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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 19th September 2019
Advancements in pharmaceutical QC testing: dissolution and QbD testing
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
This one-day symposium will address issues and challenges associated with dissolution and analytical QbD. It will provide an excellent opportunity for dialogue, discussion and debate with speakers - several of whom have been actively involved in shaping the various guidances - and the peer group in an open forum. Topics will include
* Current/future state of dissolution testing
*Statistical modelling in predicting dissolution issues
* Introduction of meaningful pharmacopoeial dissolution specifications for modified release products
* The Role of Quality by Design in analytical testing
* Measurement uncertainty in analytical testing

Dr Karin Boon - MHRA
Dr Philip Borman - GlaxoSmithKline
Stephen Maddocks - MHRA
Dr James Mann - AstraZeneca
Elena Razzano - MHRA
Dr Garry Scrivens - Pfizer
Prof Clive Wilson - University of Strathclyde
Stephen Young - MHRA


Thursday 10th October 2019
Mutagenic Impurities
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
This one-day joint symposium with the RSC Toxicology group will address issues and challenges associated with mutagenic impurities. It will provide an excellent opportunity for dialogue, discussion and debate with speakers - several of whom have been very actively involved in shaping the guidance - and the peer group in an open forum.

Delegates will be able to understand, interpret and translate into day-to-day practice the guidance on how the guidelines are being interpreted by regulators and pharmacopoeias. An overview of the latest approaches to purging (i.e. ICH M7 option 4) from the Mirabilis consortium, several analytical case studies showing state-of-the-art approaches to the analysis of MIs, a case study showing how the mutagenic risk assessment (MRA) is translated into CTD format for subsequent regulatory filing. There will also be a timely update on the Valsartan contamination issue: what happened, why it happened and how it is being controlled.

An excellent opportunity to learn from expert speakers involved in the interpretation and application of these key topics.

Dr Michael Burns - Lhasa
Mark Harrison - Astra Zeneca
Dr George Johnson - Cardiff University
Richard Jones - GlaxoSmithKline
Dr Andrew Teasdale - AstraZeneca
Dr Mike Urquhart - GlaxoSmithKline


Tuesday 26th November 2019
The pharmaceutical analysis research awards and careers symposium 2019
Royal Society of Chemistry, London

JPAG presents the third pharmaceutical analysis symposium for postgraduate students and early career stage scientists, including those in industry. This will provide the opportunity for delegates to showcase their work and network with peers, academics and industrial scientists through oral and poster presentations. There will be a £1,000 first prize and £250 second prize for the best oral presentations as well as £200 first prize and two runner-up prizes of £100 for the best posters. Registration is free for all students, early career stage scientists and their supervisors/managers, but we highly encourage students and early career stage scientists delegates to submit an abstract for poster or oral presentation to this exciting annual JPAG event.

The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to Tuesday 1st October 2019

In addition, there will be "meet the editor" sessions for advice on getting your research published,a Networking and Careers Fair, open to undergraduate and postgraduate students well as early career stage scientists, with the opportunity to meet with big industry pharma and other key contacts and take advantage of the great networking opportunities.

This could be the event to provide a step-change to your professional career. Perhaps your future employer will be here.

There will be a presentation from the Royal Society of Chemistry's Careers Specialists Julie Franklin and Sarah Salter on 'Job hunting in the pharmaceutical industry'. They will also conduct a 'CV Surgery' for RSC members; these are one-to-one discussions for members to find out how to present a good CV. So be sure to bring your CV along!

Registration will open at 8:30am for a 9am start, and the day will end with a Careers and Networking wine reception starting at 6pm.

Prof Abdul Basit - UCL
Julie Franklin - Royal Society of Chemistry
Jonelle Harvey - Royal Society of Chemistry
Prof Michael Heinrich - UCL
Sarah Salter - Royal Society of Chemistry


Thursday 5th December 2019
Regulatory hot topics IV
Royal Society of Chemistry, London



Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences EVENTS:

10th APS International PharmSci conference 2019
University of Greenwich (Maritime Campus)
Wednesday 11 - Friday 13 September 2019
See www.apsgb.co.uk for details

See www.ukclinicalpharmacy.org 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.

LOOKING FOR YOUR EVENT TICKET? Please see the e-mail you receive after registration.




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 really like JPAG meetings as they are presenters from industry/MHRA.(February 2019)

Good speakers, good slides, opportunity to speak with attendees (February 2019)

Excellent quality discussions and speakers. (December 2018)

Really enjoyed first session that I have attended and based on today, would be hoping to attend more.(December 2018)

Well organised conference. I will look forward to further JPAG meetings in the future. Perhaps a follow up meeting in a few years (October 2018)

One of the better seminars I have attended (March 2018)

Very good vegetarian option for lunch, great venue! Very central and excellent organisation of the event (March 2018).

Good first experience of a JPAG symposium (February 2018)

Excellent programme, high-quality speakers, great variety; overall, highly valuable (February 2018)

Overall, learned a lot today, reinforcing my existing knowledge of cleaning validation (February 2018)

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)

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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