On 9 October 2018, the Commission published a call for applications for the selection of observers to the subgroups of the Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) in the Register of Commission Expert Groups. The application deadline is 15 November 2018.
The MDCG is an expert group established by Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on medical devices and Regulation (EU) 2017/746 on in vitro diagnostic medical devices. The MDCG provides advice and assists the Commission and EU countries in implementation of both Regulations.
Its members are experts representing competent authorities of the EU countries. Organisations representing the interests of the medical device industry, other economic operators, healthcare professionals, conformity assessment bodies, hospitals, laboratories, patients and consumers at Union level may be given an observer status in the MDCG and/or a working group either by a direct invitation by the Chair, or following the present call for applications, as appropriate.