EC Medical Devices Vigilance System and Post Marketing Surveillance

This in-house provides a unique opportunity to understand and discuss the regulatory and legal requirements with respect to Post Marketing Surveillanc including Vigilance

In-house Training and Consultancy Services

While the pre-market approval process has been delegated by most of the Competent Authorities to the private sector, Competent Authorities have kept the responsibility for the surveillance of their market. Because of this situation there is transfer of resource and energy to the monitoring of markets including the vigilance system within each Member State. The evaluation of incidents notified by manufacturers and users represents a key source of information for authorities, combined with sophisticated exchange of information between EU Member States, and with other countries like USA, Japan, Canada or Australia, provides a unique insight into the performance of devices in the post production phase.

Full compliance with the vigilance requirements laid down in Article 10 of Directive 93/42/EC is justified by the manufacturers’ legal obligations, risks associated to litigation and increasing scrutiny of Member States, but mainly by the ultimate objective of providing safe devices to patients. It is essential that manufacturers ensure compliance with these requirements.

This In-house course will provide practical advice on how to comply with these requirements including how to handle adverse event reporting during medical device clinical studies.

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Sample Programme - Day One

09.30 Chairman’s Welcome and Introduction Roland Gérard

09.40 Introduction to Post Marketing Surveillance Tony Sant

10.20 In Depth Review of the EU Vigilance Process Roland Gérard

11.00 Discussion

11.10 Coffee

11.30 Application of the Reporting Rules
  • Case Studies
    Group Exercise led by Roland Gerard, Tony Sant and Dr Ekkehard Stösslein

12.20 Discussion

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Legal Aspects of Manufacturers Reporting Obligations
  • Main EU markets and US FDA
    Dr Grant Castle
14.30 Legal Aspects of FSCA
  • Product liability issues that might arise if one fails to take appropriate corrective action
  • The powers regulators have to act against products
    Dr Grant Castle

15.30 Discussion

15.40 Tea

16.00 Field Safety Corrective Actions (FSCA): Expectations from Authorities
Dr Ekkehard Stösslein

16.30 Handling of Field Safety Corrective Actions (FSCA) – Industry Perspective
Roland Gérard

17.15 Discussion

17.30 End of Day One

Sample Programme - Day Two

09.00 Post Marketing Surveillance: an integral part of the QA system
  • Critical elements of risk Management, CAPA, PMS, Field Action SOPs
    Susanna Faria

09.30 Role of Notified Bodies in vigilance
Susanna Faria

10.20 Germany and vigilance:BfArM
  • Organisation
  • Handling of vigilance reports • National guidelines
  • Sharing of experiences
    Dr Ekkehard Stössleinn

10.45 Discussion

11.00 Refreshments

11.15 UK and vigilance: MHRA
  • Organisation
  • Handling of vigilance reports • National guidelines
  • Sharing of experiences
    Tony Sant

12.00 Medical device regulation changes affecting PMS
Dr Ekkehard Stössleinn

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Revision of vigilance guidelines:
  • Trending and FSN format
    Tony Sant

14.45 Refreshments

15.00 PMS and adverse event reporting during medical device studies
Janette Benaddi

16.00 Discussion and closing remarks

16.15 Close of conference

Recommended Trainer

Janette Benaddi is an Independent Consultant and previously Director of Clinical & Consulting Europe for NAMSA. NAMSA is a global Medical Research Organization offering a variety of services from preclinical to post market activities throughout the medical device product development cycle.

Janette has over 20 years’ experience of managing pre and post market clinical studies in both devices and pharmaceuticals. She has worked with several multinational organizations in various clinical, regulatory and marketing roles. She has extensive experience of conducting clinical studies with medical device products as well as regulatory expertise for CE marking of devices.

Janette is a registered nurse, who has obtained a BSc in Management studies, a Diploma in Company Direction and a Diploma in Management studies. She also holds a teaching certificate and is a Chartered Scientist and Chartered Director. Janette sits on several committees in the device community and industry and has been an instrumental advocate of improving and advancing medical device research in the UK. She has published several articles relating to medical device regulation and clinical studies.