22 -23 JUNE 2015 | Holiday Inn Regents Park Hotel, London UK

SMi presents the 5th annual conference: BioBanking

With the global medical biobanking industry expected to reach $22.7 billion by 2018 and the increasing amount of sample and information sharing between biobanks and research facilities, SMi’s 5th annual BioBanking conference comes at the perfect time on 23rd & 24th June 2015, to discuss key topics surrounding best practice in specimen and repository preservation, future integrity of sample collections, confidentiality of research participants, plus much more!

Join us as we ask questions such as: How will regulatory changes in EU data protection impact current procedures? What should biobanks do after funding expires? What are the steps in building a successful biobanking network? When are incidental findings fed back to participants? and what does the future hold for medical biobanks?

  • Professor Glyn Stacey, Director, UK Stem Cell Bank, Division of Advanced Therapies, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control - MHRA
  • Dr Nita Solanky, Manager, Genetics & Epigenetics in Health and Diseases, Institute of Child Health, UCL, Baby Bio Bank
  • Dr Rivka Ravid, Director, Brain Bank Consultants
  • Anne Bahr, R&D Privacy Officer, Compliance, Sanofi-Aventis
  • Professor Olli Carpén, Professor of Biobank Research, Pathology, Auria Biobank, University of Turku, Finland
  • Professor Karpe, Professor of Metabolic Medicine, Hon Consultant Physician, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Oxford, Oxford Biobank
  • Sean James, Tissue Bank Manager, University Hospital’s Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, Arden Tissue Bank
  • Dr John Cason, Senior Lecturer, KCL Infectious Diseases Biobank
  • Dr Brian Thomson, Director, Nottingham Health Science Biobank, Director Research Department of Research and Innovation, Nottingham University Hospitals

  • Explore the important issues related to banking stem cells for the future…selection, qualification and regulatory challenges
  • Discover how the growing demand for biobanking is opening doors for research and how to best prepare the biobank for these changes
  • Learn how to integrate biobanking into the hospital routine to build an innovation platform
  • Get an overview of how biobanking has an essential role to play in the development and implementation of stratified medicine
  • Hear the latest updates on how to build a truly workable biobanking network through local and national collaboration

To register or for further information, visit www.bio-banking-event.com

Alternatively contact the team on +44 (0)870 9090 712 or email events@smi-online.co.uk