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SMi are pleased to present Europe’s leading Pre-Filled Syringes Conference with 7 years of excellence at this well-established two day conference taking place on 28th- 29th January 2015.
 

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The administration of therapeutic drugs via injection is an indispensable delivery method for numerous drugs critical to patient health and well-being. This field is evolving in response to changing patient populations, new classes of powerful therapeutic drugs and healthcare administration initiatives. With the pharmaceutical industry expected to invest $10 billion of growth by 2018, the consensus is that sterile injectables remain an attractive prospect with room for significant growth to improve the quality of patients’ lives.
 

learned In preparation for Pre-Filled Syringes 2015 we asked Mr. Fakler, Senior Packaging Engineer, Novartis Pharma AG, a few questions about the key trends in pre-filled syringes market. Click here to download the interview

 

Pre-Filled Syringes are a fast and effective way to administer drugs and, as many pharmaceutical companies invest, the challenges faced for improvements still stand and must be addressed.

As innovation continues to flourish, this two day event will focus on administration, efficacy, compliance and accuracy in the design and development of pre-filled syringe manufacture, in addition to ensuring the most effective drug delivery system.

The issue of pre-filled syringe safety has received increased attention as of late, with both integrated pre-fillable safety syringes and safety solutions designed to accommodate existing pre-fillable syringes advancing commercially. A regulatory session in addition to risk assessment will be addressed at the conference.

In addition, automated manufacturing processes, injection processes, enhancements and advances in material for construction of pre-filled syringes are at the core of the PFS world and this conference will focus on addressing these key queries.
 

• This is a must attend event for those focusing on the latest developments and enhancements in the design and manufacturing of pre-filled syringes and injection devices.
• Insights from Key Opinion Leaders to benchmark against and gain understanding on current factors and market benefits of pre-filled syringes
• Delivery systems are evolving and quality is key in developing and enhancing delivery systems, take note from those accelerating in the design and development field of new PFS technologies
• Detailed regulatory considerations, new developments, industry challenges and risk assessment will be addressed to enhance product development, cost efficiency and efficacy

 

 Departments:
• Device Development
• Research and Development
• Drug Delivery
• Drug Packaging
• Device manufacturing
• Engineering
• Quality Assurance
• Regulatory Affairs
• CMC
 
Job Titles:
• Head of PFS filling line
• Manufacture of Parenteral Products
• Head of Injectables
• Stability Coordinators
• Associate Director, Formulation Sciences
• Drug Delivery & Devices
• Senior Research Scientist
• Device Development Engineers
• Associate Director
• Vice President, Drug Delivery
• Principle Fellow
• Executive Vice President of R&D
• Leader of New Sterile Products 
 

Abbvie Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG; Affibody; ALK Abello; APTAR PHARMA; Astech Projects; Barts Health Pharmaceuticals; Bath ASU; Bayer Pharma; BD Medical; BD Medical - Pharmaceutical Systems; bd medical pharmaceutical systems; Boehringer Ingelheim; Camurus A B; CP Partners Inc.; Datwyler Pharma Packaging; Fareva Corporate; Ferring International Center SA; ForthTox Limited; Fresenius Kabi Austria G M B H; Genentech; GlaxoSmithKline; GlaxoSmithKline plc; GSK; Hoffmann La Roche Ltd; Hospira Inc; Injector; IPI (International Pharmaceutical Industry); IPSEN; Johnson & Johnson; Laboratoire Aguettant; LUTO Research; Manchester Royal Infirmary; Medimmuno Inc; Merck & Co.; Merck Gmbh; MHRA; Nolato Medical; Novo Nordisk A/S; Optima Pharma; Owen Mumford; Owen Mumford Ltd; Panacol-Elosol GmbH; Pfizer; Pharma Publications; PLIVA; PsiOxus Therapeutics Ltd; Regeneron Pharma; Roche Holding; SCHOTT AG; Schreiner MediPharm; Somo; Southend University Hospital; Springboard; teamtechnik GmbH; UCB; VJ Electronix; West Pharmaceutical Services; Zeon Europe GmbH;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Alphons Fakler

Alphons Fakler, Senior Packaging Engineer, Novartis Pharma AG

9:10 Development of pre-filled syringe for intravitreal (IVT) administration: Challenges and lessons learned

Alphons Fakler

Alphons Fakler, Senior Packaging Engineer, Novartis Pharma AG

  • What are the requirements specific to syringes and components for intravitreal administration?
  • What would an ideal injection device for intravitreal administration look like?
  • Which technology trends could open new opportunities for future products?
  • 9:50 Identifying new style technology formulations

    Christian Olesen

    Christian Olesen, Manager, Finished Products & Medical Devices, NNE Pharmaplan

  • Dealing with PFS to obtain better care characteristics regarding quality and ease of use patients and healthcare professionals
  • How to translate patient requirements and quality requirements into specific design parameters
  • Selecting the right drug delivery system for your specific business area
  • For consideration: Cartridge based devices
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    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Innovative safety system solutions addressing human factors engineering and combination product regulations

  • In an environment where final drug products are more and more often made of a combination of components, designing innovative safety solutions that match customer’s needs while maintaining a high standard of quality, efficacy and safety for the end-user has become a key challenge
  • This session will explore how human factors engineering and close partnership between drug delivery system components’ suppliers and drug manufacturers are becoming essential to tackle this challenge while delivering value to both pharmaceutical companies: by facilitating regulatory approval process, and their end-users: by maximizing patient adoption
  • Nicolas Bralet

    Nicolas Bralet, Worldwide Cluster Leader - Safety and Shielding Systems, BD Medical - Pharmaceutical Systems

    Alice Maden

    Alice Maden, Pharm. D. - Regulatory Affairs Leader, BD Medical - Pharmaceutical

    11:40 OXY-CAPTTM Multilayer Plastic Syringe with Oxygen Absorbing Resin

    Shun  Ogawa

    Shun Ogawa, Research Manager, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc.

  • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) introduces glass-alternative “OXY-CAPTTM Multilayer Plastic Syringe” made of oxygen absorbing resin and COP
  • OXY-CAPTTM has great features including glass-like oxygen barrier, extremely low water vapor permeability, extremely low extractable, low protein adsorption, glass-like transparency and others
  •  OXY-CAPTTM  will maintain glass-like oxygen and water vapor permeability for several years, so MGC recommends using them for oxygen-sensitive bio drugs and vaccines
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 How do you determine what material is right for your drug product?

    Ignace Wallaert

    Ignace Wallaert, Principal Engineer, Primary Container & Drug Delivery Devices, Janssen

  • Assessing the validation of new syringe formats
  • Considerations on choosing the material – early factors in manufacturing 
  •  What material and component considerations need to be applied to make a PFS?
  • 14:10 Technical Data Update – Cyclo Olefin Polymer (COP) for Pre-Filled syringes

    Stuart Harris

    Stuart Harris, Sales and Market Development Manager, Zeon

  • Update on protein adsorption study on material surfaces
  • Results of a syringe glass delamination study comparing to COP syringes
  • Summary key benefits and features of COP for primary pharmaceutical packaging
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 High concentrated protein solution in Pre filled syringes

    Patrick Garidel

    Patrick Garidel, Head of Pharmaceutical Basic Development, Boehringer Ingelheim

  •  Pre-requisites for the development of high concentrated protein formulations in PFS
  • Relationship of solution properties and syringeability
  • Calculation of main parameters for prediction; what is feasible?
  • 16:00 Prefilled Syringes with Innovative Needle Technology addressing Injectability

    William Dierick

    William Dierick, Senior Manager, Technology Development, Terumo Europe

  • The audience will be informed on a new approach in needle manufacturing. By modifying and redefining the geometry of the cannula and needle point beveling and combine it with prefilled syringes and other injection devices, a new technology is developed for injection of higher viscous formulations
  • The patient has the advantage of using the smallest needle possible with reduced needle penetration resistance, leading to increased patient’s satisfaction and thus improved patient’s compliance to the therapy and safety
  • The presentation will address functional performance on injectability of viscous drug products
  • 16:40 Round Table Discussion - Plastic vs. Glass... the ongoing debate

  • What are the different interactions in glass and plastic syringes?
  • Reviewing the stability of biologic drug products in plastic and glass PFS
  • How could novel plastic PFS features impact device design?
  • Could more be done with the design features of a plastic syringe?
  • Stuart Harris

    Stuart Harris, Sales and Market Development Manager, Zeon

    Ignace Wallaert

    Ignace Wallaert, Principal Engineer, Primary Container & Drug Delivery Devices, Janssen

    Shun  Ogawa

    Shun Ogawa, Research Manager, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc.

    Nicolas Brandes

    Nicolas Brandes, Business Development Manager Daikyo Crystal Zenith, West Pharmaceuticals Services Inc

    Anil-Kumar Busimi

    Anil-Kumar Busimi, Head of Global Product Management, SCHOTT AG

    William Dierick

    William Dierick, Senior Manager, Technology Development, Terumo Europe

    17:20 Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Alphons Fakler

    Alphons Fakler, Senior Packaging Engineer, Novartis Pharma AG

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Alphons Fakler

    Alphons Fakler, Senior Packaging Engineer, Novartis Pharma AG

    9:10 Case study: extractables and leachables assessment in Prefilled Syringe drug products

    Carsten Worsoe

    Carsten Worsoe, Principal Scientist, Novo Nordisk

  • Rubber Componentsthe unavoidable assessment of stoppers, shields, plungers etc
  •  Relationship between extractables, simulated leachables and leachables
  • What is the optimal tool to predict leachables in a prefilled syringe ?
  • How to perform a simulated study for a prefilled syringe
  • Case studies on simulated studies in prefilled syringes
  • 9:50 What is the best choice for your product? Glass or polymer PFS?

    Anil-Kumar Busimi

    Anil-Kumar Busimi, Head of Global Product Management, SCHOTT AG

  • Review the benefits and limitations of glass PFS
  • Options for polymers PFS on the market
  • Benefits and limitations of polymer PFS
  • How can pharma companies choose the best option for their product?
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Daikyo Crystal Zenith® Prefillable Syringe and Cartridge Systems: A Containment Alternative to Glass

    Nicolas Brandes

    Nicolas Brandes, Business Development Manager Daikyo Crystal Zenith, West Pharmaceuticals Services Inc

  • Advantages and Challenges of Polymer Containers
  • CZ 1ml Long Insert Needle Syringe – Silicone Oil free for improved drug compatibility
  • Future evolution of polymer-based systems like West SmartDose™ electronic wearable injector
  • 11:40 Determination of silicone oil and it degradation products by proton NMR analysis in aqueous media

    Joan Malmstrøm

    Joan Malmstrøm, Specialist, Novo Nordisk A/S

     

    • NMR spectroscopy
    • Pre-filled syringes
    • Hydrolytic degradation of silicone oil
    • Quantitative analysis

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 How to select your safety device platform?

    Isabelle Delcroix

    Isabelle Delcroix, Business Development Director, Nemera

  • Patients value proposition
  • Pharmaceutical companies value proposition
  • Technical features, norms, drop tests
  • Platform range and compatibility
  • 14:10 Room Temperature Sterilization of Prefilled Syringes

    Stephen Morley

    Stephen Morley, Vice President, Sales and Service, Noxilizer, Inc.

  • The need for sterilization of prefilled syringes to be administered in the sterile field
  • Sterilization using Nitrogen Dioxide for temperature sensitive products
  • Regulatory pathways for nitrogen dioxide sterilization
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 WHAT??? Prefilled Syringe/Prefilled Syringe Housed in an Injector is a combination product, not just a drug container?

    Lana Shiu

    Lana Shiu, Senior Medical Advisor, Office of Device Evaluation, CDRH, Food and Drug Administration

    16:00 Round Table Discussion - Sterilisation Reviewed

    Stephen Morley

    Stephen Morley, Vice President, Sales and Service, Noxilizer, Inc.

  • Sterilisation – What sterilisation processes are being considered and what alternatives are on the market?
  • Reviewing “Design For Sterilization” in manufacturing for pre-filled syringes
  • Parenteral container manufacturers – smaller batch sizes, customised medication
  • 16:40 Chair’s Closing Remarks

    Alphons Fakler

    Alphons Fakler, Senior Packaging Engineer, Novartis Pharma AG

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Alphons Fakler

    Alphons Fakler

    Senior Packaging Engineer, Novartis Pharma AG
    Anil-Kumar Busimi

    Anil-Kumar Busimi

    Head of Global Product Management, SCHOTT AG
    Carsten Worsoe

    Carsten Worsoe

    Principal Scientist, Novo Nordisk
    Christian Olesen

    Christian Olesen

    Manager, Finished Products & Medical Devices, NNE Pharmaplan
    Isabelle Delcroix

    Isabelle Delcroix

    Business Development Director, Nemera
    Nicolas Brandes

    Nicolas Brandes

    Business Development Manager Daikyo Crystal Zenith, West Pharmaceuticals Services Inc
    Shun  Ogawa

    Shun Ogawa

    Research Manager, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc.
    Stephen Morley

    Stephen Morley

    Vice President, Sales and Service, Noxilizer, Inc.
    Stuart Harris

    Stuart Harris

    Sales and Market Development Manager, Zeon
    William Dierick

    William Dierick

    Senior Manager, Technology Development, Terumo Europe

    Alice Maden

    Pharm. D. - Regulatory Affairs Leader, BD Medical - Pharmaceutical
    Alice Maden

    Alphons Fakler

    Senior Packaging Engineer, Novartis Pharma AG
    Alphons Fakler

    Anil-Kumar Busimi

    Head of Global Product Management, SCHOTT AG
    Anil-Kumar Busimi

    Carsten Worsoe

    Principal Scientist, Novo Nordisk
    Carsten Worsoe

    Christian Olesen

    Manager, Finished Products & Medical Devices, NNE Pharmaplan
    Christian Olesen

    Ignace Wallaert

    Principal Engineer, Primary Container & Drug Delivery Devices, Janssen
    Ignace Wallaert

    Isabelle Delcroix

    Business Development Director, Nemera
    Isabelle Delcroix

    Joan Malmstrøm

    Specialist, Novo Nordisk A/S
    Joan Malmstrøm

    Lana Shiu

    Senior Medical Advisor, Office of Device Evaluation, CDRH, Food and Drug Administration
    Lana Shiu

    Nicolas Bralet

    Worldwide Cluster Leader - Safety and Shielding Systems, BD Medical - Pharmaceutical Systems
    Nicolas Bralet

    Nicolas Brandes

    Business Development Manager Daikyo Crystal Zenith, West Pharmaceuticals Services Inc
    Nicolas Brandes

    Patrick Garidel

    Head of Pharmaceutical Basic Development, Boehringer Ingelheim
    Patrick Garidel

    Shun Ogawa

    Research Manager, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc.
    Shun  Ogawa

    Stephen Morley

    Vice President, Sales and Service, Noxilizer, Inc.
    Stephen Morley

    Stuart Harris

    Sales and Market Development Manager, Zeon
    Stuart Harris

    William Dierick

    Senior Manager, Technology Development, Terumo Europe
    William Dierick

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

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    Workshops

    The Development of Pre-fillable Syringe Systems
    Workshop

    The Development of Pre-fillable Syringe Systems

    Marriott Regents Park
    27th January 2015
    London, United Kingdom

    Preliminary List of Attendees-2015

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    Interview with Alphons Fakler, Senior Packaging Engineer, Novartis Pharma AG

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    Pre-Filled Syringes 2015 - Sponsorshop Manual

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Astech Projects

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.astechprojects.co.uk/drug-delivery-automation/injectables.php

    Astech’s Syringe-Pro® provides a fully automated robotic solution for pre-filled syringe content uniformity testing. Syringe-Pro® can significantly increase the throughput, reliability and quality of your sample analysis, offering clear economic benefits to your company. Syringe-Pro® can effectively perform all major steps involved in sample preparation including, syringe handling, content deposit, sample dissolution, dilution, collection and storage.


    BD Medical - Pharmaceutical Systems

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.BD.com

    BD is a medical technology company that serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public. BD designs, manufactures and sells a broad range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products.

    BD Medical - Pharmaceutical Systems is the partner of choice for the pharmaceutical industry. With innovative prefillable syringes, self-injection systems, safety systems and needle technologies, we offer an extensive selection of solutions designed to protect, package and deliver drug therapies. Our products reflect more than a century of experience and market knowledge, and our experts provide comprehensive system-based service and full product solutions.


    Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc.

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.mgc.co.jp/eng/

    MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL (MGC) has successfully developed multilayer plastic vial and syringe. They have the characteristics of glass-like oxygen barrier, extremely high water barrier, extremely low extractables, high transparency and others. MGC recommends using them for oxygen-sensitive bio drugs, vaccines or diagnostics as an alternative for glass containers.


    Nemera

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.nemera.net

    NEMERA is a world leader in the design, development and manufacturing of drug delivery solutions for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and generics industries. Nemera’s expertise covers several modes of delivery: Parenteral, Nasal, Buccal, Auricular, Ophthalmic, Pulmonary, Dermal and Transdermal. Nemera leverages decades of experience in the parenteral device segment from full development to pure contract manufacturing, through customized solutions. Nemera developed: Safe’n’Sound®, a fully passive safety device for prefilled syringes to avoid accidental needle-sticks. Safelia®, a new generation of 2-steps auto-injector for fluid and viscous formulations.


    Nipro PharmaPackaging

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    http://www.nipro-pharmapackaging.com/

    Nipro PharmaPackaging is specialized in developing and manufacturing advanced pharma packaging products and complete packaging solutions for early development drugs or the enhancement of packaging solutions for existing drugs. With a worldwide manufacturing footprint of 16 plants, multiple sales offices, and lab services, Nipro offers an exceptional service platform.


    Noxilizer

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.noxilizer.com

    Noxilizer, Inc. provides room temperature nitrogen dioxide sterilization technology. NO2 sterilization has shorter cycles (approximately 2 hours including aeration), operates with or without vacuum and is easily installed—an ideal solution for prefilled syringes and drug-device combination products. Noxilizer provides contract sterilization services and sells sterilization and decontamination equipment. The company has offices in the US, UK & Japan.


    Owen Mumford

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    Owen Mumford offer an integrated design and build service from a broad base of proven self-injection and blood-sampling platform devices and intellectual property. Find out more at omdevicesolutions.com or contact us at devicesolutions@owenmumford.co.uk


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    Phillips-Medisize is the most complete provider of outsource design, development and manufacturing services to the global drug delivery, pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostic markets. Customised drug delivery devices developed and/or produced by Phillips-Medisize to customer specifications include injector pens, inhalers, syringes with safety devices, inserters and applicators. Our strength is founded on a deep engineering expertise, supported by advanced manufacturing capabilities like high-speed automated assembly. An own product and design development department is capable to deliver the complete solution - from design to commercialization. Phillips-Medisize‘s core competency is the knowledge of our people to integrate design, molding and automation to drive lowcost and high-quality manufacturing solutions.


    SCHOTT North America, Inc. – Pharmaceutical Packaging

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.us.schott.com/pharma

    SCHOTT is a world leading supplier of parenteral packaging servicing the pharmaceutical, biotech, biopharmaceutical, diagnostic, analytical, dental & ophthalmic markets. Products include glass and polymer prefillable syringes (bulk and sterile), cartridges, ampoules, vials, and innovative coated containers. Ready-to-use solutions are available to meet existing and new fill & finish equipment.


    Terumo

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    http://www.terumo-gps.com

    Terumo Corporation is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and operates in more than 160 nations. Terumo, founded in 1921, develops, manufactures and distributes a broad range of world-class medical devices including the supply of drug delivery/injection devices to the pharmaceutical industry. Terumo Global Pharmaceutical Solutions (GPS) offers the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry unique solutions in medical technology. In addition to offering our valued products, our specialized team also provides customized and dedicated solutions designed to meet your specific requirements.


    West Pharmaceutical Services

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.westpharma.com/

    West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products. Working by the side of its customers from concept to patient, West creates products that promote the efficiency, reliability and safety of the world's pharmaceutical drug supply. West is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, and supports its customers from locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


    ZEON

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    http://www.zeonex.com

    ZEON’s Zeonex® and Zeonor® cyclo olefin polymer (COP) allow for advanced, break-resistant syringes, vials and lyophilization containers for protein-based biopharmaceuticals, high viscosity drugs, and contrast media. They also offer high purity, “glass-like” transparency, sterilization, low water absorption, and superior moldability, as well as overcome protein adsorption and ph shift concerns.

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    Marriott Regents Park

    This 4 star north London hotel in zone 2 is the perfect destination for the astute business traveler as well as the leisure guest that knows how convenient north London hotels are, as a base from which to explore the city .Bond Street is just 3 stops from Swiss Cottage underground station on the Jubilee Line, so you can be shopping, exploring the sights and taking in one of London’s world-renowned West End shows in less than 15 minutes when you stay at this hotel near central London. At the same time, the hive of activity that is Camden Town, the chic shops, cafes and restaurants of Primrose Hill and ZSL’s London Zoo in Regents Park are all just a short walk from this hotel in north London.

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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