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.

To get things started, we will host our first event on Thursday, February 25th at 12pm, focusing 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 will be 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.