The Future Now

  • 10:00, 10 Oct 18 - 17:00, 10 Oct 18
  • De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London
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The NIHR Clinical Research Network invites pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical technology, diagnostic and Contract Research Organisations to its National Industry Event.

In recognition of the UK’s forward thinking clinical research community, the theme for this year’s event is: The Future Now. This event provides an opportunity to bring together the life sciences industry to discuss the latest developments and opportunities in the UK clinical research environment.

Attendees will hear keynote speakers discuss recent achievements, current priorities and future goals and discover how these are enhancing the UK’s strengths and ability to deliver clinical research. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in interactive parallel sessions which will highlight the breadth of work being undertaken by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). These sessions will be focussed around some of the prevalent challenges posed to the life sciences industry and will explore solutions which aim to maintain the UK’s position ahead of the curve.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Lord O’Shaughnessy, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health; Samantha Roberts, Director of Innovation and Life sciences, NHS England; Professor Sir Michael Rawlins, Chair of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Plus many more.

The day will conclude with a panel session with representation from industry, research charities, academia and the NHS and will debate key questions from the day.

What to expect….

  • Patient centricity - delivering the ambition
  • A new era of  clinical trials
  • Making the most of NIHR clinical experts
  • Maximising our medtech might

Further information, including a link to register, the draft agenda for the day and two short videos providing a description of what to expect can be accessed at: