Industries: Medical Device

Medical Devices: The New MDRs, EU Directives, Guidance, CE Marking and ISO Standard Certifications

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Course Fee: $2150.00 Regular Registration / $1950.00 Early Bird (30 Days in Advance)

  Accreditation: ***RAPS Approved Course*** 

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Course Description - Course runs 9:00 to 5:00 both days (Breakfast & Lunch Included)

The Medical Device Regulatory Environment in the EU:

A collision of changes in 2020 - their impact & navigating into the future.

  • The EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR) set for May 16, 2020 but …COVID-19!
  • MDR timing reset by one year: What does this mean in real terms?
  • EUDAMED now targeting deployment March 2021 “at the latest”.
  • BREXIT – EU transition period exit targeted for December 2020: Then what?
  • New edition of ISO 14971 (Ed 3) issued December 2019 – What impact flows from this?
  • EN ISO 13485:2016 transition period expired March 2019 – What ‘aftereffects’?
  • Health Canada, TGA Australia, Japan, Brazil & others: Will they following the EU lead?

This updated & newly revised course identifies and analyzes the collection of changes and environmental influencing factors for Medical Device requirements. The updated course navigates through the marketing, distribution and altered EU regulatory infrastructure focusing on the practical steps to not only obtain but importantly retain, the CE mark during this disruptive period. The course also considers the ripple effects of these changes which can be seen to extend into 2024 and beyond.

The Course Director with over 25 years of medical device experience, has been working with and presenting courses on European regulatory requirements for Medical Devices for over a decade from the ‘easy’ times of the ‘Directives’ before the PIP scandal, through the ‘middle ages’ of the PIP Action Plan, to the emergence of the new regulations: MDR & IVDR.

Having lived through the behind the scenes history resulting in the recent changes, provides for a deeper understanding of the updated regulations and requirements. This deeper understanding helps clarify the priorities and focus of the EU regulatory authorities helping those in the industry facing the new challenges, develop and successfully execute their Medical Device regulatory plans.

Stakeholders in the Medical Device industry are encouraged to avail themselves of this updated course with its focus on changes in the EU and direct or potential effects on regulatory bodies outside Europe.

Who Should Attend

This course will be of great value to medical device professionals involved in marketing and supporting medical devices in the European Community. It is primarily designed to benefit the following disciplines and personnel:

  • Regulatory Affairs
  • QMS & Compliance Management
  • Product Managers
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Product Development
  • Quality Assurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Research and Development
  • Risk Management
  • Clinical Affairs

Course Agenda

Day One

Introduction to the European Commission, the EU, and the CE Mark for Medical Devices:

  • Differences in approach & philosophy
  • MedDev


  • The Directives, The MDR Regulations
  • Key differences
  • UDI
  • Device types
  • The Rules & Device classifications
  • Declaration of Conformity

European Commission's 6 Steps for Manufacturers

Introduction to the "Players:"

  • The Medical Device Manufacturer
  • The Competent Authority
  • The Notified Body
  • The Authorized Representative

Quality Management System (QMS & EMS):

  • What are they?
  • The role of ISO 13485 & EN ISO 13485:2016
  • The Notified Body
  • The role – or not – of ISO 14001
  • Comparisons with:
    • FDA 820
    • rPAL
    • CMDCAS
    • TGA

"Green" Europe, standards and requirements to be aware of:

  • WEEE
  • RoHS
  • ISO 14000

Product Classification:

  • Sterilized product and the impact of TSEs
  • Devices with a measuring function
  • The MDD flow charts & MDR Differences

Overview of Important Documentation:

  • The Essential Requirements
  • The General Safety & Performance Requirements
  • The Technical Dossier/Design Dossier
  • Declarations of Conformity

Day 1 Review and Q&A

Day Two

Conformity Assessment, Certification & Obtaining the CE Mark:
  • The Six Steps (or is it 5?) to CE Marking

Key roles & Their Selection:

  • The Manufacturer
  • Competent Authorities
  • The Notified Body
  • The Authorized Representative
  • Person Responsible for Regulatory Compliance

Product Classification & Conformity Requirements:

  • Review of device types
  • Declarations of conformity

The General Safety & Performance Requirements:

  • What to include
  • Workbook Exercises
  • Do's & don'ts
  • Updating & transition

The Technical Dossier/Design Dossier:

  • Technical File/Design Dossier
  • Clinical Evaluation
  • Updated requirements for content
  • Risk Assessment
  • Not all reviews are the same

Marketing in Europe & Retaining the CE Mark:

  • Site QMS auditing
  • Managing & reporting change (Workbook Exercises)
  • Post Market Surveillance & its increasing importance
  • Field actions & the Vigilance System

Lessons Learned & Related Topics:

  • Labeling and language
  • MDR and the UDI requirements
  • Harmonized standards
  • The role of GHTF
  • "One World" and communication
  • Involvement of the CAs
  • Politics and specialties
  • Europe and GREEN policies
  • Key websites

Course summary and Q&A

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the EU requirements for applying the CE mark to medical devices
  • Understand the applicable standards & guidance documents
  • Know the difference between a Competent Authority and a Notified Body
  • Understand the importance of the partnership with a Notified Body
  • Understand the impact of EU directive compliance on the Quality Management System
  • Know the similarities & differences between FDA requirements & European directives
  • Know the steps to follow to obtain the CE mark
  • Know the technical & support documentation needed
  • Understand the role of the Authorized Representative


""I enjoyed the real life examples and that the Course Director followed up on our questions throughout the course. He clearly communicated and was easy to understand, even though this topic is complicated. He was very knowledgeable and is great presenter!" Josephine H., Regulatory Professional, Novo Nordisk
""The course was very interactive and informative. The course director went the extra mile to explain difficult issues for us to understand." JGenevieve B., Regulatory Officer, Food and Drugs Authority - Ghana
""The course director was very knowledgeable and was able to engage the audience in a manner that was very informative and productive. What could have been very dry course material was presented in a way that made it interesting and relevant." Kim Pennington, RAQA Project Lead, Teleflex
"This Course Director is one of the best teachers I, as an Academic Dean, have had the pleasure to learn from." William G., CSO & Board Chair, Nova Scan
"The Instructor was very knowledgeable on the content of the course. We were able to question and get answers to our queries. His experience and real-life examples help us better understand the varied concepts of the course. Many, many examples and products were discussed to explain. This course had tremendous two way communication. A really good course --- looking forward to the next course with the same instructor. Many useful handouts and sources were given to us." Tasneem A., QS Auditor, NDC
"I enjoyed the course. It was very informative with not only the basic required information, but practical and real examples and experiences. Mr. Lee would answer questions with product explanations aimed at our business." Garth A., Quality Engineering Lead, Parker Hannifin
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Attendees Speak Out

Hear from attendees on the CfPIE's 2-day "Medical Devices: EU Directives, Guidance, CE Marking and ISO Standard Certifications" course and learn, in their own words, how they expanded their knowledge on in marketing and supporting medical devices in the European Community.

Meet the Instructor

Meet Jonathan Lee, CfPIE's Course Director for “Medical Devices: EU Directives, Guidance, CE Marking and ISO Standard Certifications Course”. Jonathan gives a snapshot of the 2-day classroom course which introduces the Medical Device Directives (AIMD, MDD & IVDMDD), the meaning of the CE symbol and how & when to legitimately apply this mandatory mark of conformity.