Symposium Programme

6th EMWA Symposium
Medical Devices and Technologies - Emerging Opportunities for Medical Communicators

Thursday 3 May 2018

The 6th EMWA symposium day, with focus on medical devices and the recent changes in the European legislations, is targeting regulatory writers and medical communicators alike. It provides the perspectives of different stakeholders, including medical writers, legislators, notified bodies, medical device companies, patient representatives, and reimbursement professionals.


The following topics will be discussed:

  • Introduction to medical devices
  • Transferable skills: From drugs to medical devices
  • The new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and its implications for medical writers
  • MDR and MEDDEV: what notified bodies are looking for in clinical evaluation reports (CERs)
  • Patients as users: Apps, technologies, security, and potential failures
  • Databases and tools: systematic reviews
  • From bench to publication: all you need to know about medical devices based on a case example
  • Publication planning during the life cycle of a medical device
  • European medical devices reimbursement strategies and associated documents

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