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SMi proudly presents the must-attend 11th Annual Cold Chain Distribution Conference & Exhibition in London in 2016!

The pharmaceutical distribution sector is growing year-on-year, According to a recent industry report*, 'reliance on cold chain increases vaccine costs by up to 20%', while another report** projected drugs requiring refrigerated shipping will increase to $401.7bn by 2020, up  from $87.1bn in 2012.

Over the last 24 months, we have witnessed market growth and new logistics hubs established around the globe by  forwarders and distributors, in order to service and support a more round-the-clock global network for pharmaceutical product supply. Nonetheless, challenges remain with the increasingly  fragile biologics product and tightened GDP regulations.

Following the fruitful discussions in 2015, SMi's annual Cold Chain Distribution conference will bring back lively debates and market updates to London, offering the best platform for delegates to stay ahead of this lucrative market! 

Save the date to meet with your industry colleagues, regulators and suppliers to keep abreast of market developments!

*http://bit.ly/1KfqhEZ

 

**http://on.wsj.com/1NafKYv

Highlights of 2016:

  • Hear from regional regulators on GDP updates to ensure compliance
  • Insights into emerging markets for cold chain distribution potential and challenges
  • Learn about the latest technologies in cold chain distribution, from temperature monitoring to packaging to RFID
  • Practical case studies - how to execute the last mile distribution and what are the new strategies to implement seamless cold  chain distribution?
  • Evaluate your logistics planning to streamline and pride on operational excellence

Chiefs, Directors, VPs, Heads, Managers of

  • Cold Chain Distribution
  • GDP
  • Supply Chain Operations/ Quality
  • Logistics
  • Regulatory  Affairs
  • Distribution
  • Clinical Supply
  • Export
  • Account

from Pharmaceuticals, Biotechs, Healthcare and any solution providers relating to cold chain distribution in the pharmaceutical sector.

Past Attendees include:

Abbott, AbbVie, Actelion, Alliance Healthcare, American Airlines, Baxalta, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cell Therapy Catapult, DHL, FedEx, Genzyme Europe B.V., GlaxoSmithKline, GW Pharmaceuticals Ltd, IAG Cargo, Marken Ltd., MHRA, Mundipharma International, Napp Pharmaceuticals, Norgine, Pfizer, Roche, Sandoz, Sanofi, SeerPharma, Takeda, Teva Pharmaceuticals, The Blood Transfusion Centre of Slovenia, Thermo Fisher Scientific, UNICEF, Wockhardt UK, World Courier and many more! 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Tony Wright

Tony Wright, CEO , Exelsius

9:10 The Role of PIC/S in the International Harmonisation of Regulatory Inspections across 6 Continents

Steve Todd

Steve Todd, Senior GDP Inspector; Chair of GDP Expert Circle, MHR; PIC/S

9:50 Authority Inspection of GDP, With Focus on Cold Chain Issues

Thomas Vestergaard Pedersen

Thomas Vestergaard Pedersen, Medicines Inspector, Danish Medicines Agency

  • Authority focus during GDP/cold chain inspection, in relation to new GDP guidelines
  • Examples of common authority observations from GDP inspections
  • 10:30 Myth Buster – Regulatory Quick Fire

    Thomas Vestergaard Pedersen

    Thomas Vestergaard Pedersen, Medicines Inspector, Danish Medicines Agency

    Steve Todd

    Steve Todd, Senior GDP Inspector; Chair of GDP Expert Circle, MHR; PIC/S

    10:50 Morning Coffee

    11:20 IATA’s Initiatives in Supporting Temperature-Controlled Distribution for Pharma

    Andrea Gruber

    Andrea Gruber, Senior Manager, Special Cargo, IATA

  • How to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements?
  • How is the industry responding to IATA's Certification (CEIV) programme?
  • How will this impact on the routing of temperature-controlled supply chain?
  • What are the next steps to ensure the future of air cargo?
  • 12:00 Enhanced Expectations – The Evolution of Temperature Control!

    David Spillett

    David Spillett, Key Account Director, World Courier

  • Specialty products necessitate specialist solutions
  • More than a box - the development of temperature controlled packaging systems
  • Data driven decision making and risk mitigation
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:30 How Much Control Do You Have? Maintaining the Chill throughout the Supply Chain

    Yoram Eshel

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

  • From first mile to last – determining points of transfer and defining a risk mitigation plan to avoid temperature glitch
  • Real time temperature surveillance and monitoring
  • New approach - from Means to Processes
  • How to tackle temperature-sensitive shipment?
  • 14:10 Remote QP Assessment of ATMPs and Supply Chain Controls

    Tim Holliday

    Tim Holliday, Qualified Person, PCI Pharma Services

  • Introduction to ATMPs
  • Special requirements for ATMP supply chains
  • QP oversight of the ATMP supply chain
  • Challenges presented by remote assessment
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    14:50 Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

    15:20 Future Challenges for the Cell-and Gene Therapy Supply Chain

    Simon Ellison

    Simon Ellison, Head of Commercial, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult

  • Background of the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult and how we enable companies to move forwards?
  • Summary of the current supply chain
  • Future growth as an operational pressure
  • Enabling a viable cell and gene therapy supply chain at commercial volumes
  • 16:00 Cold Chain Board Room – Roundtable Discussion Part 1

    Take advantage of this Executive Roundtable session to engage in interactive and open dialogue with industry colleagues to seek common solutions to your CCD problems!

  • How to interpret and translate GDP regulations into everyday practice?
  • Quality assurance and risk management - how to effectively mitigate risks and what measures should we take to enhance our risk management process?
  • 3PL engagement - due diligence and collaboration: Challenges with contractors and sub-contractors
  • Mark Edwards

    Mark Edwards, Managing Director, Modalis

    Stephen Mitchell

    Stephen Mitchell, Quality & Compliance Manager, Global Logistics, GlaxoSmithKline

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

    17:00 Drinks Receptions hosted by World Courier

    19:00 Gala Dinner hosted by World Courier – by invitation only

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    9:10 Exploring the Optimal Temperature-Controlled Freight Options

    Saddam Huq

    Saddam Huq, QA Senior Manager, Global Logistics & Cold Chain, GSK Biologicals

    9:50 An Evaluation of Transport Modes for Pharmaceutical Shipments

    Mark Edwards

    Mark Edwards, Managing Director, Modalis

  • Characteristics of each freight mode
  • Risks and benefits of the varying modes
  • Analysis of speciality (pharmaceutical) services
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 What can the pharmaceutical industry learn from the food cold chain?

    Stephen  James

    Stephen James, Director, Food Refrigeration & Process Engineering Research Centre (FRPERC), The Grimsby Institute

  • What technologies developed for the food cold chain are directly applicable for pharmaceutical industry
  • Discovering cost-reduction strategies without jeopardising product quality
  • How to manage risks
  • 11:30 Blood Supply Temperature Control Chain

    Dave Edmondson

    Dave Edmondson, National Strategy Manager, Manufacturing Development, NHSBT

  • Protecting donations
  • Regulatory and safety environment
  • Effective, low cost solutions
  • 12:10 Reliability in Cold Chain Air Transports

    Fredrik Wildtgrube

    Fredrik Wildtgrube, Head of Global Sales, Finnair Cargo

  • Understanding your customer needs
  • Improved transparency in pharma air cargo transports
  • Value through customer collaboration
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Direct-to-Patients: Translating Thoughts into Actions

    Didier Basseras

    Didier Basseras, Vice President, Clinical Supply Chain Operations Head, Sanofi-Aventis

  • 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
  • 14:30 Inspired by Supply Chain in Africa

    Gino Vleugels

    Gino Vleugels, Senior Manager EMEA Temperature Control, Johnson & Johnson

  • Supply chain set-up in an epidemical region
  • Cultural differences and how to cope with it
  • How we all can make a difference
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Selecting Your Long-Lasting Partners

    Robert Potts

    Robert Potts, Director International Quality, Vertex International Ltd

  • Partner qualification - screening of your contractors and sub-contractors for their competencies
  • Understanding local compliance and clearing potential risks
  • On-going partner management
  • 16:20 Cold Chain Board Room – Roundtable Discussion Part 2

    Take advantage of this Executive Roundtable session to engage in interactive and open dialogue with industry colleagues to seek common solutions to your CCD problems!

  • 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
  • What do you need most for a temperature-controlled distribution operation? Technologies or protocols?
  • David Spillett

    David Spillett, Key Account Director, World Courier

    Mark Edwards

    Mark Edwards, Managing Director, Modalis

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    David Spillett

    David Spillett

    Key Account Director, World Courier
    Didier Basseras

    Didier Basseras

    Vice President, Clinical Supply Chain Operations Head, Sanofi-Aventis
    Fredrik Wildtgrube

    Fredrik Wildtgrube

    Head of Global Sales, Finnair Cargo
    Gino Vleugels

    Gino Vleugels

    Senior Manager EMEA Temperature Control, Johnson & Johnson
    Stephen Mitchell

    Stephen Mitchell

    Quality & Compliance Manager, Global Logistics, GlaxoSmithKline
    Steve Todd

    Steve Todd

    Senior GDP Inspector; Chair of GDP Expert Circle, MHR; PIC/S
    Thomas Vestergaard Pedersen

    Thomas Vestergaard Pedersen

    Medicines Inspector, Danish Medicines Agency
    Tony Wright

    Tony Wright

    CEO , Exelsius
    Yoram Eshel

    Yoram Eshel

    Senior Director, Global Transportation and Logistics, Teva Pharmaceutical

    Andrea Gruber

    Senior Manager, Special Cargo, IATA
    Andrea Gruber

    Dave Edmondson

    National Strategy Manager, Manufacturing Development, NHSBT
    Dave Edmondson

    David Spillett

    Key Account Director, World Courier
    David Spillett

    Didier Basseras

    Vice President, Clinical Supply Chain Operations Head, Sanofi-Aventis
    Didier Basseras

    Fredrik Wildtgrube

    Head of Global Sales, Finnair Cargo
    Fredrik Wildtgrube

    Gino Vleugels

    Senior Manager EMEA Temperature Control, Johnson & Johnson
    Gino Vleugels

    Mark Edwards

    Managing Director, Modalis
    Mark Edwards

    Robert Potts

    Director International Quality, Vertex International Ltd
    Robert Potts

    Saddam Huq

    QA Senior Manager, Global Logistics & Cold Chain, GSK Biologicals
    Saddam Huq

    Simon Ellison

    Head of Commercial, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult
    Simon Ellison

    Stephen James

    Director, Food Refrigeration & Process Engineering Research Centre (FRPERC), The Grimsby Institute
    Stephen  James

    Stephen Mitchell

    Quality & Compliance Manager, Global Logistics, GlaxoSmithKline
    Stephen Mitchell

    Steve Todd

    Senior GDP Inspector; Chair of GDP Expert Circle, MHR; PIC/S
    Steve Todd

    Thomas Vestergaard Pedersen

    Medicines Inspector, Danish Medicines Agency
    Thomas Vestergaard Pedersen

    Tim Holliday

    Qualified Person, PCI Pharma Services
    Tim Holliday

    Tony Wright

    CEO , Exelsius
    Tony Wright

    Yoram Eshel

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

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Official Media Partner

    Official Associations

    Supporters

    Networking Receptions

    Cold Chain Distribution Gala Dinner Sponsored by World Courier
    Networking Reception

    Cold Chain Distribution Gala Dinner Sponsored by World Courier

    The Goring Hotel
    12th December 2016
    London, United Kingdom

    VENUE

    Victoria Park Plaza

    239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom

    A short walk from Victoria Station, Park Plaza Victoria London is the perfect meetings venue to connect delegates. The hotel offers 15 conference rooms with customisable space for up to 750 guests, complemented by a large exhibitions area and two ballrooms all with the AIM gold accreditation. Additional facilities include 287 guestrooms, TOZI Restaurant & Bar, a fitness suite and free Wi-Fi.

    HOTEL BOOKING FORM

    ELPRO Case Study – Lundbeck

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    ELPRO White Paper – Transitioning to the Modern World of Data Monitoring and Analysis

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    Cold Chain Distribution 2016 Sponsor Prospectus

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    Cold Chain Distribution 2015 - List of attending organisations, job titles, countries

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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.


    Eberspacher

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

    Eberspaecher UK, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eberspaecher Climate Control Systems GMBH & Co KG. is the market leader in the supply of independent heaters, air conditioning and climate control solutions for all vehicle transport applications. Climate systems combine an independent heater and an air conditioning system to provide fully automatic temperature control in the vehicle ideally suited for GDP compliance applications. In addition Eberspaecher distribute a wide range of portable refrigerated and heated insulated containers used throughout Europe for the transport of temperature sensitive drugs, vaccines and bio-medical products.


    ELPRO

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

    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.


    Emball'iso

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

    Emball'iso is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high performance temperature controlled packaging systems for the transport of thermolabile pharmaceutical products with production sites in France, the UK, Germany, China, India, Brazil, Singapore and the US. With 26 years of experience, we supply systems capable of carrying a single vial, to airfreight pallet shippers for use in conjunction with unit load devices. Available flat packed, modular or fully assembled and ready to use. We offer a range of value added services including but not limited to turn key projects, integrated solutions and monitoring services. Emball'iso, delivers quality, everywhere, just like you.


    Finnair Cargo

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

    Finnair Cargo serves 15 Asian and North American long-haul destinations out of Helsinki, and over 60 destinations in Europe. Finnair's new COOL Nordic Cargo hub, with a 3000 sqm Pharma area opens in May 2017 and the new A350 aircraft will grow Finnair's long-haul cargo capacity by 50% by 2020.


    Peli BioThermal

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

    Peli BioThermal Limited offers the widest range of temperature controlled transport solutions in the world. Their products ensure that delicate biological materials arrive intact and effective, despite exterior environments. Peli BioThermal is dedicated to fulfilling the complex needs of the global healthcare industry. The company’s customers benefit from their extensive expertise in ensuring that temperature stability is maintained throughout the distribution chain. Peli BioThermal also offers a complete range of services and software to support end-to-end temperature controlled packaging asset management. Peli Products, S.L.U. is the European arm of Pelican Products, Inc.


    Sensitech

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

    Sensitech enables global leaders in the life sciences market to track, monitor and protect the quality and integrity of their temperature-sensitive products across complex supply chains. Through its logistics security division, FreightWatch International, Sensitech also provides real-time cargo transparency and security solutions, mitigating risks such as theft, diversion, and chain of custody.


    Topa Thermal

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

    Topa Thermal is a global leading innovator and supplier of thermal systems, designed to support the safe distribution of medicines, vaccines and other life saving healthcare products for the pharmaceutical, biotech, clinical trial, medical industries and third party logistics. We provide a large selection of thermal packaging components and the most comprehensive engineering and testing services available in the industry. Our temperature assurance solutions keep your most valuable and sensitive products within a safe temperature range during transit. In our design and ISTA™ testing laboratory, we engineer packaging solutions that works for you, meeting your challenges in terms of specific time and temperature requirements.


    Yourway Transport

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

    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


    Global Cold Chain News

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

    Global Cold Chain News is a business intelligence service for temperature-controlled logistics providers in the UK, rest of Europe and globally, giving daily news items, exhibition information and special reports. Supported by a weekly e-newsletter sent out to 4,000 named recipients, since its launch in 2011 the website receives well over 3,000 visitors a month. To subscribe to the newsletter or enquire about advertising, or to subscribe to our magazine Cold Chain News please email tina.massey@globalcoldchainnews.com

    Media Partners


    Labcompare

    Supporters
    http://www.labcompare.com

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    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!


    BioChem Adda

    Supporters
    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!


    Technology Networks

    Supporters
    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


    Pharmalicensing

    Supporters
    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.


    Packaging-gateway

    Supporters
    http://www.packaging-gateway.com

    Packaging executives from around the world use the website to keep abreast of the latest industry developments and make informed purchasing decisions along the entire supply chain. Packaging-gateway.com provides up-to-date industry intelligence through: •Regularly updated news bulletins and company press releases •Feature articles written by leading industry figures •Detailed research reports containing the latest market statistics •The latest packaging related projects •White papers containing the latest analysis, insights and technology solutions


    Select Science

    Supporters
    http://www.selectscience.net/

    SelectScience is an independent, online information resource for the worldwide scientific community, and the home of trusted information for laboratory scientists. Discover impartial, expert opinion and trusted reviews about latest laboratory equipment and techniques; plus videos, application notes and science news from around the world. Become a member for free today.


    Pharmaceutical Technology

    Supporters
    http://www.pharmaceutical-technology.com

    Pharmaceutical-technology.com is the only website focusing specifically on issues relevant to pharmaceutical professionals working with technology, be it development, engineering, IT or production. Pharmaceutical-technology.com brings you the latest in industry projects and updates, along with the news, views and trends that leading professionals – from senior executives to manufacturing managers and heads of procurement – require to stay on top of their field.


    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.


    The Loadstar

    Supporters
    http://thecoolstar.com

    The Coolstar is a new online information resource for all those involved in the transport, storage and distribution of goods and products that have refrigerated and controlled atmosphere handling requirements.

    Read by shippers, forwarders, logistics providers, carriers, ports and airports, The Coolstar connects through information. We provide breaking stories, original comment, news and research – as well as the best stories from around the world.


    PharmaVOICE

    Supporters
    http://www.pharmavoice.com

    PharmaVOICE magazine, and its supporting VIEW publications, provide commentary about the challenges and trends impacting the life-sciences industry, covering a range of issues from molecule through market. PharmaVOICE's more than 41,000 U.S.-based subscribers are also kept abreast of the latest trends through additional media resources, including WebSeminars, Podcasts, Videocasts, and White Papers.


    Project Cargo Network

    Supporters
    http://www.projectcargonetwork.com

    Project Cargo Network (PCN) was formed in August 2010, as an organisation dedicated to the world's top project cargo and heavy lift specialists who want to increase their business by either referring one another or doing business directly with one another. The network is now an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified association with over 235 Members located in 105+ countries.


    Copybook - Pharmaceutical

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    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


    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.


    International Journal of Environment and Health

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    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.


    GBI

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    http://www.gbihealth.com/

    GBI is an information, applications, and services company focused on the healthcare industry. Leveraging data from across the healthcare value chain, GBI creates web and mobile applications that enable individuals and organizations to make better decisions and communicate more effectively.


    Gate2Biotech

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    http://www.gate2biotech.com

    Gate2Biotech is a portal that unites biotechnological community in Central Europe. It covers all the news in the field of biotechnology. Thanks to the the portal the companies engaged in the field can easily search for research institutions and other partners to solve technical problems they are facing and here they can also present their services offer to potential partners from the Czech Republic and abroad. Gate2Biotech portal serves as a bridge connecting scientific and commercial sector. It incorporates offices and support organizations dedicated to promoting transfer of innovative technologies into a unified communication platform of Czech and international biotechnologies. As a mediator of information it draws attention to biotechnologies and support of their application and transfer into practice. It also functions as a tool for encouraging non-professionals (especially scientists and students) towards innovative business or applied research.


    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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    SupplyChainBrain

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    http://www.supplychainbrain.com

    SupplyChainBrain, the world’s most comprehensive supply chain management information resource, is accessed year round through a wide range of ever evolving multi-media formats by hundreds of thousands of senior level industry executives. In addition to addressing the fundamental principles of supply-chain management, SupplyChainBrain identifies emerging trends, technologies and best practices, forward thinking ideas and cutting-edge solutions-and continues to write and report about these as they evolve and mature.


    Universal Freight Organisation

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    http://www.ufofreight.com

    Universal Freight Organisation (UFO) was formed in January 2000 and today the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified association boasts representation in 120+ countries. UFO are proud to have maintained a ‘One Member per Country’ policy (with the exception of USA and China), making them one of the only remaining exclusive freight forwarder networks in the world.


    American Laboratory

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    http://www.americanlaboratory.com

    For laboratory managers and researchers utilizing analytical chemistry and its applications, seeking knowledge on new technologies, methods, applications, and products, the American Laboratory® publication platform provides comprehensive technology coverage for laboratory professionals at all stages of their careers. Unlike single-channel publications, American Laboratory® is a multidisciplinary resource that engages scientists through print, digital, mobile, multimedia, and social channels to provide practical information and solutions for cutting-edge results. American Laboratory® serves the need of global community of laboratory professionals for communicating relevant technical advances and insights. Globally, American Laboratory® reaches out to subscribers by offering digital distribution plus premium print in North America. Digital communications utilize internet, mobile and social channels.


    International Journal of Biotechnology

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    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.


    Labsave

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    http://www.labsave.com

    Labsave is the leading savings website for Laboratory Equipment and Lab Supplies. We work closely with the top suppliers in the world to bring you the best products at the most competitive prices. We are constantly striving to secure the biggest and most exclusive offers that you won’t find anywhere else! http://www.labsave.com/


    Pharmalicensing

    Supporters
    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.


    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.


    Drug Discovery Today

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    http://www.drugdiscoverytoday.com/

    Drug Discovery Today is one of the most cited review journals in the field of drug discovery, with an impact factor of 6.422.
    Drug Discovery Today will benefit your research by helping to keep you up-to-date with all of the fast-moving and emerging topics in drug discovery. Each issue is packed full of the latest research news, peer-reviewed articles and comment and opinion from leading research scientists.


    Inderscience Publishers

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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.

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    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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