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FPM Annual Symposium - 14th November 2019

The next FPM Annual Symposium will be held on the 14th November 2019 at the Wellcome Collection, London. More information will follow.

FPM Annual Symposium 2018

The 2018 FPM Annual Symposium, chaired by Dr Rav Seeruthun (Medical Director, Roche), concentrated on medical affairs. This key area of pharmaceutical medicine acts as a bridge between the pharmaceutical industry and its stakeholders – clinicians, regulators, patient groups and more.

Held at the prestigious ‘Wellcome Collection’ in London, The Future of Medical Affairs brought together leaders from across industry and examined every aspect of this innovative field, from Brexit to technology, access and reimbursement to planning your career. Keynote presentations from senior company executives were coupled with interactive workshops, to give delegates the opportunity to develop a broad insight and inform and develop their current and future practice.

Date: 2nd November 2018 | Venue: Wellcome Collection, Euston Rd

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FPM Symposium 2018


09:00 – 09:30 Registration
Pastries and coffee

09:30 – 09:40 Welcome by the FPM president
Professor Tim Higenbottam

Welcome and introduction by the chair
Dr Rav Seeruthun
Medical Director, Roche

 9:40 – 10:20 The reinvention of the medical department
Dr Karen Mullen
Country Medical Director UK & Ireland, GSK

10:20 – 11:00 Advanced technologies in medical affairs and phase 4
Dr Naomi Boxall PhD
Principal Epidemiologist, RWI, UK & Ireland, IQVIA

11:00 – 11.20 Coffee break

11.20 – 12:00 Innovation in medicines regulation: Brexit and beyond 
Professor Alan Boyd
in conversation with
Dr Ian Hudson
Chief Executive, MHRA

Listen to a recording of this session on our YouTube channel.

12:00 – 12:40 How can medical and commercial colleagues work together to innovate in medical marketing?
Dr Bobby Mulrooney
Founder/Managing Director, Ardiem LifeSciences Ltd

12:40 – 13:40 Lunch and exhibition

13:40 – 14:40 Workshops Round 1

Pathways and possibilities: careers in medical affairs

Dr Liz Clark
Vice President, Medical Affairs, Norgine
Dr Rebecca Lisle
Head of Medical Affairs, Global Health, GSK

Access and reimbursement: getting innovative treatments to patients
Mr Berkeley Greenwood
Managing Director, Decideum
Dr Rupert Gale
Respiratory Global Market Access Head, GSK

How is your medical department getting ready for Brexit?
Dr David Jefferys
Senior Vice President, Eisai Europe Ltd.
Dr Sheuli Porkess
Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, ABPI

14.40 – 15.40 Workshops Round 2
As above

15.40 – 16.10 Afternoon tea

16.10 – 16.55 Feedback from workshops

16.55 – 17.00 Reflections and close
Dr Rav Seeruthun
Medical Director, Roche


FPM Annual Symposium 2018 was sponsored by Sanofi.

Indigo Medical
Only Medics

IPS (Interactive Pharma Solutions)