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Listed below are the future JPAG meetings and selected partner meetings.
For past meetings or info on invoices, venue, posters & CPD, see right.

Thursday 11th May 2017
The role of MS in impurity profiling
Royal Society of Chemistry, London

In association with the British Mass Spectrometry Society.

Impurities provide no benefit to patients; however, it is pragmatically accepted that complex, multi-stage pharmaceuticals cannot be manufactured without drug substance impurities or that drug products cannot be manufactured and stored without degradation products.
This symposium will explore the role of Mass Spectrometry (MS) in the identification and quantification of the various impurities that can be formed.
This symposium should be of interest to development, production, and academic scientists, as well as contract research organisations (CROs).

Dr Yaling Cheng - Pfizer
Dr Elspeth Gray - MHRA
Dr Sarah James - LGC
Dr Martin Ott - Lhasa
Dr Mark Perkins - Anatune
Dr Andrew Ray - AstraZeneca
Dr Mansoor Saeed - Syngenta
Dr Alec Simpson - GSK


Thursday 22nd June 2017
Counterfeit medicines
Royal Society of Chemistry, London

It is now widely accepted that counterfeiting is a huge and growing challenge of global proportion.
This symposium will take an overview of the problems authenticity must address from three different perspectives:
• The problem Globally
• The critical role of Discovery and Compliance
• The key role that authentic APIs play in Risk Management
each of which will be supported by relevant case studies.

Michael Deats - W.H.O.
Dr Adam Harris - QuintilesIMS
Professor Trevor Jones - King's College London
Kyle Leeman - Pfizer
Kenneth Leiper - Benson Associates
Dr Per Troein - Quintiles IMS
Dr Steve Wicks - Medway Centre for Pharmaceutical Sciences


Thursday 12th October 2017
Stability Challenges III: Assuring the stability of medicines from manufacture to use
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
Continuing our successful Stability Challenges series, this is an essential event for anyone concerned with the management and assessment of drug stability


Tuesday 28th November 2017
The pharmaceutical analysis postgraduate research & careers symposium
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
JPAG presents its inaugural pharmaceutical analysis symposium for postgraduate students and early career stage scientists. This will provide the opportunity for delegates to showcase their work and network with peers, academics and industrial scientists through podium and poster presentations.The best podium and poster presentations will be recognised with cash prizes up to 500 GBP.

There will also be plenary lectures by leading scientists and an industrial careers exhibition.

See the AWARDS page for further information on how to present your work.


EXTERNAL EVENT: Tuesday 5th September 2017
JPAG at the APS 8th International PharmSci Conference
De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
To make a booking go to http://apsgb.org



APS Developability Workshop
27-28 March 2017

This is an updated version of the successful APS workshop run a few years ago. In it you will learn from a pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics perspective what is required to assess a molecule in discovery and its suitability for ‘candidate selection’; determine how ‘developable’ it is with associated risk, time and cost implications and what is needed to progress it through pre-clinical studies and into Phase 1 and 2a clinical studies to achieve Proof of Concept. The workshop will focus on the formulation and analytical aspects of early stage product development for small molecules for oral delivery in particular and put these activities into context with the other disciplines required to progress an asset.

Click here for details and to book

APS Industrial Insights 2017
Thursday 20th April 2017
AstraZeneca, Macclesfield

Industrial Insights 2017 offers opportunities to network with experienced pharmaceutical scientists including members of the NSFG committee, and have your CV reviewed by an industry professional.
Industrial Insights is organised by The Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences New Scientist Focus Group (NSFG).
Register before 28th February to get early bird discount.

Click here for details and to book

See www.ukcpa.net for details

All JPAG-hosted meetings award 4 hours of CPD points.

INVOICES & RECEIPTS are available: Please see the e-mail you receive after registration.

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We always seek feedback from delegates attending JPAG events through an Evaluation form.

A recent analysis of the results has shown that more than 95% of attendees thought that JPAG meetings were well planned, relevant and met their main objectives, and would recommend JPAG meetings to colleagues


As ever, JPAG delivers! (March 2017)

The day as a whole was thought-provoking and exceeded expectations, and has been very informative (March 2017)

Really good symposium with strong presentations and thought-provoking; lots to take away and consider (March 2017)

Well-organised and stimulating (February 2017)

Excellent programme of speakers and relevant topics (October 2016)

The JPAG seminars are very good but this time you have exceeded expectations; the selection of speakers, the presentations and focus on topics have been excellent (October 2016)

Excellent meeting covering a complex topic (QBD) thoroughly (June 2016)

Well organised, laid back in a good way; friendly, as usual (March 2016)

Very enjoyable and thought-provoking day; going away with plenty of notes and specific items for discussion (October 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)

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

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

I enjoyed it a lot! Very professional - I learnt a lot (December 2014)

Excellent symposium; good variation of speakers and content; enjoyable networking opportunity; best one I have attended; good interactive crowd re QP discretion (July 2014)

Expert presenters with well-illustrated presentations (May 2014)

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

A friendly,informal group of scientists coordinated and attended this meeting - makes for an enjoyable experience (February 2014)

I thought the symposium was very well balanced to cover all aspects of stability - hence it was all very useful (December 2013)

Excellent venue, very good speakers and overall topics highly applicable (October 2013)


Delegates at a symposium held at the Royal Society of Chemistry

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