Medical Device Program (MDP) Information Sessions

Health Canada is pleased to invite you to a one-day information session on the Medical Device Program (MDP) to take place across the country during the months of September and October, 2011. The goal is to provide information on the Medical Device Program to improve understanding of regulatory requirements pertaining to medical device compliance. The questions raised and feedback received will be valuable in shaping future guidance and compliance promotion initiatives.

During the sessions, stakeholders will be provided with an overview of Health Canada's approach to risk management as it relates to medical devices, beginning with the users (health professionals), to the industry (manufacturers, importers) and finally to Health Canada (the regulator). The Medical Device Compliance Unit of Health Canada, and its regional inspectors, will also present information on various guidance documents related to the MDP. Furthermore, there will be presentations from the Establishment Licensing Unit, the Medical Devices Bureau and the Marketed Health Products Directorate.

The following topics are among those being presented during the Medical Device Information Session: four recently-updated guidance documents (including Recalls of Medical Devices, Mandatory Problem Reporting, User Problem Reporting, and Investigation of Reported Medical Device Problems); signal detection and assessment and recent changes to Establishing Licensing.

During the months of September and October, 2011, Health Canada will be delivering these one-day information sessions in the following seven Canadian cities: St. John's, Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver.

How to Get Involved

You are invited to register for one of our no-fee MDP information sessions. If you are interested in attending, please submit the attached Registration Form, via e-mail, by July 29, 2011. Please refer to the table below for information on where to send your registration. You are encouraged to register as early as possible, as space at each session is limited.

Please note that, due to venue size restrictions, we are limiting the number of representatives to one per organization (for example, Medical Device Establishment Licence holder, hospital, corporation, association, etc.). After initial registration, if spaces are available, additional participants on the waiting list will be notified. Once you have registered for a session, more information will be provided via e-mail regarding the venue and the final agenda.

Medical Device Program Information Sessions
City Session Date E-mail Registration deadline Session Availability
Halifax September 20, 2011 mdp-roadshow-pim-tournee-de-presentation-hal@hc-sc.gc.ca July 29, 2011 Registration closed
St. John's September 22, 2011 mdp-roadshow-pim-tournee-de-presentation-stj@hc-sc.gc.ca July 29, 2011 Registration closed
Montreal September 27, 2011 mdp-roadshow-pim-tournee-de-presentation-mon@hc-sc.gc.ca July 29, 2011 Registration closed
Montreal September 28, 2011 mdp-roadshow-pim-tournee-de-presentation-mon@hc-sc.gc.ca July 29, 2011 Session is closed
Calgary October 4, 2011 mdp-roadshow-pim-tournee-de-presentation-cal@hc-sc.gc.caa July 29, 2011 Registration closed
Vancouver October 6, 2011 mdp-roadshow-pim-tournee-de-presentation-van@hc-sc.gc.ca July 29, 2011 Registration closed
Winnipeg October 12, 2011 mdp-roadshow-pim-tournee-de-presentation-win@hc-sc.gc.ca July 29, 2011 Registration closed
Toronto October 18, 2011 mdp-roadshow-pim-tournee-de-presentation-tor@hc-sc.gc.ca July 29, 2011 Registration closed
Toronto October 19, 2011 mdp-roadshow-pim-tournee-de-presentation-tor@hc-sc.gc.ca July 29, 2011 Registration closed
Toronto October 20, 2011 mdp-roadshow-pim-tournee-de-presentation-tor@hc-sc.gc.ca July 29, 2011 Registration closed

Reporting to Canadians

If you have any questions, please visit the Medical Device Compliance Unit's Web page on the Health Canada Web site or contact us by e-mail at MDCU_UCIM@hc-sc.gc.ca.

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