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

Introduction

For the 2020 edition of the FPM Annual Symposium, we have developed an exciting, interactive programme with high-profile speakers from across industry, regulatory bodies, academia, patient groups and the wider heath sector. We will also have a variety of networking and social sessions, and the inaugural ‘Stonier Lecture’ delivered by a trainee or new starter.

We are excited to be delivering this year’s event entirely virtually, allowing us to learn, discuss, meet and interact from the comfort and convenience of our homes or places of work. We also hope that this will bring our annual symposium to an even wider global audience.

Early Bird Registration*

  • £180 member
  • £250 non-member
  • £120 reduced rate**

*Full-price rates will come into effect on 1 October 2020 (£225 members, £295 non-members, £170 reduced)

**Reduced rates include:

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

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.

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Themes

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

In the 2020 FPM Annual Symposium we will examine 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 will be:

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

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

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

Confirmed speakers

John Bell

Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford

Georgina Morton

Chair, ArchAngel MLD Trust

Mene Pangalos

EVP & President BioPharmaceuticals R&D, AstraZeneca

Munir Pirmohamed

NHS Chair of Pharmacogenetics, University of Liverpool

Sally-Anne Tsangarides

VP and General Manager UK, Avexis

Professor Tim Higenbottam, President, FPM
Tim Higenbottam, President, FPM

The past few months have been extremely challenging for us all. As we approach the end of the year, the symposium provides an opportunity to meet online, convalesce, reflect on our experiences, and take stock on our learnings and plan for the future of our specialty.

The FPM team have produced a fantastic programme, filled with relevant and engaging topics and world class speakers. Though we are not able to run the event face-to-face, we hope that we have retained many of the engaging features of our traditional symposia, with a few new ideas and innovations added into the mix!

Our title “Into the roaring 20s” may be puzzling however the last 6 months have certainly been roaring. We have needed to adapt and make full use of our new technology to be able to reach out to our members and beyond to the world outside FPM. We have entered a new world, a new way of doing things, and are now looking to a future of previously unexpected opportunities to build our community of medicines developers.

We look forward to welcoming FPM members and non-members alike to our virtual home on the 26 and 27 November.

Renata Crome
Renata Crome, Chair, FPM Annual Symposium 2020

The 2020s have started as no-one could have predicted, with a worldwide pandemic that has tested the medical profession like never before. Pharmaceutical medicine has been on the front line in this fight, and the skills, ingenuity and knowledge of FPM members and our Medical and Scientific colleagues in all healthcare professions have been tested to the highest degree.

The main themes of the FPM 2020 Annual Symposium – rare diseases, health technologies and access to medicines – were agreed six months ago when we first started planning this symposium, but are even more relevant to our future now than they were then. COVID-19 brought these topics into sharp focus and highlighted how our specialty is integral in keeping the public safe.

We are excited to have developed an innovative and interactive programme with high-profile speakers from across industry, regulatory bodies, academia, patient groups and the wider heath sector. I look forward to seeing you in November.

Day 1 Programme - Thursday 26 November 2020

All times are UK times.

Welcome
Tim Higenbottam, President, FPM

Introduction to the structure and themes of the meeting Chair
Renata Crome, Policy and Communications Group, FPM

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

Day 2 Programme - Friday 27 November 2020

All times are UK times.

Trainees session
Laura Campbell, Trainees Committee, FPM  

Looking for the AGM?

This will be held 18:00 – 19:00 on Wednesday 25 November 2020. Please save the date. Further information will follow.

Sponsor FPM Annual Symposium 2020

We are offering opportunities for organisations to sponsor our headline event. We have standard packages available at £650. We also have FIVE lead sponsorship opportunities priced at £2,000, which will include inserts in our physical delegate packs. Examples of sponsors’ brand and logo placement can be seen below.

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Lead sponsor

You have up to 120 words to describe what you do to our audience of 1500 members, 4000+ direct social followers and many thousand visitors to this web page.

Lead sponsor

You have up to 120 words to describe what you do to our audience of 1500 members, 4000+ direct social followers and many thousand visitors to this web page.

Last year’s event

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