MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MedtechWomen today announced speakers for the sixth annual MedtechVision conference, which will focus on global medtech. The sold-out conference will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, Calif.
“Medtech has a significant opportunity to advance care in our increasingly globalized world,” said Amy Belt Raimundo, co-founder of MedtechWomen and chief business officer of Evidation Health. “We are excited for industry leaders and global health experts at MedtechVision 2016 to discuss opportunities and ideas for innovators in the medtech industry to grow and expand their impact.”
MedtechVision 2016 will feature keynotes from Regina Holliday, patient rights arts advocate and founder of the Walking Gallery and the Medical Advocacy Mural Project, and Jane Coyne, director of Tuberculosis Programs, Office of the United Nations Special Envoy on Tuberculosis, UCSF, and former program manager of MSF/Doctors Without Borders. In addition, the event will host more than a dozen distinguished panelists and speakers.
“The medtech sector now experiences innovation, product evolution, and commercialization on a global stage as never before,” said Deborah Kilpatrick, Ph.D., MedtechWomen co-founder and CEO of Evidation Health. “We look forward to exchanging these collective insights among speakers, panelists and attendees alike at MedtechVision 2016.”
Conference panelists and moderators include executives from Medtronic, Edwards Lifesciences, Stryker, Sisu Global Health, Bard, Lightstone Ventures, the Heart to Heart International Children’s Medical Alliance, Abbott, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Life Sciences Angel Network, Endologix, InvAscent, Kalms & Partner Consulting, CellMax Life, Mitralign, Azimuth Ventures, Navigant, Gilde Healthcare, and Quorum Consulting.
Panelists will discuss the following topics:
- Driving Innovation to Meet Global Needs
- International Commercialization & Creative Models for Execution
- Global Payment Models – Where to Start
- Thinking Globally: New Opportunities for Funding and Markets
In addition, the conference will feature an executive interview with Erica Rogers, president and CEO of Silk Road Medical.
The Diamond sponsor for the conference is Medtronic, the global leader in medical technology—alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. The Sapphire sponsor is Edwards Lifesciences. Additional sponsors include Abbott, Fish & Richardson, Stryker, WCG, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Venable LLP, AdvaMed Advanced Medical Technology Association, BioQuest, Lazar Partners Ltd., Sprig Consulting, and Silicon Valley Bank.
MedtechWomen is a 510(c)(3) educational 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.