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Clinical Evaluation of Medical Devices: The Clinical Evaluation Report Training Course

Cover all the aspects of clinical evaluation in line with the European medical device regulations and applicable guidance documents

★★★★★ "I enjoyed the structure and the way the webinar is organized with a very knowledgeable and interesti... more (30)"

27-28 November 2024
+ 31 March-3 April 2025, 21-22 July 2025, 25-26 November 2025 »

from £1099

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Course overview

This two-day introductory course will cover all aspects of clinical evaluation in line with the European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and applicable guidance documents. The programme will provide you with the tools and skills you will need to produce a high-quality clinical evaluation report (CER) for all your medical devices. You will understand the detail of what clinical data is needed, how to collect it, analyse it and receive direction on producing a CER that is acceptable to the regulatory authorities and Notified Bodies. You will learn how the process fits into the development of a medical device and also the post-market aspects of clinical evidence.

The programme includes case studies and template documents which you will be able to utilise to produce your own clinical data evidence documentation.

This course is of our range of Medical Devices training courses - now also including Medical Devices Cyber Security training to help improve your data security.

Benefits of attending

  • Gain a detailed overview of the clinical evaluation process
  • Understand the concepts involved in conducting a clinical evaluation
  • Learn how to utilise information gathered during a clinical evaluation
  • Take away skills in conducting systematic literature searches
  • Understand where clinical evaluation fits into the development and marketing of medical devices
  • Explore how to appraise data
  • Know how to assemble clinical evidence acceptable for review by regulatory authorities or Notified Bodies

Who should attend?

  • CROs
  • Medical writers
  • Clinical staff
  • Those who conduct clinical evaluations/investigations/post-market follow-up studies
  • Those moving from pharmaceuticals to medical devices

And personnel involved in:

  • Gathering clinical evidence and conducting clinical evaluations
  • R&D
  • Regulatory affairs

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This course will cover:

What is a clinical evaluation?

  • Explanation of the terminology used in clinical evalutions
  • Overview of a clinical evalution
  • The importance of clinical evidence in medical device development

Why and when is it necessary to conduct a clinical evaluation?

  • Where does clinical evaluation sit within the medical device process?
  • Why is clinical evidence important?
  • Who are the stakeholders in the process?

Who and what is involved in the clinical evaluation process?

  • Overview of each step
  • Use of equivalent products

Workshop: bringing it together

  • An interactive exercise on what has been learnt so far

What regulations govern clinical evaluations and what guidance documents should clinical evaluations be conducted to?

  • An in-depth review of the available regulatory and guidance documents which can be utilised during the process and how to interpret these

Documentation necessary for conducting a clinical evaluation

  • The clinical evaluation plan

The literature review process

  • Selecting databases and conducting searches
  • How to source data and review it
  • How to clarify the question on which you need to find literature, including devising the most comprehensive literature search strategy and selecting key words

The Clinical Evaluation Report (CER)

  • What is it and what is included?
  • Who should write it?
  • How to write it

What is state of the art and how to conduct a risk benefit assessment of the data?

  • Performance and safety analysis
  • State-of-the-art analysis
  • Risk-benefit analysis

Impact of the Medical Device Regulations (MDR)

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Janette Benaddi

Janette Benaddi is a business mentor, international speaker/trainer and consultant to the medical device industry. Janette has over 25 years’ experience of managing pre and post market clinical studies in both devices and pharmaceuticals. Janette has worked with several multinational organizations in various clinical, regulatory and marketing roles.

She has extensive experience of conducting clinical studies with medical device products as well as regulatory expertise for CE marking of devices. Specifically she has been involved in writing and reviewing hundreds of Clinical evaluation reports for the medical device industry, she has also provided training to Notified bodies in this subject.

Janette qualified as a registered nurse in 1984, she has a BSc in Management studies, a Diploma in Company Direction, and a Diploma in Management studies, holds a teaching certificate and is a Chartered Scientist and Chartered Director. Janette sits on several committees in the device community and industry and has been an instrumental advocate of improving and advancing medical device research in the UK. Janette has published several articles relating to medical device regulation and clinical studies.

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NEW higher discounts for multiple bookings - bring your colleagues to make your training budget go further:

  • 30% off the 2nd delegate*
  • 40% off the 3rd delegate*
  • 50% off the 4th delegate*

Please contact us for pricing if you are interested in booking 5 or more delegates

27-28 November 2024

Live online

09:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+00)
10:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+01)
04:30-12:00 New York (UTC-05)
Course code 14030

  • GBP 1,099 1,299
  • EUR 1,589 1,869
  • USD 1,817 2,129

Until 23 Oct

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31 March-3 April 2025

Live online

13:30-16:30 UK (London) (UTC+01)
14:30-17:30 Paris (UTC+02)
08:30-11:30 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 14519

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  • EUR 1,589 1,869
  • USD 1,817 2,129

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21-22 July 2025

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09:30-16:45 UK (London) (UTC+01)
10:30-17:45 Paris (UTC+02)
04:30-11:45 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 14669

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  • EUR 1,589 1,869
  • USD 1,817 2,129

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25-26 November 2025

Live online

09:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+00)
10:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+01)
04:30-12:00 New York (UTC-05)
Course code 15100

  • GBP 1,099 1,299
  • EUR 1,589 1,869
  • USD 1,817 2,129

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* Early booking discounts may not be combined with other discounts or offers. As such, the discounts for 2nd/3rd/4th delegates are based on the full price; and apply only when booking multiple delegates on the same date.

Reviews of IPI's Clinical Evaluation of Medical Devices: The Clinical Evaluation Report training course

I enjoyed the structure and the way the webinar is organized with a very knowledgeable and interesting speaker.

Feb 26 2024

Emina Omeragic
Director Clinical Regulatory Affairs, TRiCares GmbH

Feb 26 2024

I am brand new to the CER world and was hoping to better understand the layout. Janette did a fantastic job helping me to accomplish this. She made it very easy to get a clear picture of the expectations of completing a CER.

Tena Green
Medical Writer/Clinical Consultant, SunMed LLC

Feb 26 2024

It was very organized and beautifully presented

Tena Green
Medical Writer/Clinical Consultant, SunMed, LLC

Feb 26 2024

Very kind and attentive

Nicolas Oviedo
Medical Affairs Specialist, Baxter Healthcare Corp

Feb 26 2024

My goal was to gain an overview on the regulations on medical devices and the general procedure of clinical evaluations. This goal has been achieved.

Hoda Bazafkan
Clinical Evaluations Manager, Geräte GmbH

Feb 26 2024

The training was clear and comprehensive.

Alexandre Jauniaux
Head of division, Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products

Feb 27 2023

Overall, the webinar was fantastic. Thank you for such solid course.

Remy Serge Manzi-Muhire
Senior Clinical Product Risk Specialist, BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION

May 11 2023

Mary-Ann is super nice and professional. She gave a clear presentation and respond to our questions quickly and professionally.

Xue Li
Clinical Regulation Affairs, Geuder AG

Nov 28 2022

I wanted to obtain solid base knowledge on how to conduct clinical evaluation activities. The purpose was achieved.

Natalia Kostiukhina
Clinical Evaluations Manager, MED-EL Medical Electronics

Nov 28 2022

I really enjoyed the webinar. Since I am at the very beginning of my experience with CERs, I appreciated the nice overview on all topics concerning a CER and related documents. Presentations were really clear and well-structured and Janette was really nice and available for any additional explanations.

Barbara Fogli
Clinical Evaluations Manager, MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geräte GmbH

Aug 8 2022

I was very impressed with the course and came out of it feeling much more confident in my ability to write a CER. I found Janette particularly engaging and inspiring to listen to, as a newcomer to the medical devices industry.

Kate Ward
Clinical Affairs Specialist, Rocket Medical Ltd

Aug 8 2022

It was informative and I am much more confident in writing a clinical evaluation file. The brainstorming sessions were excellent.

Pavankumar Kalla
Regulatory Specialist, TNI medical Ag

Dec 1 2021

The presenter was pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. The participants all contributed a lot and there was good interaction. The presentation was well-paced.

Fiona Broderick
Senior Medical Writer, Norgine

Jun 8 2021

I thought this was a terrific webinar, lead by an excellent topic expert, and I feel much more confident about participating and/or leading the CER update at my company.

Juliana Pugmire
Clinical Research Consultant, Current Health

Jun 8 2021

Janette is very nice and friendly. She has a lot of relevant knowledge and experience about the clinical evaluation process and the report. I learned a lot form her!

Dror Sever
Senior Device Information Scientist, Novo Nordisk

Dec 1 2021

Janette is a very engaged speaker - I really enjoyed having her as my course instructor.

Matilde Kveiborg
Larix A/S

Dec 1 2021

this was a very good brush up of the Clinical Evaluation of Medical Devices

Line Kynemund Pedersen
Senior MD Safety Physician, Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S

Jun 8 2021

It was overall a very good webinar that gave a nice overview of the Clinical Evaluation proces. A shame it had to be a webinar due to the Covid-19 situation, it would have worked better if we could all meet in person and also have small conversations in breaks and so on.

Christina Frary
research audiologist, Demant

Dec 1 2020

Everything was perfect.

Amnah AlKhan
Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Gulf Health Council

Nov 26 2019

Everything perfect!

Katarzyna Paluszynska
Clinical Associate, EduBroker Sp.zo.o

Nov 26 2019

Janette is excellent. Her knowledge and ability to clearly communicate in an engaging way about the topic at hand really mean that it's very easy to learn and understand what is being discussed. The workshops were very useful in cementing what you've learnt and also bouncing ideas around. Absolutely excellent, fantastic speaker, wealth of knowledge, discussion welcomed!

Alex Hyde
Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist , Sinclair Pharma

Nov 26 2019

Wonderful speaker, friendly and approachable. He manages to put a lot of information over in a short period, in a simple way, making it a lot easier to digest. Overall, an amazing teacher and incredibly knowledgeable in regulations concerning medical devices. I particularly liked the interaction and encouragement of the group activities and communication. An amazing course, well structured, and a knowledgeable, friendly and approachable speaker.

Hannah Vince-Drew
Clinical Research Supervisor, Bedfont Scientific

Jun 5 2019

Communication very clear. Immense knowledge and experience. Entertaining. Very open re. questions. Made everybody feel well and acknowledged. Able to create team spirit. Structured. Kept time. Good flow. Fantastic overview with an eye on the details. What's not to like :)

Lise Bruun Hansen
Lead Clinical Audiologist, Demant a/s

Jun 5 2019

Very good teacher. No doubt that she knows what she is talking about and I got more out of the training than I had hoped for. I really liked that we were so few people attending the training, so there was plenty of time to asking questions and discuss the topics.

Karen Elise Karlsmose Boel
Head of Clinical Audology and Usability, Demant a/s

Jun 5 2019

Janette was both very proficient regarding CE both also a lively and engaging presenter. It was a very good course, both content and duration was great

Per Videbæk
Team Manager Clinical Audiology, Demant a/s

Nov 26 2019

The speaker was very knowledgeable, able to answer all questions and allowed time for discussion of everyone's experiences. I learnt a lot and feel it was definitely worth the time.

Alice Sugden
Clinical Trials Submissions, AbbVie

Nov 26 2019

The content is quite comprehensive, the presentation is clear and the speaker is very experienced. Both newbies and experienced people can benefit from this course, especially at the time of MDR transition.

Huajie Bu
Clinical Evaluations Manager, MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geräte GmbH

Dec 6 2018

Very efficient course, explanations were clear in a rather unclear (!) topic, interaction between speaker and attendees promoted the exchange of experiences and opinions. The speaker was well-informed, conveyed the information efficiently. There was a team spirit in dissecting the different aspects of the course's subject. A successful two-day seminar worth of attending.

Athanassios Vratimos
International Product Manager, Rontis AG

Dec 6 2018

Expected content, clear presentation, very approachable speaker

Teresa Lopes
Manager Medical Devices, BioTop Medical

Dec 6 2018

Janette was very patient and professional. She allowed the group to share ideas and engage with each other well. I thought she recognised that on this particular occasion the group engagement was positive and she adapted the course to accommodate interactive discussion. Highly recommend this one.

Shirley-Ann van der Spuy
Managing Director & EU QPPV, Red Line Pharmacovigilance Ltd

United Kingdom

  • AbbVie
  • Advanced healthcare ltd
  • Advanced Healthcare Ltd Unit 2-4
  • Bedfont Scientific
  • Biocomposites Ltd
  • ConvaTec
  • Current Health
  • GBUK
  • GBUK Group
  • GBUK Ltd
  • Medigen Regulatory Limited
  • Medstrom Ltd
  • Munidpharma
  • NA
  • Norgine
  • Operations Director
  • Ortho-Care (UK) Ltd
  • Ortho-Care UK Ltd
  • Pennine Healthcare Ltd
  • Red Line Pharmacovigilance Ltd
  • Research Instruments Limited
  • Rocket Medical Ltd
  • Sinclair Pharma
  • tranScrip
  • V-M Orthotics Ltd
  • Vascutek Ltd


  • Demant
  • Demant a/s
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S
  • Ferrosan Medical Devices A/S
  • Furine
  • Larix A/S
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Novo Nordisk A/S
  • Oticon
  • RaLex Consulting
  • RSP Systems A/S


  • MED-EL
  • Med-El Elektromed. Geräte GmbH
  • MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geraete
  • MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geräte GmbH
  • MED-EL Innsbruck
  • MED-EL Medical Electronics


  • Brainlab AG
  • Fresenius Medical Care D-GmbH
  • GCP-Service International Ltd. & Co.
  • Geuder AG
  • TNI medical Ag
  • TRiCares GmbH


  • Alexion Pharma GmbH
  • AO Foundation
  • Nobel Biocare Services AG
  • Rontis AG


  • Aerogen
  • FIRE1
  • Stryker, Instruments Division


  • Astellas
  • BioTop Medical
  • Inreda Diabetic B.V.

Saudi Arabia

  • Gulf Health Council
  • Saudi Food and Drug Authority
  • SFDA


  • Glycorex Transplantation AB
  • Larix
  • Q-Med AB

United States of America

  • NeoDynamics Inc.
  • SunMed, LLC


  • Barco NV
  • Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products


  • UPM Biomedicals
  • UPM-Kymmene Corporation


  • Guerbet
  • Laboratoires THEA


  • EduBroker Sp.zo.o
  • MDR Regulator


  • Navbit


  • Baxter Healthcare Corp


  • Luzmon Medical AS


  • Merit Medical Singapore Pte Ltd


  • Paul Hartmann

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Run Clinical Evaluation of Medical Devices: The Clinical Evaluation Report Live online for your team

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Typical duration

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  • Per attendee, based on 10 attendees
  • Course tailored to your requirements
  • At your choice of location, or online


We can customise this course to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

Contact our in-house training experts Aleksandra Beer and Yesim Nurko to discuss your requirements:

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Aleksandra Beer

Aleksandra BEER
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