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A continuing-education workshop in medical technology for healthcare professionals is to form part of an ongoing conference.

The organisers of the PharmaMedDevice Conference and Exhibition have announced that the 2008 conference programme, to be held in Philadelphia, USA, on 26-28 March, will feature AdvaMed’s Medical Technology Learning Institute (MTLI) workshop.

PharmaMedDevice is a forum aiming to fully illuminate convergence of the medical device, pharmaceutical and biological industries.

MTLI, the educational arm of international medical technology industry body AdvaMed, aims to teaches professionals the skills necessary to manage business, regulatory, legal and payment issues affecting the medical industry.

Providing some three hours of hands-on regulatory training, the MTLI continuing-education workshop will extend PharmaMedDevice’s 2008 conference programme.

Tom Maeder, executive director of MTLI at AdvaMed, said that as the first event to address the comprehensive needs of the converging medical device, pharmaceutical and biological industries, PharmaMedDevice is heavily focused on helping drug and medical device companies address the unique regulatory challenges associated with developing combination products.

In line with the PharmaMedDevice conference theme, the AdvaMed MTLI session will focus on helping attendees prepare for and manage FDA inspections.

The session will take place on 27 March (1.30-5pm) as part of the PharmaMedDevice conference programme, and will provide a combined industry and legal perspective.

Mr Maeder said: “Combination product developers are adding a new dynamic to our membership and developing innovative products to advance patient care.”

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