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Faculty Meeting Reports and Videos

Annual Meeting 2015 - Annual Lecture by Professor Sir Michael Rawlins - Medicines Regulation and the role of the MHRA - 18.11.15

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TQT studies: this is the end!
23rd September 2015












Dr Peter Dewland
Medical Director, Peter Dewland Consulting

Dr Borje Darpo
Chief Scientific Officer, iCardiac Technologies Inc.

After an introduction by Dr Peter Dewland (download slides here), Dr Borje Darpo gave an excellent overview of the current science and regulations around TQT studies and their alternatives (download slides here). Dr Peter Dewland then chaired a lively discussion on the pros and cons of TQT and where the future lies in this area.

Unfortunately, Dr Rashmi Shah, who was due to speak at the meeting, was unable to attend due to illness. However, Dr Shah has agreed to share his slides, which are available for download here.

A report of the meeting is available to download here.



The Science and Ethics of Paediatric Research
15th December 2014

In the FPM's last event of our 25th anniversary celebrations we held a Faculty Conversation at the new offices of the RCGP on the topic of the 'Science and Ethics of Paediatric Research'. 30 Faculty members and guests attended and enjoyed presentations and discussion from:

Dr Mark Turner

Co-Coordinator, Global Research in Paediatrics (GRIP), University of Liverpool
View the presentation slides here.

Dr Irmgard Eichler
Senior Scientific Officer, Paediatric Medicines at the EMA
Co-Chair of EnprEMA
View the presentation slides here.

Professor Bobbie Farsides
Professor of Clinical and Biomedical Ethics at Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Chair, Nuffield Council of Bioethics working party on Children and Clinical Research
View the presentation slides here.

Ms Jenny Preston
Consumer Liaison, NIHR-CRN: Children
View the presentation slides here.

Read a report of the meeting by Dr Sue Tansey here.

Annual Symposium 2012 - 'Why adherence to medicines matters'

Videos of the presentations can be viewed here.

wellcomesmThe Faculty's Annual Symposium this year was on the theme of adherence to medicines. For the first time the symposium took place in the conference centre of the Wellcome Collection - a pleasant and convenient venue with a close association for pharmaceutical physicians!

Some 140 delegates enjoyed a full day of presentations and discussions, chaired by the newly elected President of the Faculty, Dr Keith Bragman. Speakers covered topics as diverse as: How pharmaceutical physicians can best take account of adherence in drug development, how patient communications and patient information leaflets can be enhanced to boost adherence, how can we best measure adherence, how can patients' beliefs in their medicines be enhanced, and how can pharmaceutical physicians collaborate with allied professions, such as pharmacy, to improve adherence.

rwtalkThe symposium concluded with a roundtable, chaired by Mr Harry Cayton (Chief Executive, Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care), during which the speakers were joined by Sir Richard Thompson (President, RCP), Sir Gordon Duff (incoming Chairman, MHRA) and Dr Samantha Walker (Asthma UK). The group started to draw together potential outputs from the meeting and discussed where the Faculty, in association with partner organisations, can begin to influence change.




Annual Meeting 2011

Sir Rory Collins gave a presentation on the UK Biobank. Download Sir Rory's presentation slides


Annual Meeting 2010

Please click here to view the videos of the presentations at the Annual Symposium 2010.

Annual Symposium Report

AGM Report