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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.

19th March 2015
Combating counterfeit medicines: the solutions
Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA
Sub-standard and counterfeit medicines are a great threat to patient health and safety. They may cause death due to the lack of active drug, as found in some vaccines and antibiotics, or because of the presence of a toxic material, such as the substitution of diethylene glycol for glycerol.

19th March 2015
Annual General Meeting
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
Starts at 9.30 a.m.
The AGM is open to all members of JPAG. It is not necessary to register for the symposium to attend the AGM.

14th May 2015
Antibody drug conjugates: analytical efforts and expectations
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
Antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) are an exciting and challenging new area of research and are becoming ever more popular across the industry with more than 50 ADCs reported in the clinic. The targeted nature of the molecules makes them extremely suitable for delivering toxic molecules to the target.
Members of the Drug Metabolism Discussion Group can register at the members rate.

25th June 2015
Challenges in current GMP
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
This programme will focus on current key aspects of GMP, including the evolution of cGMPs since the publication of ICH Q7 in 2000, the potential impact of the ICH Implementation Group and their development of Q&As relating to ICH Q7, and the implications of the EMA Guidelines on shared facilities and exposure limits.

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.

EXTERNAL EVENT: 31st March 2015
PQRI / USP Workshop on Elemental Impurity Requirements in a Global Environment Next Steps
USP Meeting Center, Rockville, Maryland, USA
This workshop will include global experts from industry, regulatory authorities, pharmacopeias and academia who are intimately involved in this area.

EXTERNAL EVENT: 16th April 2015
APS Industrial Insights 2015
Pfizer (Discovery Park), Sandwich
Two-day conference organised by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Scences

EXTERNAL EVENT: 12th May 2015
Advances in bio-separations: biologics characterisation from cradle to grave
MedImmune, Cambridge
A two-day conference organised by the Chromatographic Society on the complete characterisation of proteins and peptides

EXTERNAL EVENT: 19th May 2015
APS Parkinsons Disease: From Patient to Product
GSK, Ware
Symposium organised by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

EXTERNAL EVENT: 7th September 2015
APS PharmSci 2015
East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham
Three-day UK PharmSci Conference

EXTERNAL EVENT: 5th October 2015
APS Pharmaceutical Photostability 2015
Burleigh Court, Loughborough University
A three-day conference organised by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences

5th February 2015
Quality Risk Management: a pragmatic approach
GlaxoSmithKline, Ware
An effective quality risk management (QRM) process provides a key mechanism for the proactive identification and control of potential issues that may arise during product development and subsequent commercialisation (ICH Q9).
Scientific approaches are used to estimate the likelihood of any given risk.
This symposium will look at the assessment of risk from an academic, regulatory and industrial perspective and will cover method development, specification setting, chemical purging and genotoxin risk assessment (GRA) using in silico methodologies.

NEW: JPAG announces student bursaries
See the NEWS page for info on student bursaries to attend JPAG events. Open to all UK full-time postgrads.

Combating counterfeit medicines: the solutions
Thursday 19 March 2015 at RSC
Join those who have already registered! Last few weeks.

Future programme
Plan ahead to attend other events scheduled for 2015!
Details are now available up to December.

The report on the symposium on"Quality Risk Management: a pragmatic approach" held on Thursday 5th February is available to read.


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

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

The facilities and refreshments/food were EXCELLENT thank you

Very good symposium many thanks

This was a very useful meeting with a wide range of interesting presentations

Good venue, good organisation

Most of the speakers made a general and quite useful introduction which allowed everyone to follow the presentation no matter the level; it was really easy to reach the location

I thought the symposium was very well balanced to cover all aspects of stability hence it was all very useful

Good, well-organised and attended day, relevant presentations, interesting comments and discussion

Excellent venue, very good speakers and overall topics highly applicable

Excellent day; very fruitful discussions with new acquaintances

Venue, facilities and lunch were very good

Good variety of topics and delegates

Length of presentations ideal; catering excellent thanks

A friendly,informal group of scientists co-ordinated and attended this meeting makes for an enjoyable experience

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

Expert presenters with well-illustrated presentations

I enjoyed it a lot! Very professional (I) learnt a lot


The cost of drug counterfeiting
Here is the first in the series of critical views for 2015, helping you keep up to date with current developments in the pharmaceutical industry. "The cost of drug counterfeiting", written by Dr Dave Elder, GSK, member of the JPAG Committee. The art...
26th February 2015

Postgraduate student bursaries
Are you a postgraduate researcher in pharmaceutical or chemical analysis?
If so, did you know that you can now apply for a bursary which provides complimentary registration and assistance with travel costs to attend a JPAG meetin...
3rd February 2015

Analytical Science Twitter Poster Conference
The RSC has announced a Twitter poster conference
Meet new scientists, share ideas and learn about the latest developments in analytical science. The Analytical Science Twitter Poster Conference on the 5th and 6th February is an event being held ...
24th January 2015

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