WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — More than 1,700
medical device and diagnostics leaders from more than 360 companies
– representing 24 countries and 33 states – attended
the fourth annual industry gathering, AdvaMed 2010: The MedTech
Conference this week in Washington, D.C.
CEOs, business executives and investors came together to gain
insights into industry trends, discuss public policy and share best
practices. Attendees heard from the very leaders shaping
critical policy decisions including FDA Commissioner Margaret
Hamburg, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator
Donald Berwick, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and Rep. Erik
Paulsen (R-MN). The keynote address was provided by noted TV
news anchor and cancer research advocate, Katie Couric, who spoke
about the importance of medical technology in her own family’s
experience with colorectal and pancreatic cancers.
“We are pleased the conference has steadily grown, seeing a 17
percent increase in attendance from last year. This growth is
a reflection of the diversity seen in the types of panels and
speakers as well as the opportunities to connect with leaders in
our industry, at companies large and small,” said James V. Mazzo,
president of Abbott Medical Optics and board chairman of AdvaMed.
During the conference more than 782 one-on-one busines