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Clinical Evaluation of Medical Devices: The Clinical Evaluation Report

Cover all the aspects of clinical evaluation in line with the European medical device regulations and applicable guidance documents

3-4 Jun 2020

& 1-2 Dec 2020

GBP 1,499 1,299 *
EUR 2,099 1,819 *
USD 2,338 2,026 *
* When you book before 10 Apr

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Course overview

This two-day introductory course will cover all aspects of clinical evaluation in line with the European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and applicable guidance documents. The programme will provide you with the tools and skills you will need to produce a high-quality clinical evaluation report (CER) for all your medical devices. You will understand the detail of what clinical data is needed, how to collect it, analyse it and produce a CER that is acceptable to the regulatory authorities and Notified Bodies. You will learn how the process fits into the development of a medical device and also the post-market aspects of clinical evidence.

The programme includes case studies and template documents which you will be able to utilise to produce your own clinical data evidence documentation.

Benefits of attending:

  • Gain a detailed overview of the clinical evaluation process
  • Understand the concepts involved in conducting a clinical evaluation
  • Learn how to utilise information gathered during a clinical evaluation
  • Take away skills in conducting systematic literature searches
  • Understand where clinical evaluation fits into the development and marketing of medical devices
  • Learn how to appraise data
  • Know how to assemble clinical evidence acceptable for review by regulatory authorities or Notified Bodies

Who should attend

  • CROs
  • Medical writers
  • Clinical staff
  • Those who conduct clinical evaluations/investigations/post-market follow-up studies
  • Those moving from pharmaceuticals to medical devices
Personnel involved in:
  • Gathering clinical evidence and conducting clinical evaluations
  • R&D
  • Regulatory affairs

Programme - Day one

Objectives and overview

What is a clinical evaluation?
  • Explanation of the terminology used in clinical evalutions
  • Overview of a clinical evalution
  • The importance of clinical evidence in medical device development

Why and when is it necessary to conduct a clinical evaluation?

  • Where does clinical evaluation sit within the medical device process?
  • Why is clinical evidence important?
  • Who are the stakeholders in the process?

Who and what is involved in the clinical evaluation process?

  • Overview of each step
  • Use of equivalent products

Workshop : Bringing it together

  • An interactive exercise on what has been learnt so far

What regulations govern clinical evaluations and what guidance documents should clinical evaluations be conducted to?

  • An in-depth review of the available regulatory and guidance documents which can be utilised during the process and how to interpret these


Q & A and wrap-up of day one

Programme - Day two

Review of day one, introduction to the day, objectives and overview

Documentation necessary for conducting a clinical evaluation

  • The clinical evaluation plan

The literature review process

  • Selecting databases and conducting searches
  • How to source data and review it
  • How to clarify the question on which you need to find literature, including devising the most comprehensive literature search strategy and selecting key words


  • What is it and what is included?
  • Who should write it?
  • How to write it

What is state of the art and how to conduct a risk benefit assessment of the data?

  • Performance and safety analysis
  • State-of-the-art analysis
  • Risk-benefit analysis

Impact of the MDR

  • What do Notified Bodies look for when reviewing the report
  • How to meet Notified Body expectations
  • Quality assurance steps for the final CER


Q & A and wrap up


Janette Benaddi

Janette Benaddi is a business mentor, international speaker/trainer and consultant to the medical device industry. Janette has over 25 years’ experience of managing pre and post market clinical studies in both devices and pharmaceuticals. Janette 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. Specifically she has been involved in writing and reviewing hundreds of Clinical evaluation reports for the medical device industry, she has also provided training to Notified bodies in this subject.

Janette qualified as a registered nurse in 1984, she has a BSc in Management studies, a Diploma in Company Direction, and a Diploma in Management studies, 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. Janette has published several articles relating to medical device regulation and clinical studies.

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3-4 Jun 2020
3-4 Jun 2020 Holiday Inn London - Kensington Forum, London GBP 1,499.00
EUR 2,099.00
USD 2,338.00
+ VAT @ 20.00%
GBP 1,299.00
EUR 1,819.00
USD 2,026.00
Until 10 Apr*
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1-2 Dec 2020
1-2 Dec 2020 Rembrandt Hotel, London GBP 1,499.00
EUR 2,099.00
USD 2,338.00
+ VAT @ 20.00%
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* Note the early booking discount cannot be combined with any other offers or promotional code

Previous customers include...

  • AbbVie
  • Alexion Pharma GmbH
  • Astellas
  • Bedfont Scientific
  • BioTop Medical
  • ConvaTec
  • EduBroker Sp.zo.o
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S
  • Fresenius Medical Care D-GmbH
  • Guerbet
  • Luzmon Medical AS
  • MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geraete
  • Med-El Elektromedizinische Geraete Gesellschaft m.b.H.
  • MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geräte GmbH
  • Merit Medical Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Nobel Biocare Services AG
  • RaLex Consulting
  • Red Line Pharmacovigilance
  • Research and Markets
  • Rontis AG
  • Saudi Food and Drug Authority
  • Sinclair Pharma
  • UPM-Kymmene Corporation
  • Vascutek Ltd

Communication very clear. Immense knowledge and experience. Entertaining. Very open re. questions. Made everybody feel well and acknowledged. Able to create team spirit. Structured. Kept time. Good flow. Fantastic overview with an eye on the details. What's not to like :)

Lise Bruun Hansen, Lead Clinical Audiologist, Demant a/s

Very good teacher. No doubt that she knows what she is talking about and I got more out of the training than I had hoped for. I really liked that we were so few people attending the training, so there was plenty of time to asking questions and discuss the topics.

Karen Elise Karlsmose Boel, Head of Clinical Audology and Usability, Demant a/s

Janette was both very proficient regarding CE both also a lively and engaging presenter. It was a very good course, both content and duration was great

Per Videbæk, Team Manager Clinical Audiology, Demant a/s

Very efficient course, explanations were clear in a rather unclear (!) topic, interaction between speaker and attendees promoted the exchange of experiences and opinions. The speaker was well-informed, conveyed the information efficiently. There was a team spirit in dissecting the different aspects of the course's subject. A successful two-day seminar worth of attending.

Athanassios Vratimos, International Product Manager, Rontis AG

Janette was very patient and professional. She allowed the group to share ideas and engage with each other well. I thought she recognised that on this particular occasion the group engagement was positive and she adapted the course to accommodate interactive discussion. Highly recommend this one.

Shirley-Ann Van Der Spuy, EU QPPV, Redline Pharmacovigilance Ltd

Expected content, clear presentation, very approachable speaker

Teresa Lopes, Manager Medical Devices, BioTop Medical