Medical Devices Special Interest Group (MD SIG)



Raquel Billiones

Committee Members:

Beatrix Doerr

Jane Edwards

Gillian Pritchard

Kelly Goodwin Burri (MEW Medical Device Section Editor)


SIG Supporting Members:

Diarmuid De Faoite

Claudia Frumento

Namrata Singh

Payal Bhatia

Laura Collada Ali

Sarah Choudhury

Cherry Malonzo Marty

Sonia Costa

Namrata Upadhyay

Gauri Jawdekar-Abraham


The objectives of the MD SIG are:


  • to provide a forum for EMWA members to discuss and share information in the area of medical devices and in vitro devices.

  • to ensure focus is given to this rapidly evolving medical communication speciality.

  • to support the implementation of the new EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR 2017/45) and the In Vitro Device Regulation (IVDR 2017/746).

  • to act as a resource and support group for medical communicators interested in getting into this field.

  • to increase the educational offerings of EMWA relevant to this field.

Activities in 2019:

Following the 2018 Symposium in Barcelona, the Medical Devices SIG has received requests to continue building up EMWA’s offerings focused on medical devices. We are happy to have successfully completed the 1st Expert Seminar Series (ESS) on Medical Devices in Vienna on Friday, 10 May 2019, 9:00 to 12:15, covering the following topics:

  • Drug-device combination products: regulations and documentation, by Viky Verna (confinis)
  • Medical device approval in Europe, US and Japan: similarities and differences, by Myriam Stieler (Biotronik)
  • Clinical evaluation, PMS/PMCF - requirements for plans and reports requirements with impact on medical writing, by Susanne Gerbl-Rieger (TÜV Süd)
  • Panel discussion

Workshops given as part of the EPDP Medical Device track:

* Writing Clinical Evaluation Reports (New, Advanced) by Claudia Frumento

* Literature Reviews for Medical Devices (Advanced) by Gillian Pritchard

* Going from Pharma to Medical Devices: Transferrable Medical Writing Skills (Foundation) by Gillian Pritchard and Raquel Billiones

Activities in 2018:



Also check out the Medical Device Section in the EMWA journal Medical Writing.




We would like to hear your thoughts and ideas!

Contact us: (Raquel)