The Federal Service for Surveillance in Healthcare is pleased to inform you that the XVI meeting of International Medical Devices Regulators Forum will be held in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on September 16–19, 2019.

The International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) was conceived in February 2011 as a forum to discuss future directions in medical device regulatory harmonization.

It is a voluntary group of medical device regulators from around the world who have come together to build on the strong foundational work of the Global Harmonization Task Force on Medical Devices (GHTF), and to accelerate international medical device regulatory harmonization and convergence.

The IMDRF Management Committee, composed of regulatory officials, provides guidance on strategies, policies, directions, membership and activities of the Forum. Furthermore, the Management Committee oversees Working Groups, which draw upon expertise from various stakeholder groups such as industry, academia, healthcare professionals, consumer and patient groups.

The current members are: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Japan, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States of America.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is an Official Observer. The Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and APEC LSIF Regulatory Harmonization Steering Committee are IMDRF Regional Harmonization Initiatives.

On September 16, 2019 IMDRF and Global Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare IT and Radiation Therapy Trade Association (DITTA) organize joint workshop "Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare".

IMDRF-16 Open Stakeholders Forum will be held on September 17, 2019. More than 300 delegates from medical devices manufacturers industry, research institutions, federal executive authorities, federal state budgeted institutions, foreign regulatory authorities and international organizations will take part in the Open Forum.

On September 18 - 19, 2019 members of the Managing Committee will hold sessions for discussion of relevant issues, decisions on final documents, consideration of new work items and procedural matters of the Forum.

Meeting venue - Hyatt Regency Yekaterinburg 5* hotel.

Registration is required. Registration is available until September 9, 2019.

For more information on the event attendance please contact Roszdravnadzor: tel. 8 (499) 578-01-42 or e-mail ,