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    Sunshine in practice, now and in the future

    Despite the stormy weather this was a well-attended and insightful afternoon's meeting, combining a number of succinct presentations from specialists with lively Q&A and, as always, the opportunity to network with peers. Scroll down to access the presentations.

    Useful links:

  • IFPMA Code of Practice, 2012 (PDF)
  • EFPIA Disclosure Code, 2013
  • ISMPP Suggestions Document, August 2013 (PDF)
  • PMCPA Code of Practice, 2014 (PDF)
  • Policy and Medicine - commentary about US Sunshine Act
  • Open Payments - Frequently Asked Questions
  • In the lead up to the event we ran a simple, anonymous, online survey and collected responses from 200 specialists, which provided some interesting insights into how the community regards the impact of the various Sunshine developments on the MedComms business. The top line data was included in the presentation given by Peter Llewellyn below, but the full data set is freely accessible for you as indicated below. It is worth taking time to browse the many free text comments.

    Access data set here

    If you have any problems please contact Peter Llewellyn

    A summary of the questions, answers and debate has been produced by PharmaCodes Compliance and is freely available here (PDF format)

    Date: 12 February 2014

    Venue: Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel, Henley Road, Sandford on Thames, Oxford, OX4 4GX [DIRECTIONS]


    15.00: Registrations and afternoon tea

    16.00: Welcome and objectives, and survey results
    Peter Llewellyn, NetworkPharma


    16.20: Where are we at with the US Sunshine Act in practice?
    Richard Evans, NexGen Healthcare


    16.35: Update on the new 2014 UK Industry Code and implementation of IFPMA and EFPIA requirements at a national level
    Heather Simmonds, PMCPA and Chair of the Code of Practice Panel


    17.00: The broad picture - Specialist Panel Q&A and audience discussion
    Panellists: Richard Evans of NexGen Healthcare, Eugene Pozniak of European CME Forum, Heather Simmonds of the PMCPA and Chair of the Code of Practice Panel and Paul Woods of PharmaCodes Compliance

    18.00: Networking reception, free bar and buffet supper

    MedComms Networking event, 12 February 2014

    To make sure you're included in announcements about future events just email Peter Llewellyn, if you haven't already done so, to register your interest.


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