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Wednesday 10 July 2019

The SPC Blog Seminar 2019 is open for registration!

This year's seminar run by The SPC Blog, "SPC Law and Practice 2019”, is now open for registration. After a year with our SPC feet up, the new referrals have re-opened some issues and we’ll be taking the usual focussed look at the evolving case law and practice with speakers from private practice and the IPOs.  This event will take place at CMS in London, located at 78 Cannon Street on the afternoon of Friday 20 September 2019.

The link to the registration form can be found here

The planned agenda (allowing for some evolution!) is:

1          Introduction and review of pending CJEU referrals (C354/19, C239-19, C114/18, C650/17  - Gareth  Morgan,  CMS

2          C-443/17 - Abraxis CJEU Judgement   - Daniel Wise, Carpmaels & Ransford

3          The Santen referral (C-673/18) -  Thomas Bouvet, Jones Day, Paris

4          Comments on implementation of recent decisions and hot topics- Representatives of the national IPOs

5          Manufacturing waiver – all systems are now go – Robert Stephen, CMS

6          Medical device SPCs – Nick Fischer and Andrew Hutchinson, Simmons & Simmons

7          Q&A

We hope that you can join us.