SEB 2021 Annual Conference

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

By attending the SEB Annual Conference 2021, you are eligible to attain 75 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points with the Royal Society for Biology (RSB) CPD scheme.

The SEB Annual Conference 2021 has been approved by the RSB for the purposes of CPD and may be counted as 75 CPD points.

What are CPD points?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) can be defined as 'the process through which an individual maintains and extends the knowledge and skills necessary for lifelong professional competence'. The RSB recognises that a diverse range of knowledge, skills and attributes are required by bioscientists to work in numerous and varied professions.

The RSB CPD points based scheme allows participants to collect 1-3 points per hour of professional development activities for the purpose of demonstrating competence and maintaining a standardised measure of training. The scheme requires participants to attain at least 50 CPD points throughout the year, so by attending the SEB annual conference, you will exceed the basic requirements to qualify. Participants who meet these criteria will be issued a certificate.

How do I log my CPD?

To log your CPD points, you must first register with the scheme. You will then be asked to write a statement on how the event/activity has benefitted your professional practice. The purpose of this is to help you reflect on the activity, thinking about what you learnt and how it has impacted you. A written reflection also provides evidence of the activity undertaken. For more information on CPD, see the Science Council CPD Assessment Criteria, the Learning for Life pdf or email us.

More Information

For more information on the scheme, and which activities count towards CPD points, please view the RSB information page