Calander Icon23 March 2021
Calander IconStart time: UK Online meeting – 23 and 24 March 2021

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UK Online meeting – 23 and 24 March 2021 

Join us for our 6th UK meeting – a regular and popular event in the EphMRA calendar!  The event will be online next March and will take place on the afternoons of 23rd and 24th March.

Put the dates in your diary and over the coming weeks we’ll be providing much more information about our exciting programme of speakers, discussion sessions and networking.

For now, we are inviting outstanding speakers to submit your ideas for sessions at this meeting - the overall theme being - REFLECT – SHARE – LEARN – OPTIMISE

Submission deadline – Monday 18th January 2021

To set the background, there is much to be positive and optimistic about, with vaccines around the corner and a return to some sense of ‘normality’ again hopefully next year.  However, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives and changed some things. From the personal - the way we as individuals live and work, to the professional - the way companies and organisations, both large and small, interact with their customers and the way they make decisions. Healthcare is no exception.

For our meeting next March, we’d like to focus on 2 aspects of engagement, and we invite submissions on both:

1. COVID-19 has brought challenges by way of how we interact with respondents:

-  face to face interviews deemed non-viable currently

-   central locations cancelled and moved online

-   recruitment feasibility for HCPs most affected

-   limited experience amongst some HCPs with virtual platforms

2. At the same time, there have been dramatic changes in how cross-functional brand teams and agencies interact and collaborate on projects

- Kick-off and debrief meeting moved online

 - Shift towards virtual workshops

- Facilitation of discussion concerning the insight uncovered

- Driving strategic decision making

We would love to hear about what you have learnt: what have you put into practice? What has worked? What failed, and why? How do you plan to engage respondents and brand teams in the future? We welcome submissions from those working in industry and agencies.

To submit your ideas, please use the submission form here

With these dramatic changes in mind, we plan to provide the opportunity for our industry to stop and reflect on how far we have come and what we have learnt.

Over two half days we will be sharing

  1. New and novel approaches to engaging respondents
  2. Fresh ideas on how to engage and facilitate cross-functional brand teams 

In addition, we will be providing guidance from experts in the field on how to optimise your personal impact and engagement on virtual platforms. 

Lucy Hind, Body language and Communication expert will share her top tips about how to use body language online to best be seen and heard.  She will teach you how to communicate with confidence and clarity through the lens.

Fees to attend – delegates and speakers

There will be a fee to attend the meeting for both agency and industry colleagues.

EphMRA industry and Agency Members £200

Registration will open in the new year.

Speakers will be expected to pay if they wish to attend the meeting on the day that they are not speaking.

The meeting is convened by:

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Alex Marriott

Cello Health
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Gayle Hughes

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Anna Garofalo

Janssen EMEA Market Research Centre of Excellence
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John Grime

Strategic North


Registration will open in the new year.

Fees to attend – delegates and speakers

There will be a fee to attend the meeting for both agency and industry colleagues.

EphMRA industry and Agency Members £200

Non-members of EphMRA will pay the same registration fee (£200) but can only attend the meeting until lunch finishes so as to give you a ‘taster’ insight into an EphMRA one day chapter meeting.

Speakers from member companies will be expected to register and pay to attend the meeting to help cover costs and this will be at the member rate.  Non-member speakers will be required to pay the non-member fee to speak and attend the meeting.

The Venue

The venue is a beautiful Grade II listed building; was purpose built by the General Medical Council as their HQ and was converted to a conference facility 10 years ago. It is a short walk from Great Portland Street, Oxford Circus and Regent’s Park tubes.  Marylebone, Euston and King’s Cross mainline stations are approximately 15 minutes by tube.

For more information about the venue, please go to this link -


The Hallam Conference Centre
44 Hallam Street

T: +44 (0)20 7706 7700
E: [email protected]