This course offers a practical understanding of the European regulatory requirements applicable to medical device software, including a detailed overview of the Medical Device Regulation. Whether your software is an app or a cloud computing service, whether it comprises firmware for integration in a medical device, artificial intelligence or an application for the Internet of Things, you will learn whether the regulation applies to it and how to classify it.
Delegates who participate will obtain access to an additional two hours of digital content on cyber security worth £200, comprising of pre-recorded video lectures, quizzes and downloadable presentations. In addition, delegates will be offered a place for: Navigating the Regulations for Health Apps and Medical Device Software, taking place in early 2020.
Koen Cobbaert represents COCIR in numerous work groups at European level. COCIR is the European Trade Association representing the medical imaging, radiotherapy, health ICT and electro-medical industries. In 2009 COCIR created its software task force, which Koen has been chairing ever since. He put on paper the first draft of the qualification decision tree, which was later successfully adopted by the Member States in “MEDDEV 2.1/6 on the qualification and classification of standalone software”.
Currently Koen’s work focuses on drafting the European guidance for classification of medical device software, which is expected to clarify among others the use of classification rule 10 and 11 under the Medical Device Regulation (MDR).
Koen Cobbaert has over 15 years of hands-on experience in establishing regulatory strategies, writing technical files and 510(k)s, performing worldwide regulatory submissions and moderating risk management and clinical evaluation discussions for software applications for general radiology, oncology, neurology, cardiology and orthopaedics, computer algorithms for pattern recognition, computer aided detection, reasoning engines, decision support, clinical pathways, general systems such as HIS, LIS, IVD, PACS, EPR and mobile apps.
Zuzanna Kwade is clinical post-market surveillance team lead at Agfa Healthcare. She is an active member of COCIR, the European Trade Association representing the medical imaging, radiotherapy, health ICT and electro-medical industries and represents COCIR in clinical evaluation of software task force at European level. Zuzanna has over 10 years of hands-on experience in clinical safety management in pharma and medical device studies. She holds a PhD in molecular biology.
The course covers software-only products, hardware product with embedded software, health apps and medical device software and is suitable for professionals in the following roles: