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As one of the most impactful pharmaceuticals for maintaining public health, antibiotics have been around since early 20th century and have since shown a need for significant progress in recent years. This is mainly due to its broad and indiscriminate use which has slowly given birth to multi- to extensively-drug resistant bacteria rendering our current last-resort antibiotic arsenal, including colistin, carbapenems, 3rd and 4th generation cephalosporins, useless.


This year’s event aims to showcase a suite of sessions focused on novel drugs and approaches, particularly highlighting non-traditional and traditional therapies that provide an innovative means to spearhead the issue. The conference will also place significant emphasis on the much-needed support for innovative approaches such as sessions tackling the funding and support and the regulation that provides guidance towards the goal of ameliorating the continued rise of anti-microbial resistance AMR.


It is crucial to bring industry leaders together to discuss the strategies in place that reduce AMR, evaluate the role pharmaceutical companies and funding bodies play in reducing AMR, learn about new diagnostics approaches to identify AMR and consider novel candidates and alternatives to anti-microbials. Join us in March 2020, along with leaders from the pharmaceutical industry, academia, regulatory and funding bodies, and public-private partnerships to discuss the way forward.

 

ACS Dobfar SpA; Aelin Therapeutics; Akthelia Pharmaceuticals; AMR Centre; Bioharmony Therapeutics; BioVersys AG; Blueberry Therapeutics Ltd; Case Western Reserve University; Centauri Therapeutics; Charles River; Chemical Biology Ventures; Destiny Pharma; Drug Discovery Today; Evotec (UK) Ltd; Evotec UK Ltd; F2G Ltd; Fairy Gut Mother; Genentech; GSK; Helperby; HPRA; King Abdulaziz University; LifeArc; Meiji Seika Pharma Co. Ltd.; Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd.; Morton Findlay Associates Ltd; MycoBiologics at University of Aberdeen; Nektr Technologies; Oxford University; Phico Therapeutics; PSI CRO AG; Russell Publishing Ltd; SCYNEXIS Inc; Therapeutics; TranScrip Partners; University of Birmingham; University Of Liverpool; University of North Texas Health Science Center; Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; Wellcome Trust; WHO; Wollongong Hospital;

Conference programme

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Yuri Gleba

Yuri Gleba, CEO, Nomad Bioscience GMBH
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9:10 Exploring new classes of non-antibiotic antibacterial proteins: Colicins and Colicin-like Bacteriocins

Yuri Gleba

Yuri Gleba, CEO, Nomad Bioscience GMBH
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• Origins of non-antibiotic antibacterial proteins – a brief history
• A brief summary of the efficacy and potency of bacteriocins
• Methods and approach to bacteriocin expression – plant hosts
• Key commercialisation aspects, challenges and product candidates
 

9:50 Development of non-traditional agents and alternatives to antibiotics

Peter Warn

Peter Warn, SVP Anti-infective Discovery, Evotec Inc

• Neutralising virulence effectors
• CAL02: agent chemistry and activity
• Showcasing the results of CAL02 randomised, double-blind, multicentre, placebo-controlled trial
• Exploring the current regulatory landscape around neutralisation of virulence factors and beyond
 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Exploring Direct Lytic Agents (DLAs) and their potential as a successful disruptive anti-infective technology

Cara Cassino

Cara Cassino, Chief Medical Officer, ContraFect
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• Analysing the characteristics and benefits of DLAs against drug-resistant pathogens
• A look at the broad-based Gram-negative discovery program that optimises and develops DLA targets
• Explore the Exebacase performance as the only lysin to enter human clinical trials in the US entering phase 3
• Gain insight into the progress of the pipeline: GN Lysins and Amurins
• Evaluating the future outlook of DLA therapeutics
 

11:40 Candida auris: rise of a superbug

Nkechi Azie

Nkechi Azie, Vice President , Scynexis
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• Background, epidemiology and global spread
• Why Candida auris presents a significant cause for concern
• The concern for AMR and the potential utility of new antifungals such as Ibrexafungerp
 

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 The BARDA Antibacterials Program

Brian  Tse

Brian Tse, Health Scientist, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)
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  •  Learn about the mission of ASPR and BARDA, and how it relates to the development of antibacterials
  • Find out about BARDA’s current antibiotic R&D partnerships 
  • Hear about BARDA’s contributions to the antibiotic development space 
  • Explore BARDA funding opportunities

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    14:00 Immunomodulatory Therapies

    Pedro Madureira

    Pedro Madureira, CSO, Immunethep
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    • Extracellular Bacterial GAPDH
    • Common Virulence Mechanism
    • Restore Immune system ability to control infection
     

    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Panel Discussion: The development of non-traditional therapies in ID: known and unknown hurdles

    • What are non-traditional therapies?
    • Could efficacy assessments (non-clinical and clinical) used for antibiotics apply to non-traditional agents?
    • Are there alternatives to antibiotics or to be administered in combination with antibiotics?
    • What are the regulatory guidelines for the development of non-traditional therapies?
    • What is the place of non-traditional therapies in terms of financial support and regulatory designations?
    • How do non-traditional therapies address the resistance threat?
     

    Cara Cassino

    Cara Cassino, Chief Medical Officer, ContraFect
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    Lorenzo Corsini

    Lorenzo Corsini, Co-Founder, CEO, Research & Development, Phagomed Biopharma GmbH
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    Michael Dawson

    Michael Dawson, Director, Mike Dawson Antimicrobial Research Consultancy Ltd
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    16:10 Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Cara Cassino

    Cara Cassino, Chief Medical Officer, ContraFect
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    9:40 Chair's Opening Remarks

    Michael Dawson

    Michael Dawson, Director, Mike Dawson Antimicrobial Research Consultancy Ltd
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    9:50 Evaluating the utility of machine learning and AI in antibiotic drug discovery

    Paul Finn

    Paul Finn, CEO, Oxford Drug Design
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    • Explore the applicability of machine learning and AI in accelerating antibiotic drug discovery and development
    • The technology behind the machine: proprietary 3D ElectroShape technology and the Scopius compound database
    • Case study: Aminoacyl tRNA (aaRS) Synthetase Inhibitors
    • See the opportunities and challenges that face regulator and clinician acceptance
     

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Preclinical development of metallo-β-Lactamase inhibitor (ANT2681) in combination with meropenem as a potent agent against NDM-CRE

    Martin Everett

    Martin Everett, Chief Scientific Officer , Antabio

    • Worldwide CRE prevalence summary
    • Discovery of a novel MBL-inhibitor: ANT431 and reinstating susceptibility
    • Progress of the MBLi programme towards a preclinical candidate: ANT2681
    • The future of antibiotic adjuvants and combination therapies
     

    11:40 Discovery of Dabocins, a novel class of non-β-lactam PBP inhibitors

    Francois Moreau

    Francois Moreau, Scientific Director, Mutabilis S A
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    • EBL-1463 is a DBO-based covalent inhibitor of Penicillin-Binding Proteins 1a, 2, 3
    • It is stable to class A, B, C, D β-lactamases, direct-acting and bactericidal against Enterobacterales
    • Overview of MIC profiles and in vivo efficacy against highly resistant MBL-producing CRE
    • Early PK/PD and human dose prediction
     

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Novel Immunotherapeutics to target Gram-negative bacterial infections

    Mike  Westby

    Mike Westby, Director, Centauri Therapeutics

    • Natural antibodies and the discovery of alpha-Gal
    • Alphamer platform and how to harness the power of the immune system
    • ABX01 mechanism of action in vitro and in vivo
    • Translation of immune-recruiting agents in preclinical PK/PD
     

    14:00 Precision biofilm disruption and vaginome editing with phage-based technologies

    Lorenzo Corsini

    Lorenzo Corsini, Co-Founder, CEO, Research & Development, Phagomed Biopharma GmbH
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    • PhagoMed is an Austrian pre-clinical biotech company focused on developing treatments against persistent, biofilm-associated infections. We will present two of our key assets
    • PM-398: PhagoMed’s cocktail of natural, propagating S. aureus phages could transform the standard of care in implant associated infections
    • PM-477: PhagoMed’s recombinant, Gardnerella-specific endolysin precisely edits the vaginal microbiome and is being developed for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis
     

    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Inhibition of bacterial cell-wall biosynthesis by carbohydrate scaffolds targeting the glycosyltransferase activity of penicillin-binding proteins

    David Roper

    David Roper, Professor of Biochemistry and Structural Biology, University of Warwick
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    • Penicillin binding proteins (PBPs) as excellent targets for antibacterials as exemplified by the mode of action of beta-lactams
    • Class A PBPs are responsible for the polymerisation of the peptidoglycan precursor, Lipid II into a glycan polymer required for subsequent transpeptidation crosslinking reactions by all PBPs
    • Development of a series of sugar base inhibitors of this process with promising in-vitro in-vivo properties of this Class A PBP polymerisation process
    • Exploring the mode of action providing a novel perspective on targeting bacterial cell wall biosynthesis
     

    15:50 Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Michael Dawson

    Michael Dawson, Director, Mike Dawson Antimicrobial Research Consultancy Ltd
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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Antonio Perez

    Antonio Perez

    Chief Medical Officer, Senior Subject Matter Expert, Combioxin SA
    Brian  Tse

    Brian Tse

    Health Scientist, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)
    Cara Cassino

    Cara Cassino

    Chief Medical Officer, ContraFect
    Colm Leonard

    Colm Leonard

    Consultant Clinical Adviser to NICE/Consultant Thoracic Physician & Honorary Professor of Medicine, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, NICE
    Francois Moreau

    Francois Moreau

    Scientific Director, Mutabilis S A
    Martin Everett

    Martin Everett

    Chief Scientific Officer , Antabio
    Nkechi Azie

    Nkechi Azie

    Vice President , Scynexis
    Paul Finn

    Paul Finn

    CEO, Oxford Drug Design
    Pedro Madureira

    Pedro Madureira

    CSO, Immunethep
    Peter Warn

    Peter Warn

    SVP Anti-infective Discovery, Evotec Inc
    Yuri Gleba

    Yuri Gleba

    CEO, Nomad Bioscience GMBH

    Antonio Perez

    Chief Medical Officer, Senior Subject Matter Expert, Combioxin SA
    Antonio Perez

    I hold +31-year in pharmaceuticals including Head of Development of Anti-Infectives at Novartis and Roche´s spin-off, Basilea , in Switzerland; Almirall (Head of Development) and Esteve (Medical Director and Board member), in Spain. In ID I am/was consultant at LASCCO/Combioxin, Eurostars, Abionic, Debiopharm, Kenta Biotech, The Medicines Company, etc). With experience in several C-Boards, Steering committees and worldwide teams, with cross-functional activities with Marketing, Business Development, Finances, Regulatory Affairs, and Research. My projects have been carried out in all continents, from Phase I to IV, having met several Regulatory Agencies (e.g. FDA, EMA, MHRA, PEI, BfArM, Swiss-Medic, ANSM, MPA, AEMPS).

     

    Brian Tse

    Health Scientist, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)
    Brian  Tse

    Brian Tse is currently serving as a Health Scientist at the Biomedical Advanced Research & Development Authority (BARDA), the lead organization in the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services for the advanced development and acquisition of medical countermeasures for public health emergencies involving chemical, biological, and radiological/nuclear threats (CBRN), pandemic influenza, and emerging infectious diseases.
    Brian has worked in a variety of threat areas spanning BARDA’s CBRN programs, helping to establish portfolios focused on thermal burn treatments, blood products, and chemical threat countermeasures. He also served on detail in BARDA’s front office as the interim Chief-of-Staff for the current BARDA Director. He is now serving in BARDA’s antibacterial program, with a focus on developing new treatments to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
    His service at BARDA began in the fall of 2010 while serving as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow. Prior to this, Brian also served as a Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Academies.
    Brian completed his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at Harvard University in 2008 as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Upon receiving his doctorate, he briefly joined the Harvard faculty as a Preceptor, where his work focused on developing new undergraduate science curricula. He is also an alumnus of the University at Buffalo (SUNY).

     

    Cara Cassino

    Chief Medical Officer, ContraFect
    Cara Cassino

    Dr. Cassino has over 20 years of experience as a clinician and executive in healthcare, including extensive experience in pharmaceutical product development and over 20 successful regulatory submissions in the US and globally. Dr Cassino joined ContraFect Corporation in 2015 and currently serves as Executive Vice President of Research and Development, and Chief Medical Officer. Prior to joining ContraFect, Dr. Cassino served as Senior Vice President at Forest Laboratories, Inc (acquired by Actavis plc, now Allergan plc), where she oversaw Global Clinical Development across 4 therapeutic areas, including Antiinfectives. While at Forest, she was responsible for pre- and post-marketing clinical activities for a portfolio of 35 compounds, and also clinical due diligence for M&A activity including the $2.9 billion acquisition of Aptalis Pharma and the $1.1 billion acquisition of Furiex Pharmaceuticals. Prior to this, Dr. Cassino held a number of senior executive positions at Pfizer, including Global Medical Team Leader of Pfizer's antibacterial franchise which included Zyvox (linezolid) and Medical Development Group VP for Pulmonary Vascular Disease and Rare Diseases. Dr. Cassino also served as Executive Medical Director for the late stage US respiratory franchise at Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and was a member of the academic faculty of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at New York University School of Medicine.
    Dr. Cassino received her BA, summa cum laude, in Chemistry and Fine Arts from New York University (NYU) where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa, followed by an M.D. from NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Cassino completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at NYU/Bellevue Hospital and a fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine at NYU and Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr Cassino is Board Certified in both internal medicine and pulmonary medicine.
     

    Colm Leonard

    Consultant Clinical Adviser to NICE/Consultant Thoracic Physician & Honorary Professor of Medicine, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, NICE
    Colm Leonard

    Following undergraduate training in Dublin, and post-graduate experience in Dublin, London and Stanford University in California, Professor Leonard was appointed as a Consultant Thoracic Physician in Manchester in October 2000, and is an Honorary Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre. Since 2008 Prof Leonard spends part of his week in the Centre for Health Technology Evaluation at NICE which involves assessing which novel pharmaceutical and MedTech products will benefit from a NICE assessment.
    A significant amount of Prof Leonard’s time over the past 3 years has been spent with colleagues in NICE, DHSC and NHS England & Improvement working towards a novel value assessment & reimbursement mechanism for new antimicrobials.
     

    David Roper

    Professor of Biochemistry and Structural Biology, University of Warwick
    David Roper

    David Roper is a former MRC Career Development Award fellow at the University of York and now Professor of Biochemistry and Structural Biology at the University Warwick. The Roper group uses structural biology techniques, principally X-ray structural determination, in combination with molecular biology and biochemical approaches, to investigate the molecular basis of microbial physiology in relation to antimicrobial resistance. Research areas include bacterial cell wall (peptidoglycan) biosynthesis and cell division, antibiotic resistance signaling systems as well as novel approaches to targeting tRNA synthetases in bacterial pathogens. His research encompasses fundamental and translation approaches including assay development and drug discovery approaches.

    Emma Leire

    Microbiology Lead, Centauri Therapeutics Ltd
    Emma Leire

    Emma Leire is the Lead microbiologist at Centauri Therapeutics responsible for the in vitro and in vivo microbiology and immunology for the antibacterial projects. Emma completed a joint PhD from University of Nottingham, UK and University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain in nanomedicine 2016 through NANOFAR Erasmus Mundus Fellowship. Her thesis work included synthesis of novel dendritic scaffolds for antibacterial applications and studying the impact of dendrimer generations on anti-adhesion, quorum sensing and membrane permeability. Emma has been a visiting scholar at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) studying the impact of innate immunity on pathogenesis, and has worked as a researcher at diagnostic company LifeAssays, Sweden, developing tests for inflammatory biomarkers. She earned a BSc in Molecular Biology from University of Lund, Sweden and a MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Francois Moreau

    Scientific Director, Mutabilis S A
    Francois Moreau

    François Moreau has over 20 years’ experience in drug discovery. After a PhD in bioorganic chemistry, he joined Pfizer in 1998 as group leader in enzymology for the therapeutic area Allergy /Respiratory diseases. At Mutabilis in 2004, he contributed to the identification and characterization of bacterial antivirulence drugs designed against LPS heptosylation and teichoic acids D-Alanylation pathways. He also contributed to the development of a new class of antibacterials, the FabI inhibitors and of a new class of antiretrovirals, the allosteric inhibitors of HIV integrase. François is co-author of 25 articles and co-inventor of 15 patents.

    Lorenzo Corsini

    Co-Founder, CEO, Research & Development, Phagomed Biopharma GmbH
    Lorenzo Corsini

    Lorenzo is Co-founder | CEO| Research & Development of PhagoMed, a biotech company developing pharmaceuticals to treat bacterial infection based on bacteriophages and endolysins. From 2008 to 2017, he worked for the Boston Consulting Group. In his latest function as a Principal, he was advising pharmaceutical companies on topics ranging from corporate strategy to efficiency and quality in manufacturing, and leading large teams of consultants across multiple projects. Previously, he did his PhD at EMBL Heidelberg, studying pre-mRNA splicing with NMR and X-ray crystallography. Lorenzo has diploma degrees in biochemistry and business administration.

    Martin Everett

    Chief Scientific Officer , Antabio
    Martin Everett

    Michael Dawson

    Director, Mike Dawson Antimicrobial Research Consultancy Ltd
    Michael Dawson

    Mike has 38 years of drug discovery experience in big pharma and biotech. After 20 years in natural product research with GSK and legacy companies, Mike co-founded Novacta Biosystems. As CSO he led the Company’s C. difficile programme, taking the novel lantibiotic derivative, NVB302, into clinical evaluation. Subsequently as CEO of Cantab Anti-infectives, he led the Company’s polymyxin programme until its acquisition by Spero Therapeutics. Mike is now consulting and is also Head of Biology for Oxford Drug Design. He has authored over 60 papers and is an inventor on over 20 patents.

     

    Mike Westby

    Director, Centauri Therapeutics
    Mike  Westby

    Nkechi Azie

    Vice President , Scynexis
    Nkechi Azie

    Dr Nkechi E. Mbanefo-Azie is an infectious diseases physician, a fellow of the infectious disease society of America and a clinical pharmacologist. pharmacologist. She has over twenty-five years’ experience in pharmaceutical industry spanning all phases of drug development on anti-infectives for MDR pathogens. She has contributed to the development and commercialization of several anti-microbials like Linezolid, Telavancin, micafungin, Isavuconazole, Meropenem/vabobactam. Currently she is the Vice president and head of clinical development at Scynexis. Scynexis is developing Ibrexafungerp (formerly SCY-078), the first representative of a novel triterpenoid antifungal family, for the treatment of several serious fungal infections, including candida auris.

    Paul Finn

    CEO, Oxford Drug Design
    Paul Finn

    Paul completed his undergraduate biochemistry degree at St Peter’s College, Oxford and holds a PhD from Manchester University. Paul’s early career was spent in the drug discovery groups at SmithKline Beecham and Pfizer. In 1998, Paul joined Prolifix, subsequently TopoTarget. As Director of R&D Paul was responsible for TopoTarget’s extremely successful HDAC inhibitor programme from which belinostat was approved by the FDA for the treatment of Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma in 2014.
    In 2004 Paul moved to Oxford Drug Design, an Oxford University spin-out, which applies novel drug design technology to its pipeline of novel antibacterial projects.

     

    Pedro Madureira

    CSO, Immunethep
    Pedro Madureira

    Pedro Madureira is the co-founder and CSO of Immunethep, a biotech company focused on the development of antibacterial immunotherapies.
    Pedro Madureira has graduated in Biochemistry at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP) and obtained his PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS) of the same university.
    Currently, the main research interest is to understand microbial virulence mechanisms that are responsible to avert host immune system and induce disease. This research led to the development of Immunethep’s immunotherapies, that target an immunosuppressive protein excreted by different multi-resistant bacteria.

     

    Peter Warn

    SVP Anti-infective Discovery, Evotec Inc
    Peter Warn

    Yuri Gleba

    CEO, Nomad Bioscience GMBH
    Yuri Gleba

    Yuri Gleba has over 45 years of research and management experience in cell genetics and biotechnology.
    Yuri’s research was published in more than 220 research papers and over 45 patent families; he is a member of six national and international academies of science.
    Yuri managed academic research until 1991 when he joined American Cyanamid Company, Princeton, NJ, as a research director. He left the company in 1999 to become CEO of Icon Genetics, USA/Germany, biotech company he co-founded. Currently he is serving as CEO of Nomad Bioscience, another company he founded in 2008.
     

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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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