Webcasts

MD+DI regularly produce webinars and online courses on a wide variety of topics important to medical device professionals. Check back regularly for upcoming webinars and online courses as well as watching the on demand versions listed below.

Featured Webinars and Online Courses

Drowning in Big Data: Extracting Medical Device Quality and Safety Insights

There’s a daunting amount of data out there about medical device quality and safety. Public sources such as FDA and private databases house valuable information about adverse events, recalls, inspection findings and warning letters. But this data can be difficult to locate, standardize and compare. We’ll examine the available safety and quality data sources, what they can tell us, challenges with analyzing the data and what you can do to overcome these challenges.

Date: April 12, 2017
Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by:
Stratasys

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Featured Webinars and Online Courses

Quality with Confidence – What You Need to Know About Digital Microscopes for Medical Device Quality Processes

This webinar from Leica will clear up common misconceptions about digital magnification, resolution and megapixels, and explain why optics in digital microscopes are still the key driver in achieving reliable results in your inspections. Our product and application experts will tell you what you really need to know about imaging performance parameters so that you’ll be able to make the right decisions when selecting a digital microscope for you specific application.

Date: April 4, 2017
Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by:
Stratasys

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Risk Management for Medical Device Manufacturers

The three day course – on Risk management is an important and challenging topic for all medical device manufacturers. But what is risk and how do we manage it? There are many connotations of risk and many methods used to manage them. Although there are "industry standards" such as ISO14971 and others, risk remains a source of confusion for manufacturers and regulators alike. During this 3-part interactive webinar, a more systematic, engineering-minded approach to risk is presented using multiple examples of medical devices to demonstrate important concepts. Ultimately risk is not a simple matter! Following the webinar, participants will have a much better appreciation of the importance of risk and how to manage it.

Date: March 28 - 30, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
Duration: 60 minutes per day

Sponsored by:
Arena Solutions

Hosted by:
Qmed Logo

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3D Printing for Surgical Devices and Medical Models

In this 55-minute webinar, Dr. Frank Rybicki, Chief of Medical Imaging at Ottawa Hospital, will share insights, examples and benefits of 3D printing in the medical field. He will discuss the role of 3D printing in medicine, particularly in hospitals, several models for hospital-based 3D printing programs and current trends and future paths for 3D printing. As well as share benefits such as less time in the operating room, fewer post-operative complications and avoidance of unnecessary surgery.

Date: December 15, 2016
Duration: 55 minutes

Sponsored by:
Stratasys

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Conformal Coatings for Tomorrow’s Medical Technologies

Many of today’s advanced medical technologies rely on surface modification to enhance electrical properties, alter physical properties (e.g., coefficient of friction, strength, etc.), and/or provide chemical, moisture and fluid barrier properties. This webinar will discuss the chemistry and use of Parylene coatings and how they differentiate themselves across the medical market. Also, a variety of current and future Parylene applications will be discussed, including the coating’s use in neurostimulation, infusion and electrosurgical technologies.

Date: September 28, 2016
Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by:
Nelson Laboratories

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ISO 80369 Standards Bring Changes to Medical Device Companies

This webinar will address the details surrounding the new ISO 80369 standards that are affecting medical device manufacturers. The expert in this webinar will outline what ISO 80369 standards are, how they will affect the industry, and when the standards will come into effect.

Date: September 12, 2016
Duration: 30 minutes

Sponsored by:
Nordson

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Automation in Machining

Automation is becoming a key component of the industry and should be a heavily weighted factor in selecting vendor partners. Whether utilizing a highly automated cell complete with 8-axis robots and vision inspection capabilities, or a simple solution through fixturing or palletization, automation provides the following key benefits: higher throughput, higher utilization rates, reduction in labor costs, reduction of opportunity costs and process repeatability and consistency.

Date: September 6, 2016
Duration: 20 minutes

Sponsored by:
Sil-Pro

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Featured Webinars and Online Courses

How to Develop a Risk Based Biological Safety Evaluation Per New US FDA Guidance

This three day course will incorporate the new US FDA guidance on biocompatibility into the three main steps in developing a Biological Safety Evaluation (BSE): Biological Evaluation Plan (BEP), Testing Options, and Biological Evaluation Report (BER). Composed of three one-hour presentations followed by Q&A sessions, the course will cover each step in developing a BSE in detail. This course will provide insight into regulatory expectations when it comes to evaluating device safety.

Date: August 30, 2016 - September 1, 2016
Duration: 60 minutes/day

Sponsored by:
Nelson Laboratories

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Driving Innovation and Adoption 3D Printing in the Medical Device Industry

Learn more as Dr. Scott Rader, Stratasys, and Dr. Vicknes Waran, Centre for Biomedical and Technology Integration (CBMTI) in Malaysia, discuss how 3D printing can reduce cost, improve care or increase speed at every step in the medical device value chain.

Date: June 29, 2016
Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by:
Stratasys

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Archived Webinars and Online Courses

The following webcasts are available on demand. Follow the links to access archived content.

How to Manage Risk Throughout Medical Device Product Development Cycle and Beyond

This course will discuss the foundations of risk and the application of risk management to medical devices before and after market launch. Composed of three one-hour lectures followed by Q&A sessions, the course will cover the evolution of our modern concept of risk and will provide practical guidance on how to minimize risk throughout the product development cycle. The class also will provide a basic introduction to risk management and inductive and deductive risk analysis tools.

The course will be led by G.M. Samaras, a biomedical scientist/engineer in private practice (Pueblo, CO) since 1996. Trained as an electrical engineer, Samaras is a biomedical engineer with doctorates in physiology and industrial engineering. He has worked at the FDA/CDRH as a reviewer and a manager. He was a medical school and engineering graduate school professor, and founded a biomedical engineering product development firm that he ran for a decade.

Date: April 19 - 21, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
Duration: 60 minutes per day

Sponsored by:
Arena Solutions

Hosted by:
Qmed Logo

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Build (or Fix) Your Quality Management System

This is a practical crash course on 21 CFR 820 and EN ISO 13485:2012, as well as the key focal points for each element and subpart. Whether you're a startup building a Quality Management System (QMS) for the first time or a Fortune 100 medtech company looking for specific help in a QMS area, learn insider tricks from St. Cloud State University Adjunct Professor and top 40 Under 40 consultant David Amor, an expert who has led multiple QMS implementation and remediation projects for large companies and startups alike. This course focuses on the stuff you can't Google and will take a boot-camp approach to implementing and solving many common QMS obstacles.

Date: March 15 - 17, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by:
Medgineering

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Updates & Trends from FDA: Including Recent ISO 10993 Biocompatibility News

Thor Rollins, biocompatibility expert with Nelson Labs, will provide insights on biocompatibility testing and where the ISO/TC-194 working group plans to take the ISO 10993 standard in the future, and Allison Komiyama, regulatory consultant with AcKnowledge Regulatory Strategies, will break down the FDA’s recently released “A-list” guidance documents and discuss how recommendations may impact medical device manufacturers.

Date: August 25, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM PT /2:00 PM ET
Duration: 60 minutes

Sponsored by:
Nelson Laboratories

Hosted by:

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