The UK Clinical Trials Landscape

Networking Lunch Reception



19th November 2019



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About the event

UK DIT (Department for International Trade) Barcelona is organising a light lunch networking reception alongside the Clinical Trials Europe Conference, taking place in Barcelona from 19th-21st November 2019.

The reception wil allow you to share experiences and best practices about the Clinical Trials ecosystem across Europe. The reception will offer networking time between high-level contacts in the life sciences industry from Barcelona, the UK and acrosss Europe and will give you the opportunity to meet contacts for exciting business and collaboration opportunities.

The reception will take place from 11:00-12:30 on Tuesday 19th November before the Clinical Trials Europe Conference opens . The event will take place on the terrace of the Hotel SB Diagonal Zero Barcelona, which is opposite the conference location. There will be keynote speakers from the DIT Life Sciences Specialist, Linda Magee;Gareth Powell of the National Health Reserach (NIHR); and company expert speakers from: Richmond Pharmacology, Aptus Clinical, MD Group, Medical Research Network (MRN), Sharp Clinical and MAC plc. For more information and to see our top level speakers and their presentation titles see the Agenda below.

Please note that we can provide ONE TO ONE MEETINGS with our speakers upon request.

We look forward to seeing you!



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Tuesday, 19 November 2019
11:00 am - 11:10 amLinda Magee, NHS Investment & Health Specialist, Department for International Trade, London
11:10 am - 11:20 amGareth Powell, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) : "Supporting Clinical Research in the UK"
11:20 am - 11:25 amDr Steve McConchie PhD, Aptus Clinical Ltd: "Leveraging UK's Clinical Trial infrastructure to help transform promising projects into valued medicines"
11:25 am - 11:30 amDr Ulrike Lorch, Richmond Pharmacology Ltd : "Early Phase Drug Development in the UK"
11:30 am - 11:35 amRichard Maguire, Md Group : "Patient- Centricity and the Future is Here Now: If We Care to Listen and Act"
11:35 am - 11:40 amPaul Bodfish, Medical Research Network: "Innovation Driving Industry Changes"
11:40 am - 11:45 amDeb Williams, Sharp Clinical: "Industry Trends in Clinical Trials and How it Affects the UK"
11:45 am - 11:50 amDr John Connell, MAC Clinical Research: "Private Research and Accessing Patients in Early and Late Phase Clinical Research in the UK"
12:00 pmNetworking light lunch
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We have gathered together some of the most highly respected professionals in the industry to discuss Clinical Trials in today's environment. Among our esteemed speakers and panelists are:

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Hotel SB Diagonal Zero  (on the terrace, groundfloor)
Plaza de Llevant s/n
08019 Barcelona, SPAIN

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To request further information or to organise meetings with a specific company, please contact us on:


Jessica Griffiths, Senior Trade and Investment Adviser


Tel: +34 93 366 6204

Aurora Ortega, Trade & Investment Assistant


Tel. +34 93 366 6207

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Registration Deadline: 18th November 2019

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