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Requesting Speakers from CDRH

The following explains the process for requesting speakers from the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) to participate in external meetings, conferences and workshops.

Where to Send Requests:

By Email: CDRHSpeakerLiaison@fda.hhs.gov

By Fax: 301-847-8142

Or Mail to:
FDA/CDRH/OCER
Attn: CDRH Speaker Liaison
10993 New Hampshire Ave, WO66 RM 4321
Silver Spring, MD 20993

Requests for speakers must be submitted at least 120 days in advance from the actual date of the event.

Note: Speaker requests for trade associations and industry-based groups’ events which involve cross-agency invitations to staff from the Office of the Commissioner, other FDA Centers or the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) should be addressed to:

FDA Office of External Relations/Office of the Commissioner
Attn: Kenneth Nolan
10903 New Hampshire, WO32 RM5314
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Email: Kenneth.Nolan@fda.hhs.gov
Fax: 301-595-7932

 

What to Include in Your Request to CDRH:

  • Name, Date, and Location, of the Meeting
  • Name of Organization(s) Sponsoring the Meeting
  • Copy of the Invitation Letter
  • Topic of Speaker’s Presentation and Desired Length of Presentation
  • Targeted Audience and Expected Number of Attendees
  • Organization Contact Information (Name, Phone/Fax Number, Email)
  • Complete Program Agenda with all Invited Speaker(s) and Topic(s) (draft acceptable)
  • Specify Media Coverage (i.e., general media and/or trade press)
  • Other Information Pertinent to the Meeting

 

What Happens After Your Request Has Been Submitted?

The appropriate office(s) within CDRH will be contacted by the CDRH speaker liaison to determine the appropriate speaker. If additional details are needed, the speaker liaison will work with the requesting organization to collect the necessary information that is needed.

Some of the factors which may be used by Center management in considering requests are: timeliness of the topic, availability of staff, geographical location of meeting, targeted audience, expected number of attendees, and availability of funds to cover travel costs (if necessary).

Once a determination has been made, the speaker liaison will provide the official notification of CDRH participation to the requesting organization.