IMDRF 26th Session  |  September 16-20, 2024  |  Seattle, Washington



The IMDRF was established in October 2011 and is a voluntary forum for medical device regulators from different jurisdictions who have agreed to work together to advance international regulatory harmonisation and convergence in the field of medical devices. The IMDRF builds on the strong foundational work of the Global Harmonization Task Force on Medical Devices (GHTF) which was established in 1992 with the United States as one of the founding members.

IMDRF 2024

The International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) 2024 sessions will be held in the United States and hosted by the United States.

The IMDRF Management Committee (MC) invites regulators and professionals from across the IMDRF community to attend the IMDRF MC meetings in Seattle, Washington from September 16 to 20, 2024. We welcome our current members, Regional Harmonization Initiative and affiliate members.  

Seattle is two cities in one—it combines a world-class metropolis within wild, beautiful, natural surroundings. Visitors and Seattleites enjoy Seattle’s lively downtown, great shopping, wonderful restaurants, espresso carts on every corner, and a thriving cultural community full of theatre, music and museums.


The IMDRF Management Committee includes representatives from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom and the United States.

Argentina, Switzerland and The World Health Organization (WHO) are official observers to the IMDRF.

Regional Harmonization Initiatives include APEC LSIF Regulatory Harmonization Steering Committee, Global Harmonization Working Party (GHWP), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), and African Medical Devices Forum (AMDF).

Affiliate Members are agencies from Chile, Cuba, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Montenegro, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Chinese Taipei.