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The EphMRA President's Award for Contribution to Pharmaceutical Market Research

28 September 2015

In 2001 EphMRA initiated the President's Award which was first presented at the Athens 2001 conference.

Both Full and Associate members make nominations and then vote.  The award recipient can be from a pharmaceutical company or supplier/agency and will receive the award based upon having made an outstanding/recognisable contribution to EphMRA or to pharmaceutical market research.  For more information please click here.
 
EphMRA are pleased to announce winners for the 2015 President's Award:
 
Joint Winners
 
Sarah Phillips, Prescient Healthcare Group and Alexander Rummel, Aurum Research 
 
Runner up
 
Georgina Butcher, Astellas Pharma Europe (runner up).

Associate Members voted onto the Executive Board as of 1 October 2015

28 September 2015

Thank you to all companies who voted in the Board elections.

The voting result was very close but we can confirm that the Associate Members on the Board from 1 October 2015 are:
 
  • Lee Gazey, Managing Partner: Hall & Partners
  • Richard Head, Director: Research Partnership
  • Gareth Phillips, Managing Director UK & Head of Western Europe: Ipsos Healthcare
  • Sarah Phillips, Partner: Prescient Healthcare Group
  • Anton Richter, Managing Director: M3 Global Research  
Many thanks to Kim Hughes, The Planning Shop International and David Hanlon, Kantar Health who leave the Board at the end of September.


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Ethics News: Code of Conduct - update on Training

28 September 2015

EphMRA has a suite of free online training offerings for members around the Code of Conduct and Adverse Events Reporting.  Access to these are all included in your membership fee.
 
News: The joint EphMRA : BHBIA Code of Conduct Competency Test (BHBIA Legal & Ethical Guidelines) has been replaced by a partial test  - see below and will run along the same lines as the AER partial competency test.    
 

Training Courses:

 EphMRA Code of Conduct Training Course
  •  Free of charge to EphMRA members. Only available to members.
 EphMRA AER Training Course
  • Free of charge to EphMRA members. Only available to members.

Code of Conduct and AER Competency Tests:

  • Code of Conduct Competency Test - EphMRA members - get the certificate for the EphMRA Competency Test. 
  • Code of Conduct Competency Test - partial test. EphMRA members who are also BHBIA members will have the opportunity to take this partial test which covers EphMRA specific requirements and, in combination with the BHBIA Legal and Ethical Guidelines Competency Certificate, meets EphMRA's full requirements.
  • AER Competency Test - the complete test which fulfils EphMRA's requirements for AER training.
  • AER Competency Test - partial test. EphMRA members who are also BHBIA members have the opportunity to take this partial test which covers EphMRA specific requirements and, in combination with the BHBIA certificate, meets EphMRA's full requirements.
 
Apply for your access codes today and keep your level of expertise up to date.  More details at www.ephmralearning.org
 
   

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MarketSense announcement on MarketStream digital tool launch

29 June 2015

MarketStream Platform:  Answer to Digital Challenge in Healthcare Research 
 
The very nature of medical research - being individual case driven, emotionally and ethically sensitive on one hand; rigorous and innovation-inspired  on the other, predisposes to forming on-line patient and professional medical communities as arenas for sharing experiences and debating treatment methods.  
 
MarketSense proprietary online platform MarketStream is the answer to the 'digital challenge' in healthcare research. 
 
Click here find out more about MarketStream.

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KeyQuest Health's USA Team Expands

29 June 2015

KeyQuest Health's USA Team Expands  
 
KeyQuest Health, the qualitative fieldwork experts, have expanded their USA team with the arrival of Kelly Bowe. Kelly arrives from Schlesinger's Global Qualitative Field Team which she joined in 2012 and where she gained invaluable healthcare expertise. Kelly will be managing both domestic and international studies. 
 
KQH USA is headed up by Miina Rafinski who commented:  "We're absolutely delighted that Kelly has chosen to join us. She is a very experienced Field Manager of whom clients speak highly.  Kelly will help ensure KeyQuest continues to deliver top quality fieldwork as our US business grows." 
 
KeyQuest Health was established in 2007 and has since gained a reputation for reliable, adaptive and cost effective provision of global qualitative fieldwork.  
 
For more information please go to www.kqhealth.com or email info@kqhealth.com   

 

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Adept Field Solutions - Announces Launch of US Team

10 June 2015

Adept Field Solutions - Announces Launch of US Team

Adept Field Solutions, international healthcare specialists, are delighted to announce the appointment of Jennifer Steinberg as Operations Director of their newly established team in the US. 

Based in Philadelphia, Jennifer will lead the company's US division, servicing clients both domestically and internationally. In the coming months, she will play a pivotal role in launching Adept's US-based operations, and with wide ranging responsibilities will take an active role in all elements of the business during this exciting period of growth. 

About Jennifer Steinberg: Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College and began her career in the market research industry almost 20 years ago. Rising quickly through the ranks, Jennifer gained a broad experience in domestic and international qualitative projects in the consumer, business-to-business and healthcare fields. For the past ten years Jennifer has specialised in international healthcare field services; successfully directing the qualitative field divisions at two leading healthcare research agencies in the US. Jennifer has the perfect combination of client service experience and understanding of the complexities involved in managing the logistics and cultural dynamics of global healthcare research.

Peter Boyle comments: 'Jennifer's addition to our ever growing team is major new step for Adept as we establish a local client servicing presence in the US for the first time.  This pivotal step heralds a new chapter for Adept and recognises our firm commitment to US market research consultancies'

Sarah Flinn comments: 'We are very excited that Jennifer has joined the Adept team. When we launched Adept 5 years ago, we established our business based on a very simple ethos - to provide a service that our clients want to come back to time and again - Jennifer has demonstrated throughout her career that she shares these values. She is the ideal fit for our company. Her commitment to quality, meticulous eye for detail and focus on success are second to none. Our clients are in very safe hands!'


Adept Field Solutions are a specialist healthcare fieldwork provider offering both qualitative and quantitative fieldwork globally.

For more information or questions please contact either Peter Boyle or Sarah Flinn.
e-mail: info@adeptfield.com
Tel: 020 3468 6010
Web: www.adeptfield.com

Adept Field Solutions - Announces Senior Appointment

8 May 2015

Adept Field Solutions - Announces Senior Appointment  
 
Adept Field Solutions, international healthcare specialists, are delighted to announce further expansion following an exceptional start to 2015.   
 
Seasoned healthcare professional, Kerensa Bindoff, previously COO at All Global, joins the team as Project Director. 
 
Click here for more information 

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Focus Vision acquires Insight Marketing Systems

23 March 2015

FocusVision announced today that it has acquired Insight Marketing System, creator of the leading research management technology platform, Research Reporter.
Research Reporter is an award winning SAAS platform that provides an integrated approach to putting market research at the heart of decision-making, improving the quality and efficiency of research processes, and pro-actively managing research resources.
 
Click here for more information. 

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