Minnesota Quality Conference Keynote Announced

Keynote Speaker Scott ColburnMNASQ is pleased to announce the keynote speaker for the Minnesota Quality Conference to be held on November 13th at Earle Brown Heritage Center.

We are thrilled to welcome Captain Scott A. Colburn to speak about Quality & Risk Management: Connecting Stakeholders in a Fast-Paced World.

Captain Colburn is the Director of the Standards and Conformity Assessment Program at the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). In this role, he is responsible for the Center’s standards recognition and related development activities in ~600 national and international consensus standards committees. In addition, Captain Colburn oversees the programs new Accreditation Scheme for Conformity Assessment [ASCA] pilot program and the Center’s efforts in harmonizing standards within the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF).

Colburn has served in numerous roles as a lead nurse consultant in the area of premarket review and voluntary consensus standards development and implementation for medical devices. Scott is a member to numerous national and international standards organizations and sits on several policy and leadership committees.

Colburn earned his BSN from Marquette University in 1999 where he then received his commission in the US Army. He transferred to the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps in January 2004 where he began his career with the FDA. Since then, Colburn has earned a MS in Biomedical Technology Development and Management from Georgetown University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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