Spring Ethics & GCP Forum Friday 31-Mar-2023

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


Visit the ICR Website to book: or email office@icr-global.org 

Fee: £45 for members, £60 for non-members

Please book via Eventbrite at https://icr-spring-ethics-gcp.eventbrite.co.uk

Places are limited so please book early!

This programme is subject to change. Please check the ICR Website for the latest version.


09:00    Registration

09:45    Welcome (introductory presentation)


Ethics Forum

10:00    New Medical Device Guidance – a Case Study

10:45    Update on HRA Approval and HRA Activity

11:30    Real-World Data: Opportunities for Supporting Clinical Evidence

  • Dr. Benjamin Pierce, Head of Data Analytics and Partnerships, Imperial College Health Partners (presentation)

12:15    MHRA Clinical Investigations of Medical Devices

  • A video update from Mark Grumbridge (link)

12:30  Sandwich Lunch


GCP Forum

13:30    Key GCP Updates

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

  • Trish Parry, Director, Otus Clinical Services Limited (presentation)

14.15    Experience of Setting Up and Running Decentralised  studies, Ethics and GCP - Research Nurse Perspective

  • Cecilia Hultin and Jennifer Pearce, Research nurses, St George’s Vaccine Institute, St George’s University of London (presentation)

15:00    Doing vaccine trials in a pandemic – what was achieved and what lessons were learned for next time?

  • Adam Finn, Professor of Paediatrics, University of Bristol (presentation)

Honorary Consultant, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

15:45    Final Proceedings and next steps

  • Helen Buck and Trish Parry, Co-Chairs of the Forum

16:00    Close