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How to write a Clinical Evaluation Report from MDR Perspective


08 June 2020





How to write a Clinical Evaluation Report from MDR Perspective

The clinical evaluation report (CER) is an important part of the Technical File/ Design Dossier for a medical device.
Although the medical writer conducts the literature review and compiles the CER, input is required from several disciplines: engineers, regulatory specialists, safety scientists and quality experts all play vital roles.
The aim of this workshop is to better understand what is involved in writing a CER to MDR standards and how the different disciplines can contribute to the CER writing process. The workshop will focus on the increased requirement for compliant CERs based on the evolution of the MEDDEV documents and the MDR. It will combine analysis of the new regulatory requirements per product risk class with real life examples on do’s and don’ts when planning and writing CERs.

1. Introductions and workshop overview

2. Overview of clinical evaluation and clinical investigation requirements of the MDR, MEDDEV 2.7/1 rev4, MEDDEV 2.12/2 rev 2 and ISO 14155

3. Brief overview of medical devices classification. Risk class and notified body expectations on clinical data and summary of clinical documents related to each risk class

4. Stages of clinical evaluation

  • Scoping and planning – the clinical evaluation plan: What is “sufficient clinical data”? When are clinical studies necessary? When can I claim equivalence?
  • Identifying and appraising pertinent data
  • Analysis of clinical data

5. The CER layout and content, with particular focus on:

  • Current knowledge and state of the art
  • Equivalence justification
  • Clinical literature review
  • Risk assessment
  • Post-market surveillance (PMS) and post-market clinical follow-up (PMCF)
  • Update from ISO 14155

6. Discussion of participants’ real life examples

7. Summary and Conclusions

Course language

The course will be in English

Gillian  Pritchard
Gillian Pritchard Director at Sylexis Ltd.

Gillian is a pharmaceutical physician and regulatory medical writer with over 30 years’ clinical and industry experience providing regulatory writing services for pharmaceutical and medical device clients. Gillian has broad pharmaceutical and medical devices experience across a wide range of therapeutic areas, e.g. cardiology, orthopaedics, clinical pharmacology, ophthalmology, diabetes and gynaecology. Over the years she has written numerous clinical study reports, clinical evaluation reports, clinical summaries and overviews, and various clinical trial documents. Gillian trained in medicine and was a research physician in academia and phase I-II contract research; a clinical project manager for phase III trials with Pfizer GRD; and also with a pharmaceutical and medical devices consultancy. She is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, has an MBA and an MSc in Clinical Pharmacology. Gillian is an active member of the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) where she gives workshops on literature reviews, transferable skills in pharmaceutical and medical device writing, drug safety and ICH-GCP. She is a member of EMWA’s medical devices special interest group.

This workshop will be of interest to anyone involved with the clinical evaluation process and who contributes to the CER:

  • Clinical Department managers
  • Regulatory Affairs managers
  • Marketing staff
  • CROs

Participant experience

Experience of writing or contributing to a CER and awareness of the MDR 2017/745 would be useful.
Participants should be familiar with MEDDEV 2.7/1 rev. 4 (2016), particularly Appendix A9, as this will be referred to during the workshop.

The workshop will be a mixture of presentation, group work and discussion.

The training course will take place in Amsterdam

Upon Arrival
At your arrival you will find our Staff at the Welcome Desk to greet and make you feel welcome and as comfortable as possible, providing direction and all information about the meeting, seating, refreshments.

Coffee breaks and lunch will provide a pleasant moment of refreshment. Special care about the food quality, in particular to your dietary needs or preferences, from menus of local products and flavors to vegetarian dishes.

Limited number of participants to encourage networking and discussion.

Training Room

All our training facilities are safe, healthy, comfortable, aesthetically-pleasing, and accessible. They are able to accommodate the specific space and equipment needs of the training program.
Depending on the seating configuration, the room may accommodate lecture-style instruction or encourage interaction in the form of roundtable discussions. Equipped for audio/visual, Free Wi-Fi to allow everyone to connect with just one click, electric sockets.

Teaching materials

All the information necessary for learning during the course is provided. It is recommended to bring your PC to take notes (even directly on the slides provided in PDF format). The environment is important to us and that's why we try to make this meeting an experience of environmental sustainability.

Fee includes
Tuition, teaching materials, lunch and coffee breaks, organizational office assistance, attendance certificate. 

The course will proceed with a minimum number of participants. Should this number not be reached the registered participants will be notified one week prior to the commencement of the course.
Certificate of attendance

Early Bird: € 880,00* (until 11 May 2020)

Ordinary: € 990,00*

Freelance - Academy - Public Administration**: € 490,00*

for Italian companies: +22% VAT

**Early Bird discount not applicable to Freelance – Academy – Public Administration fee

The fee includes: tuitions, teaching materials, lunches and coffee breaks, organizational office assistance, attendance certificate.

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Course Price

990.00 €

Early Bird

Monday, May 11, 2020

880.00 €

Payments accepted

  • Bank Transfer
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1 day

Course Type

Limited number of participants

You will receive

Certificate of attendance

At the end of the training, you will be able to

  • Know how to write a CER and what should be included in it

Participants' Feedbacks

Very practical and constructive - readily helpful

Variety of topics covered, which have been adapted to the different needs of the participants

Practical and clear explanations

Perfect time for discussions, and sharing of experiences

Very focused and pragmatic

Good atmosphere in the group and interaction with the lecturers (really available for all questions)

Very good switches, shifts between listening and doing exercises

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The fee includes: tuition, teaching materials, lunches and coffee breaks, organizational office assistance, attendance certificate. Early Bird discount not applicable to Freelance – Academy – Public Administration fee.
The course will proceed with a minimum of 8 participants. Should this number not be reached the registered participants will be notified one week prior to the commencement of the course.
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The fee includes: seat at the conference, copy of presentations of Speakers who allow the distribution, informative literature for the day, networking lunch, coffee break, organisational office assistance, certificate of attendance. For further information please contact:  e-mail:  telephone: +39 (0)35.515684

The fee includes: tuition, teaching materials, organizational office assistance, attendance certificate. Early Bird discount not applicable to Freelance – Academy – Public Administration fee. For further information please contact:  e-mail:  telephone: +39 (0)35.515684

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