National MDR & IVDR Conference

Third country status to the EU: The experience of Switzerland & the UK

The conference will focus on the regulatory aspects of development and export (for manufacturers) and import and distribution (for traders). Invited guest speakers from Switzerland and the UK will address the main question: «(How) can we turn third country status into an advantage for our country?»

Secure your ticket now. The attendance is limited to 500 participants. The event language is English.
 

 

Registration

MDR & IVDR Conference
19 October 2022

BERNEXPO Congress 1.3
Mingerstrasse 6, 3014 Bern
Website

Morning

08.15 – 09.00 h
Doors and Registration
09.00 – 09.10 h
Welcome notes
  • Situation of the Swiss medtech industry and our ambitions for the future
    Words of welcome by Beat Vonlanthen, President Swiss Medtech
  • International collaboration and Free Trade Agreement UK-CH
    Words of welcome by her Excellency Jane Owen, Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation and to Liechtenstein
09.10 – 10.45 h
Plenary programme: Politics and Regulation
  • The EU and MDR/IVDR: How do we get out of this mess?
    presented by Dr Marc-Pierre Möll, CEO BVMed
  • How is the UK preparing for its future in parallel to the EU regulations
    presented by David Lawson, Director of Medical Technology, Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC), UK Government
  • The UK as third country: Where do we go from here?
    presented by Phil Brown, Director Regulatory & Compliance, Association of British Health Tech Industries ABHI
  • Switzerland as third country: Where do we go from here?
    presented by Dr Daniel Delfosse (Head of Regulation & Innovation, Swiss Medtech)
  • Round table – What can Switzerland and UK learn from each other
10.45 – 11.15 h
Break
11.15 – 12.30 h
Breakout Sessions Morning
  • Session 1 – «For manufacturers»
    Working with Notified Bodies under siege conditions
  • Session 2 – «For distributors»
    The impact of the MedDO on import and availability of medical devices
  • Session 3 – «For IVD products»
    Helicopter view on IVD regulation and lessons learnt from MDR
12.30 – 13.45 h
Lunch break

Afternoon

13.45 – 15.00 h
Breakout Sessions Afternoon
  • Session 4 – «For manufacturers»
    How to bring new products on the market (national solutions)
  • Session 5 – «For distributors»
    Possible supply shortages and solutions for the Swiss market
  • Session 6 – «For IVD products»
    Focus on technical issues and performance evaluation
15.00 – 15.30 h
Break
15.30 – 17.00 h
Plenary programme: How to bring innovation to the Swiss & British patients
  • How does the UK support medical device innovations?
    presented by Vishal Thakker, Head of UK Approved Body, BSI & Dr Neil Ebenezer, Medical Technology Specialist, Department of International Trade DIT, UK Government
  • How does Switzerland support medical device innovations?
    Speaker not yet confirmed
  • Round table – Ways to make Switzerland & the UK more attractive for medtech companies
  • The next hot topic: How sustainable is the medtech industry? The example of Germany
    presented by Dr Marc-Pierre Möll, CEO BVMed
17.00 h
End of event

 

Contact

Dr. Daniel Delfosse

Head of Regulation & Innovation

Member of the Executive Board

+41 31 330 97 74

+41 79 308 80 76

E-Mail

The following elements are included in the ticket price:

  • Conference ticket incl. refreshments
  • Access to list of participants and presentation documents
  • Certificate of attendance

Venue

The event will be held at BERNEXPO Congress 1.3. 
Information on how to get there and access to parking can be found here.

 

 

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Organisation

Dr. Daniel Delfosse

Head of Regulation & Innovation

Member of the Executive Board

+41 31 330 97 74

+41 79 308 80 76

E-Mail

Bettina Knellwolf

Project Manager

Events

+41 31 330 97 77

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Angela D’Aranno

Project Assistant

+41 31 330 97 70

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