RPS Science and Research Summit 2019

Putting pharmacy and science at the forefront of healthcare

Friday 8th February 2019, etc.Venues County Hall, London


Continuing the success of the first RPS Winter Summit, we will be hosting the RPS Science & Research Summit.

Chaired by RPS Chief Scientist, Gino Martini, our speaker programme is comprised of experts and influencers who are pushing the boundaries of innovation in the pharmaceutical sciences, research and education across industry, academia and practice. It provides a forum for knowledge translation and an opportunity to develop new ideas and innovations.


Key speakers confirmed for the event include:

  • Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England
  • Sir Andrew Dillon, Chief Executive, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
  • Sir Michael Rawlins, Chairman, Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)


Themes include:

  • Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
  • Healthy aging and management of long-term conditions
  • Counterfeit Medicine, Illegal Substances and FMD
  • Artificial Intelligence and connected health
  • Mental Health and Addiction


Updated programme - 24.08.2019

Why should I attend the event?

During the day there will be opportunities to:

  • Attend a unique event that comprises both cutting edge medicines research as well as issues on frontline healthcare.
  • Learn about the latest ground-breaking developments in pharmacy, research and pharmaceutical sciences from leading scientists and researchers.
  • Showcase your research project to academics, researchers and industry stakeholders, and have the chance to win up to £250 through our Science and Research awards.
  • Get involved in discussions and debates on a range of hot topics, such as the impact of Brexit on our healthcare and life sciences sector.
  • Network with other like-minded colleagues from a range of backgrounds; develop new collaborations and partnerships.
  • Engage and interact with science and pharmacy students, the future leaders of our profession.
  • Gather evidence for your CPD portfolio.
  • Practice the peer discussion element of your GPhC revalidation via a poster presentation.

Learning outcomes align to RPS Professional Standards, GPhC standards for pharmacy professionals, and revalidation requirements.

Abstract Submissions

We are accepting abstracts from across pharmaceutical science, clinical research and health services research (including practice).

Please view the abstract submission guidance and information below:

Please submit completed abstracts to [email protected], no later than 5pm on 24th September 2018.

Need support with your abstract?

We held our "Writing Winning Abstracts" webinar on the 11th September. 

Slides from the session are available here.


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Registration to the event includes:

  • Admission to the event and access to all sessions including your choice of parallel sessions
  • Buffet lunch and refreshments
  • A chance to present your research and win up to £250 through our Science and Research awards.

Please contact the Science & Research Team for further information.


Looking to sponsor the Science and Research Summit?

Contact us to find out more:

[email protected]

0845 257 2570

Booking for the event is now open. Super early-bird prices are available until 1st October 2018


Ticket Type

Super Early Bird

(until 1st October)        

Early Bird

(until 21st November)   

Full Registration     
Member £95 £115 £135
Non-Member £145 £165 £185
Student/Pre-registration trainee (Member) £65 £85 £95
Student/Pre-registration trainee (Non-Member) £115 £135 £145


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etc.venues County Hall, situated on the Southbank of the River Thames, has a great central location next to Westminster Bridge and The London Eye, with stunning views over The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.

The nearest London Underground stations are Waterloo and Westminster

Download the directions here.

Useful links: 

Further support and guidance

For technical support or 1:1 advice, sign up to an RPS Research Support Session, or find further guidance from RPS Research and Evaluation

Research and Evaluation is a core component of the RPS professional development programme.

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