SMi's 2nd Annual Conference
Wearable Injectors and Connected Devices

The global wearable devices market size is expected to reach a value of $62.82 billion USD by 2025 with time dependent delivery, improved patient experience and adherence and large volume administration with minimal injection pain and being key factors driving the market.

With that in mind, SMi is proud to present Europe's only Wearable Injectors Conference, taking place on the 6th-7th of October 2021, in London, with pre-conference workshops on the 5th October 2021.

SMi’s 2nd annual Wearable Injectors and Connected Devices conference will explore real world examples of on-body device design and development for large volume delivery while engaging in the latest digital applications for wearable devices with industry case studies from pharma thought leaders. Assess the potential of connectivity and software for medical devices in this year’s packed agenda and understand how this is aiding the use of wearable devices for clinical trials. Furthermore, key regulatory updates and guidance will be presented by regulatory, notified body and industry experts for a comprehensive outlook of this exciting and ever-growing field.

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

During this workshop, Huma (a global leader in the field of Digital Health) will share their experience and learnings on creating
engaging Patient Support Programs to support the Life Sciences and Medical device industries.

Huma will also explore the opportunities that arise from digitized patient support, such as the collection of real-world-evidence (RWE) for value dossiers, and the creation of novel digital biomarkers for quantifying illness.

This workshop will focus on:

  • Insights on digital engagement from a market authority
  • Step-by-step guides to creating successful digital programs
  • Improved understanding of value-adds such as RWE
  • Introductory guide to digital biomarkers
  • In-market case studies on all of the above

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.


AstraZeneca; Bayer AG; BD; Bristol-Myers Squibb Co; Cambridge Consultants; Cambridge Design Partnership; Cambridge Innovation Limited; City of Hope National Medical Center; Covestro Deutschland AG; DCA design international; DigitalHealth; GSK; Harro Hofliger Packaging Systems Ltd; IMCD/VELOX ; Janssen Pharmaceutica NV; Johnson & Johnson; LEO Pharma A/S; Merck; MHRA; Mikron S A Boudry; Mylan; Novartis; Novartis Pharma AG; Nypro Ireland; Nypro Medical; Owen Mumford; PA Consulting Group; Pfizer; Pfizer Devices Centre of Excellence; PharmaCircle LLC; Roche; Sagentia Ltd; Sanofi ; Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland Gmbh; SCHOTT Pharmceutical Systems; Schott Schweiz AG; St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Team Consulting; TTP Plc; ZwickRoell GmbH & Co.KG;


Workshop programme

13:00 Registration & Coffee

13:30 Opening Remarks and Introductions

Alex Gilbert

Alex Gilbert, Digital Medicine, Huma
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13:40 Creating Successful Digital Support Programs

Alex Gilbert

Alex Gilbert, Digital Medicine, Huma
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  • Overview of the Huma process to creating digital tools
  • Huma’s levers of success to engage patients
  • A guide to implementation and scaling
  • Key considerations
  • 14:20 Maximising Value through RWE

    Alex Gilbert

    Alex Gilbert, Digital Medicine, Huma
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  • An introductory guide to RWE
  • The benefits of collecting RWE
  • Key Considerations
  • Group exercise
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 How (and Why) to Create Digital Biomarkers

    Alex Gilbert

    Alex Gilbert, Digital Medicine, Huma
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  • An introductory guide to Digital Biomarkers
  • The Long-term value and benefits of creating Digital Biomarkers
  • Key Considerations
  • Group exercise
  • 16:10 Case Studies

    Alex Gilbert

    Alex Gilbert, Digital Medicine, Huma
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  • Case Study 1 – Patient Support Program for drug delivery device
  • Case Study 2 – RWE Collection for a medical device player
  • Case Study 3 - Digital Biomarker to track Neurological symptoms
  • Group Exercise
  • 16:50 Closing Remarks

    Alex Gilbert

    Alex Gilbert, Digital Medicine, Huma
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    17:00 End of Workshop



    Alex Gilbert

    Alex Gilbert

    Digital Medicine, Huma

    Alex Gilbert

    Digital Medicine, Huma
    Alex Gilbert

    Alex has worked within the Digital Health industry for a number of years alongside healthcare, pharmaceutical and tech organisations. He joined Huma as one of their first employees and currently manages some of their global Life Sciences Partnerships and Digital Medicine development. His passion is the use of technology to empower and engage he patient to take control of their care


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