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Tuesday 12th November 2024
JPAG Pharmaceutical Analysis Research Awards and Careers Fair 2024
Royal Society of Chemistry, London

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: please submit your abstract by completing this ONLINE FORM by Saturday 31st August 2024.

Based on the great success of the past years, JPAG presents this year's Pharmaceutical Analysis Symposium for postgraduate, undergraduate and early career scientists.

This event will provide the opportunity for you to listen to and hear the latest research being carried out by your peers. Early career scientists (undergraduate, postgraduate, industrial) conducting research in various areas of pharmaceutical science will showcase their work through oral and poster presentations with prizes for best posters and best podium presentations (including the prestigious Geoffrey Phillips Award).

A Careers Fair will also be running in parallel during the symposium and will provide delegates with an opportunity to have 1:1 consultations with career advisors from a selection of pharmaceutical employers and organisations including major pharmaceutical companies, contract research organisations and recruitment advisors. Perhaps your future employer will be here!

Also, we have two very high profile Keynote speakers, who will each provide an inspirational and enlightening talk for delegates. Their details are shown below.

And additionally, the Royal Society of Chemistry's Careers Team will give a talk on 'Job Hunting in the Pharmaceutical Industry' and will conduct a 'CV Surgery' at the Careers Fair: these are one-to-one discussions to get invaluable advice on successful job applications. So be sure to bring your CV along!

Come along and network with peers, experienced academics, industrial scientists, high profile keynote presenters, and leading companies who are providing careers advice.

This is an event you will not want to miss!

Registration will open at 9:00am for a 9:30am start, and the day will end with a Careers and Networking drinks reception starting at 4:50pm.

Keynote speakers: Prof Amira Guirguis (Swansea University) and Dr Zoë Ayres (The Open University)






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DELEGATE RATES:
Research Symposium Delegate : £ 15.00

Registration is £15.00 per delegate.

THE JPAG PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS RESEARCH AWARDS & CAREERS SYMPOSIUM

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Saturday 31st August 2024

This is an opportunity to win a prize for your research work and showcase it to others. It is a real chance to give your career a big lift to a new level, if your future employer is watching.
  
Following the success in past years of the pharmaceutical analysis symposia for postgraduate/undergraduate students and early career stage scientists, JPAG announces this year's event.

The Awards and Careers Fair will be held on Tuesday 12th November 2024, and will be held in person at the RSC, Burlington House, London.

The symposium will provide the opportunity for delegates to showcase their work - either as an oral or poster presentation - to a network of peers, academics and industrial scientists. This is the time to showcase your work to a friendly, engaged audience. Presentations that have been given at another conferences within the last 12 months are eligible.

Registration is available for all at a very small rate of £15.00 per delegate - this will include access to the Keynote presentations, the Careers Fair, the podium presentations and poster sessions. It will also cover lunch, refreshments and the drinks reception at the end of the event.

Prizes
The Geoffrey Phillips Analytical Science Award*, with a bursary of up to £1,000, will be awarded for the best oral presentation, and there will be a cash prize of £ 250 for the runner-up. There will also be a cash prize of £200 for the best poster presentation and two cash prizes of £100 each for the runners-up.

* The winner of the Geoffrey Phillips Award is presented with a bursary of up to £1000. Full terms and conditions may be found here.

Eligibility
Early career stage scientists with less than 10 years postgraduate experience (either from academia or industry) are eligible to submit abstracts and enter the competition.

Abstracts
Abstracts for oral or poster presentation should relate to the analysis of drugs in all forms. This is interpreted very widely and includes:
• method development
• pharmaceutical development
• novel use of techniques
• characterisation of materials
• forensics/enforcement
• PAT
• therapeutic drug monitoring
• in silico prediction
• excipient characterisation
• formulation development
• ADME
• any other area of pharmaceutical analytical science


The deadline for submission of abstracts is Saturday 31st August 2024

» More details, including how to submit an abstract, are found by clicking 'Abstracts' on the blue tabs above.


Registration and concessions
Registration costs £15.00 per delegate. No concessions available.
» To register, click on the REGISTER NOW button below.
SUBMITTING AN ABSTRACT FOR AN ORAL OR POSTER PRESENTATION

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Saturday 31st August 2024
» A sample abstract can be downloaded here.

You can SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT by completing this ONLINE FORM.

Abstracts for oral or poster presentation should relate to the analysis of drugs in all forms. This is interpreted very widely and includes:
• method development
• pharmaceutical development
• novel use of techniques
• characterisation of materials
• forensics/enforcement
• PAT
• therapeutic drug monitoring
• in silico prediction
• excipient characterisation
• formulation development
• ADME
• any other area of pharmaceutical analytical science


1. Abstracts should include the following: Abstract title, Authors and affiliations (with the presenting author underlined), Objectives or Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions and References. The abstract, including references, should not exceed one page of 12-point text.
2. Abstracts must communicate a clear scientific message and contain quantitative or qualitative data. Abstracts which promote any product or service will not be accepted.
3. All necessary approvals must have been obtained, including those from industrial sponsors, where appropriate, prior to submission. Any research communicated that required ethical approval must state that approval has been obtained from the relevant local ethics committee.
4. To submit an abstract, click on the SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT button below and complete the online form. You can either paste the abstract in the text box within the form or attach the abstract to and e-mail as a Word document attachment and send it to events@jpag.org.
5. By submitting the abstract the author agrees that the abstract will be made available at the event, and also on the JPAG website.
The corresponding author will be notified of the outcome soon after the submission closing date.

» A sample abstract can be downloaded here.

Oral presentations
Presenters will be allowed 15 minute for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions.

Poster presentations
Posters should be prepared for presentation for display on a poster board 1800 mm high x 900 mm wide (portrait format) and preferably in A0 size. Posters must be clear and self-explanatory. Lettering must be readable at 2 metres (suggested minimum height of characters 8 mm, minimum line width 0.7 mm). Posters should be put up using Velcro (supplied) by 10.30 h on the day of the symposium and taken down by 17.00h. The presenter should be available at the poster board during the lunch and refreshment breaks.

» A sample abstract can be downloaded here.

Click here to SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT
Careers Fair and Networking
In addition to the Research Awards event, there will be a Careers Fair which is open to all delegates, postgraduate and undergraduate. This provides all attendees a great opportunity to meet representatives from big industry pharma and other key contacts to discuss your career opportunities.

This could be THE event to meet your future employer and give your career a lift to the next level!

So, even if you do not have any work to present on this occasion, you should attend. There will be great networking opportunities for you.

Delegates will be given the opportunity to meet one-to-one with representatives from a number of companies to discuss potential career opportunities and to discuss your CV. Make sure you bring plenty of copies along!

There will also be a presentation from the Royal Society of Chemistry's Careers Specialists on 'Job hunting in the pharmaceutical industry'.

Register for this event today.
» To register, click on the REGISTER NOW button below.



The Careers symposium which runs alongside the Research Awards is a great place for representatives of your company to meet early career scientists who are looking for advice on how to progress their careers.
You will have the opportunity to meet postgraduate students who are carrying out innovative research, who are planning their future careers, and will be interested in working in pharmaceutical companies such as your own.

If you are looking to strengthen your company's talent pipeline in the near future, this event could provide an excellent opportunity to meet some of the brightest early career scientists and learn about their research work. There will be opportunities for discussions in an informal environment, and to provide advice about career development in the pharmaceutical industry.

JPAG would like to invite your company to attend this symposium and gain the opportunity to meet with some of our brightest students, potentially high quality employees, and offer advice about starting a career in the pharmaceutical field. You will be able to send up to three delegates (subject to availability) who will be able to advise students on career opportunities.

The event is open to all students, some of whom will be presenting their research work and competing for awards. Delegates, postgraduate and undergraduate, will be able to meet informally with leading pharmaceutical and analytical equipment companies to discuss career opportunities in industry and receive advice on career progression.

Gaining access to potentially high quality recruits is important, so we hope that you will choose to attend.

If so then please register now:
» CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS A CAREERS ADVISOR

Alternatively if you would prefer to discuss the event further then please send your enquiry by email to events@jpag.org

Also, if you have early-career scientists in your organisation who you think might qualify for entry for the award then please encourage them to submit an abstract.

Past symposia
What did delegates say about their experience of past symposia?
• The symposium provided an opportunity to learn more about pharma and current developments.
• The careers fair was excellent and informative.
• The opportunities to speak to careers advisors were very useful.
• The company representative gave tailored advice and asked for a CV.

Companies and organisations attending these events were:
Almac, AstraZeneca, GSK, Hays, MHRA, Pfizer, Pharmaron, RSSL, Viatris, VRS and the RSC


2023 EVENT REPORT

It has been another very successful year for the Pharmaceutical Analysis Research Awards and Careers Symposium which was held on Tuesday. 21st November 2023 at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House. Almost 100 delegates attended the meeting and heard two highly inspirational keynote lectures by Dr Diane Turner, Anthias Consulting, and Professor John Langley, University of Southampton.
There were seven podium presentations of a high standard given by early career academic and industrial researchers.
In the Science Room were 28 posters, attended by the authors.

The winner of THE GEOFFREY PHILLIPS ANALYTICAL SCIENCE AWARD for the best podium presentation has been announced. The winner was Miss Caitlin Chapman, Teesside University who gave her presentation on "Ion Mobility Separation Mass Spectrometry for simplifying complex MS/MS spectra to aid chemical characterisation". Miss Chapman received a certificate and a bursary of up to £1,000 to enable her to benefit from a relevant programme of personal professional development.

The highly commended podium award of £250 was made to Mr Kyle Saunders, University of Surrey for his presentation on “Single cell lipidomics; development and applications in cell irradiation and chemotherapy”.

The winner of the best poster award of £200 was Miss Anastasia Kontiza, University of Surrey / GSK for her presentation on "Comparison of single live cell sampling methods for lipidomics".

Commended poster awards, each of £100, were made to Dr Khalil Hussain, University of Brighton for his presentation on "Non-invasive 3D printed electrochemical biosensor for the detection of tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF?) in faeces" and to Ms Megan Wilson, Liverpool John Moores University for her presentation on “Evaluation of Raman Spectroscopy for diagnosing cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus in fingernails".

The awards were presented by Dr Amira Guirguis, JPAG, and Dr Lisa Hinchliffe, JPAG Chair, who offered their congratulations to all of the award winners and many thanks to all the presenters.



2022 EVENT REPORT


2021 EVENT REPORT


2020 EVENT REPORT


2019 EVENT REPORT


GENERAL

Q. What is the format of the event?
A. This year the Careers Fair and the Research Awards will be held on Tuesday 12th November 2024, in London.

Q. Do I have to register to attend the event?
A. Yes, you should register for the event, using the REGISTER NOW button for the event.

Q, What is the registration fee?
A. Registration is available for all at a very small rate of £15.00 per delegate - this will include access to the Keynote presentations, the Careers Fair, the podium presentations and poster sessions. It will also cover lunch, refreshments and the drinks reception at the end of the event.

FOR RESEARCHERS

Q. When will the event start and end?
A. Arrival and registration is at 09:00am and the symposium starts at 9:30am with a Keynote address.
The meeting closes at 5:30pm.

Q. How will the Careers Fair work?
A. There will be a number of 'stations' staffed by Careers Advisors in the Council Chamber.

Q. What is the timetable? Does it take place at the same time as the presentations at the symposium?
A. The Careers session will take place between the plenary and oral (podium) sessions, so you will not have to miss these sessions to attend

Q. How long do I have with each careers advisor?
A. We expect you to have 10 minutes with each careers advisor

Q. Do I need to bring copies of my CV?
A. We recommend that you do so!

Q. What is expected of me before I am interviewed?
A. Prepare a few questions for the careers advisor in advance; be prepared to give a short statement of your particular skills

Q. Which organisations will be present?
A. The companies participating are shown on the Careers Fair tab on this page. In previous years we had participation from the following companies: Almac, AstraZeneca, GSK, Hays, MHRA, Pfizer, Pharmaron, RSSL, Viatris and VRS

Q. How many career interviews can I have?
A. Depending on demand, you should have the opportunity to meet up to eight Careers Advisors

Q. Are there any relevant web sites of the organisation concerned that I can look at before I come?
A. Click on the links against each company on the Careers Fair tab

Q. If I can't meet them on the day, how can I get in contact with them after the event?
A. Details will be shared on the day at the event

Q. Will I be offered a job?
A. There is no guarantee that you will receive a job offer. Before finishing the discussion with the careers advisor, be sure you understand what the arrangements are for any follow-up contact

Q. I wish to submit an abstract; how do I do this?
A. Click here to SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT

FOR CAREERS ADVISORS

Q. As a Careers Advisor, how do I register my interest in the Careers Forum and who can I meet?
A. See the information on the 'Careers Advisors' tab. Then register here

For any other questions, please contact us at events@jpag.org


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