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SMi Group is proud to present the 12th annual industry leading conference and exhibition for Cold Chain Distribution, taking place on 13th & 14th December 2017 in Central London.
 

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Cold Chain is a complex interplay of product, packaging materials and transportation methods, as well as complying with an evolving regulatory landscape. On top of this, the rising cost of transportation make this a live issue for firms in financial terms, too. In an increasingly complex, fast-moving environment, the up-to-date management of cold chains is crucial to be logistically lucrative.

Cold Chain Distribution will be the perfect platform to get up to speed with the latest regulations, advanced technology and processes that are necessary  to stay  in the game and operate a compliant temperature control supply chain cost-effectively.

The 2017 event will address the most urgent challenges of the global marketplace for the storage and distribution of temperature sensitive products, the packaging and shipping innovations, newest ways of distribution, greening initiatives, virtual cold chain management technologies and more. This year's event will also identify  why companies must revisit their logistics, quality, and security procedures implemented to ensure they are keeping pace with this exponential growth.
 

Actelion Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd.; Aeroport Paris - Vatry S E V E; Al Medicines; Alliance Healthcare ; Almac Group; Amsterdam Airport Schiphol / Pharma Gateway Amsterdam; AVERY DENNISON MATERIALS EUROPE B.V.; Berlinger & Co AG; BIOTRANS SA; Birmingham Children’s Hospital ; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Brussels Airport Company; Cargo Airports & Airline Services Magazine; Catapult Cell & Gene Therapy; Cell Therapy Catapult; Copenhagen Univeristy; Danish Medicines Agency; Day Lewis Plc; DBS Ltd; Disruptive Technologies Research AS; Eberspaecher; Eli Lilly Italia SpA; Elpro-Buchs AG; Emball'Iso; Envirotainer; Envirotainer AB; Exelsius; Federal Express Europe Inc; Finnair Cargo; Genzyme; Gill Pharma; GlaxoSmithKline; GSK; GSK Biologicals; GW Pharmaceuticals; IATA; Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V.; JB360solutions; Johnson & Johnson; Kings College London; Kyowa Kirin International plc.; London Metropolitan University; LYSOGENE; MHRA; Modalis; MSD; NEPTUNE Information Technologies GmbH; NHSBT; Norgine Ltd; Novartis Business Services; Online MBT; Oosumi Logistics Ltd; Panalpina; PCI Pharma Services; Peli BioThermal; Pfizer; Pfizer Group; Porton Biopharma; ReNeuron Ltd; Roche; Roche Pharmaceuticals; Roche Products; Sanofi-Aventis; Seer Pharma - TeDaC Ltd; SeerPharma (UK); Sensitech; Shionogi Limited; Shire; Shire/Global Logistics Validation; SMO-UK Limited; Testo; Testo Ltd; Teva Pharmaceutical; The Doctors Laboratory Limited; The Grimsby Institute; The Loadstar Media Ltd; Topa Thermal; Turkish Cargo; University Of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg; va-Q-tec AG; Vertex International Ltd; Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Europe) Ltd; Wockhardt UK; Wockhardt UK Limited; World Courier; Yourway Transport;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Tony Wright

Tony Wright, CEO, Exelsius Cold Chain Management

9:10 Managing current & future pharmaceutical supply chains across a global air freight network

Alan Dorling

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

  • Market growth drivers for air freighting time & temperature Sensitive products
  • What are our customer expectations & concerns?
  • What impact have the IATA TCR & EU GDP Guidelines had upon airlines?
  • How do airlines maximise product delivery service performance across a global network?
  • 9:50 Industry update and how new trends are demanding smarter solutions for cold chain management within the pharmaceutical industry

    Sascha  Sonnenberg

    Sascha Sonnenberg, Vice President, Commercial Operations Americas & EMEA, Marken

  • Latest developments and fi gures defi ning trends in the pharmaceutical industry
  • New therapies - new challenges for cold chain management
  • Smart Packaging solutions and how they can support supply chain automation and optimization
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Direct-to-Patients: Translating thoughts into actions

    David Spillett

    David Spillett, Global Account Director, World Courier

  • Why would last mile distribution be different and more challenging?
  • It’s not just about technology but ethics
  • Developing a pioneering customer-centric distribution strategy and supporting activities
  • 11:40 Maintaining required temperature along the logistics chain – practical aspects

    Yoram Eshel

    Yoram Eshel, Senior Director, Global Transportation and Logistics, Teva Pharmaceutical

  • Real time temperature surveillance and monitoring
  • How to tackle temperature sensitive shipments?
  • Maintaining the chill throughout the supply chain

     

  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Switching to sea freight

    Mark Edwards

    Mark Edwards, Managing Director, Modalis

  • Advantages of higher quality and lower costs
  • Analyzing all advantages and challenges
  • Real life experiences of companies successfully using sea freight

     

  • 14:00 Modes of transport - Air, road & sea

    Amelie Ermel

    Amelie Ermel, Production Senior Specialist Associate, Eli Lilly

  • A comparison of each freight option
  • Challenges and opportunities of each method
  • Choosing the best option for different, unique situations.
  • Why are we so afraid of the sea?
     
  • 14:40 Navigating a portfolio approach to passive thermal packaging

    Paul Terry

    Paul Terry, Sales And Marketing Director, Peli BioThermal

  • What performance do you need? How many levels or lanes?
  • Risk versus cost, how to find the balance, what are the key points to look for
  • Re-use, single use or rental, what options are available and how to make a considered choice
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 How to introduce warehouse automation technology into a biopharma fill and finish environment

    Gianpiero Lorusso

    Gianpiero Lorusso, Director, Supply Operations and GS, Merck SpA

  • The controlled temp inventory
  • The material handling in a GMP cmc area
  • The shipping cool chain

     

  • 16:30 Preserving crucial stocks of stem cell lines for clinical use

    Glyn Stacey

    Glyn Stacey, CEO, SSC Bio Ltd, & Executive Director, International Stem Cell Banking Initiative

  • Maintaining a consistent ultralow temperature cold chain for development and supply of stem cell based products is crucial to the efficiany of manufacture and  efficacy of cell therapies
  • Careful monitoring, procedural controls and new equipment are needed
  • Lack of understanding of cryopreservation is still an issue in cell-based research and development
  • New cell types and formats required for therapy need new technological and scientific developments

     

  • 17:10 Panel Discussion: What are the main challenges in achieving GDP guideline compliance and where can pharma focus investment to overcome them?

  • How to interpret and translate GDP regulations into everyday practice?
  • Quality assurance and validation – how to mitigate risks and what measures should we take to enhance QA study?
  • Due diligence and collaboration: Challenges with contractors and sub-contractors

     

  • Tony Wright

    Tony Wright, CEO, Exelsius Cold Chain Management

    Stephen Mitchell

    Stephen Mitchell, Quality Lead Logistics Partnerships, GlaxoSmithKline

    Glyn Stacey

    Glyn Stacey, CEO, SSC Bio Ltd, & Executive Director, International Stem Cell Banking Initiative

    Mark Edwards

    Mark Edwards, Managing Director, Modalis

    Sascha  Sonnenberg

    Sascha Sonnenberg, Vice President, Commercial Operations Americas & EMEA, Marken

    17:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Tim Saint

    Tim Saint, Senior Business Development Director, Marken

    9:10 Partnering with your air freight stakeholders to meet pharma logistics excellence

    Andrea Gruber

    Andrea Gruber, Senior Manager, Special Cargo, IATA

  • Complying with industry’s cold chain standards
  • Consideration for optimal  the industry’s facility capabilities
  • Moving towards increased visibility and collaboration
  • Serving a global market: Tapping into new markets while bearing compliance in mind
  • 9:50 Supply chain challenges within emerging markets

    Christopher Wallace

    Christopher Wallace, Senior Director International Supply Chain Operations, Genzyme

  • Best practices based on EU/GDP guidelines
  • Challenges with suppliers and couriers
  • Review of past experiences with sea/air transport
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Reuse – Reduce – Recycle

    Stephanie Fitt

    Stephanie Fitt, Sales Manager UK & Scandinavia, Emball'Iso

  • Single use vs. reusable packaging
  • Challenges inherent to in-house reverse logistics
  • One model doesn’t fit all. Commercial supply vs. CTS
  • The management software
  • 11:40 Big Picture - Realistic Picture. Towards high quality, low cost cold-chains.

    Steve Brabbs

    Steve Brabbs, Global Technology Leader, Transport Protection, Dupont De Nemours (Luxembourg) Sàrl

  • Today’s cold-chain protection options for temperature sensitive medicines
  • Air Freight - what really happens during a ramp excursion?
  • What do different players in the logistics chain see as important?
  • Hidden costs – are you paying more than you think?
  • How can we do better? Help us to help you.
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Panel Discussion: Is faster better?

  • Streamlining your cold chain operations while adapting to the increasingly complex supply chain requirements
  • How to work with your suppliers and 3rd parties in a compliant manner – defining liabilities and responsibilities
  • If the pharma supply chain was faster, what is the implication for logistics/cargo service providers?
  • David Spillett

    David Spillett, Global Account Director, World Courier

    Tim Wood

    Tim Wood, Technical Service Manager, GlaxoSmithKline

    Bob Hayes

    Bob Hayes, Director, SeerPharma (UK)

    14:00 Organisational culture: The new “hot topic”

    Bob Hayes

    Bob Hayes, Director, SeerPharma (UK)

  • Introduced as a concept at the MHRA GDP Symposium in 2016, the culture in a company will have a significant impact on compliance.
  • The presentation will consider what “good” and “bad” culture look and feel like
  • How to develop and encourage the right organisational culture; how to recognise and measure organisational culture and employee behaviours.
  • 14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Supply chain optimization for high complexity distribution products

    Maria Jimena Cardona

    Maria Jimena Cardona, Global Supply Chain E2E Manager, Takeda Pharmaceutical Brazil

    • Essential steps to achieve an optimum Planning Estandard
    • Roles to be considered when dealing with a high complexity product
    • Tools that might be considered to optimize current flow

    16:30 Interactive session: Your hot topics in the cold chain!

    Nigel Cryer

    Nigel Cryer, Head of Compliance & Inspection Readiness, Sanofi

  • Interactive Q&A session to pose your logistical supply chain questions
  • Quick fire topic generation from the audience
  • Conclusions and closing remarks
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Andrea Gruber

    Andrea Gruber

    Senior Manager, Special Cargo, IATA
    Christopher Wallace

    Christopher Wallace

    Senior Director International Supply Chain Operations, Genzyme
    David Spillett

    David Spillett

    Global Account Director, World Courier
    Glyn Stacey

    Glyn Stacey

    CEO, SSC Bio Ltd, & Executive Director, International Stem Cell Banking Initiative
    Sascha  Sonnenberg

    Sascha Sonnenberg

    Vice President, Commercial Operations Americas & EMEA, Marken
    Stephanie Fitt

    Stephanie Fitt

    Sales Manager UK & Scandinavia, Emball'Iso
    Stephen Mitchell

    Stephen Mitchell

    Quality & Compliance Manager, Global Logistics, GlaxoSmithKline
    Yoram Eshel

    Yoram Eshel

    Senior Director, Global Transportation and Logistics, Teva Pharmaceutical

    Alan Dorling

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

    Amelie Ermel

    Production Senior Specialist Associate, Eli Lilly
    Amelie Ermel

    Andrea Gruber

    Senior Manager, Special Cargo, IATA
    Andrea Gruber

    Bob Hayes

    Director, SeerPharma (UK)
    Bob Hayes

    Christopher Wallace

    Senior Director International Supply Chain Operations, Genzyme
    Christopher Wallace

    David Spillett

    Global Account Director, World Courier
    David Spillett

    Gianpiero Lorusso

    Director, Supply Operations and GS, Merck SpA
    Gianpiero Lorusso

    Glyn Stacey

    CEO, SSC Bio Ltd, & Executive Director, International Stem Cell Banking Initiative
    Glyn Stacey

    Maria Jimena Cardona

    Global Supply Chain E2E Manager, Takeda Pharmaceutical Brazil
    Maria Jimena Cardona

    Mark Edwards

    Managing Director, Modalis
    Mark Edwards

    Nigel Cryer

    Head of Compliance & Inspection Readiness, Sanofi
    Nigel Cryer

    Paul Terry

    Sales And Marketing Director, Peli BioThermal
    Paul Terry

    Sascha Sonnenberg

    Vice President, Commercial Operations Americas & EMEA, Marken
    Sascha  Sonnenberg

    Stephanie Fitt

    Sales Manager UK & Scandinavia, Emball'Iso
    Stephanie Fitt

    Stephen Mitchell

    Quality & Compliance Manager, Global Logistics, GlaxoSmithKline
    Stephen Mitchell

    Steve Brabbs

    Global Technology Leader, Transport Protection, Dupont De Nemours (Luxembourg) Sàrl
    Steve Brabbs

    Tim Saint

    Senior Business Development Director, Marken
    Tim Saint

    Tim Wood

    Technical Service Manager, GlaxoSmithKline
    Tim Wood

    Tony Wright

    CEO, Exelsius Cold Chain Management
    Tony Wright

    Yoram Eshel

    Senior Director, Global Transportation and Logistics, Teva Pharmaceutical
    Yoram Eshel

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Official Publication

    Supporters

    VENUE

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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    Opposites Attract: Organisational Culture and Supply Chain with SeerPharma (UK)

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    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.


    DuPont

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.cargocovers.tyvek.co.uk

    The DuPont™ Tyvek® range of breathable thermal blankets provide temperature, humidity and weather protection for pharmaceuticals and perishables during transportation. The new, extended performance, Tyvek® Xtreme™ W50 Cargo Cover brings a new standard to CRT pharmaceutical protection. Tyvek® Cargo Covers are able to withstand global distribution environments without compromise, from altitude changes to climate differences to shipping delays. Which means a wide range of medicines have a better chance of getting to patients in a safe condition, wherever they are in the world. For more information visit Europe: www.cargocovers.tyvek.co.uk USA: www.cargocovers.dupont.com


    EMBALL’ISO

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

    Since 1990, EMBALL’ISO has been successfully assisting pharmaceutical companies in optimizing the global supply chain with the design and manufacture of high performance temperature controlled packaging systems for the transport of temperature sensitive biopharmaceutical products. EMBALL’ISO is present across 4 continents with 8 production sites (Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Singapore, United Kingdom, United states with ISO 9001 certification) and 80 collection points. Our product range is extensive and can cover all aspects of thermal and capacity requirements: from the single vial to pallets of products and for temperatures ranging from -80C to below +30C. Our services include turnkey projects, integrated solutions, monitoring services, reverse logistic and rental program. EMBALL’ISO deliver quality, everywhere, just like you.


    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.


    Topa Thermal

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

    Transporting temperature-sensitive products should be protected from shocking, volatility of weather and other unforeseen circumstances. We design, test and manufacture a wide range of isothermal solutions branded KoolTemp® Pre-Qualified Shipping Systems, KoolTemp® Insulated Shippers and Koolit® Refrigerants. With this range, we meet the packaging needs of companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnical, medical device, healthcare, logistic service and food service.


    TP3 Global – SilverSkin Pallet Covers

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.tp3global.com

    Approved by an increasing number of global pharmaceutical companies, SilverSkin thermal pallet covers and PalletQuilt reusable blankets are becoming the protection of choice for ambient and controlled room temperature freight. With global manufacturing capability (USA, Europe, India, Australia & China), SilverSkin also comes with test chamber and direct sunlight qualification data to support DGP QA risk based analysis. Temperature ranges of 2-40, 2-30, 15-25 and short spikes of 2-8C can be protected with a range of material grades to ensure capable temperature risk management, whether requiring economical solutions for low risk routes, or thicker, more durable materials for higher risk ambient. Ask us about various sizes, single, limited or multi use covers and blankets.


    World Courier

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

    World Courier is a global specialty logistics company that designs world-class logistics and supply chain programs in complete alignment with our customers’ business goals. Pharmaceutical companies rely on us because they value the peace of mind that comes with our unsurpassed knowledge, global reach and flawless supply chain execution. Each trusted partnership we form with a customer is deeply rooted in our shared vision of improving global health. With 2,000+ associates in more than 140 offices across the globe, we offer solutions that instil confidence in the on-time, on-temperature delivery of critical products. When trust is absolutely essential, there’s only one choice: World Courier.


    Yourway Transport

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.yourwaytransport.co.uk

    Yourway Transport is a proven global industry leader in worldwide, pharma-specialist, premium transportation. We are dedicated to providing our clients with best-in-class services and customer care in delivering the expertise and level of attention that our customers demand. We look forward to continued collaboration with our many clients contributing to the overall success of all clinical programs for which we provide shipping services. Yourway Transport Biopharma Services is the division of YT that specializes in clinical supplies service solutions designed and delivered to increase the quality and efficiency of the clinical trial process. Our solutions include GMP temperature controlled depot storage, packaging and labelling, distribution to sites, samples to lab, global ambient cold chain temperature controlled logistics, QP release, returns and reconciliation for destruction.

    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 Environment and Health

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

    IJEnvH is a fully-refereed scientific journal that provides an international forum for the exchange of information and the advancement of knowledge in the multidisciplinary field of environment and health. The aim of IJEnvH is to stimulate the discussion and communication among scientists, researchers and experts with different background and expertise, involved, at different levels, with the study of environment and health problems.

    Media Partners


    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.


    One Nucleus

    Supporters
    http://www.onenucleus.com

    Established in May 2010, One Nucleus is the result of the merger of ERBI and London Biotechnology Network. One Nucleus is a not-for-profit membership organisation for international life science and healthcare companies and the largest of its kind in Europe. The company is based in Cambridge UK and London, at the heart of Europe's largest cluster. The 470 members include pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostic companies and associated technical and commercial Service Providers.


    Absave

    Supporters
    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!


    Biocompare

    Supporters
    http://www.biocompare.com

    Biocompare.com is the leading resource for up-to-date product information, product reviews, and new technologies for life scientists. Biocompare combines an in-depth knowledge of life science products and new technologies with the power of the Internet to offer scientists the most dynamic, relevant, and innovative media-based marketplace for life science information.


    pharmaphorum

    Supporters
    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


    Biosave

    Supporters
    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.


    Inderscience Publishers

    Supporters
    http://www.inderscience.com

    Inderscience is a dynamic, leading, independent journal publisher. The company disseminates the latest research across the broad fields of science, engineering and technology; management, public and business administration; environment, ecological economics and sustainable development; computing, ICT and internet/web services, and related areas. Inderscience offers over 35 years' experience in publishing and has succeeded in building a substantial collection approaching 400 high-quality peer-reviewed international research journals in both online and print formats. We offer a variety of ways to keep up-to-date with the latest published leading-edge research while our online collection represents a fully-searchable digital archive of around 60,000 articles.


    Farmavita

    Supporters
    http://www.farmavita.net/

    Farmavita Net is professional community and network of pharmaceutical licensing and business development executives, innovators and researchers
    Farmavita.Net is the pharmaceutical licensing, technology transfer and regulatory affairs network. We are managing the marketplace of offers and demand for pharmaceutical Dossiers, know-how and technologies. Members of Farmavita.Net network usually find a number of attractive solutions for business development, alliances, joint ventures, co-development and co-marketing of pharmaceutical products. Farmavita.Net is not just a pure Internet portal. We manage a number of regional associates. We are connecting the dynamic network of few hundreds members / pharmaceutical companies interested in license-in and license-out opportunities.


    Copybook - Pharmaceutical

    Supporters
    http://www.copybook.com/pharmaceutical

    Copybook is a global business network with many pharmaceutical events, exhibitions and seminars. We encourage business-to-business transactions and work tirelessly to gain our customers new business contracts worldwide. You can add events, companies and associations for free. When you are a member, you can add your company to the events listed in order to encourage other visitors to arrange meetings and appointments at those events to facilitate new business contracts. Want to see how we can increase your business network and transactions? SIGN UP FOR FREE today! Copybook – Your Global Business Network


    Samedan

    Supporters
    http://www.samedanltd.com/magazine/13.

    International Clinical Trials (ICT) is a quarterly magazine edited by Dr Graham Hughes, and written by specialists at the forefront of clinical research. ICT’s coverage of operational developments ranges from adaptive designs in early phase trials through to post marketing research. ICT’s targeted readership consists of key decision makers across the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, along with contract partners and consultants. The magazine is distributed to pharmaceutical professionals in Europe and North America, and is accessed globally online. Read the latest issues, explore the ICT archive and subscribe at www.samedanltd.com/magazine/13.


    American Pharmaceutical Review

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    http://www.americanpharmaceuticalreview.com

    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


    Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packing Sourcer (PMPS)

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    http://www.samedanltd.com/magazine/15

    Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packing Sourcer (PMPS) is a specialist magazine for the pharmaceutical manufacturing, packaging and supply chain sectors. Every quarterly edition features articles written by key opinion leaders, ranging from pharmaceutical sponsors and key services providers, to industry associations and regulatory authorities. PMPS combines technological, operational and corporate perspectives on this growing sector, along with industry interviews, event previews and book reviews. Now you can also read PMPS on the go with the new Samedan app. Click here to download it now for your iPhone or iPad: http://bit.ly/IJECug


    BioPharm Insight

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    http://www.biopharminsight.com

    BioPharm Insight is your definitive guide to the global life sciences community. Subscribers take action on forward-looking intelligence uncovered by an independent team of investigative journalists, and make strategic business decisions using the most comprehensive and powerful real-time database of market analytics and key contacts. Featuring an intuitive online interface and exclusive Active IntelT relational content technology, BioPharm Insight provides an unrivaled capability to segment and analyze the industry with detailed and searchable profiles.


    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.


    Labcompare

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    http://www.labcompare.com

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    Packaging-gateway

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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.

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    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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