Each year on September 24 the FDA Unique Device Identification (UDI) final rule applies to another set of medical devices in the United States. That is the anniversary of the publication of the UDI final rule in 2013 (see “InBrief: FDA Publishes Final UDI Rule”). This year on that date, the set of devices that must comply with the rule includes implantable, life-supporting and life-sustaining devices for the first time. Manufacturers of those devices should be in the process of making the changes necessary to comply. And so, it is time again for the best source of UDI guidance: The 2015 UDI Conference in Baltimore, MD, occurring on June 24 and 25.
And once again, RxTrace is a proud sponsor of this essential conference. As an educational authority on UDI, the 7th annual UDI Conference will once again bring industry stakeholders together with the FDA UDI Team to ensure accurate UDI implementation and continued adoption momentum.
The UDI Conference is THE annual industry gathering for medical device manufacturers, distributors, and hospitals to convene to learn about, and understand, the UDI Regulation and the Global UDI Database (GUDID).
This year’s Conference is specifically structured for implantable, life-supporting, and life-sustaining devices and Class II medical devices facing imminent compliance dates, as well as hospitals moving towards incorporating UDI data into existing systems.
Attend the Conference to:
- Meet with the FDA UDI Team
- Learn how to utilize the Global UDI Database (GUDID) and how to harness the data
- Understand the requirements for your automatic identification systems
- Create your plan for implementation
- Gain the knowledge & 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
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. That alone is worth the price of admission, but it also allows you to 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. That puts it over the top in my opinion.
RxTrace readers will receive $100 off the registration fee, but you have to act fast to get the lowest price. Register by May 24th for the lowest possible fee. That’s this Sunday so do not delay!
To secure your seat at the best price, register by May 24th and make sure you enter “RX” in the discount field. Team registrations are encouraged. If two or more from the same company are planning to attend, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get a special team discount code.
Register today at http://www.udiconference.com/UDI_Conference/registration/
For additional conference details and the most up-to-date information, please visit http://www.udiconference.com/UDI_Conference/.