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Successful Medical Device & IVD Post Market Surveillance and Vigilance Reporting

Includes the NEW IVD & MD Regulations

14 - 15 March 2017

Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton, London

As a medical device or IVD manufacturer, it is imperative to ensure you are employing up-to-date procedures for post market surveillance to guarantee regulatory compliance and avoid product recall. This course will provide you with the latest updates on regulations for medical device and IVD PMS and vigilance, clarifying any grey areas to outline your responsibilities as the manufacturer.

Using a combination of theory and practical case studies, the course will allow delegates to develop the knowledge needed to build successful PMS strategies and understand the latest requirements and technologies for reporting vigilance.

  • Build successful Post Market Surveillance strategies
  • Gain a clear understanding of your responsibilities as a manufacturer
  • Manage risk effectively to avoid product recall
  • Ensure you know what vigilance data you should be reporting
  • Update on the latest reporting strategies for vigilance data
  • Understand all interpretations of the Medical Device Directive for successful PMS across the EU
  • Get critical updates on PMS requirements from outside the EU

Mika Reinikainen

Mika has a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Nice and later gained a Master’s in Business Administration from the Wharton School.

He has more than 30 years of experience managing European medical regulatory affairs in industry, as a healthcare legal counsel and as a regulatory consultant. He has also been involved directly in the development of the Medical Devices Directives and of technical standards since the 1990s.

 He founded the medical device consulting company Abnovo Ltd in 2007 to provide a wide variety of networked services to the medical device industry worldwide.  

He is currently a member of various medical device expert working groups of the European Commission and is Chairman of the European Association of Authorised Representatives (EAAR).


This course is relevant to medical device and IVD regulatory affairs professionals who wish to develop their understanding of PMS and vigilance:

  • Vigilance
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • International Regulatory Affairs
  • Safety specialists
  • Compliance Managers
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Compliance

Free Webinar : Future European Regulation of In Vitro Classification

Led by Richard Young this high level 30 minute webinar provides you with valuable updates and insights into the new classification system proposed in the new IVD Regulation. You will gain solid grounding in the new risk based approach to classification so you can begin to evaluate your diagnostic products and prepare for the future changes.

Regulatory update and impact on the IVD industry
Outline of changes to classification: A risk based approach
Reviewing Annex VII: Rule 1- 8

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