RAPS Vancouver Chapter: An Update from Health Canada’s Medical Devices Bureau

The RAPS Vancouver Chapter invites you to come engage with colleagues from the local, national and international regulatory communities for an interactive session on new developments in the medical devices program at Health Canada. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear directly from Kimby Barton, interim director of the Medical Devices Bureau (MDB).

Health Canada is a member of the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) and Chair for 2017. Kimby Barton and Nancy Shadeed from Health Canada will be hosting IMDRF's Management Committee meetings in Vancouver 14-16 March. Both have agreed to engage with the Vancouver regulatory community to answer questions about Health Canada’s Medical Devices Bureau and the IMDRF in general. Additionally, Paul Brooks, new executive director of RAPS and a veteran in medical device regulatory affairs with the British Standards Institution (BSI) will also participate in the discussions.

 Dinner will be provided and a cash bar will be available. Attendees may claim two RAC recertification credits. The dress code calls for business casual.

  • At a Glance
  • Agenda
  • Speakers/Faculty
  • Registration Info
  • Cancellation

At a Glance


Thursday, 16 March 2017 (5:30–7:30 pm PDT) 


Terminal City Club
837 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1B6

Directions are available online or by calling +1 604 488 8621.

RAC Credits:

2 RAC recertification credits upon completion of the program.

Registration Fees:

Prior to 9 March
RAPS Members: $55          
List: $70 

On or after 9 March
RAPS Members: $65         
List: $80  


Thursday, 16 March 2017

5:30–6:00 pm             Registration Check-in, Networking and Dinner

6:00–7:30 pm             Speaker Presentations and Q/A Session


Kimby Barton, interim director, Medical Devices Bureau, Health Canada
Nancy Shadeed, special adviser, International Programs, Health Canada

Registration Info

Prior to 9 March
RAPS Members: $55          
List: $70

On or after 9 March
RAPS Members: $65          
List: $80

>> Registration Online

>> Registration Form (PDF) – for registration by mail or fax.

Other Information

RAPS reserves the right to cancel this program at its sole discretion. RAPS will not be responsible for travel or other costs incurred due to cancellation.

Questions? Contact RAPS Solutions Center at +1 301 770 2920, ext. 200, or email raps@raps.org to learn about the special student registration rate. 

Program Contacts

Wesley Carr, senior program manager, chapter and volunteer relations, RAPS  
Dinar Suleman, RAC, RAPS Vancouver Chapter 
Jen Cabralda, RAC, RAPS Vancouver Chapter


RAPS is not able to accept cancellations by phone. All requests for cancellation must be received in writing or by calling customer service. Supporting documentation is required and must be received by the deadline specified. Chapter events with registration fees less than $100 will not be refunded. For events that exceed this amount a 20% cancellation fees will be assessed.

Please send your cancellation information, with documentation, specifying the name of the person registered, customer (or member) number and event title via email, to raps@raps.org

Substitutions may be accepted with written approval from RAPS.