Public Workshop - Orthopedic Device-Related Infections

Virtual Conference
November 20, 2020

Public Workshop - Orthopedic Device-Related Infections

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public workshop entitled "Orthopedic Device-Related Infections." This is intended to be a series of workshops envisioned to improve public understanding of infections related to orthopedic devices and appropriate mitigation measures for protecting and promoting public health in this clinical area.

The focus of this inaugural workshop is the role of medical devices in orthopedic infections, specifically exploring new and ongoing research, discussing potential strategies to address associated challenges, developing innovative solutions, and catalyzing collaboration among the orthopedic community stakeholders to identify regulatory science challenges related to orthopedic device-related infections.

The inaugural workshop will provide a forum to facilitate information exchange among academic centers, health care professionals, governmental agencies, and device manufacturers interested in developing products and gathering individual opinions on strategies to address infections related to orthopedic devices.