Lauren Belisle

Lauren Belisle manages communications for The MedTech Conference.
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A Look at the Future of MedTech Regulation: Recap of Dr. Scott Gottlieb’s Plenary Remarks

Posted by Lauren Belisle on October 11, 2017

As a physician, medical policy expert, and public health advocate, Dr. Scott Gottlieb brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to his new role as Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). During his plenary remarks at The MedTech Conference, Dr. Gottlieb discussed some of the FDA’s recent achievements, its current priorities and potential opportunities for further regulatory innovation.

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Congratulations to Shift Labs, winner of the Global Health Innovator Award!

Posted by Lauren Belisle on September 29, 2017

Every day, innovative medical technologies make a positive difference in the lives of patients worldwide, but serious barriers often keep the world’s most economically challenged populations from ever seeing those technologies or their benefits. That is why The MedTech Conference added a new Innovations in Global Health Program, aimed at identifying ways to accelerate innovation and support the deployment of affordable and appropriate medical technologies in the developing world. As part of that program, TEAMFund and MedTech Innovator teamed up to present the Global Health Innovator Award to an innovative startup addressing global health needs: Shift Labs.


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Social Media Recap: The MedTech Conference Day 3

Posted by Lauren Belisle on September 27, 2017

We hope you enjoyed the last day of The MedTech Conference, and your time in San Jose. Below are some social media highlights from Day 3:

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Social Media Recap: The MedTech Conference Day 2

Posted by Lauren Belisle on September 26, 2017

 The MedTech Conference continued today with inspirational and insightful speeches, and plenty of opportunities to check out some of the newest medical technologies. 

Keep reading for a rundown of some of the day's best moments: 

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Social Media Recap: The MedTech Conference Day 1

Posted by Lauren Belisle on September 25, 2017

The MedTech Conference is officially underway! Day 1 was packed with educational programming, technology demonstrations and networking with peers from across the world.

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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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