IMDRF 2023

23rd session

27-28 March 2023 | Brussels, Belgium

Donal B. O'Connor

Clinical Manager for Medical Devices, Health Products Regulatory Authority

Dr Donal B O’Connor is the Clinical Manager for Medical Devices at the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA -the Irish agency for medical device and medicines Regulation) and is an alternate member of the Clinical Investigation and Evaluation Working Group of the European Commission. Prior to this, Donal regulated medicines and vaccines with the HPRA and European Medicines Agency (EMA) as a senior medical officer. This included supervising the HPRA delegation to the EMA’s Pharmacovigilance and Risk Assessment Committee and assessing post marketing plans incorporating RWE-based studies.

Before working in regulation he trained as a General Surgeon and is a fellow of the European Board of Surgery.

Donal remains active in surgical education and research as an adjunct lecturer with Trinity College Dublin and has co-authored over 60 publications.