On August 25 to 26, the PMDA, in collaboration with the ASEAN Medical Device Committee (AMDC), held the “PMDA‐ATC/AMDC Medical Devices Webinar 2021” aimed at providing an opportunity for medical device regulators in the ASEAN Member States to deepen their knowledge of the medical devices regulatory system by sharing experiences between ASEAN Member States and Japan. A total of 100 regulators who engaged in review and post‐market safety measures for medical devices participated in the webinar.
The webinar was opened with remarks from Dr. FUJIWARA Yasuhiro, the Chief Executive of PMDA. Subsequently, the PMDA staff shared information on the regulatory framework and PMDA’s experiences in medical device review and post‐market safety measures based on international standards and documents by the Global Harmonization Task Force (GHTF) / International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF).
At the end of the webinar, Mr. UZU Shinobu, the Director of the Asia Training Centre for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Regulatory Affairs of the PMDA, gave the closing remarks.
Top row, from left：Dr. FUJIWARA Yasuhiro (Chief Executive, PMDA), Mr. UZU Shinobu (Director of the Asia Training Center for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Regulatory Affairs, PMDA)
Third and subsequent rows：Some of the participants in the webinar
See attached program.