About

Who should attend?

This is a must-attend event for individuals from a regulatory laboratory environment in both commercial and non-commercial settings. The Laboratories Symposium is aimed at all individuals involved in the conduct of GLP studies, contract GMP Quality Control activities and the analysis of samples from clinical trials. In addition, individuals who provide a consultancy or contract service, for example quality assurance consultants or individuals from contract archiving facilities etc.

Benefits of attending:

- Keep up to date with laboratory regulatory requirements and MHRA expectations. How to address and correct actual deficiencies

- Share concerns and learn directly from the MHRA, whilst sharing best practices with industry colleagues

- Discuss current hot topics and increase awareness of areas of compliance, that monitoring authorities are likely to focus on during routine inspections

- Improve efficiency in recognising the types of compliance issues that facilities have to deal with on a day to day basis

- Understand how the regulator addresses these issues case by case, to maintain acceptable levels of compliance, encouraging innovative and flexible thinking

- Get information to help you assess your own quality systems and potentially identify smart solutions to issues regularly encountered by inspectors

- Meet the inspectorate team and have the opportunity to ask questions on specific aspects affecting your field

Inspectors' Surgery

Delegates will be able to register their interest for an appointment at one of our Inspectors’ Surgeries which will take place during the Symposium. When registering your interest you will also be asked to submit details of the specific issue/subject that you would like to discuss with the inspectors.  You will receive confirmation in advance of the Symposium if a slot is available at the Inspectors’ Surgery. Additionally, inspectors will be available during breaks to answer questions.

Questions for the panel

Once you have registered, you have the opportunity to submit questions to our panel of speakers via the Delegate Area. They will endeavour to answer as many of these questions as possible at the event. Please include the name of the speaker you wish to address your question to when submitting.

To submit your question, please log into the Delegate Area and go to Panel Questions in the menu. You will be issued with login details on your registration confirmation email.

CPD

Delegates attending the Laboratories Symposium will be eligible to claim CPD points. 

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Interactive Sessions

There will be interactive sessions at the event via a web address, further details will be provided in advance of the Symposium

Agenda

Parallel sessions

Select the session you would prefer to attend during the registration process. Please note that there is limited capacity, therefore book in advance to avoid disappointment.

  • Networking and Symposium Registration

  • Inspectors' Surgery (08:00 - 08:45)

    Inspectors will be available during this time for questions and discussions at the assigned Inspectors’ Surgery Rooms

  • Opening Address

  • Practical Applications of Data Integrity for Laboratories

  • Refreshments & Networking

    Inspectors will be available during this time for questions and discussions at the Inspectors' Desk

  • Quality Assurance & Quality Control

  • Panel Session - relating to the morning presentations

  • Lunch and Networking

    Inspectors will be available during this time for questions and discussions at the Inspectors' Desk

  • Parallel Sessions

    Select the session you would prefer to attend during the registration process 

    • 1. Method Validation

    • 2. Quality Pick 'n' Mix - GXP laboratory hot topics

  • Refreshments and Networking

    Inspectors will be available during this time for questions and discussions at the Inspectors' Desk

  • Forward Look & Inspectorate Updates

  • Final Panel Session

  • Closing Address

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Lesley Graham

Lead Senior Inspector, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

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Christine Gray

Senior Inspector, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

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Michael McGuinness

GLP Inspector, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

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Martin Reed

GLP Inspector, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

Martin joined the agency in June 2015 as a GLP Inspector wit...
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Stephen Vinter

Operations Manager, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

Stephen is Operations Manager for the GLPMA and Laboratories...
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Jason Wakelin-Smith

Senior GCP and GLP Inspector, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

Jason joined the MHRA in November 2006 as a GCP Inspector an...
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Emma Whale

Senior GCP and GLP Inspector, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

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Venue

Novotel London West
1 Shortlands
London
W6 8DR

Tel: 020 8741 1555

Website: Novotel London West

Location

With 3 of London's main tube lines within a 3 minute walk of the hotel, as well as numerous bus lines, Novotel London West is an ideal base to reach corporate offices or the Capital's main shopping areas. Located just off the A4 and outside the Central London Congestion Zone, the hotel is just a 20 minute drive from London Heathrow.

Parking

Novotel London West offers over 240 on-site car parking spaces (charged at £1.50 per hour for hotel residents) and 5 coach bays, all of which are secure and under cover. For enquiries please call +44(0)208 2377 540.

Novotel London West (Conference Venue)

One Shortlands, Hammersmith, London, W6 8DR
Tel: 020 8741 1555
Web: www.novotellondonwest.co.uk

The hotel are offering a limited number of single occupancy rooms for Tuesday 12 March at the rate of £169 per person per night, including breakfast and VAT (£10.00 will apply for double occupancy).

To book, please call 020 8741 1555 and quote "MHRA Delegates Allocation" to access the rate.  The cut-off date to book at this rate (depending on availability) is Tuesday 12th February 2019.


Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith

120-124 King Street, London, W6 0QU
Tel: 0871 902 1621
Email: info@expresshammersmith.co.uk
Web: https://www.expresshammersmith.co.uk/

A modern London hotel offering free WIFI and an inclusive breakfast buffet and six minutes’ walk from Hammersmith underground station.

Subject to availability, rooms are available for Tuesday 12 March, starting at a rate of £143.56 including express start breakfast and VAT.

To book, please call or email the hotel directly using the contact details above.


Copthorne Tara Hotel London

Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, W8 5SY
Tel: 020 7937 7211
Email: reservations.tara@millenniumhotels.co.uk
Web: www.millenniumhotels.com

Contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes’ walk from High Street Kensington underground station. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms.

Subject to availability, rooms are available for Tuesday 12 March, starting at a rate of £135.66 per night (room only) including VAT.

To book, please call or email the hotel directly using the contact details above.


Ibis London Shepherd's Bush

3-5 Rockley Road, London, W14 0DJ
Tel: 020 7348 2020
Email: H7813@accor.com
Web: https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-7813-ibis-london-shepherds-bush-hammersmith/index.shtml

Subject to availability, rooms are available for Tuesday 12 March, starting at a rate of £152.95 (Room only) including VAT.

To book, please call or email the hotel directly using the contact details above.

Register

In order to register for the event, please click the relevant register button below. Please ensure you have all your details ready. 

Please note that there are only a limited number of early bird tickets available.

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Standard Industry

* The Non-Commercial rate is applicable for Charities / Third Sector / NHS / Government & Academic.

Contact Us

MHRA have appointed Glasgows to organise the event and host the online registration process.

For more information about other MHRA events please visit the conference and education section of the MHRA website: www.mhra.gov.uk.