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We present our 11th annual Point of Care conference due to be held on Monday 27 October and Tuesday 28 October 2014.

Our 2014 event will focus on the implementation including interoperability of technology and data management that is critical to the success of Point of Care Testing (POCT). Topics that will be examined include: ; enhancing quality in PoCT; trends in microfluidics for Health; industry standards; and how to protect IP.

There will be spotlight sessions on quality control and how to implement PoCT services strategically to make the event even more interactive and practical.

SMi will bring together PoC users, regulators, pharmaceutical and biotech companies and suppliers to discuss quality control, legislation, diagnostics, and the future of PoCT going forward. This event will feature expertise from diverse perspectives including over 16 Key Opinion Leaders.


 

 

 

• Discuss the market opportunities of PoCT
• Evaluate quality control and enhance quality standards
featuring UK NEQAS and UKAS
• Exclusive case study presentation on implementing PoCT
• How to deliver a quality programme for PoCT to improve
service efficiency
• Gain insight into the future of Point of Care

Business Development Managers

Chief Scientific Officers

Hospital CEOs

Physicians

Pharmacists

Clinical Scientists

Product Development Managers

Chief Techinical Officers

Directors/Heads/ VP's Point of Care

Policy makers

Venture Capitalists

Previous attendees have included:

Abbott Molecular Inc; Adams Business Associates; Altnagelvin Hospital; ATLAS GENETICS LTD; Bespak Europe Ltd; BioHermes Inc; Biosurfit, SA; BITECIC; Cambridge University; Carclo Technical Plastics Ltd; DCA; DIAsource ImmunoAssays SA; Espicom; Exacsys; Gateshead Healthcare Nhs Trust; Guys and St Thomas Hospital; Harvard Medical School; Ingenza Ltd; intellisiv; Lumora Ltd; Merck; NHS Isle of Wight; NHS National Innovation Centre; Northampton General Hosp Acute Serv Unit; oncomdx; Owen Mumford Ltd; PA Consulting Group; PATH; Patients Know Best; Public Health England; Radiometer Medical APS; Roche Diagnostics (Schweiz) A G; Royal Children's Hospital; SpinChip Diagnostics; Star Medisch Diagnostisch Centrum; Star-MDC; Technology Strategy Board; Therapeutic Goods Austration Government; UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation; University Hospital MAS; University of Edinburgh; University of Oviedo; University Of The West Of England Bristol; University of Ulster.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

David Huckle

David Huckle, Chief Executive, Adams Business Associates

9:10 Putting the patient in control of the data allows service redesign for better clinical workflow and new business models

Mohammad Al-Ubaydli

Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, CEO, Patients Know Best

* This talk will cover different case studies including
* NHS diabetes clinic with PoCT of HbA1c results feeding directly into hospital institutional and patient's personal record
* Private laboratory clinic with 50 million tests per year able to accept PoCT at new NHS sites
* Faecal occult blood testing in patient's homes combined with self-assessment protocols allowing patients to decide when to contact hospital
* iPhone glucose monitors allowing patients to share data with clinical team in between appointments for titrating insulin regime
 

9:50 Implementation Challenges for PoCT

David Huckle

David Huckle, Chief Executive, Adams Business Associates

 

  • Technology & Business Development Context.
  • User Segment & Adoption Factors.
  • Applications & Important Messages.
  • Market Dynamics for Future POCT Business Development.
  • New Trends Impact – Companion Diagnostics, Non-Invasive testing & Molecular Diagnostics
     
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Technology Translation – A Case Study

    Richard Luxton

    Richard Luxton, Director of the Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology, University Of The West Of England Bristol

  • Developing POCT technology from an academic perspective
  • Translation of the research into the commercial domain
  • Forming a spin out company
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    11:40 Points of Care in EQA

    Timothy Woods

    Timothy Woods, Deputy Director, UK NEQAS for Blood Coagulation

     

  • Exploring the requirements and benefits of External Quality Assurance (EQA) Programmes
  • What are the positives and negatives of quality assurance?
  • Where next? The way forward for EQA of laboratory medicine and Point of Care Testing services
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Towards true point of care of infectious diseases in view of emerging antibiotic resistance

    Till Bachmann

    Till Bachmann, Reader in Personalised Medicine in Infectious Diseases, University of Edinburgh

     

  • Lessons learnt from medical microbiology and the central lab
  • Importance of hitting the right targets
  • Realising sample to answer systems with integrated preanalytics and detection
  • Opportunities for precision medicine in antibiotic therapy
  • 14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Implementing Effective PoCT Services Strategically

    David  Wells

    David Wells, Pathology General Manager Guys & St Thomas' Trust, Viapath LLP

     

  • What are the challenges to service delivery?
  • POCT and its crucial role in the future of healthcare
  • POCT team – the story of our success
  • What needs to be done going forward
     
  • 15:50 Point of Care Genetic Testing for Personalisation of Drug Treatment

    Ana Alfirevic

    Ana Alfirevic, Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool

     

  • the latest advances in molecular methods applied to POC testing to guide drug prescribing
  • level of evidence needed to rationalise genotype guided drug selection and dosing
  • direct-to-consumer products to empower patients
  • applications of POC in resource-limited settings
     
  • 16:30 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    David Huckle

    David Huckle, Chief Executive, Adams Business Associates

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    David Huckle

    David Huckle, Chief Executive, Adams Business Associates

    9:10 Recent Advances in Sensors for mHealthcare

    Christopher Lowe

    Christopher Lowe, Director of the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge

     

  • Principles of mHealthcare
  • Optical and acoustic sensors
  • Smartphone readers
  • Implications of the technology
  • 9:50 Opportunities in the Point of Care Testing (PoCT) Market

    Ranjith  Gopinathan

    Ranjith Gopinathan, Program Manager - Life Sciences, Frost & Sullivan

     

  • Assessment of the POCT market and identifying growth segments
  • Key market trends in POCT
  • Evaluating the competitive landscape

     

  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Using POCT to address societal challenges

    Penny Wilson

    Penny Wilson, Innovation Platform Leader, Stratified Medicine, Innovate UK

     

     

     

  • Moving towards a new diagnostic ecosystem
  • What’s on the horizon
  • Encouraging the adoption of point-of-care
  • Assessing the impact of POCT
  •  
     

    11:40 Developing Diagnostic Instrumentation for Better Care

    John  Pritchard

    John Pritchard, Commercial Director, Cambridge Consultants

     

     
  • The role of human factors engineering
  • The importance of linking testing to clinical actions / companion diagnostics
  • Building in connectivity, what do we do with the result?
  • Is diagnostic instrumentation only applicable in the developed world?
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 The Future of PoCT Accreditation

    Ben  Courtney

    Ben Courtney, Accreditation Manager, United Kingdom Accreditation Service

     

  • Transition from CPA Standards to ISO Standards
  • What is ISO 22870:2006?
  • UKAS assessments and what assessors look for
  • Being accredited by UKAS
     
     
  • 14:00 Point of Care diagnostics based on organic and printed electronics

    Tony Killard

    Tony Killard, Professor of Biomedical Sciences, University Of The West Of England Bristol

     

  • Do we fully understand the regulatory framework or standards that we are supposed to work to?
  • What are the implications of the current revision of ISO standards
  • How can the standards be applied to all service users, not just NHS patients?
  • How can we deliver the quality agenda for POCT both now and in the future
  • 14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Trends and Technologies in Microfluidics for Healthcare

    Henne van Heeren

    Henne van Heeren, Owner, enablingMNT

     

  • What is microfluidics and where is it used for?
  • Which microfluidic diagnostics platform will win the race to the market?
  • Will ‘design for manufacturing’ decrease the time to market?
  • Examples of innovative technologies and products
  • 15:50 The Future of POCT - Clinical Needs and User Requirements

    Paul Collinson

    Paul Collinson, Consultant Chemical Pathologist and Professor of Cardiovascular Biomarkers, St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust

     

  • Shift to community based chronic disease management
  • Technology improvements with lab equivalent POCT
  • Need for joined up care with integration of results to the personal shared electronic patient record
  • Patient involvement with self care
  • 16:30 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    David Huckle

    David Huckle, Chief Executive, Adams Business Associates

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    Wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel, and you can invite up to 300 people to events at the Academy Conference Centre, with an IT technician and break-out zones. Holiday Inn London-Regent's Park is a 10-minute walk from Santander's offices and businesses in the BT Tower. Stroll 5 minutes to Regent's Park, where you'll find London Zoo and pretty Primrose Hill. We're a 10-minute walk from Bond Street boutiques and 20 minutes from Buckingham Palace and cruises on the River Thames.

    Ask our Concierge to plan your day out and book West End theatre tickets. Room Service is available 24 hours at Holiday Inn London-Regent's Park, or dine in the vibrant Junction Restaurant. Our Junction Bar has a menu of light bites, and a hot breakfast buffet is served daily.

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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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