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This unique master class will provide attendees with an in depth insight into signal detection and will cover compliance with the new EU GVP legislation. This interactive session will explore implementation, quality and auditability of signal detection, as well as providing attendees with the opportunity to discuss case studies on implementing compliant statistical signal detection strategies.

Led by the experts at Oxon Epidemiology, this master class will act as the perfect forum for attendees to discuss and develop strategies in signal detection. Attendees will explore opportunities to apply signal detection and will understand real life practice of statistical signal detection and evaluation. With case studies on how other companies are implementing statistical signal detection this master class, co-located with SAE Media Group’s Benefit-Risk Assessment Master class on the 9th December, is not to be missed.

After the course participants will be able to:

Appreciate the requirements of the new EU legislation (GVP) for signal detection

Application of signal detection to the new PSUR

How to make signal detection traceable and auditable

Describe the role of statistical signal detection in the new GVP

Understand the principles and practice of statistical signal detection & evaluation

Learn how other companies implement statistical signal detection

Discuss how to implement/optimise statistical signal detection strategies in your company for GVP

Learn from real-life case studies and exercises

Masterclass programme

9:00 Registration & Coffee

9:30 Welcome and Introductions

9:40 Signal Detection for the new GVP Legislation

11:00 Morning Coffee

11:20 Quantitative versus qualitative signal detection and evaluation

12:00 Statistical signal detection and evaluation

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Databases

14:20 Practical Exercises: Case Studies

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:40 Discussion: How different companies implement statistical signal detection compliant with GVP and what may be best for your company

16:30 Practical Cases: Planning analyses and interpreting signals

17:15 Review

17:30 End of Masterclass


Holiday Inn Kensington High Street

Wrights Lane
United Kingdom

Holiday Inn Kensington High Street



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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.


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.


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, SAE Media 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.


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@saemediagroup.com

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