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NIHR Clinical Research Network Virtual Event for the Life Sciences Industry

Date: 03 March 2021
Time: 09:15 to 12:30
Location: Online

The NIHR Clinical Research Network invites colleagues from pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic, medical and digital technology companies and Contract Research Organisations (CROs) to attend its Virtual Event for the Life Sciences Industry.

In recognition of the challenging times, and how the UK-wide research system responded, the theme for this virtual event is: Collaborate. Adapt. Deliver.

With keynote presentations from the Innovation Minister and AstraZeneca, this event is provides a forum to explore the latest developments and opportunities in the UK's clinical research environment.

Attendees will also hear expert speakers discuss recent events and achievements and consider how those experiences can enhance the UK’s strengths and ability to deliver clinical research in the future.

In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in interactive parallel sessions. These sessions are focused around some of the current challenges in research delivery and will showcase potential solutions which contribute towards maintaining the UK’s competitiveness in the global market.

Register for the event. Please note you will be prompted to create a login.


Programme

9.15 - 9.35 Onboarding (network in our virtual coffee lounge)

9.35 - 9.40 Chair’s welcome

  • Divya Chadha Manek, Head of Business Development and Marketing, NIHR Clinical Research Network

9:40 - 9:45 CEO’s introduction

  • Dr William Van’t Hoff, Chief Executive Officer, NIHR Clinical Research Network
     

9.45 - 9.50 Interactive poll

  • Divya Chadha Manek, Head of Business Development and Marketing, NIHR Clinical Research Network

9.50 - 10.10 Keynote presentation

  • Lord Bethell, Innovation Minister - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Innovation, Department of Health and Social Care

10.10 - 10.15 Interactive poll

  • Divya Chadha Manek, Head of Business Development and Marketing, NIHR Clinical Research Network
     

10:15 - 10.50 Keynote presentation

  • Sir Mene Pangalos PhD FRSB FMedSci, Executive Vice-President, R&D BioPharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca
     

10.50 - 11.00 Comfort break (network in our virtual coffee lounge)
 


11.00 - 11.40 Parallel sessions:

  • The national Patient Recruitment Centres: The story so far
    • Host: Richard Evans, NIHR
    • Dr. Seth Toback, Vice President of Clinical Development at Novavax
    • Carol Howell, Research Director, Enteromed
    • Paul Worsley, Novavax trial participant
    • Jacky Payne, Novavax trial participant
       
  • Diversity and inclusion in clinical research
    • Host: Theo Christie, NIHR
    • Professor Lynn Rochester, NIHR
    • Howard Turner, Country Study Manager, Roche
    • Ruby Bhatti, Patient Research Ambassador
    • Marium Zumeer, Patient Research Ambassador
       
  • The ‘new normal’ - balancing the rapid evolution of trial design with patient need
    • Host: Gareth Powell, NIHR
    • Trishna Bharadia, Expert Patient Advocate
    • Dr Bryan Deane, New Medicines and Data Policy Director, ABPI
    • Shona Fraser, UK Clinical R&D Director, Janssen (Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson)
    • Adit Bassi, Young Persons Expert Patient Advocate
       

11.40 - 12.20 Panel session: Data and digital. Panacea or hype?

  • Host: Professor Martin Gibson, Business Development and Marketing Clinical Director, NIHR CRN, Clinical Director, Greater Manchester Local Clinical Research Network
    • Jamie Lopez Bernal, Consultant Epidemiologist - Vaccines and Immunisation (COVID-19, Influenza and other respiratory viruses), Public Health England
    • Professor Andrew Morris CBE, Director, Health Data Research UK
    • John Nother, Chief Digital Officer, NIHR Digital Office
    • Piers Mahon, Senior Principal and European Leader, Oncology Evidence Networks, IQVIA
       

12.20 - 12.25 CEO’s reflections

  • Dr William Van’t Hoff, Chief Executive Officer, NIHR Clinical Research Network
     

12.25 - 12.30 Final word from the chair

  • Divya Chadha Manek, Head of Business Development and Marketing, NIHR Clinical Research Network
     

12.30 Close


 Register for the event. Please note you will be prompted to create a login.