Programming For Every Interest

Posted by The MedTech Conference on July 31, 2018

The dynamic and multifaceted medtech landscape is comprised of several sectors facing different challenges. What every sector has in common, however, is the need to stay up-to-date and current on the latest issues, best practices and solutions in their respective spaces.

The MedTech Conference programming is always noted as one of the biggest attendee highlights. We strive to deliver the most relevant topics and trends for our diverse audience, presented by the industry’s most notable thought leaders and experts. With over 80 sessions and 250+ speakers, however, we won’t deny it can be a little challenging pick out your “must-attend” sessions. We’re taking the guess work out of setting your agenda—we’ve listed a few of our top sessions and indicated the industry sectors they’re most relevant to.  Preview our selections below, then check out the full agenda here.

CMS Town Hall
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a CMS Town Hall session again at The MedTech Conference, featuring representatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Senior CMS leaders will participate in an open Q&A session covering developments pertaining to medical technologies including Medicare coverage, new payment models and patient access to new technologies.

CDRH Town Hall
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Join us for an exclusive peek into FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) during our Wednesday afternoon CDRH Town Hall. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with Dr. Jeffrey Shuren and other senior office leaders from CDRH.

FDA and Industry Outside the Regulatory Box
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Good Manufacturing Practices: Quality and Compliance, Regulatory, Digital Health
This session highlights innovative FDA programs, examines how they might progress from pilots to permanent initiatives and how FDA will develop new approaches to support innovation and good quality practice.

Implementation of the New European Medical Technology Regulations: Is Anyone Ready?
Monday, September 24, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Diagnostics, Global/International, Regulatory
An expert panel, with representatives from government, consultants and industry, will provide the information you need to answer your most pressing EU MDR questions and deal more effectively with this complex landscape.

Is Trump Trade Policy Shaking Up or Breaking Up the Global Trading System?
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Executive/Management, Global/International
Three trade experts and a moderator provide a foundation to understand the current international trading system and address the panel’s title from various perspectives.

Innovation from Main Street to Wall Street
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Business Development, Early/Emerging Company Issues, Investment/Finance
A seasoned investment analyst will moderate this panel of investors and industry leaders, examining the performance of medtech markets and the path to exit for early and growth stage companies, with a particular emphasis on the importance of clinical value and innovation.

Asymmetric Strategies for Capital Formation
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10:10 AM - 10:50 AM
Business Development, Early/Emerging Company Issues, Investment/Finance, Global/International
Small company CEOs share their experiences in raising capital outside the traditional angel and VC sources, including reverse mergers, pre-revenue IPOs, overseas capital and crossover or non-VC investors, such as hedge funds and family offices.

MedTech Industry Challenges: Defending Against Products Liability Litigation
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Legal, Good Manufacturing Practices: Quality and Compliance, Health Care Compliance/Global Compliance
From late night attorney advertising targeting specific medical devices, to clandestine third-party litigation funding, to prejudicial evidentiary decisions and court procedures, this panel will address some of the hot topics in medical device products liability litigation and how the industry can address these challenges.


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