Technology and the regulatory environment: Keys to successfully navigating a rapidly changing world


In this webinar Adjunct Professor Nik Zeps will explore how the regulatory environment is responding to the challenges in the advances in medical technology and what you can do to navigate it more effectively.

Date and time:

Friday, 27 May 2022

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM AEDT

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Abstract:

There is no better time than now to be engaged in harnessing the rapid advances in technology into practical solutions to improve the lives of people. Advances in medical technology have been at the vanguard of such translation into life-enhancing applications. However, advances in technology also create challenges for the regulatory framework and it is clear that the current frameworks, whilst mostly robust, are fraying at the edges in light of technology such as 3D printed medical implants and Software as a Device (SaaD).


Adjunct Professor Nik Zeps is an experienced Research Director with a demonstrated track record of leadership in clinical trials, biomarker discovery research, medical ethics and regulatory affairs. He was most recently the Research Director of the largest non-profit healthcare chain in Victoria (Epworth Healthcare). Nik is an Adjunct Professor through the Eastern Health Clinical School of Monash University and an Honorary Professorial Fellow within the School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Melbourne.

He is currently a consultant to several organisations including Monash Partners, Movember, the Cancer Council Victoria, the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Queensland Health, Nepean and Blue Mountains LHD, the University of Sydney and Deakin University.

He has held leadership roles in National and International research programs including the NHMRC Research Committee and Australian Health Ethics Committee. In 2017 he was commissioned to co-write the current Australian Clinical Trials Handbook for the TGA and was awarded the NHMRC Ethics Prize in recognition of his contribution to human research ethics in Australia.