IPHA are pleased to announce The Forum, our thought-leadership platform for healthcare and medicines innovation. It is a series of events we will run during year, diving into the major policy themes that are shaping the operating landscape for biopharmaceutical innovators in Ireland and across the world. Moderated by well-known science broadcaster Jonathan McCrea, The Forum takes to the virtual world IPHA’s ‘Innovate For Life’ annual conference – an on-site event which, in recent years, has become an in-demand discussion space for medicines innovation. Like with many of our events in the past, IPHA are delighted that Uniphar has come on board again as the sponsor.

The Forum builds on the Digital ThinkIn Series which many of you attended last year.

Over the coming weeks and months, we will post more details for each of our events, including themes and the registration link. The format will be a mix of one-to-one conversations and discussion panels, delivering experts’ insights and provocative thinking from our virtual world to yours.

Upcoming events

Next event will take place on April 29th at 12pm, registration details coming soon!
Past events
Valuing Medicines 
Our second event took place on Thursday, March  25th at 12pm, this event invesitgated the socioeconomic impact of medicines in Ireland over a 20-year horizon. Using a ground-breaking new study by the WifOR Economic Research Institute, we examined health as a driver of wealth, growth and innovation through the lens of three therapy areas – cardiovascular diseases, cancer and respiratory disease. We demonstrated the value of medicines in workforce productivity and for overall population health. You can view the event here.

Drawing Investment

Our first event took place on Thursday, February 25th at 12pm, this event focused on what makes Ireland a competitive location for biopharmaceutical investment within the European Union, the proposed EU pharmaceutical strategy, and the role of intellectual property incentives in catalysing medicines development. We were joined by a top panel – Barry Andrews MEP, Rory Mullen, Head of BioPharma and Food, IDA Ireland and Elizabeth Kuiper, Executive Director, Public Affairs, EFPIA. You can view the event here.