Medical Devices Clinicians CPD Day

Friday 26 April 2024
10:00 - 16:30 (GMT)

This event is run by FPM on behalf of Medical Devices Clinicians. If you’re unsure whether this event is suitable for you or you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at

A study day designed to illustrate some of the latest thinking in medical devices regulatory science and how that impacts on professional standards for clinicians regulating medical devices.

The day will involve talks on regulatory science topics, concepts in professional standards for doctors with non-clinical careers and roundtable discussion. The day aims to provide valuable CPD and to generate a framework for more consistent CPD and professional standards for the future of medical devices clinicians.

Ticket price

In-person tickets: £200

Please note there are only a limited number of in-person tickets , bookings close on Monday 22 April 10:00 (UK time).


Online tickets: £200

Bookings for online tickets close on Thursday 25 April 10:00 (UK time).
Please see our booking terms and conditions and our privacy policy

Who is this for?

Aimed at clinicians working in the UK on medical device regulations, primarily on conformity assessment and post market surveillance.


  • 09:30- 10:00 Registration and coffee
  • 10:00- 10:15 Welcome (Duncan McPherson)
  • 10:15- 11:15 Doctors and Devices (Tom Melvin)
  • 11:15- 11:45 Regulation of doctors around the EU (Erman Melikyan)
  • 11:45-12:30 Pharmaceutical Medicine and MedTech – merger ahead? (Bruno Rosen)
  • 12:30- 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30- 14:15 Interim Devices Working Group. First-in-human clinical investigation of medical devices (Tom Clutton-Brock)
  • 14:15-  1500 Regulation of software as a medical device in a hardware regulation (Muireann Quigley)
  • 15:00- 15:15 Coffee and cake
  • 15:15- 16:30 Round table discussion: professional standards for clinicians working in medical device regulation (Rajiv Kaila)


This event will be taking place online and at our headquarters, located in Angel, London:

19 Angel Gate,
326a City Road,

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This event will take place in-person and online on:

Friday 26 April 2024 10:00-16:30 (GMT)

Bookings are now closed 


For cancellations before Monday 22 April 2024 (10:00) a full refund will be given (in-person and online attendance)

Refunds will not be given for cancellations made after 10:00 22 April 2024 (in-person and online attendance)

Ticket swap

In person tickets can be switched to online tickets until 10:00 on 26 April 2024

For switching online tickets to in-person tickets please contact (subject to availability)

Terms & conditions

In the event of cancellation by FPM a full refund of the price of tickets only will be given. We are unable to compensate for any travel or accommodation expenses and recommend you take out insurance where appropriate.

The event is also subject to our standard terms and conditions, and privacy policy.

Joining info (online delegates)

Joining information will be emailed to your registered email address periodically with a final reminder email sent 24 hours (in-person event) or 1 hour (online events) prior to the event.

If you are unable to complete your booking online or you haven’t received your joining info by Monday 22 April 2024, please email

CPD Credits

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Meet the speakers

Duncan McPherson

Dr Duncan McPherson, MB BS FRCA, is internal clinician at LNE-GMED UK and consultant anaesthetist at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust. He holds degrees in neuroscience and medicine from University College London and is a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He is a member of the WHO STAG MEDEV advisory group and an honorary clinical research fellow at the University of Birmingham where he researches regulatory science topics including how the regulatory system can contribute to improved medical device safety and effectiveness. He regularly assesses a range of medical devices for certification under both EU and UK medical device regulations.

Erman Melikyan

Erman studied medicine at Istanbul University. He undertook specialist training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery and Hand Surgery including visiting fellowships in Austria and Switzerland. He also spent time in Public Health. Erman developed expertise in orthopaedic materials and implants during his PG Diploma in Orthopaedic Engineering studies at Cardiff University. He published the first RCT into ESWT for tendinopathies and co-authored books. Erman became a senior lecturer in 2012 and associate professor in 2014.

Since joining a IMNB as Principal Clinician, Erman has set up the clinical team. He has been working with the Core-MD group whilst also continuing to practice as an orthopaedic hand surgeon.

Tom Melvin

Tom Melvin is Associate Professor of Medical Device Regulatory Affairs in Trinity College Dublin. Prior to this, Tom worked as a senior medical officer in medical devices at the Health Products Regulatory Authority, where he served for 7 years. Tom Co-chaired the Clinical Investigation and Evaluation Working Group of the European Commission for 5 years. Tom has led various taskforces, work packages and projects at national and international level on regulatory and scientific topics related to medical device regulation. Tom is a member of the International Rare Disease Research Consortium (IRDiRC) working group on MedTech for rare diseases, and a member of the National Research Ethics Committee for Medical Devices in Ireland. Before working in medical devices, Tom worked as a medical doctor for a number of years.

Muireann Quigley

Muireann is Professor of Law, Medicine, and Technology at the University of Birmingham and is Principal Investigator on the Wellcome Trust funded Everyday Cyborgs 2.0 project. She has an interdisciplinary background which crosses medicine, ethics, and law. Her current research as part of the Everyday Cyborgs project focuses on the legal and philosophical challenges arising from the joining of persons and bodies with attached and implanted medical devices. She is also PI on a Research England funded project Beyond Algorithms which looks at the use of innovative technologies such as open-source automated insulin delivery systems and 3-d printed insulin pumps in diabetes care. Most recently, she has begun a small cross-disciplinary project looking at the legal, ethical, and other challenges of research on and use of psychedelic drugs. Muireann is the author of Self-ownership, Property Rights, and the Human Body: A Legal and Philosophical Analysis, published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. Drawing together often disparate strands of property discourse from law and philosophy, the book examines how the law ought to deal with novel challenges regarding the use and control of human biomaterials.

Bruno Rosen

Bruno Rosen, MD, FFPM, studied medicine in Cologne (Germany) and holds a doctorate in Neurophysiology. He has worked in big Pharma (Bayer AG), generic firms and was co-founder of a medical imaging company providing analysis tools for MRI data. He also worked in the diagnostics industry, set up renal care centres in the Netherlands and is currently CEO of a small private equity boutique whose major asset is a company which currently works on a medical device license in the EU & USA. He has work experience Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Netherlands.

Tom Clutton-Brock

Professor Tom Clutton-Brock MBE, MB, ChB, FRCP, FRCA, FFICM is Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in Birmingham, with interests in patient safety and device usability testing. He is Chair of NICE Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee and Chair of the Interim Devices Working Group at the MHRA.  Since 2013 he has been the Clinical Director of the NIHR Trauma HTC/MIC and from April 2024 the Director of the NIHR HRC in Devices, Digital and Robotics.  In 2016 he became Director of the Medical Devices Testing and Evaluation Centre (MD-TEC). MD-TEC is a unique facility with hi-fidelity simulation settings for the testing of novel medical devices.

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