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This event is about the developments in the field of  pharmaceutical Microbiology. Pharmaceutical microbiology is crucial to the manufacture and production of drugs, biologics and devices. Without a strong understanding of the process from case studies and learning from mistakes it can be incredibly costly.

Set to take place in Central London on the 20th-21st January 2016 the 5th annual pharmaceutical microbiology will once again be bringing together industry leaders and key figures in the field to discuss and develop a greater understanding of  key issues and regulations.

Join us to explore developments in mechanisms to detect pathogens, case studies on contaminations, endotoxin detection and LER, case studies in pharmaceutical microbiology, regulatory changes and VBNC's.

 

 

  • Discover the latest developments in detection mechanisms
  • Benefit from learning about case studies on clean room management and worst case scenarios
  • Understand the importance of VBNC's and develop an understanding of detection mechanisms.
  • Discuss biofilm formations and how to deal with them
  • Learn about endotoxins and there detection with exciting IP releases being discussed
  • Hear advice on contamination control and risk assessment to avoid the same mistakes and provide safe guards

 

Chief Executives, Vice Presidents, Heads, Directors, Chief Scientists, Principle Scientists, and Project Leaders, Managers, in:


•Microbiologists
•Biological manufacture and production
•Quality control
•Quality assurance
•Antimicrobial and biocide research
•Biotech research and development
•Sterile lab management
•Sterile facilities design and construction
•Compliance
•Regulatory Affairs
•Validation


 

Abbott; Abbott Biologicals; Abbott Biologicals B V; AstraZeneca; AstraZeneca PLC; Battelle Memorial Institute; BGH International; Excellent Pharma Consulting Inc; Fame Pharmaceuticals; Genzyme; GlaxoSmithKline; GW Pharmaceuticals Ltd; Hyglos GmbH; IDEXX Technologies Limited; Ith Pharma; Johnson & Johnson; MedImmune; Merck Serono - RBM; Merial Sas; MHRA; Novartis Vaccines; Pharmadox Healthcare; RNSH ; Sanofi Pharma; STERIS Corporation; Synergy Health Plc; University Of Cambridge; Veltek Associates, Inc.; Wickham Laboratories Ltd;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Olivier Chancel

Olivier Chancel, Sterility and Aseptic Process Assurance Expert , Merial Sas

9:10 Particle deposition monitoring the missing link in contamination control

Koos Agricola

Koos Agricola, Contamination Control Specialist, International Confederation of Contamination Control Societies

  • Product contamination
  • Air and surface cleanliness
  • Particle deposition
  • Real time particle deposition measurement
  • 9:50 VBNC – How Culturable is Culturable? Detection, Non-Detection and all Points In-Between

    Colin Fricker

    Colin Fricker, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

  • The presentation will address current methods in use for detection of microbial contamination and their suitability for detection of VBNC.
  • The discussion will focus on an evaluation of current and alternative methodologies for recovery of VBNC organisms and their relative effectiveness.
  • The speaker will challenge current thinking and ask to what extent  underestimation of total viable cells occurs and what risk this could pose to product quality and public health.
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Advanced light microscopy to detect VBNC pathogens and biofilms

    Bill Keevil

    Bill Keevil, Scientific Advisor to the House of Commons Select Committee on Science & Technology, Head of the Microbiology Group and Director of the Environmental Healthcare Unit. University of Southampton, UK, University of Southampton

  • Advantages of EDIC microscopy
  • Providing a rapid, real time analysis of biofilms on opaque, curved, natural or man-made surfaces
  • Utilising a toolbox of physiological detection techniques to assess viability
  • Visualising VBNC pathogens and biofilms in situ
  • 11:40 DNA-sequencing based methods: How will they shape routine microbial testing in the future?

    Adrianne  Klijn

    Adrianne Klijn, Group leader Microbiological and Molecular Analytics, Nestle Research Center

  • Learn about new mechanisms of bacterial detection using sequencing mechanisms
  • Gain an insight into rapid microbiology sequencing methods
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Operating a bioburden control facility within the vaccine industry

    Sabina  Lancaster

    Sabina Lancaster, Senior Manager Sterility assurance Global QA, GSK

  • Bioburen control strategy following recent updates to vaccine regulations
  • Case study of how the bioburden control strategy can be applied
  • Calculating bioburden limits and understanding the risk to a bioburden control process.
  • 14:30 Endotoxin Testing of Biologics - New Insights

    Holger Grallert

    Holger Grallert, Vice President, Hyglos GmbH

  • Regulatory requirements, hold-time studies
  • New endotoxin test procedures for in-process control and product release
  • Influence of major formulation components on endotoxin detectability
  • Theory of endotoxin masking (Low Endotoxin Recovery, LER) and recovering masked endotoxin - Case studies
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Endotoxin Test Concerns of Biologics

    Alan Baines

    Alan Baines, Head of Strategic Projects, Lonza Incorporated

  • Risk – historical and modern
  • Emerging perspective on pyrogenicity vs. immunogenicity
  • Issues
  • More issues
  • 16:20 Use of RMM in bacteriology lab: Application and Implementation

    Thierry Bonnevay

    Thierry Bonnevay, Microbiology Plateform Head, Sanofi-Aventis

  • Quantitative bioburden by Chemscan
  • Rapid sterility testing by rapid milliflex
  • Detection of mycoplasma by PCR+microarray
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Francesco  Boschi

    Francesco Boschi, Microbiological Services Manager, GSK Manufacturing S.p.A.

    9:10 KISS methodology or how to manage aseptic operators

    Olivier Chancel

    Olivier Chancel, Sterility and Aseptic Process Assurance Expert , Merial Sas

  • Evaluate each operator’s conformance to written procedures during actual operations;
  • Provide personal and collective coaching on the shop floor in addition to the theoretical aseptic training;
  • A way to “provide regular oversight of adherence to aseptic technique during manufacturing operations.”
  • 9:50 Risked based contamination control and environmental monitoring in sterile product manufacturing

    James  Drinkwater

    James Drinkwater, Chairman of PHSS Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Sciences Society , PHSS

  • Control strategies for sterile product manufacturing; expected new requirement for EU GMP Annex 1
  • Best practice in contamination control for Aseptic processing of different product types
  • Risk based environmental monitoring of manufacturing environments
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Assessment Methods for Accurate Determination of Microbial Contamination During Cleanroom Manufacture

    Tim Eaton

    Tim Eaton, Sterile Manufacturing Specialist, Astrazeneca

  • Microbial contamination in the cleanroom
  • Quantification of risk by airborne deposition
  • Quantification of risk by surface contact and liquids
  • 11:40 Current Practices in Disinfectant Validation and Starting Up a Cleanroom after a Worst Case Event:

    Jim Polarine

    Jim Polarine, Technical Service Manager, STERIS Corporation

  • Cleaning and Disinfection of cleanroom operations will be covered. 
  • Elements of disinfectant validation will be covered including coupon studies.
  • Starting up a new cleanroom operation and how to address cleanroom excursions will be covered.
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:40 Afternoon Chair Opening Remarks

    Salome Giao

    Salome Giao, Research scientist, Dyson Technology Ltd

    13:50 Bioburden test of bulk solutions before sterilizing filtration: current practices and expectations

    Francesco  Boschi

    Francesco Boschi, Microbiological Services Manager, GSK Manufacturing S.p.A.

  • Scope and limitations of  bioburden test on bulk solutions before sterilization
  • Regulatory Documents and Guidelines on bioburden
  • Bioburden test by “conventional” microbiological methods: key issues to obtain reliable and significant
  • Microbial identifications from bioburden test samples and evaluation of the recovered flora
  • Bioburden test by Rapid Microbiological Methods
  • 14:30 Risk analysis and mitigation of the analysis process of sterility testing in an isolator environment

    Hans Noordergraaf

    Hans Noordergraaf, Microbiologist, Abbott Biologicals B V

  • False Positive” sterility tests are a major concern for business continuity
  • A non-zero percentage Sterility test failure rate is a Regulatory Auditor topic which can be avoided   
  • How to use FMEA as a tool to reduce risk of “false positives”Implmentation of Risk mitigation and influence on sterility test failure rate
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Controlling and monitoring contamination in water for pharmaceutical use (WPU)

    Robert Neri

    Robert Neri , Water for Pharmaceutical Use Referent , Sanofi Pharma

  • Reflecting on how to avoid any contamination of your installation by a bio burden
  • Explaining the regulatory framework exists and is increasingly demanding as WPU can come into direct or indirect contact with the drug administered to the patient
  • Water contamination case studies and monitoring
  • 16:20 The viable but non-Cultivable (VBNC) state of pathogens: a myth or reality?

    Salome Giao

    Salome Giao, Research scientist, Dyson Technology Ltd

  • VBNC as a controversial and ignored state
  • Why do cells undergo VBNC?
  • Are VBNC virulent?
  • New methods to detect VBNC cells: an urgent need
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Jim Polarine

    Jim Polarine

    Technical Service Manager, STERIS Corporation
    Koos Agricola

    Koos Agricola

    Contamination Control Specialist, International Confederation of Contamination Control Societies
    Thierry Bonnevay

    Thierry Bonnevay

    Microbiology Plateform Head, Sanofi-Aventis
    Tim Eaton

    Tim Eaton

    Sterile Manufacturing Specialist, Astrazeneca

    Adrianne Klijn

    Group leader Microbiological and Molecular Analytics, Nestle Research Center
    Adrianne  Klijn

    Alan Baines

    Head of Strategic Projects, Lonza Incorporated
    Alan Baines

    Bill Keevil

    Scientific Advisor to the House of Commons Select Committee on Science & Technology, Head of the Microbiology Group and Director of the Environmental Healthcare Unit. University of Southampton, UK, University of Southampton
    Bill Keevil

    Colin Fricker

    Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
    Colin Fricker

    Francesco Boschi

    Microbiological Services Manager, GSK Manufacturing S.p.A.
    Francesco  Boschi

    Hans Noordergraaf

    Microbiologist, Abbott Biologicals B V
    Hans Noordergraaf

    Holger Grallert

    Vice President, Hyglos GmbH
    Holger Grallert

    James Drinkwater

    Chairman of PHSS Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Sciences Society , PHSS
    James  Drinkwater

    Jim Polarine

    Technical Service Manager, STERIS Corporation
    Jim Polarine

    Koos Agricola

    Contamination Control Specialist, International Confederation of Contamination Control Societies
    Koos Agricola

    Olivier Chancel

    Sterility and Aseptic Process Assurance Expert , Merial Sas
    Olivier Chancel

    Robert Neri

    Water for Pharmaceutical Use Referent , Sanofi Pharma
    Robert Neri

    Sabina Lancaster

    Senior Manager Sterility assurance Global QA, GSK
    Sabina  Lancaster

    Salome Giao

    Research scientist, Dyson Technology Ltd
    Salome Giao

    Thierry Bonnevay

    Microbiology Plateform Head, Sanofi-Aventis
    Thierry Bonnevay

    Tim Eaton

    Sterile Manufacturing Specialist, Astrazeneca
    Tim Eaton

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    Workshops

    Spectrometric and Optical Technologies for Microbial Contamination Control
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    Spectrometric and Optical Technologies for Microbial Contamination Control

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    Endotoxin Testing: Hot Topics and New Methods in the European Pharmacopoeia
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    Endotoxin Testing: Hot Topics and New Methods in the European Pharmacopoeia

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    List of Pharmaceutical Microbiology attendees 2016

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    Interview sith Francesco Boschi, Microbiological Services Manager, GSK Manufacturing S.p.A.

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    Interview with Jim Polarine, Technical Service Manager, STERIS Corporation

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    BD Life Sciences

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.bd.com/europe/ds/industry

    Becton Dickinson, Diagnostic Systems Industry provides a broad range of microbiological solutions for industrial applications. From quality control for raw materials to product release, BD has the proven ability to fulfill your microbiology needs. You will have the assurance of continuous supply from a reliable, global partner. As a pharmaceutical manufacturer ourselves, we understand the strict requirements for manufacturing, quality control and compliance. Our goal is your goal: eliminate the risk of microbial contamination for the health and safety of your products and customers. Quality Assured.


    Hyglos

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

    Hyglos is dedicated to innovation in Endotoxin Detection & Endotoxin Removal. Based on recombinant reagents, our methods are entirely animal-free without using Horseshoe crabs. The results generated with EndoLISA®, EndoZyme® and Endo-RS® convince customers from biopharmaceutical research and industry, overcoming limitations of currently used methods, including Low Endotoxin Recovery (LER).


    Lonza QC Testing Solutions

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.lonza.com/lal

    Lonza supports the critical needs of your QC laboratory by supplying endotoxin detection reagents, equipment, consumables, in addition to the WinKQCL™ Endotoxin Detection and Analysis Software. Complementary to the endotoxin detection portfolio, Lonza offers MODA™, a robust informatics platform enabling paperless QC processes for environmental monitoring, product testing, and trending.


    Merck Millipore

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
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    Merck Millipore - a division of Merck KGaA- is a leading supplier to the global life science industry, offering a broad range of innovative products and services used in the research, development and production of biotech and pharmaceutical drugs through its three business units.


    Mettler Toledo

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.mt.com/pro

    METTLER TOLEDO Process Analytics is a leading supplier of liquid and gas analytical measurement systems. Offering innovative solutions for pharmaceutical waters, the company has launched the unique 7000RMS Bioburden Analyser. This on-line microbial system is designed to deliver continuous measurement of microbes and inert particles in real time.


    Rapid Micro Biosystems

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

    Rapid Micro Biosystems delivers the Growth DirectTM System, an automated, non-destructive, rapid detection and enumeration technology based on the compendial method for microbial QC in pharmaceutical manufacturing. The system automates non-destructive testing in the areas of sterility testing environmental monitoring, and bioburden testing, eliminating manual steps and analysis.


    Sigma-Aldrich

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.sigma-aldrich.com/microbiology

    Sigma-Aldrich, a leader in the manufacture of Reference Materials and CRMs, recently launched an extensive range of microorganism Certified Reference Materials in an easy to use disc format. A new partnership with Public Health England provides key R&D into new CRMs. Microbiology media, PCR and genomics reagents complete the portfolio for Microbiology.

    Media Partners


    European Pharmaceutical Review

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

    European Pharmaceutical Review is the leading bi-monthly technical journal for the pharmaceutical industry, and essential reading for anyone involved in drug discovery or manufacturing. Every issue offers a high level of technical and business contributions from the world's leading pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions, keeping readers up-to-date with new developments and projects within the dynamic European pharmaceutical environment and featuring articles on topics that impact the sector, including: – cellular imaging, drug discovery, microbiology, stem cells and toxicology. The strength of European Pharmaceutical Review is reflected by our circulation figures, with an estimated 30,000 readers across the globe.


    Rapid Microbiology.com

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

    rapidmicrobiology.com - keep up-to-date with all the latest products for your pharmaceutical microbiology laboratory, subscribe to the rapidmicrobiology.com newsletter http://www.rapidmicrobiology.com/Newsletter.php


    FiercePharmaManufacturing

    Official Media Partner
    www.fiercepharmamanufacturing.com

    FiercePharmaManufacturing provides must-know news and insight on the software, systems and technologies used to automate pharmaceutical manufacturing. Our free twice-weekly e-mail newsletter covers biopharma packaging & security, contract manufacturing, supply chain software & systems, good manufacturing practices, and more.

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    Medical News Today

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    Medical News Today is the largest independent medical and health news site on the web - with over 10,000,000 monthly unique users it is ranked number one for medical news on all major search engines. Medical News Today is used by pharmaceutical, biotech and health organizations, advertising agencies, PR companies and vertical ad networks to deliver targeted campaigns to HCPs, patients and caregivers. To find out how Medical News Today can help you to reach the right audience contact peter@medicalnewstoday.com or visit www.medicalnewstoday.com.


    Biosave

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    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.


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    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.


    International Journal of Computational Microbiology and Medical Ecology

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    IJCMME publishes original research contributions on computational microbiology, microbial bioinformatics, and medical ecology. It also covers all aspects of computational microbial ecology. The journal particularly welcomes contributions from studies in the Human Microbiome Project (HMP) and its ramifications in personalised medicine, and considers human microbiome research as a vitally important field of medical ecology, beyond the scope which the eminent microbiologist René Dubos provided regarding the subject several decades ago.


    Farmavita

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    Farmavita Net is professional community and network of pharmaceutical licensing and business development executives, innovators and researchers
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    Technology Networks

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    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


    British Pharmacological Society

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    http://www.bps.ac.uk

    The British Pharmacological Society (BPS) is the primary UK learned society concerned with research into drugs and the way they work. Our members work in academia, industry, regulatory agencies and the health services, and many are medically qualified. The Society covers the whole spectrum of pharmacology, including laboratory, clinical, and toxicological aspects. Clinical pharmacology is the medical speciality dedicated to promoting safe and effective use of medicines for patient benefit. Clinical pharmacologists work as consultants in the NHS and many hold prominent positions in UK Universities.


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    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.


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    Bentham Science Publishers is a major STM journal publisher of 116 titles and 200 plus open access journals and print/online book series (Bentham eBooks). Bentham Science answers the information needs of the pharmaceutical and biomedical research community. Leading journals include Current Drug Metabolism (Impact Factor 5.113) and Current Medicinal Chemistry (Impact Factor 4.859): FREE online journals and information: www.benthamscience.com


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    Society for Applied Microbiology

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    SfAM is the oldest microbiology society in the UK, serving microbiologists around the world. As the voice of applied microbiology, SfAM works to advance, for the benefit of the public, the science of microbiology in its application to the environment, human and animal health, agriculture, and industry.


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    Journal of Infection Prevention aims to advance evidence based infection prevention and control, and to provide a publishing platform for all health professionals interested in this field of practice. The bi-monthly journal is peer-reviewed and contains a wide range of articles. Find out more online: http://jip.sagepub.com Journal of Infection Prevention is published by SAGE Publications.


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    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.


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    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.


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    The Swiss Biotech Association (SBA) is the national industry association for biotechnology, including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, agriculture, food, cosmetics, environmental biotechnology, and specialty chemicals. Members are companies active in modern biotechnology, such as R&D, Production, Marketing and Sales, Finance, Services and Consulting. SBA provides a networking platform for Life Science clusters, academic and federal institutions the like. Founded in March 1998, the Association grows steadily.


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    American Pharmaceutical Review

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

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

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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