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SMi’s Inaugural Conference
Medical Wearables for Biosensors Post-Conference Workshops
October 27, 2021 | Virtual Conference: Online Access Only

The global wearable biosensors market is a rapidly expanding industry with increasingly growing potential for applications in healthcare and technological advances. With potential in remote patient monitoring, diagnosis and detection of disease, biosensors and wearable devices are gaining substantial interest due to their opportunities to offer continuous and reliable physiological information allowing for better support of patient needs.

Aparito is a med-tech company specialising in capturing patient generated data and digital endpoints remotely, with a specific expertise in decentralised/ hybrid studies. As a leading provider of mHealth and remote patient monitoring technology with specialist regulatory and clinical expertise, with our technology it is possible to capture Real-World Patient Data through a variety of sources. These include eQuestionnaires, videos, voice, pictures and wearable device integration.

As trials globally moves to a more digitalized approach we are at the forefront of this. Aparito is uniquely positioned to rapidly provide a wide-ranging technology solution for the collection of eCOA and ePROs and general data collection. To continue with the fantastic research that is done globally it is important to understand how technology can be implemented to ensure trials are able to continue.

  • Understand the needs to implement technology
  • Understand the technology that is available
  • Learn more around how this can directly benefit the patients

Executives, Directors, VPs, Heads, Principals, Managers of:

  • Digital health and connectivity
  • Smart device developers
  • Device manufacturers
  • Biosensors
  • Wearable devices
  • Connected Devices
  • Microneedle Patches
  • Human Factors
  • Packaging
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Medical Device Data

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introductions

Gary McNamara

Gary McNamara, Senior Delivery Manager, Aparito
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9:10 Why technology and why now?

  • Why do we need technology to aid research?
  • How can this help us understand the disease more?
  • Gary McNamara

    Gary McNamara, Senior Delivery Manager, Aparito
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    9:50 What technology is out there?

    How the technology landscape has changed over the last 6 years.
    What kind of technology is available?
    How do you know which technology will work for you?

    Gary McNamara

    Gary McNamara, Senior Delivery Manager, Aparito
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    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 How technology can change the patient experience

  • Understanding the patients’ needs.
  • What do we need to think about to improve the experience?
  • How can technology increase adherence levels within a study.
  • Gary McNamara

    Gary McNamara, Senior Delivery Manager, Aparito
    View Bio

    12:20 Closing Remarks

    Gary McNamara

    Gary McNamara, Senior Delivery Manager, Aparito
    View Bio

    12:30 End of Workshop



    Gary McNamara

    Gary McNamara

    Senior Delivery Manager, Aparito

    Gary McNamara

    Senior Delivery Manager, Aparito
    Gary McNamara

    Prior to this role Gary served 15 years in the British Army. His career started in Bomb Disposal before retraining to become an exercise rehabilitation instructor at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court. Gary has vast experience in seeing the stress that traveling too and from medical appointments can bring and the effect this can cause on a patients care pathway.


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    ‘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.

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    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.


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