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Workshop overview:

This workshop will provide attendees with a unique understanding into all the processes leading to the successful commercialization of biomarkers. Discussing strategies in clinical research and biomarker validation to considering solutions to regulatory issues, this workshop is the perfect forum for delegates to obtain a rounded and complete view on the path to commercial success.

Key Benefits of Attending:
  • Learn how to efficiently and successfully bring biomarkers to the market
  • Understand the process with perspectives from a variety of different fields
  • Discuss feasible solutions to current obstacles in the regulatory process
  • Network with experienced experts from research and regulatory organisations


Who should attend?

Heads of Department, Directors, Managers, Team Leaders Researchers and Scientists from:

  • Biomarker Discovery and Validation
  • Biobanking 
  • Research and Development                             
  • Neurology/Neuroscience
  • Oncology
  • Respiratory
  • Toxicology
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Medical Directors 
  • Imaging and Diagnostics
  • Translational Medicine
  • Biostatistics and Modelling
  • Genomics/Bioinformatics/Neuroinformatics



Dr. Elizabeth Foot: Dr Elizabeth Foot is Chief Executive Officer for London Genetics,and has extensive experience of medical research and clinical drug development gained within academia, UK National Health Service and 16 years working at GlaxoSmithKline.  At GSK she was part of the initial strategy team developing the business strategy for pharmacogenetics and driving its world-wide implementation. She joined London Genetics in 2009, initially as Chief Scientific Officer and then Cheif Executive. She is a Council member of the Food and Health Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine, sits on the NHS Innovation Challenge Expert panel and the Scientific Advisory Committee for Ataxia UK.    
Dr. Lincoln Tsang: Dr. Lincoln Tsang is a partner of Arnold & Porter LLP practising European and domestic law concerning life science industry. He is currently a non-executive member of the Health Protection Agency Regulatory Oversight Committee, a Commissioner of the British Pharmacopoeia Commission where he chairs the biological/biotechnology specialist group and co-chairs the nomenclature committee. He previously served as advisor to World Health Organisation, the European Medicines Agency, European Commission, the Council of Europe.    

ndon Genetics Ltd:


  London Genetics International is a specialist company created to foster open innovation and facilitate partnerships between industry and academic centres of excellence in genetics and the field of stratified medicine. The company provides extensive knowledge and experience in the field of stratified medicine, working at the academic - industry interface and supports its international network of academic members in collaborating with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the adoption of stratified medicine approaches into their drug discovery and clinical programmes, as well as being a partner in consortia for grant applications.

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Welcome & Introductions

9:15 Presenting issues with different perspectives

10:15 Morning Coffee

10:35 Open Discussion & Analysis

12:00 Conclusion and Summaries

12:15 Close of Workshop


Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place
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 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.


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.


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.


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.

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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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