Ethics and GCP Forum

The ICR Ethics & GCP forum is the ICR's flagship event attracting a combined audience of over 500 delegates. The secret of its success is the dedication of the Team that plan the content of each forum. The Forum is held twice a year, once in Spring and the second in Autumn. This major Clinical Research Forum is one that should not be missed with regular speakers from The HRA, NIHR, and the MHRA . All the speakers give their time for free . 



 The ICR Ethics & GCP Forum April is OPEN for bookings! 

Date: Thursday 11th April 2019                 

Venue: University College London, Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT


Please follow the link above to book your place, or alternatively contact the office on +44 1628 501700 or by email at



09:00 Registration
10:00 Welcome

Ethics Forum

10:15 MHRA Update
Kirsty Wydenbach, Deputy Unit Manager / Senior Medical Assessor, MHRA Clinical Trials Unit

11:00 Update on HRA Approval and HRA Activity
Janet Messer, Director of Research Systems, Standards and HRA Approval Programme

11:45 Ethics Committee Insights
Heidi Chandler, R&I Manager, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

12:15 Sandwich Lunch

GCP Forum – Patient Participation

13:30 Patient and Public Involvement in Clinical Research
Dr Amanda Stranks, PPI/E and Communications Strategy Lead, NIHR Cambridge

14.15 Patient-Centricity
Sarah Durston, Site Management & Monitoring UK, Clinical Operations, Astra Zeneca

15:00 Comfort Break

15:15 Key GCP Updates

A summary of changes in GCP-related regulations and guidelines since the last Ethics/GCP Forum meeting
GCP Steering Committee


16:00 Close



Presentations from the Ethics & GCP Forum held on 20th November 2018 

A Tribute to Nicky Dodsworth

MHRA Update - Kirsty Wydenbach 

Update on HRA approval and HRA Activity - Janet Messer

MHRA Phase 1 Accreditation - Heather Rodgers 

Inspections Readiness - Are we there yet - Fiona Waddell

Key GCP Updates



Each Ethics & GCP Forum closes with an up to the minute summary of the changes that have or will be taking place  prepared and presented by the Team. A light buffet lunch is available to delegates

Over the years the Forum has covered such topics as Trial Master Files , Putting Humans at the centre of compliance and quality, Clinical Trial Controversies , Changes in R&D Approval, , Ethical issues on determining the true consequences of research and seeking fair consent , The New costing template for NHS research  

The Ethics & GCP Forum continues to strive to deliver up to date information on what is happening.

  • Keep up to date with current ethical and clinical research issues
  • Learn about new industry and regulatory initiatives
  • Hear key industry figures speak about their specialist fields
  • Network with fellow clinical research professionals.