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JPAG - serving its members since 1970
JPAG plans and delivers events that address all aspects of pharmaceutical analysis and related facets of medicine control and registration.

Great value, highly-relevant meetings presented by recognised leading experts in their field
Powerful networking opportunities
Superb and highly convenient locations
Non-profit professional organisation means lower delegate fees

Our only sponsors are our parent professional bodies, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

8th October 2015
What’s new in the approval and conduct of clinical trials in Europe?
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
The implementation of the EU Clinical Trials Directive in May 2004 resulted in significant changes in the approval process and conduct of clinical trials in the EU.
This symposium will describe the changes that are to be introduced by the Regulation, how and when these changes will be implemented, and how this is likely to impact on the attractiveness of the EU for conducting clinical research.

10th December 2015
Maximising productivity in pharmaceutical QC and stability testing
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
The pressure to increase productivity in the pharmaceutical industry, whilst maintaining compliance and reducing costs, is relentless. This meeting will examine the role of technologies and continuous improvement techniques in optimising throughput, cycle times and allocation of resources in QC and stability testing laboratories, using expert perspectives and case studies from industry, regulatory agencies and partner organisations.

4th February 2016
Solving problems with spectral imaging
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
Hyperspectral spectral imaging brings great advantages to pharmaceutical analysis by combining the best in spectroscopy and imaging. It solves many problems in analysing solid dosage forms: particle size, shape and distribution; moisture content and location, identification and quantification of individual constituents including polymorphic forms; content uniformity; and assessment of homogeneity.

EXTERNAL EVENT: 7th September 2015
APS International Pharm Sci Conference 2015
East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham
Three-day UK PharmSci Conference. For details see:

For details of the JPAG session on
The impact of emerging regulatory guidelines on the development and commercial activities
see here

EXTERNAL EVENT: 5th October 2015
APS 20th Anniversary International Pharmaceutical Photostability Conference 2015
Burleigh Court, Loughborough
A three-day course for those who are new to the topic of pharmaceutical photostability and photostability testing.
Organised by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences

EXTERNAL EVENT: 21st October 2015
MIBio 2015: Stability of biopharmaceuticals – From molecular interactions to successful products
Cripps Court, Magdalene College, Cambridge
The MIBio conference series engages world leading experts from industry and academia in a discussion on how the latest molecular interaction based discoveries can be exploited in biopharmaceutical formulation to produce more effective, patient-friendly and safer therapeutic products.

EXTERNAL EVENT: 5th November 2015
APS Modulating the Pharmacokinetics of Inhaled Drugs
GlaxoSmithKline, Stevenage
To critically review formulation options for modulating the pharmacokinetics of inhaled drugs after deposition in the lungs and whether such approaches can enhance the effectiveness of orally inhaled drug products. The focus will be on the underpinning science and relative merits of different formulation approaches. The overall aim is to define the state of the art regarding technologies for modulating the pharmacokinetics of inhaled drugs and identify how this can be developed

EXTERNAL EVENT: 3rd July 2015
First look: Analytical Research Forum 2015
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
The Analytical Research Forum provides a high-impact scientific meeting for the UK analytical community with both high-profile speakers and opportunities for younger researchers to present their work – and you can be a part of it.

What is new in the approval and conduct of clinical trials in Europe?
Thursday 8 October
Register now for this major event!

Maximising productivity in pharmaceutical QC and stability testing
Thursday 10 December
Programme just released!
Information on future events is available up to May 2016.

JPAG Student Bursaries
See the NEWS page for info on how to apply to attend JPAG events free. Offer open to all UK full-time postgrads.

Challenges in current GMPs
Missed this symposium?
A Report is now available.
You can also access reports of other past JPAG meetings.


Good speakers with a real flare and enthusiasm for their work, making the presentations very interesting [March 2012]

Overall it was a useful course and nice connection to the science and the advances in pharmaceutical analysis [March 2012]

The facilities and refreshments/food were EXCELLENT – thank you [May 2012]

Good venue and well organised - thanks [May 2012]

Good value [February 2013]

Very good standard of presentations [February 2013]

This was a very useful meeting with a wide range of interesting presentations [March 2013]

Good, well-organised and attended day, relevant presentations, interesting comments and discussion [July 2013]

Excellent venue, very good speakers and overall topics highly applicable [October 2013]

Excellent day; very fruitful discussions with new acquaintances [October 2013]

Good variety of topics and delegates [October 2013]

Length of presentations ideal; catering excellent – thanks [October 2013]

I thought the symposium was very well balanced to cover all aspects of stability – hence it was all very useful [December 2013]

A friendly,informal group of scientists coordinated and attended this meeting – makes for an enjoyable experience [February 2014]

A wide-ranging list of topics, good mix of different applications; thank you – very enjoyable and informative, great location [March 2014]

Expert presenters with well-illustrated presentations [May 2014]

Excellent symposium; good variation of speakers and content; enjoyable networking opportunity; best one I’ve attended; good interactive crowd re QP discretion [July 2014]

I enjoyed it a lot! Very professional – I learnt a lot [December 2014]

Very well run meeting; posters and panel discussion very good addition to usual format; very authoritative speakers; nice variety of topics [March 2015]

The event was very professionally organised [March 2015]

Excellent meeting, challenging and thought provoking. The organisation was excellent, thanks to all the efforts that JPAG team have made [March 2015]

I have not attended a bad JPAG meeting yet. They are really good value for money and I really love to get the presentations as PDFs [June 2015]


Drug shortages are finally being addressed
JPAG is pleased to present the most recent article in the series of articles reproduced from the European Pharmaceutical Review.

The article is entitled "Drug shortages are finally being addressed", written by Dr Dave Elder, Chairman of the...
21st August 2015

First Postgraduate Student Bursary awarded
The first Bursary Award was made to Terry Chapman to attend the JPAG symposium on 14th May. Here is his report.

My name is Terry Chapman, I am a first year post graduate researcher at the University of Bath where I am investigating in-vitro ...
17th May 2015

JPAG at the Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Awards Conference
Amira Guirguis, University of Hertfordshire, winner of the 2014 JPAG Geoffrey Phillips Analytical Science Award gave a presentation on her work at the Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Awards Symposium held at the University of Manchester Institu...
25th April 2015

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