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FPM Annual Symposium - 14th November 2019

Clinical research and life cycle management: shaping the future

Date: Thursday 14 November 2019
Venue: Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE


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FPM Annual Symposium is our headline annual event and a key fixture on the pharmaceutical medicine calendar. This year we returned to Wellcome Collection with an ambitious theme - Clinical research and life cycle management: shaping the future - and a world-class line-up of speakers, headed by the eminent immunologist Professor Sir Robert Lechler who will deliver the keynote address.

We were also very proud to welcome Boyds Training as our new lead sponsor for this year's event.  

Official photos from the event

FPM Annual Symposium 2019

[photos: Will Strange/FPM]


Reflections from the 2018 FPM Annual Symposium


09:00 - 09:30
Pastries, tea and coffee
09:30 - 09:40
Welcome by the FPM President
Prof Tim Higenbottam
President, FPM

Welcome and introduction by the Chair
Dr Penny Ward
Chair, FPM Education and Standards Committee
09:40 - 10:10
Frontiers in immunology and the impact on clinical trials and the therapies of the future
Professor Sir Robert Lechler
Vice-Principal (Health) and Executive Director of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre, King’s College London
10:10 - 11:00
The Changing Landscape of HIV; physician and community perspectives
Presentations and discussion

Dr Paul Benn
Project Physician Lead Early Development, ViiV Healthcare

Mr Garry Brough
Patient and Strategic Lead for Peer Learning, Partnerships & Policy, Positively UK
11:00 - 11:20
11:20 - 12:10
Developing your regulatory strategies across pharma development and approval: UK, Euro and US models
Dr Ulrich Granzer
Granzer Regulatory Consulting & Services

Prof Alan Boyd
CEO, Boyds Consultants
12:10 - 12:40
How can medical affairs teams inform clinical development strategies?
Dr Faisal Mehmud
Executive Medical Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb
12:40 - 13:40
Lunch and Exhibition
13:40 - 14:40
Breakout workshops and seminars (round 1)
See below for details
14:40 - 15:40
Breakout workshops and seminars (round 2)
See below for details
15:40 - 16:10
Afternoon tea
16:10 - 16:55
Feedback from breakout workshops and seminars
16:55 - 17:00
Reflections and close

The workshops

Workshop 1: Clinical effectiveness studies: what can Real World Data offer us?

Speaker: Dr Dave Leather Medical VP GSK Resp Global Therapy Area
Speaker: Prof Martin Gibson
CEO, North West e-health
Facilitator: Dr Neil Snowise Visiting Senior Lecturer, Pharmaceutical Science, King's College, London

In this interactive session we will cover the following concepts and topics:

  • Drivers of effectiveness
  • Designing Medicines to be effective
  • The IMI get real initiative
  • The current state of Electronic Health Records
  • The potential of Electronic health Records in Effectiveness Research

Workshop 2: Investigator-Initiated Studies and Collaborative studies: Risks and benefits

Speaker: Dr Rav Seeruthun Medical Director, Roche UK
Speaker: Prof Ruth Plummer
Clinical Professor of Experimental Cancer Medicine, Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University
Facilitator: Dr Kam Nanuwa FPM Policy & Communications Group

Investigator-Initiated Studies (ISSs) and collaborative studies can be a vital component in the development of medicines, but it is important for companies to engage in the right way at the right time.

This workshop will explore, using specific examples of best practice, when IISs can best add value to company development programmes.

Workshop 3: Do the right thing: Navigating the ethics of clinical trials

Speaker: Baroness Finlay Crossbench peer, House of Lords; Professor of palliative medicine, Cardiff University School of Medicine
Speaker: Dr Tony Lockett
Visiting Lecturer Pharmaceutical Medicine, King’s College London
Facilitator: Renata Crome FPM Policy & Communications Group

A thorough appreciation of ethics is essential when running clinical trials. This workshop will explore some of the commonly encountered issues:

  • How do you ensure appropriate diversity in clinical trial population?
  • How should companies report failed trials and negative results?
  • Will digital health and IT help or hinder informed consent?
  • The ethics of trials in the developing world
  • The ethics of consent in vulnerable populations

Please be advised that delegates can attend two workshops only. Please make sure you select the two workshops you want to attend.

The venue

The FPM Education Day 2019 will be held in the Henry Wellcome Auditorium and other rooms at Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE.


Reduced rate* £160
 FPM member rate  £210
 Non-FPM member rate  £295

*The reduced rate is available to:
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


Please be advised that delegates can only attend two workshops only. Please make sure you select the two workshops you want to attend.

Bookings closed at 17:00 on Monday 4 November 2019. Please read the FPM's terms and conditions for booking and its privacy policy.

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

View video and photographs from last year's FPM Annual Symposium 2018.

FPM Annual Symposium Lead Sponsor - Boyds Training

FPM Annual Symposium Exhibitors