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RQA Annual Conference 2018 - Manchester

31 October to 2 November 2018
Manchester Central

RQA’s 2018 Annual Conference - ‘Data and Quality: Is the tail wagging the dog?’ - will be held at the award-winning Manchester Central from 31 October to 2 November. 

This year’s conference will include presentations, case studies, clinics, debates and, for the first time, all-new ‘fringe’ sessions, where more informal discussions will be held in a roundtable environment.

Spread over two and a half days, over 50 unique and information packed sessions are planned. 

The programme includes representation by the MHRA, as well as a range of presentations on hot topics such as Data Integrity and GDPR. 

Delegates will have ample opportunity to network with fellow attendees and over 30 exhibitors, with the Gala Dinner headlining the social side of the conference on Thursday evening.

The conference has got CPD Accreditation – we will appropriate 6.5 points for Wednesday, 7 points for Thursday and 3 points for Friday (16.5 points for full delegates). 

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Main Conference Sponsor

  • The RQA event is an important one. Being part of an authority, I really think it's an added value to have the possibility to discuss with the professionals that are every day involved in ensuring the quality across the various GxPs.

  • The length of the presentations was just perfect, as well as the blocks of three presentations and a break. I was not able to identify a single weak presentation or speaker.

  • Great conference, lively interactions and enriching experience.

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Programme/Booking



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Day 1

Wednesday 31st October

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Plenary (Wednesday)

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Plenary (Wednesday)

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Fringe Sessions

Interactive discussions. Topics 1, 2 and 3 are repeated at every half an hour.

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Data Integrity

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Fringe Sessions

Interactive discussions. Topics 1, 2 and 3 are repeated at every half an hour.

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GDPR Implications to IT

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Pharmacovigilance

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Day 2

Thursday 1st November

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Day 3

Friday 2nd November

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Dinner Dance Options

2018 Dinner Dance Ticket For Delegate (free if full delegate) - attending? USD ($) 94.00

I would also like additional dinner dance tickets each at USD ($) 94.00

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Pre-conference Training

Call for Posters

Manchester

This Year's Venue

Manchester Central is an iconic venue in the heart of Manchester. Situated right in the centre of the UK and easy to reach via Manchester’s extensive multi-modal transport network.

Accommodation

All accommodation requirements in Manchester should be made direct with your choice of hotel and not through RQA.  There are numerous hotels within walking distance of Manchester Central.  The following link will take you to a number of hotels where special rates have been negotiated. This is a service not run by RQA.

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Getting There

 

BY AIR

Manchester Airport is a major international hub just nine miles (14.5km) from the city centre. It serves more than 200 destinations worldwide including direct routes to nine US cities. From the airport, the city is approximately 25 minutes away by taxi or just 20 minutes via the half-hourly express rail service (tickets £3.00-£4.00).

Information on Manchester Airport can be found here.

Flights into Manchester per day from:

London - 18
Amsterdam - 8
Paris - 7
Barcelona - 1
Frankfurt - 6
Stockholm - 2
Brussels - 6
Copenhagen - 3
Zurich - 4

BY RAIL

It takes a little over two hours to reach Manchester from London and Manchester also has direct connections to most major UK cities. Services arrive at Piccadilly or Victoria stations where passengers can connect with Metrolink trams for easy access to the city centre. Manchester Central is a 20 minute walk from Piccadilly Station or just five minutes by taxi. Alternatively, catch a connecting train to Oxford Road Station - just five minutes from Manchester Central on foot.

For groups of three to nine people, Virgin Trains offer a 20% discount off advanced ticket purchases.

To find out more visit Virgin Trains Group Travel

Further information on train services can be found at:
Virgin Trains
National Rail

Exhibiting and Sponsorship