2017 Annual Malcolm Carlisle Memorial Lecture

01 June 2017
17:30 PM - 21:00 PM

Malcolm Carlisle OBE (1947- 2011) will be remembered by many in the medical devices and related industries as having made an exceptional contribution to the legal and regulatory agenda over many years. To commemorate Malcolm's life and work ABHI, MedTech Europe (formerly Eucomed) and the European Justice Forum (EJF) launched a series of annual lectures in 2013. The fourth Lecture in the series will continue to be of strategic relevance for the future of regulation.

Our speaker this year will be Professor Christopher Hodges, Professor of Justice Systems at Oxford University and Fellow of Wolfson College, who has profoundly influenced government thinking on regulation and enforcement. This is clearly demonstrated in the Cabinet Office’s policy paper on Regulatory Futures published in January 2017 which outlines a new approach to regulation and offers businesses who grasp the opportunity a more productive relationship with regulators. 

Professor Hodges will address fundamental and significant changes which are due to take place in the next few years concerning the way in which all aspects of regulation are enforced across industry and society at large. He will explain how the application of regulation must become more cooperative between regulator and regulated. He will also explain how government as part of this trend will seek to recover the cost of regulation in fees, and how business can both minimise its costs and benefit from the new regime. He will outline a possible role for Industry Associations in supporting an essential element of the new approach of 'self-assurance in regulation'. 

If you are concerned about industry's relationship with government you should not miss this thought-provoking lecture which will be the first public presentation of these groundbreaking ideas on the future of regulatory practice in relation to the medical technology sector. 

Register here to attend.