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    Compliance, Regulatory Challenges and Event Innovation

    A large and lively audience from across the MedComms community convened in-person at Alderley Park in the UK for insightful discussion and valuable networking opportunities.



    Date: 17 July 2024

    Venue: Mereside Atrium, Alderley Park, Congleton Road, Nether Alderley, Macclesfield, SK10 4TG

    MedComms Forum Timing:

    15:00 Registration, refreshments and networking

    15.30 Formal Session - largely Q&A, discussion-based

    Increasingly innovative ways to communicate and distribute information around live events, including pre- and post-event materials, can trigger additional challenges from pharmaceutical regulatory frameworks. How can agencies involved in events best assess and meet these challenges in differing areas of responsibility, such as Logistics, Materials and Digital production, Scientific content, On-line accessibility restrictions?

    Any live event has at its core fixed dates when things need to happen. Yet time scales for approval processes vary greatly. A comprehensive knowledge of compliance requirements and anticipation of their time scales for sign off are vital if delivery is to be stress free and successful. And where any innovative communication concepts are proposed informed anticipation of any regulatory issues is necessary.

    Session 1 - 15.35

  • Ray Buckley, Director, aps events and media
  • Mark Handforth, Director, 3Sixty Event Consulting
  • Adriano Souza, Global Congress & Engagement Strategy Lead, Roche
  • Session 2 - 16.10

  • Mark Handforth, Director, 3Sixty Event Consulting
  • Jayne Packham, ABPI Code of Practice trainer
  • Session 3 - 16.45

  • Trishna Bharadia, Patient Engagement Expert and Advocate
  • Dawn Lobban, Director, Amica Scientific
  • Simon Stones, Team Leader, Envision Pharma Group and Patient Advocate
  • Discussion topics included:

  • Compliance Overview, anticipated changes to ABPI Code of practice 2024
  • Logistics
  • Impact of Country guidelines
  • Content approval and accessibility
  • Congress Exhibits
  • Innovations
  • Sustainability
  • Inclusivity
  • A client's perspective
  • 17.30 - Drinks, food, Alderley Park tours, and more networking

    18.30 Close and adjourn to the nearby pub, The Churchill Tree.

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    This meeting was free to attend thanks to the generosity of the event sponsors, aps Events & Media and to the hosts, Bruntwood SciTech and their team at Alderley Park campus

    Our thanks to aps Events & Media

    Our thanks to Bruntwood SciTech and the team at Alderley Park

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