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SMi proudly presents the return of the 10th annual Clinical Trial Logistics to London in 2016. According to recent market research the clinical trial supplies market is expected to reach 1.2 Billion USD by 2020*, with the logistics and distribution services segment  accounting for the largest share of the market.
This rapid market growth is partnered with a huge change in the regulatory landscape. With the implementation of annexe 15 of the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) on the 1st October 2015, the SMi’s 10th annual Clinical Trial Logistics event will provide the perfect platform to raise and discuss the challenges associated since the implementation.

Moreover, the development of the New EU Clinical Trials Regulation will impact all parties involved in the clinical supply chain – this conference will aim to address uncertainties and examine best practices to ensure compliance.

SMi’s 10th annual Clinical Trial Logistics event will bring together leading industry professionals to discuss the latest regulatory developments, explore how to reduce costs, learn about the logistical challenges in emerging markets and examine the latest innovations made on maintaining temperature in shipment.


Details of our 2016 event will be posted on this website shortly.

* http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/clinical-trial-supplies-market-worth-12-billion-usd-by-2020-530845251.html
 

Join us today to:


• Gain key regulatory updates from leading competent authorities talking specifically on the development of the New EU Clinical Trials Regulation
• Discuss the latest innovations surrounding temperature control
• Join insightful discussions on; clinical trial logistics in emerging markets, forecasting, counterfeiting and many more!
• Engage in our interactive sessions and speed networking to solidify your learning experience amongst your peers


 

   

You should attend this event if you are a Director, Area Head, Chief Executive, CSO, or Vice President within the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry with responsibilities in the following areas:

• Supply chain
• Clinical Trials Operations
• Clinical Trial Supplies
• Logistics/ Distribution
• Regulatory Affairs
• Quality (Management/ Assurance/ Control/ GCP/ GMP)

Past attendees include:

Alcura; Alliance Healthcare; Ayva Pharma; Allergan, AstraZeneca, Bayer Healthcare Co. Ltd; Berlinger & Co AG; Beta Pharmaceuticals; Biopharm Insight; BTG; Catalent Pharma Solutions; Celgene; Corex LLC; Dutch Health Care Inspectorate; Enpoint Clinical; European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines; Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd; GlaxoSmithKline; GS1; IATA; MedImmune; Merck, National Pharmaceutical Association; Norgine Ltd; Parexel International; Pfizer; Pharmafreight; Quintiles; Roche Pharmaceuticals; Sanofi, Shire Pharmaceuticals Group; Supreme Council of Health; Takeda, UCB; World Courier and many more!

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rebecca Jackson

Rebecca Jackson, IVR/IWR Manager, Randomization & Trial Supply Services, Janssen

9:10 RTSM or AI? Human v. machine in the clinical supply chain

Rebecca Jackson

Rebecca Jackson, IVR/IWR Manager, Randomization & Trial Supply Services, Janssen

• Consider the expectations placed on RTSM systems & vendors in today’s clinical trials
• Evaluate the risk of those expectations to the clinical supply chain
• The role of the mere human – obsolete or pivotal?
• What does the future of RTSM hold?
 

9:50 How to ensure and maintain a successful contractor relationship

Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones, Group Leader, Pharmaceutical Development,, Norgine Ltd

• Implementing due diligence to find the best fit when choosing a vendor
• The importance of good communication to get the best out of the relationship
• Negotiating and establishing clear agreements to avoid logistical pitfalls
• How as a client to retain sufficient control with effective feedback channels and data monitoring
 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 GS1 standards – for improved patient care and supply chain efficiency

Ulrike  Kreysa

Ulrike Kreysa, Vice President Healthcare, GS1

• Global standards – why are they needed?
• GS1 system of standards – Identify, capture and share
• Worldwide regulatory developments
• The benefit and ROI of global standards
 

11:40 Challenges in air-freighting time & temperature shipments

Alan Dorling

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

• What are the potential risk points for air-freight?
• How does IATA Ch.17 Regulations improve the handling and risk mitigation of clinical trial shipments?
• What has been the impact of GDP for airlines?
• How do airlines maximise performance delivery?
 

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:40 Can you afford to lose sight of your critical shipments?

Toby Hay

Toby Hay, Global Sales Manager, FedEx HealthCare Solutions, FedEx


•         SenseAwareSM, a FedEx innovation, is an information service to monitor integrity and custodial control of critical, high value, or environmentally sensitive shipments throughout their entire journey
•         It combines a powerful online application with a multi-sensory device providing customers with near-real-time information about shipments and sending them alerts and notifications based on customized triggers
•         It provides enhanced visibility of supply chains giving customers ultimate piece of mind 
 

14:20 Understanding the impact of the EU GDP guidelines

Amy Shortman

Amy Shortman, Consultant, Director, ASC Associates Ltd

• Examining industries approach to GDP in the supply chain
• How to effectively adhere to the guidelines
• Current supply chain capability – available services, resources and monitoring
 

14:50 Afternoon Tea

15:20 Temperature excursion management

Alexandra   Tsioni

Alexandra Tsioni , Mgr, Clinical Supply Chain Study Lead, Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd

  • Challenges that occur during shipment to sites and during storage at site.
  • How to manage temperature excursion
  • IRT as a supportive tool

  • 16:00 EU Clinical Trial Regulation Annex VI: Labelling of investigational medicinal products

    Anthony  Moult

    Anthony Moult, Senior Director, Worldwide Head of CTS&L Operations, , PAREXEL

    • Clinical Trial Regulation Timing with respect to labels on IMPs
    • Examining the increased complexity of packaging and labelling of investigational medicinal products
    • Understanding what information must be included on labels
    • How to deal with this change and what process should be implemented to ease adherence
    • The current status of the Industry efforts to have Annex VI changed
     

    16:40 ISO9001:2015 – The new concepts

    Madeleine Fairweather

    Madeleine Fairweather, Director, MSFQA Associates Limited

    • The new approach
    • A portfolio of management system standards applicable to clinical trials
    • The seven QMS principles
    • Risk-based quality and its impact upon the traditional quality approach, e.g. CAPA
     

    17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Rebecca Jackson

    Rebecca Jackson, IVR/IWR Manager, Randomization & Trial Supply Services, Janssen

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Rebecca Jackson

    Rebecca Jackson, IVR/IWR Manager, Randomization & Trial Supply Services, Janssen

    9:10 EXTENDED SESSION: Wholesaling of Medicines Within the United Kingdom – a GDP Regulators’ Perspective

    Terry Madigan

    Terry Madigan, GDP Inspector, Inspectorate, Enforcement and Standards Division, MHRA

    -              An inspectors perspective of medicinal product wholesaling in the UK
    -              Most common issues seen at inspections
    -              MHRA GDP expectations
    -              Extended session for Q&A on all MHRA related supply chain issues
     

    10:10 Morning Coffee

    10:40 Update to ICH GCP E6 (R2)

    Amer Alghabban

    Amer Alghabban, Vice President Gxp Quality Assurance, Compliance Training , Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc.

    • Analysis and understanding the proposed changes
    • What are the key changes
    • What are the implications of the changes
     

    11:50 Implementing a compliant and patient centric clinical supply strategy: Direct To Patient

    Rocio Cuadrado

    Rocio Cuadrado, TSOM Leader , Sanofi

     • Incorporating patient needs, compliance changes and regulatory updates
    • Process of shipment direct to patient
    • First results and next steps
     
     

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Comparators in clinical trials: Effective meets flexible supply chain

    Jasmin Hellwig

    Jasmin Hellwig, Senior. Comparator Specialist, Merck Sharp & Dohme

    • How to match supply and demand?: - Demand Planning View
    • How to match supply and demand? - Comparator sourcing activities
    • Handling comparator related operational challenges

    14:00 GDP: Gaps discovered and prioritised Case Study - a risk-based approach to the EU GDP guidelines

    Amer Alghabban

    Amer Alghabban, Vice President Gxp Quality Assurance, Compliance Training , Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc.

    • The challenges of transporting clinical trials across the globe
    • Are we doing enough to comply with the regulations?
    • Identifying the gaps, assessing the risks prioritising corrective actions – case study
     

    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Panel Discussion: The Falsified Medicines Directive

    • Challenges faced with complying with the Falsified Medicines Directive
    • The role of the national medicines verification organisation (NMVO)
    • Implementation of the the unique identifier
     

    Amer Alghabban

    Amer Alghabban, Vice President Gxp Quality Assurance, Compliance Training , Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc.

    Ulrike  Kreysa

    Ulrike Kreysa, Vice President Healthcare, GS1

    Terry Madigan

    Terry Madigan, GDP Inspector, Inspectorate, Enforcement and Standards Division, MHRA

    15:50 The planning face: Phase I, biological products

    Lis Hansen

    Lis Hansen, Clinical Trial Supply Coordinator , Genmab A / S

    • Focus on limited amount of drug, on-going accelerated stability and the impact on the expiry of the drug
    • Pros and cons when using CMOs & CROs
    • Ordering of IMP with special requirements to ensure only a limited group of people handling the drug
    • Shipment requirements including decision to use warehouses or ship directly to sites within 2-8 °C all over the world
     

    16:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Rebecca Jackson

    Rebecca Jackson, IVR/IWR Manager, Randomization & Trial Supply Services, Janssen

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Alan Dorling

    Alan Dorling

    Global Head - Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, IAG Cargo
    Anthony  Moult

    Anthony Moult

    Senior Director, Worldwide Head of CTS&L Operations, , PAREXEL
    Terry Madigan

    Terry Madigan

    GDP Inspector, Inspectorate, Enforcement and Standards Division, MHRA

    Alan Dorling

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

    Alexandra Tsioni

    Mgr, Clinical Supply Chain Study Lead, Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Alexandra   Tsioni

    Amer Alghabban

    Vice President Gxp Quality Assurance, Compliance Training , Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc.
    Amer Alghabban

    Amy Shortman

    Consultant, Director, ASC Associates Ltd
    Amy Shortman

    Anthony Moult

    Senior Director, Worldwide Head of CTS&L Operations, , PAREXEL
    Anthony  Moult

    Gareth Jones

    Group Leader, Pharmaceutical Development,, Norgine Ltd
    Gareth Jones

    Jasmin Hellwig

    Senior. Comparator Specialist, Merck Sharp & Dohme
    Jasmin Hellwig

    Lis Hansen

    Clinical Trial Supply Coordinator , Genmab A / S
    Lis Hansen

    Madeleine Fairweather

    Director, MSFQA Associates Limited
    Madeleine Fairweather

    Rebecca Jackson

    IVR/IWR Manager, Randomization & Trial Supply Services, Janssen
    Rebecca Jackson

    Rocio Cuadrado

    TSOM Leader , Sanofi
    Rocio Cuadrado

    Terry Madigan

    GDP Inspector, Inspectorate, Enforcement and Standards Division, MHRA
    Terry Madigan

    Toby Hay

    Global Sales Manager, FedEx HealthCare Solutions, FedEx
    Toby Hay

    Ulrike Kreysa

    Vice President Healthcare, GS1
    Ulrike  Kreysa

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    Ancillare

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    www.Ancillare.com

    Ancillare provides end-to-end, global clinical trial ancillary supply chain management to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and CRO companies. We supply everything for the clinical trial including consumable materials and equipment. Ancillare provides full protocol supply planning and distribution services from purchase through reclamation and final disposition. For more information, visit Ancillare.com


    ELPRO

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    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.


    EPx Logistics

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    EPx Logistics is the leading Life Sciences and Health Care logistics services provider in the Middle East. We offer end-to-end storage and distribution services that are designed for clinical trials. We are the preferred logistics partner for all major pharmaceutical and CRO companies in the region. ISO:18001, ISO:14001, ISO:9001 certified.


    FedEx Express

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    FedEx Express is the world's largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee. For more information visit www.fedex.com/gb


    PDP Couriers

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    PDP Couriers is a truly global Specialist Clinical Trial and Life Sciences Courier which offers solutions for every stage of the Drug Development Process. PDP has developed a strong reputation in providing reliable, dedicated logistics services to ensure that your products arrive on time and within specification which means that PDP is fast becoming the number one choice of Project Managers and Logistics Professionals alike offering solutions for time critical and temperature sensitive shipments. Last year we completed over 400,000 domestic and international temperature controlled consignments each of them containing lifesaving, life preserving or life enhancing products. With more than 20 years’ experience serving the life sciences industry globally, PDP provides dedicated transportation services for the Life Sciences Industry. PDP provides customers with piece of mind that your consignment will be protected throughout its journey and will arrive with integrity intact. Each and every shipment is treated with personal care and attention and we understand that the value and nature of your shipment is potentially lifesaving. PDP Couriers is part of CRYO International, an Air Liquide group subsidiary.


    WE Pharma

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    WE Pharma, your trusted partner for clinical supplies needed to conduct your trial. We are experts in procuring and sourcing large or small quantities of comparators and other clinical trial supplies and source direct from the manufacturer or only through other validated and licensed distributors. Please let us know how we can be of service and support your clinical trials

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    antibodies-online.com facilitates researchers to find the appropriate antibodies for their respective research project. As an independent and multi-vendor marketplace for research antibodies and thanks to the cooperation with more than 130 different manufacturers, a large selection of Antibodies (over 700,000), ELISA Kits (over 130,000), Secondary Antibodies (17,000), Proteins (130,000), Peptides and Isotype Controls is available. By supporting the Independent Validation Initiative and the Resource Identification Initiative, antibodies-online.com also addresses the important topics of transparent product quality and scientific reproducibility. In addition scientists receive news and detailed information about the individual antibodies from databases such as the PubMed and others.


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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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