FPM Conversation: In Vitro Diagnostics – Companions or Not?

Wednesday 14 July 2021
16:00 - 18:00

The next in our FPM Conversation Series will take place on 14 July 2021.

This meeting will discuss and debate the rapidly evolving IVDs landscape.

There is increasing adoption of biomarkers and diagnostics/companion-diagnostics in clinical trials and clinical practice, leading to an ever-rising collaboration within and between pharmaceutical companies and in vitro diagnostic medical device manufacturers.

It is important that pharmaceutical physicians and scientists, across a variety of different roles, have an understanding of how the IVD regulatory landscape is continuing to rapidly change and, critically, how Pharmaceutical Companies are adapting by developing new strategies to ensure effective collaborations in the IVDs arena.

This FPM Conversation will enhance your awareness of the major elements of relevant IVD regulation(s) and provide expert perspective on important strategic and practical aspects of developing and implementing IVDs in support of patients.

This FPM Conversation is CPD accredited by FPM for up to 2 CPD Points.

Booking is now closed

*Reduced rates are available for:
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; People who are Out of Practice & Retired; Charity representatives


Meet & Greet a variety of FPM’s Senior Leaders and Committee Members and hear about FPM Current Affairs.

Bring your tea/coffee and snacks!

Coordinated by Dr Craig Hartford.

This Conversation’s pre-session Special Guests are members of FPM’s Medical Devices and Diagnostic Devices Expert Group (MDDDEG):

  • Dr Rob Hastings,
  • Prof Tim Higenbottam,
  • Dr Bruno Rosen,
  • and Dr Bob Holland (MDDDEG Chair).

Meet the speakers

Booking information

This event is limited to 50 attendees.

Bookings will close at 12:00 on 13 July 2021. See our Terms & Conditions for booking and please note our privacy policy.

Queries: If you are unable to complete your booking online or you would like to be invoiced, please email training@fpm.org.uk or call 020 3696 9040.

Joining instructions will be emailed to registered attendees periodically, with a reminder email sent on the morning of the webinar (14 July 2021).


If you attend this webinar you can use it as CPD for your appraisal. To do so 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.

The views, information, or opinions expressed during FPM events and training are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine. We value inclusivity, equality and diversity, and work hard to promote these whenever possible in all of our activities. We welcome your comments and feedback: events@fpm.org.uk