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 SMi is proud to present the 3rd Annual Injectable Drug Delivery Conference in London on 13th and 14th May 2020.

In this workshop the facilitators will share their experiences, as human factors (HF) specialists, of medical App development.

It is often noted that there is nothing new under the sun. It is true that the core methods and objectives of HF are tried and tested.

But the wireless connectivity and information technology that allows us to make mobile ‘human-like’ systems is really new. And its potential is almost blinding.

New technology demands and builds new development skillsets. There are roles that exist now that weren’t dreamed of until recently: for example the “UX writer”.

Our experience is that the tried and testing mindset, approaches and techniques of HF have a very important role to play in the new space of medical App development.

A fruitful marriage, the effective collaboration of the established and the new, is essential.


 

 

To gain practical knowledge of the HFE mindset, tools and methods that are key to the development of successful Apps.

In particular:

  • Development methods for ‘human-like’ systems
  • Approaches to prototyping: designs as research tools
  • Observational, simulated-use research

Executives, Directors, VPs, Heads, Principals, Managers, Scientists, Researchers of:
• Autoinjectors
• Wearables
• Device Engineering
• Human Factors
• CMC
• Injectables
• Sterile Manufacturing
• Packaging
• Regulatory Affairs
 

Allergan; Almac Group; Bespak Europe Ltdá; Cambridge Design Partnership; Camurus AB; Covestro Deutschland AG; Credence MedSystems, Inc.; Crux Product Design, Ltd; Enable Injections; Eveon; Evonik Corporation; Full Spectrum Innovation Ltd; GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals S.A; GSK; Harvey Medical Consulting Ltd; Human Factors Centre Ltd; Inspired Usability; Janssen Supply Chain, Johnson & Johnson; Luto; MedinCell; Merck Serono S.A.; MHRA; Novartis Pharma AG; Owen Mumford; PA Consulting; Rebus Medical Ltd; SABIC; Sanofi; SMi Group Ltd; Team Medical Devices; TEN; UCB; UCL School of Pharmacy; Ypsomed; Zentiva, k.s.;
 

Workshop programme

13:00 Registration & Coffee

13:30 Apps for Humans – Part 1

  • Introduction: designing systems that mimic human relationships
  • An HF perspective on App development strategy and planning
     
  • Julian Dixon

    Julian Dixon, Director of Human Factors, Team Consulting
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    Diane Aston-James

    Diane Aston-James, Head of Human Factors, Team Consulting
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    14:10 App Prototyping

  • Getting real, real early in prototypes
  • Hands on session with App prototyping tools - first steps in designing and prototyping your App
     
  • Julian Dixon

    Julian Dixon, Director of Human Factors, Team Consulting
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    Diane Aston-James

    Diane Aston-James, Head of Human Factors, Team Consulting
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    14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 App Testing

  • Getting real, real early in user research
  • The strength of the observational simulated-use study
  • Hands on session - first steps in testing your App with users
     
  • Julian Dixon

    Julian Dixon, Director of Human Factors, Team Consulting
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    Diane Aston-James

    Diane Aston-James, Head of Human Factors, Team Consulting
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    16:40 Chairs’ Closing Remarks and Close of Workshop

    Julian Dixon

    Julian Dixon, Director of Human Factors, Team Consulting
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    Diane Aston-James

    Diane Aston-James, Head of Human Factors, Team Consulting
    View Bio

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Diane Aston-James

    Diane Aston-James

    Head of Human Factors, Team Consulting
    Julian Dixon

    Julian Dixon

    Director of Human Factors, Team Consulting

    Diane Aston-James

    Head of Human Factors, Team Consulting
    Diane Aston-James

    Diane has worked in user research since 2002, and has managed or contributed to dozens of projects involving various drug delivery and surgical devices, including inhalers, pen- and auto-injectors, transdermal and nasal delivery devices. She manages, plans and implements HF studies involving administration of drug or placebo run under clinical protocols and the creation of HF documentation for US regulatory submission and response.

    Julian Dixon

    Director of Human Factors, Team Consulting
    Julian Dixon

    Since our first significant user research project in 1999, Julian has been core to the development of our human factors engineering capability. Julian takes an active role in understanding emerging FDA expectations/practices with regard to human factors, particularly as they apply to combination products, and sits on several industry committees.

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

    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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    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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