Manufacturers of class III medical devices are (hopefully) breathing a sigh of relief today after the recent scurry of activity leading up to yesterday’s deadline for meeting the FDA’s Unique Device Identifier (UDI) regulation. Now they can relax, right? Well, odds are, most of them also make class II devices, and maybe even some that are “life supporting and/or life sustaining” devices as well, which means the march toward the next UDI deadlines has to start all over again.
Fortunately, the experience gained by those who faced this first deadline can help guide those who need to meet the next one(s). Device distributors and hospitals will need to learn how to maximize the value of the new UDI identifiers and GUDID database. I can’t think of a more efficient way to collect those experiences, and hear directly from elite members of the FDA’s UDI team, than to attend the premier UDI Conference next month.
And you’re in luck. Register before the end of September (through next Tuesday) and you will get early-bird pricing. AND enter “RX” into the promotional code field on the event registration page and you will automatically save $100! Plus, if you register two or more people from the same company at the same time, you may qualify for additional discounts (see below for details). Make sure you tell them I sent you so you get the maximum discount.
Here are the details from the event organizers:
RxTrace to Sponsor the Annual UDI Conference!
October 28-29, 2014 ♦ Baltimore, MD
As an educational authority on UDI, the 6th annual UDI Conference will continue to bring industry stakeholders together with the FDA UDI Team to ensure accurate UDI implementation and continued adoption momentum.
RxTrace is proud to sponsor the UDI Conference again – THE annual industry gathering for medical device manufacturers, distributors, and hospitals to convene to learn about the UDI Regulation and the Global UDI Database (GUDID).
Attend the Conference to:
- Learn the technical details about the UDI Regulation from the FDA Team
- See how to best utilize the Global UDI Database (GUDID) to harness the data
- Understand the requirements for your automatic identification systems
- Create your plan for implementation
- Gain the knowledge and establish resources needed to guide your organization
Teams from the following should attend:
- Medical Device Manufacturers
- Health Care Distributors
- Group Purchasing Organizations
- Hospitals and Health Care Providers
- Health Care Industry Professionals
** NEW this year – special “Provider Track” offered as part of the Conference Program, hosted by the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM).
The UDI-enabling Technologies:
The UDI Regulation requires new/improved systems and processes to efficiently mark/tag equipment, scan device information at various points in its life cycle, and transmit that data to the GUDID and other software systems.
The UDI Conference allows you to interact directly with the FDA UDI team, investigate UDI technology in the exhibit hall, plan your migration path, and network with peers in the healthcare industry in one place, at one time.
Register by before September 30th:
To secure your seat, register by September 30th before the price increases. Enter “RX” in the promotional code field to automatically save $100. Team registrations are encouraged. If 2 or more from the same company are planning to attend, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a discount code.
Register today at http://udiconference.com/register.html
The UDI Conference is produced and managed by The Clarion Group, Inc. 1-800-560-1980.