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Medical Device Risk Management A to Z - Best Practices for Effectiveness and Efficiency: 2-day In-person Seminar

Stan Mastrangelo, Consultant
Location 1:-
Salt Lake City, UT

Monday, December 14, 2015 | Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Location 2:-
San Francisco, CA

Thursday, February 25, 2016 | Friday, February 26, 2016
Location 3:-
Boston, MA

Thursday, May 5, 2016 | Friday, May 6, 2016

Course Description:

The course is designed for Medical Products Manufacturers. The course will be taught for Medical Devices and Combination Products, but will also be of benefit to Pharmaceutical Manufacturers.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, the participants will have learned how to implement good risk management principles into medical products manufacturing operations such as medical devices, combination products, and pharmaceuticals:

  • Understand what are the current issues and recommended solutions
  • How to implement the ISO 14971 framework
  • Use a Traceability Report for improved risk management operations
  • How to Use Standards to Facilitate Product-to-Market Achievements
  • How to Use Risk Management to Identify the Critical Success Factors
  • Key implementation issues related to Risk Management
  • Using Risk Management to identify key opportunities for the organization
  • Risk Integration Issues, especially related to the Quality System and Design Controls
  • Use of appropriate risk management tools beyond FMEA

Seminar Fee Includes:

AM-PM Tea/Coffee
Seminar Material
USB with seminar presentation
Hard copy of presentation
Attendance Certificate
$100 Gift Cert for next seminar

Who will benefit:

The course is designed for manufacturing professional employees that must interface with or implement product risk management activities in a medical product manufacturing operation.

  • Product Risk Managers
  • Quality Assurance
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Research & Development
  • Project Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Manufacturing Managers
  • Engineers

Course Outline:

Day One (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM) Day Two (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)

Registration Process: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Session Start Time: 9:00 AM

  1. Introduction to Risk Science
    • What Is So Special About Medical Products?
    • Complexity Theory, Chaos Theory, and Decision-making
  2. Introduction to ISO 14971
    • What it is
    • What it isn’t
  3. What Is New?
    • New European Requirements
    • Risk Management in IEC 60601
    • Human Factors
  4. Frameworks for Successful Risk Management
    • Review of ISO 31000
    • Combination Products and ICH Q9
  5. Planning for Effective Risk Management
    • Integrating Risk Management into Design Controls
    • Risk Concepts in Project Planning
  6. The Master Document – The Traceability Report
    • Key role of this document
    • Leverage this report to meet new EN requirements
  7. ISO 14971 - By The Numbers
    • Management Responsibility
    • Risk Policy
    • Establishing Risk Acceptability Criteria
  8. Risk Analysis
    • The Importance of Preliminary Hazard Analysis
    • Risk Estimation – Effective Use of Qualitative Analysis
    • Using More Tools Than Just FMEA

  1. Risk Assessments
    • Using a Modular Strategy for Complex Products
    • How to Assess Overall Risk and Risk-Benefit
  2. Risk Control Techniques
    • Verification of Implementation
    • Using Validation for Effectiveness
  3. Production & Post – Production
    • Is Production Being Monitored and Documented in the Risk File?
    • Documenting Field Performance in the Risk File
    • Making Recall Decisions
    • Communicating Risk to Stakeholders
  4. Risk Management in R&D
    • Risk Science in the Research Phase
    • Risk Management in Design Phase Reviews
  5. Risk Management in IEC 60601, Third Edition
    • Using Risk Science to Address Unique Product Characteristics
    • The Test Lab and the Risk Management File
  6. Risk Management in the Supply Chain
    • Assessing Supply Chain Risk
    • Controlling Supply Chain Risk
  7. Organization of the Risk Management File
    • Product Families
    • Products and Accessories in Medical Systems
  8. Conclusion
    • Confirmation of Learning Objectives
    • Key Topics to Watch

Meet Your Instructor

Stan Mastrangelo

Stan Mastrangelo has over 30 years of professional work experience in Quality Assurance of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and foods. Stan has held positions such as Senior Quality Engineer, Corporate Quality Assurance Auditor, Plant QA Manager, QA Director, and Consultant. Stan was a member of the ANSI Executive Standards Board. Stan has had extensive involvement in the development of International Risk Management Standards. Stan was a member of the ISO Joint Working Group for Risk Management of Medical Devices (that developed ISO/IEC14971). Stan was a committee liaison to the ISO Technical Management Board Joint Working Group on Risk Management that developed ISO 31000 which is the Risk Management Standard for all sectors. Stan was on the US PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association) Team that supported the development of ICH (International Conference for Harmonization) Standard Q9 titled Quality Risk Management for Pharmaceuticals. Stan also served on various IEC Standards Teams related to IEC 60601, IEC 80001 and Risk Management in the Software Lifecycle. Stan is an Adjunct Professor at Virginia Tech and was a co-developer of a Masters Degree Program in Medical Product Risk Management. Stan is on the Risk Management Committee for the IECEE.

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December 14-15, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT
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February 25-26, 2016, San Francisco, CA
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May 5-6, 2016, Boston, MA
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The presentation was designed well and the presenter was conversant. I found the sessions interactive and well-planned.
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The course covered everything I thought it would. Overall well presented.
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