Following the success of the 2018 webinar series, we are pleased to bring you the next Hot Topics in Advertising Webinars. 

In 2019 two Hot Topics Webinars will bring together industry and the regulators responsible for overseeing the advertising, labelling and reclassification of medicines.

Representatives from the MHRA’s Advertising Standards, Self-Medication and Product Information Quality units as well as Proprietary Association of Great Britain (PAGB) will be on hand during the over-the-counter medicines webinar to provide delegates with the latest information on advertising, labelling and reclassification.

During the webinar focusing on prescription only medicines, the MHRA Advertising team will be joined by Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA) to give you a clear understanding of how to conduct advertising and promotional activities in this highly regulated environment.

As well as the regular sections covering examples of key vetting and complaint issues, we would like to invite suggestions for areas that delegates consider to be Hot Topics. Please email your ideas to advertising@mhra.gov.uk

Questions for the Panel

Once you have registered, you have the opportunity to submit pre-event questions to our panel of speakers via the Delegate Area. You will be issued with login details on your registration confirmation email. The team will endeavour to answer as many of these questions as they can at the event. 

To submit your questions, please log into the Delegate Area and go to Panel Questions in the menu.



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  • Welcome and Introduction

  • Review of the Year: The Advertising Annual Report

    Themes and key issues in 2018 in the area of OTC advertising, set in the wider context

  • OTC Advertising Issues 2018

    Review of MHRA complaint and vetting cases in 2017 and key themes selected by delegates

  • The Work of Self-Regulation

    Report on PAGB regulatory activities in 2018

  • OTC Labelling Issues 2018

    Advice on getting applications approved first time with examples of cases dealt with in 2018

  • Self-Medication Unit Progress Report 2018

    Update on reclassification activities in 2018 and plans for 2019

  • Questions

    Panel: All MHRA and PAGB speakers

  • Webinar Close

  • Welcome and Introduction

  • Review of the Year: The Advertising Annual Report

    Themes and key issues in 2018 for prescription medicines advertising, set in the wider context

  • Review of MHRA Vetting of Advertising

    Successes and problems from vetting of prescription medicines in 2018

  • Review of MHRA Complaints

    Review of MHRA complaint and scrutiny cases in 2018, highlighting potential hazards to avoid

  • The Role of Self-Regulation

    Review of PMCPA cases and initiatives in 2018

  • Questions

    Panel: MHRA & PMCPA speakers

  • Webinar Close

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Beryl Keeley

AIMS Group Manager, VRMM, MHRA

Beryl Keeley has a background in biochemistry and has worked...
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Claire Tilstone

Advertising Standards & Outreach Unit Manager, VRMM, MHRA

Claire has recently taken up the post of Advertising Standar...
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Dr Max Lagnado

Medical Assessor, VRMM, MHRA

Dr Max Lagnado graduated with a medical degree from Universi...
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Dr Rafe Suvarna

Medical Assessor, VRMM, MHRA

Dr Rafe Suvarna worked initially as a clinician and was a me...
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Nageen Hashmi


Nageen Hashmi has a background in pharmacology and drug abso...
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In order to register for the webinar(s), please click the relevant register button below. Please ensure you have all your details ready. 

A limited number of early bird places are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Contact Us

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: www.mhra.gov.uk.