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17th Annual Device Research & Regulatory Conference: Navigating Innovation and Compliance – SOCRA Blog

The 17th Annual Device Research & Regulatory Conference is just around the corner, and it promises to be an enlightening event for professionals in the medical device industry. Hosted in the vibrant city of Nashville, Tennessee, this premier device conference brings together experts, thought leaders, and practitioners to explore the latest advancements, challenges, and best practices in the field. 

This conference offers a place to learn and connect as we work toward a universal goal: to release safe and effective medical technologies to the market. “What motivates me every day is to help drive development so that clinicians are more efficient in their diagnoses and treatments and patients can experience improved outcomes,” said Angie Rock, MBA, CCRP, Conference Course Chair. “This conference allows you to connect with a diverse group of people to help you to address and satisfy the high level of compliance requirements and scientific rigor that will ensure the safety of all research participants, as we work toward releasing safe and effective devices. 

What to Expect

1. Expert Insights  

The heart of the conference lies in its expert insights. Join accomplished speakers, Angie Rock, Kathi Durdon, Donna Headlee and Quincy Byrdsong, accompanied by other decorated members in the field, each focused on their specific expertise in medical devices in clinical research.  

2. Critical Topics Navigating regulatory challenges and improving outcomes 

Attendees will delve into topics such as: 

  • Medical Device Overview: Understand the basics of Medical Device Terminology, Classification, ISO overview, FDA IDE Regulations, and Good Clinical Practice 
  • Case Study: Uncover strategies and successful framework for Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) 
  • Medical Device Regulations: Learn about voluntary consensus standards, the impact of the European Union, and Ethics and Innovation 
  • Effective Financial Management: Explore how to create budgets, negotiate, and manage ongoing finances of Clinical Trials 
  • Take a look at the full agenda here: https://www.socra.org/conferences-and-education/training-conferences-workshops-courses/device-conference/agenda/ 
  • 2. Preconference Workshop 
  • Plus, before the main program kicks off, participants have the opportunity to attend a half-day preconference workshop on device basics. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the field, this workshop provides essential foundational knowledge. 

3. Networking and Collaboration 

Connect with fellow attendees, industry leaders, and regulatory experts. Share experiences, exchange ideas, and build valuable relationships. Who knows? Your next collaboration might just be sparked during a coffee break! 

Key Details

  • Dates: May 2 & 3, 2024 
  • Location: Nashville, TN 
  • Venue: Holiday Inn Express Nashville Downtown 
  • Registration Fees:  
  1. SOCRA Member: $675 
  2. Non-Member (includes one-year membership): $750 
  • Preconference Workshop Fee: $175 (additional) 
  • Continuing Education Credits:  
  1. SOCRA CE and Nurse CNE: Up to 17.5 credits 
  2. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: Up to 17.5 credits 

Register Now 

Join us for an event crafted by device professionals for device professionals. Throughout the conference, you’ll delve into invaluable insights on navigating the regulatory landscape, equipping yourself with the knowledge and tools essential for success. Engage with distinguished keynote speakers, who will illuminate trending topics and provide invaluable perspectives. Forge meaningful connections and expand your professional network by connecting with fellow device professionals, fostering collaboration and idea exchange. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to the industry, this conference offers unparalleled opportunities for career development and growth.  

Register today at this link and secure your spot at the 17th Annual Device Research & Regulatory Conference. Let’s shape the future of medical devices together.