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SMiís 11th Annual Social Media in Pharma Returns to London This January 2019

London, United Kingdom, September 26, 2018 --( SMi is excited to present the return of their 11th annual Social Media in the Pharmaceutical Industry conference to London, UK on the 21st - 22nd January 2019.

This year looks at opening the speaker line up to represent all industry stakeholders, from pharma to social media pioneers, all whilst keeping the patient at the forefront. The conference will explore the most recent advances in digital application within the pharmaceutical sector and address some of the key challenges within the industry, including optimisation of upcoming technologies such as AI.

The conference will be discussing how to leverage social media platforms to develop a robust digital strategy and discuss the latest challenges and techniques in the field of "social pharma."

Chairs For 2019:

- Jason Browning, Global Head of Digital Communications & Social Media, Novartis
- Emma Sutcliffe, Director Patient Engagement and Innovation, NexGen Healthcare Communications

Featured Speakers:

- Roeland Van der Heiden, Digital Director, AstraZeneca
- Lin Lei, Associate Director Digital Customer Engagement, Teva
- Joao Bocas, CEO, DigitalSalutem
- Paul Tunnah, CEO, PharmaPhorum Media
- Jacob D Flindt, Founder,
- Emma Sutcliffe, Director Patient Engagement and Innovation, NexGen Healthcare Communications
- Alan Shaw, Director, Strategic Planet; Senior Lecturer: Digital Marketing, Northumbria University
- Dennis Fink, Campaign Manager and Social Media Channel Expert, Qiagen
- Stefania Alvino, Multichannel Manager, Daiichi Sankyo Co

Key Highlights – Jan 2019:

- Explore a results driven, value focused social media strategy in the pharmaceutical industry
- Gain insight into procedures and practices required prior to the implementation of social listening
- Discuss how to personalise the content relationships with AI
- Understand the optimisation of disease awareness through social media channels
- Learn how to use social networks and digital communication to engage HCPs and patients
- Discover pharmacovigilance in social media - specifically in adverse events reporting

Download a preliminary agenda online:

Last year’s attendees by job title:

Business Unit Director | CEO | CEO | Chief Advisor | Co-Founder | COO | Corporate Partnerships Manager | CRC | Digital Marketing Manager | Digital Marketing | Digital Marketing Director | Director Social Media | EU Market Research Manager | Global Digital Content Lead | Head of Content | Head of Client Solutions Management | Head of Marketing | Lecturer | Marketing Manager | President | Product Manager | Public Relations | Public Relations & Corporate Communications Specialist | RA PM | Senior Account Manager | Senior Regional Digital Marketing Manager | Senior Marketing Manager | Senior Digital Marketing Manager | Social Media Manager | Social Media, Pharmaceutical Radio Presenter | VP Global Head Health & Digital Solutions | Vice President of Business Development | VP Marketing

Download the full attendee list in the download centre:

For those looking to attend, there is currently a £400 early-bird saving, only valid online.

SMi presents the 11th annual conference:
Social Media in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Date: 21st – 22nd January 2019
Location: Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London UK

Contact Information:

For all media inquiries contact Pav Solanki on Tel: +44 (0)20 7827 6048 / Email:

About SMi Group:

Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at
Contact Information
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Pav Solanki
+44 (0) 207 827 6048

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