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SMi are proud to present their 9th annual Point of Care Diagnostics: Economic Reimbursement & Technology Trends conference, scheduled for the 24th and 25th of October, 2012.

Point of care technologies are constantly being discovered, developed and implemented, the POC industry is therefore at the forefront of healthcare innovations.

With fast and easy diagnosis of a wide range of diseases and disorders, POCD is essential in every aspect of healthcare, from GPs, to hospitals, to home care, and this makes it an exciting industry to be a part of. The conference will look at the wide range of devices available, and will allow delegates to discuss, debate and develop in the industry and its latest advances.
 

This year’s conference will focus on the reimbursement of point of care, the implementation and development of POC technology and creating and maintaining unity and connectivity. With recent revolutions in the technology and communication within POC, this conference is set to be our most exciting yet, and is a must attend for anyone involved in POC technology discovery, development and implementation.

With point of care technology becoming increasingly important in the healthcare industry, the SMi Group present an unparalleled opportunity to network, discuss and discover about the technology that is emerging in this exciting industry.

  • Explore the economics and market developments, looking at which way the market is pulling, and how to react to this change. With point of care technology on the rise in healthcare, it is essential to know which way the market is turning
  • Learn about unity of devices and how the latest issues in technology communication are being resolved, from cloud computing to creating a centralised format for data collection. The connectivity of POC allows for the analysis of data, as well as creating the potential for a telehealth system
  • Hear from the CEO of Patient Knows Best and learn about the developments in connectivity of varying POC devices, and how this relates to patient independence in the healthcare industry
  • Discuss the POC industry, its potential expansion into wider markets and its future in the NHS and in European healthcare
  • Consider new emerging technologies, and speak to the industry leaders at the forefront of development, manufacture and usage

Industry Profile:

CEO’s, Executive Directors, Heads, Team Leaders and Consultants in the fields of:

  • Point of care testing
  • Point of care technology development
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Healthcare
  • Biotechnology development
  • Telehealth
  • Market development
  • Laboratory testing

Previous Companies in Attendance:

A B A France; Abaxis; ATLAS GENETICS LTD; Bbinternational Ltd; Bio Rad Labs; bioMérieux SA; Cambridge University; Carclo Technical Plastics (Mitcham) Ltd; CDx; Complutense University of Madrid; Consort Medical plc; Espicom; Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics; Genomic Healthcare Strategies; Imperial College London; Invetech; Irish Medicines Board; L3 Technology; Medical University of Innsbruck; Molecular Vision Ltd.; Nargine; NHS National Innovation Centre; Novartis Consumer Health Inc; Orion Diagnostica; Orion Diagnostica Oy; Qiagen A G; Roche Diagnostics; Roche Diagnostics GmbH; Roche Diagnostics Ltd; Royal Free Hospital; Scientia Advisors; Sekisui Diagnostics; SPD Development Co LTD; Stratophase Ltd; Systelab Technologies; Technology Strategy Board; The Sagentia Group A G; Thinxxs G Mb H; University of Oxford; University Of The West Of England Bristol; Vivacta Ltd; Werfen Group
 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

David Huckle

David Huckle, President / Director General, A B A France

9:10 POCT in clinical microbiology: clinical impact and cost-effectiveness

Gilbert Greub

Gilbert Greub, Chief of Medical Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology

  • What is a point-of care test ?
  • What are the indication, advantages and main limitations of POC technologies?
  • What is the clinical impact and cost-effectiveness?
  • Difficulties and advantages to use POCTs at the bedsite
  • Molecular POCT: their usefulness in the core laboratory
  • 9:50 The costs and reimbursement of current markets

    David Huckle

    David Huckle, President / Director General, A B A France

  • Point-of-care and the mix of pathology & device diagnostics
  • Current market status & trends
  • Cost benefit challenge for reimbursement & regulatory impact
  • Hurdles from current economic status & health structures
  • True costing of POC & relationship to reimbursement & tariffs
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Lab on a chip and their biomedical applications

    Loes Segerink

    Loes Segerink, Researcher, University Of Twente

  • An example of an already commercially available chip: the fertility chip
  • An example of an already commercially available chip: the lithium chip
  • The nanopil used for cancer detection
  • How the lab on chip technologies are developing
  • 11:40 Health Economics, reimbursement and market access for POC technologies

    Kuo Tong

    Kuo Tong, President and Founder, Quorum Consulting

  • Aligning POC technology capibilities with the needs of clinicians, regulators and payers
  • Health economics and pricing for POC technologies
  • Case studies: US and EU examples of successful (and not so successful) product launches
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 The NHS Health Check pilot practice based point of care testing project: an NHS perspective

    Sue Collins

    Sue Collins, Promoting Health Engagement Lead, South Tyneside Primary Care Trust

  • A novel way to deliver NHS health checks
  • Implementing the pilot
  • A six month review: the strengths, limitations & feedback
  • NHS Health Check full evaluation: results & recommendations
  • The way forward: roll out across South of Tyne and Wear
  • 14:30 The role of point of care diagnostics in the transition of healthcare into the hands of the patient

    Mohammad Al-Ubaydli

    Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, CEO, Patients Know Best

  • The benefits of putting the patient in control of the health care system 
  • Collecting data from the patient's home
  • Allowing the patient to work with the whole care team across all settings
  • Empowering the patient to manage their own care with their peers
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 The role of telehealth in point of care Diagnostics: remote healthcare, interoperability and safety aspects

    Terenzio  Facchinetti

    Terenzio Facchinetti, Manager Business Development, UL International GmbH

  • Remote healthcare and benefits
  • The role of telehealth and regulatory challenges
  • Interoperability and current approaches
  • Safety issues in interoperable medical devices
  • 16:20 Cost effectiveness and organisational impact of a point of care dedicated to microbiology

    Pierre-Yves Levy

    Pierre-Yves Levy, Associate Professor , Hôpital La Timone

  • Objective: provide results to emergency unit to help answering crucial questions: hospitalization or specific treatment or Isolation required?
  • Screening by syndrome based analysis (pneumonia, meningitis, gastroenteritis, tropical fever..)
  • Costs of implantation in the university hospital in Marseille during the period 2008-2011
  • Use of immunochromatography and / or real time PCR tests? Impact on the reimbursement in France.
  • How could this model be duplicated elsewhere?
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    David Huckle

    David Huckle, President / Director General, A B A France

    9:10 Diagnostic devices outside traditional healthcare markets: medical devices in low-resource settings

    Steven Reid

    Steven Reid, Honorary Member, Imperial College London

  • Low and middle income countries as a potential market for POC diagnostics
  • Expanding markets in Asia and the Far East
  • Untapped markets in other low income countries
  • The potential importance of these markets
  • 9:50 Point of Care Application of technologies

    Richard Gill

    Richard Gill, Board Director & Investing Member, Launchpad Venture Group

  • NIR (Near Infra Red) to TruTouch Alcohol & Biometrics & SLO (Scanning Laser Opthalmascope) to Neuroptix Alzheimer’s Diagnostics
  • Human Proof of Concept
  • Strategic Partnerships for Market Adoption & Commercialization   
  • Capitalization for Commercialization    
  • Make, Use, Sell & Build Revenues! (MUSBRight!)
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Point of Care Devices. From concept to commercialisation

    Penny Wilson

    Penny Wilson, Lead Specialist, Detection and Identification Of Infectious Agents, Technology Strategy Board

  • Innovation in diagnostics, understanding the barriers and enablers
  • The evidence required for the adoption of disruptive technologies
  • What should be in a diagnostic research toolkit
  • 11:40 Point-of-care laboratories (POC-labs) at the hospital's doorstep

  • POC-labs and health care reforms
  • Report on a real-life experimentation of POC-labs implemented in emergency departments
  • Road map to implement POC tests
  • Focus on acute bronchiolitis
  • Focus on community-acquired pneumonia
  • Stephan Cohen-Bacrie

    Stephan Cohen-Bacrie, Director of Clinical Microbiology, Novescia Network of Clinical Laboratories

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 The implementation of point of care diagnostics into all aspects of the healthcare system, from GP diagnosis to monitoring in surgeries

  • Why has it taken so long?
  • Serious hurdles yet to be overcome
  • The importance of health economic studies
  • Who are the key drivers?
  • Practical examples of key benefits
  • Bill Cunningham

    Bill Cunningham, Co-Founder & Former Chairman, Point of Care Forum, BIVDA

    14:30 Modernising scientific careers - The community diagnostics project

    Gillian Hall

    Gillian Hall, POCT Manager, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

  •  A summary of the project
  • New roles for healthcare science support workers
  • The advantages and difficulties of community diagnostics and the potential economic savings
  • Feedback from patients, GPs and support workers
  • Longer term projections of community diagnostics role in healthcare
  • 15:10 From screening to monitoring Piezofilm technology for rapid POC testing of drug levels and response biomarkers

    Oliver  Boucher

    Oliver Boucher, Chief Business Officer, Vivacta Ltd

  • Personalising delivery of pharmaceutical care
  • Assessing outcomes in real time
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Point of Care Dx: innovating, adopting & diffusing

    Nigel Sansom

    Nigel Sansom, Former Senior Manager, NHS National Innovation Centre

  • The marketplace: UK and beyond
  • The evolving healthcare landscape
  • Barriers to adoption
  • How to make money with PoC Dx
  • 16:40 Panel Discussion: Is the full integration of POC an achievable goal with our current technologies?

  • The integration of POC into the healthcare industry – where we are so far
  • The role of telehealth in integration
  • How important is POC technology in healthcare?
  • Can we achieve full integration?
  • David Huckle

    David Huckle, President / Director General, A B A France

    Mohammad Al-Ubaydli

    Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, CEO, Patients Know Best

    Bill Cunningham

    Bill Cunningham, Co-Founder & Former Chairman, Point of Care Forum, BIVDA

    17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Gilbert Greub

    Gilbert Greub

    Chief of Medical Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology

    Bill Cunningham

    Co-Founder & Former Chairman, Point of Care Forum, BIVDA
    Bill Cunningham

    David Huckle

    President / Director General, A B A France
    David Huckle

    Gilbert Greub

    Chief of Medical Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology
    Gilbert Greub

    Gillian Hall

    POCT Manager, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
    Gillian Hall

    Kuo Tong

    President and Founder, Quorum Consulting
    Kuo Tong

    Loes Segerink

    Researcher, University Of Twente
    Loes Segerink

    Mohammad Al-Ubaydli

    CEO, Patients Know Best
    Mohammad Al-Ubaydli

    Nigel Sansom

    Former Senior Manager, NHS National Innovation Centre
    Nigel Sansom

    Oliver Boucher

    Chief Business Officer, Vivacta Ltd
    Oliver  Boucher

    Penny Wilson

    Lead Specialist, Detection and Identification Of Infectious Agents, Technology Strategy Board
    Penny Wilson

    Pierre-Yves Levy

    Associate Professor , Hôpital La Timone
    Pierre-Yves Levy

    Richard Gill

    Board Director & Investing Member, Launchpad Venture Group
    Richard Gill

    Stephan Cohen-Bacrie

    Director of Clinical Microbiology, Novescia Network of Clinical Laboratories
    Stephan Cohen-Bacrie

    Steven Reid

    Honorary Member, Imperial College London
    Steven Reid

    Sue Collins

    Promoting Health Engagement Lead, South Tyneside Primary Care Trust
    Sue Collins

    Terenzio Facchinetti

    Manager Business Development, UL International GmbH
    Terenzio  Facchinetti

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    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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