MDRQ Symposium 2021
Regulation of Medical Devices: from Innovation to Application

We are delighted to announce our first Medical Device and Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance (MDRQ) Symposium 2021. After our annual Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging Symposium continuously grows more interest, we look forward to introduce this successful public event to our newly implemented DAS/MAS MDRQ study program. 

As MDR is currently evolving and growing rapidly, the focus of this Symposium is an overview over its role in clinical matters and wherever MDR is involved in the process from innovation to application. 

It is our pleasure to welcome expert speakers from Novartis Pharma AG, Swiss Medtech, Elemed, Decomplix, Siemens Healthineers and University of Bern.


 Time  Program Speaker 
 13:30 - 13:40 Welcome and introduction to the MDRQ* study program, University of Bern Jürgen Burger, sitem-insel AG & University of Bern 
 13:40 - 13:50 Increasing regulation and new technologies: Can SME and startups even succeed? Beni Hirt, Decomplix
13:50 - 14:40 Keynote lecture: Journey and lessons learnt by the first company to achieve a certification of their QMS system and product against the EU MDR Mike Wallenstein, Novartis Pharma AG
 14:40 - 15:10 MDR: Career prospects in the MedTech industry  Elena Kyria, Elemed
 15:10 - 15:40 Breakout Sessions with the  opportunity to talk to module leaders of the MAS/DAS Medical Device Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance course  TBA
15:40 - 16:10 Practical aspects of Medical Device Regulations and Approvals: a RnD and Radiology point of view  Tobias Kober, Siemens Healtineers 
 16:10 - 17:10

Round table discussion with impulse lecture

Impulse lecture by Daniel Delfosse, Swiss Medtech: "Regulatory uncertainties and their effect on the Swiss medtech industry"

Round table discussion lead by Daniel Delfosse, Swiss Medtech and

 17:10 - 18:10 Industry Based Learning in the MDRQ Study Program - Questions & Answers
 18:10 Closing 


This Symposium is an interactive online event over Zoom. 
To sign up for the first MDRQ Symposium 2021, please use the link below. We are looking forward to your registration until 25 May 2021.


If you have any questions about the MDRQ Symposium or the MAS/DAS MDRQ study program, please contact Mr Ivan Santos, Education Program Coordinator for more information: