The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public workshop entitled, “Bridging the IDEAL and TPLC Approaches for Evidence Development for Surgical Medical Devices and Procedures; Public Workshop”. The purpose of the public workshop is to provide a forum for discussion among FDA, governmental agencies, academia, physicians and various stakeholders to f urther refine and advance the IDEAL initiative (Idea Development Exploration, Assessment and Long-Term Study) and TPLC (Total Product Life Cycle) frameworks related to evidence generation and evaluation for surgical devices and procedures.

This meeting will be held on December 2, 2011, beginning at 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., at the following location:

FDA White Oak Campus

10903 New Hampshire Avenue

Building 31 Conference Center (Great Room, Room 1503)

Silver Spring, MD 20993

The meeting will be webcasted.

Available soon.

If you wish to attend this Workshop or participate via webcast, you must register by 5:00 p.m. on November 25, 2011.

There is no fee to register for the Workshop and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is recommended because seating is limited.

If you need special accommodations due to a disability, or additional information regarding registration, please contact Susan Monahan, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Bldg. 66, Silver Spring, MD 20993, 301-796-5661,

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For information regarding the program, contact:

Samantha Jacobs,

Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health

10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 66 Rm. 4113

Silver Spring, MD 20993

(301) 796- 6897



Danica Marinac-Dabic, MD, PhD

Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health

10903 New Hampshire Ave. , Bldg. 66, Rm. 4113

Silver Spring, MD 20993

(301) 796 - 6689