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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

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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


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

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


Janette Benaddi (More...)

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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Continuing professional development

This course qualifies for 12 hours for your CPD records.
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Public course dates

We can deliver and customise this course for any number of attendees, at your location or online. But if you have fewer colleagues, this course is running publically on:

  • 4-5 May 2022
  • 8-9 Aug 2022
  • 28-29 Nov 2022

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Previous customers include...

  • AbbVie
  • AO Foundation
  • Barco NV
  • Bedfont Scientific
  • BioTop Medical
  • ConvaTec
  • Current Health
  • Demant
  • EduBroker Sp.zo.o
  • Fresenius Medical Care D-GmbH
  • Guerbet
  • Gulf Health Council
  • Larix A/S
  • Med-El Elektromedizinische Geraete Gesellschaft m.b.H.
  • Medigen Regulatory Limited
  • Medstrom Ltd
  • Nobel Biocare Services AG
  • Norgine Ltd.
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Novo Nordisk A/S
  • Q-Med AB
  • RaLex Consulting
  • Red Line Pharmacovigilance
  • Research and Markets
  • Research Instruments Ltd
  • Rontis AG
  • RSP Systems A/S
  • UPM-Kymmene Corporation
  • Vascutek Ltd

this was a very good brush up of the Clinical Evaluation of Medical Devices

Line Kynemund Pedersen, PV Physician , Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S, Dec 21

The presenter was pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. The participants all contributed a lot and there was good interaction. The presentation was well-paced.

Fiona Broderick, Senior Medical Writer, Norgine, Dec 21

Janette is a very engaged speaker - I really enjoyed having her as my course instructor.

Matilde Kveiborg, Larix A/S, Dec 21

Janette is very nice and friendly. She has a lot of relevant knowledge and experience about the clinical evaluation process and the report. I learned a lot form her!

Dror Sever, Senior Device Information Scientist, Novo Nordisk, Jun 21

I thought this was a terrific webinar, lead by an excellent topic expert, and I feel much more confident about participating and/or leading the CER update at my company.

Juliana Pugmire, Clinical Research Consultant, Current Health, Jun 21

It was overall a very good webinar that gave a nice overview of the Clinical Evaluation proces. A shame it had to be a webinar due to the Covid-19 situation, it would have worked better if we could all meet in person and also have small conversations in breaks and so on.

Christina Frary, research audiologist, Demant, Jun 21

Everything was perfect.

Amnah AlKhan, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Gulf Health Council, Dec 20

Wonderful speaker, friendly and approachable. He manages to put a lot of information over in a short period, in a simple way, making it a lot easier to digest. Overall, an amazing teacher and incredibly knowledgeable in regulations concerning medical devices. I particularly liked the interaction and encouragement of the group activities and communication. An amazing course, well structured, and a knowledgeable, friendly and approachable speaker.

Hannah Vince-Drew, Clinical Research Associate, Bedfont Scientific, Nov 19

Janette is excellent. Her knowledge and ability to clearly communicate in an engaging way about the topic at hand really mean that it's very easy to learn and understand what is being discussed. The workshops were very useful in cementing what you've learnt and also bouncing ideas around. Absolutely excellent, fantastic speaker, wealth of knowledge, discussion welcomed!

Alex Hyde, Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist , Sinclair Pharma, Nov 19

The content is quite comprehensive, the presentation is clear and the speaker is very experienced. Both newbies and experienced people can benefit from this course, especially at the time of MDR transition.

Huajie Bu, Clinical Evaluations Manager, MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geräte GmbH, Nov 19

The speaker was very knowledgeable, able to answer all questions and allowed time for discussion of everyone's experiences. I learnt a lot and feel it was definitely worth the time.

Alice Sugden, Clinical Trials Submissions, AbbVie , Nov 19

Eveything perfect!

Katarzyna Paluszynska, Clinical Associate, EduBroker Sp.zo.o, Nov 19

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, Jun 19

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, Jun 19

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, Jun 19