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The SMi group are thrilled to announce their 5th Molecular Diagnostics Conference! The meeting is convening in central London on 9th-10th July 2018, with two half-day post-conference workshops on 11th July 2018.


The global molecular diagnostics market is forecast to reach over $10 Billion USD in the next three years, at a CAGR of 9.1% from 2016 to 2021*. In this ever-evolving universe of molecular diagnostics, it is vital to keep up with emerging and developing technologies, products and applications. Furthermore, companies must comply to the constantly changing regulatory environment and tackle the challenging process of implementing these regulations.
Therefore, the SMi Group welcome you to explore the expanding market opportunities, latest diagnostic advancements and regulatory requirements in their 5th Molecular Diagnostics Conference.


KEY THEMES FOR MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS 2018:

  • Regulatory changes, challenges and outlook 
  • Advances in laboratory technologies, including: biochips, nanotechnologies and proteomic technologies
  • Personalised medicine & pharmacogenomics 
  • Diagnostic methods at the point of care
  • Molecular Diagnostics in Prenatal, Infectious Disease and Cancer

(*The Market Report can be found here: https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/molecular-diagnostic-market-833.html.)
 

The Conference:

  • Hear the latest regulatory updates
  • Benchmark against other industry leaders in implementation strategies for regulations
  • Discover advancements in laboratory technologies, including: biochips, nanotechnologies and proteomic technologies
  • Evaluate the newest techniques and updates that provide faster, more precise diagnostics
  • Explore the latest developments in prenatal, immunology and oncology diagnostics

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 Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a few 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.

Attendees will primarily be drawn from the following backgrounds/departments: Molecular Diagnostic, Cancer Immunology, Immunobiology, Biomarkers, Radiation Oncology, Therapeutic Radiology, Translational Medicine, Translational Assays Technologies, Companion Diagnostics, Clinical Chemistry, Experimental Medicine and Diagnostics.


They will include Leads, Directors, Heads, Project Managers, Principal Investigators, Principal Scientists, Senior Scientists, Research Scientist, Professors, Researchers and Clinical Analysts, amongst others.
 

Past Attendees include:

Adams Business Associates; AstraZeneca; BioKit SA; Buehlmann Laboratories A G; Cambridge Isotope Laboratories Inc.; Clinica World Medical Technology News; Enigma Diagnostics Ltd; Frost & Sullivan; Future Drug Ltd; Genzyme Analytical Services; GlaxoSmithKline; Human Genetic Signatures; Imperial College London; Institute of Food Research (The); Integrated Medicines; LabCorp; Leiden Univ Medical Center; Leomics Consulting; Medical College of Wisconsin; MHRA; National Genetics Reference Lab, Manchester; Qiagen Ltd; QuantuMDx Group Ltd; Radiometer Medical APS; Roche Diagnostics Ltd; University of Edinburgh; Vivacta Ltd;

VENUE

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

97 Cromwell Road , London, United Kingdom

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. 

So whether you in London on business or pleasure, make the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum your first choice of hotel and book your accommodation for our lowest internet rate guarantee. 

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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. 

So whether you in London on business or pleasure, make the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum your first choice of hotel and book your accommodation for our lowest internet rate guarantee. 

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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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