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SMi Group is delighted to present due to the huge success of their UK event, the launch of Pharmaceutical Microbiology East Coast, coming to New Jersey in November 2017!

 

The demand for rapid microbiology in the pharmaceutical industry is at an all-time high, with regulatory bodies expressing their concern about product safety, and the microbiology market constantly growing.
This continuous expanding of the market brings many new challenges, which need to be addressed to ensure prevention of contamination and other safety issues.

 

SMi’s Pharmaceutical Microbiology East Coast conference will not only discuss the challenges facing the microbiology field regarding the topic of contamination control and cleanrooms, but also take a closer look at strategies for rapid microbial sterility testing, the importance of environmental monitoring to prevent potential risks, bacterial endotoxin testing, quality control and new technologies, as well as regulatory issues and updates, such as the new draft of the annex 1.

 

The 2017 East Coast programme will feature industry relevant presentations and case studies, and an all-new senior professional speaker line-up. Join us this November to expand your knowledge in the microbiology field at this unmissable networking conference!

Previous attendee testimonials from Pharmaceutical Microbiology UK:

"A very enjoyable and informative conference in a good venue"

"Great conference, some valuable learning and networking. Thank you!"

"Very informative. Interesting topics discussed. Good location/services."

"Well organised conference with a good variety of topics!!"

"Great conference. All the speakers were very knowledgeable in their respective fields. Thank you!"
 

Previous attendees included:

 

Abbott Biologicals; Abbott Biologicals B V; Abbott Biologicals B.V; Astrazeneca; Atheris Laboratories; BD Life Sciences; BPL; Clean Air and Containment Review; Confarma France S A R L; Debiopharm Research & manufacturing SA; Dyson Technology Ltd; GE Healthcare; GSK; GSK Manufacturing S.p.A.; GW Pharmaceuticals; Hyglos GmbH; iDev; IDEXX Technologies Limited; Innaxon; International Confederation of Contamination Control Societies ; London Research Institute; Lonza Biologics Plc; Lonza Incorporated; Martindale Pharmaceuticals; MedImmune; Merck; Merck Chemicals Ltd; Merial; Merial Sas; Merial Saude Animal Ltda; Mettler-Toledo Ltd; MSD Animal Health; Nestle Research Center; Nova Laboratories; Novartis Vaccines; Oxford BioMedica; Pharmig; PHSS; Public Health England; Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario; Sanofi Pharma; Sanofi-Aventis; Sigma Aldrich; STERIS Corporation; Teva UK Ltd; Trafalgar Scientific Ltd.; University of Southampton; Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co. KG; Wickham Laboratories Ltd

Workshops

Navigating the requirements of a modern QC Microbiology Laboratory
Workshop

Navigating the requirements of a modern QC Microbiology Laboratory

Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
15th November 2017
Iselin, USA

Contamination Control in Cleanrooms
Workshop

Contamination Control in Cleanrooms

Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
15th November 2017
Iselin, USA

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Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel

515 US Highway 1 South, Iselin, New Jersey, USA

Your simple delights will become memorable moments at Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. This distinctive hotel in Edison, New Jersey, features 269 modern guest rooms, including 42 suites, and more than 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Our hotel's location is centrally located amidst corporate offices and tourist attraction. Our accommodations stand out from other hotels in Edison, NJ, and provide a sophisticated retreat for families and business travelers alike. Marriott's Plug-in panels and 37-inch LCD HD TVs allow guests simultaneous connectivity to laptops, iPods and DVD players. We are one of the most conveniently situated hotels at the crossroads of U.S. Routes 1 and 9. We are also just five minutes from Woodbridge Center Mall, 15 minutes south of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and less than one mile from the Metropark train station. With our premier location and amenities, our Edison accommodations provide an advantageous travel destination.

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Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel

515 US Highway 1 South
Iselin 08830
USA

Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel

Your simple delights will become memorable moments at Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. This distinctive hotel in Edison, New Jersey, features 269 modern guest rooms, including 42 suites, and more than 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Our hotel's location is centrally located amidst corporate offices and tourist attraction. Our accommodations stand out from other hotels in Edison, NJ, and provide a sophisticated retreat for families and business travelers alike. Marriott's Plug-in panels and 37-inch LCD HD TVs allow guests simultaneous connectivity to laptops, iPods and DVD players. We are one of the most conveniently situated hotels at the crossroads of U.S. Routes 1 and 9. We are also just five minutes from Woodbridge Center Mall, 15 minutes south of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and less than one mile from the Metropark train station. With our premier location and amenities, our Edison accommodations provide an advantageous travel destination.

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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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