SMi is proud to announce the launch of their Medical Device and IVD conference to be held in London in November 2021.

The current regulatory environment for medical devices and combination products is facing a significant shift. With the new EU Medical Device and In Vitro Diagnostic Regulations being implemented in May 2021 and May 2022 respectively, what does the future hold for Medical Devices and IVD industry?

SMi's Medical Device and IVD conference will prepare you for the challenging times ahead, navigating the new legislations and how to comply with regulatory requirements with insightful addresses from notified bodies, competent authorities, devices development experts and pharma representation.

Topics of discussion will include the latest updates on the MDR and IVDR, performance evaluations requirements, companion diagnostics key considerations, notified body guidance for a successful submission, quality and risk management systems, and much more…

  • Engage with notified body and competent authority representatives addressing key requirements to be aware of
  • Gain insights from pharma regulatory experts in compliance and companion diagnostics 
  • Understand how to overcome common challenges in quality and risk management systems
  • Examine post-market expectations for surveillance and vigilance of your medical devices

Executives, Directors, VPs, Heads, Principals, Managers of:

  • Device Manufacturing
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • IVDR
  • MDR
  • CMC
  • Compliance
  • Risk Management
  • Traceability
  • Vigilance
  • Product Development
  • PFS
  • Combination Products
  • Previous attendees include:


Adams Business Associates; Alere International; Alere UK (Rebranded from Inverness Medical UK); AstraZeneca; Bayer A G; BIOAXXESS Technology; Biokit S A; BioKit SA; Boehringer Ingelheim Microparts Gmbh; Cambridge Isotope Laboratories Inc.; Euro Diagnostica; Fleet Bioprocessing Ltd; Index Ventures; Innovate UK (formerly:Technology Strategy Board); Integrated Medicines; Irish Medicines Board; Life Technologies; Medical Device Consultancy; National Genetics Reference Lab, Manchester; NHS Innovations London; NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement; Pharma Ventures; Point-2-Point Genomics Ltd; QuantumDX; Quotient Bioresearch; Roche Diagnostics Ltd; Royal Free Hospital; Scientia Advisors; Simon-Kucher & Partners; Technology Networks; Unilabs France; University of Birmingham; University of Edinburgh;


Venue To Be Confirmed

London, United Kingdom

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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.


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.


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.


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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