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SOT 2015 - Q&A with Cardno ChemRisk Scientists Part II: Whitney Christian
This is the second post in a series highlighting Cardno ChemRisk staff presenting research at SOT in San Diego. You can find the previous post here.
Dr. Whitney Christian is a Health Scientist in our Pittsburgh office. At SOT, he will be instructing a continuing education course as a part of a symposium on the topic of medical device risk assessment.
What is the title of your presentation?For my talk, it's "Risk Assessment of Orthopedic Implants—Case Study of Metal-on-Metal Hip Prosthesis". The full title of the course is "Advances in Safety Assessment of Medical Devices".
What is the scope of your class?
In order for companies to get their medical devices approved by the FDA and on the public market, they must conduct risk assessments and safety evaluations according to standard approaches/protocols delineated in the ISO 10993s. We at Cardno ChemRisk do not conduct medical device risk assessments/safety evaluations according to ISO 10993s (yet), but rather carry out post-market surveillance/crisis management risk assessments for medical devices. I will be providing instruction through a case study on metal-on-metal hip implants focusing on our Co and Cr systemic toxicity risk assessments.
Who should consider attending this course?
As listed in the SOT program, "This course should be of broad interest to toxicologists and health care professionals involved in evaluating patient risks to new treatment modalities, and in particular to toxicologists involved with evaluating the safety of medical devices and combination devices containing drugs or biologics". For more information about this course and to register, click here.
To find out more about Whitney's work, contact him here.