Call for Contributions

Call for contributions

Join us in shaping our events and professional development programme

Are you passionate about driving innovation and shaping the future of the healthcare industry? Do you have insights, expertise or experience to share with other business insights professionals? If so, we invite you to submit your contributions to our 2024/25 events and professional development programme and contribute to the collective strength of our industry.

This year, we’re sharing a single call for contributions which covers a range of BHBIA events and professional development activities. One call for contributions and there are many ways to share your ideas and expertise with our members!

Why contribute?

Contributing to the BHBIA’s events and professional development programme offers numerous benefits:

  • Showcase your expertise and thought leadership to a community of like-minded professionals.
  • Help influence the agenda by contributing ideas for content, speakers, events, and professional development activities.
  • Make a tangible impact on the future direction of our industry, driving innovation and best practices.
  • Connect with peers, industry leaders and potential collaborators who share your passion for advancing healthcare insights.

About our 2024/25 programme

We have exciting plans to deliver a diverse programme of events and professional development opportunities to our members over the next year. These include:

  • Annual Conference presentations, talks and workshops: Share your insights, case studies, research findings and thought leadership at the BHBIA’s flagship two-day event, held in London each May and attended by over 270 delegates from across the business insights spectrum.
  • Professional development workshops and webinars: An extensive programme of face-to-face and virtual learning and development events to help further the knowledge and skills of the healthcare business insights community.
  • New for 2024/25 - Seminar convenors: Propose themes, session topics, panel discussions and speakers for our half-day face-to-face Winter Seminar or virtual Spring and Summer events. This is an exciting new opportunity to collaborate with the BHBIA and convene these key events held throughout the year.
  • New for 2024/25 - Innovations in … a series of virtual workshops designed to help attendees brush up on specific skills and methodologies, learn about innovations and discuss challenges or opportunities in key areas: qualitative and quantitative market research, fieldwork, real-world evidence and impact and data working.

When do I need to respond?

The submission deadline is Friday 21st June 2024. You can expect to hear back from us by the end of July.

Submission topics

Help answer the questions which have our members scratching their heads! We want to cover a broad range of topics that matter to our members who work in pharmaceutical companies, agencies and consultancies and whose interests span the spectrum of business insights from primary market research to secondary data, analytics and fieldwork.

  • What are the trends you see and are part of?
  • What are the latest tools and techniques making the most significant difference in insight generation?
  • How do we continue to advance the role of healthcare business insights in the UK and its impact on our organisations and patients?
  • What knowledge and skills do those new to the industry or advancing their careers need to develop?

We are particularly interested in hearing from people with ideas covering the following topics:

  • Is customer experience really the way forward or is it just a fad?
  • We constantly transform yet what has really changed?
  • Is market research a dying art and will technological solutions replace it?
  • Data-driven decision-making - is this a dream or a nightmare?
  • Will tighter compliance provide helpful structure or stifle creativity and impact?
  • How do we raise the bar and improve respondent experience?

Key dates for our Annual Conference and Seminars

There is flexibility around the timings for most of our activities. However, the dates for the following events have already been decided:

  • Summer Seminar (virtual) – Thursday 5th September 2024
  • Winter Seminar (face-to-face) – Friday 6th December 2024, London
  • Spring Seminar (virtual) – late February / early March 2025
  • Annual Conference 2025 (face-to-face) – 12-13th May 2025, venue TBC

What else do I need to know?

Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (at the bottom of the page) or visit Top Tips for a Successful Submission and Guidelines for Running Training to learn more about what we’re looking for and increase your submission's chance of acceptance.

We're here to help

Please feel free to contact us for guidance on where your contribution could fit in or email and we will ask someone to contact you.


Get involved!

Join us in shaping the future of healthcare insights and making a difference in our industry. Please complete this survey to submit your ideas.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We welcome submissions from anyone who can make a relevant contribution to healthcare business insights professionals, whether you're a seasoned industry expert or a passionate newcomer with a fresh point of view. We also welcome perspectives from outside healthcare and beyond business insights, where the learning and inspiration are transferable to our members. 

While membership of the BHBIA is not required to contribute, we encourage you to consider joining our vibrant community to enjoy full access to our resources, events and networking opportunities. Find out more about the benefits of being a BHBIA member.

We are seeking contributions to our events and Professional Development and Events programme for 2024/25. This includes our Annual Conference, Winter, Spring and Summer Seminars, workshops and webinars. The formats we are looking for include:

  • Webinars: 60-minute online events which are one of our most popular channels for accessing industry updates and thought leadership.
  • Workshops (face-to-face): Full-day workshops that combine classroom-style teaching with interactive sessions. They are a valuable opportunity to deep-dive into specific topics with practical exercises.
  • Workshops (virtual): Half-day workshops are more condensed sessions adapted to work in a virtual environment. These are popular for their accessibility to busy attendees.
  • Conference workshops: A 40-minute interactive session designed to explore and facilitate discussion around an industry topic or challenge, brought to life with practical examples.
  • Conference talks: An impactful 20-minute TED-style talk designed to inform or inspire our members on a topic relevant to healthcare business insights.
  • Conference presentations: A 30-minute thought-provoking case study sharing the insights and impact from a specific project or projects delivered on the main stage.
  • Seminars: Half-day in-person and virtual events which delve into one of our industry’s hot topics, bringing together speakers with a range of perspectives delivered through presentations and panel discussions

To submit your contribution or proposal, please complete the survey here

Yes! Your name and organisation will be prominently featured during the event and in our communications about it, recognising your expertise and contribution to our community.

This call for contributions will shape a large part of our 2024/25 programme, so we encourage you to submit it by the deadline. We may, from time to time, seek further contributions, and you are welcome to get in touch at any time to share your ideas for delivering a session for the BHBIA or to suggest topics or speakers you would like to hear more about.  

If you have any additional questions or need assistance with your submission, please get in touch with us on