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USEFUL INFORMATION
Below you will find some useful information. 
THE JPAG GEOFFREY PHILLIPS ANALYTICAL SCIENCE AWARD

Are you a PhD student, post-Doctoral Fellow or young scientist currently carrying out research on an innovative application of pharmaceutical analytical science?

If so, would you like the opportunity to win a prestigious award with a bursary of up to £1000 to attend a conference relevant to your area of interest?

Each year, the JPAG awards the Geoffrey Phillips Analytical Science Award. This Award goes to the presenter of the best short paper at a national conference on the pharmaceutical sciences held each September.

In 2014 the Award was made at the JPAG session at the UK PharmSci Conference, University of Hertfordshire, on Monday 8th September.

Submission of abstracts for 2014.
The deadline for submission of abstracts has now passed. Watch for information about the 2015 Award

 
PRESENTING A POSTER AT A JPAG MEETING

If you are planning on presenting a poster at a JPAG meeting, click on the following button to download some information on what you need to know and do:


A sample abstract can be downloaded here.

 
JPAG MEETING VENUES

If you are planning on attending a JPAG meeting, here are some details on how to get there:


Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Royal Astronomical Society (RAS)
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA
RSC: +44 (0)20 7437 8656
RAS: +44 (0)20 7734 4582 or +44 (0)20 7734 3307


Burlington House is on the north side of Piccadilly, midway between Piccadilly Circus and Green Park underground stations.
Burlington House surrounds a large courtyard which also houses The Royal Academy; after entering the gates off Piccadilly you will find the Royal Astronomical Society immediately on the left hand side of the courtyard, and the Royal Society of Chemistry at the far right hand side of the courtyard.
Please note that disabled persons access is incomplete - please telephone in advance.
Underground - The nearest stations are Green Park (step-free access) or Piccadilly Circus.
Buses - Numbers 9, 14, 19, 22, 38 all stop near Burlington House
Car – Please note that Piccadilly is in the London Congestion Charge Zone where a charge is payable. For details see
http://www.visitlondon.com/travel/getting_around/parking-in-london

GSK at Ware
Priory Street, Ware, SG12 0DJ
Tel: +44 (0)1920 463993

The Ware site is about 20 miles north of London, close to the A10


Buses
The nearest bus stop is at Ware College on London Road. The site is approximately 20 minutes walk from London Road. Alternatively Ware Station is close to the college and a taxi rank is situated adjacent to it.
Train
Ware Station is approximately 1 mile from the Ware site. Trains run from London Liverpool Street to Hertford East via Tottenham Hale (Underground connection).
Car
From London take the A10 northbound And turn off at the junction marker “Ware (B1001)”. Turn right on to the B1001 towards the town centre. Turn right at the roundabout at the bottom of the hill on to Park Road and continue on until you reach the main gate on the left. Do not turn into Buryfield Way which is signposted GSK.
Air
Ware is 15 miles from Stansted Airport and 50 miles from Heathrow Airport.

Site instructions
On arrival please report to Reception. You will be issued with a visitor/s badge, and advised where best to park your car. Your host will be informed of your arrival and will come to collect you from Reception. Visitors’ badges should be worn throughout your visit and handed in before you leave the site.
The company operates a no-smoking policy which means that smoking is only permitted outside the site boundary or in designated smoking areas if available.
We request that you do not bring cameras or recording equipment on to the site. Please note that the taking of photographs without prior permission is strictly prohibited (this includes the use of camera or mobile phones with photo-capability). Your compliance with this request is appreciated.




GSK at Stevenage
Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage Herts, SG1 2NY
Tel: +44 (0)1438 745745


The site is approximately 30 miles North of London on the A1(M)

Buses - The Stevenage site is not supported by a regular bus service
Train - The site is about 25 minutes walk from Stevenage Train Station. Intercity trains stopping at Stevenage run from Kings Cross via Finsbury Park on the line to Peterborough, York, Newcastle and Edinburgh. There is a taxi rank opposite the station. For the symposium on 5th July a mini-bus service will be provided.
Car – If arriving by car you will require a vehicle pass (which MUST be booked in advance; please enquire). The site is approximately 30 miles from London on the A1(M). Exit at junction 7 and take the A602 Eastbound towards Hertford and Ware. At the first roundabout take the third exit and you will see the entrance to the site. The security Reception is a further 50 yards on the left.
Air - Stevenage is 12 miles from Luton Airport, 35 miles from Heathrow Airport and 35 miles from Stansted Airport.

Site instructions
On arrival please report to the reception area next to the security gatehouse. You will be issued with a visitor's badge and your host will be informed of your arrival. You will then be directed to the reception area on site where your host will meet you. Visitors' badges should be worn throughout your visit and handed in before you leave the site.
The Company operates a no-smoking policy which means that smoking is only permitted outside the site boundary or in designated smoking areas if available.
We request that you do not bring cameras or recording equipment on to site. Please note that the taking of photographs without prior permission is strictly prohibited (this includes the use of cameras or mobile phones with photo-capability). Your compliance with this request is appreciated.

 
HOTELS NEAR THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY

The following hotels may be suitable for accommodation:

President - Imperial Hotel Bloomsbury
http://www.imperialhotels.co.uk/president

Mercure London Bloomsbury
See http://www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-8066-mercure-london-bloomsbury/index.shtml

Travelodge Covent Garden
http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/318/London-Central-Covent-Garden-hotel

Please note that the JPAG has no "approved" list of hotels and no specific recommendation is implied. Delegates should ensure that the hotels are suitable for their needs.

 
EXHIBITORS

At selected events JPAG offers facilities to exhibitors to showcase their products and services at a modest fee.
Several levels of exhibitor sponsorship are available, from £700 to £2000 [no VAT is payable].

BRONZE sponsorship (£700) offers
• exhibition space in the refreshment area
• complimentary registration for a company representative to attend the event, including lectures
• acknowledgement of your sponsorship
• a copy of the delegate list

SILVER sponsorship (£850) offers
• exhibition space in the refreshment area
• complimentary registration for TWO company representatives to attend the event, including lectures
• acknowledgement of your sponsorship
• a copy of the delegate list

GOLD sponsorship (£1200) offers
• exhibition space in the refreshment area
• complimentary registration for TWO company representatives to attend the event, including lectures
• acknowledgement of your sponsorship and COMPANY LOGO on the programme
• a copy of the delegate list

PLATINUM sponsorship (£2,000) is available for some selected prestige events.

The number of places available is limited and these are offered on a first-come first-served basis

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO REGISTER

IMPORTANT: Space is limited, so please check on availability of spaces by contacting events@jpag.org before registering.

Find the meeting you are interested in and go to BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW...
Select the chosen sponsorship package and click on ADD TO BASKET, and complete the registration with the name of your company representative; the e-mail address must be the company address
If you have selected the SILVER or GOLD SPONSORSHIP, select the “Exhibitor rate at GBP 0.00” to register your SECOND company representative; the e-mail address must be the company address

DELEGATE PACK INSERTS
Approved promotional material can be included in the delegate packs for a small fee; please contact events@jpag.org



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Geoffrey Phillips Analytical Science Award



Amira Guirguis, University of Hertfordshire, receiving the Geoffrey Phillips Analytical Science Award from Dr Andy Teasdale, Chairman of JPAG


PAST AWARD WINNERS

2013: Dahlia Salman, Kingston University
Optimising home chemotherapy through analytical research; the physicochemical stability of Mesna using LC-MS/MS and NMR

2012: Dr Jonathan Moffat, University of East Anglia
Photothermal infrared microscopy; a novel method for the analysis of single particles of pharmaceutical materials

2011: Dr Laura Waters, University of Huddersfield
Drug-micelle interactions using calorimetric analysis

2010: Mr L Almeida e Sousa
The use of photocalorimetry to assess the photostability of nifedipine solutions

2009: Miss Isobel Cook
A study of vial headspace moisture in an entire freeze-dried batch and the factors affecting moisture content variability

2008: Miss Louise Ho
THz-pulsed imaging analytical technique for tablet film coating: monitoring the unit operation and process scale-up

2007: Dr Claire Martin
The electrical impedance analysis of nutraceutical formulation stability in the frozen state



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