Annette Callaghan

A quality management professional, chartered biologist and member of the Royal Society of Biology, with over 35 years’ experience in the medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food industries. Extensive knowledge of quality and environmental management systems, internal and third-party auditing and personnel training. Eligible to act as a Qualified Person as defined in Directive 2001/83/EC, as amended (previously 75/319 et al.) since 1993. A Qualified Notified Body Lead Auditor since 2002 (IRCA ref: 1182641).
  • Next: 1 May 2024 Live online
  • Also: 11 Nov 2024 Live online

An Introduction to Ethylene Oxide (EO) Sterilization for Medical Devices

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Sterile devices are free of viable microorganisms and EO sterilization is one of the key processes in the production of sterile medical devices. This course provides an introduction to the regulatory requirements as they relate to EO sterilisation and how manufacturers may demonstrate compliance.

  • 3 CPD hours
  • Presented by Annette Callaghan
  • Next: 21 May 2024 Live online
  • Also: 18 Nov 2024 Live online

An Introduction to ISO 11607 - Packaging for Terminally Sterilized Medical Devices

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Sterile devices are free of viable microorganisms and the sterile barrier system is the key to maintaining this sterility until the medical device is ready to be used on a patient. This course provides an introduction to the regulatory requirements as they relate to typical sterile barrier systems used for single-use and reusable medical devices, and how manufacturers may demonstrate compliance.

  • 3 CPD hours
  • Presented by Annette Callaghan
  • Next: 4 Jun 2024 Live online
  • Also: 5 Dec 2024 Live online

Unique Device Identification (UDI) and Labelling for Medical Device Manufacturers

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The information supplied with medical devices, both on their labels and in any accompanying Instructions for Use form part of the device itself, and are critical to the safety and performance of the device and to compliance with regulatory requirements. This course provides an introduction to the regulatory requirements as they relate to the labelling of medical devices and how manufacturers may demonstrate compliance.

  • 3 CPD hours High impact
  • Presented by Annette Callaghan
  • Next: 6-7 Jun 2024 Live online
  • Also: 17-18 Oct 2024 Live online

Sterilization of Medical Devices

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Sterile devices are free of viable microorganisms and sterilization is one of the key processes in the production of sterile medical devices. Regulations for medical devices include particular requirements for devices supplied or intended to be used in a sterile state. These regulatory requirements relate to general safety and performance aspects for the products, and the requirements for independent, third-party conformity assessment of the processes for achieving sterility. Evidence of successful sterilization is important and expected when demonstrating conformity with the regulations. This course provides a comprehensive overview of these regulatory requirements and how to comply, together with the science and standards that support them.

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Annette Callaghan
  • Next: 19 Jun 2024 Live online
  • Also: 12 Dec 2024 Live online

Non-Conformance and Corrective Action for Medical Device Manufacturers

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The identification of non-conformances and ensuring that they are dealt with in a timely and appropriate manner is a key part of any medical device Quality Management System (QMS). This course provides an introduction to the regulatory requirements as they relate to the identification and handling of non-conformances and how manufacturers may demonstrate compliance.

  • 3 CPD hours Masterclass
  • Presented by Annette Callaghan