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SMi Group are thrilled to present the launch of Ophthalmic Drugs conference taking place on 28th & 29th November in London, UK.

Ocular disease therapy has seen a surge in innovation in areas ranging from glaucoma to macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. As ageing populations grow globally the need for treatment in this field has grown and is expected to reach a figure of $21 billion by the year 2022* (Source: Business Wire: *http://bit.ly/2rlECrh)

Ophthalmic Drugs will gather industry leaders to discuss the latest challenges and changes in the field of ophthalmology. Explore novel approaches to treatment, ocular medical devices, targeted drug delivery technology and real life challenges to pre-clinical and clinical trials in order to deepen your understanding of inherited ocular diseases.

Join us this November 2017 to arm yourself with the key requirements and tools for successful market entry through strategic direction on commercialisation; insight into potential therapeutic areas and critical updates on regulatory guidelines and stem cell therapy.
 

We Are One of A Kind...

Networking: We keep networking at the forefront when it comes to our attendees. Expand your community with every part of the industry and with the right people to benefit your company and develop your career.

The Agenda: Be sure to have your pen and pad ready at all times! A valuable time is spent to discover the latest trends and hottest topics in the industry to provide the best possible agenda for our attendees.

Location/Venue: Being held in the heart of London, 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. See the wonderful sights of Kensington, by visiting Kensington Palace, the historical Museums, or take a stroll in Kyoto Garden!

Onsite: Our knowledgeable events team will provide you with an exceptional service onsite. They will answer any questions you may have and inform you about any changes to the agenda.
 

The Conference:

- Real life case studies and developments in pre-clinical and clinical trial design and application

- Explore new approaches to drug delivery to the back of the eye and nanotechnology

- Discover innovation in diagnostic technology

- An exclusive regulatory keynote on medical devices and human factors

- Learn to tackle challenges in clinical trial recruitment and retention

- Explore various combination products improving health outcomes

- Exciting insight into stem cell and gene therapy

  • Network with industry professionals, and like minded individuals

Key Job Titles:

Chief, Vice Presidents, Heads, Senior Directors, Directors, Principals, Principal Scientists, Team/ Project Leaders, Clinicians, Clinical Trial Managers, Medical Officers of: 

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic devices
  • Drug Delivery
  • Drug discovery
  • Research and development
  • Clinical development
  • Quality assurance
  • Immunology, Inflammation and Allergies
  • Market Access

Global Presence:

Attendees from all over the world attend our events, gain hands on insight from representatives from UK, Europe and USA.
 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chair's Opening Remarks

Mitchell de Long

Mitchell de Long, Vice President, Chemistry, Aerie Pharmaceuticals

9:10 Novel LFA-1 Antagonist for treatment of Dry Eye Disease – Results from 5 adequate and well controlled trials of Lifitegrast

Amir  Shojaei

Amir Shojaei, Vice President, Global Development & Product Strategy Lead, Shire

• Challenges in drug development for Dry Eye disease
• Development Rationale behind lifitegrast
• Clinical results from four 12-week efficacy and safety studies and one long term (1-year) safety study
 

9:50 Novel pharmaceutical approaches in the treatment of presbyopia

Sunil  Shah

Sunil Shah, Director, Midland Eye

• Current management of presbyopia and unmet needs
• Potential therapeutic targets in presbyopia
• Overview of investigational drugs for the treatment of presbyopia

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Development of a lentiviral vector platform for the treatment of chronic ocular disease

Yatish  Lad

Yatish Lad, Senior Manager, Early Development Group, Oxford BioMedica

• Introduction to the LentiVector® platform
• Experience in translating from preclinical studies to First-in-Man clinical trials
• Demonstration of longterm clinical gene expression in patients with advanced wet age-related macular degeneration
• Current challenges and future goals
 

11:40 Preclinical ophthalmic drug discovery:Challenges and advances

Giedrius Kalesnykas

Giedrius Kalesnykas, Chief Executive Officer, Experimentica Ltd

• Preclinical models
• Advances in imaging modalities
• Functional read-outs
• Reference compounds

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: Applications of Emerging Computer Technologies to Drug Development

• Application of Emerging Technologies to Traditional Trial Design: Almira Chabi, Senior Director, Santen Inc
• Applications of Blockchain in Pharma and Drug Development: Francis Kendall, Technology Evaluation and Integration Leader Strategic Innovation, Roche
• The Changing Regulatory Landscape in the Context of Emerging Technologies: Malcolm Barratt-Johnson, Managing Director, PharmaMedic Consultancy Ltd
 

Almira  Chabi

Almira Chabi, Senior Director, Santen Inc

Francis Kendall

Francis Kendall, Digital Strategy Leader , Roche

Malcolm Barratt-Johnson

Malcolm Barratt-Johnson, Managing Director and Senior Consultant, PharmaMedic Consultancy Ltd

Matthias Birkhoff

Matthias Birkhoff, Vice President Business Development, Aptar Pharma

14:10 EyeSol® a non-aqueous, preservative-free ocular drug delivery technology with unique properties

Bernhard  Guenther

Bernhard Guenther, Co-Founder, Chief Innovation Officer, Novaliq GmbH

• EyeSol Technology
• non-aqueous, preservative-free
• poorly soluble drugs
• ophthalmic drug delivery
 

14:50 Afternoon Tea

15:20 Novel endpoints in ophthalmic clinical trials

Aniz Girach

Aniz Girach, Chief Medical Officer, NightstarX

• what are the key endpoints being explored now and in the future?
• what are the advantages and disadvantages of each key endpoint?
• Regulators’ feedback is relating to these endpoints
• What endpoints are realistically measurable in the timescale?

16:00 CLOSING KEYNOTE: Delivering breakthrough results in ophthalmology

Mitchell de Long

Mitchell de Long, Vice President, Chemistry, Aerie Pharmaceuticals

• The virtue of only doing one new thing at a time
• Building value through your IP portfolio
• Set and enforce success criteria
• Take reasonable risks as fast as possible

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

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chair's Opening Remarks

Naj  Sharif

Naj Sharif, Executive Director in R&D, Head, Global Alliances & External Research, Santen Inc

9:10 Development of the soloMER™ biologics platform for the site-specific treatment of eye disease

Andy Porter

Andy Porter, CTO, Elasmogen Ltd

• Introduction to the soloMER™ biologics platform
• Target selection and in vitro and in vivo potency
• Site-specific and intracellular delivery of biologics
• Intra-ocular delivery of biologics – early but promising success

9:50 36 month intra-vitreal steroid implant for chronic diabetic macular oedema

Steve Morris

Steve Morris, VP, Medical Director, UK and Head of Medical Affairs EU, Alimera Sciences

• The evolution of treatment options for patients with DMO
• Product design and development
• Trials and tribulations - The challenges encountered in clinical development and market access
• The importance of Real World Data

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Non-invasive therapies for diabetic macular oedema and non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy

Victor Chong

Victor Chong, Global Head of Ophthalmology, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG

• Current gold standard – anti-VEGF / steroids /conventional laser
• Oral therapy for DME
• Oral therapy for NPDR
• Light and laser therapy for DME

11:40 Novel prostaglandins, conjugate products and MIGS for glaucoma treatment

Naj  Sharif

Naj Sharif, Executive Director in R&D, Head, Global Alliances & External Research, Santen Inc

• Omidenepag Isopropyl: a novel agonist of prostaglandin EP2 receptors to lower IOP
• The use of conjugate drugs and combination products
• InnFocus Microshunt MIGS Device for robust IOP reduction

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Current challenges for clinical development in ophthalmology

Sergio Leal

Sergio Leal , Director, Global Clinical Leader, Bayer

• Currently accepted regulatory endpoints for clinical trials in ophthalmology
• Defining unmet needs
• Resetting the bar for relevant efficacy gains
• Bridging the gap between patient complaints and outcome measures

13:50 New technologies in ophthalmic drug delivery

Matthias Birkhoff

Matthias Birkhoff, Vice President Business Development, Aptar Pharma

• Poor patient compliance is a major impediment to effective treatments in eye care
• Preservatives are often associated with negative side effects and consequently do affect patient adherence
• Novel drug delivery systems can contribute to patient adherence and have even been approved by the FDA
• Monitoring systems for clinical trials are a revolutionary method to ease work of clinicians and make clinical data more reliable

14:30 Afternoon Tea and Chairmans Closing Remarks

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Amir  Shojaei

Amir Shojaei

Vice President, Global Development & Product Strategy Lead, Shire
Bernhard  Guenther

Bernhard Guenther

Co-Founder, Chief Innovation Officer, Novaliq GmbH
Mitchell de Long

Mitchell de Long

Vice President, Chemistry, Aerie Pharmaceuticals
Naj  Sharif

Naj Sharif

Executive Director in R&D, Head, Global Alliances & External Research, Santen Inc
Victor Chong

Victor Chong

Global Head of Ophthalmology, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG

Almira Chabi

Senior Director, Santen Inc
Almira  Chabi

Amir Shojaei

Vice President, Global Development & Product Strategy Lead, Shire
Amir  Shojaei

Andy Porter

CTO, Elasmogen Ltd
Andy Porter

Aniz Girach

Chief Medical Officer, NightstarX
Aniz Girach

Bernhard Guenther

Co-Founder, Chief Innovation Officer, Novaliq GmbH
Bernhard  Guenther

Francis Kendall

Digital Strategy Leader , Roche
Francis Kendall

Giedrius Kalesnykas

Chief Executive Officer, Experimentica Ltd
Giedrius Kalesnykas

Malcolm Barratt-Johnson

Managing Director and Senior Consultant, PharmaMedic Consultancy Ltd
Malcolm Barratt-Johnson

Matthias Birkhoff

Vice President Business Development, Aptar Pharma
Matthias Birkhoff

Mitchell de Long

Vice President, Chemistry, Aerie Pharmaceuticals
Mitchell de Long

Naj Sharif

Executive Director in R&D, Head, Global Alliances & External Research, Santen Inc
Naj  Sharif

Sergio Leal

Director, Global Clinical Leader, Bayer
Sergio Leal

Steve Morris

VP, Medical Director, UK and Head of Medical Affairs EU, Alimera Sciences
Steve Morris

Sunil Shah

Director, Midland Eye
Sunil  Shah

Victor Chong

Global Head of Ophthalmology, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
Victor Chong

Yatish Lad

Senior Manager, Early Development Group, Oxford BioMedica
Yatish  Lad

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

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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[SPEAKER INTERVIEW] Bernhard Guenther, Co-Founder & CIO - Novaliq GmbH

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Sponsors and Exhibitors


Experimentica Ltd.

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.experimentica.com

Experimentica Ltd. is a Finland-based contract research organisation (CRO) dedicated to developing and offering preclinical ocular models and services to clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech and academic sectors. Founded in 2013 Experimentica Ltd. offers exclusively in-house expertise and an industry-leading portfolio of functional assays and in vivo imaging for preclinical ocular models. The mission of Experimentica Ltd. is to bridge a gap between the development of novel ocular models and their use in developing clinical applications.


Leica Microsystems

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.leica-microsystems.com

Leica Microsystems develops and manufactures microscopes and scientific instruments for the analysis of microstructures and nanostructures. It is one of the market leaders in compound and stereo microscopy, digital microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy with related imaging systems, electron microscopy sample preparation, and surgical microscopes.

Media Partners


touchOPHTHALMOLOGY

Official Media Partner
http://www.touchophthalmology.com/

touchOPHTHALMOLOGY.com is an independent information resource designed to support physicians, clinicians and related healthcare professionals in continuously developing their knowledge, effectiveness and productivity, with open access articles and multimedia content. touchOPHTHALMOLOGY.com is an independent information resource designed to support physicians, clinicians and related healthcare professionals in continuously developing their knowledge, effectiveness and productivity, with open access articles and multimedia content.

Media Partners


PWTV

Official Online Media Partners
www.pharmaworld.tv

The dedicated Audio Visual file sharing platform for the Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences and The Animal Health Industry. Use the power of Audio and Visual to give a clearer information to your clients. www.pharmaworld.tv

Media Partners


TVST

Official Publication
http://tvst.arvojournals.org/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=media%20partner&utm_campaign=Ophthalmic%20drugs

Translational Vision Science & Technology (TVST) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that covers broad spectrum of work from scientists and clinicians with diverse backgrounds ranging from basic chemistry to ophthalmic surgery. TVST has an impact factor of 2.221.

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BioChem Adda

Supporters
https://www.biochemadda.com/

BioChem Adda is a Not-just-for-Profit organization which aims to bring out the most reliable and transparent information about everything related to jobs, careers, education, news, articles, and events from the field of BioSciences and Chemistry!


Bentham Science

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Bentham Science Publishers is a major STM journal publisher of 116 titles and 200 plus open access journals and print/online book series (Bentham eBooks). Bentham Science answers the information needs of the pharmaceutical and biomedical research community. Leading journals include Current Drug Metabolism (Impact Factor 5.113) and Current Medicinal Chemistry (Impact Factor 4.859): FREE online journals and information: www.benthamscience.com


GBI

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http://www.gbihealth.com/

GBI is an information, applications, and services company focused on the healthcare industry. Leveraging data from across the healthcare value chain, GBI creates web and mobile applications that enable individuals and organizations to make better decisions and communicate more effectively.


Labsave

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Labsave is the leading savings website for Laboratory Equipment and Lab Supplies. We work closely with the top suppliers in the world to bring you the best products at the most competitive prices. We are constantly striving to secure the biggest and most exclusive offers that you won’t find anywhere else! http://www.labsave.com/


Pharmavision

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http://www.pharmavision.co.uk

PharmaVision offers a consultancy service providing independent pharmaceutical thematic research to the healthcare industry, the investment community and competitive intelligence specialists. We perform due diligence research and provide expert commentary in healthcare. Our reports combine scientific analysis in drug delivery, R&D technologies and pharmaceutical products including patient modelling, product/technology forecasts and market trends evaluation.


International Pharmaceutical Industry

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http://www.ipimediaworld.com

IPI gives you an insight into all areas of Biopharm, Medical, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare. IPI provides a proven supportive means of communication to the Pharmaceutical, Bio Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical and Medical Devices industry, incorporating the latest in research and technology innovations, regulatory guidelines, marketing and communication strategies.


World Pharma News

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http://www.worldpharmanews.com/



Swiss Biotech Association

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http://www.swissbiotech.org/

The Swiss Biotech Association (SBA) is the national industry association for biotechnology, including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, agriculture, food, cosmetics, environmental biotechnology, and specialty chemicals. Members are companies active in modern biotechnology, such as R&D, Production, Marketing and Sales, Finance, Services and Consulting. SBA provides a networking platform for Life Science clusters, academic and federal institutions the like. Founded in March 1998, the Association grows steadily.


ASD MEDIA

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http://www.asd-network.com

Professionals in the Aerospace & Defence market use the ASD Media internet platforms to:
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The ASD Media platforms are well known and used intensively, your company is able to benefit from these large numbers of users. Be informed with ASD-Network; Create exposure for your company with ASDSource, distribute your news with ASDWire or advertise with us, build your brand and increase traffic to your company’s website.

For more detailed information please contact with: ASD MEDIA
Stefan.koopman@asdmedia.nl


Journal for Clinical Studies – Your Resource for Multisite Studies & Emerging Markets

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http://www.JforCS.com

Published bi-monthly.JCS is a unique journal, dedicated to providing information to the global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices and contract research organisations. JCS details practical and theoretical operational procedures, challenges, validatory and regulatory guidelines when conducting trials on a multisite basis and particularly within the emerging markets, naïve patient population, and remote access areas. JCS provides country by country objectives and uniquely brings you experiences in therapeutic areas of Liver diseases, kidney diseases, insect borne diseases, malnutrition and under nutrition. JCS is led by a strong editorial advisory board sourced out for their experiences; you will get the most practical insight for your global studies. JCS invites you to join us, write for us, feature your experiences with us, advertise your capabilities with us, and ask our advisory board for suggestions and guidelines. Let us make health care available to all.


EIN News

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EIN News is the world leader in industry focused online news monitoring. Thousands of leading companies, institutions and global professionals from business, industry, and government rely on EIN News as an indispensable resource. Our systems continuously scan the web, indexing news from thousands of worldwide sources. The news you need is then organized by advanced software systems managed by a team of professional news editors. Everything we do is focused on streamlining your news searches and research in order to save you time and money.


Absave

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http://www.absave.com

Absave.com is the leading savings website for Antibodies and Immunological Products. Search our extensive database of Antibodies, Kits, Proteins & Peptides, Reagents, etc. to find the best savings!


Contract Biotechnology

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http://www.contract-biotechnology.com

Contract-Biotechnology.com is a web-based platform for laboratory outsourcing solutions. We are an online R&D matching tool that connects Scientifics and organizations involved in discovery, development and delivery of new healthcare products with service and products providers worldwide. Life science information technology is undergoing a revolution. Part of that revolution involves new, unexplored business models, open innovation, open data and collaboration. If you have a project or idea that you would like to propose, develop or run, we can help. A New Collaboration Network Model for Discovery Research and Development • Effective Platform: the 95% • 5.000 registered users // > 15.000 Newsletter subscribers • Geographical background: 45,5% Europe / 37,5% North America / 16,5% Asia / 0,5% ROW • Professional background: Outsourcing Manager, Project Manager, CEO, Business Developer, CSO, Account Manager, Sales & Marketing People, Scientists, R&D. For further information, please visit our website www.contract-biotechnology.com


Pharmalicensing

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Pharmalicensing (www.pharmalicensing.com) is the premier biopharmaceutical Open Innovation resource designed for professionals involved with partnering, licensing and business development worldwide. Actively supporting all forms of partnering and in- and out-licensing activities, Pharmalicensing utilizes the unique Partnering Search service and its global network of industry experts to enable companies to identify and engage with appropriate partners around the world. Pharmalicensing, and its sister service Medical Device Licensing (www.medicaldevicelicensingcom) are actively utilized by over 200,000 industry professionals each month. Pharmalicensing is a division of IP Technology Exchange, Inc.


Drug Discovery Today

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Drug Discovery Today is one of the most cited review journals in the field of drug discovery, with an impact factor of 6.422.
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Technology Networks

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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


Inderscience Publishers

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Biosave

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Medical Device Network

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http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/

Medicaldevice-network.com is your one stop for information on the medical device industry, covering everything along the supply chain from biomaterials and materials solutions to electronics, packaging, motors and motion control, outsourcing and more. Through our international team of journalists, we cover diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, standards, treatment and technology – all you need as a professional in the medical industry to stay abreast of the latest developments in your field.


Pharmaceutical Technology

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Gate2Biotech

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place
Kensington
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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WHAT IS CPD?

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.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

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.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

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.

GLOBAL CPD

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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Opening Hours: 9.00 - 17.30 (local time)
SMi Group Ltd, 1 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7XW, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7827 6000 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7827 6001
Website: http://www.smi-online.co.uk Email: events@smi-online.co.uk
Registered in England No: 3779287 VAT No: GB 976 2951 71




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