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The Future of Medical Affairs / 2nd November 2018

FPM Symposium 2018

This year, the FPM Annual Symposium, chaired by Dr Rav Seeruthun (Medical Director, Roche), concentrates 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 brings together leaders from across industry and examines every aspect of this innovative field, from Brexit to technology, access and reimbursement to planning your career. Keynote presentations from senior company executives are 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
Closing date for bookings: Tuesday 23rd October at 17:00




FPM member

  • FPM Affiliates, Members and Fellows (UK and International)


  • Members and non-members who work for the NHS, a charity or not-for-profit organisation
  • FPM members who are out of practice, retired or have a reduced rate membership
  • FPM Members on the PMST Programme


  • Non-members (who are not eligible for reduced rate)

: You can cancel your booking and receive a full refund if we receive your cancellation before the published closing date for bookings (Tuesday 23rd Oct at 17:00). See our Terms & Conditions for booking and please note our Privacy Policy. Queries: email or call 020 3696 9040.


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Opportunities for Exhibitors and Supporters

We still have a few exhibitor positions and supporter packages available for the FPM Symposium. Download the prospectus (PDF) for more details, or contact


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 Brexit and its effect on medicines regulation and the healthcare marketplace
Professor Alan Boyd
in conversation with
Dr Ian Hudson
Chief Executive, MHRA

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 Jeffreys
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 is sponsored by Sanofi.