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As a pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences student attending the event, you will be able to gain first hand insight into the Pharmaceutical Industry through a series of talks by pharmaceutical scientists working within the industry. The 2 day event will take place at one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the UK, GSK, at the David Jack Research Centre,Ware. There will be a tour of the facilities to see first hand scientists working in the laboratories.This event has been very popular over the years attracting students rom all over the UK.

Choosing the right career path…A done deal or still deciding?

Industrial Insights 2019 offers opportunities to network with experienced pharmaceutical scientists and an invaluable resource of having your CV reviewed by an industry professional. You will ten get a chance to network with the speakers and delegates over coffee and conference Dinner.

Feedback from previous conferences

The APS Industrial Insights Conference was an excellent opportunity to network and speak to many people about their different careers related to industrial pharmacy and I would love to attend another APS event. It can be quite difficult to organise work experience / placements in the pharmaceutical industry however the conference allowed me to speak to scientists who worked in a variety of industries and learn more about how their career paths lead them to where they are now”- Student Delegate

“The Industrial Insights conference gave us a great opportunity to connect with future talent in the pharmaceutical sciences. We were able to share career advice, options and guidance and hopefully to inspire more graduates and post graduates to follow a career in the pharmaceutical industry. I really enjoyed the event and found the energy and enthusiasm from the delegates inspirational.”- Astra Zeneca Presenter

Industrial Insights is organised by The Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences New Scientist Focus Group (NSFG).

Thursday 25th April 2019

0830 Arrive and Registration
0900 Welcome Speaker TBC
0915 Keynote speaker: Jo Craig (KaNDy Therapeutics and NeRRe Therapeutics)
0945 Molecules to Market – Interactive drug development game -Mei Wong (Pfizer)
1030 Coffee & CV review
1115 Career satisfaction- 101 Bill Dawson (Bionet)
1200 Continuous Manufacturing – Sander van den Ban (GSK)
1230 Lunch & CV review
1315 The importance of innovation -Speaker TBC
1445 Developing medicines for a paediatrics patients -Hannah Batchelor (University of Birmingham)
1515 Coffee & CV review
1545 Day in the Life – Short presentations and Q&A in the areas of formulation, analytical, material and academia
1645 Cell and Gene Therapy -Speaker TBC

Friday 26th April 2019

0900 Applying Digital Design to Drug Development -Kendal Pitt (GSK)
0930 Changing the face of Pharmaceutical Development: -Speaker TBC
1000 Coffee & CV review
1045 Title TBC -Chris Wayman (Ernst and Young)
1130 Student of the APS session – Short presentations and Q&A from a PhD student, pre-reg pharmacist, masters student and someone on a graduate scheme
1215 Lunch & CV review
1300 Site tours
1415 Project Leadership -Helen Barker (Project Ion)
1445 Coffee & CV review
1530 Pharmaceutical Question Time -Panel from APS and Conference Speakers
1615 Close of conference

Jo Craig-Senior Vice President CMC (Chemistry Manufacturing & Controls) for two clinical stage biotech companies, NeRRe and KaNDy Therapeutics, located at the Stevenage Biosciences Catalyst, a role she has held since Summer 2018.

Mei Wong-Senior Principal Scientist at Pfizer. She is a Pharmacist by training and has been with Pfizer developing medicines for over 10 years. She has co-authored a chapter in the book ‘Oral Formulation Roadmap from Early Drug Discovery to Development’ (2017).

Bill Dawson- Bionet-a health care consultancy advising universities and SMEs on development and commercialisation of new medicines and devices.Visiting professor at the universities of Durham and Nottingham and is an external adviser to Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, an open innovation campus.

Sander van den Ban-Technical Director and Manufacturing Unit Manager Continuous Tableting Line and Small Scale Facility, GSK
Stevenage, United Kingdom

Hannah Batchelor-Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, Formulation and Drug Delivery at the University of Birmingham.
She has been invited to present at many National and International scientific meetings as well as a TED talk.

Kendal Pitt-Senior Technical Director, GSK, Ware, UK.
Interested in formulation and process design and putting numbers to phenomena to get medicines to the patient as readily as possible. 

Chris Wayman-Director, Life Sciences, Decision Analytics & Business Modelling

Helen Barker-Managing director of Project-ion Ltd, supports a number of biotech and non-profit organizations, including the role of COO at Calcico Therapeutics.

Conference Dinner on Monday 25th April 2019- A great opportunity to network with experience pharmaceutical scientists in the industry.

To be held at the WARE PRIORY


Event information

Delegate Rates

APS Member (Early Bird)  £80.00

Non APS Member (Early Bird)  £110.00

APS Member  £110.00

APS Non Member  £140.00

Exhibitor (includes one delegate pass)  £500.00

Opportunity to meet the next generation to be employed by the pharmaceutical industry and experienced pharmaceutical scientists.

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