SMi is proud to present the return of their 9th annual Social Media in the Pharmaceutical Industry conference.

Communications is advancing and social media is the digital platform where global conversations are taking place. mHealth revenue is expected to reach $26 billion by 2017* and the number of health apps have increased exponentially, enabling consumer engagement and empowerment. Social media is not only being used to communicate, It is playing an important role in identifying trends, challenges and listening to what patients are talking about.

SMi’s 9th annual Social Media in the Pharmaceutical Industry conference will bring together industry experts, regulatory bodies and leading pharma companies to discuss the latest trends like identifying influencers and monitoring data on a global scale.
Hear from key opinion leaders on how best to harness new technology and invaluable case studies teaching you how to develop a robust digital strategy. 


• Learn about the cutting edge developments in identifying influencers around the globe
• speak with key opinion leaders of the industry about the advancements of social media in pharma, digital marketing and the many benefits social listening and how to implement them
• Find out how social media is being used in crisis management
• Hear from regulatory bodies on how to work successfully within the guidelines

AbbVie; Actelion; AKU Society; Aptitude Health B.V.; Bayer; Brainstorm Digital; Brandnew MC; Bristol-Myers Squibb; CREATION; Eli Lilly & Co; Eli Lilly and Company Limited; Ferring Pharmaceuticals; Findacure Development; GE Healthcare; GlaxoSmithKline; GSK; Hanover Communications; Health and Gender Initiatives; HealthUnlocked; Highfield Communicatio Consultancy; Hikma Pharmiciticals; Ipsen Pharma; Janrain Inc; Lundbeck Pharma A/S; Manufacture for Answers ; Marlo Donato Love ; Mylan ; Nemera; NHS England; Novo Nordisk A/s; patient Information Forum; Pfizer Ltd ; PharmEvo Pvt Ltd; PMGroup; Scrip Intelligence ; Shift.ms; Synexus; Takeda; Takeda UK Limited; The Conversationalist Agency; Veeva Systems; Whydot Pharma; ZS Associates ;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Suzanna Gamwell

Suzanna Gamwell, Client Advocate, CREATION
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9:10 Using social media to predict the future of healthcare

Jamie  Doggett

Jamie Doggett, Research Analyst, CREATION
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• Understanding how healthcare professionals (HCPs) use social media to interact with peers and discuss therapy areas.
• Identifying how HCPs discuss products and how that conversation can influence the market
• Use of social media and big data in crisis management.

9:50 Leveraging facebook to achieve personalised marketing at scale

Sachin  Nanavati

Sachin Nanavati, Manager Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook
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  • Overview of Facebook Health team and mission
  • Facebook as a central place for an evidence-based healthcare conversation
  • Facebook + Pharma – Creative best practices for unbranded and branded campaigns
  • Full Funnel Marketing on Facebook – reaching and engaging the right patient with the right message at the right time
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Hard lessons: Embedding social Media into multi-channel Customer Journey in the UK Market.

    Piotr Wrzosinski

    Piotr Wrzosinski, Digital & Multichannel Marketing Manager, Janssen Pharmaceuticals

    • Launching a campaign with limited scope: a learning opportunity.
    • Social Media: Business needs versus regulatory compliance and how to get approval.
    • Getting idea shot down even with approval- what experiences can be gained and how should you proceed?
    • A social media campaign that fails to deliver on its Key performance indicators (KPIs) is not a failure. It is a low-cost learning opportunity
    • Results - presenting both sides of the coin and measuring the efficacy of a campaign

    11:40 Setting the Benchmark for Pharma Social Listening

    Jackie Cuyvers

    Jackie Cuyvers, Co- Founder, Digital Strategist, The conversationalist
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    • Learn the current benchmark for conversation on key therapeutic areas globally and by region
    • Understand who is leading the conversation, and how much HCP’s contribute to the conversation
    • Receive the most up-to-date facts and figures of key stakeholder engagement online globally and regionally
    • Come away with global and local benchmarks to measure your social listening efforts, and social campaign success



    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Why your social media content should be less "promotional" and more about storytelling

    Stine Mølgaard Sørensen

    Stine Mølgaard Sørensen, Global Independent Digital Strategist, Former Digital Interaction Business Partner, Stinesorensen, Lundbeck
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    • 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? The difference between traditional digital marketing and valuable, relevant, customer centric content?

    14:10 Shaping the pharma landscape through a re-branding process

    Doris  Casares

    Doris Casares, Communications Director , Medicines for Europe
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    • How do we use Social Media platforms to better convey our messages? The video experience
    • Engaging with patients and advocacy partners across Europe from a trade association
    • Health Digital Trends 2017- maximise your company's reach by staying up to date with shifts in social media

    14:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Suzanna Gamwell

    Suzanna Gamwell, Client Advocate, CREATION
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    9:10 Unearthing new opportunities in social media for your brand or target audience

    Julie O'Donnell

    Julie O'Donnell, CEO & Founder of One15 Healthcare, Former Head of Global Customer Interaction Lundbeck, One15 Healthcare, Lundbeck
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    • Taking the pulse of your audience – practical tips
    • Understanding the big players and emerging opportunities on social channels – from Twitter to Snapchat, from Figure1 to WeChat.
    • How to future proof your strategy – Content strategy? Channel strategy? Platform strategy? Distribution strategy? Can you see the wood for the trees?

    9:50 WEB-RADR: Mobile Technologies in Pharmacovigilance

    Phil Tregunno

    Phil Tregunno, Signal Management Unit Manager, WEB-RADR project lead, MHRA
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    • Overview of the EU Innovative Medicines Initiative’s WEB-RADR project
    • Mobile apps and social media data in pharmacovigilance
    • Analysis strategies
    • Policy and ethical guidance on appropriate use

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Attracting our customers through social media: building customer engagement and corporate confidence through a test and evolve approach.

    Sarah Sunderland

    Sarah Sunderland, Regional Digital Marketing Manager, Pfizer
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    • Why social media? As technology evolves, consumer relations change making it paramount that pharma does not get left behind. Explore the many ways social platforms can work for you
    • Engaging internal stakeholders
    • Starting small to raise confidence and competence how Pfizer is using Youtube and Twitter to optimise engagement
    • Evolving and expanding- how to make sure your social media strategy up to date and advancing


    11:40 Social media as a resource for clinical trial engagement and recruitment

    Penny Goddard

    Penny Goddard, Senior Manager Patient Recruitment and Retention, AbbVie Ltd
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    • Benefits of using digital and traditional cross platform strategies to engage with patients
    • The power of language, design and content when targeting patient populations
    • Reaching out to global subjects to increase enrolment
    • Case studies

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Social networking: you, me & the company

    Dimithri Wignarajah

    Dimithri Wignarajah, Head of Content and Social Media, GE Healthcare
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    • Employee activation: an innovative way to inspire employees with your company’s purpose
    • Learn how to enhance brand trust and engagement with social strategy and marketing with different platforms
    • LinkedIn & employee advocacy
    • The customer journey- how are customers interacting with social platforms in pharma and does this lead to increased interest in a company?

    14:10 The regulation & assessment of medical apps

    Charles Lowe

    Charles Lowe, President, Telemedicine & eHealth Section, Digital Health and Care Alliance
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    • Gain critical information on how mHealth apps can deliver benefit and maximise engagement
    • Why good regulation is so important?
    • Find out about the expected future regulatory changes and eliminate the risks involved in the creation and marketing of medical health apps
    • An effective overview of the EU voluntary privacy code of conduct- get up to date and avoid violations of privacy.
    • How mHealth app assessment is being handled in both the UK & EU: when will we see the results?

    14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Engaging and empowering consumers through social platforms

    Jakob Hansen

    Jakob Hansen, Digital Patient Engagement Manager , LEO Pharma A/S
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    • Making a campaign vs. making a long term engagement commitment
    • How to combine social media outreach with your own digital platform
    • Concrete examples from LEO Pharma’s Digital Patient Engagement activities for people living with psoriasis
    • How to give people with psoriasis the confidence to take control with digital tools and services

    16:00 Using social media for Patient-Directed R&D

  • A case study for the unmet burden of pain
  • Using patient-preferred channels to direct R&D
  • New services for patients
  • Emma Sutcliffe

    Emma Sutcliffe, Consultant, Patient Engagement and Socialised Health, Grunenthal Gmbh
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    16:40 What do doctors talk about online?

    James Quekett

    James Quekett, Director for Primary Care, M3,Doctors.net.uk
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    • Where do they go when they are discussing things (open vs. closed networks?)
    • What are the regulations that govern their online behaviour?
    • What are the implications of social media for the pharma industry?
    • How could pharma safely engage in this space?

    17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two



    Julie O'Donnell

    Julie O'Donnell

    CEO & Founder of One15 Healthcare, Former Head of Global Customer Interaction Lundbeck, One15 Healthcare, Lundbeck
    Phil Tregunno

    Phil Tregunno

    Signal Management Unit Manager, WEB-RADR project lead, MHRA
    Sachin  Nanavati

    Sachin Nanavati

    Manager Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook

    Aji Barot

    Director, HealthUnlocked
    Aji Barot

    With a background in engineering and health economics, Aji is responsible for business development at HealthUnlocked. Over a 10-year career, Aji has designed over 50 evidence-based patient support programmes focused on improving patient outcomes.


    Caroline Goodwin

    Digital Marketing manager, Pfizer
    Caroline  Goodwin

    Charles Lowe

    President, Telemedicine & eHealth Section, Digital Health and Care Alliance
    Charles Lowe

    After a Cambridge BA and London Business School MSc, Charles’s early career was financial. Increasingly attracted to IT, in 1995 he led the creation of BT’s intranet, and subsequently the sales IP-based products.

    In 2004 he established a telecare programme at LB Newham, at one time the UK’s largest, and won Dept. of Health Whole System Demonstrator (WSD) funding to extend to telehealth. In 2008 he joined Telehealth Solutions (now Medvivo), driving the development & sale of telehealth services. In 2011 he established telecare & telehealth programmes in Surrey, leading to one of the largest successful UK telehealth deployments.

    His recent work has centred on mHealth apps, including publishing a detailed compendium of all the laws regulations affecting them, being on the drafting group of the EU Code of Conduct on Privacy, and drafting the EU assessment guidelines for the EC.
    Charles is Managing Director of the Digital Health & Care Alliance (DHACA), an Expert Reviewer for the EC, a Contributing Editor to www.telecareaware.com, organiser of the London Health Technology Forum, and immediate Past President of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Telemedicine and eHealth Section. He chairs Citizens Online, the digital inclusion charity.

    Dimithri Wignarajah

    Head of Content and Social Media, GE Healthcare
    Dimithri Wignarajah

    Dimithri Wignarajah, Head of Content and Social Media, GE Healthcare Having worked in advertising and communications agencies for over 10 years, creating integrated campaigns and PR content for clients including sanofi-pasteur, Pfizer and Bayer, Dimithri joined General Electric in 2012 and now heads up GE Life Sciences' content and social strategy

    Doris Casares

    Communications Director , Medicines for Europe
    Doris  Casares

    Doris joined Medicines for Europe as Communications Director in 2014. She was part of the leading team on the former EGA (European Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association) rebranding project and currently leads Medicines for Europe’s communications strategy, notably in Social Media and eHealth workshops such as ‘Connecting the Dots, Accessing Patients’ and tweetups with e-patients and Medicines for Europe’s management team. As well she coordinates all the communications for the IGBA International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association) based in Geneva at a global level. She brings a wealth of experience in Social Media and Communications from her former position as Communications and Public Affairs Director at the Spanish Generic Medicines Association over the past 7 years. Doris worked in the past as a journalist for several Spanish and international newspapers, including the correspondent’s office of El Pais in Washington DC and has been named as one of the top 100 influential women in the digital communications landscape in Spain. She has been a jury member for the EU Health Prize for Journalists organised by the European Commission in Brussels for the last two years and is a member of the European Association of Communication Directors in Brussels.

    Emma Sutcliffe

    Consultant, Patient Engagement and Socialised Health, Grunenthal Gmbh
    Emma Sutcliffe

    Emma Sutcliffe has been a Medical Writer and Lobbyist about Patient Needs for more than 20 years. Emma researches and lectures widely about the impact of social media on medicine and works with pharmaceutical companies and academia to develop new services for patients.

    Jackie Cuyvers

    Co- Founder, Digital Strategist, The conversationalist
    Jackie Cuyvers

    Jackie Cuyvers, is the CEO and Co-Founder of The Conversationalist Agency, where she leads a global team of over 150 multi-lingual social listening analysts identify actionable insights from online content, across the globe. She’s run Social Listening projects from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe and all points in between.
    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 8 years she has been focused on using Social Data for developing Pharma & Healthcare business insights.

    Jakob Hansen

    Digital Patient Engagement Manager , LEO Pharma A/S
    Jakob Hansen

    Jakob Hansen has a MSc in Political Science and Diploma in Communication. He came to LEO Pharma with 8 years’ experience in Health Services Research where he had worked on several projects focusing on patient activation and patient education. For the past three years Jakob Hansen has worked in LEO Pharma with the Digital Patient Engagement activities especially focusing on people living with psoriasis. He is responsible for strategic development and implementation in this area in LEO Pharmas region Europe+ encompassing 23 countries.


    James Quekett

    Director for Primary Care, M3,Doctors.net.uk
    James Quekett

    Dr James Quekett qualified from Bristol University medical school in 1994. He has worked in several different medical roles prior to qualifying as a General Practitioner in 2000, these included a stint as an aerial retrieval officer for the Queensland Royal Flying Doctor Service. He has been actively involved over the past 14 years with the development of eLearning, initially as an author but eventually taking over as the Director of Primary Care for M3(EU).
    He has a particular interest in the role of social media for medical education. He remains a working GP in Gloucestershire and is also a GP appraiser looking at the CPD needs of qualified practitioners

    Jamie Doggett

    Research Analyst, CREATION
    Jamie  Doggett

    Jamie Doggett is a Research Analyst at CREATION, a global strategy consultancy. Jamie develops intelligence insights using CREATION Pinpoint, a product which is a worldwide lead in learning from healthcare professionals on public social media, to enable healthcare companies and organisations to be more effective.

    Jamie uses research and data analytics to find and interpret HCPs online conversations on social media and uses his creative skills to tell a visual story with data. His most recent projects have spanned different therapy areas in a variety of international markets including Japan, Germany and Spain.

    Julie O'Donnell

    CEO & Founder of One15 Healthcare, Former Head of Global Customer Interaction Lundbeck, One15 Healthcare, Lundbeck
    Julie O'Donnell

    Leading the Customer Interaction team at Lundbeck, Julie works across brands, functions and markets to develop customer engagement strategies that deliver value to all stakeholders. She is focused on embedding strong multichannel strategic planning and a ‘storytelling’, content marketing ethos at the core of how the company 'thinks' to deepen relationships with all stakeholders and maximise the results of customer outreach. Julie firmly believes that true customer understanding derived from cross channel analytics (traditional, web, social, mobile), combined with equal measures of creativity and enabling technology can shape customer experiences that can improve health outcomes. Julie joined Lundbeck from her role as Strategic Planning and Board Director of healthcare agency, Publicis D Healthcare in Ireland, bringing with her deep experience in the development and implementation of multichannel programmes across therapeutic areas.
    Julie holds an honours degree in Biochemistry from University College Cork and postgraduate diplomas in PR and Event Management, Digital Marketing and Website Design.

    Paul Howard

    Social Media & Projects Manager, Lupus UK
    Paul  Howard

    Paul manages LUPUS UK’s social media endeavors and is responsible for the operations of their online patient community hosted on HealthUnlocked. This community is available for anybody affected by lupus to get information, support and advice from other people who are similarly affected.

    Penny Goddard

    Senior Manager Patient Recruitment and Retention, AbbVie Ltd
    Penny Goddard

    Penny Goddard is the patient recruitment and retention lead for immunology at AbbVie and has over 10 years’ experience within clinical development roles gained at pharma, CRO and biotech companies. Penny is a Chartered Psychologist and was awarded a PhD in behavioural neuroscience from the University of Durham. After completing her PhD, she spent 5 years completing postdoctoral research, mainly at the Institute of Psychiatry, before joining the pharmaceutical industry. In her current role Penny leads patient and investigator relations across the immunology portfolio at AbbVie.

    Phil Tregunno

    Signal Management Unit Manager, WEB-RADR project lead, MHRA
    Phil Tregunno

    Phil is the Signal Management Unit Manager within MHRA's Vigilance Intelligence and Research Group (VIRG) and has over thirteen years of experience working in pharmacovigilance. For the past eight years he has been responsible for leading and developing the Signal Management function, including systems, processes, and relevant aspects of Pharmacovigilance Legislation.

    Phil led the development of the MHRA’s proposal to lead the EU Innovative Medicines Initiative WEB-RADR project and subsequently coordinated the formation of the public consortium and its integration with the EFPIA consortium. Phil is now the Managing Entity and Work Package 5 lead for the project.

    Piotr Wrzosinski

    Digital & Multichannel Marketing Manager, Janssen Pharmaceuticals
    Piotr Wrzosinski

    Sachin Nanavati

    Manager Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook
    Sachin  Nanavati

    As a member of the health team at Facebook, Sachin helps to build the vertical’s strategy and capabilities with Pharmaceutical companies by working with brand teams and agency partners, enabling them to leverage Facebook’s platform to help achieve their brand’s objectives.

    Prior to joining Facebook, Sachin was the Co-founder and CEO of Docphin. There he led the management and execution of a digital media platform with over 60,000 physicians worldwide. In early 2016, Sachin led the sale of Docphin to HealthTap. Prior to starting Docphin, Sachin was a Senior Consultant at IMS Consulting Group, managing global strategy engagements for Pharmaceutical clients primarily in oncology. Sachin received his MBA from Columbia Business School in 2010. Prior to business school, Sachin was an award winning sales professional for GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

    Sarah Sunderland

    Regional Digital Marketing Manager, Pfizer
    Sarah Sunderland

    Sarah is a psychology graduate with 18 years’ worth of pharmaceutical industry experience in a range of areas including, sales, health economics, management, marketing and training. The unique challenges the smoking cessation market decline was having in the UK whilst Sarah was country brand leader encouraged her to experiment with new ways to engage smokers to quit, leading to a new journey for Pfizer into social media. Sarah is currently responsible for the digital marketing strategy and implementation of this strategy for smoking cessation and leads on social media strategy (above brand) across Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea.

    Stine Mølgaard Sørensen

    Global Independent Digital Strategist, Former Digital Interaction Business Partner, Stinesorensen, Lundbeck
    Stine Mølgaard Sørensen

    Stine Sørensen is the co-founder of Geek Girl Denmark, a growing network for women within the digital space with over 1400 members. Stine most recently worked for Lundbeck A/S, leading the development of their corporate global digital strategy, and social media presence, as well as supporting their major brands to define their own digital and social media programmes. She has more than 5 years of agency experience working as a digital strategist for various clients within the tech industry around Europe and holds a master’s degree in communication and business administration from Roskilde University. Today she works as a Global Independent Digital Strategist, trying to define how technology will impact the way we do business and mentoring tech startups in Denmark and Mauritius.
    She is also a jury member at this year’s European Digital Communications Award.

    Suzanna Gamwell

    Client Advocate, CREATION
    Suzanna Gamwell

    As Client Advocate, Suzanna challenges the team at CREATION to deliver the best possible outcomes for clients in the US, Europe and Japan. Her role includes envisioning CREATION's wider team around client business needs and goals, quality assuring processes around compliance, and supporting client teams to interpret and action healthcare professional insights.
    Before joining CREATION, Suzanna oversaw communications and stakeholder engagement for a number of public sector transformation and change management programmes, including major projects in infrastructure, economic development, and health and social care integration.

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    Interview with Sachin Nanavati, Facebook Health


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    Interview with Piotr Wrzosinski


    Interview with Daniel Ghinn, Founder & CEO, CREATION


    Interview with Julie O' Donnell, Lundbeck


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    CREATION has worked in the healthcare sector for nearly two decades. In 2012, they developed CREATION Pinpoint – a proprietary technology platform, that isolates the voice of healthcare professionals on public social media. Combined with direct access to closed HCP networks, through human analysis, they deliver informed strategy and intelligence for the pharma and health industries.

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    Gate2Biotech is a portal that unites biotechnological community in Central Europe. It covers all the news in the field of biotechnology. Thanks to the the portal the companies engaged in the field can easily search for research institutions and other partners to solve technical problems they are facing and here they can also present their services offer to potential partners from the Czech Republic and abroad. Gate2Biotech portal serves as a bridge connecting scientific and commercial sector. It incorporates offices and support organizations dedicated to promoting transfer of innovative technologies into a unified communication platform of Czech and international biotechnologies. As a mediator of information it draws attention to biotechnologies and support of their application and transfer into practice. It also functions as a tool for encouraging non-professionals (especially scientists and students) towards innovative business or applied research.

    evvnt Ltd


    evvnt enables people all over the world to fill their events utilising the most effective event listing sites on the web. Every minute, with little more than a click, more events and conferences appear in listings, in search engines and on mobile - discoverable by both category and location. With next to no effort customers of evvnt get better attendance, while consumers find events they previously had no idea existed. To date customers in 70 countries worldwide have submitted over 500,000 thousand event listings, created over 300,000 live links, and generated 1 million clicks to ticketing and registration pages. Learn more at www.evvnt.com



    Established in October 2003, PharmiWeb Solutions is an energetic, innovative provider of web-based solutions for the pharmaceutical sector, with customers such as AstraZeneca, Roche, Servier Laboratories, and Merck With solutions in three key areas: Online Publishing, e-Business and Mobile Computing, we deliver connectivity – between people and applications – unlocking islands of data and knowledge. We own some of the sector’s most innovative Online Publications: PharmiWeb.com, HospitalPharma.com and Detail-Direct.com. We are actively developing solutions for Mobile Computing platforms. For example, our PharmiTabTM e-pharmacy solution runs real-time patient data and prescribing transactions in a busy hospital environment, on a TabletPC, wireless client/server platform. e-Business solutions range from e-Detailing, to Online Market Research, all designed to increase reach, increase sales, and to reduce administration and costs.



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    Drug Discovery Today


    Drug Discovery Today covers the whole of the preclinical drug discovery process. The reviews are cutting edge, written by experts in their respective fields and cover all aspects of drug discovery from genomic and proteomic approaches, computational drug design, medicinal chemistry and the translation of these sciences to therapies.

    Swiss Biotech Association


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    CanBiotech - A Portal and B2B Outsourcing Marketplace for the Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry. The Marketplace features the Outsourcing Services Showcase; the Portal features our biopharmaceutical and venture capital directories and databases. Publications include the BioMedical Outsourcing Report and the Bio Outsourcing Asia© Publication.

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    Founded in 2000, Technology Networks is established as the leading news provider for life science and drug discovery professionals. In addition, we provide unique content including webcasts, videos, application notes and posters from recent conferences. Our portfolio now includes around 30 focussed scientific communities, all of which are accessible free of charge within TechnologyNetworks.com

    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

    97 Cromwell Road
    London SW7 4DN
    United Kingdom

    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

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

    The hotel is just 2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road tube station for convenient travel to Hyde Park, London Eye, Tower Bridge plus more of London’s top attractions. There are also easy and direct links to some major transport hubs including Victoria, Kings Cross St Pancras, Paddington and Heathrow. 

    This distinctive hotel in south London has so much to offer to make all guests really feel at home. The latest Holiday Inn relaunch is not just about the new look and feel for the hotel but to offer guests more benefits during their stay including a pillow menu for extra comfort during their sleep and a curved shower rail for more spacious feel. 

    In addition to our 906 rooms, all business guests can take advantage of our meeting and conference facilities including High Speed Internet Access and unlimited Starbucks coffee at The Academy. Our hotel’s professional event planners are on board to help take the hard work and stress away from planning your next event. 

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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.

    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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