GS1 US Workshop Series Supports FDA Unique Device Identification Requirements for Healthcare Professionals

Feb 08, 2016, 12:00 ET from GS1 US

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GS1 US will hold a series of workshops for healthcare professionals to guide them through GS1 Standards implementation to address the requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Unique Device Identification (UDI) rule.

Scott Brown, director of global standards, GS1 US; Beth Gibson, senior director industry development, medical devices, GS1 US; and John Roberts, industry development director, GS1 US

These one-day advanced workshops will focus on the use and implementation of GS1 Standards, including Global Trade Item Number® (GTIN®), GS1 barcodes and the Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®), as a method to help meet the FDA UDI rule compliance requirements, and to load the Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID) with device information. Recommendations on how to develop a successful implementation project team will also be discussed.   

When and Where:

February 18, 2016 
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
GS1 US Offices - Lawrenceville, NJ

April 28, 2016
8:30 PM - 4:30 PM
GS1 US Offices - Chicago, IL

June 30, 2016 
8:30 PM - 4:30 PM
GS1 US Offices - Lawrenceville, NJ

August 11, 2016 
8:30 PM - 4:30 PM
GS1 US Offices - Chicago, IL

Who Should Attend:
The workshop is designed for healthcare medical device manufacturers and individuals with front-line responsibility for implementing UDI within their organizations and for submitting device information to the GUDID. 

GS1 is an FDA-accredited issuing agency for UDI. Global GS1 Standards, administered in the U.S. by GS1 US, are authorized for use by manufacturers to address requirements of the FDA UDI rule. The FDA established this system starting in 2013 to adequately identify medical devices through their distribution and use, leading to enhanced patient safety.

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About GS1 US
GS1 US, a member of the global information standards organization GS1®, brings industry communities together to solve supply-chain problems through the adoption and implementation of GS1 Standards. Nearly 300,000 businesses in 25 industries rely on GS1 US for trading-partner collaboration and for maximizing the cost effectiveness, speed, visibility, security and sustainability of their business processes. They achieve these benefits through solutions based on GS1 global unique numbering and identification systems, barcodes, Electronic Product Code (EPC)-enabled RFID, data synchronization, and electronic information exchange. GS1 US also manages the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®).

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