Washington State

SOCRA Washington State Chapter Meeting

Topic:          An Introduction to the US FDA Medical Device Program and their Guidance on Research using Medical Devices

Date:    Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Time:            5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Speaker:     Douglas Kieper

                       Swedish Center for Research and Innovation


Douglas Kieper is an experienced healthcare industry professional and clinical research scientist with more than 20 years of experience in academic, commercial and government sectors. For the last 6 years, he has served as the Grant Writer for the Swedish Center for Research and Innovation.

Before joining Swedish, he was Vice President of Science and Technology at Dilon Technologies, a medical device company specializing in molecular breast imaging. He holds multiple patents. His experience includes the development, regulatory approval and market launch of medical devices in several countries; clinical trial design; intellectual property management and proposal strategies for grants, philanthropic gifts and investors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Medical Devices and the FDA 
  • Research using Medical Devices
  • Practical Examples from Real-World Experiences

CEU: SOCRA members may claim up to 1.0 SOCRA CEU for SOCRA recertification.


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Arnold Building - Room M1-A303
1100 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Remote attendance locations are available in Spokane, Bothell, and Yakima, WA. Please include your location preference with your attendance reply. For directions to remote locations please contact:

RSVP: Merle Witter, CCRP - mtwitter@comcast.net

Parking for Fred Hutchinson:       

  • Visitor parking is available in front of the Thomas Building and near the Yale Building on the southwest side of campus.
    • Metered street parking is also available on Eastlake Avenue East, Minor Avenue North, Aloha Street, and Valley Street.

Directions and Fred Hutchinson campus map available at:


      Chapter Co-Chairs:

      Merle Witter, CCRP

      Evonne Lackey, CCRP
      Phone: 206 652 5302