The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), AdvaMed, and the Virginia Tech Center for Applied Health Sciences are conference sponsors.
Speakers include FDA Deputy Commissioner Janet Woodcock, USDA Deputy Undersecretary Merle Pierson, and Alf Dolan, convener of ISO 14971. The conference will also feature presentations by Daniel Schultz, director of the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, and Robert Brackett, director of the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, as well as scientists and policy makers from the World Health Organization, the European Union, the U.S. Public Health Service, and the Department of Homeland Security. Juxtaposed with these will be a number of distinguished speakers from industry and academia, creating a thoroughly balanced forum for productive discussion.
Topics will include legal risks, use of risk tools, human factors, enterprise risk management, total life cycle, environmental risk management, research & development, and risk communication. Meeting size will be limited for this exclusive event, promoting individual contact and informal discussion.
The Center for Applied Health Sciences at Virginia Tech is focused on safeguarding human health by promoting constructive approaches to risk management issues in the medical device, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and food industries. The center offers workshops, graduate and professional education, and on-site training that gives working professionals a variety of ways to stay abreast of the complex field of risk management.