Held in Geneva, 26-27 February 2004 the workshop is organized by the World Standards Cooperation (WSC), the entity created by ISO, IEC and ITU-T in order to strengthen and advance the voluntary consensus-based international standards system, and held under the patronage of the World Health Organization (WHO), and in partnership with four organizations having relevant interests in the medical technologies field:
- GHTF, the Global Harmonization Task Force
- AAMI (USA), Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
- Eucomed, the European Medical Technology Industry Association
- JFMDA, the Japan Federation of Medical Devices Associations
The WHO and the other four partner organizations are cooperating with the WSC on the definition of the structure and content of the programme, through the participation of experts and speakers and on the follow-up to the workshop.