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SMi is proud to present the 6th annual Biobanking Conference, 20th – 21st June 2016, London. Through a series of interactive presentations, panel discussions and roundtables, this meeting will feature innovative discussions on relevant and critical issues on how to improve biobanking practices.


The proposed changes to the EU Data Protection Regulation will constitute a new legal framework for biobanking operations if and once passed by the European Commission.  As such, this year's Biobanking Conference will focus on the potential changes and impacts of maintaining a sustainable biobanking infrastructure, harmonization, and interaction between biobanks across UK, Europe and the world. 

Join us today  to ensure you're at the forefront of the industry!
 

• Discover how to maintain sustainable infrastructure in biobanking
• Engage with leading biobank researchers and discuss evidence-based best practices in biobanking
• Update on latest technological developments in the field
• Evaluate how specimen collection centres can strengthen their practices through the identification of areas in need of improvement
• Navigate in the evolving regulatory environment to ensure your biobanking operation is compliant 

 Heads of Department, Directors, Managers, Team Leaders of:  

Biobanking
Biological Sample Management
Biosample Management
Lab Management
Molecular Technologies
Biologics Research
Data Privacy/Protection/Security Officers
Quality Control and Quality ManagementResearch and Development
Population based biobanks
Disease based biobanks
Bioinnovation
 

Arden Tissue Bank, Autoscribe, Cambridge Cell Networks, Cardiff University; Crown CRO OY, Eppendorf; European Sperm Bank; GE Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, Hamilton Robotics Ltd, Hospital Erasme, Imperial College London, Institut De Pathologie Et Genetique, Institute Of Child Health, Institute Of Food Research (I F R),  Kings College London Infectious Diseases BioBank, Labware Europe, LGC Genomics, Medical University of Graz; Modul-Bio, MRC CTU at UCL, National Institute For Biological Standards & Control, Netherlands Metabolomics Centre, NIBSC, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Oxford Biobank, Peter Hecht, Roche Products, Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, Sanofi-Aventis, Tecan Group Ltd., US Biomax and many more

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Emma Snapes

Emma Snapes, Biobank Quality & Regulatory Manager, Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research

9:10 OPENING ADDRESS: Biobanking in the 21st Century. Where are we now?

Emma Snapes

Emma Snapes, Biobank Quality & Regulatory Manager, Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research

• Public engagement
• Ethics and regulatory issues
• Sustainability
• Harmonisation

9:50 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Assuring long term supply chain of stem cells for future therapies

Glyn Stacey

Glyn Stacey, Director of the UK Stem Cell Bank, National Institute For Biological Standards And Control

• The key issues relating to the cryo-conservation of stem cell cultures of human pluripotent stem cell lines are significant loss of viable cells during preservation and recovery, reproducibility and reliability of recovery from preservation and assuring appropriate storage quarantine procedures.
• Establishing appropriate systems to ensure stable storage temperatures and suitable testing regimes for viability and recovery testing regimes are essential for operation of successful stem cell biobanks
• Requalification of stem cell banks over the long term will need to be considered, based on developing scientific knowledge and emerging issues

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Auria Biobank – Model for Next Generation Biobanking

Heli Salminen-Mankonen

Heli Salminen-Mankonen, Director, Auria Biobank

• What does next generation biobanking mean?
• Gain insight to the rewards of innovative biobanking
• Sustainability by Public-Private Partnership and new co-operation models

11:40 Designing a modern biobank

Balwir Matharoo-Ball

Balwir Matharoo-Ball, Deputy Director, Nottingham Health Science Biobank, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust

• Formation of a biobank
• Ethical and legal issues
• Developing a sustainable business model
• Personalised medicine vs general medicine
• Maximising value thought publicity

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:30 Biomarker identification and validation – the crucial role of samples

Julia Riedlinger

Julia Riedlinger, Head of Marker Scouting and Sample Bank, Roche Diagnostics

• Challenges of biomarker discovery and validation
• Access to well-characterized samples
• Sample and data quality
• Ethical considerations

14:10 Optimising clinical laboratory sample usage

Catherine Mela

Catherine Mela, Director Clinical Sample Science, AstraZeneca

• Focus on Science to maximise the use of every sample
• Adapt to legislation changes
• Optimising sample collection and analysis

14:50 Afternoon Tea

15:20 Human tissue driving biologics research

Arthur Lewis

Arthur Lewis, Senior R&D Manager, MedImmune

• Why is human tissue important - selecting relevant therapeutic targets
• How is human tissue used for and how can bio banks work with biopharma
• What is human tissue delivering to biologics research

16:00 Impact of brain bio-banking on Parkinson’s disease research

David Dexter

David Dexter, Director of Parkinson's UK Tissue Bank, Imperial College London

• Shedding light on disease mechanisms
• Identification of drug targets
• Neuropathological confirmation of clinical diagnosis

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

Emma Snapes

Emma Snapes, Biobank Quality & Regulatory Manager, Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:10 Use of research data

Jonathan Sellors

Jonathan Sellors, Legal Counsel, UK Biobank

• The use of pseudo-anonymised participant data in research, and common misunderstandings relating to such use in the application of the law on data protection and confidentiality
• Linkage between research data sets – common problems (and misunderstandings)
• The prevailing legal framework in the UK and how this will be impacted by the EU Data Protection Regulation

9:50 PANEL DISCUSSION: Data protection act: The effect on local projects

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 European Bank for induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (EBiSC): Creating a biobank for stem cells

Aidan Courtney

Aidan Courtney, Chief Executive Officer, Roslin Cell Sciences Ltd

• Why induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) represent an important new research tool
• How the EBiSC acts as a central repository for iPSC lines created across Europe
• The challenges encountered in building the bank

11:40 European Bank for induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (EBiSC): International distribution and long-term sustainability

Bryan Bolton

Bryan Bolton, Head of Business Development, Culture Collection, Public Health England

• Challenges of international distribution of cell lines
• Creating and satisfying end user demand
• Factors influencing long-term sustainability of biobanks

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:30 Biobanking and genomic research in clinical trials: challenges and solutions in working with global health authorities and IRB/IECs

Karina Bienfait

Karina Bienfait, Principal Scientist and Head, Global Genomics Policy, Process and Compliance, MSD, USA

• Discuss Merck’s clinical pharmacogenomic and biobanking strategy
• Understand challenges in biobanking and conducting genomic research in the context of global clinical trials
• Discuss strategies and solutions to manage requirements from global health authorities and IRB/IECs

14:10 Integration of biobanking in drug development

Michael Luntang-Jensen

Michael Luntang-Jensen, Biobank Manager, H. Lundbeck A/S

• Organizational and logistic requirements for high quality sample management
• Ethical and regulatory challenges
• Management responsibility and governance

14:50 Afternoon Tea

15:20 Creating a UK Biobanking Network: The human and technological challenges

Phil Quinlan

Phil Quinlan, Interim Director, UKCRC Tissue Directory and Co-ordination Centre, The University of Nottingham

16:00 The CCLG tissue bank: Experience from a national children’s tumour bank

Thomas Jacques

Thomas Jacques, Chair CCLG Biological Studies Steering Group, University College London

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

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Catherine Mela

Catherine Mela

Director Clinical Sample Science, AstraZeneca
Glyn Stacey

Glyn Stacey

Director of the UK Stem Cell Bank, National Institute For Biological Standards And Control
Heli Salminen-Mankonen

Heli Salminen-Mankonen

Director, Auria Biobank
Julia Riedlinger

Julia Riedlinger

Head of Marker Scouting and Sample Bank, Roche Diagnostics
Karina Bienfait

Karina Bienfait

Principal Scientist and Head, Global Genomics Policy, Process and Compliance, MSD, USA
Michael Luntang-Jensen

Michael Luntang-Jensen

Biobank Manager, H. Lundbeck A/S

Aidan Courtney

Chief Executive Officer, Roslin Cell Sciences Ltd
Aidan Courtney

Arthur Lewis

Senior R&D Manager, MedImmune
Arthur Lewis

Balwir Matharoo-Ball

Deputy Director, Nottingham Health Science Biobank, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust
Balwir Matharoo-Ball

Bryan Bolton

Head of Business Development, Culture Collection, Public Health England
Bryan Bolton

Catherine Mela

Director Clinical Sample Science, AstraZeneca
Catherine Mela

David Dexter

Director of Parkinson's UK Tissue Bank, Imperial College London
David Dexter

Emma Snapes

Biobank Quality & Regulatory Manager, Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research
Emma Snapes

Glyn Stacey

Director of the UK Stem Cell Bank, National Institute For Biological Standards And Control
Glyn Stacey

Heli Salminen-Mankonen

Director, Auria Biobank
Heli Salminen-Mankonen

Jonathan Sellors

Legal Counsel, UK Biobank
Jonathan Sellors

Julia Riedlinger

Head of Marker Scouting and Sample Bank, Roche Diagnostics
Julia Riedlinger

Karina Bienfait

Principal Scientist and Head, Global Genomics Policy, Process and Compliance, MSD, USA
Karina Bienfait

Michael Luntang-Jensen

Biobank Manager, H. Lundbeck A/S
Michael Luntang-Jensen

Phil Quinlan

Interim Director, UKCRC Tissue Directory and Co-ordination Centre, The University of Nottingham
Phil Quinlan

Thomas Jacques

Chair CCLG Biological Studies Steering Group, University College London
Thomas Jacques

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Official Media Partner

Official Publication

Supporters

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Greiner Bio-One

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Source BioScience

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

Source BioScience is a trusted provider of state of the art products and services to the healthcare and clinical, life and applied science and biopharma industries. With centres in the UK, Europe and the USA, Source BioScience is an international business with customers in over 90 countries worldwide. The Company offers a complementary portfolio of products and services that share common technologies, lab processes, infrastructure and expertise.

Media Partners


Biopreservation & Biobanking Journal

Official Media Partner
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Biopreservation and Biobanking is the first journal to provide a unifying forum for the peer-reviewed communication of recent advances in the emerging and evolving field of biospecimen procurement, processing, preservation, and banking. The Journal publishes a range of original articles focusing on current challenges and problems related to the processing of macromolecules, cells, and tissues. It also explores the ethical, legal, and societal considerations surrounding biobanking and biorepository operation.


The Pharma Letter

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

The Pharma Letter provides subscribers with daily, up-to-date news, business intelligence, comment and analysis for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and generics sectors of the health care industry, backed by a team of respected writers with many years of experience in the field.


BioChem Adda

Official Media Partner
https://www.biochemadda.com/

BioChem Adda is a Not-just-for-Profit organization which aims to bring out the most reliable and transparent information about everything related to jobs, careers, education, news, articles, and events from the field of BioSciences and Chemistry!


ecancer

Official Media Partner
http://ecancer.org

ecancer is the leading oncology channel committed to improving cancer communication and education with the goal of optimising patient care and outcomes. By using the latest technologies ecancer works closely with leading figures in oncology to inform and educate the global cancer community.


WCA Pharma

Official Media Partner
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Media Partners


International Journal of Biotechnology

Official Publication
http://www.inderscience.com/ijbt

IJBT provides an international forum and refereed authoritative source of information in the field of Biotechnology and Biotechnics, with emphasis on management and economics, as well as the political and social issues. It aims to disseminate knowledge, provide a learned reference in the field, and establish channels of communication between academic and research experts, policy makers and executives in industry, commerce and investment institutions.


International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management

Official Publication
http://www.inderscience.com/ijhtm

IJHTM is a series emerging from the International Journal of Technology Management. It provides an international forum and refereed authoritative sources of information in the fields of the economics and management of technology in healthcare.


International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology

Official Publication
http://www.inderscience.com/ijbet

IJBET addresses cutting-edge research in the multi-disciplinary area of biomedical engineering and technology. Medical science incorporates scientific/technological advances combining to produce more accurate diagnoses, effective treatments with fewer side effects, and improved ability to prevent disease and provide superior-quality healthcare. A key field here is biomedical engineering/technology, offering a synthesis of physical, chemical, mathematical and computational sciences combined with engineering principles to enhance R&D in biology, medicine, behaviour, and health. IJBET includes the Asia-Pacific Chapter in Biomedical Wireless Technology (APC-BWT).


International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics

Official Publication
http://www.inderscience.com/ijdmb

Mining bioinformatics data is an emerging area at the intersection between bioinformatics and data mining. The objective of IJDMB is to facilitate collaboration between data mining researchers and bioinformaticians by presenting cutting edge research topics and methodologies in the area of data mining for bioinformatics. This perspective acknowledges the inter-disciplinary nature of research in data mining and bioinformatics and provides a unified forum for researchers/practitioners/students/policy makers to share the latest research and developments in this fast growing multi-disciplinary research area.


International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics

Official Publication
http://www.inderscience.com/ijmei

IJMEI promotes an understanding of the structural/functional aspects of disease mechanisms and the application of technology towards the treatment/management of such diseases. It seeks to promote interdisciplinary collaboration between those interested in the theoretical and clinical aspects of medicine and to foster the application of computers and mathematics to problems arising from medical sciences. IJMEI includes authoritative review papers, the reporting of original research, and evaluation reports of new/existing techniques and devices. Each issue also contains a comprehensive information service.

Media Partners


Pharmatching.com

Supporters
http://pharmatching.com

Pharmatching.com is an efficient, targeted and easy-to-use-“Web2.0”-tool for finding the right partners in the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. It saves time and costs in all (out)sourcing and business development processes, as it fascilitates and accelerates the searching process for appropriate business partners significantly. Pharmatching.com is particularly advantageous for projects where a special service is (immediately) required or to offer capacities which are currently available. It is useful for services in all categories and stages of drug development including contract manufacturing, contract research, laboratory investigations, contractual testing, non-clinical and clinical research, active pharmaceutical ingredients, consulting, marketing, registration, in- and outlicensing etc.


Epigenomicsnet

Supporters
https://www.epigenomicsnet.com/

The effect of the epigenomics revolution on all fields of biology cannot be understated and it continues to change how we look at the world. At EpigenomicsNet, we want to provide a communal space where industry and academic professionals can come together to discuss the latest research and developments, share thoughts and opinions, and build valuable international relationships. Ultimately, we hope this dynamic network will provide a catalyst to accelerate progress and encourage collaboration in this ever-changing field.


Lab Bulletin

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http://www.labbulletin.com

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


Contract Biotechnology

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http://www.contract-biotechnology.com

Contract-Biotechnology.com is a web-based platform for laboratory outsourcing solutions. We are an online R&D matching tool that connects Scientifics and organizations involved in discovery, development and delivery of new healthcare products with service and products providers worldwide. Life science information technology is undergoing a revolution. Part of that revolution involves new, unexplored business models, open innovation, open data and collaboration. If you have a project or idea that you would like to propose, develop or run, we can help. A New Collaboration Network Model for Discovery Research and Development • Effective Platform: the 95% • 5.000 registered users // > 15.000 Newsletter subscribers • Geographical background: 45,5% Europe / 37,5% North America / 16,5% Asia / 0,5% ROW • Professional background: Outsourcing Manager, Project Manager, CEO, Business Developer, CSO, Account Manager, Sales & Marketing People, Scientists, R&D. For further information, please visit our website www.contract-biotechnology.com


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.


Select Science

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http://www.selectscience.net/

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Swiss Biotech Association

Supporters
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.


Technology Networks

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http://www.technologynetworks.com

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


GBI

Supporters
http://www.gbihealth.com/

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Pathobiology

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http://www.karger.com/pat

Karger Publishers is a leading international publisher of books and journals in the basic and medical sciences. Be sure not to miss the sample copies of our journal 'Pathobiology' and information on its special topic issue Biobanks: Key Biomedical Research Platforms.


AntibodyChain

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http://www.antibodychain.com

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Mednous

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Biosave

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http://www.Biosave.com

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Labiotech.eu

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http://labiotech.eu

Labiotech.eu is the leading digital media covering the European Biotech industry. It is used by over 35,000 people monthly to keep a watch on the business and innovations of biotechnologies.


Absave

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Gate2Biotech

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Drug Discovery World

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http://www.ddw-online.com

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British Pharmacological Society

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http://www.bps.ac.uk

The British Pharmacological Society (BPS) is the primary UK learned society concerned with research into drugs and the way they work. Our members work in academia, industry, regulatory agencies and the health services, and many are medically qualified. The Society covers the whole spectrum of pharmacology, including laboratory, clinical, and toxicological aspects. Clinical pharmacology is the medical speciality dedicated to promoting safe and effective use of medicines for patient benefit. Clinical pharmacologists work as consultants in the NHS and many hold prominent positions in UK Universities.


Bioscreening

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PMR

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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.


Pharmacircle

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PharmaCircle is an innovative knowledge management company serving the current and future global leaders in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology related industries. PharmaCircle is a one stop information and analysis source for pipeline, products, clinical trials, drug delivery technologies, deals and acquisitions, company financials, venture capital investments, product sales, pharmaceutical services, news, patents and more….


Farmavita

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http://www.farmavita.net/

Farmavita Net is professional community and network of pharmaceutical licensing and business development executives, innovators and researchers
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Drug Target Review

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http://www.drugtargetreview.com

Drug Target Review’s quarterly magazine, website and annual events program provides high quality content with peer-written articles that are submitted exclusively by the world’s most respected scientists in their field. This attracts a committed base of readers, users and delegates made up of senior decision-makers from the life science and drug discovery industries at the top pharmaceutical companies, as well as academics and scientists from the top research institutes across the globe.

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97 Cromwell Road
London SW7 4DN
United Kingdom

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

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This distinctive hotel in south London has so much to offer to make all guests really feel at home. The latest Holiday Inn relaunch is not just about the new look and feel for the hotel but to offer guests more benefits during their stay including a pillow menu for extra comfort during their sleep and a curved shower rail for more spacious feel. 

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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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