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The 2020 TOPRA Symposium will be held online

In these unprecedented times, we have closely followed the advice of governments and public health authorities, constantly evaluating how to best adapt our courses, conferences and events while prioritising the health and safety of all stakeholders, from volunteers to delegates, speakers and staff.

Under these circumstances, we have decided to transform this year's Annual Symposium into an interactive online event. Although this is a different mode of delivery, you can be assured of the same high quality programme you have come to expect from TOPRA, with increased opportunities for questions, networking and dialogue between all stakeholders in the regulatory field.

We look forward to meeting you virtually in October.

Kevin Pay
Chief Executive | TOPRA

You're invited to the pre-event

29 September | Online

Registered delegates for any of the 2020 Symposium streams are encouraged to join us on the afternoon of 29 September for an online pre-event before the official start of the TOPRA Symposium.

  • Watch the Symposium's Annual Lecture
  • Participate in professional development sessions
  • Network with fellow delegates and exhibitors
  • Familiarise yourself with our online platform

A detailed programme for the pre-event will be published soon.


Why attend?

  • Access the latest information and insights from the most comprehensive EU regulatory affairs programme
  • This is the only regulatory affairs conference in Europe where you can meet regulators from around the world
  • Network with innovators and opinion leaders in the healthcare regulatory affairs arena
  • Share experiences and discuss solutions to current issues with your peers


App mock

Benefits of our online platform & app

  • Live stream all sessions from wherever you choose, on whatever device you prefer
  • Agenda access is just a click away
  • Find out speaker details and a list of your fellow delegates
  • Share your experiences on our Activity Feed
  • Give your opinions in our live polls
  • Query the experts during our live Q&As
  • Win prizes for participating in our Challenges

Note: instructions on access to our digital platforms will be sent to registrants closer to the event.


The 2020 Symposium programmes are being developed by working parties under the leadership of the following chairs:

Human Medicines Symposium and overall event

João Duarte

Director, Chief of Staff and Regulatory Science, Global Regulatory Affairs
Alexion, France

Veterinary Medicines Symposium

Anja Holm

Central Vet Pharma Consultancy

Medical Devices/IVDs Symposium

Margareth Jorvid

CEO, Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance
Methra Uppsala AB

TOPRA Symposium 2020
Pre-event session: 29 September
Symposia: 5–8 October 2020

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+44 (0)207 510 2560



Exhibition / Sponsorship
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