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The need for functional delivery of RNAi effectors to target cells is a primary problem that is holding back the field of RNAi therapeutics. Nanoparticles, molecular conjugates, and other delivery technologies have their place but are they really working well enough? If not, why not? And if they do appear to be working, what will it actually take to realize clinical success? This workshop is designed to help attendees appreciate the magnitude of the gap that must be bridged between academic-preclinial studies and the needs of the pharma industrial for success in RNAi therapeutics.

This workshop is suitable for:

  • Company CSOs
  • Technology transfer officers,
  • Early stage biotech investors,
  • Personnel from CROs
  • Clinical SMOs

This workshop is a must attend for all those puzzled, perplexed or confused about what it is really going to take to move from successful RNAi therapy experiments in preclinical models of human disease to effective implementation of RNAi type therapeutics in clinic.

Workshop programme

13:30 Registration & Coffee

14:00 Opening Remarks

Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller, CSO, GlobalAcorn Ltd

Terry Wilkins

Terry Wilkins, Yorkshire Forward Professor of Nanomanufacturing Innovation, Leeds University

14:15 Where are we really with functional RNAi effector delivery?

15:15 Bridging the gap from lab preparation to kg manufacture

15:45 Afternoon tea

16:15 Integrated development plans-nonclinical studies to clinic

16:45 Improving on the status quo

17:15 Closing Remarks

17:30 End of workshop

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128 King Henry's Road
London NW3 3ST
United Kingdom

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.

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