Event Timings

Can I pre-register?

You can avoid the rush and collect your badge the evening before on March 8th between 6.00 pm and 7.30 pm when the Pistoia Alliance will be hosting informal welcome drinks.

When is registration?

Registration opens at 8.00 am on March 9th with coffee and pastries. The Congress will start at 8.50 am.

When is the drinks networking reception?

Day one of the congress closes with a complimentary drinks reception from 6.00 pm.

Is lunch included?

A complimentary buffet lunch takes will be provided to all attendees from 1.00 pm on Day 1 and 12.50 pm on Day 2 in the exhibition hall.

Are there refreshment breaks?

The congress will break for coffee and tea and networking, in mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

Download the Lab of the Future Congress App 

The event app is live for registered attendees

  • To download the app on your smartphone, please scan this QR code:
  • Or to access the desktop version please visit:
  • Enter the event code: lotfusa23
  • Login using the email that you registered with


Problems logging in?

Please note that if you registered within a week of the Congress, your details will be loaded on a rolling basis and it may take 48 hours for your access to be live

If you are still having problems logging in, please review the email address you used to register for the Congress and be sure to use that email address to log in. Thereafter please email us at admin@openphamraresearch.com or visit the Registration and Information Desk.


Get the most from the Congress with the event App:

  • Submit questions to the speaker panels and take part in live polls
  • Exchange details with other delegates with the My Badge feature
  • Keep up to date with the agenda and bookmark your must-attend sessions with the My Agenda feature
  • Update your profile
  • Message other delegates

How can I see a list of who is attending?

Networking with other delegates takes place in the event app “People Display” module, which will be open to registered attendees approximately one week before the congress.

How do I connect with other delegates who are attending?

To connect with other delegates on the app, select the “Attendees” section of the app, select the profile of the attendee you wish to connect with, and select the “chat” or “exchange business cards” function.

How do I exchange contact information with delegates I meet?

To exchange contact information in-person, simply open the “My Badge” section in the event app, and use the QR scanner to scan your new contact’s digital badge in the App or, with permission, the QR code on their badge.

How can I download the contact information from other delegates I have connected with?

After exchanging contact information using the digital badge function in the app, simply select the download arrow in the “Business cards” section of the app. This will allow you to download a file with the contact information of the other delegates you have connected with, as well as any notes you have made.

How do I ask questions in the sessions?

Using the event App, you can pose your questions or up-vote others’ questions during the presentations, to be picked up during the discussion sessions that follow. Either select the session you are attending in the “agenda” tab and click the Q&A button at the top of the page, or select “Q&A” tab and select you are attending. 

General Information

How do I contact the team?

The best way to contact the organizers during the congress is at the Registration and Information Desk. Otherwise, you can message the team via the Congress App. Search for 

Luke Gibson, Zahid Tharia or Kirianne Marshall

Pre-event, please send an email to admin@openpharmaresearch.com

Is there a dress-code?

There is no prescribed dress code. We recommend business casual attire as appropriate for the congress.

Will speaker presentations be available after the event?

Available speaker presentations will be made available after the congress via this website. An email secure link will be sent out after the congress. Please note: we must have the speaker’s permission to post their presentation. 

What is your COVID policy?

Before you arrive

We urge you to follow current advice in relation to symptoms and isolation. If you feel unwell and have Covid like symptoms, we urge you to take a Covisd test. Do not attend the congress if you are positive for Covid.

At the event

We will be using a contactless registration system.

The venue will be operating in line with current Covid safety guidance, including:

·       Entry and exit doors have been designated to ensure that the flow of traffic promotes natural social distancing measures.

·       Floor plans have enough space to allow those attending to move around freely and find space to rest comfortably.

·       A robust cleaning schedule is in place. All high-volume touch points such as door handles, push plates, handrails and lift call points are being sanitised on a regular basis.

·       All rooms will be well ventilated