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This workshop will provide guidance and advice on how to successfully incorporate Human Factors into prefilled devices. Improve your understanding of Human Factors for pre-filled syringes in the context of the whole user interface; including instructional material, training and packaging. Learn to succeed in the application of Human Factors in pre-filled devices to enable delivery of high quality, market leading devices.

• How to successfully incorporate Human Factors into device development
• Considerations for design and evaluation
• Navigating regulations and seeking approval
• Ensuring success; case study examples
• How to balance safety, usability and commercial success

Those involved in pre-filled device development, with an interest or need to improve their knowledge, understanding and application of Human Factors

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Workshop Leader's opening remarks and introduction

9:10 Incorporating Human Factors into prefilled device development

Melanie Turieo

Melanie Turieo, Director, Human Factors Engineering, Cambridge Consultants Ltd
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• What to consider when making your device Human
o Design Intent
o Tests and evaluations
o Seeking regulatory approval – what to provide to gain regulatory approval

9:40 Case study examples – common pitfalls vs success stories

Melanie Turieo

Melanie Turieo, Director, Human Factors Engineering, Cambridge Consultants Ltd
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10:10 Discussion

11:00 The bigger picture; Human Factors as an ecosystem consideration

Melanie Turieo

Melanie Turieo, Director, Human Factors Engineering, Cambridge Consultants Ltd
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• Human Factors is not a stand-alone consideration
• Balancing safety, usability and commercial success

12:00 Discussion

12:30 Workshop leader’s comments and close of workshop



Melanie Turieo

Melanie Turieo

Director, Human Factors Engineering, Cambridge Consultants Ltd

Melanie Turieo

Director, Human Factors Engineering, Cambridge Consultants Ltd
Melanie Turieo

Melanie Turieo is a Director in Cambridge Consultants’ Global MedTech division, and Department Leader for Human Centered Design. Melanie has over 20 years’ experience providing Human Factors expertise to the design and development of regulated and safety-critical items, including medical, military and consumer products. Her technical expertise has focused for the last 10 years on Human Factors Engineering in the design and development of medical products, and she has extensive experience designing and conducting user research for medical devices, especially drug delivery systems including injection and inhalation technology.

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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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