About trainings

The objective of MPP is to support synergies between the pharma, medtech, and tech industries by establishing a forum to exchange knowledge and collaborate in the areas of technology and regulatory policy, while building stakeholder consensus to promote product development and innovation.

To this aim,  MPP dispenses accredited trainings throughout the year in addition to its annual meeting.

Target audience: Professionals and individuals in the pharma, medtech and tech sectors.

Topics: The topics are varied, but broadly cover industry, regulatory and technical developments.

Course leaders: All trainings are given by topic experts.

SwAPP accreditation: Training courses organized by MPP are accredited by the Swiss Association of Pharmaceutical Professionals (SwAPP). Participants in the training courses can receive SwAPP credits.

Upcoming webinar

In einem Meeting

28 April 2022, 4:00-5:00 pm CEST

Early lessons on the developing regulatory framework for digital health and outlook on AI


Shayesteh Fürst-Ladani, MPP

SFL Senior Vice President and MPP President

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Anna Hallersten

Head Regulatory Policy Europe, Roche Diagnostics International

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Abtin Rad

Global Director Functional Safety, Software and Digitalization, TÜV SÜD

Past training courses & webinars

In einem Meeting

24 June 2021, 2:00-5:00 pm CEST

Development and regulatory considerations for connected combined products


Shayesteh Fürst-Ladani, MPP

SFL CEO and MPP President

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Oliver Shergold, Novartis

Head of Ecosystem Operations

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Tomaso Scherini, Philips Engineering Solutions

Business Partner

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Abtin Rad, TÜV SÜD

Global Director Functional Safety

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Christiana Hofmann, TÜV SÜD

Regional Manager Focus Topics Article 117 & Annex XVI MDR

In einem Meeting

26 May 2021, 1:00-3:45 pm CEST

Introduction to clinical evaluation under the MDR


Shayesteh Fürst-Ladani

SFL CEO and MPP President


Marta Swierczynska, SFL

Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs


Patricia McHugh Giordano, MSD

Executive Director, Medical Safety Lead for Devices and Product Quality


Joshua Samuels, Johnson & Johnson

Director of Clinical Evaluations


Alice Genevet, SFL

Senior Manager Medical Affairs & Regulatory Affairs


Ulrich Nitsche, TÜV-SÜD

Clinical Reviewer

In einem Meeting

27 April 2021, 3:00-4:00 pm CEST /

2:00-3:00 pm GMT

Joint webinar MPP / UK Department for International Trade in Switzerland


Shayesteh Fürst-Ladani

SFL CEO and MPP President

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Helen Stubbs, UK Department for International Trade in Switzerland

Senior Inward Investment Officer

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Neil Ebenezer, UK Department for International Trade

Medtech Senior Specialist Advisor


Alex Mclaughlin, UK Office for Life Sciences (OLS)

Head of International Trade and Medical Device Regulation

In einem Meeting

16 February 2021

Virtual Training Course

Introduction to the EU MDR art. 117 and single integral drug/device combination products


Shayesteh Fürst-Ladani

SFL CEO and MPP President


Stephan Affolter, Ypsomed

Regulatory and Quality Intelligence Manager


Christiana Hofmann, TÜV-SÜD

Teamlead Non Active Medical Devices / Article 117 MDR


Mike Wallenstein, Novartis

Global Head MDR Implementation & DD&C Compliance