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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 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 meeting is the third in the series and is aimed at providing the latest information and best practice on many aspects of stability testing. In this particular meeting the focus will be on data evaluation, discussing the estimation and prediction of shelf lives, including physical stability, and the effects of temperature and humidity excursions. Also the efficient application of stability testing according to lean laboratory principles will be explored along with MHRA views on stability requirements and GMDP expectations.

The focus of this meeting is to examine best practice during the distribution and storage of medicines, to ensure correct storage conditions are maintained and to ensure the quality of the medicine is maintained during use in the clinic or by the patient. The generation of data to support temperature excursions and to demonstrate in-use stability will be explored.

This symposium will be of special interest to those engaged in Quality Control and Quality Assurance, pharmaceutical development, regulatory affairs, storage and distribution in the Pharmaceutical Industry, NHS manufacturing units, Contract Research Organisations, consulting, academia, and anyone else concerned with the management and assessment of drug stability.

Miles Ambler - GlaxoSmithKline
Francisco de Matos Afonso Pereira - MHRA
Dr Niels Hartvig - Novo Nordisk
Dr Samuel Kyeremateng - Abbvie
Dr Kristin Lehmkemper - Abbvie
Dr Nigel McSweeney - Cuspor
Dr Klimentina Pencheva - Pfizer
Dr Garry Scrivens - Pfizer
Dr Paul Whiteside - Pfizer


Tuesday 28th November 2017
The pharmaceutical analysis postgraduate research awards and 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:

» Professor Melissa Hanna-Brown
Prof Hanna-Brown is Technology & Innovation EU Lead, Pfizer Worldwide R&D, Sandwich, UK and Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, UK and President of the Analytical Division, Royal Society Chemistry, UK.
» Professor Trevor Jones CBE
Prof Jones is Chairman of the international Clinical Research Organisation, Simbec-Orion, a member of the Boards of the Global Life Sciences investment company; Arix Bioscience; the Oxford based Drug Discovery Company ,e-Therapeutics; and the UK Stem Cell Foundation (UKSCF) .Formerly he was Director of Allergan Inc (USA) and R&D Director of The Wellcome Foundation.

Prof Melissa Hanna-Brown - Pfizer Global R&D
Prof Trevor Jones - King's College London


Thursday 7th December 2017
Ensuring amorphous product quality: what are the challenges?
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
Amorphous drug formulation offers great promise in improving drug solubility - a major challenge in drug development. However, poor physical stability and hard to predict crystallisation remains key barriers for the wider use of amorphous solid solution in the pharmaceutical industry.

This symposium will critically examine the challenges and opportunities lie in the analysis of amorphous formulation systems.
Leading industrialists and academics will be sharing their experiences in the development, manufacturing and quality assurance of amorphous products.
New analytical technologies for the prediction of amorphous stability and novel PAT will be discussed.

You will gain latest knowledges on the analysis and manufacturing of amorphous/solid solution products.
You may form new collaborations with experts across academic and industry.

Prof Gavin Andrews - Queens University Belfast
Prof Duncan Craig - University College of London
Dr Korbinian Löbmann - University of Copenhagen
Dr Claire Pizzey - Diamond Light Source
Hans Platteeuw - Avivia
Dr Abhishek Singh - Johnson & Johnson
Dr Patrick Wray - BMS


Thursday 8th February 2018
Cleaning validation
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
Advance notice of this forthcoming symposium


Thursday 15th March 2018
Continuous manufacturing
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
Advance notice of this symposium


Thursday 10th May 2018
From cradle to grave: the chromatographic (analytical) method life cycle
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
Advance notice of this symposium


Thursday 28th June 2018
ICHM9 Guidelines in development of Biopharmaceutics Classification System (BCS)-based waivers
Royal Society of Chemistry, London



See www.bmss.org.uk for details

4-5 September 2017
BMSS Introduction to MS Short Course

Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

5-7 September 2017
38th BMSS Annual Meeting

Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
Keynote Speakers:
Richard Bourne, Josephine Bunch, Marc-Andre Delsuc, Vojtech Franc, Valerie Gablecia, Emmanuel Raptakis, Stephen Taylor, and others
Plenary Speakers:
Prof Lars Konermann (Western Uni Canada), Prof Peter Roepstorff (Uni of S Denmark), Prof Graham Cooks (Purdue Uni USA)

DMG Summer Meeting 2017, Analytical Technologies in DMPK
Friday 15th September 2017
Imperial College London
For details see www.thedrugmetabolismgroup.com

Advances in Gas Chromatography GC V1
Wednesday October 18th 2017
Organised byThe Chromatographic Society
For details contact chromsoc@meetingmakers.co.uk

See www.ukclinicalpharmacy.org for details

Clinical Pharmacy Training Day
23rd November
The Queens, Leeds
For more information and to book: http://ukclinicalpharmacy.org/events/clinical-pharmacy-training-day/

UKCPA Conference 2017
24 – 25th November,
The Queens, Leeds
For more information and to book: http://ukclinicalpharmacy.org/events/ukcpa-conference/

Other UKCPA events being held between September and December are:
· 19th September, JoMO-UKCPA Medicines Optimisation Meeting (Cardiovascular), Leicester
· 21st September, Pain management in the surgical patient, Leeds
· 26th September, Multimorbidities and Frailty, London
· 26th September, Heart Failure, London
· 29th September, Critical Care Advanced Practitioner Meeting, London
· 6th October, Treating Intractable Epilepsy and Advanced Parkinson’s Disease, London
· 10th October JoMO-UKCPA Diabetes Medicines Optimisation Workshop London
· ·8th December, Starting Out in Critical Care, Manchester Airport

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


I thought the meeting was really excellent with informative presentations. The best meeting I have attended in a long time (May 2017)

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)

JPAG plans and delivers events that address all aspects of pharmaceutical analysis and related facets of medicine control & registration.


Delegates at a symposium held at the Royal Society of Chemistry

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