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BHBIA Winter Seminar 2021 - Are we nearly there yet? The journey to the new normal

IET London: Savoy Place, 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL
Friday 03 December 2021, 10.00 AM - 4:30 PM


The BHBIA is delighted to be hosting its first major, face to face, event since 2019 in the form of our Winter Seminar. We have planned an engaging agenda which will give attendees real food for thought. In order to ensure our delegates are safe, and have plenty of space, the number of tickets available for this event are strictly limited. Make sure you book early to secure your place. 

The theme for the day will be ‘Are we nearly there yet? The journey to the new normal’ where, over the course of three impactful business sessions, we will delve into this question from the perspectives of 

  • The UK healthcare market 
  • Healthcare professionals 
  • The Business Intelligence industry 

We have a packed agenda for the day which is guaranteed to open our delegates’ eyes to the challenges we face ahead and to give plenty of food for thought on how we might meet those challenges. We look forward to seeing you there. 


10:00 – Registration – Tea/Coffee 

10:30 - Welcome and introduction 

10:40 – Session one – What is our destination? How will we get there? 
Sarah Rickwood - Vice President, EMEA Marketing and Thought Leadership, IQVIA 

Through her presentation “Healthcare horizons to 2030: Four forces to drive the landscape of pharmaceuticals and healthcare beyond the pandemic” Sarah will look at areas which will be key drivers for Healthcare and Pharma over the next decade. Sarah will reflect on whether the UK market will be a beacon or a backwater in the future? 

11:20 – Session Two - Alternative route suggested! 
Hosted by Esme Barrow-Williams - Director, HRW

In this section of our agenda we will look at how our clinicians have navigated the changes and adapted their ways of working to deliver acceptable patient care in challenging times. To achieve this Esme will moderate a discussion between two healthcare professions who represent the viewpoint of the Primary and Secondary Care sectors. 

Via the discussion the audience will hear, first-hand, what it is like at the ‘coal face’ of delivering care in the UK today. We will learn how physicians are having to adapt not only to meet the challenge of Covid but also to manage the huge backlog of patients that have built up in the system. 

What new practices, if any, have they adopted which will help them to deliver excellent patient care in this new NHS environment? 

12:25 - 12:45 - Break 

12:45 – Session three - New destination, recent destination or favourite destination? 
Panel Discussion chaired by the BHBIA Board

Our final session of the morning will focus on the area of business intelligence. What have we, as BI professionals, learnt over the last 18 months? What do we need to need to continue, to adapt or to forget? 

For this session the BHBIA is bringing together a panel, made up from the membership, who will deliver their viewpoint on what we may or may not have learnt over the past 18 months and what in their opinion is here to stay. 

Our panel on the day will be 

  • Paul Dixey – Novartis 
  • Matt Beckett – CSL 
  • Sarah Rickwood – IQVIA 
  • Esme Barrow-Williams - HRW
  • Additional member - tbc 

13:40 – Business session wrap up 

13:50 – Drinks reception followed by Christmas lunch Our event will be rounded off with a drinks reception followed by our traditional Christmas lunch. 

The aim for the day is to give our audience a range of different perspectives via which we can assess where ‘there‘ is and whether we have reached that destination or not. All of the sessions have time included for Q&A and our limited audience size means there will be plenty of opportunity to pose questions to all of our speakers.

Notes on Covid 

The health and safety of our delegates is our main priority. We are still being cautious, we will follow government guidance, in place at the time of the event, and will work collaboratively with the venue. As we have mentioned places at the event are limited and we will adjust and adapt so everyone can enjoy the seminar and feel safe. With that in mind we are making some recommendations delegates should bear in mind before they book their place

  • Delegates are asked to take a lateral flow test within the 24 hours prior to attendance and not to attend the seminar in the event of a positive result
  • Delegates are asked to adhere to the safety measures and social distancing guidance in place whilst at the event 
  • We strongly recommend delegates avoid physical contact, such as handshakes and embraces at the event 

Delegate Fees

This event is open only to BHBIA full members, please ensure you are logged as a member to book for this event .  In order to ensure we have plenty of space for everyone who attends we will be limiting the number of delegates places available at this event.  Members who book after we have reached the limit will be placed on the waiting list.

'Early bird' delegate fees for bookings made on or before 18th November 2021:

Members: £230 + VAT

(These prices include an early booking discount).

(Cancellation Policy for early bird bookings: full fee payable / no refunds given; however a substitute delegate can be accepted. Our standard cancellation policy does not apply).

Delegate Fees for bookings made after 18th November 2021:

Members: £295 + VAT

(Cancellation Policy: standard cancellation policy applies, as stated on booking form)

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