The ABPI and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) are holding a national conference about the UK’s evolving data boom and its potential for the biopharmaceutical industry and the NHS.


The conference will take place on 21 November at the British Medical Association.

Hear about:

  • How changes to the UK’s research data landscape are creating new opportunities for the life science sector to harness big data
  • Data needs and opportunities to improve productivity
  • How new partnerships can drive research excellence for the benefit of patients and the life sciences industry all over the world

During the day you can also:

  • Listen to inspiring speakers from industry, government, academia and the NHS
  • Choose from a selection of practical workshops and engage with the experts responsible for shaping the new landscape
  • Put questions to our panels and debate the issues
  • Extend your professional network and make new connections

This event will be of particular interest to:

  • Executives in the biopharmaceutical industry and wider life science sector
  • Academics and clinicians in health research and translational medicine
  • Executives in government and the NHS
  • Patient group representatives

Speakers include:

  • Professor Dame Sally Davies
    Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health
  • Earl Howe
    Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health
  • Professor Mark Baker
    Director of the Centre for Clinical Practice, NICE
  • Professor Mark Caulfield
    Chief Scientist, Genomics England
  • Chris Chinn
    VP and Head of Health Investment Evidence, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Professor Rory Collins
    BHF Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology, and Head of Nuffield Department of Population Health University of Oxford
  • Richard Corbridge
    Chief Information Officer, Informatics Directorate, NIHR Clinical Research Network
  • Dr Mark Davies
    Director Clinical and Public Assurance, Health & Social Care Information Centre
  • Simon Denegri
    Chair, INVOLVE - National Director for Public Participation and Engagement in Research, National Institute for Health Research
  • Matt Jameson Evans
    Co-founder/Chief Medical Officer, HealthUnlocked
  • Dr Jeremy Haigh
    European Chief Operating Officer, Amgen Ltd
  • Professor Harry Hemingway
    Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, University College London and Director, CHAPTER - the newly established Centre for Health service and Academic Partnership in Translational E-Health Research
  • Tim Jones
    Executive Director of Delivery, University Hospitals Birmingham, NHS Foundation Trust
  • Nathalie Kingston
    Associate Director of the NIHR, BioResource
  • Peter Knight
    Deputy Director, Head of Research Information and Intelligence in the Research and Development Directorate, Department of Health
  • Mark Maynard
    Owner, E Fortiori
  • Ruth McKernan
    Senior Vice President, Pfizer, Chief Scientific Officer, Neusentis
  • John Parkinson
    Director, Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)
  • Chris Kula-Przezwanski
    Partnering Director, Digital Patient Unit, Quintiles
  • Dr Bina Rawal
    Director of Research, Medical and Innovation, ABPI
  • Professor Hilary Thomas
    Partner, KPMG
  • Rob Thwaites
    Vice President, Evidera
  • Adrian Towse
    Director, Office of Health Economics
  • Stephen Whitehead
    Chief Executive Officer, ABPI

Find out more and register at

Username: R&DConference and Password: November2013

Approved for CPD by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, Royal Society of Medicine and Society of Biology.

Conference supporters - Clinical Practice Research Datalink, The Royal Society of Medicine, Health & Social Care Information Centre, Medical Research Council

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