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9th Annual Medical Device Supplier Quality Assurance Conference

Impact of MDSAP, ISO 13485:2016 and EU MDR on Management of Supplier Quality, Comprehensive Approaches to Supplier Validation, Qualification & Lifecycle Management, while Differentiating and Assigning Risk to Varied Critical & Non-Critical Suppliers
April 29-30, 2019 | Arlington, VA | Key Bridge Marriott

5th Annual Medical Device Strategic Sourcing Conference

Ensuring Cost Effectiveness through the Strategic Implementation of Cost Modeling, Negotiation and Regulatory Compliance while Implementing Innovative Technology and Sourcing for Continuity
May 2-3, 2019 | Atlanta, GA | Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown

2nd Annual Pharmaceutical Portfolio Strategy and Management Conference

Aligning Asset Strategy & Operational Management to Ensure a Balanced Portfolio of Strong Product Candidates which Complement Commercial Offerings and Support the Overall Corporate Strategy through Optimized Leverage of Resources and Strategic Decision Making Supported by High-Level Data Analytics
May 13-14, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA | Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel

9th Annual Innovations in Medical Device Packaging Conference

Exploring Robust Testing Methods of Medical Device Packaging, Reviewing Updates and Impact of ISO 11607 and EU MDR, Developing Confident Sampling Plans that Meet FDA Expectations, while Incorporating End User Feedback for Medical Device Packaging Design
May 14-15, 2019 | Chicago, IL | Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop

9th Annual Medical Device and Diagnostic Labeling Conference

Streamlining & Optimizing Labeling Strategy in a Rapidly Evolving International Regulatory Environment with a Focus on Developing EU MDR & IVDR Compliant Labels, all while Enhancing Localization & Translation Processes, with the Goal of Reaching Operational Excellence through the Implementation of Impactful ELS, CMS & MDM Technology
May 14-15, 2019 | Chicago, IL | Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop






The Q1 conference platform is designed to provide our attendees a high-level educational experience, with an emphasis on shared learning and peer-to-peer networking. Our unique format includes case study presentations, small group discussions, live audience polling, and Q&A sessions. Our speakers and panelists represent the leading minds in their industry including accomplished executives, legal professionals, regulatory officials, and innovative thought leaders.


In order to continue the learning and networking opportunities surrounding our executive conference and forum programs, Q1 hosts webinars throughout the year to provide updates and critical learning opportunities for the industry.


Enjoy all the educational benefits of our conferences, with the added bonus of enhanced networking opportunities through scheduled networking meetings with industry professionals. Our forums attract C-Suite and VP level executives interested in sharing common challenges and concerns through peer-to-peer exchanges.


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Panel Preview: Reaching Success In Partnerships With Translation Providers

Anita Stever, Senior Technical Writer, ACIST Medical Systems Sara Brouillette, Senior Global Labeling Specialist, bioMérieux Can you share a brief overview of your roles? [Anita Stever]: My role at ACIST is to work with project teams (both new products and sustaining...

Data Integrity for Automation Engineers

Frederick Johnson of Genentech, Inc. is one of many experts presenting at Q1’s Life Sciences Manufacturing Automation Optimization Conference this April. His co-presentation, “Digitizing Automation for Enhanced Data Collection & Processes,” with Iris Scott of...

Understanding GUDID

Dawn FowlerDirector, UDI/Master Data ManagementMasimo Can you give a brief overview of your role at Masimo? I’m currently responsible for the Global UDI & Master Product Data initiatives here at Masimo. This is a rapidly growing area within the medical device...

Session Preview: Deep Dive Into The Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP)

Paul Chiappetta is the Director, Quality Systems and Compliance at Thermo Fisher Scientific. He is presenting at the upcoming Medical Device Supplier Quality Conference on April 29-30 in Arlington, VA. Learn more about his presentation below! Can you give a brief...

What’s in an Age?

Marilyn Burns is the Director of Clinical Affairs at Symmetry Surgical. She is presenting at the upcoming Medical Device Clinical Training Conference on February 26-27 in Charlotte, NC. Learn more about her presentation below!Can you give a brief overview of your role...

Managing The Time Crunch: Best Practices, Solutions & Ideas

Greg Prevatt is the Director of Education at Apollo Endosurgery and is presenting at the upcoming Medical Device Clinical Training Conference on February 26-27 in Charlotte, NC. Learn more about his presentation below! Can you give a brief overview of your role at...

So You Want to Break Into the Medical Device Industry…

Amazon recently made news for its long-anticipated announcement of Amazon HQ2, its two new locations in New York City and Crystal City, VA. While the 14-month search process and bidding process was raising concern and buzz, there was another Amazon story that was...

ICH Q12 EU Compatibility

The International Council for Harmonization (ICH) works to make global trade in the pharmaceutical industry easier. According to a recent article, the ICH “issued in December of 2017 a draft guidance aimed at more uniformity in rules on the quality of medicines...

Beep…Boop…Bop: Redesigning the Sounds of Medical Devices

Human Factors and Usability professionals have the unique understanding of how healthcare professionals can and do use medical products in a real-world setting. The art and science of developing medical devices that patients can properly interact with and...

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