AAMI has released details about its upcoming AAMI/FDA Risk Management Summit, scheduled for September 29–30, 2015, in Herndon Va. The event will bring together leaders and risk management experts in the medical device industry and healthcare delivery, along with regulators, educators, and clinicians. The gathering marks the latest joint effort between AAMI and the FDA, which have collaborated over the last 5 years to host summits on major issues affecting the healthcare technology community.

According to an announcement from AAMI, one of the goals of the summit is to build a shared perspective on risk management among the diverse stakeholders who have roles in its application in healthcare technology, including clinicians, risk managers, healthcare technology management and IT professionals, systems engineers, regulators, and manufacturers. Other event goals include identifying barriers that are holding us back from a shared perspective, generating ideas for removing the obstacles, and developing a shared plan for growing the discipline and practice of risk management in healthcare technology. The summit will be professionally moderated, and attendees are encouraged to participate to advance the discussion.

Confirmed speakers at the summit, according to AAMI, include Jason Amaral, Thoratec; Steven W. Badelt, PhD, Suttons Creek; Tony Carr, Boston Scientific Corp; John Deadwyler, summit facilitator; Ginger Glaser, American Medical Systems; Donna Haire, Philips; Tina Krenc, Abbott Laboratories; Mary Logan, president, AAMI; Robert C. Menson, PhD, Menson & Associates Inc; Jeff Natterman, JD, The Johns Hopkins Hospital; Susan Nicholson, MD, Johnson & Johnson; Tammy Pelnik, St Vrain Group; Michael Robkin, Anakena Solutions; David Sine, VA National Patient Safety Center; Weiping Zhong, GE Healthcare; and various speakers from the Center for Devices and Radiologic Health and the FDA.

The professionals who are most likely to find this event valuable include regulatory affairs professionals; clinicians; systems engineers; independent experts on risk management; clinical risk professionals; individuals whose professional roles include some aspect of managing risk with healthcare technology; HTM professionals; hospital risk managers; clinical IT professionals, and regulatory consultants to the medical device industry.

For more information about the event, visit the 24×7 calendar listing.