Upstate Medical University

FDA Presents-2023 Free Virtual Annual Conference: Regulatory Education for Industry (REdI)

Date: June 5 - 9, 2023

Time: 8:40 AM - 4:30 PM ET

To Register: Regulatory Education for Industry (REdI) Annual Conference 2023 - 06/05/2023 | FDA

Drugs, Devices, and Biologics

Learn directly from the FDA’s regulatory experts in medical product centers: drugs, devices, and biologics. This course is designed to provide participants with a strong, basic foundation in the FDA’s regulatory requirements, and also create awareness of current activities.


Federal law authorizes the FDA to collect user fees which help the FDA fulfill its mission of promoting and protecting the public health. Most major user fee programs run in five-year cycles, and the past year saw the launch of the current cycle for CDER, CBER, and CDRH. This session will take a closer look at the impact of user fee legislation, how the FDA advances programs through user fees support, and highlights of some of the exciting new efforts planned during this user fee cycle.


The drugs track will continue its focus on PDUFA VII commitments. Subject matter experts will provide cutting edge insights and perspectives on how several of these goals and initiatives are being implemented. Agenda topics will provide practical information and advances in bioinformatics (eCTD v4.0; ESG; data standards); digital health technologies, real-world evidence (RWE) & pilot programs.

Topics Include

  • New Meeting Types, including What's New Under PDUFA, BsUFA, and OMUFA
  • PDUFA VII Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) Assessment Updates
  • Use-Related Risk Analysis (URRA) and Human Factor (HF) Protocol Reviews: What to Submit for an Efficient Review

Intended Audience

  • Regulatory affairs and other professionals working on the development and preparation of new drug submissions, drug safety and IT
  • Sponsors, applicant holders, manufacturers, clinical researchers and regulatory affairs professionals wishing to gain insight on INDs, NDAs and BLAs
  • Industry professionals at all levels of expertise


The devices track will provide an overview and highlights of how to get a new medical device to market. It will also discuss some best practices for ensuring that medical devices maintain their quality and continue to be safe and effective once on the market; and offer technical topic updates on biocompatibility, artificial intelligence, and radiological health.

Topics Include

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; FDA Medical Device Inspections & Form FDA 483
  • Premarket Notification [510(k)] Program; Quality System Principles
  • Tips and Best Practices for High-Quality Regulatory Submissions

Intended Audience

  • A new regulatory affairs specialist wanting to learn some basics and best practices for getting started with FDA’s regulation of medical devices.
  • A researcher of a medical device seeking to learn about the valid scientific evidence requirements needed to support new medical device regulatory submissions.
  • An establishment seeking to understand their regulatory responsibilities for handling complaints about their medical devices.


The biologics track will focus on the developmental and regulatory topics relevant to advanced therapies, including cellular and gene therapies, tissue-engineered and other biological products. The speakers will present updates on programmatic enhancements mandated by PDUFA-VII, including new regulatory programs, stakeholder communications and much more.

Topics Include

  • IND readiness: contents of preclinical and clinical parts; Expanded Access INDs
  • Product development challenges and Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) Developmental Readiness Pilot program
  • Estimand and Complex Innovative Design (CID) Program in application to CBER biologics

Intended Audience

  • Biotechnology product manufacturers, academic sponsors, and other stakeholders working on the development of advanced therapies
  • Regulatory affairs and other professionals working with submissions of INDs and BLAs to the Office of Therapeutic Products (OTP) in the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
  • Industry and consulting professionals working with advanced therapies, cell- or tissue-based products, and devices used with biological products