Programmes & speakers

Our list of programme topics and speakers for the 2019 TOPRA Annual Symposium is still shaping up. An initial agenda will be published by late March. In the meantime certain broad topics are almost certainly to be addressed, such as:

  • How to accelerate the global approval processes
  • What is the EU doing to drive innovation in medicine regulation?
  • Interactions between regulatory affairs and health technology assessment (HTA) bodies
  • Latest updates regarding the EU’s medical devices and in vitro diagnostics regulations
  • The convergence of medical devices and technology with medicinal products
  • Leveraging disruptive technologies in the healthcare field
  • Clinical evidence generation and post-market surveillance for medical devices
  • The consequences of Brexit for veterinary medicines and devices
  • Exploring the impact of the new EU veterinary medicines regulation and its implementation
  • The future of the regulatory role and the competences needed

2019 Annual Symposium content is being developed by the following TOPRA members:

Human Medicines Working Party

Aileen Fisher - Mundipharma Research Ltd, UK, (chair)
Grainne Power - HPRA, Ireland
John Lynch - HPRA, Ireland
Aine McKeena - Vigilance Assessor, HPRA, Ireland
Sharon Gorman – Pfizer, UK 
Susan Bhatti – Merck KGaA, Germany 
Carlos Langezaal – Celgene, US
Joao Duarte – Alexion, France
Sabine Haubenreisser – European Medicines Agency
Jonathan Trethowan – Pharmalex, UK
Ruth Cavanagh – Nalpropion, Ireland

Veterinary Medicines Working Party

Anja Holm – Central Vet Pharma consultancy, Denmark (chair)
Paul McNeill - Veterinary Sciences, HPRA, Ireland
Guillaume Agède – Ceva Santé Animale, France
Rick Clayton – AnimalhealthEurope, Belgium
Beate Lohr – IDT Biologika, Germany 
Mel Munro – Triveritas, UK
Paula Kajaste – Fimea, Finland, CMDv vice-chair
Anne Nallen – Zoetis, Ireland

Medical Devices Working Party

Margareth Jorvid – Methra Uppsala AB, LSM Group, Sweden (chair)
Nicola Hickie – HPRA, Ireland
Janine Jamieson – JCombinations AB, Sweden 
Beata Wilkinson – Cactus Communications, UK/India/USA
Natasha Bankowski – Kora Healthcare, Ireland
Aaron Cousins – Beckman Coulter, UK

TOPRA Symposium 2019

30 Sep - 2 Oct 2019
Clayton Hotel Burlington Rd
Leeson Street Upper
Dublin D04 A318, Ireland
+33 1 618 5600

Contact us

+44 (0)207 510 2560

Exhibition / Sponsorship

Call +44 (0)2076 510 2573
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