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SMi is proud to present the 12th Annual Pre-Filled Syringes and Injectable Drug Devices Conference in London on 15th and 16th January 2020.

As Europe’s leading PFS conference and given the key factors driving the market, we will assess innovations in design controls and applications, enhancement of human factors and optimizing formulation and containment.

The rapid expansion of the PFS market and the regulatory environment are more important than ever, this year’s programme will look at the EU MDR, Article 117, ISO change management standard as well as insights into the MDR post-market safety report, providing a holistic review of the Pre-Filled Syringes industry.

This two-day agenda offers you peer-to-peer networking with Global Product Managers, Senior PFS Engineers, Device Testing Managers, Heads of Late-Stage PFS Development and many more.

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

This is our most sought-after event and will be sold out soon.
Early registration is strongly advised to avoid disappointment.

 

  • EXPLORE design controls, life cycle management and risk management strategies for PFS
  • UNDERSTAND the current regulatory environment of PFS from leading advisors 
  • DELVE into formulation and container interaction considerations and best p
  • LEARN from industry experts in an interactive pre-conference workshop day 

 

• Drug-delivery developers
• Medical Device Engineers
• Primary Packaging material designers
• Secondary packagers
• Smart device developers
• Training device developers
• Device-safety solution providers
• Drug developers
• Previous attendees include:
 

3P Innovation Ltd; Accord Healthcare; Advio Associates; ANTEV Limited; Aspen Pharmacare; AstraZeneca; Barts Health NHS Trust; Barts Health Pharmaceutics; Bayer AG; BD; BD Medical - Pharmaceutical Systems; Biocompatibles Uk Ltd; Biogen Idec; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG; Clexio Biosciences; Datwyler Pharma Packaging International NV; Eveon; FRUH VERPACKUNGSTECHNIK AG; GlaxoSmithKline; GSK; GSK R&D; Harro Hofliger Packaging Systems Ltd; Harro Hofliger Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH; Harrow Hofiger; Horizon Pharma; Industrias Farmaceuticas Almirall S.L; LGC; marketing; MedImmune; Merck; MHRA; Mikron S A Boudry; Mikron SA Boudry; MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC; Mitsui Chemicals GmbH; Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.; Nelson Labs NV; Nemera; Nipro Europe NV; Novartis; Novartis A G; Novartis International AG; Novo Nordisk A/S; Owen Mumford; Owen Mumford Ltd; Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd.; ProQR Therapeutics; Richter Gedeon Plc; Roche; Roche Holding; Roechling; Safepoint; Sanofi; SCHOTT Pharmceutical Systems; SCHOTT Schweiz AG; Sio2 Medical Products; Swiss Fillow AU; Terumo Europe; Terumo Europe NV; Teva Pharmaceuticals; Teva Pharmaceuticals USA; Ultrapolymers; Vetter Pharma International GmbH; Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co. KG; W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.; Zeon Europe GmbH; ZwickRoell Ltd;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

James Mellman

James Mellman, Device Manager, Novartis A G
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Anil-Kumar Busimi

Anil-Kumar Busimi, Strategy and Innovation, Senior Global Product Manager, iQ Platform, SCHOTT Pharmceutical Systems
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9:10 Reviewing the current environment in injectable drug delivery

James Mellman

James Mellman, Device Manager, Novartis A G
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  • An industry outlook into recent developments drug delivery platforms
  • How has developments in regulatory guidance effected the current drug delivery environment
  • New opportunities in drug products and what can we learn from the past year
     
  • 9:45 Design Controls for Combination Products

    Torsten Kneuss

    Torsten Kneuss, Quality Assurance Manager Combination Products, Bayer Pharma
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  • Application of Design Controls to Combination Products – A global perspective
  • Introduction to Design Controls for Combination Products
  • Challenges with Design Controls for Combination Products
     
  • 10:20 A User Centered Portfolio Approach for Pharmaceutical Delivery Systems

    Cedric Gysel

    Cedric Gysel, Healthcare Solutions Manager, Johnson & Johnson

  • A Sustainable User Centered Portfolio Approach
  • Driving outcomes and better adherence by focusing on the use experience
  • Case studies
  • 10:55 Morning Coffee

    11:25 Syringe integration for use with an Autoinjector

    Nicolas Eon

    Nicolas Eon, Senior Global Product Manager, SCHOTT Pharmceutical Systems
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  • Auto-injectors are increasingly used for self-injection therapies for improving user’s convenience and enhancing patient’s compliance, in particular in use with bio therapeutics.
  • Functional interface of the pre-filled syringe and the application system is essential. The presentation will address specific performance features achieved with a PFS system for application with an auto-injector.
  • The joint presentation provides for information on assessing this pre-filled syringe by the application system provider
  • 12:00 Pre-clinical safety considerations for a drug device combination product for injection

    Clemens Guenther

    Clemens Guenther, Director Nonclinical Safety Consumer Care, Bayer
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  • Drug related aspects
  • Formulation related aspects
  • Device related aspects: Biocompatibility assessment
  • Other components to be evaluated: Impurities, Extractables & Leachables
     
  • 12:35 Advantages of proactive design space understanding through in-silico modelling and targeted testing

    Matthew Nicolas

    Matthew Nicolas, Investigator, GlaxoSmithKline

  • Proactive approaches to design space understanding
  • Advantages of a modelling-based approach
  • Practical examples
  • Business advantages
     
  • 13:10 Networking Lunch

    14:10 Session Reserved for Nemera

    14:50 Friction and Fracture: how science can improve patients’ quality life

    Cinzia Rotella

    Cinzia Rotella, Senior Materials Scientist, Sanofi
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  • Identify areas where scientific gaps prevent sound design engineering of DDC.
  • Case studies on using fundamental science to
  • Rigorously Define system requirements
  • Determine the appropriate control plans for robust manufacturing of DDC (PFS, Autoinjector, pen, …)
  • 15:25 A User Centered Portfolio Approach for Pharmaceutical Delivery Systems

    Remy Vomscheid

    Remy Vomscheid, Director, Devices Development & Technologies, IPSEN Pharmsciences
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  • A sustainable user centered portfolio approach
  • Driving outcomes and better adherence by focusing on the use experience
  • Case studies
     
  • 16:00 Afternoon Tea

    16:30 The route to patient centric drug delivery

    Olaf Lebau

    Olaf Lebau, Design Engineer for Medical Devices and Combination Products, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH
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  • Patient considerations and pharmaceutical connectivity limitations
  • Cost vs. Adherence, where do the benefits lie?
  • Connectivity, AR and AI – new approaches to patient – drug interaction
  • Realistic patient experience approach
     
  • 17:05 Human Factors Validation of Prefilled Syringes: Lessons Learned

    Colin Roscoe

    Colin Roscoe, Principal Human Factors Scientist, Teva Pharmaceuticals
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  • Ducks in a Row: What you need before Human Factors Validation
  • Where Deer and Antelope play: Conducting Human Factors Validation
  • Having Kittens: What to do with use errors?
  • From the Horse’s mouth: HF Summary Report
     
  • 17:40 Chairs’ Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    James Mellman

    James Mellman, Device Manager, Novartis A G
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    Anil-Kumar Busimi

    Anil-Kumar Busimi, Strategy and Innovation, Senior Global Product Manager, iQ Platform, SCHOTT Pharmceutical Systems
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    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    James Mellman

    James Mellman, Device Manager, Novartis A G
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    Anil-Kumar Busimi

    Anil-Kumar Busimi, Strategy and Innovation, Senior Global Product Manager, iQ Platform, SCHOTT Pharmceutical Systems
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    9:10 The new ISO change management standard

    Amanda Matthews

    Amanda Matthews, Senior Director, Pfizer UK Limited
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    • What’s new and how what is the impact for industry?
    • The key messages of managing change through the product lifecycle
    • Consideration of the standard to ensure effective change management
     

    9:45 The MDR post-marketing safety report

    Khaudeja Bano

    Khaudeja Bano, Head of Medical Devices, Abbott Molecular Inc
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  • FDA has pushed out their post-market reporting for the second year in a row – how has it changed and what does industry need to be aware of?
  • How does FDA review and regulate combination products?
  • How can industry adapt to the global divergence of reporting in the marketplace?
  • Considerations for PMSR compliance and drug/device application
     
  • 10:20 A regulatory perspective of Combinations products in the European market

    Marion Westwood

    Marion Westwood, Pharmaceutical Assesor, Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
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  • An overview of the current requirements effective PFS and combination products
  • Updates in the EU MDR and what will be expected from industry
  • How will this effect products currently on the market?
  • An outlook to the future regulatory environment for pre-filled syringes
     
  • 10:55 Morning Coffee

    11:25 Panel Discussion: The EU MDR and Brexit - How can we prepare for the regulatory impact on devices

  • The current regulatory framework in the EU and UK
  • How can industry prepare for the regulatory environment post-Brexit
  • How software in conjunction with medical devices be affected
     
  • Khaudeja Bano

    Khaudeja Bano, Head of Medical Devices, Abbott Molecular Inc
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    Amanda Matthews

    Amanda Matthews, Senior Director, Pfizer UK Limited
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    Torsten Kneuss

    Torsten Kneuss, Quality Assurance Manager Combination Products, Bayer Pharma
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    James Mellman

    James Mellman, Device Manager, Novartis A G
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    12:05 Change is the only constant: Managing change through the lifecycle of Combination products

    Abha Raveau-Violette

    Abha Raveau-Violette, Device Manager, AstraZeneca
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  • Reasons for changes: Why change something that works?
  • Regulatory expectations
  • Managing changes through Design Controls
  • Legacy products and changing regulatory landscape
  • Opportunities and challenges
  • 12:40 Risk Management for Combination Products

    Torsten Kneuss

    Torsten Kneuss, Quality Assurance Manager Combination Products, Bayer Pharma
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  • Introduction to Risk Management for Combination Products
  • Typical pitfalls in the Risk Management for Combination Products
  • Upcoming changes with ISO 14971:2019
     
  • 13:15 Networking Lunch

    14:15 Latest Date of OXYCAPT Multilayer Plastic Vial & Syringe

    Hiroki  Hasegawa

    Hiroki Hasegawa, Researcher, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc
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  • Comparison among OXYCAPT, COP and Glass
  • Excellent Oxygen & Ultraviolet Barrier
  • Oxidation and Aggregation Studies of Antibody
  • Development of Staked Needle Syringe
  • 14:55 The relationship between ICH guidelines for impurities and E&L thresholds

    Raphael  Nudelman

    Raphael Nudelman, Director of Chemical and Computational Toxicology, Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries
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  • Extractables & Leachables (E&L) - introduction
  • Thresholds for control of E&L
  • ICH guidelines for impurities (mutagenic impurities (ICH M7) and non-mutagenic impurities (ICH Q3A/B/C/D))
  • Principles from the ICH guidelines for impurities that can be used for the risk assessment of E&L in drug products
     
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Pre-Filled Syringes: A Case Study

    Benjamin Werner

    Benjamin Werner, Scientist, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
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  • Container closure systems – challenges and considerations
  • Syringe siliconization
  • Container closure integrity testing
     
  • 16:35 Clogging in staked-in needle pre-filled syringes

    Kewei Yang

    Kewei Yang, Pharmaceutical Scientist, Roche
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  • Clarifying the clogging phenomenon of SIN-PFS
  • Understanding the influence of water vapor transmission through a needle shield
  • A non-invasive investigation by neutron imaging confirming that liquid can migrate into the needle
     
  • 17:10 Chairs' Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    James Mellman

    James Mellman, Device Manager, Novartis A G
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    Anil-Kumar Busimi

    Anil-Kumar Busimi, Strategy and Innovation, Senior Global Product Manager, iQ Platform, SCHOTT Pharmceutical Systems
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    Workshops

    Pre-Filled Syringes and Injectable Drug Devices Workshop Day
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    Pre-Filled Syringes and Injectable Drug Devices Workshop Day

    Copthorne Tara Hotel
    14th January 2020
    London, United Kingdom

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    Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

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    PFS Infographics

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    Presentation by Shota Arakawa, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical

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    Presentation by Reinhard Scheller, Zeon

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    Presentation by Suraj Ramachandran, Merck

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    Presentation by Michael Becker, Boehringer Ingelheim

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    Presentation by Lise Vanderkelen, Nelson Labs

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    Presentation by Kim Soholm Halskov, Novo Nordisk A/S

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    Presentation by Davide Mercadante, Biogen

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    Presentation by Alexander Zurn, Novartis Device Development

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    Sponsors


    Mitsubishi Gas Chemical

    Sponsors
    https://www.mgc.co.jp/eng/products/abd/oxycapt.html

    Mitsubishi Gas Chemical is a leading company in the field of oxygen barrier and absorbing technologies. Based on these technologies and experiences, we have successfully developed multilayer plastic vial and syringe having excellent oxygen, ultra violet and water vapor barrier. The products make it possible to replace glass with plastic for injectable drugs.


    Nemera

    Sponsors
    http://www.nemera.net

    Nemera is a world leader in the design, development and manufacturing of drug delivery devices for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology & generics industries. Nemera always puts patients first, providing services and products for several key delivery routes: Parenteral, Ophthalmic, Nasal, Buccal, Auricular, Inhalation, Dermal/Transdermal. Nemera leverages decades of experience in the parenteral device segment from full development to pure contract manufacturing, through customized solutions. Nemera developed: - Safe’n’Sound®, a fully passive safety device for prefilled syringes to avoid accidental needle-sticks. - Safelia®, a new generation of 2-steps auto-injector for fluid and viscous formulations.


    SCHOTT

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    http://www.schott.com/pharma

    SCHOTT is a leading supplier of primary pharma packaging and analytical lab services. We provide quality solutions while meeting the highest demands. Our product portfolio includes ampoules, syringes, cartridges and vials made of glass and COC polymer. Our facilities and products comply with international standards for pharmaceutical needs.

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    Früh Verpackungstechnik AG

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    http://www.fruh.ch/

    Früh Verpackungstechnik AG is located in Switzerland and Europe’s leader for contract packaging of medical devices. We have as well the Swiss Medic approval for secondary packaging of pharmaceuticals. Our expertise is the assembling (in ISO class 7 clean rooms) and packaging of pre-filled syringes for sterile applications with respecting cold chain requirements. Früh offers as well the production of pre-made packaging materials (blisters and pouches) in class 7 clean rooms.


    Harro Höfliger

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    http://www.hoefliger.com

    Harro Höfliger specializes in the development of customer-oriented process and production solutions for pharmaceutical, medical device applications and consumer products. Our core expertise with innovative machine platforms is in packaging machines, customized turnkey system solutions for product assembly, processing of web materials, as well as dosing and inhalation technology. The portfolio of upscalable test machines and modules, as well as technology platforms to meet your precise requirements, comes from many years of experience in targeted research and development. Therefore, Harro Höfliger covers all phases of your project from the laboratory to high efficiency production.


    ZwickRoell

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    http://www.zwickroell.com

    With over 160 years of expertise in materials and components testing, ZwickRoell delivers intelligent materials testing solutions for the medical industry, including drug delivery testing systems for syringes and cartridges, autoinjectors, and pen injectors. Our qualification services help ensure compliance to your industry’s stringent testing requirements.

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    ONdrugDelivery Magazine

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    ONdrugDelivery is the topic-specific publication that focuses tightly on one area within the field of drug delivery in each issue. Topics include Novel Oral Delivery Systems, Connecting Drug Delivery, Pulmonary & Nasal, Industrialisation, Skin Drug Delivery: Dermal, Transdermal & Microneedles, and PFS & Injection Devices. Established for 15 years, with a global readership and high quality, insightful contributions from leading experts, ONdrugDelivery is a must for pharma / biotech industry professionals who need to know what’s going on in drug delivery. We know drug delivery. Subscribe online today to the print or for free digital access: www.ondrugdelivery.com

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    International Pharmaceutical Industry (IPI)

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    IPI – International Pharmaceutical Industry IPI – was established to fill in the void for effective marketing and communication between all stakeholders in the Life sciences sector globally. Edited by our carefully selected editorial advisory panel, and extensive research network, IPI provides a proven supportive means of communication to the pharmaceutical, bio pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and medical devices industry the latest in research and technology innovations, regulatory guidelines, marketing and communication strategies which will enable them to be more efficient, bring products to market faster, reduce cost and make healthcare accessible to all.


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    pharmaphorum drives innovation within the pharmaceutical industry, by bringing healthcare together through a suite of media services that help produce and disseminate thought leadership, combined with an online platform for communicating messages to a global audience.Visit www.pharmaphorum.com


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    MedChemNet provides a unique and unparalleled platform for the medicinal chemistry community to share insights, discuss the latest research, and help move the field forward. MedChemNet covers all aspects of the drug discovery pipeline, from target identification and validation, through computer aided drug design (CADD), synthesis, screening and other biophysical techniques, to development of novel lead compounds and pre-clinical in vivo proof of concept. We also cover the design of synthetic drug delivery carriers and ADME/toxicology studies, as well as intellectual property and economic related issues. Website: Welcome to Pharma News HQ, the journal dedicated to the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical contract services. With regular sections on contract manufacturing, contract research, contract packaging, formulation/development services, contract analytical testing, APIs, stability testing, clinical research and other areas, we bring the most complete coverage of trends and issues in the industry. Pharmanewshq.com is the only website focusing specifically on issues relevant to pharmaceutical professionals working with technology, be it development, engineering, IT or production.


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    Pharma Journalist is a product of Kellen Media. Pharma Journalist is one of the leading website covering the need of global Pharmaceutical Industry. Articles like latest news, trends, analysis, market report, press releases, whitepapers, case studies, etc. published on pharmajournalist.com helps Industry professionals and decision makers to stay on the top of this fast-paced industry. Pharma Journalist aims of providing fast and informative articles to its readers and subscribers.

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    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!


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    MedNous is a print publication and website about medical innovation in Europe. It carries exclusive interviews with companies that are at the forefront of medical technology, as well as contributor articles from prominent practitioners. Our mission is to identify significant advances in medicine and to explain how this innovation is being commercialised. In doing so, we talk to venture capitalists about what products and platforms they are supporting. We report on how regulators cope with the accelerating pace of innovation. And we regularly cover the latest developments in the discovery and development of new medical concepts in the area of antibodies, vaccines, small molecules, regenerative medicine and nanomedicines. MedNous combines the English word for medicine with the Greek word for intellect. And those with nous are readers of our publication. Visit our website: www.mednous.com


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    Drug Development & Delivery is a print/online content provider that presents the latest scientific methods in drug development for professionals.


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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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    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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