MedtechWomen Announces Fourth Annual Conference
MedtechVision 2014 Will Focus on Medtech in the Digital Age
MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MedtechWomen today announced that registration is now open for MedtechVision 2014, the fourth annual conference designed by and for women on the forefront of medical innovation. The conference will be held September 9, 2014, at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, Calif.
“We’re proud that previous MedtechVision conferences have set a precedent for discussions centered on real-world solutions, and we are looking forward this year to drawing out what is actionable and relevant to our industry as digital health advances.”
“The theme of this year’s conference – medtech in the digital age – reflects our commitment to confronting the most important drivers of change in the industry today,” said Amy Belt Raimundo, co-founder of MedtechWomen and vice president of Covidien Ventures. “At this year’s conference, we’ll explore the ways that digital is transforming medical care for patients, physicians and the industry as a whole – and how medtech can adapt and prosper.”
MedtechVision 2014 will feature keynotes from Lisa Maki, CEO of PokitDok, a website and app that lets consumers shop directly for health care providers in an open marketplace, which she co-founded after a frustrating patient experience following a serious spine injury, and Ilene Klein, MD, FAAFP, Chair, Qualcomm Life Advisory Council and Director of Global Employee Health Services for Qualcomm Incorporated. In addition, the event will host more than 20 distinguished panelists and speakers.
“The digital age poses many new challenges and opportunities for the medtech community,” said Deborah Kilpatrick, Ph.D., MedtechWomen co-founder and chief commercial officer of CardioDx. “We’re proud that previous MedtechVision conferences have set a precedent for discussions centered on real-world solutions, and we are looking forward this year to drawing out what is actionable and relevant to our industry as digital health advances.”
In addition to the two keynote addresses, leaders in the medtech industry will discuss the following topics:
- Transforming & Expanding the Setting of Health Care – How Medtech Can Prosper
- Leveraging Digital to Broaden the Medtech Business Model
- Adapting Medical Technology to a Cost Transparent Future
- Healthcare Consumerism and Patient Data in the Digital Age
Conference panelists include executives from Abbott, App Medicine, athenahealth, Baird Capital, Box, California Healthcare Foundation, Cardinal Health, Claremont Creek Ventures, Covidien, Doctor on Demand, InfoBionic, L.E.K. Consulting, Medtronic, Nevro, Psilos Group and Proteus Digital health.
The lead sponsor for the conference is Covidien, a global health care leader that understands the challenges faced by providers and their patients and works to address them with innovative medical technology solutions and patient care products. Additional sponsors include Edwards Lifesciences, Fish & Richardson, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Venable LLP, BioQuest, Exponent, Essex Woodlands Management, Inc., Lazar Partners Ltd., KFA Search, Silicon Valley Bank and LehmanMillet.
To register for the conference please visit www.medtechwomen.org.
MedtechWomen is a 510(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to highlighting and connecting women leaders in medical devices and diagnostics. The organization was founded in 2010 when a group of women acted on their vision of bringing together sector leaders and policymakers to discuss real-world solutions to the most challenging issues in the medical technology industry today. They enlisted the support of their mentors and a broadening circle of colleagues to bring this vision to reality, resulting in the inaugural MedtechVision conference in 2011.
Founders and organizing members of MedtechWomen are innovators from across the U.S. in varied aspects of the medtech sector including business leaders, financial investors, researchers, physicians and experts in new product commercialization.
For more information please visit www.medtechwomen.org.