PIPA 2009 has been an eventful first day!

The first day of the PIPA conference has been an eventful day.

Hendre and I have seen talks from Chris Moon an inspiration and motivational speaker that talked about his life and the challenges he has faced and overcome in the face of serious injury following an accident clearing land mines.

We were then treated to 4 presentations as part of the impact awards chaired by John Barber, PIPA president. 2 presentations were by AstraZeneca, one from Parexel and one from Pfizer. All were very good but the AstraZeneca talk pipped the others to the post.

At the AGM Sarah Dunnett from Baxter Healthcare was elected as the new PIPA president with John stepping down following a number of succesful years leading the PIPA team.

Following lunch Hendre attended the Pharmacovigilance Risk Management plans workshop and Jonathan manned the stand.

Before the evening kicked off Jonathan was given the honour of giving a brief presentation as Platinum sponsor of the PIPA 2009 Conference. The presentation centred on comparing the numbers of vacancies within the Pharmaceutical marketplace over the last 3 years with the number of jobs in Pharmacovigilance and Jobs in Medical information. If as a reader of this entry you would like more information about this please get in touch at jhartsmith@ckclinical.co.uk.

The evening drew to a close following the Gala dinner with the IMPACT awards ceremony and some serious Salsa dancing.

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