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SMi is proud to present the return of their 10th Annual Social Media in the Pharmaceutical Industry conference to London on the 22nd - 23rd January 2018.

Social media is the perfect channel for pharmaceutical companies to educate, market, listen and connect with customers, patients and physicians. Over the past decade there has been a huge shift in the way that businesses and consumers use social media, however, regulatory and logistical obstacles make the utlization of social media in the pharmaceutical industry particularly complex.

Join SMi’s 10th Annual Social Media in the Pharmaceutical Industry Conference to learn the best way your company can benefit from social media. Hear from industry experts on how to leverage social media platforms to develop a robust digital strategy and discuss the latest challenges and techniques in the field of ‘social pharma’.
 

Get involved by using the event hashtag: #pharmasocialmedia

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The Conference:

- Hear how Janssen create powerful pharmaceutical social media strategies enabling patient engagement

- Learn how to build integrated, impactful social media strategies with Pfizer

- Discuss the potential of wearable technologies creating behavioural changes for patients with UCB

- Discover with GSK how to make your social media content less “promotional” and more about storytelling

- Examine how Bristol Myers-Squibb create an excellent digital strategy whilst engaging patients

- Network with industry professionals, and like minded individuals face-to-face

We Are One of A Kind...
 

Networking: We keep networking at the forefront when it comes to our attendees. Expand your community with every part of the industry and with the right people to benefit your company and develop your career.

The Agenda: Be sure to have your pen and pad ready at all times! A valuable time is spent to discover the latest trends and hottest topics in the industry to provide the best possible agenda for our attendees.

Location/Venue: Being held in the heart of London, 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. See the wonderful sights of Kensington, by visiting Kensington Palace, the historical Museums, or take a stroll in Kyoto Garden!

Onsite: Our knowledgeable events team will provide you with an exceptional service onsite. They will answer any questions you may have and inform you about any changes to the agenda.
 

AbbVie Ltd; ABPI; Adare Pharmaceuticals; AKU Society; Asthma UK; Astra Zeneca Uk Ltd; AstraZeneca; Chameleon Communications International; Chiesi Group - Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.; Creation; Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH; Dexcel Pharma Ltd; Digital Health and Care Alliance ; Doctors.net.uk; Eli Lilly & Co; Facebook; GE Healthcare; Gilead Sciences; Grunenthal Gmbh; GS1; GSK; HealthUnlocked; Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Janssen-Cilag AS; Johnson Matthey Catalysts; LEO Pharma A/S; Lilly; Lundbeck Pharma A/S; Lupus U K; Mccann Communications Limited; Medicines for Europe; MHRA; MSD; Munroe & Forster Communications; NDA Regulatory Science Ltd; NexGen Healthcare Communications; NSF Health Sciences; Pfizer; Pfizer Italiana Srl; Pfizer Ltd; Pfizer Ltd ; Pulsar; Stevanato Group ; Sun Pharmaceutical Industries; The Conversationalist Agency; ZS Associates ;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Emma Sutcliffe

Emma Sutcliffe, Firector Patient engagment and innovtion, NexGen Healthcare Communications
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9:10 Creating powerful pharmaceutical social media strategies enabling patient engagement

Aslihan Unal

Aslihan Unal, Digital Strategy Group Manager, Janssen

  • What were the steps taken to build a compliant social media strategy which delivers real commercial results?
  • What are the pitfalls to avoid and the lessons learned on navigating today’s social media landscape?
  • How will pharma social media strategy evolve and stay relevant in an increasingly changing technological and regulatory environment

     

  • 9:50 Modernizing your patient journey: How pharma is using emotional insights to transform their understanding of the patient

    Steve Reeves

    Steve Reeves, Director, Social Intelligence, Decision Resources Group
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    DRG Digital has developed the Patient Emotional Journey Framework, which a number of large pharma organizations are now using to modernize their patient journey design and address the “why” behind patient behavior. In this session you will learn how a leading women’s health client:

  • Leveraged emerging research techniques and frameworks to uncover “hidden” customer emotions and attitudes at different stages of the journey
  • Took patient journey design to an entirely new level by introducing the emotional layer
  • Informed physician marketing strategies with “voice of the patient” insights
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    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Health Activation: Asthma UK Using social media to engage the unengaged

  • How we’re translating traditional 1 to 1 health advice and activation to digital and mobile channels
  • Lessons from our experiences so far with Facebook, WhatsApp and online forums
  • What the future holds for us in terms of “scaling up” our present and future digital health self-management programmes
     
  • Jessica Holland

    Jessica Holland, Deputy Director of Media, Campaigns and Brand Experience , Asthma UK
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    Sonia Munde

    Sonia Munde, Head of Asthma UK helpline & Nurse Manager., Asthma UK
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    11:40 The social media revolution in surgical practice

    Richard Brady

    Richard Brady, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Newcastle University Hospital Trust
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  • Creating massive online communities and surgical networks
  • The role of SoMe in research and surgical science
  • Online political campaigns and how the are changing the specialty
  • Managing reputations and mitigating risks
     
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Social media listening: How to make it work for you?

    Adam  Doggett

    Adam Doggett, Senior Research Analyst, CREATION
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  • What could you learn from customer conversations online?
  • How to plan a social media listening study
  • How pharma companies use insights from social media listening
  • 14:00 Social listening & why is it important?

    Andy Ross

    Andy Ross, Media Relations Manager, ABPI

  • The need to sharpen your social listening abilities
  • Watch for patterns, track sentiment and draw conclusions based on where and when conversations happen.
  • Having a specific objective in place will help guide your strategy and influence.
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  • 14:40 Putting social in context: Using social listening to deliver brand launch tracking and ROI

    Jackie Cuyvers

    Jackie Cuyvers, Co Founder, The Conversationalist Agency
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  • Using social listening to help monitor a brand launch and find risks to launch in a timely manner globally and locally
  • Social listening can help keep a real-time pulse on the market and key competitors during launch
  • Correlating social mentions to Rx to achieve leading indicators on market changes or prescribing behavior of the newly launched brand
     
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 The development of a Watson-powered ‘virtual personal assistant’

    Andreas Haimboeck-Tichy

    Andreas Haimboeck-Tichy, UK Director for Healthcare and Life Sciences, IBM

  • Efforts in providing information and advice to people living with arthritis
  • Plans to leverage Watson cognitive voice input/output and location services to extend its capabilities
  • How we might integrate cognitive computing into our services in order to positively impact the lives of people living with a serious health condition 
  • 16:30 The potential of wearable technologies in creating behaviour changes for patients

    Herve Dumas

    Herve Dumas, Patient Care Solution Lead, UCB Pharma

  • Enhancing healthcare with wearable technology
  • Evidence from the Patient Engagement Survey showed 49 percent of patients globally wear or would be willing to wear technology that measures and tracks both fitness/lifestyle and vital signs
  • Enable more efficient and effective use of physician’s time and resources.

     

  • 17:10 The regulation & assessment of medical apps

    Annie Williams

    Annie Williams, Senior Manager of Partnerships, Figure 1
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  • Gain critical information on how mHealth apps can deliver benefit and maximise engagement
  • Find out about the expected future regulatory changes and
  • How mHealth app assessment is being handled in both the UK & EU: when will we see the results?
  • 17:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Emma Sutcliffe

    Emma Sutcliffe, Firector Patient engagment and innovtion, NexGen Healthcare Communications
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    9:10 Delivering a successful digital strategy

    Elodie  Douangmanivanh

    Elodie Douangmanivanh, Head of Digital Services , MSD

  • Reaching the right people at the best time with the most insightful content.
  • What’s the right platform for your brand? The lessons learned on bridging the gap between new, innovative channels and integrating this with in-house capability
  • From global to local markets, advice on building an integrated social media strategy which maximises brand impact whilst complying with local regulation
  • 9:50 Why your social media content should be less “promotional” and more about storytelling

    Sebastian Soithongsuk

    Sebastian Soithongsuk, Global Content Manager, Digital Comms, GSK

  • What does good social media content look like today, and how is it changing?
  • Which content frameworks and tools can help you understand your audience and create better content to engineering a successful social media strategy?
  • What can be gained from targeted content?
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 What’s the value of social media to pharma?

    Paul Tunnah

    Paul Tunnah, CEO, Pharmaphorum media
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  • Defining areas where social media can deliver tangible value to pharmaceutical companies
  • Strategies for educating senior management and colleagues on the value of social media
  • What is the right approach to assessing where and how to conduct social media activity?
  • How will pharma be using social media in 2028?
     
  • 11:40 Digital Health & Diabetes: How communities and apps drive patient-engagement and improved outcomes

    Tim Juergens

    Tim Juergens, VP Global Head Health & Digital Solutions, Roche Diabetes Care Ltd
    View Bio

  • Patient-engagement in chronic disease management like diabetes today and tomorrow
  • Roche Diabetes Care and mySugr team up providing patient-centered digital health solutions
  • How an open ecosystem and community approach sustainably changes care provision and further patient-engagement and outcomes
  • Now – New - Next
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Content is key to creating an excellent digital strategy and engaging patients

    Tughan Demirbilek

    Tughan Demirbilek, Strategy & Operations Director, Bristol Myers Squibb

  • Tools used to gather the data through customer insights 
  • How to create high quality engaging content despite some shifts towards influencer marketing, content is still key to engineering a successful social media strategy
  • Content that is valuable and relevant to clients/ stakeholders
  • 14:00 How do doctors' conversations differ from private to public social networks?

  • What’s the difference between a public and private network in the context of healthcare?
  • How do Doctors’ activities and behaviours vary in the 2 spaces?
  • What can we learn from comparing doctor conversations?
  • Akash Degan

    Akash Degan, Senior Account Director, Sermo

    Jamie  Doggett

    Jamie Doggett, Senior Research Analyst, CREATION
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    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Building integrated, impactful social media strategies which engage hcps & patients as part of the multi-channel mix

    Sarah Holiday

    Sarah Holiday, Regional Digital Marketing Manager, Pfizer Ltd
    View Bio

  • How can pharma brands integrate and adapt social media for greater levels of impact and relevancy as part of the wider digital and multi-channel mix?
  • What’s the right platform for your brand?
  • From global to local markets, advice on building an integrated social media strategy which maximises brand impact
  • 15:50 Content as the metric for engagement

    Jacob Flindt

    Jacob Flindt, Founder, informed.pro

  • Social media should be an integral part of communication with HCP’s and not a stand alone.
  • How to measure engagement and understanding the real value to the audience.
  • What can be learned from content metrics to personalise a multi-year campaign?
  • Strategies for building relationships that last beyond a campaign and future channels.
  • 16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Andreas Haimboeck-Tichy

    Andreas Haimboeck-Tichy

    UK Director for Healthcare and Life Sciences, IBM
    Andy Ross

    Andy Ross

    Media Relations Manager, ABPI
    Aslihan Unal

    Aslihan Unal

    Digital Strategy Group Manager, Janssen
    Elodie  Douangmanivanh

    Elodie Douangmanivanh

    Head of Digital Services , MSD
    Herve Dumas

    Herve Dumas

    Patient Care Solution Lead, UCB Pharma
    Paul Tunnah

    Paul Tunnah

    CEO, Pharmaphorum media
    Sebastian Soithongsuk

    Sebastian Soithongsuk

    Global Content Manager, Digital Comms, GSK
    Steve Reeves

    Steve Reeves

    Director, Social Intelligence, Decision Resources Group

    Adam Doggett

    Senior Research Analyst, CREATION
    Adam  Doggett

    Senior Research Analyst at CREATION, playing a leading role in developing healthcare intelligence and actionable insights by studying trends in the online conversations of Healthcare Professionals (HCPs). Actively involved in driving CREATION's innovative systems forward in order to maximise the value of listening to HCPs online.

    Akash Degan

    Senior Account Director, Sermo
    Akash Degan

    Andreas Haimboeck-Tichy

    UK Director for Healthcare and Life Sciences, IBM
    Andreas Haimboeck-Tichy

    Andy Ross

    Media Relations Manager, ABPI
    Andy Ross

    Annie Williams

    Senior Manager of Partnerships, Figure 1
    Annie Williams

    Annie Williams is Senior Manager of Partnerships at Figure 1, a network for healthcare professionals to achieve clinical mastery by learning from one another. As the first employee, Annie joined Figure 1 before launch and has seen the network grow to well over two million healthcare professional users. Prior to Figure 1, she worked as an account manager at a boutique advertising agency.

    Aslihan Unal

    Digital Strategy Group Manager, Janssen
    Aslihan Unal

    Elodie Douangmanivanh

    Head of Digital Services , MSD
    Elodie  Douangmanivanh

    Emma Sutcliffe

    Firector Patient engagment and innovtion, NexGen Healthcare Communications
    Emma Sutcliffe

    Emma Sutcliffe is a global leader in patient engagement and her recent appointment as the first Chief Patient Officer at the industry ‘watchdog’, Eye for Pharma reflects her work with more than 20 pharma companies to build patient engagement programmes.

    In a career now into a third decade as a Medical Writer, Emma is a Medical Biochemist who is also qualifying as a psychotherapist focusing on helping patients adapt to life with a chronic condition. Emma has written the popular, ‘Patient Polemic’ column about pharmaceutical science communication for more than 5 years with a regular readership of >20,000 pharmaceutical and medical executives.

    Emma has an extensive network of relationships with patient groups, HCPs and has worked with KOLs in all therapeutic areas. Emma has received several awards for her leadership in pharmaceutical medical communications and was shortlisted as a global influencer in the industry for her work on the socialisation of health and patient engagement and is the founder of the ‘BREATHE’ principles and ‘OxyGen’ process
    for implementing gold-standard pharma-patient collaborative cultures and communications.
     

    Herve Dumas

    Patient Care Solution Lead, UCB Pharma
    Herve Dumas

    Jackie Cuyvers

    Co Founder, The Conversationalist Agency
    Jackie Cuyvers

    Jackie has an MBA in International Marketing is based in London and has over 15+ years of experience in Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategy, Engagement and Analysis. The last 10 years she has been focused on using Social Data in context of additional data sets like launch or sales data to develop strategic business insights.

    At The Conversationalist Agency she leads a global team of 200 multi-lingual social listening analysts - helping agencies and enterprise identify actionable insights from online content, across the globe. She’s run Social Listening projects from Tajikistan to Turkey, Armenia to Atlanta and all points in between. Well versed in the intricacies of Pharma her company has developed proprietary technology to help Pharma and Life Sciences unlock the value of social data.

    Prior to The Conversationalist Agency, Jackie worked for ZS Associates, a Pharma focused Marketing Consulting firm where she developed and led their Social Listening practice.
     

    Jacob Flindt

    Founder, informed.pro
    Jacob Flindt

    Jamie Doggett

    Senior Research Analyst, CREATION
    Jamie  Doggett

    Jamie Doggett is a Senior Research Analyst at CREATION, a global strategy consultancy. Jamie manages the development of intelligence insights using CREATION Pinpoint, a platform which is a worldwide lead in learning from healthcare professionals on public social media. He uses data analytics to find and interpret HCPs' online conversations and applies his creative skills in visual storytelling.

    Jessica Holland

    Deputy Director of Media, Campaigns and Brand Experience , Asthma UK
    Jessica Holland

    Jessica has spent the past ten years developing marketing and communications strategies for UK charities. In 2015 Jessica joined Action Aid UK creating “Washed Away" the UK’s first rain activated billboard campaign at Piccadilly Circus, to highlight the humanitarian impact of Climate Change. In 2016 she worked on "#BrutalCut" disrupted UK media on multiple channels with messages from Kenyan girls facing the threat of FGM. In 2017Jessica joined Asthma UK with the brief to deliver integrated brand and media campaigns.

    Paul Tunnah

    CEO, Pharmaphorum media
    Paul Tunnah

    Dr Paul Tunnah founded pharmaphorum in 2009, which has rapidly evolved and developed its services to drive better communication, connection and collaboration between the pharmaceutical industry and other healthcare stakeholders through both its digital publication (www.pharmaphorum.com) and specialist content consultancy (www.pharmaphorumconnect.com). He is a recognised author, speaker and industry advisor with a passion for helping organisations tell authentic stories that resonate, co-create solutions and unlock the power of digital and social media in connecting with customers and understanding markets. Dr Tunnah holds a BA in Biochemistry and DPhil in Biological Sciences from Oxford University.
     

    Richard Brady

    Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Newcastle University Hospital Trust
    Richard Brady

    Richard is a NHS consultant Surgeon based in Newcastle upon Tyne, with a specialist practice in Colorectal Surgery and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and is the lead of the Newcastle Centre for Bowel Disease research hub. He is the social media editor for one of the largest and most prestigious international journals in surgery. He is the co-founder of a number of surgical social media hashtag campaigns.
    He has published widely in this field and is an international speaker on this subject of social media and medicine. He is the owner of the app development and social media consultancy, researchactive.com. Follow him online @researchactive.
     

    Sarah Holiday

    Regional Digital Marketing Manager, Pfizer Ltd
    Sarah Holiday

    Sarah has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 20 years in a variety of sales, customer access, training and marketing roles and ran the first ever disease awareness YouTube campaign with YouTube vloggers in Pfizer. Having made the transition from UK country brand leader to Pfizer’s regional digital marketing team in 2016 to support a brand, Sarah then moved into her current role of Social Media Strategy Lead for Europe and Developed Asia in April 2017. In this role Sarah works with a variety of stakeholders to ensure Pfizer has the appropriate framework and processes to effectively and compliantly utilise social media as a marketing and communications channel and supports brand teams with content and channel development to optimise audience engagement.

    Sebastian Soithongsuk

    Global Content Manager, Digital Comms, GSK
    Sebastian Soithongsuk

    Sonia Munde

    Head of Asthma UK helpline & Nurse Manager., Asthma UK
    Sonia Munde

    Sonia has over 15 years experience in the Respiratory Health sector. Her career began as Respiratory Therapist in USA, followed by Respiratory Physiologist and now a Registered Respiratory Physiotherapist. Locum Respiratory diagnostic & management clinics in primary care in the UK supporting patients with Asthma and or COPD at the weekends. Sonia’s day job is Head of Asthma UK helpline and clinical nurse manager.

    Steve Reeves

    Director, Social Intelligence, Decision Resources Group
    Steve Reeves

    Steve Reeves leads DRG’s Social Intelligence division, bringing over 10 years of experience in digital marketing, consumer insights and social analytics. He has worked with clients like Novartis, GSK, Biogen, Medtronic and others, developing leading edge marketing & research programs and cultivating strategies that improve market positioning, contribute to product innovation and show new revenue growth. He has been a featured speaker at Digital Pharma East and Digital Pharma Europe, SXSW, the American Marketing Association (AMA), Brandwatch NYK and other healthcare and pharma events.

    He has worked extensively on patient journey design for a number of large pharma and healthcare brands, across multiple therapeutic areas globally. He and his team developed DRG’s Patient Emotional Journey framework, which analyzes voice-of-the-patient social media data and effectively identifies key emotions, feelings and attitudes a patient experiences as they progress through their journey, and ties these emotional characteristics to patient behaviors, unmet needs and key intervention points.

    Prior to DRG, Steve was a Sr. Solutions Architect at Dell Digital Services, where he led go-to-market for the company’s social insights practice. Before joining Dell, Steve spent several years in the social analytics technology space as a Solutions Consultant.
     

    Tim Juergens

    VP Global Head Health & Digital Solutions, Roche Diabetes Care Ltd
    Tim Juergens

    Tim Juergens is heading the global Health Solutions & Services organization and Emminens within Roche Diabetes Care. Being part of the newly created Digital Solutions unit operating out of the Barcelona area, the team is developing digitally enabled solutions &and services for people with diabetes, hHealth Ccare Pprofessionals and payoer organizations. These solutions connect all stakeholders involved in the management of this chronic disease in Roche Diabetes Care’s new open ecosystem which aims to improve the way diabetes care is being provided, accelerate therapy outcomes and helping individuals to experience relief from the daily therapy routines.
    with the objective of bringing relief to individuals by improving outcomes of diabetes management.

    Prior to taking over his current global responsibility end of 2016, Tim held various commercial leadership roles with increasing responsibility in different country organizations and regions within Roche Diabetes Care. In 2014, he was appointed General Manager for Roche Diabetes Care in the Netherlands and subsequently in 2015 took over the role of General Manager and Head of Management Cluster The Netherlands.

    Tim holds an MBA from Bradford Management Center, UK, and is German national.
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    Tughan Demirbilek

    Strategy & Operations Director, Bristol Myers Squibb
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    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

    97 Cromwell Road
    London SW7 4DN
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    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum is perfectly situated in one of London’s most luxurious and beautiful areas within South Kensington. 

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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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