Koen Cobbaert

Koen Cobbaert works part-time for Philips as a quality, regulatory and standards expert. Koen specializes in health software and views tech regulations through the computational lens. He enjoys giving training and lectures and thrives on solving complex regulatory challenges.

In the legislative domain, Koen chairs COCIR’s and DITTA’s software focus groups, representing its members at respectively the European Commission MDCG workgroups on Borderline and Classification, New Technologies and Annex XVI devices and at the international level at the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) workgroup on artificial intelligence. Koen is also an advisor in the SaMD workgroup at the Global Harmonization Working Party (GHWP). Aside from various publications through trade associations, Koen also edited the book Software as a Medical Device, published through the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS).

In the standardization domain, Koen is delegated as Belgian expert to IEC JTC 1/SC 42 on artificial intelligence, ISO/TC 121/SC 3/JWG 12 on home respiratory equipment, ISO/TC215/JWG7 on health informatics, and to the IEC SC62A advisory group on software, networks and artificial intelligence.

Koen has a Master of Science in electrical engineering and safety risk management. He has over 15 years of hands-on experience establishing regulatory and market-access strategies for medical device software, performing worldwide regulatory submissions, and moderating risk management and clinical evaluation for software applications for general radiology, oncology, neurology, cardiology, orthopaedics, and clinical pathology. He has worked on software applications for pattern recognition, computer-aided detection, reasoning engines, clinical pathways, and other clinical decision support systems, including mobile apps, embedded software, and software operating in the cloud.

  • Next: 18-21 Oct 2022 Live online
  • Also: 24-27 Apr 2023 Live online
  • Also: 3-6 Jul 2023 Classroom
  • Also: 11-14 Dec 2023 Live online

Medical Device Software: Complying with the EU MDR, EU IVDR & FDA Regulations

Live online, Classroom

An introduction to medical device software regulations and requirements to include the latest EU and FDA guidance and risk management.

  • 24 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mr Koen Cobbaert
  • Next: 8 Nov 2022 Live online
  • Also: 1 Mar 2023 Live online
  • Also: 7 Jul 2023 Live online
  • Also: 9 Nov 2023 Live online

EU Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act and its Impact on Medical Device Manufacturers

New for 2022

Live online

Many companies take part in the global ‘race to AI’ by continuously broadening the role of AI in their product portfolio. However, the rules of the game appear to be changing. The increased visibility of the technology’s risks has led to calls for regulators to look beyond the benefits, and also secure appropriate legislation to ensure AI that is ‘trustworthy’– legal, ethical, and robust. During this session, we will discuss the main players, trends, and challenges in the ‘race’ to AI regulation and how companies can move forward with an advantage.

  • 3 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mr Koen Cobbaert