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In association with
GlaxoSmithKline Clinical Imaging Centre

Why should you attend this event?

By attending this Master Class, you will be able to

Understand the requirements for data management
Learn from those successfully implementing data management strategies
Discover ways to improve your current data management strategy
Maximise efficiency by employing the most effective approach

Where does the event take place?

This Master Class will take place in central London, UK

What is this event about?

The volume of data produced when implementing medical imaging in the Pharmaceutical industry is huge.  With applications in drug discovery & development along with clinical trials, data retention policies also mean this data may need to be stored for many years, in accordance with regulatory guidelines.  This can present a huge problem to those generating and storing the data.  Settling on an efficient data management system can be the key to minimising the difficulties for those involved.

Who is leading this event?

The Master Class is being led by Omer Casher, Manager, Medical Imaging IT, GSK Clinical Imaging Centre

Omer Casher has been with GSK for 10 years and is based at the Clinical Imaging Centre (CIC) at Hammersmith hospital.  At the CIC, he managed the implementation of the complete IT infrastructure, including a Siemens PACS/RIS solution.  He is currently focussing on high volume late phase multi-centre clinical trials and LIMS activities.  Prior to moving to the CIC, he worked as a Project Manager and Information Architect in Discovery IT where he was instrumental in the deployment of the Electronic Laboratory Notebook and an Experimental Protocol Management system into production.  Before joining GSK, Omer was a Product Manager at MSI (now Accelrys).  Additional professional interests include the Semantic Web, Electronic Publishing and Data Integration.  In his spare time Omer is completing his PhD thesis entitled "Internet based Molecular Collaborative and Publishing Tools" under Prof. Henry Rzepa at Imperial College London.  With Prof. Rzepa, he recently published an article in J. Chem. Inf. Model. entitled "SemanticEye: A Semantic Web Application to Rationalize and Enhance Chemical Electronic Publishing".

Omer Casher

Who should attend this event?

Chief Executives, Vice Presidents, Heads, Directors, Chief Scientists and Project Leaders of

  • Medical Imaging
  • Data Management
  • Data Protection
  • Archiving
  • Clinical Trials

Masterclass programme

9:00 Registration and coffee

9:30 Welcome and introductions

9:40 Data Management Workflow

10:10 DICOM Standard

10:40 Metadata

11:10 Morning coffee

11:30 Architecture, Integration and Future Proofing

12:00 Data Management IT Systems

12:30 Networking lunch

13:30 Multi-Centre Clinical Trials and Image Data Transfer

14:00 Regulatory Requirements for Data Management and Preparing for Audits

14:40 Discussion - Current Strategies in your Company

15:20 Afternoon tea

15:50 Case Study

16:20 Q&A

16:30 Close of Master Class


Millennium Gloucester Hotel

Harrington Gardens
London SW7 4LH
United Kingdom

Millennium Gloucester Hotel



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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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