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This year marks SMi’s 8th annual conference on Biobanking which will take place on 13th & 14th June 2018 in London, United Kingdom. The event will bring together internationally recognised biorepositories, scientific pioneers from pharmaceutical companies, and academics to strengthen current knowledge in biosample management and their research applications. Further, the event will dive into application of novel technologies and security software associated to the protection of data.


The conference will aim to broaden the understanding of the ethical and regulatory frameworks, as well as defining the impact that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have in 2018. The conference also aims at defining some amongst the most successful applications of biosamples in the market. Speakers are the result of a careful selection of experts in the industry and will include: directors of biorepositories, professionals working in regulatory agencies, drug discovery program directors and legal advisors.

Join us in June to take part in cutting-edge discussions through a series of interactive presentations, panel discussions and case-studies addressing all the critical issues regarding the improvement of Biobanking: a market that is expected to reach USD 2.69 Billion by 2022 from USD 1.85 Billion in 2017, at a CAGR of 7.8%.*


*Research and Markets. “Biobanking Market 2017: Global Forecast to 2022.” PR Newswire: News Distribution, Targeting and Monitoring, PR Newswire, 17 Aug. 2017, www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/biobanking-market-2017---global-forecast-to-2022---advances-in-biobanking-and-growing-trend-of-conserving-cord-blood-stem-cells-of-newborns-300505938.html.
 

The event will bring together internationally recognised biorepositories, scientific pioneers from pharmaceutical companies, and academics to strengthen current knowledge in biosample management and their research applications. Further, the event will dive into application of novel technologies and security software associated to the protection of data.
 

• Discuss the application of novel GPDR regulations with regards to Biomaterials.
• Develop a strong understanding of the uses of Biomaterials in research.
• Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of constructing shared-data networks such as national databases.
• Explore the importance of characterisation, standardisation and quality control of biomaterials.
• Learn about the different experiences of experts that work with biomaterials in different countries and with different uses.
• Discuss laboratory guidelines aimed at optimising the storage and transport of biomaterials.

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

Biobanks
Biorepositories
Biological Sample Management Centres
Genomic and Pharmacogenomic Research
Pathology Research Groups
Personalised Medicine and Translational Medicine Centres
Lab Management
Inventory Management
Molecular Technologies
Biologics Research
Data Privacy/Protection/Security Officers
Quality Control and Quality Management
Research and Development
Supply Chain and Cold Chain Distributors
Population-based Biobanks
Disease-based Biobanks
Hospital Trusts
Research Institutes
Technology Transfer Centres
Bio-innovation Centre
 

Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University; Auria Biobank; BioKryo GmbH; Biostor Ireland; Brooks Life Science Systems; BWB; Cambridge Blood and Stem Cell Biobank; European Commission; European Sperm Bank; Human Tissue Authority; Imperial College; Institute Of Child Health; Institute of Child Health University College London; Institute Of Food Research (I F R); Istanbul Medipol University; Karadeniz Technical University; King’s College London; Liconic; Liconic UK; LifelinesNL; London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Merck Research Laboratories; MRC CTU at UCL; National Institute For Biological Standards & Control; National Institute for Biological Standards and Control; Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc; Scientist.com; The Faroese Biobank; Thermo Fisher Scientific; UCL; UCL Institute of Neurology; UK Biocentre; UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre; University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust; University of Nottingham;

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97 Cromwell Road , London, United Kingdom

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum is perfectly situated in one of London’s most luxurious and beautiful areas within South Kensington. 

The hotel is just 2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road tube station for convenient travel to Hyde Park, London Eye, Tower Bridge plus more of London’s top attractions. There are also easy and direct links to some major transport hubs including Victoria, Kings Cross St Pancras, Paddington and Heathrow. 

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. 

In addition to our 906 rooms, all business guests can take advantage of our meeting and conference facilities including High Speed Internet Access and unlimited Starbucks coffee at The Academy. Our hotel’s professional event planners are on board to help take the hard work and stress away from planning your next event. 

So whether you in London on business or pleasure, make the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum your first choice of hotel and book your accommodation for our lowest internet rate guarantee. 

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Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

97 Cromwell Road
London SW7 4DN
United Kingdom

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum is perfectly situated in one of London’s most luxurious and beautiful areas within South Kensington. 

The hotel is just 2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road tube station for convenient travel to Hyde Park, London Eye, Tower Bridge plus more of London’s top attractions. There are also easy and direct links to some major transport hubs including Victoria, Kings Cross St Pancras, Paddington and Heathrow. 

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. 

In addition to our 906 rooms, all business guests can take advantage of our meeting and conference facilities including High Speed Internet Access and unlimited Starbucks coffee at The Academy. Our hotel’s professional event planners are on board to help take the hard work and stress away from planning your next event. 

So whether you in London on business or pleasure, make the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum your first choice of hotel and book your accommodation for our lowest internet rate guarantee. 

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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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