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SMi is proud to to present it's 6th annual conference on COPD taking place from the 20th - 21st October 2014 in Central London. This year's conference will follow and expand on last year's event and will provide the audience with the latest updates and developemnts in the COPD industry both from pharmaceutical companies and academia alike.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), COPD is set to become the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2030. There is therefore an imperative need for all stakeholders to come together in order to tackle this disease. With the market for COPD growing year on year, new drug/compound development, innovation and management strategies are required to combat this disease. This conference will therefore bring togther major industry stakeholders within COPD to discuss, evaluate and review the latest development in the market. 

This year's agenda will start with an overview of COPD while addressing the regulatory aspects and looking at market access. The focus will then be on managing exacerbation and comorbidities, enuring a successful clinical trial design and challenges in drug development. New sessions will be added, namely patient care, anxiety and depression in COPD, COPD and phenotyping and telehealth.

Hear the story from the other side: Jim & Mary Nelson have kindly accepted to share their story and battle with COPD. Don't miss the oppportunity to gain more insight from them!

  • Understand the regulatory aspects of COPD, both from regulatory bodies and the industry
  • Examine the current challenges to modelling exacerbations in COPD using animal models
  • Evaluate COPD and comorbidities
  • Consider the link between COPD and anxiety and depression
  • Review the challenges in clinical trial designs and in drug development
  • Discover the importance of putting the patient at the centre of everything
  • Gain insight from real life story of a lung transplant patient

Chief Executives, Chief Scientific Officers, Vice Presidents, Heads, Directors, Prinicple Scientists, Associates, Project Leaders, Specialists, and Managers in the following areas:

Respiratory Physiology & Medicine
Respiratory Pharmacology
Medical Affairs
Inflammatory Disease
Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity
Pulmonary Disease
Respiratory Therapeutics
Immunology
Medical & Inhalation Devices
In-Vitro Biology
Biomarker
Inflammation Discovery
Preclinical R&D
Clinical Pharmacology
Clinical Trials
Clinical Science
Discovery
Global Data Informatics
Business Development
Brand Manager
Commercial
Respiratory Licensing & Regulation
 

A snapshot of last year's attendees included:

3M Health Care; Almirall; Amgen; Aquinox Pharmaceuticals; Argenta Discovery Ltd; AstraZeneca; Bayer Healthcare AG; Boehringer Ingelheim; Domainex Ltd; Fraunhofer Institut; GlaxoSmithKline; Glenmark Pharmaceutials; Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Europe; Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Europe Ltd; GSK; Imperial College; Imperial College London; Imperial School Of Medicine London; Informa Healthcare; Innovo Medical; MHRA; Mundipharma International; National Heart & Lung Institute; Novartis Horsham Research Centre; Pfizer Limited Chemical Div; Revotar Biopharmaceuticals; Takeda; Teva UK Ltd; UCL; Vectura; Vitalograph;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Matthew Catley

Matthew Catley, Team Leader RIA, AstraZeneca

9:10 Regulatory perspective in clinical development of medicines for COPD

Nithyanandan Nagercoil

Nithyanandan Nagercoil, Senior Medical Assessor, MHRA

  • Expectations in clinical Development
  • Overview of EU v/s US requirements
  • Recent advances
     
  • 9:50 Accommodating regulatory and HTA needs in a common development track: a case study

    Marcello Milano

    Marcello Milano, Executive Corporate Regulatory Affairs, Chiesi Farmaceutici Spa

  • Overview of respective requirements and expectations for COPD developments
  • Available formats for regulatory and HTA advice in Europe
  • Opportunities and risks of parallel advice
  • Summary of experience with one COPD development programme
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Market access in Europe

  • Outlook for cost containment measures in Europe
  • How will developers of new medicine be affected
  • Developing and refining pricing and reimbursement strategies
  • How to ensure strategic plans reflect current and future market access realities
  • Mercedes Prior

    Mercedes Prior, Head of Global Market Access, Almirall

    Leandro Lindner

    Leandro Lindner, Global Market Access Manager, Almirall

    11:40 COPD and comorbidities

    John Hurst

    John Hurst, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Honorary Consultant, University College London

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Anxiety and depression in COPD

    Abebaw Yohannes

    Abebaw Yohannes, Reader in Physiotherapy, Manchester Metropolitan University

  • Impact on patient’s life and healthcare utilisation
  • Overlapping symptoms: challenges in identifying anxiety and depression in COPD patients
  • Updates on the management of anxiety and depression
    Psychological therapy
    Pulmonary rehabilitation
    Antidepressants drug therapy
  • Clinical tips to improve the patients well-being and adherence to treatment
  • 14:10 Morning and evening symptoms in COPD

    Rosa Lamarca

    Rosa Lamarca, Head of Clinical Statistics, Almirall

    14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 An innovative and new inhaler for COPD patients

    Ewan Walters

    Ewan Walters, Medical Director, Teva UK Ltd

  • A new treatment option for COPD patients
  • Getting approval from the EMA for DuoResp Spiromax
  • Effectiveness of clinical trials
  • How does the new inhaler work
  • 16:10 Panel Debate - The next steps in improving patient care and outcomes

  • Where are the opportunities to improve care?
  • Discuss and appreciate differing perspectives

     

  • Matthew Catley

    Matthew Catley, Team Leader RIA, AstraZeneca

    Jim Nelson

    Jim Nelson, Patient, Caregiver, Representatives of COPD Foundation and EFFORTS Online Support Group, National COPD Foundation

    Ewan Walters

    Ewan Walters, Medical Director, Teva UK Ltd

    16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    Matthew Catley

    Matthew Catley, Team Leader RIA, AstraZeneca

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairperson's Opening Remarks

    Elizabeth Hardaker

    Elizabeth Hardaker, Investigator III, Novartis Horsham Research Centre

    9:10 Lung disease from the other side – patient and caregiver

  • Our story…the oblivious years, the diagnosis, the deterioration and the transplant
  • The caregiver…no one ever plans for a life put on hold
  • Reducing exacerbations…the vital roles of guidance and compliance
  • Lack of awareness…the monster that we are all fighting
  • Jim Nelson

    Jim Nelson, Patient, Caregiver, Representatives of COPD Foundation and EFFORTS Online Support Group, National COPD Foundation

    Mary Nelson

    Mary Nelson, Patient, Caregiver, Representatives of COPD Foundation and EFFORTS Online Support Group, National COPD Foundation

    9:50 RPL554 in COPD clinical/pre-clinical trials

    Jan-Anders Karlsson

    Jan-Anders Karlsson, CEO , Verona Pharma

  • Update on the clinical trials process
  • Operational challenges faced in clinical trials
  • Results obtained so far
  • The future of RPL554
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 An immunological role for non-neuronal cholinergic signalling via muscarinic receptors

    Corinna Schnoeller

    Corinna Schnoeller, Research Associate, Imperial College London

  • Tiotropium and muscarinic receptor 3 (M3R) in COPD
  • Non-neuronal cholinergic signalling and M3R
  • Lack of M3R impairs immune responses in Th1 and Th2 scenarios
  • Implications for treatment and possible drug targets
  • 11:40 New pathways for COPD

    Matthew Catley

    Matthew Catley, Team Leader RIA, AstraZeneca

  • What does the future hold for COPD in terms of treatment and new compound development?
  • Detecting COPD in patients earlier
  • Challenges and opportunitie
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Comprehensive COPD Management through novel IT solutions

  • myCOPD: a new web based patient system
  • Integration of IT in standard care
  • Future applications of patient reported systems
     
  • Simon Bourne

    Simon Bourne, Director, HealthQuest Solutions

    Mal North

    Mal North, Senior Project Manager, HealthQuest Solutions

    14:10 Challenges to modelling exacerbations in COPD using animal models

    Elizabeth Hardaker

    Elizabeth Hardaker, Investigator III, Novartis Horsham Research Centre

    14:50 Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and Afternoon Tea

    Elizabeth Hardaker

    Elizabeth Hardaker, Investigator III, Novartis Horsham Research Centre

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Abebaw Yohannes

    Abebaw Yohannes

    Reader in Physiotherapy, Manchester Metropolitan University
    Ewan Walters

    Ewan Walters

    Medical Director, Teva UK Ltd
    Jan-Anders Karlsson

    Jan-Anders Karlsson

    CEO , Verona Pharma
    Jim Nelson

    Jim Nelson

    Patient, Caregiver, Representatives of COPD Foundation and EFFORTS Online Support Group, National COPD Foundation
    Marcello Milano

    Marcello Milano

    Executive Corporate Regulatory Affairs, Chiesi Farmaceutici Spa
    Mercedes Prior

    Mercedes Prior

    Head of Global Market Access, Almirall
    Rosa Lamarca

    Rosa Lamarca

    Head of Clinical Statistics, Almirall

    Abebaw Yohannes

    Reader in Physiotherapy, Manchester Metropolitan University
    Abebaw Yohannes

    Corinna Schnoeller

    Research Associate, Imperial College London
    Corinna Schnoeller

    Elizabeth Hardaker

    Investigator III, Novartis Horsham Research Centre
    Elizabeth Hardaker

    Ewan Walters

    Medical Director, Teva UK Ltd
    Ewan Walters

    Jan-Anders Karlsson

    CEO , Verona Pharma
    Jan-Anders Karlsson

    Jim Nelson

    Patient, Caregiver, Representatives of COPD Foundation and EFFORTS Online Support Group, National COPD Foundation
    Jim Nelson

    John Hurst

    Senior Clinical Lecturer, Honorary Consultant, University College London
    John Hurst

    Leandro Lindner

    Global Market Access Manager, Almirall
    Leandro Lindner

    Mal North

    Senior Project Manager, HealthQuest Solutions
    Mal North

    Marcello Milano

    Executive Corporate Regulatory Affairs, Chiesi Farmaceutici Spa
    Marcello Milano

    Mary Nelson

    Patient, Caregiver, Representatives of COPD Foundation and EFFORTS Online Support Group, National COPD Foundation
    Mary Nelson

    Matthew Catley

    Team Leader RIA, AstraZeneca
    Matthew Catley

    Mercedes Prior

    Head of Global Market Access, Almirall
    Mercedes Prior

    Nithyanandan Nagercoil

    Senior Medical Assessor, MHRA
    Nithyanandan Nagercoil

    Rosa Lamarca

    Head of Clinical Statistics, Almirall
    Rosa Lamarca

    Simon Bourne

    Director, HealthQuest Solutions
    Simon Bourne

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    Farmavita Net is professional community and network of pharmaceutical licensing and business development executives, innovators and researchers
    Farmavita.Net is the pharmaceutical licensing, technology transfer and regulatory affairs network. We are managing the marketplace of offers and demand for pharmaceutical Dossiers, know-how and technologies. Members of Farmavita.Net network usually find a number of attractive solutions for business development, alliances, joint ventures, co-development and co-marketing of pharmaceutical products. Farmavita.Net is not just a pure Internet portal. We manage a number of regional associates. We are connecting the dynamic network of few hundreds members / pharmaceutical companies interested in license-in and license-out opportunities.


    COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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    COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease publishes advances in the pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, and control of lung and airway disease and inflammation - providing a unique forum for the discussion, design, and evaluation of more efficient and effective strategies in patient care.

    Holiday Inn Regents Park

    Carburton Street
    London W1W 5EE
    United Kingdom

    Holiday Inn Regents Park

    Choose the well-connected Holiday Inn London-Regent's Park hotel, with a superb central London location and speedy transport links. Holiday Inn London-Regent's Park is in a leafy and cosmopolitan area of central London, a 10-minute walk from bustling Oxford Street. Leave your car in our NCP managed underground car park, and explore London by Tube. Great Portland Street Tube station is 25 metres from the hotel, from where you can reach the City and Canary Wharf in 30 minutes, and London Heathrow Airport in 45 minutes.

    Wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel, and you can invite up to 300 people to events at the Academy Conference Centre, with an IT technician and break-out zones. Holiday Inn London-Regent's Park is a 10-minute walk from Santander's offices and businesses in the BT Tower. Stroll 5 minutes to Regent's Park, where you'll find London Zoo and pretty Primrose Hill. We're a 10-minute walk from Bond Street boutiques and 20 minutes from Buckingham Palace and cruises on the River Thames.

    Ask our Concierge to plan your day out and book West End theatre tickets. Room Service is available 24 hours at Holiday Inn London-Regent's Park, or dine in the vibrant Junction Restaurant. Our Junction Bar has a menu of light bites, and a hot breakfast buffet is served daily.

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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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