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Our 32nd Annual General Meeting
 With only a few weeks until Christmas we invited all our members for a glass of mulled wine, some mince pies and a chat about AMRC’s biggest achievements over the last year.
BenevolentAI Award for charities enters its second year
AMRC, in partnership with BenevolentAI, is running the ‘BenevolentAI Award’ for a second year following the success of BenevolentAI’s work with previous winners, Parkinson’s UK and Cure Parkinson’s Trust.
How are we doing?
 To guide us in sense checking our current priorities and setting our long term strategic direction we have circulated our 5 yearly member survey. Do look out for one in your inbox. 
Register for an AMRC event now!
Life Sciences Sector Deal 2 published
Last week, Government published the second Life Sciences Sector Deal as part of their overarching Industrial Strategy. AMRC’s work on patient registries is included.
Update on government Brexit no-deal guidance 
Last Friday, a letter from Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock MP was sent to NHS staff to reassure them about the Government’s contingency preparations for a no-deal Brexit scenario. 
Read our latest blogs
Impact of patient and public involvement
 A BMJ research article adds weight to the case for patient and public involvement in clinical trials, indicating that it is likely to improve enrolment of participants, especially if it includes people with lived experience of the health condition under study.
Cancer Research UK and AstraZeneca collaboration
Cancer Research UK and AstraZeneca have announced that they are opening a new centre in Cambridge dedicated to realising the full potential of functional genomics in the discovery and development of new drugs for patients with cancer.
NICE reveals new standards for digital health tech
As digital health technologies develop at an increasing pace, NICE have worked with partners to develop standards that ensure new technologies are clinically effective and offer economic value.
What do you think about the ABPI Code of Practice?
The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (the ABPI) want to find out what people know and think about the Code of Practice for the pharmaceutical industry. They're asking stakeholders to take part in their 15 minute survey.
What's on? Other events in medical research
Policy and Public Affairs: An introductory toolkit
This workshop is aimed at those new to, or simply confused by, the world of policy & public affairs. The one day workshop will provide a broad and clear introductory level understanding of how policy and public affairs works in the medical research sector.
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