
The deadline for online bookings is 12:00 (UK time) on Wednesday 10 November 2021. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to register after this time.
Meet our speakers
Dr Özlem Türeci
Chief Medical Officer of BioNTech
Dr Stephen Lockhart FFPM
Vice President, Vaccine Clinical R&D Europe and Asia-Pacific Head at Pfizer
Professor Jonathan Van-Tam
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, the Department of Health and Social are
Professor Helen McShane
Director of the Oxford National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre
Dr June Raine FFPM
Chief Executive of the MHRA
Professor Saad Shakir FFPM
Director, Drug Safety Research Unit
Dr Janet Messer
Director of Approvals Service, Health Research Authority
Dr Sarah Daniels FFPM
Senior Partner, tranScrip
Dr Nira Chamberlain
Professional Head of Discipline - Data Science at SNC-Lavalin Atkins & President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
Dr Beatriz Thomé
Specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation and Private Sector Engagement at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Professor Nawar Bakerly
Consultant Respiratory Physician, Salford and Chief Clinical Information Officer
Chief Digital Health Officer, R&D, AstraZeneca
Dr Mohammad Razai
NIHR In-Practice Fellow in Primary Care, St Georges University of London
Dr Marcia Philbin
Chief Executive of FPM
Chief Executive, Making Connections Work Ltd
Professor Sir Terence Stephenson
Chair of the Health Research Authority
Dr Stuart Dollow
Founder, Vermilion Life Sciences and Chair, Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards.
Dr Jina Swartz
Therapeutic Area Head Neuroscience and Executive Medical Director, Merck
Founder and CEO, Innovate Trials
Professor Duncan Richards FFPM
Climax Professor of Clinical Therapeutics and Director of the Oxford Clinical Trial Research Unit
Dr Fraser Peck
Pharmaceutical Medicine Trial Physician, Richmond Pharmacology
Dr Joerg Degen
Global Head Early Development Informatics, Roche
Dr Anthony Hall
Chief Medical Officer, Healx
Senior Net Zero Delivery Lead, Greener NHS Programme and NHS England
Quality, Regulatory Science & Safety Policy Director, The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
Dr Flic Gabbay FFPM
Miss Fatima Husain
Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician
Day 1 Programme - Thursday 11 November 2021
All times are UK times.
Dr Flic Gabbay, FPM President
Dr Sheuli Porkess, Symposium Chair and FPM Vice-President
Day 2 Programme - Friday 12 November 2021
All times are UK times.
The agility of the MHRA in licensing new medicines post-COVID & post-Brexit: what are the opportunities and challenges?
Dr June Raine, Chief Executive, MHRA
FPM Annual Symposium 2021 is CPD eligible!
To claim CPD points 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.
Last year's event
The 2020 FPM Annual Symposium was hosted online on the 25-26 November 2020.