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SMi proudly presents the 8th annual COPD conference in London, 2016!
This event is about the developments made in the field of COPD.
COPD itself causes 6% of the world’s morbidity. It is predicted that there will be a 30% > increase in the number of cases in the next 10 years.
Chronic and with a progressive worsening characteristic, COPD could present huge problems in the developed world with the increase in opportunistic infections and long-term infections, especially it is non-curable. As such, prevention, early diagnosis and patient monitoring are the only means to tame the disease.
Development of COPD has been slow despite the increase in cases. The 8th annual COPD conference will be dissecting the core issues and explore alternatives to accelerate treatment development!
 

• Gain insight into formulation developments and the manufacturing of dry powder inhalation products
• Evaluate COPD and comorbidities
• Review the challenges in clinical trial designs and in drug development
• Learn about "first in class" inhaled drugs for the treatment of COPD and cystic fibrosis
• Explore recent advances made in COPD biomarkers

Job titles include but are not restricted to:
Chief Executives, Chief Scientific Officers, Vice Presidents, Heads, Directors, Prinicple Scientists, Associates, Project Leaders, Specialists, and Managers in the following areas:
Respiratory Physiology & Medicine
Respiratory Pharmacology
Medical Affairs
Inflammatory Disease
Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity
Pulmonary Disease
Respiratory Therapeutics
Immunology
Medical & Inhalation Devices
In-Vitro Biology
Biomarker
Inflammation Discovery
Preclinical R&D
Clinical Pharmacology
Clinical Trials
Clinical Science
Discovery
Global Data Informatics
Business Development
Brand Manager
Commercial
Respiratory Licensing & Regulation

A.Menarini Farmaceutica Internazionale; Actelion Pharmaceuticals; Aerocrine; Aptar Pharma; AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim; British Lung Foundation; Carclo Technical Plastics Ltd; Chiesi Farmaceutici S. P. A. ; Concert Pharmaceuticals; Elan Corp; GEFIM S.P.A.; GlaxoSmithKline; Glyconics; Hospital Sirio Libanes ; HRG GREECE; HUG; Imperial College London; Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Services LLC; Medicines Evaluation Unit Ltd; MedImmune; National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda NUDIPU; Novartis Pharma; Novartis Pharma AG; Osakidetza; Prosonix Ltd; Quintiles; Quintlies Ltd.; ResMed Sensor Technologies; SkyePharma; SMi Group Ltd; Teva UK Ltd; The Heart Lung Centre; Thomson Reuters; Truphone; ucl; University College London; University Hospital Geneva; University of the Basque Country; Verona Pharma; Vitalograph;

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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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