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Following a series of well-received conferences run specifically for the Diagnostics industry, SMi are delighted to continue the series with their 3rd annual event on Market Opportunities and Technology Trends in Point of Care Diagnostics.

This conference offers you the essential information needed to remain competitive in this highly evolving market and will be looking to bring together leading industry experts to discuss and debate the current and future opportunities within the point of care diagnostic market segment.

This conference seeks to explore the rapid growth of POC testing in terms of technology advancements and healthcare economics, with a focus on specific near patient testing; infectious diseases (in particular Tight Glycemic Control, Cholesterol Testing and Blood Glucose Monitoring). This event will also take a specific look at the growth of the global market, assessing the drivers and shapers, and will consider what effect POC testing kits are having on the healthcare market, physicians and laboratories.

A must attend event for all those working in the Point of Care Diagnostics market!

An unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts, including:

  • Rodney Cotton, Senior Vice President, Point of Care Diagnostics, Roche Diagnostics
  • Professor Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer, Department of Health
  • Giuseppe Minola, Head, Business Area Near Patient Testing, Roche Diagnostics
  • Andrea Molyneaux, Senior Medical Device Specialist, Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
  • Professor Christopher Price, Vice President, Outcomes Research, Bayer Healthcare
  • Doris-Ann Williams, Director General, British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA)
  • Dr Lou Dunka, Principal Scientist, LifeScan
  • Dr Pramod Gaur, President & Chief Executive Officer, Viterion TeleHealthcare

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Doris-Ann Williams

Doris-Ann Williams, Director General, British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA)

9:10 CHANGES IN HEALTHCARE PROMPTED BY THE INCREASING USE OF POCT

Christopher Price

Christopher Price, Vice President, Outcomes Research, Bayer Healthcare

  • The current use of POCT in healthcare
  • The use of POCT in the emergency room
  • The use of POCT in primary care
  • 9:50 CONCERNS IN DEVELOPMENT

    Bill Cunningham

    Bill Cunningham, Managing Director, CDx

  • NHS issues and budgets
  • Who pays?
  • Who benefits?
  • How will this affect the progression of POCT?
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 REGULATIONS IN THE POINT OF CARE SECTOR

    Andrea Molyneaux

    Andrea Molyneaux, Senior Medical Device Specialist, Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

  • The role of the MHRA
  • The IVD directive
  • The regulation of point of care testing
  • Adverse incidents
  • 11:40 POLITICAL ISSUES RELATING TO POINT OF CARE DIAGNOSTICS

    David Huckle

    David Huckle, Chief Executive, Adams Business Associates

  • False dawns and reasons for past failure
  • Changes in the total climate, including technology
  • Product approval and acceptance – regulatory, reimbursement and political
  • Changes that will allow success this time
  • Demand pull vs holding back from non-technical issues
  • Cost-effective needs
  • Market accessibility and integration into total healthcare
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    14:00 HOW CAN POCT BENEFIT FROM BUSINESS ISSUES

    Neil Butt

    Neil Butt, Principal Consultant, PA Consulting Group

  • Commercially accessing markets
  • Business models that can be adapted
  • Applying business regulations
  • Benefiting from a business view
  • 14:40 TIGHT GLYCEMIC CONTROL

    Rodney Cotton

    Rodney Cotton, Senior Vice President, Point of Care Diagnostics, Roche Diagnostics

  • Advancements in the sector
  • Administering the testing via standard protocols
  • Ensuring the accuracy of the testing
  • What does it mean for patients and hospitals?
  • 15:20 BEYOND POCT 1-A

    Jeffrey Dubois

    Jeffrey Dubois, Vice President, Business Development, Nova Biomedical

    16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks followed by Afternoon Tea

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    9:10 THE POINT OF CARE MARKET

    Giuseppe Minola

    Giuseppe Minola, Head of Roche Near Patient Testing, Business Area Near Patient Testing, Roche Diagnostics GmbH

  • The current point of care market
  • Changes in the market
  • Effects of these changes
  • Who benefits?
  • The future of point of care diagnostics
  • 9:50 POCT: A Department of Health perspective

    Sue Hill

    Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer, Department Of Health

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

  • How can the profile and awareness of POCT be raised?
  • Do regulations assist or hinder the progression of POCT?
  • Does reimbursement have a great effect?
  • How should POCT be integrated into hospitals and emergency rooms?
  • Sue Hill

    Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer, Department Of Health

    Christopher Price

    Christopher Price, Vice President, Outcomes Research, Bayer Healthcare

    David Huckle

    David Huckle, Chief Executive, Adams Business Associates

    11:40 PRICING AND REIMBURSEMENT

    Thomas Mann

    Thomas Mann, Chief Executive, Capio Healthcare

  • Reimbursement structure and organisation
  • Indications of pricing benefits
  • Long term gain of POCT
  • Forthcoming planning considerations
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    14:00 THE USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE POCT SECTOR

    Steve Miller

    Steve Miller, Global Marketing Manager, BGE/IT, Roche Diagnostics GmbH

  • The customer requirements now and the future
  • The challenge for instrument manufacturers
  • The implications for LIS/HIS companies
  • 14:40 THE USE OF MOBILE PHONE TECHNOLOGY WITH POCT

    Clive Peggram

    Clive Peggram, Chief Executive Officer, e-San

  • The use of mobile phone technology to benefit patients
  • Immediate response
  • Diabetes monitoring
  • Asthma monitoring
  • The cost of this technology
  • Benefits of this technology
  • 15:20 TELEMEDICINE AND POCT

    Pramod Gaur

    Pramod Gaur, President & Chief Executive Officer, Viterion TeleHealthcare

  • Internet technologies to create virtual lab information system
  • Lowering healthcare costs
  • Cutting time for start of treatment
  • Decentralised healthcare information
  • Benefits in the developed world
  • Benefits for the developing world
  • The next generation of telemedicine
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks followed by Afternoon Tea

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    Workshops

    Point of Care Diagnostics, The Myth, The Reality and Real Market Future
    Workshop

    Point of Care Diagnostics, The Myth, The Reality and Real Market Future

    The Grange Holborn Hotel
    8th February 2006
    London, United Kingdom

    The Grange Holborn Hotel

    50-60 Southampton Row
    London WC1B 4AR
    United Kingdom

    The Grange Holborn Hotel

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