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EU IVDR Internal Auditor Training

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2 days

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Virtual Learning

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Dates

Times

2 days

Location

Virtual Learning

Availability

About This Course

This instructor-led two-day course provides guidance on how to prepare for, plan, and conduct an internal or supplier audit based on the EU IVDR. This course also focuses on ISO 13485:2016 relative to its correspondence with the EU IVDR.

This course provides practical instruction for auditors and managers performing, facilitating, or managing internal and supplier audits against criteria contained within the European Union In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (EU IVDR).  The instructor will review the regulation in depth from the auditor’s perspective and provide practical instruction for preparing for, planning, and conducting EU IVDR audits according to NSF’s formal, documented EU IVDR Audit Model.

This course includes a two-hour eLearning prerequisite module, EU IVDR – A Comprehensive Overview, to be completed prior to the start of the live instruction. The self-paced eLearning covers every aspect of the regulation and identifies key pre- and post-market requirements associated with EU IVDR – standard regulatory requirements that must be met by all In Vitro Diagnostic manufacturers wishing to do business in the EU regardless of IVD classification.

Key Learning Objectives

At the end of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Identify Key Articles and Annexes of the EU IVDR
  • Recognize Intent of Requirements as Described in Recitals
  • Identify Classification Implementing and Classification Rules
  • Identify General Safety and Performance Requirements (GSPRs)
  • Recognize Content of Technical Documentation
  • Identify Post-Market Surveillance Reporting and Vigilance Obligations
  • Recognize one EU IVDR Audit Model
  • Plan an EU IVDR Audit
  • Document Nonconformities against EU IVDR requirements

Who Should Attend

This course is helpful for experienced internal auditors seeking to expand their auditing knowledge of the EU IVDR, for managers of audit programs, and for anyone who will be the subject of or participate in an EU IVDR audit. Delegates should have some internal audit experience, and ideally have certified auditor/lead auditor qualifications in QMS audits.

Tutors

Course tutors selected from the following:

Janet Book - Janet Book has worked in the field of quality for the past 35 years in a wide variety of industries, including blood banking, food processing, quality consulting, chemical, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, she has conducted internal and supplier audits utilizing many different industry-specific standards, due diligence evaluations as well as capability assessments. She has been involved with writing quality procedures; developing supplier, internal and corporate audit programs; developing quality management systems; and developing and presenting quality-related training and seminars. Janet is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and served as an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Recently, she earned her Certificate in Privacy Law and Cyber Security and worked in privacy providing guidance on quality, regulatory and compliance functions. She is a senior member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) and an RABQSA Quality Systems Lead Auditor.

Robert Ruff - Rob has over 30 years’ experience in the medical device and public health sectors, including completing a long, distinguished career with the U.S. FDA. His extensive regulatory experience includes co-authoring the MDSAP Audit Model and the Quality System Inspection Technique (QSIT). He also developed FDA’s computer-based training for QSIT, the Quality System Regulation and the Medical Device Reporting Regulation.

James Pink - James Pink has over 20 years of experience in the medical devices industry including 10 years as a health care technology expert and lead auditor for a leading European notified body. He began his career as a product designer in the oil tools industry moving into medical physics and clinical engineering at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, UK. His industry experience includes managing product development and quality assurance programs for active and non-active implantable and combination products. Mr. Pink is a contributor to several medical device standards committees including ISO 13485, ISO 14971, and various product-related standards.

Ashley Kelleher - Ashley has more than 14 years of professional experience in the medical device, pharmaceutical and certification industries. Her experience includes program management and project management of global, third-party, and notified body certifications for the medical industry. In addition, Ashley has expertise in reviewing technical file documentation (CE marking) and holds lead auditor certifications for ISO 13485, GDP, MDSAP, EU-MDR, ISO 14971, ISO 9001 and ISO 15378. Her educational background is in veterinary science.

Gert Sorensen - Gert Sorensen has worked in the field of Medical Device quality for the past 22 years in different roles; as a QA specialist within global companies producing class I, II and III Devices also including electronics and software. Gert has also worked as a consultant specialized in FDA 21 CFR compliance, Process Validation and Software Validation and as Notified Body Auditor. Gert has conducted internal audits, supplier audits and third-party audits under ISO 9001 and 13485, MDD 93/42/EEC, MDR 2017/745 and MDSAP. He has also conducted due diligence evaluations as well as capability assessments. He has been involved with writing quality procedures; developing supplier, internal and corporate audit programs; developing global quality management systems; and developing and presenting quality-related training and seminars.

  • Explaining how to navigate the IVDR was crucial. So, the first day really helped me understand how it was broken down and how to find everything.
    Anonymous
  • The breakout sessions did an excellent job of integrating the topic content, and the moderator worked with each breakout group personally to ensure comprehension.
    Paul Gibson
    ThinkORB
  • The course provided a very strong understanding of how to approach the EU-IVDR from an auditor's perspective.
    John Karels
    PSC

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