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Event Registration - Integrating Risk Management into the Product Life Cycle

Start Date:
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
End Date:
Friday, November 15, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

This comprehensive 3-day course for medical device manufacturers presents risk management concepts used throughout the quality system that can help your organization meet FDA and ANSI/AAMI/ISO 13485:2016 requirements for risk management. This course covers the use of risk management principles throughout the life cycle of the product, from design…to manufacturing…through post-production to retirement. Instructors will illustrate linkages between the product risk management process and quality system processes. Students will discover how to use regulatory databases to support risk management activities at different stages of the product life cycle, as well as the use of International Product Safety Standards during risk management activities.

Registration Fees:

  • AAMI Members: $2335
  • Nonmembers: $2635
  • Government Employees: $950



Program Outline


DAY 1 | 8 AM-5 PM 

Introduction to ISO 14971

Basic Terms and Concepts

Risk Management requirements

Management Responsibilities

Risk Management at CDRH

DAY 2 | 8 AM-5 PM 

Risk Management in Product realization

· Design Controls

· Risk Management and Usability

· Production and Service provision

· Control of Monitoring and Measuring equipment

Special requirements for Software Risk Management

DAY 3 | 8 AM-5 PM 
Overall Residual Risk


Production and Post-Production Information including Medical MDR and IVDR requirements

Managing the risk management file


Risk Management in quality systems than Product realization



Program Objective

FDA and AAMI faculty work together to help the learner understand:


· Basic terms of risk management and how they relate to each other and how to use risk management throughout the quality system to make risk-based decisions for product realization cradle to grave

· How to use a variety of risk management tools to support risk-based thinking and decision making along with typical scenarios when the tools can be most useful,

· FDA's expectations for submissions and compliance, as well as how to apply risk management principles to various aspects of a quality system as required by the FDA and ISO 13485:2016,

· The current state of risk management based on ISO 14971 and other applicable product safety standards including those related to processes and those related to specific medical device products.

· How risk management is audited during MDSAP audits and how that relates to country specific requirements for risk management activities or risk-based decisions.

Target Audience

Instruction is targeted to quality assurance and regulatory affairs personnel, design and process engineers, manufacturing and operations managers, and members of research and development or new product development teams. For participants to gain the maximum benefit from this course, it is recommended for those who have a working knowledge of the Quality System regulation and design controls or who have already attended AAMI's Quality System and Design Control courses.



Learning objectives are delivered in a highly interactive format includes relevant examples from a broad product spectrum that demonstrate current industry practices of risk management throughout the quality system and product life cycle. In addition, interactive, hands on exercises will allow participants to practice applying risk management concepts, principles, and tools throughout the product life cycle and the quality system.



Fee includes a comprehensive eNotebook of all training materials and many of the referenced materials, including FDA and Global Harmonization Task Force, and IMDRF guidance documents relevant to the course, all in one easy to find and download location. Also provided is ANSI/AAMI/ISO 14971:2007/(R) 2010, Medical devices - Application of risk management to medical devices

  • Event Location
    • Address:
      AAMI Center for Excellence (ACE)
      901 North Glebe Road Suite 300
      Arlington, VA 22203
  • Hotel Info

    • Course Location: AAMI Center for Excellence (ACE)
      901 North Glebe Road Suite 300
      Arlington, VA 22203
      Phone: (703) 525-4890

      For further information about the hotels near AAMI, transportation, and local attractions, please visit the AAMI website at Hotel Reservation Information

  • Event Notes
    • Substitutions, Transfers, and Cancellations. . . In the event you are unable to attend this course, you may transfer your registration to a qualified colleague or apply your registration fee to a subsequent program, on a space-available basis. All substitution, transfer, and cancellation requests must be made in writing to AAMI Customer Service.

      Send a colleague to attend in your place . . . Substitutions can be made at any time prior to a program without penalty. No substitutions will be honored once a program begins.

      Transfer to a subsequent program . . . AAMI allows a one time transfer to a subsequent program as an alternative to cancellation. Transfer requests must be received by AAMI in writing (via e-mail or fax) no later than one week prior to the start of the originally registered program. (Please note: for those requests received within one week of the program, AAMI will assess a $400 transfer penalty in addition to the registration fee). Transfer requests must state alternate name and date of the program choice. Since programs are not all priced identically, the registrant is responsible for any increases in registration fees resulting from the transfer. No refunds for the difference between program prices will be made should the price of the program choice be less than the price of the originally registered program. Any request for a transfer beyond this one-time allowance will be treated as a cancellation (See Cancellation Policy).

      Cancellation . . . If AAMI receives a cancellation request at least one week prior to the program date, the registration fee minus a $400 cancellation fee will be refunded. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received by AAMI less than one week before the program.

      No Shows . . . Failure to attend a program for which you are registered will result in forfeiture of registration fees.

      AAMI Membership . . . Are you entitled to the member discount? Please call (800) 332-2264, ext. 1214, before you register and find out. If you are not a member, join AAMI for a special rate of $250 for an Individual Membership and $310 for an International Individual Membership to receive a discount on your registration fees.

      Course Confirmation . . . Confirmation notices will be distributed one week after your registration has been processed. You must have this confirmation to ensure course attendance.

      Contact Information . . . Your contact information will be provided on an attendee roster that will be distributed to course attendees and faculty. If you do not want your telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address provided to course attendees and faculty please email AAMI Customer Service. (This does not apply to AAMI's on-line membership directory.)

      Note . . . Please confirm course availability prior to submitting payment and making travel reservations. AAMI is not responsible for any airline or hotel cancellation fees if course availability is not confirmed prior to making travel reservations.

Registration is closed.