The advent of communicative, responsive and software based medical devices has allowed significant benefits to both patients and clinicians, however it has also increased the potential risk of harm to patients by introducing complexities concerning cyber security. Providing clear guidance to industry on how to develop and monitor cyber secure medical devices is an emerging area of importance for the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

The TGA has recently engaged CSIRO to conduct research into medical device cyber security to support the development of a TGA guidance document, aimed to assist the medical devices ecosystem to implement best-practice approaches to cyber security. The CSIRO is now opening the conversation with the medical device industry – including developers, sponsors and users (patients, clinicians, health professionals) of medical devices - to better understand their work and how we can collectively continue developing and implementing safe medical device technology.

To ensure engagement and input from an extensive and diverse set of stakeholders within the medical device ecosystem the TGA in collaboration with CSIRO are hosting a 2 hour workshop, and welcome anyone from the Australian medical device ecosystem who may be involved in the development, implementation and management, or application of, communicative, responsive and software based medical devices to either join us in person, or register your details for the interactive webinar.

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  • Free


Shane Seabrook

Event date: 14Sep 2018

Friday 14 Sep 2018

Marcus Clarke Theatre

  • 2.00pm - 4.00pm

50 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra ACT
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This event will centre on panel discussions that will allow the project team to gain insights on how the TGA can develop clear regulatory guidelines that will ensure a cyber secure medical device ecosystem in Australian. Panellist for this event include experts from TGA, CSIRO’s Data61, cyber security agencies, and industry. Updates concerning the event agenda will be provided closer to the event via email to registered attendees and posted directly to the CSIRO information site: - active participation in this event will require pre-registration.

Science areas: Health and Information technology

Event type: Conference or seminar