The use of new medical devices: "first do no harm"

The iBRA study demonstrated that a variety of different types of mesh and implants are used in breast reconstruction. Many of these are new products with little long term outcome data. The recent Cumberlege report highlighted a lack of oversight when new medical devices are introduced. This webinar will discuss the Cumberlege report, the importance of informed consent and the need for a robust database/ research network for assessing new medical devices. Please join us on 3 November 2020 at 7:00 pm.

Start Date: 03/11/2020

End Date: 03/11/2020

Duration: 1 hour

This webinar will be interactive with participants being able to ask questions of the speakers. 

 ABS would like to thank the following companies for their support of the webinar series: 





Chair: Mr Ashu Gandhi, University Hospital of South Manchester


  • Summary of Cumberlege report

          Miss Sarah Downey, James Paget Healthcare NHS Trust

  • Montgomery and consent

           Mr Jim Duffy, Barrister, 1 Crown Office Row, London

  • iBRA-net, mechanism to safely introduce new devices and techniques

          Professor Chris Holcombe, The Royal Liverpool University Hospitals

Panel discussion

Summing up and conclusions






Questions and discussions

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The deadline for registrations is 3rd November at 12 noon.  If you are an ABS member please include your membership number when filling the registration form.

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