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Joint MHRA and BIA conference

4 May 2016: Conference on accelerated development and access to innovative medicines for patients.

Joint MHRA and BIA conference

About the conference

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the BioIndustry Association (BIA) are proudly hosting this one-day joint regulatory conference.

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The conference will feature a mix of presentations and engaging panel discussions on a wide range of topics including:

  • innovation and accelerated access in the UK – where are we today?
  • reflecting on two years of the early access to medicines scheme (EAMS)
  • discussing adaptive pathways
  • learning about the European Medicines Agency’s new PRIME (priority medicines) scheme
  • discovering the benefits of accelerated assessment in the EU


Keynote presentations will be provided from Sir Hugh Taylor, Independent Chair, Accelerated Access Review and Professor Sir John Bell, Chair, Accelerated Access Review’s Expert Advisory Group.

Joining these speakers will be senior experts and leading speakers from MHRA, European Medicines Agency (EMA), Life Science Industry, NHS, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), investment firms and patient organisations including:

  • Dr Ian Hudson, Chief Executive, MHRA
  • Alan Morrison, Chairman, BIA Regulatory Affairs Advisory Committee, and VP Regulatory Affairs International, MSD
  • Malcolm Qualie, Pharmacy Lead, Specialised Services, NHSE
  • Dr Nick Crabb, Programme Director, Scientific Affairs, NICE
  • Dr Eliot Forster, Chief Executive Officer, Immunocore
  • Robert Hemmings, Manager, Licensing Division, MHRA, and Chair, CHMP’s Scientific Advice Working Party, EMA
  • Jordi Llinares, Head of Product Development Scientific Support Department, EMA
  • Dr Joep Muijrers, Partner, LSP (Life Science Partners)


Dates and location

4 May 2016: 9.00AM – 5:30PM

Royal Society of Medicine
One Wimpole Street

Published 28 January 2016