1. 'Supplementary Protection Certificates', the second edition of FORUM's English SPC seminar with Dr Christopher Brückner, the author of the SPC commentary (which participants will receive on top of course documentation). Date: 4 and 5 October 2012; venue: Amsterdam. More information is available here. SPC Blog readers are entitled to a 10% discount against the registration fee (€ 1,160 instead of € 1,290).In order to register for the reduced fee, SPC Blog readers need only to forward this blog to Jean-Claude at email@example.com, or call him, quoting The SPC Blog (+49 6211 500-675) and specifying which event(s) they would like to attend.
2. 'Ergänzende Schutzzertifikate', the second edition of FORUM'S SPC seminar in German, also with Dr Christopher Brückner and his SPC commentary as an add-on. Date: 23 and 24 October 2012; Venue: Frankfurt. More information is available here. SPC Blog readers are entitled to a 10% discount against the registration fee (€ 1,160, down from € 1,290).
3. 'SPC FORUM' - the first German round-table where German speaking SPC experts from both pharmaceutical and crop science can discuss new cases from Iodosulfuron to Neurim with industry speakers, Merck KGaA's Dr Arno Hartmann and Bayer's Dr Bettina Wanner. Date: 11 October 2012; venue Cologne. More information is available here. SPC Blog readers are entitled to a 10% discount for this event (€ 880 instead of € 980).
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