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SMi's Cold Chain Distribution Conference and Exhibition took Europe by storm last year and set tongues wagging!  We are proud to announce the 10th annual Cold Chain Distribution Conference returns to London this Dec!

 

"A fantastic networking event " Delegate 2014 

With the total size of the healthcare cold chain logistic services market expected to expand further from its current figures of £4.3 billion to nearly £6.9 billion by 2016*, we're even more excited to present SMi's 10th Annual Cold Chain Distribution Conference and Exhibition on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th December 2015 at the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London, UK.

The 2015 meeting will focus on temperature-controlled distribution strategy for ambient biologics product and reach to emerging markets. With stringent regulations and more complex biologics products, cold chain managers need to be kept updated with latest technology advancements as well as best practice to secure a safe and efficient cold chain logistics.

 

 

 

*http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110722005758/en/Research-Markets-Global-Healthcare-Cold-Chain-Logistics#.VY0nYWVwbcs
 

 • LISTEN to case study scenario based presentations assessing the challenges faced in cold chain distribution and what strategies are being implemented in the attempt to secure better practices in the pharma distribution environment
HEAR the latest on the advances in real time temperature monitoring and direct to patient distribution strategies
REVIEW the GDP compliance regulations and lessons learned from audits to maintain standards
DISCUSS bridging the gap between pharma and logistics companies and managing expectation and requirements from one another in the partnership
 

 

Those working in but not limited to: 

  • GMP Compliance Specialist
  • GMP Inspector
  • Director, Global Demand Planning & Customer Operations
  • Director, Purchasing and Distribution
  • General Manager, Distribution and Logistics
  • Director, Regulatory Affairs, Corporate GMP Officer
  • Head of Packaging
  • VP, Clinical Logistics
  • International Supplies Manager
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Compliance Manager
  • Head of Corporate Supply Chain Operations
 

 

AAH Pharmaceuticals; AbbVie Ltd; Accord Healthcare Ltd; Acelity - LifeCell EMEA Ltd; Actavis UK Ltd. - Mark Edwards Home; Allergan; Alliance Boots; Alliance Healthcare; American Airlines; Amsafe Bridport; Berlinger & Co AG; Bio-Technology General (Israel) Ltd; Bosch Connected Devices & Solutions; Cryopak Europe; Day Lewis Plc; DBS Ltd; DuPont; Dutch Health Care Inspectorate; Dyzle; Eberspacher UK; Eberspaecher; Eisai Limited; Elpro-Buchs AG; Exelsius Cold Chain Management; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd ; FedEx; Genzyme BV; Genzyme Corporation; GlaxoSmithKline; I D I S Limited; IAG Cargo; IATA; IPI (International Pharmaceutical Industry); John Bell & Croyden; Kings College London; KINGSPAN; Laminar Medica Ltd; Leversedge Telecoms; Lilly; MHRA; Ministere de I'Economie; Movianto UK; Mundipharma ; Muscat Pharmacy; Norvegian Institute of Public Health ; PDP Courier Services Ltd; Peli BioThermal; Priority Freight LHR Ltd; Public Health England; QA Supply Chain; Roche Pharmaceuticals; Roche Products; Sanofi-Aventis; Saudi Food and Drug Authority; Sensitech EMEA; Sensitech UK Ltd; Takeda Pharma AG; Takeda Pharma International ; Testo Limited; The Birmingham Childrens Hospital; The Blood Transfusion Centre of Slovenia; WDA; West Sussex County Council; World Courier;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Tony Wright

Tony Wright, Managing Director, Exelsius Cold Chain Management

9:10 Reviewing the Implementation of the GDP Regulatory Requirements

Riekert Bruinink

Riekert Bruinink, Senior GMP/GDP Inspector, Dutch Health Care Inspectorate

  • Where are we now in terms of the latest GDP developments?
  • Results of GDP inspections based on the new guidelines
  • What can we learn?
  • 9:50 REVIEW: Demonstrating How to Meet the Needs of the EU GDP

    Cheryl  Blake

    Cheryl Blake, Senior GDP Inspector, MHRA

     

     

  • Discussing EU GDP with an update specific to the extension of GDP of APIs
  • What are the expectations from the MHRA?
  • Reviewing inspectorate findings regarding compliance with the updated guidance and regulations
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Assessing the Practical Implementation of Cold Chain Distribution – The Responsible Person (RP) Gold Standard

    Bob  Hayes

    Bob Hayes, Director , Seer Pharma

  • The RP Gold Standard – history and development
  • Requirements of the RP defined by the Gold Standard
  • The RP Training Standard
  • The role of Cogent Skills – The Sector Skills Council for the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • 11:40 The End-User Perspective - Case Study: Temperature Control

    Michelle Arnot-Kruger

    Michelle Arnot-Kruger, Cold Chain & Logistics, UNICEF

  • Focusing on the importance of the end user – what can be done?
  • Evaluating what happens through tracking the whole distribution cycle
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Case Study: Enhancing the Handling, Storage and Distribution Within Cold Chain Distribution

    Henry Moran

    Henry Moran, UK and International Supplies Manager,Pharmaceuticals, Napp Pharmaceuticals

  • Evaluating how the increased importance of temperature control and monitoring has affectedthe supply chain
  • Addressing how we can ensure that product quality and integrity aren’t compromised
  • Brainstorming over the capacity for handling medicinal products
  • 14:10 Patient-Centricity “We will Move the Mountain”

    David Spillett

    David Spillett, Key Account Director, World Courier

  • An introduction to Home Trail Support and Direct To Patient distribution
  • An evolving supply chain model
  • Challenges and solutions for maintaining temperature control
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Assessing the Supply Chain in Emerging Markets – Focus on the Middle East and Russia

    Chris Wallace

    Chris Wallace, International Supply Chain Director, Genzyme

  • Understanding the differences among countries – standards, rules and regulations, methods etc.
  • What strategies are being utilised to support and enhance supply chain development in these regions
  • What can we learn from the Emerging Markets and apply elsewhere?

    Chris will share the Genzyme experience and describe some of the specific challenges in emerging markets and how to overcome them

     

  • 16:00 THE INTERNATIONAL DEBATE: Emerging Markets

  • Assessing the emerging markets –How can we instil the samestandards and basic requirements from one country to another? 
  • How does cold chain in the Middle East/ CIS differ from Europe?
  • How can industry experts and policy-makers work together in tandem to grow the business?
  • What are and how to eliminate barriers to grow cold chain in emerging markets
  • Through this roundtable discussion, participants will be able to tweet their questions to panelists. This will be an interactive and engaging session for the audience to participate too! 

    Bob  Hayes

    Bob Hayes, Director , Seer Pharma

    Chris Wallace

    Chris Wallace, International Supply Chain Director, Genzyme

    16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Tony Wright

    Tony Wright, Managing Director, Exelsius Cold Chain Management

    17:00 Drinks Reception sponsored by World Courier

    18:30 Depart for Dinner, sponsored by World Courier

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    David Spillett

    David Spillett, Key Account Director, World Courier

    9:10 JOINT PRESENTATION: Managing Clinical Supplies to Patients

  • Patient focused initiatives within Global Clinical Supply
  • System based temperature monitoring functionality
  • Controlled room temperature monitoring strategy           
  • The importance of vendor relationships
  • Claire Armstrong

    Claire Armstrong, Distribution Specialist, Clinical Supply Logistics, Pfizer

    Bev Nicol

    Bev Nicol, Senior Manager, Clinical Supply Logistics, Pfizer

    9:50 Direct To Patient Home Delivery

    Benjamin Halle

    Benjamin Halle, TSOM Leader, Clinical Supplies SCP , Sanofi

  • Concerns about traditional distribution
  • Sanofi’s global process overview
  • Reasons to consider a Direct To Patient solution
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Case Study: Sustainable CO2-Neutral Shipping Packaging for Maintenance of Cold Chain for E-commerce

    Alexander Bardenstein

    Alexander Bardenstein, Technical Manager, R&D Coordinator, Packaging Section, Danish Technological Institute
    View Bio

  • Studies to compensate for real-life temperature variations within the distribution chain of single packaging
  • How to go green with carbon-neutral shipping?
  • Reviewing an alternative active shipping packaging concept to implement temperature-controlled evaporative cooling inside an air-spaced double-wall corrugated cardboard box
  • 11:40 Continuous Improvement in the Pharma Supply Chain through Real Time Visibility

    Olivier Simonnot

    Olivier Simonnot, Strategic Market Manager Life Sciences EMEA, Sensitech

  • Regulatory requirements for proactive risk assessments
  • Real time technology
  • Use of real-time data to fully map and pro-actively monitor the supply chain
  • Optimising and securing the supply chain
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: Risk Mitigation of Air Shipments - Meeting Temperature Sensitive Requirements

  • Air shipments of pharmaceutical products – where are we now? 
  • Airport is a black hole and I don’t know what happens to my product;
  • Airline handling is a low-wage environment so how can you ensure staff are appropriately skilled and trained to handle my product;
  • There are many agencies involved in airfreight –how can these be best co-ordinated;
  • What happens to my product when it transfers from one flight to another?
  • Managing and auditing carriers – what’s done and what could be done differently when challenges are faced
  • Alan Dorling

    Alan Dorling, Global Head - Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, IAG Cargo

    Mark Edwards

    Mark Edwards, Managing Director, Modalis

    Thomas Grubb

    Thomas Grubb, Manager, Cold Chain Strategy, American Airlines

    Tim Wood

    Tim Wood, Technical Service Manager, GlaxoSmithKline

    14:10 Case Study: Shipping Temperature-Sensitive Products via Airfreight

    Thomas Grubb

    Thomas Grubb, Manager, Cold Chain Strategy, American Airlines

  • An overview into how the ground and warehouse staff deal with handling pharmaceutical products
  • Mitigating risk when transporting products via airfreight
  • Reviewing the challenges surrounding air freight and the procedures to overcome the hurdles
  • An insight into the development of airfreight procedures
  • 15:00 Analysing Air Shipments – Are They the Future?

    Mark Edwards

    Mark Edwards, Managing Director, Modalis

  • Assessing challenging
  • Active solutions
  • Passive solutions
  • Airline solutions
  • 15:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    David Spillett

    David Spillett, Key Account Director, World Courier

    16:00 Drinks Reception sponsored by American Airlines Cargo

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Alan Dorling

    Alan Dorling

    Global Head - Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, IAG Cargo
    Alexander Bardenstein

    Alexander Bardenstein

    Technical Manager, R&D Coordinator, Packaging Section, Danish Technological Institute
    Bev Nicol

    Bev Nicol

    Senior Manager, Clinical Supply Logistics, Pfizer
    Bob  Hayes

    Bob Hayes

    Director , Seer Pharma
    Cheryl  Blake

    Cheryl Blake

    Senior GDP Inspector, MHRA
    Chris Wallace

    Chris Wallace

    International Supply Chain Director, Genzyme
    Claire Armstrong

    Claire Armstrong

    Distribution Specialist, Clinical Supply Logistics, Pfizer
    David Spillett

    David Spillett

    Key Account Director, World Courier
    Henry Moran

    Henry Moran

    UK and International Supplies Manager,Pharmaceuticals, Napp Pharmaceuticals
    Mark Edwards

    Mark Edwards

    Managing Director, Modalis
    Michelle Arnot-Kruger

    Michelle Arnot-Kruger

    Cold Chain & Logistics, UNICEF
    Thomas Grubb

    Thomas Grubb

    Manager, Cold Chain Strategy, American Airlines
    Tony Wright

    Tony Wright

    Managing Director, Exelsius Cold Chain Management

    Alan Dorling

    Global Head - Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, IAG Cargo
    Alan Dorling

    Alexander Bardenstein

    Technical Manager, R&D Coordinator, Packaging Section, Danish Technological Institute
    Alexander Bardenstein

    Alexander Bardenstein, R&D Product Manager at the Center for Packaging and Logistics of Danish Technological Institute, was awarded the MSc. Eng. Phys. in 1988 and PhD in Physics in 1996. He has worked in high-power particle beams and laser interaction with matter, laser ultrasonics, non-destructive testing, and ultrasound-enhanced rate processes at solid-gas and solid-plasma interfaces, including surface decontamination of food products using steam and ultrasound. In the recent years, he has been engaged in development of active packaging materials and concepts, including microwaveable food packaging, temperature-controlled packaging for fresh produce, home food delivery and OTC drugs delivery, oxygen scavengers, antimicrobial packaging, microwave decontamination of foods, etc.

    Benjamin Halle

    TSOM Leader, Clinical Supplies SCP , Sanofi
    Benjamin Halle

    Bev Nicol

    Senior Manager, Clinical Supply Logistics, Pfizer
    Bev Nicol

    Bob Hayes

    Director , Seer Pharma
    Bob  Hayes

    Cheryl Blake

    Senior GDP Inspector, MHRA
    Cheryl  Blake

    Chris Wallace

    International Supply Chain Director, Genzyme
    Chris Wallace

    Claire Armstrong

    Distribution Specialist, Clinical Supply Logistics, Pfizer
    Claire Armstrong

    David Spillett

    Key Account Director, World Courier
    David Spillett

    Henry Moran

    UK and International Supplies Manager,Pharmaceuticals, Napp Pharmaceuticals
    Henry Moran

    Mark Edwards

    Managing Director, Modalis
    Mark Edwards

    Michelle Arnot-Kruger

    Cold Chain & Logistics, UNICEF
    Michelle Arnot-Kruger

    Olivier Simonnot

    Strategic Market Manager Life Sciences EMEA, Sensitech
    Olivier Simonnot

    Riekert Bruinink

    Senior GMP/GDP Inspector, Dutch Health Care Inspectorate
    Riekert Bruinink

    Thomas Grubb

    Manager, Cold Chain Strategy, American Airlines
    Thomas Grubb

    Tim Wood

    Technical Service Manager, GlaxoSmithKline
    Tim Wood

    Tony Wright

    Managing Director, Exelsius Cold Chain Management
    Tony Wright

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Official Media Partner

    Platinum Media Partners

    Online Partner

    Supporters

    Preliminary List of Attendees 2015

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    Press Release (2015.10.06) - World Courier confirmed as Lead Sponsor for the SMi Group’s 10th Annual

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    Cold Chain Distribution 2014 – Attending Organisations

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    SMi Speaker Interview Series: David Spillett, Key Account Director, World Courier

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    SMi Speaker Interview Series: Chris Wallace, International Supply Chain Director, Sanofi Genzyme

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    SMi Speaker Interview Series: Tom Grubb, Manager, Cold Chain Strategy, American Airlines Cargo

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    American Airlines Cargo

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

    American Airlines Cargo is a division of American Airlines Inc. American provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe. Every day, American transports cargo between major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. Together with American Eagle and US Airways Express, the airlines operate an average of nearly 6,700 daily flights worldwide to and from hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington DC.


    Berlinger & Co. AG

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

    Swiss family run manufacturer of temperature monitoring devices, with over 30 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Wide range of products ranging from temperature indicators, data loggers and site monitoring devices including Fridge monitoring. SmartView is Berlinger’s cloud based data management system, combining site monitoring and shipment monitoring under 1 platform. Range of products: Temperature Indicators, Temperature Monitors: Data loggers, Wireless site Monitoring devices (including Fridge Monitoring, Real Time tracking devices, SmartView: Cloud based data management system, combining facility and shipment monitoring under 1 platform.


    Eberspacher

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

    Eberspaecher UK, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eberspaecher Climate Control Systems GMBH & Co KG. is the market leader in the supply of independent heaters, air conditioning and climate control solutions for all vehicle transport applications. Climate systems combine an independent heater and an air conditioning system to provide fully automatic temperature control in the vehicle ideally suited for GDP compliance applications. In addition Eberspaecher distribute a wide range of portable refrigerated and heated insulated containers used throughout Europe for the transport of temperature sensitive drugs, vaccines and bio-medical products.


    ELPRO

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

    ELPRO, founded in 1986, is a globally active Swiss provider of solutions for monitoring environmental conditions throughout the supply chain of perishable goods. While the focus is on pharmaceutical, healthcare, biobanking & life-science industry, ELPRO serves a wide range of industries. Whenever temperature, humidity, pressure, or any other environmental condition is key to the quality of products during production, storage or transport: ELPRO cares for efficiency and compliance. Monitoring means to measure, record, and manage data and – based upon stability criteria – assess the data for release or alarm.


    Emball’iso

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

    Emball’iso is a leader in the design and manufacture of high performance temperature controlled packaging systems for the transport of biopharmaceutical products with 7 production sites around the globe. With 25 years of experience, Our product range is extensive and can cover all aspects of thermal and capacity requirements as well as duration of transport. Our services include turnkey projects, integrated solutions and monitoring services. Emball’iso, deliver quality, everywhere, just like you.


    Peli BioThermal

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

    Pharmaceutical companies — and other organisations looking to make signficant cost and quality improvements in their cold chains — are switching to Peli BioThermal for single-use and reusable temperature-controlled packaging. Our innovative, patented technologies and consultative services ensure product quality, mitigate excursion rates, reduce packaging costs and drive TCO across your entire supply chain.


    Sensitech

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

    Sensitech is focused on delivering supply chain visibility solutions that track, monitor and protect products for global leaders in the food, life sciences, consumer goods, and industrial markets. Our solutions are focused in three key areas: quality and compliance, supply chain security, and logistics performance management. Quality and compliance solutions address temperature-sensitive, complex supply chains focused on delivering the highest quality possible, while our supply chain security solutions help to mitigate risks associated with theft, diversion and chain of custody. Sensitech’s logistics performance solutions deliver origin-to-destination, real-time transparency to any in-transit journey.


    Testo

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.testo.com/en

    For 60 years, Testo has been known for creating innovative measuring solutions made in Germany. In 33 subsidiary companies around the world, 2,750 employees research, develop, produce and market for the high-tech company. Products from Testo help to save time and resources, to protect the environment and the health of humans, and to increase the value of goods and services. The average annual growth is over 10 % since founding in 1957, and the current turnover is more than a quarter of a billion Euros. Testo invests about a tenth of the annual turnover in Research & Development.


    Topa Thermal

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

    Transporting temperature-sensitive products should be protected from shocking, volatility of weather and other unforeseen circumstances. We design, test and manufacture a wide range of isothermal solutions branded KoolTemp® Pre-Qualified Shipping Systems, KoolTemp® Insulated Shippers and Koolit® Refrigerants. With this range, we meet the packaging needs of companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnical, medical device, healthcare, logistic service and food service.

    Media Partners


    WCA Perishables

    Official Media Partner
    http://www.wcaperishables.com



    WCA Time Critical

    Official Media Partner
    http://www.wcatimecritical.com




    Media Partners


    WCA Pharma

    Platinum Media Partners
    http://www.wcapharma.com

    The Members within WCA Pharma all have dedicated personnel fully conversant in the GDP guidelines required for the special handling of Pharmaceutical products. All have the attention to detail required that has seen them become established and recognized by the leading Pharma Industries throughout the world. From Clinical trials, Biotech, Plasma, Laboratory, Health Care, Chilled, Frozen, Controlled Ambient, Packaging, Air, Ocean and Land, you have all Pharmaceutical clusters contained within one exclusive network. Our members are able to pass on their knowledge to clients and use their skills, trust and experience in ensuring all products arrive on time and in the perfect condition. Making sure products are shipped via the correct method, temperature, atmosphere and under controlled conditions ensures these valuable shipments have the care and attention whilst being handled that they deserve.

    Media Partners


    Global Cold Chain News

    Online Partner
    http://www.globalcoldchainnews.com

    Global Cold Chain News is a business intelligence service for temperature-controlled logistics providers in the UK, rest of Europe and globally, giving daily news items, exhibition information and special reports. Supported by a weekly e-newsletter sent out to 4,000 named recipients, since its launch in 2011 the website receives well over 3,000 visitors a month. To subscribe to the newsletter or enquire about advertising, or to subscribe to our magazine Cold Chain News please email tina.massey@globalcoldchainnews.com

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    Antibodies Online

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    antibodies-online.com facilitates researchers to find the appropriate antibodies for their respective research project. As an independent and multi-vendor marketplace for research antibodies and thanks to the cooperation with more than 130 different manufacturers, a large selection of Antibodies (over 700,000), ELISA Kits (over 130,000), Secondary Antibodies (17,000), Proteins (130,000), Peptides and Isotype Controls is available. By supporting the Independent Validation Initiative and the Resource Identification Initiative, antibodies-online.com also addresses the important topics of transparent product quality and scientific reproducibility. In addition scientists receive news and detailed information about the individual antibodies from databases such as the PubMed and others.


    Pharmaceutical Outsourcing

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    http://www.pharmoutsourcing.com

    Pharmaceutical Outsourcing, the journal dedicated to pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical contract services. With regular sections on contract manufacturing, contract research, contract packaging, formulation/development services, contract analytical testing, APIs, stability testing, clinical research and other areas, we bring the most complete coverage of trends and issues in the industry to our 15,000 readers in North America.


    SelectScience

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    The Coolstar

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    The Coolstar is an online information resource for all those involved in the transport, storage and distribution of goods and products that have refrigerated and controlled atmosphere handling requirements. Read by shippers, forwarders, logistics providers, carriers, ports and airports, The Coolstar connects through information. We provide breaking stories, original comment, news and research – as well as the best stories from around the world. The Coolstar is published by The Loadstar Media Ltd.


    Pharmavision

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    PharmaVision offers a consultancy service providing independent pharmaceutical thematic research to the healthcare industry, the investment community and competitive intelligence specialists. We perform due diligence research and provide expert commentary in healthcare. Our reports combine scientific analysis in drug delivery, R&D technologies and pharmaceutical products including patient modelling, product/technology forecasts and market trends evaluation.


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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.

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    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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