FPM Annual Symposium 2021

Start date: Thursday 11 November 2021
End date: Friday 12 November 2021

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

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*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 and those who work for a charity

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

Refund policy

  • 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.

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 10 November 2021. Please contact us at events@fpm.org.uk if you’d like to register after this time.

Meet our speakers

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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

Dr June Raine FFPM
Dr June Raine FFPM


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Thank you to our event partners

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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.

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All artwork has been prepared by Dan Stafford for FPM Annual Symposium 2021

Last year's event

The 2020 FPM Annual Symposium was hosted online on the 25-26 November 2020.