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Adverse Events for Medical Devices April 2012

Apr 9, 2012
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Course Description

This course provides newcomers a detailed and thorough introduction of FDA regulations in the field of medical device safety. The course includes a comprehensive review of the requirements, current compliance approaches for professionals in the research and post-marketing areas, and opportunities to discuss the challenges facing those reporting and managing Adverse Events in the medical device industry.


Learning Objectives

  • Describe current considerations in reporting Adverse Events in clinical trials: Terminology, consent, device-related versus procedural complication, and follow-up
  • Differentiate between terminology related to Adverse Events and devices
  • Define the objectives of documenting Adverse Events in both investigational and marketed devices
  • Describe the reporting requirements for investigational and marketed devices
  • Summarize the considerations required for Adverse Event reporting with combination products and in-vitro diagnostics
  • Discuss the IRB’s role in Adverse Event reporting

Who Should Attend

  • Clinical Trial Personnel (Monitors, Managers, Research Coordinators, Support Staff) responsible for: 1) Collecting, reviewing, and reporting Adverse Events occurring in clinical trials of new and marketed products; and 2) Ensuring Adverse Event reporting compliance at the investigator site
  • Quality Personnel involved in the investigation of Adverse Event reports
  • Regulatory Affairs Personnel responsible for submitting safety reports to the FDA and other health authorities
  • Medical Affairs Personnel responsible for safety-related decisions regarding product labeling, regulatory interactions, or customer communication


Douglas Albrecht, B.S.N..C.C.R.A.

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