IMDRF is the International Medical Device Regulators Forum. It has been established in 2011 as a forum to discuss future directions in medical device regulatory harmonization. It is a voluntary group of medical device regulators from around the world who have come together to build on the strong foundational work of the Global Harmonization Task Force on Medical Devices (GHTF), and to accelerate international medical device regulatory harmonization and convergence.
The IMDRF is composed, amongst others, of a Management Committee that provides guidance on strategies, policies, directions, membership and activities of the Forum. It oversees working groups, which draw upon expertise from various stakeholder groups such as industry, academia, healthcare professionals, consumers and patient groups.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the APEC LSIF Regulatory Harmonization Steering Committee are To reach its goals, the IMDRF comprises current members for its chair and secretariat, such as: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Japan, Russia and the United-States; they rotate annually.Official Observers. The Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) are IMDRF Affiliate Organizations.