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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.

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.

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.

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: 26th May 2015
Chemistry in Health Symposium 2015
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
A free-to-attend symposium with leading research presented by a number of RSC recent Prize and Award winners and a poster session held over lunch.

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.

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

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

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

Antibody drug conjugates
Thursday 14 May
Registration is now proceeding.
Register now!

Future programme
Plan ahead to attend other scheduled events.
Information is now available up to March 2016.

Geoffrey Phillips Award
Abstract submission deadline announced.
Friday 1st May. For details see INFO

Meeting report
A report of the meeting on Combating counterfeit medicines; the solutions held on 19 March is now available.
Go to MEETINGS / PAST MEETING 2001-present


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]


Stability challenges
Here is the report from the Regulatory Rapporteur of the JPAG symposium on "Stability challenges" held in December 2014. The article is reproduced from the May issue with the permission of TOPRA. The article is now available. More...
23rd April 2015

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

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