Booking now for the April 2018 HSRAA Annual Conference

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Established in 1981, the not for profit Health Sciences Records and Archives Association (HSRAA) provides support, guidance and networking for those working in healthcare organisations.

Members work with GxP records from their creation to archiving and destruction.

The Health Sciences Records and Archives Association’s aims are to:

  • Raise the profile of records management and archiving as business critical activities;
  • Improve the professional competencies of records managers and archivists;
  • Encourage the consistent interpretation of pertinent laws, regulations and guidance; and
  • Influence the regulatory environment.

A core part of the association’s activities is to engage both members and non members at the annual conference which this year is being held between the 25th and 27th April 2018 in Brighton, UK.  

The HSRAA are excited to announce that the conference will host speakers from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE).  These speakers will take part in the regulatory session on 26th April 2018.

Other topics covered at the conference include GxP Data Integrity and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  With the recent launch of the MHRA’s ‘GXP’ Data Integrity Guidance and Definitions (1st March 2018) and the looming enforcement date of the GDPR (25th May 2018), these sessions will provide an up to date insight into these hot topics.

As well as the MHRA and NICE speakers, the HSRAA Annual Conference will host a range of industry experts from a variety of organisations including healthcare companies, providers and consultants.  Speakers this year come from:

  •          Daiichi Sankyo
  •          Takeda
  •          Digital Preservation Coalition
  •          Montrium
  •          Arkivum
  •          Reckitt Benckiser
  •          University of Leeds
  •          Clarity Compliance
  •          DBR QP Services
  •          Brachers LLP (Lawyers and Solicitors)
  •          Harlequin CDIS (IT Services)
  •          UCB
  •          Informu Solutions
  •          ICON plc
  •          Blue Earth Diagnostics

In addition to the usual programme of engaging topics, two half day workshops are being run on the 25th April 2018, the day before the main conference starts.  You can choose between ‘TMF Essentials’ and ‘Managing Electronic Records’.

The full programme of sessions is outlined below:

Wednesday 25th April 2018 (Workshops)

  • TMF Essentials (half day workshop)
  • Managing Electronic Records (half day workshop)

Thursday 26th April 2018 (Conference Day 1)

  • Regulatory
  • Document Management
  • Digital Archiving

Friday 27th April 2018 (Conference Day 2)

  • GxP Data Integrity
  • Legal and Intellectual Property
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 

HSRAA members receive a 20% discount on the daily conference rate and the pre-conference workshop cost.  At a cost of just £60 for annual membership, it is worth considering becoming a member of the HSRAA as you could save a similar amount when booking the conference. 

Tickets are selling fast and with the final booking date at Tuesday 10th April 2018, it will pay to book early to ensure you get a place.  To find out more about the pre-conference workshops, the conference and how to book, go to the annual conference page on the HSRAA website.