Introducing AAMI neXus, the Evolved International Standards Conference

Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) is pleased to announce that it will host AAMI neXus: The Medical Device Standards Conference, the medical device sector’s leading event covering health technology standards and regulatory requirements.

Held from February 20 to 23, 2024, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., AAMI neXus takes the place of the International Standards Conference (ISC). Since 1991, ISC was the must attend conference for industry and regulatory leaders involved in the development and adoption of medical device standards. AAMI neXus features ISC’s previous programming but includes a new focus on applying medical device standards.

Robert Burroughs, AAMI chief learning and development officer said, “We’re excited to bring the same focus from ISC to AAMI neXus but to add material on standards application. AAMI neXus will address the development, adoption, and application of industry standards.”

New sessions and trainings will tackle how industry professionals can develop, adopt, and apply standards and regulations. This will include deep-dive symposia on new regulatory changes and developments and ‘101-level’ bootcamps for those new to the industry or a particular technical area.

Jeffrey Shuren, Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) at FDA, will deliver a keynote on February 20, the first day of AAMI neXus. The complete program of sessions, events, and workshops will be released in November. Issue areas addressed at AAMI neXus will include:

  • FDA developments related to Accredition Scheme for Conformity Assessment (ASCA) and electronic Submission Template and Resources (eSTAR).
  • FDA’s switch to ISO 13485 and implications for the medical device industry.
  • Updates on the FDA case for quality and the Voluntary Improvement Program.
  • Global markets and regulations in the European Union, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and elsewhere.
  • Industrial sterilization, biocompatibility, and combination products.
  • New and emerging issues like cloud computing, AI, and cybersecurity threats.
  • Upcoming revisions to the IEC 601601 series for electromedical devices.
  • Technical challenges to sustainability and health equity.
  • And much more!

Registration for AAMI members and member groups can be found here. Registration is also open for non-members, who are also strongly encouraged to attend. AAMI’s events team can be reached at in the event of questions about registration, programming, or group registration rates.


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