Feb 28 - Mar 01

Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel

Medical device manufacturers implement a Quality Management System (QMS) as part of the regulatory requirements. For products marketed in the EU and Canada, manufacturers use ISO 13485. For products marketed in the US, the requirement is FDA QSR. Both systems stem from ISO 9001 concepts. A critical element of medical device quality is Risk Management. The basic standard is ISO 14971. ISO 14971 specifically covers Risk Management activities for medical devices. This standard, recognized by the EU, Canada, and the US, provides the framework for framework for Risk Management. The training takes the participants through the requirements of the standard with a focus on both effective implementation and integration into the QMS. Participants will learn the skills from establishing a risk matrix for your product to implementing post-surveillance monitoring. The seminar discusses tools for Risk Management including: FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis), FTA (Fault Tree Analysis, and HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points). Topics include the Risk Management elements of the US, EU, and Canadian regulatory systems. These include risk classification for medical devices, complaint management, and adverse event reporting. In addition, the training discusses the Global Harmonization Task Force (GHTF) guidance document, Implementation of Risk Management Principles and Activities within a Quality Management System.