Just ending the summer break we participated in a number of key events (1) in China (the 5th China International Medical Device Regulatory Forum (CIMDR) in Xiamen). (2) in Washington DC the IMDRF Management Committee (3) in Geneva the Open Ended Working Group 9 of the Basel Convention and Refurbishment of Medical Devices (OEWG 9)
Now the focus comes back to Europe with a couple of key matters at focus. Our call for action released last week comes at a critical moment, while the new European Parliament is kicking off its activities and candidate commissioners are undergoing hearings.
This week, during the Annual EU Open Days in Brussels, a number of important events will take place during which COCIR will continue to disseminate its Guide, released in June, which has been appreciated by an important number of potential beneficiaries and which identifies opportunities to better use of structural funds for health, especially for the 2014-2020 plans. This comes at times when all of us are struggling with budget cuts and economic crisis. New opportunities not to ignore!