MHRA GCP and GLP/GCP Laboratory symposiums

Tuesday 20th – Wednesday 21st September 2016 – GCP Symposium

Thursday 22nd September 2016 – GLP and GCP Laboratory Symposium

Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham

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With the ever changing regulations within the Pharmaceutical and Research industry, keeping up to date with the regulations and providing evidence of the knowledge and training gained is imperative.

The MHRA GCP and GLP/GCP Laboratory symposiums will provide a unique platform for cross-collaboration and discussion between regulators and members of the commercial and non-commercial research community on the latest hot topics and regulatory updates related to the Good Clinical Practice and Good Laboratory Practice.

The events will be held at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham.


Who should attend?

These are must attend events to all individuals from the pharmaceutical industry sponsoring and managing clinical trial activities in both the commercial and non-commercial setting and those involved in the management and conduct of Good Laboratory Practice studies.

GCP symposium will be of interest to clinical trial pharmacists and technicians, staff collecting, reviewing and reporting clinical trial data as well as planning, conducting, reporting, publishing clinical trials.

Please only book onto one of the GCP days as the same agenda will run on each day.

GLP and GCP Laboratory symposium is aimed at all individuals involved in the conduct of GLP studies and the analysis of samples from clinical trials. In addition, individuals who provide a consultancy or contract service to GLP facilities and GCP laboratories, for example, quality assurance consultants or individuals from contract archiving facilities etc.

Benefits of attending:

  • Keep up to date with GCP requirements and MHRA expectations regarding conduct of clinical trials.
  • Keep up to date with GCP and GLP requirements and MHRA expectations regarding conduct of analysis of samples from clinical trials.
  • Keep up to date with GLP requirements and international expectations regarding conduct of GLP studies.
  • Recognise the types of compliance issues that test facilities have to deal with on a day to day basis and understand how the regulators address these issues on a case by case basis to maintain acceptable levels of compliance and encouraging innovative and flexible thinking.
  • An opportunity to share concerns and best practice with others.
  • Information provided at the event will help you in assessing your own quality systems and potentially identify smart solutions to issues regularly encountered by inspectors and research professionals.
  • Discover what your peers are doing through managed interactive sessions.
  • Meet the inspectorate teams and have the opportunity to ask questions on specific aspects affecting your organisation.
  • Understand how the GLPMA (Good Laboratory Practice Monitoring Authority) and GCP inspectors address complex compliance issues and learn more about the inspectorate's approach to risk based inspection.
  • Discuss current hot topics and be aware of areas of compliance that monitoring authorities are likely to focus on during routine inspections.

Delegates attending the MHRA GCP and GLP/GCP Laboratory symposiums will be eligible to claim CPD points.

GCP Symposium - 5.5 credits
GLP Symposium - 5.25 credits
GCP and GLP/GCP Laboratory Symposium - 11 credits

Join the Twitter conversation about the event at #MHRAGCP and #MHRALabs

Please help us shape the agenda for this year's MHRA GCP, GLP/GCP Laboratories symposia. Once you have registered, you have the opportunity to shape the event content by submitting pre-symposium questions and topics. The most popular topics/questions will be selected and covered in the presentations or panel sessions at the symposia.

To sumbit your questions or topics, please log into the delegate area, using the email address you registered with and the password emailed to you upon completion of your registration.


About The Venue


Macdonald Burlington Hotel
Burlington Arcade
126 New Street
B2 4JQ
United Kingdom

Tel: (+44) 0121 643 9191

Please find on the following page a list of local hotels close to Macdonald Burlington. We have managed to secure preferential rates (subject to availability) for conference delegates at some of these hotels.

Please contact the Hotel direct to reserve your accommodation.

Click here for accommodation.

Discounts are available to those attending both events.
A limited number of Earlybird rates are available until 5pm, 4th July 2016. Please book early so you don't miss out. Once the allocation of discounted places have been taken, the standard rate will apply.

GCP symposium
Early Bird Tickets
Non-commercial: £240 + VAT
Industry: £450 + VAT
Standard rate
Non-commercial: £295 + VAT
Industry: £575 + VAT
GLP and GCP Laboratory symposium
Early Bird Tickets
Non-commercial: £240 + VAT
Industry: £450 + VAT
Standard rate
Non-commercial: £295 + VAT
Industry: £575 + VAT
GCP and GLP/GCP Laboratory symposium
Early Bird Tickets
Non-commercial: £425 + VAT
Industry: £695 + VAT
Standard rate
Non-commercial: £525 + VAT
Industry: £875 + VAT

* The non commercial rate is applicable for Charities / Third Sector / NHS / Government & Academic.


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MHRA have appointed Glasgows to organise the event and host the online registration process.

For more information about other MHRA events please visit the conference and education section of the MHRA website:

Please direct all enquiries to Glasgows at the following:

01772 767726

Unit 5 Centurion Court
PR25 3UQ

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