Trials and Tribulations. Shaping a Bright New Future for Pharmaceutical Medicine. FPM Annual Symposium 2021 will bring together global leaders and innovators from pharmaceutical medicine and beyond for a landmark two-day virtual conference. During 2021 we have all been on an extraordinary learning curve. Following a period of adaptation, agility and growth, pharmaceutical medicine is in the public spotlight now more than ever before. Terms like ‘R rates’, ‘epidemiology’ and ‘clinical trials’, have entered the public lexicon. The UK Chief Medical and Scientific Officers are now bona fide celebrities. The way we have communicated has had to develop to respond to immediate public concerns and we have learnt the utmost importance of considered, open and honest dialogue. AI and digital health technologies are augmenting and driving pharmaceutical innovations and the ways in which we conduct clinical trials. We have discovered the power and challenges of international and cross-sector scientific collaboration, and the benefits of fast and flexible regulatory strategies to bring medicines at pace and scale to patients.
How will pharmaceutical medicine develop over the next 10 years? Join us in November to find out and shape this future! For the 2020 edition of the FPM Annual Symposium, we have developed an exciting, interactive programme with high-profile speakers from across industry, regulatory bodies, academia, patient groups and the wider heath sector. We will also have a variety of networking and social sessions, and the inaugural ‘Stonier Lecture’ delivered by a trainee or new starter. We are excited to be delivering this year’s event entirely virtually, allowing us to learn, discuss, meet and interact from the comfort and convenience of our homes or places of work. We also hope that this will bring our annual symposium to an even wider global audience.