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Conference programme revealed for the EphMRA Conference 2017

The full programme for EphMRA’s 2017 Conference, to be held in Amsterdam on the 21-22 June, has now been launched, boasting a wider than ever mix of sessions to attend, as well as plenty of networking opportunities for delegates to get the most out of the industry-leading annual event.

The programme timetables the vast range of activities taking part at the Beurs Van Berlage and highlights the unprecedented number of speakers and variety of topics being covered at the historic venue.

The full programme is available to download here here.

Amongst the speakers from the pharma and healthcare industry set to share their experience and knowledge is Tom Haskell, Global Head of Data Analytics at Kantar Health, who will talk in a plenary session on Real-World data and how it can be best used to unlock the right value for pharmaceutical companies.

The Conference will also boast a total of 23 parallel sessions across the two days, covering a broad spectrum of highly topical issues including; medtech and diagnostics, increasing the value of market research, patient insights, respondent engagement, technology, and personalised marketing.

These 30-minute presentations will be given by a host of speakers from companies across the industry, including the likes of, Nanobiotix, Fieldwork International, SKIM, Themis Analytics and Cello Health Insight. They will all be sharing their insights on highly topical and relevant subjects from within the pharma and healthcare world, to enhance the knowledge and expertise of delegates attending the event.

There are a record number of 8 sessions being presented by senior colleagues from pharma/healthcare companies, either on their own or with colleagues from agencies. This presents great opportunities for delegates to learn new insights from inside the pharma/healthcare industry – relevant to both agency and pharma/healthcare colleagues.

The popular Future Leaders sessions will back this year, comprising three short 10 minute presentations from rising stars who share inspiring and informative ideas for the future. The programme will also feature motivating and entertaining Soapbox sessions – quick five minute presentations that are ideal for delegates to share business intelligence that they are passionate about.

Interspersed with more agency sessions for Agency Fair exhibitors than last year, as well as networking breaks and lunches, speaker presentations and sponsored training sessions, the comprehensive programme promises to see this year’s conference a thoroughly valuable event for your diary.

As in previous years, the Conference Hub will return, providing a base at the heart of the event for delegates to check emails, have a coffee and network with peers. The Agency Fair will also be open throughout the conference and will host all refreshment breaks and lunches, as well as the welcome cocktails. Following feedback from delegates last year, the evening event will again be hosted away from the conference venue and will only be a short walk away from The Beurs – allowing delegates to relax, unwind, network and enjoy wonderful food and drink in a historic venue in Amsterdam.

We are also delighted to announce that we will be offering extended training workshops from the Learning Development Committee (LDC) free of charge to delegates who have registered for the conference, and these 4 hour sessions will take place on Tuesday 20 June.

The full programme and all registration details can be found at the dedicated conference website, for an in depth view of the outstanding conference lined up for 2017.

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