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The global wearable devices market size is expected to reach a value of $12.1 billion USD by 2021 with time dependent delivery, large volume administration with minimal injection pain and the use of connectivity to enhance user-value being key factors driving the market.

With that in mind, SMi is proud to present the inaugural Wearable Injectors Conference, taking place on the 9th-10th of October 2019, in London.

SMi’s Wearable Injectors conference will explore new technologies and advances of on-body devices for the administration of viscous and large molecule drug delivery, and evaluate the impact of IoT, connectivity and enhancement of user-interface which make up core components within the wearable devices field.

This two-day agenda offers you peer-to-peer networking with Global Device Development Managers, Senior Connectivity Engineers, Leaders in Device Data Generation, Human Factors Directors and many more.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference in October.
 

 

  • LISTEN to case studies from leading pharmaceutical companies revolutionizing the medical device industry
  • HEAR how on-body injectors are facilitating the administration of time-dependent, large volume and viscous drug delivery
  • ASSESS how connectivity is being used to improve patient adherence, health-monitoring and enhancing the user-interface
  • EXPLORE the compatibility, pain and patient handling considerations projecting wearable devices as the future of drug delivery

 

Who Should Attend
Executives, Directors, VPs, Heads, Principals, Managers of:

  • Drug-delivery developers
  • Autoinjectors
  • Device Engineering
  • Human Factors
  • Scientist
  • Product
  • Injectables
  • Packaging
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Connectivity
  • Medical Device Data
  • Novel Product Technology
  • Smart device developers
  • Training device developers
  • Device-safety solution providers
  • Drug developers

or anyone who works with Wearable Devices/ On-Body Injectors within pharmaceutical, biotech and solution providers.
 

3P INNOVATION LTD; AbbVie Ltd; addey and stanhope school; Affibody AB; Aptar; APTAR PHARMA; Ascendis Pharma GmbH; Aspen Pharmacare; AstraZeneca; B. Brauná; BA Consultancy; BAUMANN SPRINGS LTD; Bayer Pharma AG; Becton Dickinson; Bespak Innovation; Biocorp; Biopharm Insight; Boehringer Ingelheim; Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH; Cambridge Consultants Ltd; Colwill Health Ltd.; Consillient Health; DATWYLER PHARMA PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL NV; Datwyler Schweiz AG; DTP Holding; E3D ACA Ltd; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.; Formycon AG; FRUH VERPACKUNGSTECHNIK AG; Galderma; GALDERMA R&D; Genentech, Inc.; Gerresheimer; Glenmark Pharmaceuticals S A; GROUPE JBT; GSK; GSK R&D; Guerbet; Intertek (Schweiz) AG; Laboratoire Aguettant; LEO Pharma; LEO Pharma A/S; LFB Biotechnologies; LRQA; Medical Device Usability Ltd; Merck Group; MET; MHRA; Midatech Pharma; Mikron S A Boudry; MINAKEM SAS; MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC; Mylan; Mylan, Inc.; Nemera; New Injection Systems Ltd; Nipro Europe NV; Nolato Medical; Novartis; Novartis Pharma AG; Octapharma; Owen Mumford; Owen Mumford Ltd.; Pfizer; PFIZER CenterOne; Pharmaceutical Systems; Pharmacircle; Pharmis Biofarmaceutica Lda; Phillips-Medisize; Pliva; Roche; Samedan Ltd ; Sandoz; Sanofi S A; Sanofi-Aventis; SCHOTT; SCHOTT AG; SCHOTT Schweiz AG; Shire; SiO2 Medical Products; teamtechnik Maschinen & Anlagen GmbH; Terumo ; Terumo Europe; Terumo Europe N.V.; Terumo Europe NV; Teva-Pliva; TOPAS Advanced Polymers GmbH; Trinseo Deutschland GmbH; UCB; UCB Celltech; Vetter Pharma International GmbH; W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.; Weidmann Medical Technology AG; West Pharmaceutical Services; West Pharmaceutical Services Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG; Worrell; Ypsomed AG; Zeon Europe GmbH; Zwick Testing Machines Limited;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Co-Chairs' Opening Remarks

Anil-Kumar Busimi

Anil-Kumar Busimi, Product Manager, SCHOTT AG
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Oliver  Shergold

Oliver Shergold, Head of Device Technology, Novartis
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9:10 An industry outlook to the use of wearable injectors

Oliver  Shergold

Oliver Shergold, Head of Device Technology, Novartis
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  • Identifying the molecule that requires a wearable device for administration based upon size and time-dependent delivery
  • The business case challenges for new wearable devices
  • An outlook to the future: sustainability and connectivity
  • 9:50 Relevant components for a user-centric, analytics-driven medical monitoring ecosystem

    Andreas Caduff

    Andreas Caduff, Industry Advisory Board Member, ETH Zurich
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    • How to stay with your wearable on the body of the user
    • The basic challenges with any wearable
    • The meaning of data analyses and data illustration
    • What elements do you need to master to operate a medical wearable ecosystem
    • What’s happening next
     

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Wearables, connected devices and their roles within clinical trails and patient support ecosystem

    Michael Song

    Michael Song, Sr. Manager, AstraZeneca
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    • Explore why connected inhalers have taken hold while connected injectables is slow to take root
    • Understand the role of connected drug delivery device in a digital ecosystem.
    • Selecting off the shelf wearables for clinical trials and watch out points
    • Holistic patient-centric consideration when putting together a digital ecosystem.
     

    11:40 Care-centred device strategy: Driving better outcomes

    Cedric Gysel

    Cedric Gysel, Healthcare Solutions Manager, Janssen Supply Chain, Johnson & Johnson
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    • Care-centred design in the context of combination products
    • Re-thinking the combination product development process
    • Care-centred platform strategies – case studies
     

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Closed loop delivery: Thinking further ahead

  • Why now?
  • Where is closed loop delivery appropriate?
  • Patient case
     
  • Maxime Gaillot

    Maxime Gaillot, Senior Device Engineer, Novartis
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    Andrew  Warrington

    Andrew Warrington, Project Leader & Patient Advocate, Novartis
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    14:00 Collaborating with a pharma company to develop digital therapeutic solutions utilising connected devices

    Digby Harris

    Digby Harris, Global Category Manager, Digital Therapeutics, AstraZeneca
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  • The digital therapeutics collaborator ecosystem
  • Key considerations in a connected device development collaboration

     

  • 14:40 Regulation of drug-device combination products (DDC) including wearable injectors

    Veronika Ganeva

    Veronika Ganeva, Senior Quality Assessor, MHRA
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    • Introduction to DDC and regulation
    • Regulatory requirements in a changing environment
    • Regulatory challenges
     

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 The UK as a Global Testbed for Innovation in Digital Health

    Hassan  Chaudhury

    Hassan Chaudhury, Specialist, Digital Health, Department for International Trade
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  • An outstanding heritage and culture of invention and innovation
  • The infrastructure is here, including the strength of the NHS, our health data, academic institutions and medical schools
  • The need for innovation is great and the time is now
  • 16:30 Digital wearables – Unlocking the potential of digital to design products for the benefit of the user

    James Baker

    James Baker, Director, Cambridge Design Partnership

    • Navigating digital opportunities
    • Designing with three faces
    • The toolkit approach
    • Closing the loop, delivering and monetising benefit
     

    17:10 Co-Chairs' Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Anil-Kumar Busimi

    Anil-Kumar Busimi, Product Manager, SCHOTT AG
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    Oliver  Shergold

    Oliver Shergold, Head of Device Technology, Novartis
    View Bio

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Co-Chairs' Opening Remarks

    Oliver  Shergold

    Oliver Shergold, Head of Device Technology, Novartis
    View Bio

    Anil-Kumar Busimi

    Anil-Kumar Busimi, Product Manager, SCHOTT AG
    View Bio

    9:10 Primary packaging solutions for wearable injectors

    Anil-Kumar Busimi

    Anil-Kumar Busimi, Product Manager, SCHOTT AG
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  • Key driver - Hospital to home administration for injectable drugs
  • Many biological drugs are highly viscous and pharma companies strive to reduce the number of injections which means increase in the injection volume (> 2ml) ? this can be achieved with new wearable injectors
  • Overview of various wearable injectors platforms are available or in development
  • Cartridges is seen as an ideal primary packaging container for wearable injectors
  • Further advantages with ready to use (RTU) cartridges to shorten the development timeline and time to market.
  • 9:50 Developing Patient Centric Wearable Injection Device

    Min Wei

    Min Wei, Director/Fellow, AstraZeneca
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    • User preference for wearable injection device
    • Wearable injection device development for precision medicine
    • Therapeutic effect consideration – dose accuracy and injection related infection
     

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Overcoming the emotional and cognitive burden of wearable injectors

    David Robinson

    David Robinson, Human-Centered Design Consultant, Cambridge Consultants Ltd
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    • Integrated Design – Considering usability and desirability
    • Non-adherence contribution factors
    • Harmonious design and patient Experiences
     

    11:40 Medical device connectivity and data protection – a regulatory outlook

    Mario Bejarano

    Mario Bejarano, Medical Device Connectivity Engineer, St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust
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    • An overview of the current use of connectivity in conjunction with medical devices
    • Ensuring accurate and reliable data collection
    • Complying with GDPR regulations
    • What’s new for improving device connectivity?
     

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Envisioning the next generation of wearable injectors

    Sergio Malorni

    Sergio Malorni, Senior Consultant, Medical Technology, Cambridge Consultants Ltd
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  • An overview of the current wearable injector landscape
  • Understanding the landscape of stakeholders and their needs
  • Reviewing trends and drivers for the next generation of wearable injectors
  • Exploring potential new technologies to better meet stakeholder needs

     

  • 14:00 Panel Discussion: Defining a medical device – a review of digital health and device regulations

    • The EU MDR
    • What defines a medical device?
    • Stand-alone devices and related software systems
     

    Anil-Kumar Busimi

    Anil-Kumar Busimi, Product Manager, SCHOTT AG
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    Min Wei

    Min Wei, Director/Fellow, AstraZeneca
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    Bjorg K Hunter

    Bjorg K Hunter, Device Engineering Manager, GSK
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    Niall MacLoughlin

    Niall MacLoughlin, Project Consultant, Congenius
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    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Understanding the regulatory landscape for medical devices and drug-delivery device combinations

    Bjorg K Hunter

    Bjorg K Hunter, Device Engineering Manager, GSK
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  • Changes in the global regulatory environment and processes for incorporating emerging trends into internal regulatory strategies
  • Guiding innovative development with regulatory leverage
  • Perspectives of challenges with the introduction of EU MDR, including a review of Art 117
  • Increased guidance and requirements in the US – what to be prepared for in relation to on body and connected devices
  • A view ahead – worldwide considerations
  • 15:50 Launching an Autoinjector under EU-MDR – An expedition into uncharted waters

    Niall MacLoughlin

    Niall MacLoughlin, Project Consultant, Congenius
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    • Case study of the development of an integral autoinjector to be launched post-May 2020
    • Planning activities related to obtaining Notified Body opinion
    • Specific changes arising from MDR General Safety and Performance Requirements
    • Summary of other MDR regulatory watchouts and planning considerations
     

    16:30 Co-Chairs' Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Anil-Kumar Busimi

    Anil-Kumar Busimi, Product Manager, SCHOTT AG
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    Oliver  Shergold

    Oliver Shergold, Head of Device Technology, Novartis
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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Andreas Caduff

    Andreas Caduff

    Industry Advisory Board Member, ETH Zurich
    Anil-Kumar Busimi

    Anil-Kumar Busimi

    Product Manager, SCHOTT AG
    Bjorg K Hunter

    Bjorg K Hunter

    Device Engineering Manager, GSK
    Cedric Gysel

    Cedric Gysel

    Healthcare Solutions Manager, Janssen Supply Chain, Johnson & Johnson
    David Robinson

    David Robinson

    Human-Centered Design Consultant, Cambridge Consultants Ltd
    Digby Harris

    Digby Harris

    Global Category Manager, Digital Therapeutics, AstraZeneca
    Hassan  Chaudhury

    Hassan Chaudhury

    Specialist, Digital Health, Department for International Trade
    James Baker

    James Baker

    Director, Cambridge Design Partnership
    Mario Bejarano

    Mario Bejarano

    Medical Device Connectivity Engineer, St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust
    Maxime Gaillot

    Maxime Gaillot

    Senior Device Engineer, Novartis
    Michael Song

    Michael Song

    Sr. Manager, AstraZeneca
    Min Wei

    Min Wei

    Director/Fellow, AstraZeneca
    Niall MacLoughlin

    Niall MacLoughlin

    Project Consultant, Congenius
    Oliver  Shergold

    Oliver Shergold

    Head of Device Technology, Novartis
    Sergio Malorni

    Sergio Malorni

    Senior Consultant, Medical Technology, Cambridge Consultants Ltd
    Veronika Ganeva

    Veronika Ganeva

    Senior Quality Assessor, MHRA

    Andreas Caduff

    Industry Advisory Board Member, ETH Zurich
    Andreas Caduff

    Andreas Caduff has been a driving force in the development of non-invasive, wearable sensor technologies. He held various positions in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. He is a frequent invited speaker on digital health and has invented numerous patents and co-authored several dozen scientific publications. He is the founder of Biovotion and served for 7 years as CEO, an organisation offering a state of the art user-centric, analytics driven ecosystem, powered by medical wearable technology. Today, he is advising organisations on digital health, working at the interface of medical technology, physiological monitoring, data science, AI and cloud ecosystems towards a more holistic view of health.

    Andrew Warrington

    Project Leader & Patient Advocate, Novartis
    Andrew  Warrington

    Andrew is a health hacker and a member the #WeAreNotWaiting open source diabetes care movement. At his day job in the pharma industry, he works on finding ways to generate optimal medical outcomes by combining traditional medicines with digital therapeutics. He studied Creative Arts.

    Anil-Kumar Busimi

    Product Manager, SCHOTT AG
    Anil-Kumar Busimi

    Anil Busimi started his professional career in 2003 at SCHOTT AG in Germany. He worked in different roles including business development, project manager, and consultant in corporate strategy. In 2005, he moved to SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Packaging business and played a key role in building long-term business strategy with sound understanding of market trends, customer needs and competitive landscape. He has more than 10 years experience in product management and innovation. From August 2009 until June 2016, he held various positions in global product management for pre-fillable syringe business including glass and polymer PFS solutions. Currently, he is in the strategy & innovation team as senior global product manager for Cartridges and led the iQ™ Platform market launch. He is a professional speaker at many conferences and seminars on topics related to parenteral primary packaging and drug delivery devices.
    He holds M.Sc. degree in Agriculture and Genetics and a MBA.
     

    Bjorg K Hunter

    Device Engineering Manager, GSK
    Bjorg K Hunter

    Bjorg Hunter holds a BSc in Design and Innovation Engineering from Technical University of Denmark and an MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Aarhus University, Denmark. Bjorg has been with GSK since graduating and has held different roles within the Device Engineering Group. In 2015 Bjorg moved into the late stage parenterals area as device lead for key GSK parenteral devices, working closely with internal GSK project teams and external partners including device development, Human Factors and regulatory compliance. She progressed into leading a device management team in January 2017, where she has had the accountability of project management and regulatory compliance for parenteral devices. In February 2019 Bjorg moved into a key management role in CMC regulatory where she is responsible for the global regulatory and advocacy strategy for GSK’s portfolio of devices across modalities and lifecycle.

    Cedric Gysel

    Healthcare Solutions Manager, Janssen Supply Chain, Johnson & Johnson
    Cedric Gysel

    Cedric is a Healthcare Solutions Manager at Johnson&Johnson Design where he is responsible for Patient Centered Design initiatives supporting Janssens (Pharmaceutical Companies of J&J) R&D and Supply Chain portfolio driving better outcomes and user experience using a care centered approach. He holds a Master in Medical Device Technology from the University of Applied Science at Bern, Switzerland and has more than 10 years of experience in device development and lifecycle management.

    David Robinson

    Human-Centered Design Consultant, Cambridge Consultants Ltd
    David Robinson

    David is an Independent User-Centered Design Consultant.

    For over 15 years he has helped forward-thinking companies design patient-centric products and experiences. To do this he employs user-centered design, advocating the user throughout development to deliver simple, elegant and desirable solutions.

    Over the years David has led the design on several wearable injector developments. His work crosses physical product, digital UX, packaging and printed instructions to create harmonious patient experiences.
     

    Digby Harris

    Global Category Manager, Digital Therapeutics, AstraZeneca
    Digby Harris

    Digby Harris is AstraZeneca’s Global Procurement lead for Digital Therapeutics and has been involved in developing Digital Therapeutics alliances for over 6 years (including connected device development). During that time Digby has also been AstraZeneca’s Global Procurement lead for drug delivery device development. Previously Digby has worked in technology licensing and research collaborations in the Oncology and Respiratory areas.

    Hassan Chaudhury

    Specialist, Digital Health, Department for International Trade
    Hassan  Chaudhury

    Hassan is sector Specialist in Digital Health for Healthcare UK, a joint initiative of the Department for International Trade, Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England set up to help innovative UK businesses and NHS organisations do more work abroad.
    Most recently he was a founding director and Chief Commercial Officer at Health iQ - a leading real world evidence agency based in the UK - and spent many years consulting internationally with major pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
    His background is in health and social care, specifically in social work, NHS informatics, public health, registries and commissioning.
    Hassan currently holds an Honorary Research post at Imperial College London for his work in data science and is also a Committee Member of the PM Society.
     

    James Baker

    Director, Cambridge Design Partnership
    James Baker

    Mario Bejarano

    Medical Device Connectivity Engineer, St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust
    Mario Bejarano

    My current position is Medical Device Connectivity Engineer at St George’s Hospital in London; I am responsible to work on projects that require the integration of medical devices and IT systems. As part of my duties, I have to ensure that the right data goes to the right place accurately and securely. Recently, I completed my PhD in Biomedical Engineering in a project that analyses blood flow using electrical impedance technology. Prior to this, I worked in the healthcare industry as a biomedical technician for King’s College and The Royal London Hospital in London and for Queensland Health in Australia. Additionally, in the IT field, I worked as Servers and Storage Sales Specialist for IBM in Colombia.

    Maxime Gaillot

    Senior Device Engineer, Novartis
    Maxime Gaillot

    Maxime Gaillot works for Novartis since 2018. He has 15 years’ experience in the medical device and polymer industry. After some years, in the plastic closure industry, Maxime started his career in the Medical Device industry at Novartis. He worked on the development of a dual chamber pen injector and an electronic reusable injector. At Roche, as a single mater expert for Needle Safety Device, he supported filing for a Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment and the development of the Needle Safety Training Device. He was the Device Team Leader for several molecules and ad interim Section Head for Device Engineering. Nowadays at Novartis, he is a Senior Project Leader for ocular injection and large volume delivery system, with some interest in closed loop delivery system. Maxime is graduated from the ENSAM Paris in Mechanical Engineering.

    Michael Song

    Sr. Manager, AstraZeneca
    Michael Song

    Michael Song leads the Device Functionality, Safety and Digital Connectivity group at MedImmune, a Member of the AstraZeneca Group. In his current role, he oversees device functionality; primary container science and technology; biocompatibility; container closure integrity testing; and digital connectivity. Prior to his current role, Michael was head of Device and Package Engineering at Adello Biologics, a member of Amneal Pharmaceutical. He also has held key engineering lead and toxicology SME positions at Stryker, Kavlico, and other companies. Michael holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and PhD in Neuroscience and Toxicology from Iowa State University.

    Min Wei

    Director/Fellow, AstraZeneca
    Min Wei

    Min is a Director and Fellow at Astrazeneca. He has over 15 years of drug/device combination product development experience. During this time, he has worked at BD, Eli Lilly and Johnson&Johnson on projects from concept phase through commercialization. His experience spans device engineering, formulation development, process engineering and packaging. Min received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and his MBA from US. His MS degrees are in Biotechnology and Computer Science. Min is an inventor of more than 50 patents and patent applications. He is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt from American Society for Quality (ASQ).

    Niall MacLoughlin

    Project Consultant, Congenius
    Niall MacLoughlin

    Niall has over 20 years Quality and Regulatory experience with medical devices. For the last 6 years he has been involved with drug-device combination development projects and in recent years focusing on pre-filled syringes and integral auto-injectors. Niall works as a project consultant supplying regulatory and design consultancy expertise to companies involved in drug-device combination development. Niall is experienced in setting up, managing and maintaining complex design history files for drug device development projects and generating, reviewing and approving the associated documentation. Niall is currently focused on a project that involves development of an auto-injector that needs to comply with EU- MDR regulations.

    Oliver Shergold

    Head of Device Technology, Novartis
    Oliver  Shergold

    Dedicated to improving people’s lives through simple, reliable drug delivery devices, Oliver has gained extensive experience of the whole product development life-cycle as well as the industrialisation and maintenance of manufacturing processes. He has worked in a range of companies on innovative medical devices such as needle-free injectors, insulin pumps and high-volume high-viscosity patch injectors. He currently leads a team of device technology experts developing and caring for liquid drug delivery devices at Novartis such as auto-injectors, pen injectors and needle safety devices.

    Sergio Malorni

    Senior Consultant, Medical Technology, Cambridge Consultants Ltd
    Sergio Malorni

    Sergio Malorni is a Senior Consultant in the Medical Technology division at Cambridge Consultants. He specialises in leading multidisciplinary development programmes for drug delivery devices - from early-stage product research and strategy, concept definition, design and engineering to product launch. His 28-year experience spans across the development of a variety of mechanical and electromechanical devices including body-worn injectors, pre-filled syringes, pen injectors, dry powder nasal inhalers, sub-lingual sprays, and patient-controlled analgesia pumps. Sergio balances technical, human sciences and market requirements to create technically novel, patient centric and commercially successful devices. With 20+ years of consultancy experience including work in surgical, diagnostic and aerospace sectors, he is named as inventor on several medical device patents and application and holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

    Veronika Ganeva

    Senior Quality Assessor, MHRA
    Veronika Ganeva

    Veronika is a quality assessor at the MHRA, where she is responsible for the evaluation of a diverse portfolio of biological medicinal products, which includes recombinant and non-recombinant proteins, monoclonal antibodies, plasma-derived products, vaccines, ATMPs and others. She has a PhD degree in Stem Cell and Developmental Biology from the University of Edinburgh and has worked on a range of research and regulatory positions in academia, the pharmaceutical industry and two regulatory agencies. Veronika is passionate about helping bring high quality medicinal products to the market and a fair and science-based regulatory process. She has an additional interest in medical devices and drug-device combination products.

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place
    Kensington
    London W8 5SR
    United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    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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    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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