March 30th Engage 2011, a new event, will examine how patients and industry can build a legitimate dialogue

March 30th, Engage 2011, a new event, will examine how patients and industry can build a legitimate dialogue 

Engage 2011 is a new alliance which will be launched on March 30th 2011 at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, London. The alliance aims to determine methods by which patients and patient groups can work together with industry legitimately, ethically and fruitfully. The March Engage 2011 meeting is being run as a high-level strategy roundtable, to generate strategy White Papers (to be made publicly available). The talks themselves, and the contributions by attendees, will remain confidential to the event’s attendees. Participating speakers at the March Engage 2011 meeting include: Aisling Burnard, Executive Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Cancer Research UK. Dr Joan Barnard, Managing Director, Code in Practice Ltd. Bertie Bosrédon, Assistant Director of Services (Information and Multimedia), Breast Cancer Care. Dr Paul Charlson, Chair, the Conservative Medical Society. Ivor Eisenstadt, Managing Director, MGP Ltd. Anthony Fitzsimmons, Chair, Reputability Ltd. Ros Meek (acting in her own capacity as consultant), Director, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance. Clare Nolan, Director, Recognition Academy Ltd. Mat Phillips, Founder, Neovoca. Andy Powrie-Smith, Director, ABPI Scotland. Eugene Pozniak, Managing Director, Siyemi Learning, and Programme Director, European CME Forum. Dr Jayne Spink, Director of Policy and Research, MS Society. David Taylor, Professor of Pharmaceutical and Public Health Policy, School of Pharmacy, University of London. Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive, National Voices. Dr Alexandra Wyke, CEO, PatientView.

At the meeting, new data will be presented about patient groups’ perspectives on pharma, and about doctors’ perspectives on NHS reforms (all in the context of this debate).

Delegates attending: Abbott Laboratories, Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd, ACUMED, AstraZeneca, Baxter Healthcare Ltd, Baxter World Trade Sprl, Bayer Plc, Brain Tumour UK, Branding Science, Commutateur, Eli Lilly & Co Ltd, Fleishman-Hillard, Janssen, Merck Serono, MSD, Napp Pharmaceuticals, Networkpharma, Novartis Consumer Health, PCM Scientific, Pfizer, Pfizer Ltd, Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi-Aventis, Shire, Tonic Life Communications, Transart S&H, UCB Pharma S.A., Virgo HealthA link below will allow you to find out more details about the event, so that you can get a better idea of what we are trying to achieve (and where you can register to attend the meeting).