The following explains the process for requesting speakers from the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) to participate in meetings, conferences, and workshops which are being sponsored by outside organizations.

Where to Send Requests:

By Email:

By Fax: 301-847-8142

Or Mail to:


Attn: CDRH Speaker Liaison

10993 New Hampshire Ave, WO66 RM 4321

Silver Spring, MD 20993

Requests for speakers must be submitted at least 4 months in advance from the actual date of the event.

Note: If the event also includes invitations to staff from the Office of the Commissioner, other FDA Centers or the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), the request should be addressed to:

FDA Office of External Relations/Office of the Commissioner

Attn: Kenneth Nolan

10903 New Hampshire, WO32 RM5314

Silver Spring, MD 20993


Fax: 301-595-7932


What to Include in Your Request to CDRH:

  • Name, Date, and Location, of the Meeting
  • Name of Organization(s) Sponsoring the Meeting
  • Copy of the Invitation Letter
  • Topic of Speaker’s Presentation and Desired Length of Presentation
  • Targeted Audience and Expected Number of Attendees
  • Organization Contact Information (Name, Phone/Fax Number, Email)
  • Complete Program Agenda with all Invited Speaker(s) and Topic(s) (draft acceptable)
  • Specify Media Coverage (i.e., general media and/or trade press)
  • Other Information Pertinent to the Meeting


What Happens After Your Request Has Been Submitted?

The appropriate office(s) within CDRH will be contacted by the CDRH speaker liaison to determine the appropriate speaker. If additional details are needed, the speaker liaison will work with the requesting organization to collect the necessary information that is needed.

Some of the factors which may be used by Center management in considering requests are: timeliness of the topic, availability of staff, geographical location of meeting, targeted audience, expected number of attendees, and availability of funds to cover travel costs (if necessary).

Once a determination has been made, the speaker liaison will provide the official notification of CDRH participation to the requesting organization.