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Sat May 13 20:09:49 EST 1995
ON MAY 11, 1995 THE BLUE PRINT FOR FDA REFORM
WILL BE INTRODUCED TO US CONGRESS REPRESENTATIVES
SEE ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW.
GIVE THE MDMA 3 DAYS. . .
of your time this coming May 11-13.
With the new legislative environment,
real reform is possible.
Come be a part of it.
Interact with leaders from
the FDA, Capitol Hill, and Industry
in an exchange of
ideas about change.
May 11-13, 1995 9 Washington, DC Ramada
INVITEES FROM CAPITOL HILL:
House Speaker Newt Gingrich
Senator William Frist, MD
Senator Orrin Hatch
Senator Nancy Kassebaum
Senator Rod Grams
Congressman David McIntosh
Congressman Thomas Bliley
Congressman Jim Ramstad
Congressman Joe Barton
Congresswoman Anna Eschoo
INVITEES FROM THE FDA:
Dr. Burce Burlington, Director, CDRH
Dr. Susan Alpert, Director, ODE
John Stigi, Director, DSMA
INVITED INDUSTRY SPEAKERS:
Wayne Barlow, Wescor
Stan Bauman, Immuno-Mycologics
Thomas Duesterberg, Hudson Institute
Steven Ferguson, Cook
Jeff Kimbell, MDMA
Glen Lamey, Washington Legal Foundation
Steven Levy, Threshold Technologies
David Link, EXPERTech Associates
Jeff Pierce, Citizens for a Sound Economy
Ben Reid, Ben Reid & Associates
David Shoultz, Varian & Associates
Thomas Thompson, Quest Medical, Inc.
Larry Pilot, McKenna & Cuneo
THURSDAY, MAY 11 4:30pm-10:00pm
"Regulatory and Legislative Reform Plan and
"Congress and FDA: The Unique Relationship"
"Success on Capitol Hill in 1995"
FRIDAY, MAY 12 8:30am-6:00pm
"Regulatory Reform Summit"
"CDRH Accomplishments in '94 and a Plan for
"History of 1976 Amendments and The
Original Intent of 510(k) Exemption"
"If You Could Change the CDRH Today, What
"Health Care Reform, Regulation, and
Innovation in the Medical Device Industry"
"The Reference List: What is it and Why Does
"Capital Availability and Funding in the
Current FDA Environment"
"Use and Selection of Consultants"
"Products Liability: How to Get it and What it
SATURDAY, MAY 13 - 9:00am-1:00pm
"Success on the Hill: What the MDMA and the
Coalition Have Been Doing"
"Update on FDA Oversight Hearings"
"The Coalition's Legislative and Regulatory
Reform of FDA/CDRH Concept"
Election of 1995 MDMA Board of Directors
To make reservations for the Annual
Membership Meeting and Regulatory Reform
Summit, please mail,
MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURERS
Attn: Marta Kennedy
QUEST Medical, Inc.
One Allentown Parkway / Allen, Texas 75002
Phone: 214-390-9800 ext 351 / Fax: 214-390-
MDMA MEMBER: $250 NON MEMBER: $300
Payable by check, money order, or company
purchase order number.
To make hotel reservations, please contact:
RAMADA PLAZA HOTEL
Massachusetts & Vermont Avenues, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-842-1300 Fax: 202-371-9602
National Medical Device Coalition's
The "Blueprint for Reform" began in Dallas, Texas
in early December, 1994, when representatives of 10
trade associations met to discuss one common goal:
FDA reform. The National Medical Device
Coalition is working closely with House and Senate
leaders to make these reforms a reality. This is the
most important opportunity for FDA reform since
the 1976 Amendments of the Food and Drug
Administration which started the medical device
Time is of the essence! Never again will there be an
opportunity for our industry to gain control of its
The final product is now ready and will be presented
at the MDMA Regulatory Reform Summit in
Even if you are unable to attend the MDMA
Regulatory Reform Summit, you can still pledge
your support by giving $100 or more to the National
Medical Device Coalition. In addition to the
personal efforts of a number of the member
associations, we plan to spend major bucks" for this
campaign and your commitment is critical.
Please mail your check payable to:
The National Medical Device Coalition
1575 Eye Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
The National Medical Device Coalition:
American Electronics Association
Association of Medical Diagnostics
IVD Manufacturers Coalition
Utah Biomedical Industry Council
Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council
Independent Reagent Manufacturers
Medical Device Manufacturers Association
Dental Implant Manufacturers Association
Contact Lens Manufacturers Association
Joint Commission on of Immunohistochemical
WASHINGTON OFFICE: 202-898-5700
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