DITTA's Involvement in the 13th IMDRF meeting under the leadership of the China Food and Drug Administration

19-22 March 2018, Shanghai, China


IMDRF's Management Committee (MC) meetings of March (Shanghai) and September (Beijing) were chaired by the China Food and Drug Administration. More information is available Opens external link in new windowhere.


DITTA took part in the OPEN STAKEHOLDERS session and delivered a presentation. It is available Initiates file downloadhere.


DITTA Workshop on Cybersecurity


Monday 19 March 2018


DATE: Monday, 19 March 2018
TIME: 08:30-12:35
LOCATION: : Hyatt on the Bund, 199 Huangpu Rd, Hongkou Qu, Shanghai Shi, China Grand Ballroom I


The full agenda of the event is available Initiates file downloadhere.


Presentations are under Related Documents.



  • Opening Session - Welcome and introductory remarks: Host Organizations 
  • Patrick Hope – Chair, DITTA 
  • Yuan Lin – Chair, IMDRF, and Director General, Department of International Cooperation, CFDA 
  • Part 1: Regulations – status in IMDRF jurisdictions 
  • Part 2: International standards on cybersecurity 
  • Coffee Break 
  • Part 3: What healthcare providers are doing on cybersecurity
  • What are healthcare providers’ views on cybersecurity?
  • Conclusion & Wrap-Up by DITTA Chair 

The workshop was conducted in English and Chinese, with simultaneous translation.


Objective: Cybersecurity is a high priority for physicians, hospitals, and manufacturers of all internet-connected devices, and even more so when patient safety and health information is at stake. DITTA continues to be pro-active and lead efforts to strengthen cybersecurity for medical technologies. Because cybersecurity is not only the responsibility of industry but goes beyond, collaboration between regulators, healthcare providers and industry is required to safeguard the patients' protected health information and their physical safety.


The agenda of all IMDRF past meetings is available Opens external link in new windowhere