Lauren Belisle

Lauren Belisle manages communications for The MedTech Conference.
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Pioneering UK companies attend the MedTech Conference

Posted by Lauren Belisle on September 21, 2017

A number of leading UK clinicians and pioneering medical companies will be visiting The MedTech Conference in a bid to forge lasting relationships and drive sales for UK products.

The mission, which is supported by the UK Government, aims to strengthen export links between the UK and San Jose and create demand for UK designed healthcare technologies.


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The MedTech Conference Heads to Toronto in 2020

Posted by Lauren Belisle on September 20, 2017

Exciting news from the AdvaMed team! The MedTech Conference will be held in Toronto, Ontario, in 2020 from October 5-7, marking the first time that the conference will be held outside of the U.S.


Thoughts from AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker: 

“Canada is becoming more and more of a medtech power each year,” said Scott Whitaker, president and CEO, AdvaMed. “The Canadian government’s Innovation Agenda and Ontario’s newly established Office of the Chief Health Innovation Strategist sent a strong signal that the country is open for business. We look forward to working with our local partners to showcase Toronto’s booming health technology ecosystem at The MedTech Conference in 2020.”


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Vote for the 2017 MedTech Innovator at The MedTech Conference!

Posted by Lauren Belisle on September 20, 2017

The MedTech Conference and AdvaMed Accel are once again partnering with MedTech Innovator to host the MedTech Innovator Competition Finals, and we need your help to choose the winner! During the Tuesday afternoon plenary session, four finalist companies will present their technologies and compete for $500,000 in prizes and awards, which is where you come in: the competition finals are based on a live audience vote.

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MedTech Innovator just announce their finalists yesterday -- these four companies are developing innovative medical technologies in precision therapeutic dosing, next-generation surgical tools and systems, and in vitro diagnostics:

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Partnering 101: Using MedTech Connect for partnering at The MedTech Conference

Posted by Lauren Belisle on August 18, 2017

MedTech Connect, our partnering system available to all full-access registrants of The MedTech Conference, is live -- and we want to make sure you know how to use it to optimize your experience! If you need a refresher on MedTech Connect, check out our previous blog post: The 101 on MedTech Connect.

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One-on-one partnering meetings at The MedTech Conference take place in the MedTech Connect Zone within our Exhibit Hall. The MedTech Connect Zone is open from 9am to 5:15pm on Tuesday, September 26, and from 8am to 12:30pm on Wednesday, September 27. When you book a meeting, you can base it off of the mutual availablity of the participants as well as the availablity of partnering suites.

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California: a community of medical technology innovation

Posted by Lauren Belisle on August 16, 2017

As of today, we have just 40 days until The MedTech Conference powered by AdvaMed kicks off in San Jose! There is so much to look forward to during our time in Silicon of which is that we will be in a region world-renowned for its entreprenuerial spirit, tech start ups, investor community and more. 

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New addition to the conference: Wednesday afternoon closing reception!

Posted by Lauren Belisle on August 10, 2017

The MedTech Conference has plenty to offer -- from networking to educational sessions, plenary speakers and a bustling exhibit hall. What else does it offer? Receptions! They're the perfect way to unwind with your colleagues and friends, meet other medtech professionals and reflect on your time in San Jose. 

This year, we've added an extra reception to our lineup: a closing reception on Wednesday evening after all programming ends! Given that many of our attendees are coming from the East Coast or other far-flung locales, we know lots of you are staying in Silicon Valley on Wednesday night (rather than flying home that evening like you might in a different location), and we hope this will be a great way to end your conference experience. 

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The 101 on MedTech Connect

Posted by Lauren Belisle on August 2, 2017

When we conducted our post-conference survey after AdvaMed 2016, 67% of respondents noted that networking with peers is one of their primary reasons for attending in the first place.

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The Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium is coming to San Jose!

Posted by Lauren Belisle on July 27, 2017

You may want to arrive early in San Jose if you’re interested in expanding into pediatric devices or learning how to test a pediatric version of your adult medical device. This year, the 5th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium is co-locating with The MedTech Conference and will take place on September 24, 2017 - the day before The MedTech Conference begins.

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The early bird gets the discount

Posted by Lauren Belisle on July 3, 2017

Our team has been working hard to finalize details for The MedTech Conference in San Jose, and we are excited to announce that our interactive conference agenda is live.

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Join in on the first #MedTechInnovator Twitter Chat of 2017

Posted by Lauren Belisle on June 22, 2017

Updated June 29, 2017: Did you miss the chat referenced below? Check out our summary/recap here: #MedTechInnovator Twitter Chat: June 27, 2017.


One of the things we love is using the conference as a connector - when we see people meeting new prospective partners, investors, employers and more, that's what tells us everything we do all year round is worth it! But, The MedTech Conference is only three days long, and there's much more we can do year-round to drive connections throughout the medical technology ecosystem.




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