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SMi presents the 9th Annual Cold Chain Distribution Conference taking place on 2nd and 3rd December 2014 in Central London.

Driven by a strong growth in the sales of temperature sensitive healthcare products, the demand for cold chain logistic services is currently experiencing explosive growth.

The total size of the healthcare cold chain logistic services market is expected to expand from its current figures of US$ 6.7 billion to nearly US$ 10.7 billion by 2017.
 

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This conference will assess the global healthcare cold chain distribution process and logistic requirements for various temperature sensitive healthcare products to ensure the organisation of an efficient cold chain distribution process.

The revised guidelines on GDP published in March 2013, are applicable as of 24 November 2013. The SMi conference will predominantly focus on the implementation of the GDP guidelines and how companies are adapting to comply with the regulations.

 

 


 

• Hear insights from Key Opinion Leaders on the challenges that are faced within cold chain distribution compliance

• Benchmark and reflect on the implementation of the GDP directive with an opening address from Cheryl Blake, GDP Inspector, MHRA and case studies from IATA, Abbvie and the Dutch Health Care Inspectorate

• Enhance your understanding of the challenges of transport qualification for temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products with a round table discussion led by Tony Wright, Managing Director, Exelsius Cold Chain Management and an opening address from Alan Dorling, Global Head – Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, IAG Cargo

• Strengthen your supply chain through management and efficiency insights from Merck Serono and Genzyme
 

  • 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; Actavis UK Ltd; Allergan; Allergan Ltd; Alliance Healthcare; Berlinger & Co AG; Celesio; Cemafroid; Chaucer Logistics; Cold Chain Consultants; Dutch Health Care Inspectorate; Elpro-Buchs AG; Euro2Go; Exelsius Cold Chain Management; Farma Mondo SA; FedEx; Fedex Logistics Services; Genzyme Corporation; GlaxoSmithKline; I D I S Limited; IAG Cargo; IATA; IPI (International Pharmaceutical Industry); Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V.; Kings College London; Kuehne And Nagel; Lübeck University of Applied Science; Matthews International Transport Ltd; Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman; Muscat Pharmacy; N A P P Pharmaceutical; Napp Laboratories; Online MBT; Orion Pharma; Pauwels Consulting; Pfizer; Pharma Publications; Pharmafreight; Pharmaterials; Prometheon Pharma LLC; Public Health England; Reckitt Benckiser Plc; Road Haulage Association; Roche Pharmaceuticals; saudi food and drug authority; Sensitech UK Ltd; Sharp Clinical Services; St George's, University of London; TAPA EMEA; Teva Pharmaceutical; The Birmingham Childrens Hospital; Transparent Energy ; TSS ; UDG; University of Leeds; WDA; World Courier;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chair's Opening Remarks

Tony Wright

Tony Wright, CEO, Exelsius Cold Chain Management

9:10 GDP Compliance - A UK Regulatory Perspective

Cheryl  Blake

Cheryl Blake, GDP Inspector, MHRA

  • Ensuring qualification and validation over the life cycle of the product and process
  • Enhancing a quality risk management approach throughout the lifecycle of a medicinal product
  • Taking steps towards ensuring standardisation and harmonisation of regulatory guidelines
  • 9:50 Assessing inspection results based on the GDP guidelines

    Riekert Bruinink

    Riekert Bruinink, Member of the GDP drafting Group of the EMA, Dutch Health Care Inspectorate

  • What does the survey symbolise one year after the GDP guidelines
  • What’s being implemented well and what areas could be improved on?
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Case Study 1: The implementation of the new GDP guidelines

    Mark Riches

    Mark Riches, Logistics Manager, Public Health England

  •  An overview of Public Health England
  • How to handle a bulk vaccine product through its initial storage and transport to a contract filler.
  • Onto the contract packer, finishing up with the final product - with all the validation, bespoke vehicles and controls in between and throughout
  • 11:40 Case Study 2: The Implementation of Regulatory Requirements (GDP, IATA, etc.)

    Andrea Gruber

    Andrea Gruber, Senior Manager, Specialised Cargo, IATA

  • Since the introduction of the GDP Guidelines, where are we now?
  • What challenges are being faced to ensure compliance to the existing regulations (GDP, IATA, etc.)?
  • How to elevate pharmaceutical product handling globally?
  • How can we ensure transparency of supply chain logistics’ partners?
  • 12:20 Round Table Discussion

    Tony Wright

    Tony Wright, CEO, Exelsius Cold Chain Management

  • Guidelines under EU 343/01
  • The 3 ‘P’s’ of transport qualification
  • Qualification as an on-going process
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Case Study: Supply Chain Efficiency

    Didier Basseras

    Didier Basseras, Vice President Global Head of Clinical, Sanofi-Aventis

  • Ensuring efficient transport solutions within clinical operations,distribution and the supply chain
  • Streamlining processes and customer supplier relations
  • Future requirements to review-What’s newand how can we move forward?
  • 14:40 Developing services and logistics in Luxembourg

    Daniel Liebermann

    Daniel Liebermann, Director, Directorate Logistics, Ministere de I'Economie

     

  • Understanding the needs of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry
  • Complying with airfreight requirements
  • Luxembourg case study: creating a fully GDP compliant and certified end-to-end temperaturecontrolled supply chain solutions according to the latest WHO and EU GDP guidelines
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Challenges faced with complex supply chains, today's novel innovations are the supply chain challenges of tomorrow

    David Spillett

    David Spillett, Key Account Director, World Courier

  • Assessing global supply chain trends and novel distribution strategies
  • Strategies to adopt for mitigating risk
  • The dangers of shipping between international markets
  • 16:30 Case Study: The Implementation of the new GDP guidelines

    Chris Wallace

    Chris Wallace, International Supply Chain Lead, Genzyme Corporation

    17:10 Chair's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    19:30 Dinner at Gordon Ramsay's Maze Restaurant sponsored by World Courier

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chair's Opening Remarks

    Andrea Gruber

    Andrea Gruber, Senior Manager, Specialised Cargo, IATA

    9:10 Opening Address

    Alan Dorling

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

  •  What has been the impact of the new EU GDP Guidelines for air cargo operators?
  • Building a vertical team for managing Time & Temperature air-freight shipments
  • Achieving Quality & Compliance across a global network
  • Maximising service performance through collaboration
  • 9:50 A portfolio matrix approach to Temperature Control Packaging - maximum protection at lowest possible costs

    Richard Wood

    Richard Wood, Design Manager, Peli BioThermal

  • Matching your choice of TCP solutions to the shipping lane dynamic
  •  Thermal Stress requirements and associated solution scoring
  • Dynamics of conditioning, packing and shipping
  • Re-capture / Re-use opportunities
  • Waste / end of life system options
  • Overcoming hurdles to effective re-use
  • Alternative options for TCP financing (own, lease, rent)
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Vehicle Temperature Compliance Solutions

    Vince Lee

    Vince Lee, Managing Director, Eberspacher UK

  • Challenges we face due to vehicle and country climatic differences.
  • Results from independently controlled testing.
  • Options and recommendations for whole vehicle temperature control
  • Active temperature control for low temperature regulation (+2 to +8 degrees centigrade) using portable solutions.
  • 11:40 Round Table Discussion

    Tim Wood

    Tim Wood, Technical Service Manager, GlaxoSmithKline

  •  What are the current evolving regulations?
  •  The auditing process- experiences about non-cold chain monitoring
  • Introducing temperature controlled shipping
  • Facing the challenges with the introduction of temperature monitoring for all non-cold chain IMP shipments
  • How will the overhead of monitoring affect the landscape for R&D?
  • How do we ensure consistency internally and externally at sites?
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Chair's Afternoon Opening Remarks

    Alan Dorling

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

    13:30 Case Study: The Implementation of the new GDP guidelines

    Michelle Goodyear

    Michelle Goodyear, UK Quality Manager, Abbvie Ltd

  • Implementation of the GDP guidelines and integrating this into the strategy and procedure
  • What challenges are being faced to ensure compliance of the GDP guidelines?
  • How can we ensure transparency of supply chain logistics
  • 14:10 The risk based approach - Verifying transportation to enhance distribution

    Thomas Grubb

    Thomas Grubb, Manager, Cold Chain Strategy, American Airlines

  • Risk Analysis of the shipment routes to comply with the GDP guidelines
  • Risk mitigation in temperature controlled transport
  • Assessing the impact of conditions other than temperature during transportation
  • 14:50 Round Table Discussion

    Stephen Mitchell

    Stephen Mitchell, QA Manager, Quality & Compliance, Logistics, GlaxoSmithKline

  • Risk management and the use of temperature controls in distribution: should cost be a consideration? 
  • Assessing innovations to make the distribution process more efficient and cost effective
  • How well has our industry managed the challenges so far?
  • The EU GDP one year on: The regulatory perspective
  • 15:30 Chair's Closing Remarks and Afternoon Tea

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Alan Dorling

    Alan Dorling

    Global Head - Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, IAG Cargo
    Andrea Gruber

    Andrea Gruber

    Senior Manager, Specialised Cargo, IATA
    Cheryl  Blake

    Cheryl Blake

    GDP Inspector, MHRA
    Chris Wallace

    Chris Wallace

    International Supply Chain Lead, Genzyme Corporation
    Daniel Liebermann

    Daniel Liebermann

    Director, Directorate Logistics, Ministere de I'Economie
    Michelle Goodyear

    Michelle Goodyear

    UK Quality Manager, Abbvie Ltd
    Richard Wood

    Richard Wood

    Design Manager, Peli BioThermal
    Riekert Bruinink

    Riekert Bruinink

    Member of the GDP drafting Group of the EMA, Dutch Health Care Inspectorate
    Tim Wood

    Tim Wood

    Technical Service Manager, GlaxoSmithKline
    Tony Wright

    Tony Wright

    CEO, Exelsius Cold Chain Management
    Vince Lee

    Vince Lee

    Managing Director, Eberspacher UK

    Alan Dorling

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

    Andrea Gruber

    Senior Manager, Specialised Cargo, IATA
    Andrea Gruber

    Cheryl Blake

    GDP Inspector, MHRA
    Cheryl  Blake

    Chris Wallace

    International Supply Chain Lead, Genzyme Corporation
    Chris Wallace

    Daniel Liebermann

    Director, Directorate Logistics, Ministere de I'Economie
    Daniel Liebermann

    David Spillett

    Key Account Director, World Courier
    David Spillett

    Didier Basseras

    Vice President Global Head of Clinical, Sanofi-Aventis
    Didier Basseras

    Mark Riches

    Logistics Manager, Public Health England
    Mark Riches

    Michelle Goodyear

    UK Quality Manager, Abbvie Ltd
    Michelle Goodyear

    Richard Wood

    Design Manager, Peli BioThermal
    Richard Wood

    Riekert Bruinink

    Member of the GDP drafting Group of the EMA, Dutch Health Care Inspectorate
    Riekert Bruinink

    Stephen Mitchell

    QA Manager, Quality & Compliance, Logistics, GlaxoSmithKline
    Stephen Mitchell

    Thomas Grubb

    Manager, Cold Chain Strategy, American Airlines
    Thomas Grubb

    Tim Wood

    Technical Service Manager, GlaxoSmithKline
    Tim Wood

    Tony Wright

    CEO, Exelsius Cold Chain Management
    Tony Wright

    Vince Lee

    Managing Director, Eberspacher UK
    Vince Lee

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    AmSafe Bridport

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.amsafebridport.com/cargo/thermal-pallet-covers-aviation

    Our net solution- Tarian®, is the world’s lightest and highly effective solution for protection against RPGs. Offering– a complete, fold-flat, ‘lightweight’ RPG Armour System and Quick Shield – an innovative bar armour repair kit. Further capabilities include providing safer, more efficient, airframe restraints & barrier solutions and cargo handling & movement systems.


    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.


    Cryopak

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

    Cryopak is dedicated to producing quality solutions to pharma and life science organizations for the safe transportation of medicines. Equipped for the design and manufacture of cold chain packaging, refrigerants and monitoring devices, Cryopak is well placed to be a valuable partner to the Pharma & Life Science industries.


    Dyzle

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

    Dyzle’s Platform as a Service (PAAS) creates customer value by measuring and analyzing all critical ambient settings within the cold chain in a simple, efficient and user-friendly way. Consequently, quality and product integrity are monitored, guaranteed and validated 24/7 real time, always focused on GDP, GAMP and the hygiene code.


    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.


    FedEx

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.fedex.com/healthcare

    FedEx Corporation provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $45 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.


    Kingspan Protective Packaging

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

    Kingspan Protective Packaging (KPP), part of the €1.8bn Kingspan Group, specialises in custom moulded & pre-cut protective packaging that is perfect for cold chain transportation. Expanded polystyrene (EPS) demonstrates excellent thermal properties and, in conjunction with Kingspan’s Optim-R (Vacuum Insulated Panels), provides the ideal lightweight, recyclable, impact-resistant cold chain packaging solution.


    Movianto UK

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

    The Movianto Group is the preferred European supply chain partner for the healthcare industry, with its network of wholly owned subsidiaries in 11 countries.
    Our services include: warehousing, transport solutions, repackaging and relabeling services, controlled drugs, clinical trials and samples management.


    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.

    Media Partners


    WCA Pharma

    Official Media Partner
    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.


    WCA Perishables

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



    WCA Time Critical

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




    Media Partners


    LabBulletin

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    Lab Bulletin is a free online resource for scientists and laboratory professionals where you can catch up on the latest news for laboratory products and services. You will find an extensive directory of laboratory suppliers and manufacturers enabling you to contact companies quickly and easily to request further information. Lab Bulletin also publishes four free monthly E-Newsletters keeping you up-to-date with all of the latest laboratory products and industry news directly to your inbox. We have dedicated E-Newsletters for Chromatography and Spectroscopy, Microscopy and Image Analysis, weekly Industry News updates and our monthly Lab Bulletin E-Newsletter sent out to over 29,000 readers worldwide. To request your free copy click here


    American Pharmaceutical Review

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    Start receiving your free copy today. American Pharmaceutical Review is a review of the drug pipeline from the late discovery phase through manufacturing. American Pharmaceutical Review prides itself on having the most relevant, unbiased and informative editorial in the industry. You will find that all of our editorial is highly technical and written by government agencies, consultants, academics, and large pharmaceuticals companies. American Pharmaceutical Review covers several key topics that are important to drug production:Separations and purification, Drug Delivery, Biopharmaceutical Processing, Biopharmaceutical Development, Formulation development, Manufacturing, Microbiology, Instrumentation, Spectroscopy


    PharmaVOICE

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    http://www.pharmavoice.com

    PharmaVOICE magazine, and its supporting VIEW publications, provide commentary about the challenges and trends impacting the life-sciences industry, covering a range of issues from molecule through market. PharmaVOICE's more than 41,000 U.S.-based subscribers are also kept abreast of the latest trends through additional media resources, including WebSeminars, Podcasts, Videocasts, and White Papers.


    The Loadstar

    Supporters
    http://thecoolstar.com

    The Coolstar is a new 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.


    Technology Networks

    Supporters
    http://go.technologynetworks.com/subscribe-to-newsletters

    Founded in 2000, Technology Networks is established as the leading news provider for life science and drug discovery professionals. In addition, we provide unique content including webcasts, videos, application notes and posters from recent conferences. Our portfolio now includes around 30 focussed scientific communities, all of which are accessible free of charge within TechnologyNetworks.com


    Absave

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    http://www.absave.com

    Absave.com is the leading savings website for Antibodies and Immunological Products. Search our extensive database of Antibodies, Kits, Proteins & Peptides, Reagents, etc. to find the best savings!


    Labsave

    Supporters
    http://www.labsave.com

    Labsave is the leading savings website for Laboratory Equipment and Lab Supplies. We work closely with the top suppliers in the world to bring you the best products at the most competitive prices. We are constantly striving to secure the biggest and most exclusive offers that you won’t find anywhere else! http://www.labsave.com/


    PMR

    Supporters
    http://www.pmrcorporate.com

    PMR (www.pmrcorporate.com) is a British-American company providing market information, advice and services to international businesses interested in Central and Eastern European countries as well as other emerging markets. PMR's key areas of operation include business publications (through PMR Publications), consultancy (through PMR Consulting) and market research (through PMR Research ). Being present on the market since 1995, offering high international standards in projects and publications, as well as providing one of the most frequently visited and top-ranked websites, PMR is one of the largest companies of its type in the region.


    Bioportfolio Limited

    Supporters
    http://www.bioportfolio.com

    BioPortfolio.com is a leading news, information and knowledge resource covering the global life science industries impacted by biotechnology. The site aims to provide the lay person, the researcher and the management executive with a single location to source core information on specific bio-related topics, to collate relevant data associated with each topic and to point the user to relevant knowledge resources


    Drug Development Technology

    Supporters
    http://www.drugdevelopment-technology.com

    Drugdevelopment-technology.com covers every aspect of the drug development and research process, from conception to pre-FDA approval. Our global network of journalists updates the site with the latest and most significant industry developments. This coverage allows us to provide everyone - from senior management through to research and QA staff – with in-depth reviews of the latest projects, advance notice of new product releases and analysis of the latest procedural and legislative developments.


    evvnt Ltd

    Supporters
    http://www.evvnt.com

    evvnt enables people all over the world to fill their events utilising the most effective event listing sites on the web. Every minute, with little more than a click, more events and conferences appear in listings, in search engines and on mobile - discoverable by both category and location. With next to no effort customers of evvnt get better attendance, while consumers find events they previously had no idea existed. To date customers in 70 countries worldwide have submitted over 500,000 thousand event listings, created over 300,000 live links, and generated 1 million clicks to ticketing and registration pages. Learn more at www.evvnt.com


    Pharmaceutical Outsourcing

    Supporters
    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.


    Select Science

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    http://www.selectscience.net/

    SelectScience is an independent, online information resource for the worldwide scientific community, and the home of trusted information for laboratory scientists. Discover impartial, expert opinion and trusted reviews about latest laboratory equipment and techniques; plus videos, application notes and science news from around the world. Become a member for free today.


    Pharmalicensing

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    http://www.pharmalicensing.com

    Pharmalicensing (www.pharmalicensing.com) is the premier biopharmaceutical Open Innovation resource designed for professionals involved with partnering, licensing and business development worldwide. Actively supporting all forms of partnering and in- and out-licensing activities, Pharmalicensing utilizes the unique Partnering Search service and its global network of industry experts to enable companies to identify and engage with appropriate partners around the world. Pharmalicensing, and its sister service Medical Device Licensing (www.medicaldevicelicensingcom) are actively utilized by over 200,000 industry professionals each month. Pharmalicensing is a division of IP Technology Exchange, Inc.


    PharmCast

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    www.PharmCast.com is the world leading website designed specifically for pharmaceutical, clinical and biotechnology professionals. www.PharmCast.com brings up-to-date information on pharmaceutical patents, FDA, news, jobs and Buyer's Guide to our visitors. It was created and is maintained by pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals. Visit www.PharmCast.com and discover for yourself why it is so popular among professionals.


    Drug Discovery World

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    For over a decade DDW has continued to be the ‘must read’ journal within the DD&D Arena. DDW is recognised for voicing the opinions of some of the Industry’s leading luminaries and has become a recognised platform for Industry Gurus to debate some of the more challenging technological and business issues facing the the life science industry. DDW adheres to the maxim..... ‘Turning Science into Business’ DDW examines the advances in new technologies and the associated implications within the context of developing new and efficacious therapeutics. DDW is distinguishable in that it reaches out to a global audience at both bench and boardroom level, allowing both camps to profit from the uncomplicated style of editorial but at the same time challenges our readers to look at new ways to overcome discovery bottlenecks, embrace nascent technologies and build next generation technology platforms.


    pharmaphorum

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    http://www.pharmaphorum.com

    pharmaphorum drives innovation within the pharmaceutical industry, by bringing healthcare together through a suite of media services that help produce and disseminate thought leadership, combined with an online platform for communicating messages to a global audience.Visit www.pharmaphorum.com


    Cutting Edge

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    http://www.cuttingedgeinfo.com

    Cutting Edge Information provides customized research and benchmarking reports to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other life science companies. We provide off-the-shelf and customized research for key areas including medical affairs, clinical development, market access, regulatory affairs, marketing management, sales and HCP fair market value.


    Swiss Biotech Association

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    http://www.swissbiotech.org/

    The Swiss Biotech Association (SBA) is the national industry association for biotechnology, including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, agriculture, food, cosmetics, environmental biotechnology, and specialty chemicals. Members are companies active in modern biotechnology, such as R&D, Production, Marketing and Sales, Finance, Services and Consulting. SBA provides a networking platform for Life Science clusters, academic and federal institutions the like. Founded in March 1998, the Association grows steadily.


    Pharmaceutical Technology

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    Pharmaceutical-technology.com is the only website focusing specifically on issues relevant to pharmaceutical professionals working with technology, be it development, engineering, IT or production. Pharmaceutical-technology.com brings you the latest in industry projects and updates, along with the news, views and trends that leading professionals – from senior executives to manufacturing managers and heads of procurement – require to stay on top of their field.


    Biosave

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    http://www.Biosave.com

    Biosave.com brings together the best Life Science promotions, product releases, featured products, publications, videos and events from 100’s of leading Life Science suppliers. Updated 24 hours a day, Biosave is constantly uploading special promotions and exciting product news that you won’t find anywhere else. Our goal is to provide our users with the most exclusive product information to help reach that all important purchasing decision.


    Pharmaceutical International

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    http://www.pharmaceutical-int.com

    Pharmaceutical International is a total resource for buyers such as chemists, pharmacists, industrial pharmaceutical manufacturers, legislative bodies, hospitals, research laboratories and other people within the industry who have annual buying power of billions of pounds estimated to be in the region of £400 billion per year. Pharmaceutical International is a total resource enabling the user to find the latest exhibitions, events, suppliers, products and services servicing the entire industry today. Whether you are searching for a simple pill or a turnkey laboratory solution you should be able to find the answer on this comprehensive web platform.


    International Pharmaceutical Industry

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    http://www.ipimediaworld.com

    IPI gives you an insight into all areas of Biopharm, Medical, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare. IPI provides a proven supportive means of communication to the Pharmaceutical, Bio Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical and Medical Devices industry, incorporating the latest in research and technology innovations, regulatory guidelines, marketing and communication strategies.


    LabRoots

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    LabRoots is a free, social networking site that enables scientists, engineers, and other technical professionals to connect, collaborate with, and learn from each other. LabRoots fosters world-wide scientific communication and incorporates the newest social networking technologies. LabRoots allows scientists to connect with each other as they describe their research interests on a myriad of unique features and tools, discovering meaningful collaborations across geographic boundaries and fields of expertise.


    GBI

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    http://www.gbihealth.com/

    GBI is an information, applications, and services company focused on the healthcare industry. Leveraging data from across the healthcare value chain, GBI creates web and mobile applications that enable individuals and organizations to make better decisions and communicate more effectively.


    Biotechnology Europe

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    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.

    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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